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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 20 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One employee and one student have tested positive
  • Anna Conlan appointed new Director of The Dorsky Museum
  • Campus community mourns deaths of Joe Paparone, longtime professor of theatre arts, and Patricia King '60, former Alumni Council member
  • Inauguration programs from the Center for Student Engagement
  • From WAMC: The President's Microphone, by Lecturer Brett Barry
  • Assistant Professor of Art creates 12-foot-long tiger at the HVAMC
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: New album from Department of Music faculty out this week
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 20 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One employee and one student have tested positive

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Students: Get tested for COVID-19 this week
SUNY requires students to produce a negative test taken immediately before or after their first day on campus this spring; Faculty and staff can get an on-campus test, too

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Those who volunteer at testing sites are eligible to schedule vaccine appointments per the state’s Phased Distribution Plan, though vaccine supplies remain limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks

 

News of the day

Anna Conlan appointed new Director of The Dorsky Museum
Conlan brings nearly two decades of art museum experience to new role

Campus community mourns death of Joe Paparone, former professor of theatre arts for more than four decades
Facebook tributes pour in for Paparone, who helped build the Department of Theatre Arts into what it is today

Campus community mourns death of Patricia King '60, former Alumni Council and Alumni Association Board member
King was a lifelong educator and 2018 recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Service award

Inauguration programs from the Center for Student Engagement
Join today and tomorrow for a Discord watch party, recap discussion and some lighthearted BINGO fun

From WAMC: The President's Microphone, by Lecturer Brett Barry
A radio short on the mic that has been used at inaugurations for more than 50 years

 
 
Aaron Nelson on Instagram
Assistant Professor of Art Aaron Nelson designed and 3D printed 639 unique pieces for the 12-foot-long “Connector Series #2 — Tiger,” which will be featured in the forthcoming Dorsky Museum faculty exhibition “Collective Consciousness.”
Nelson generated each unique connecting piece using the computer-aided design programming language Grasshopper, printed them on campus in the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center and connected them by hand using hundreds of poplar dowels. The project took about six weeks to design, print and assemble.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Complete the updated daily screening at my.newpaltz.edu prior to coming to campus for the first time this spring
Screeing is also required for students and employees every day you intend to be on campus

Spring 2021 academic calendar
Information about registration, exams, deadlines and more

Spring 2021 holiday calendar
Plan ahead for scheduled office closures

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for the semester

Athletics & Wellness Center is open now for student use only
As during the fall semester, registration will be required to use the facility

Register now to join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration on Feb. 5
Future New Paltz alumni: Join for a chance to ask questions about graduation, and enter a raffle for NP swag!

Call for proposals: SUNY Student Success Summit, April 22 & 23
Present at a virtual, system-wide conference on equity and inclusive excellence
Proposal deadline extended to Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Doses, Positivity Rates Declining
Latest Hudson Valley stats show some good news, but vaccine supply remains limited
Ossining-Croton-on-Hudson Patch, 1/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
Susie Ibarra on Instagram
Susie Ibarra's "Talking Gong," a new album of original compositions for percussion, piano and flute, is out this Friday, Jan. 22, from New Focus Recordings, in digital and limited vinyl formats.
The project has been years in the making for Ibarra, a widely heralded jazz and experimental percussionist, who debuted "Talking Gong" on campus in February 2018 alongside Assistant Professor Alex Peh and former McArther Genius Grant recipient Claire Chase. Ibarra has sinced joined the Department of Music as an adjunct professor. Follow @susie.ibarra for more, including details about upcoming live-streamed performances celebrating the new album.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 19 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students and two employees have tested positive
  • Reminders about testing and screening for the first week of the semester
  • Protect New Paltz for a safe, successful spring semester: A message from President Christian and Vice President Blaisdell
  • SUNY Chancellor Malatras's statement for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Our campus observance will take place on Jan. 25
  • Athletics & Wellness Center reopens today for student use only
  • Call for proposals: SUNY Student Success Summit, April 22 & 23
  • The campus sculpture dedicated in Dr. King's memory
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: UPD honors late Officer Gary Pietropaolo
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 19 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two students and two employees have tested positive since our last report on Jan. 15

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Reminder: Complete the updated daily screening at my.newpaltz.edu prior to coming to campus for the first time this spring
Screening is also required for students and employees every day you plan to be on campus

Students: Get tested for COVID-19 this week
SUNY requires students to produce a negative test taken immediately before or after their first day on campus this spring; Faculty and staff can get an on-campus test too

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Those who volunteer at testing sites are eligible to schedule vaccine appointments per the state’s Phased Distribution Plan, though vaccine supplies remain limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks

 

News of the day

Protect New Paltz for a safe, successful spring semester
A message to students from President Christian and Vice President Blaisdell

SUNY Chancellor Malatras's statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“It is on us, in higher education, to embody the principles of equality and justice that we hope to achieve in this country”

Reminder: Our campus observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will take place on Jan. 25
Faculty are asked to permit students who provide advance notice of their intended absence to make up missed assignments without penalty

Athletics & Wellness Center reopens today for student use only
As during the fall semester, registration will be required to use the facility

Call for proposals: SUNY Student Success Summit, April 22 & 23
Present at a virtual, system-wide conference on equity and inclusive excellence
Proposal deadline extended to Feb. 1

 
 
Stone Art
Cliffside,” mounted on outer wall of the Humanities building, was originally dedicated in honor of Dr. King, and bears a quote from his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. The sculpture was installed in 1970 and created by Professor Emeritus Manny Bromberg, who returned to campus for a rededication ceremony in 2016, at the age of 99.
 

Events, resources and reminders

In-person college instructors now included in Phase 1b of New York’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Eligible members of our community may now schedule appointments, though availability is subject to limited federal supply

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Register now to join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration on Feb. 5
Future New Paltz alumni: Join for a chance to ask questions about graduation, and enter a raffle for NP swag!

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

 

The latest from media

Ulster County hopes for new vaccine shipment Wednesday
Inoculation appointments in Dutchess County booked "almost immediately"
Daily Freeman, 1/18/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz UPD on Instagram
A new Adopt-a-Highway sign honors the late Gary Pietropaolo, a valued member of the University Police Department who served five years with UPD before his tragic death in 2018. UPD adopted the portion of Rt. 32 South that extends from the main entrance of the College to the front entrance of the UPD station, and dedicated it in Officer Pietropaolo's memory.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 15 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19
  • On-campus COVID-19 Testing Schedule: Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
  • State of the State 2021: Governor Cuomo outlines 2021 agenda
  • Get a free COVID-19 test on campus today 
  • College to return to core operating hours effective Tuesday, Jan. 19 
  • Register now to join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration on Feb. 5
  • Stonesthrow Review moves online amid remote learning transition
  • Pre-pandemic photography: Cultural Appreciation Day
  • FAQ of the day: What are the Mind, Body, Spirit days? 
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Journalism alumnus honored by Bardavon 1869 Opera House
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 15 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19

On-campus COVID-19 Testing Schedule: Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to be tested

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

 

News of the day

State of the State 2021: Governor Cuomo outlines 2021 agenda
A suite of initiatives to begin reopening New York and invest billions into infrastructure improvements

Students and employees can get a free COVID-19 test on campus TODAY
You must make an appointment in order to take advantage of this opportunity

Register now to join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration on Feb. 5
Future New Paltz alumni: Join for a chance to ask questions about graduation, and enter a raffle for NP swag!

Stonesthrow Review moves online amid remote learning transition
Catch up on some of the best writing from English and Creative Writing students

 
 
EOP
For this pre-pandemic photo throwback, we're remembering Nov. 12, 2017, when students from the College's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) celebrated Cultural Appreciation Day with games, food and conversation.
Since the inception of EOP, more than 40,000 SUNY students have received degrees. 
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

What are the "Mind, Body, Spirit" days? 
SUNY has mandated that spring break be canceled on all SUNY campuses, and that any days off during the semester must fall on midweek days, as part of the system-wide effort to discourage unnecessary travel during the pandemic.
To provide students with five days off from classes that they would have received during spring break, New Paltz will end the semester two days earlier and has scheduled three individual “Mind, Body, Spirit” days that will be distributed as follows:
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23
  • Wednesday, March 24
  • Thursday, April 15
There will be no classes of any modality on these dates.
The Mind, Body, Spirit days are intended to allow students to rest and recharge for the remainder of the semester. For that reason, the College is encouraging faculty to plan test and assignment due dates so they do not fall immediately after the Mind, Body, Spirit days, to reduce pressure on students to spend these days working or studying.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

In-person college instructors now included in Phase 1b of New York’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Eligible members of our community may now schedule appointments, though availability is subject to limited federal supply

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete the proposal form by Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

Community mourns Hudson Valley repair cafe founder John Wackman
Wackman was widely known in the region as a pioneer of the Repair Café movement
Daily Freeman, 1/13/21

 

From Our Community

 
The Bardavon celebrates alumnus
SUNY New Paltz alumnus John Barry ’93 (Journalism) was recently celebrated on the marquee of the Bardavon 1863 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, New York, for his 20 years of service to the Hudson Valley community. Barry has reported for the Poughkeepsie Journal since 2002, and spent many of those years writing about the local music scene. He left the Journal in December 2020. Read some of Barry's recent work online.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 14 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new reports as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Eight helpful reminders from Information Technology Services ahead of spring 2021
  • “Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop” opens Feb. 6 at The Dorsky Museum
  • Remembering Don Roper, the Hawks' most avid supporter
  • Institute for Disaster Mental Health featured in Scientific American magazine
  • From the Oracle: Athletes reflect on the lost fall 2020 season
  • Education and dialogue on the violence at the U.S. Capitol, today at 6 p.m.
  • FAQ of the day: What are the consequences for non-compliance with these new screening, testing and quarantine requirements before the spring 2021 semester? 
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Join the Orange and Blue Network
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 14 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new reports as of 4 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 13.

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

 

News of the day

Eight helpful reminders from ITS ahead of spring 2021
Resources and links to help faculty and staff get ready for the semester

“Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop” opens Feb. 6 at The Dorsky Museum
Exhibition explores Goodell’s work over the last 30 years, examining an artist who is constantly challenging and reinventing her practice

Remembering Don Roper, the Hawks' most avid supporter
A look at the lifelong contributions of the former history professor and women's hoops fan

From Scientific American: "A Step to Ease the Pandemic Mental Health Crisis"
Institute for Disaster Mental Health featured in magazine's February issue

From the Oracle: Athletes reflect on the lost fall 2020 season
Teams and individuals made the most of hard times, drilling technical skills and finding new ways to enjoy their sport

 
 
Education and dialogue on violence
SUNY New Paltz is pleased to welcome Brian Jones, Ph.D., to lead a conversation with our campus community about last week’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The goals of this conversation will be to help make sense of the events of Jan. 6 in an educational context, and to pave the way for further action and discussion toward our institutional commitment to become an anti-racist campus. 
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

What are the consequences for non-compliance with screening, testing and quarantine requirements? 
Students will have their card access terminated, and residential students will not be permitted to move into their on-campus residences if they do not complete these new requirements. Specifically: 
  • Students who do not complete the 14-day pre-screening and related attestation prior to arriving on campus for spring 2021 will have card access terminated
  • Students who do not complete the seven-day quarantine and related attestation prior to arriving on campus for spring 2021 will have card access terminated
  • Students who do not produce a negative COVID-19 test within three days prior or five days after their arrival to campus for spring 2021 will have card access terminated
More information for students and families about spring 2021 can be found in our comprehensive What Students Should Know guide online.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete the proposal form by Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

COVID vaccine demand exceeds supply in Ulster County
Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center death toll rises to 13
Daily Freeman, 1/13/21

 

From Our Community

 
Orange and Blue Network
Connect with SUNY New Paltz alumni, faculty and staff online through the College's Orange and Blue Network. Members can become a mentor or find a mentor, search and share job opportunities and keep up to date on alumni news and events. Register today! 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 13 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Governor Cuomo announces plans to activate and deploy New York National Guard members 
  • Education and dialogue on the violence at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. 
  • Tammy Kim is the 2021 Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism
  • College mourns passing of Jozef Gembarovic
  • Sign up for a virtual financial counseling session with TIAA
  • Biochemistry alumna at the heart of an industry-wide race to end the worldwide pandemic
  • FAQ of the day: Are there new expectations for faculty teaching remotely this spring?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Get help from the Career Resource Center 
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 13 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 4 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

 

News of the day

Governor Cuomo announces plans to activate and deploy New York National Guard members
Order may affect military-affiliated students in our campus community  

Education and dialogue on the violence at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
College will welcome Brian Jones, Ph.D., to lead a conversation with our community

College mourns passing of Jozef Gembarovic
Former adjunct lecturer in Physics & Astronomy remembered by campus community 

Sign up for a virtual financial counseling session with TIAA
Access virtual counseling by phone or on any device, and get advice and education about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy

Faculty: Have questions about your Annual Report? Get help at the FDC, today from 2-5 p.m.
Email to sign up, then come by College Hall 133 for snacks, tea & coffee
Masks on, window open, four distanced attendees at a time, max

 
 
We Not Me - New Paltz Magazine
Joining the race for a vaccine 
Just two years removed from her time as a student at SUNY New Paltz, Britanny Grandville ’18 (Biochemistry) finds herself at the heart of an industry-wide race to end the worldwide pandemic.
As a sample management coordinator at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, New York, the alumna is among the company's employees committed to finding an effective therapeutic for COVID-19.
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

Are there new expectations for faculty teaching remotely this spring?
Yes, all faculty who are teaching a remote or hybrid course in spring 2021 are expected to conduct a self-review of their remote courses using the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric.
New Paltz faculty should rely on the streamlined local version of the OSCQR rubric, which can be found at this link.
The OSCQR self-review is designed to help faculty update and improve their courses if needed to meet best practices and to identify any areas where they may need to reach out for additional support.
Additionally, any faculty who are teaching fully asynchronous courses and have not been previously certified to teach online are required to turn in their OSCQR review to their Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean (as determined by their school/college) so that they can get additional support for any assistance needed.
If course remediation is needed, the self-evaluation may be additionally submitted to the instructional design team so they can tailor their support. Your chairs will be provided a spreadsheet of previously certified faculty to assist in the event there are any questions.
More information about the self-review process can be found in Interim Provost Barbara Lyman’s initial announcement (dated Dec. 4, 2020) and clarification on timelines and expectations (dated Dec. 17, 2020).
 

Events, resources and reminders

In-person college instructors now included in Phase 1b of New York’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Eligible members of our community may now schedule appointments, though availability is subject to limited federal supply

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete the proposal form by Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

Cuomo says New Yorkers 65 and over can register to be vaccinated
Vaccinations also will be available for those with compromised immune systems once state defines criteria
Times Union, 1/12/21

 

From Our Community

 
Career resource center
The Career Resource Center is still open over the break. Schedule a virtual appointment or visit during virtual drop-in hours.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 12 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19
  • In-person college instructors now included in Phase 1b of New York’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
  • Read Governor Cuomo's full announcement about Phase 1b expansion
  • Nominate a student for the 2021 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
  • Literacy tutoring for grades 2-12: Apply now!
  • SUNY and NYSCOPBA agree on free, mandatory COVID-19 testing for NYSCOPBA-represented employees
  • FAQ of the day: Will mandatory surveillance testing of students and employees continue in spring 2021?
  • Alumni Video Series presents: Entrepreneurship and a Life of Service
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Installations underway at The Dorsky 
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 12 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One student and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

 

News of the day

In-person college instructors now included in Phase 1b of New York’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Eligible members of our community may now schedule appointments, though availability is subject to limited federal supply

Read Governor Cuomo's full announcement about Phase 1b expansion
State and county websites and resources are currently the best source of information on vaccine distribution

Nominate a student for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
Deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 29, at noon 

Literacy tutoring for grades 2-12: Apply now!
All services will be provided in a fully online learning environment in spring 2021, in a mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats

 
 
Entrepreneurship and a Life of Service: Dynahlee Padilla '19 with Rebecca Kassay '10
Rebecca Kassay '10 (Contract Major) met with Dynahlee Padilla '19 (Journalism) to discuss their time at New Paltz, Rebecca’s long career as a community organizer, volunteer, entrepreneur, and currently a local government official. The video, titled "Entrepreneurship and a Life of Service," is the first in a series of alumni interviews created by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations. Watch the replay on Facebook. 
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

Will mandatory surveillance testing of students and employees continue in spring 2021?
Yes, all members of our in-person campus population (including students and employees, per bargaining unit agreements with SUNY) will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 surveillance testing, with options for getting tested on campus or submitting results from off-campus facilities.
Our in-person campus population includes anyone who plans to live on campus, work or take classes on campus, or to use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining hall.
About 20% of our in-person population will be tested every week using a mix of PCR and pool testing.
This surveillance testing will begin on Jan. 19 and will be offered Monday-Friday until Feb. 4.
Information about testing beyond Feb. 4 will be shared with our community and posted in this space as soon as schedules are finalized.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

Faculty: Have questions about your Annual Report? Get help at the FDC, Jan. 13 from 2-5 p.m.
Email to sign up, then come by College Hall 133 for snacks, tea & coffee
Masks on, window open, four distanced attendees at a time, max

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete this proposal form by Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

Learn How to Stay Warm AND Save Money this Winter
Online energy expo Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., cohosted by the New Paltz Climate Action Coalition
WPDH, 1/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
Installations at The Dorsky
Installations of both “Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop” and “Collective Consciousness” are well underway at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, opening Feb. 6, 2021. Read more about the upcoming exhibitions online. 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 11 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Students: Get tested for COVID-19 before coming back to campus, or plan to get tested during the first week of classes
  • Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
  • Last call to sign up: 30+ trainings from experts across campus, Jan. 14 & 15
  • Information on our observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2021
  • Faculty: Have questions about your Annual Report? Get help at the FDC, Jan. 13 from 2-5 p.m.
  • Review the holiday calendar for 2021
  • A women's basketball alumna's journey with the game
  • FAQ of the day: How does the seven-day quarantine for the spring semester work?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Meet the alumna making her film debut this year
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 11 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

Students: Get tested for COVID-19 before coming back to campus, or plan to get tested during the first week of classes
On-campus testing will be available from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4 to help students meet this requirement

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

 

News of the day

Last call to sign up: 30+ trainings from experts across campus, Jan. 14 & 15
Take advantage of insightful workshops on inclusion, technology and so much more
Registration closes at 5 p.m. today

Information on our observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2021
Faculty are encouraged to consider incorporating materials or discussions that explore Dr. King’s contributions and legacy

Faculty: Have questions about your Annual Report? Get help at the FDC, Jan. 13 from 2-5 p.m.
Email to sign up, then come by College Hall 133 for snacks, tea & coffee
Masks on, window open, four distanced attendees at a time, max

Review the holiday calendar for 2021
Mark your calendar for scheduled office closures in the year ahead

 
 
NP Hawks Alumna Spotlight: Shanay Bradley
The latest NP Hawks Alumni Spotlight tells the story of Shanay Bradley '12 (Sociology): her journey learning the game of basketball, joining a rising New Paltz team as a transfer student, supporting herself through college, getting into coaching following her playing career, and the leap of faith that led her to her current role as director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

How does the seven-day quarantine for the spring semester work?
SUNY requires all students to complete a precautionary seven-day quarantine prior to their first time on campus during the spring semester.
This applies to anyone who plans to live on campus, work or take classes on campus, or to use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining hall.
Sp, students who are planning to come to campus when residence halls open on Jan. 17 should begin their quarantine on Jan. 10.
All other students should plan their precautionary quarantine for the seven days prior to the first day they plan to be on campus after the semester begins on Jan. 19.
Students will be required to attest that they have completed the seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to campus. This attestation will take place within the Daily Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

Need help completing your OSCQR rubric? Get drop-in support from OIT
Office of Instructional Technology workshops continue today at noon

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete this proposal form by Feb. 1

 

The latest from media

Ulster County launches vaccination website
Inoculation centers prepare to open
Daily Freeman, 1/7/21

 

From Our Community

 
Alumna makes film debut in 2021
Alumna will make her film debut this year
Elliot Frances Flynn ‘16 (Digital Media; English) will make her feature film debut in 2021 with the upcoming movie “Shoplifters of the World,” and appear in subsequent productions from Netflix and Miramax.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 8 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Students: Remember to quarantine for seven days before your first time on campus in spring 2021
  • Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
  • President Christian comments on violence at the U.S. Capitol
  • Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
  • Still time to register: January trainings sign-up deadline is Monday, Jan. 11
  • Coming Monday: January Institute for Sustainability Faculty Fellows
  • Photo throwback: Remember live music?
  • FAQ of the day: Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus for the spring 2021 semester?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Metalwork to brighten your day
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 8 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

Students: Remember to quarantine for seven days before your first time on campus in spring 2021
If you're planning to move into residence halls on Jan. 17, begin your quarantine on Jan. 10

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, Jan. 19 – Feb. 4
Thanking everyone in advance for contributing time and energy to help ensure the success of this vital initiative

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

President Christian comments on violence at the U.S. Capitol
Thoughts on this week's events through the lens of higher education's mission

Introducing CircleIn, the new peer-to-peer study app for New Paltz students
Learn more about this National Science Foundation-backed tool for collaborative learning

Still time to register: January trainings sign-up deadline is Monday, Jan. 11
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees on Jan. 14 & 15

Coming Monday: January Institute for Sustainability Faculty Fellows
An exciting, one-day workshop series, open to all members of the campus community

 
 
2017 Questionable Authorities show - photo gallery
Seeing Questionable Authorities in the Village is definitely on the short list of things we miss most from before the pandemic, so here's a photo throwback to their April 14, 2017, show at Bacchus. Spend a minute with the full gallery to relive a great time, and start the weekend strong with their covers of "Dancing With Myself" and "All Star" from last year.
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus for the spring 2021 semester?
Per SUNY’s requirements for the spring 2021 semester, all New Paltz students must produce a negative COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus, or get tested for COVID-19 immediately after coming to campus.
This applies to any student who plans to live, work or take classes on campus, or use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining areas.
For many students, the easiest way to fulfill this requirement will be to get a quick, easy, on-campus COVID-19 test within five days after your first day on campus in the spring semester.
The College will offer daily (Monday – Friday) on-campus COVID-19 testing from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4 to help students meet this requirement.
You may also get tested off campus and submit results to the Student Health Service as an email attachment to healthservice@newpaltz.edu. Off-campus test results must be submitted within five days of arrival on campus.
Wherever you choose to get tested, your test must take place either during the three days before or five days after your first day on campus for the spring semester.
So, if you’re planning to come to campus when residence halls open on Jan. 17, you must get tested between Jan. 14 and Jan. 22 in order to meet SUNY’s requirement.
Please note that you must get an individual or pool PCR test; rapid tests are less accurate and do not meet SUNY's requirements.
More information for students about spring 2021 can be found in our comprehensive What Students Should Know guide.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Need help completing your OSCQR rubric? Get drop-in support from OIT
Office of Instructional Technology is available to assist faculty today from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete this proposal form by Feb. 1

Athletics and Career Resource Center will partner on Career Clinic
A five-part workshop series tailored for student-athletes, Jan. 11 - 15

 

The latest from media

Mid-Hudson Valley educators try to teach apolitically, compassionately about U.S. Capitol riots
Associate Professor of Teaching & Learning Kiersten Greene weighs in on how teachers can support young students in chaotic times
Times Herald-Record, 1/7/21

 

From Our Community

 
The Metal Program on Instagram
Always grateful for a splash of color during the winter months. These pieces come courtesy of the Metal Program (@newpaltzmetal) and recent BFA graduate Erin Underhill '20 (@erin_hill_metal).
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 7 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing tomorrow, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • SUNY statement on violence in the nation's capital
  • Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
  • Ulster County Executive announces COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
  • Four new exhibitions coming to The Dorsky Museum for spring 2021
  • NY Smokers Quitline offering free nicotine gum
  • FAQ of the day: What else is new in the Daily Health Screening for spring 2021?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: More from the Inner Visions art thesis exhibition
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 7 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

On-campus COVID-19 testing tomorrow, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Appointments required for this individual PCR testing opportunity

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

SUNY statement on violence in the nation's capital
Chancellor Malatras, Chairman Tisch, and Vice Chairman Perales comment on yesterday's events

Faculty, check your syllabi: Updates to finals calendar may impact spring planning
SUNY's COVID-19 requirements necessitated late revisions to spring 2021 calendar
Faculty should review their schedules to avoid conflicts, especially during exams

Ulster County Executive announces COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
Hub sites in Kingston and Ellenville prepared to administer up to 50,000 vaccinations per month when supplies are available

Four new exhibitions coming to The Dorsky Museum for spring 2021
Opening Feb. 6: Department of Art faculty showcase; early 20th century photographs of child laborers; a survey of Kathy Goodell's painting, drawing and sculpture; and a study of how humans relate to surrounding ecologies

NY Smokers Quitline offering free nicotine gum
Trying to drop the habit? The Employee Assistance Program recommends this free resource

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
All that snow and ice doesn't look so bad from up here.
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

What else is new in the Daily Health Screening for spring 2021?
In addition to the 14-day pre-screening requirement, there are some other new questions and required attestations in our Daily Health Screening, in accordance with SUNY’s reopening guidance for spring 2021.
As a reminder, students and employees can complete the Daily Health Screening by visiting my.newpaltz.edu.
The Daily Health Screening will now ask if the student or employee has travelled to a noncontiguous state (i.e., a state that does not directly border New York) in the last 10 days.
If they answer yes, they will be asked to attest that they completed the New York State Traveler Health Form and the required testing and/or quarantine based on the length of time they were out of the state. More information about that form and those state requirements can be found at this link.
SUNY also requires that students who will live on campus, take at least one class on campus, work on campus, or use services on campus, must attest that they have completed the seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to campus. This attestation will also take place within the Daily Health Screening. 
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

January trainings: Click here for full descriptions and registration info
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees on Jan. 14 & 15

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Need help completing your OSCQR rubric? Get drop-in support from OIT
Office of Instructional Technology assistance for faculty, continuing Friday at 10 a.m.

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete this proposal form by Feb. 1

Athletics and Career Resource Center will partner on Career Clinic
A five-part workshop series tailored for student-athletes, Jan. 11 - 15

 

The latest from media

SUNY Upstate has given out 82% of their vaccines
The SUNY System has been doing its part getting the COVID-19 vaccine distributed
WSYR, 1/5/21

 

From Our Community

 
Inner Visions, the virtual exhibition featuring thesis work by students who graduated at the end of the fall 2020 semester, is still online and full of incredible work in a variety of mediums, including this photograph by Sara Moinian '20 (Visual Arts), titled "Noelle."
“We live in a world of constant distraction, but if you change your perspective, there is art everywhere,” Moinian wrote in her artist’s statement.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 6 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: A student in our current on-campus population has tested positive
  • Governor Cuomo update on vaccination efforts across New York
  • New York Times: FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution Is Going Away. Good Riddance.
  • Need help completing your OSCQR rubric? Get drop-in support from OIT
  • Jan. 11 is the deadline to register for next week's trainings
  • SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
  • A pre-pandemic photo throwback to the installation of our Walk of Honor
  • Spring 2021 FAQ of the day: Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 before coming back for the spring semester?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Meet our Transfer Liaisons and Orientation Leaders
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 6 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
A student in our current on-campus population has tested positive

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Governor Cuomo update on vaccination efforts across New York
Eligibility is being expanded to include more front-line health care workers who provide direct in-person patient care

New York Times: FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution Is Going Away. Good Riddance.
A small tweak to how federal student aid is calculated could make a big difference for students and families

Need help completing your OSCQR rubric? Get drop-in support from OIT
Office of Instructional Technology are available to assist faculty, beginning today at 1 p.m.

Register by Jan. 11 for trainings on Jan. 14 & 15
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees

SUNY call for participation: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Classroom
Presenters wanted for an online gathering on March 26
Interested in contributing? Complete this proposal form by Feb. 1

 
 
SUNY New Paltz Walk of Honor
For the next in our series of pre-pandemic photo throwbacks, we're traveling to Sept. 27, 2017, for the installation of the Campus Walk of Honor, a monument to the generations of New Paltz alumni who have remained engaged supporters of their alma mater.
The College cut the ribbon on the Walk of Honor during Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017, with more than 500 bricks installed, and it has only continued to grow in the years since.
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 before coming back for the spring semester?
Per SUNY guidelines for spring 2021, all students must produce a negative COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus, or get tested for COVID-19 immediately after coming to campus.
The negative test must be taken within three days prior to, or five days after, the student’s arrival on campus. This applies to any student who plans to live, work or take classes on campus, or use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining areas.
The College will offer daily (Monday–Friday) on-campus COVID-19 testing from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4 to help students meet this requirement.
Anyone who chooses to submit test results from an off-campus facility must do so within five days of arrival on campus. Students can submit off-campus test results using this link.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Remember to do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in spring 2021
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus later this month should resume daily screenings now

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Athletics and Career Resource Center will partner on Career Clinic
A five-part workshop series tailored for student-athletes, Jan. 11 - 15

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 

The latest from media

Hudson Valley essential workers talk about receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Learn about the vaccination process from some of the first New Yorkers to get it
Hudson Valley One, 1/4/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Orientation
Winter Orientation is here! One of the first signs that the spring semester is right around the corner, Winter Orientation serves new first-year and transfer students who are joining the College for the new year.
As always, student Orientation Leaders and Transfer Liaisons are key to the process, providing an insider's perspective and a friendly contact for the newest members of our community. Get to know them @nporientation and @nptransfer.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 5 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • A reminder and a clarification about SUNY's 14-day pre-screening requirement
  • Sign up for employee trainings on Jan. 14 & 15
  • Faculty member's book named a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title
  • Vox report on the psychology of mask wearing features research by Assistant Professor Matthew Wice
  • Athletics and Career Resource Center will partner on Career Clinic next week
  • We Not Me: Pandemic stories from New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine
  • Spring 2021 FAQ of the day: When do classes begin?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Graphic Design students create original album art
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 5 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Reminder: Do the Health Screening every day for two weeks before your first time on campus in the spring 2021 semester
If you're planning to be on campus on Jan. 19, the official first day of the semester, today's the day to start the SUNY-required 14-day pre-screening

A clarification on the pre-screening for those who are coming to campus during winter break
Two simple rules for meeting SUNY's health screening requirements

January trainings: Click here for full descriptions and registration info
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees on Jan. 14 & 15

Faculty member's book named a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title
Anne Roschelle's “Struggling in the Land of Plenty” lands on Association of College and Research Libraries year-end recommendations

Vox report on the psychology of mask wearing features research by Assistant Professor Matthew Wice
A study of “benevolent conformity”: Following norms or rules for the benefit of others

Athletics and Career Resource Center will partner on Career Clinic
A five-part workshop series tailored for student-athletes, Jan. 11 - 15

 
 
New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine
On the cover of the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine: "We Not Me," featuring stories of how our alumni are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic (including a recent Biochemistry graduate who worked on Regeneron's FDA-approved antibody treatment).
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

When do classes begin in the spring 2021 semester?
The spring semester will begin as scheduled on Jan. 19, 2021.
However, nearly all course delivery will take place remotely prior to Feb. 1, with in-person instruction beginning for seated and hybrid courses on Feb. 1.
SUNY has approved a limited list of New Paltz courses that will begin in-person instruction on Jan. 25, after meeting remotely the week before.
 

Events, resources and reminders

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

Telecommuting Pilot Programs extended through Friday, April 2, 2021
Extension applies to employees represented by CSEA, UUP, DC 37 and PEF, as well as M/C employees

Learn more about the Open SUNY Course Quality Review with our Knowledge Base article
Useful info for faculty following the Dec. 4 message about self-review of remote courses

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 

The latest from media

Use Disaster Psychology Strategies to Survive This Winter
Amy Nitza, director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health, touches on some practical coping strategies
Lifehacker, 1/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design program on Instagram
The Graphic Design program has been posting some of their favorite student work from the fall semester on Instagram, including these gorgeous album covers from students in Adjunct Lecturer Diane Attebury's Type & Image class. See more now @npzdesign.
 

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Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 4 January

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Daily Health Screening required for two weeks before on-campus presence for spring semester
  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • COVID-19 dashboard tallies will be reset for 2021
  • Welcoming Jeffrey D. Gant, new vice president for enrollment management
  • College mourns death of Palmer Kocher, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Mathematics
  • Governor Cuomo announces updated quarantine guidelines to align with CDC recommendations
  • SUNY Chancellor Malatras reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to 2021
  • SUNY extends mandatory COVID-19 testing agreement with PBA
  • Our Instagram Top Nine for 2020
  • Spring 2021 FAQ of the day: Do I need to complete the 14-day pre-screening in order to be on campus during winter session?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Painted windows in the Village
 

Coronavirus updates

Get back into the daily routine! Health Screening required for two weeks before on-campus presence for spring semester
New SUNY policy means those planning to be on campus when the semester begins on Jan. 19 must resume daily screenings at my.newpaltz.edu now

Jan. 4 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

COVID-19 dashboard tallies reset for 2021
We track and report active cases and tests conducted on a semester-by-semester basis, to highlight information that could impact current campus safety
Figures for 2020 will remain archived on the dashboard

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Welcoming Jeffrey D. Gant, new vice president for enrollment management
Gant assumes senior leadership role as chief enrollment officer, responsible for all aspects of the enrollment process from recruitment to degree conferral

College mourns death of Palmer Kocher, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Mathematics
Family welcomes friends to a drive-by memorial at the West Hurley Fire Department tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Governor Cuomo announces updated quarantine guidelines to align with CDC recommendations
Quarantine can end after 10 days as long as no symptoms are reported

SUNY Chancellor Malatras reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to 2021
"As we close this chapter, the light emanating from across SUNY will help overcome the darkness for a brighter 2021. Let us carry forth our strength, intuition, and selflessness."

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
In one of the most eventful years in campus history, of course our top Instagram post was ... runaway llamas. Here's hoping they get where they're going in 2021!
 

Spring 2021 FAQ of the Day

Do I need to complete the 14-day pre-screening in order to be on campus during winter session?
No. The 14-day pre-screening applies only for the spring 2021 semester, which starts officially on Jan. 19.
Those who are coming to campus during winter session (prior to Jan. 19) must still complete the Daily Health Screening on the days they plan to be on campus, following the existing policy, but they do not need to complete 14 consecutive days of screenings prior to being on campus during winter session.
However: SUNY's new 14-day pre-screening requirement for spring 2021 applies to all students and employees, whether or not you have been on campus during winter session.
So, if you plan to be on campus on Jan. 19, the official first day of the spring semester, you must complete the Health Screening every day beginning Jan. 5, whether or not you will be on campus that day, in order to gain clearance to be on campus for the start of spring. 
 

Events, resources and reminders

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

January trainings: Click here for full descriptions and registration info
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees on Jan. 14 & 15

Telecommuting Pilot Programs extended through Friday, April 2, 2021
Extension applies to employees represented by CSEA, UUP, DC 37 and PEF, as well as M/C employees

Learn more about the Open SUNY Course Quality Review with our Knowledge Base article
Useful info for faculty following the Dec. 4 message about self-review of remote courses

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 

The latest from media

Mixed Media: Resonant Echoes
Department of Music's community field recording project coming this spring
Chronogram, 1/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
The holiday season may be behind us, but we can still appreciate these gorgeous window paintings created by members of the Village community.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 23 December

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • What students should know for spring 2021
  • New Paltz makes national Top 50 in 2020 Social Mobility Index
  • Telecommuting policy extended locally through March 1, 2021
  • Why Music Matters: Students interview renowned artists via Zoom
  • Reminder for students: If you plan on graduating in May 2021, make sure to apply by the Jan. 1 deadline
  • Employees: Still time to adjust or update your health insurance coverage status or plan option
  • An American Theatre Wing documentary about New Paltz's Department of Theatre Arts
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Cookies!
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 23 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

What students should know for spring 2021
A comprehensive guide to help you prepare for next semester

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

New Paltz makes national Top 50 in 2020 Social Mobility Index
College is in the top 4% for providing economically disadvantaged students with opportunities to succeed

Telecommuting policy extended locally through March 1, 2021
Extension applies to employees represented by CSEA, UUP and PEF, as well as M/C employees

Why Music Matters: Students interview renowned artists via Zoom
Writing and Rhetoric class gets virtual visits from Grammy winners, composers and a contestant on "The Voice"

Reminder for students: If you plan on graduating in May 2021, make sure to apply by the Jan. 1 deadline
Application can be completed at my.newpaltz.edu in just a few minutes
Undergraduate, graduate and advanced certificate students must apply for conferral

Employees: Still time to adjust or update your health insurance coverage status or plan option
NYSHIP Option Transfer Period for 2021 is open through Dec. 31

 
 
Working in the Theatre on YouTube
"Just because theatre is suffering right now, storytelling doesn't stop."
Our own Department of Theatre Arts is the subject of an outstanding new documentary, "Working in the Theatre: Virtual Theatre in the Classroom," which was produced by American Theatre Wing, the creator and sponsor of the Tony Awards.
The short film includes in-depth interviews with students and faculty about how they pivoted this fall to continue telling important stories.
 

Events, resources and reminders

January trainings: Click here for full descriptions and registration info
A diverse array of professional development opportunities for employees on Jan. 14 & 15

Share your favorite cookie recipe with the campus community!
In lieu of their annual bake-off, the Employee Assistance Program will collect and publish recipes to provide some festive inspiration

Spring 2021 web registration moratorium is Jan. 4 – 11
Undergraduate students will be unable to add or drop courses online that week

Call for submissions: Be a presenter at SUNY's Conference on Instruction & Technology
Send your abstract by Dec. 31, and save the date for this online conference in May 2021

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 

The latest from media

Stimulus money for K-12 will go through Albany; aid to state still needed, Schumer says
The package also includes $313 million that Gov. Andrew Cuomo can use at his discretion to support K-12 or higher education costs related to COVID-19
Times Herald-Record, 12/22/20

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Here’s to a sweeter 2021! Alumna Paige Olscamp’16 (@pkolscamp) combined her love of New Paltz with some sweet skills to make these treats.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 22 December

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional employees have tested positive
  • Spring 2021 academic continuity plan receives SUNY approval
  • 2020: The Year in Review
  • Register now! January trainings schedule published
  • Scenes from the Dec. 18 campus parade for David and Linda Eaton
  • Scientific American interviews IDMH Director Amy Nitza
  • Campus service fraternity chapter highlighted in SUNY's 30 Days of Giving campaign
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The mid-December sky
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 22 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional employees have tested positive

Spring 2021 academic continuity plan receives SUNY approval
Read here for details about next semester, and stay tuned for additional info and resources to come

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

2020: The Year in Review
Looking back on an unprecedented year in our campus history, as we (thankfully!) turn the page to 2021

Register now! January trainings schedule published
See the full list and sign up for offerings on Jan. 14 & 15, 2021

Scenes from the Dec. 18 campus parade for David and Linda Eaton
Friends and colleagues gathered on campus despite the snow to bid farewell to our longtime Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Scientific American interviews Amy Nitza, director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health
Discussing practical coping strategies to help you get through the winter

Campus service fraternity chapter highlighted in SUNY's 30 Days of Giving campaign
Students in Alphi Phi Omega raised thousands for the Black Visions Collective this summer

 
 
Mohonk Mountain House on Instagram
Hudson Valley Magazine compiled some of the region's best photographs from last week's storm, including this one from Mohonk Mountain House, right up the road from campus.
See the full gallery here, and share your favorites!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today at 3 p.m.: Brave the elements with the Faculty Adventure Group
Join for a masked, socially distanced walk & roll on the River 2 Ridge trail near campus

Learn more about the Open SUNY Course Quality Review with our Knowledge Base article
Useful info for faculty following the Dec. 4 message about self-review of remote courses

Faculty: Consider training as a Human Research Ethics Board Exempt Reviewer
Completing this brief workshop empowers faculty to review research proposals directly from their students

Call for submissions: Be a presenter at SUNY's Conference on Instruction & Technology
Send your abstract by Dec. 31, and save the date for this online conference in May 2021

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 

The latest from media

An update from the Daily Star's student correspondent at New Paltz
Matthew Frederick '23 (Visual Arts Education) delivers another entry in his series on life as a first-year college student during COVID-19
Oneonta Daily Star, 12/19/20

 

From Our Community

 
Mid December virtual planetarium show on YouTube
Learn more about the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and other winter sky favorites like the ongoing Geminids Meteor Shower, in the John R. Kirk Planetarium's mid-December show, now on YouTube.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 21 December

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases reported as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Learn about the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program
  • For faculty: Timelines and expectations for meeting SUNY standards for remote instruction
  • Knowledge Base article on Open SUNY Course Quality Review
  • Virtual Engineering Project Review presentations
  • In case you missed it: Last week's Alumni Fireside Chat with President Christian
  • Tomorrow at 3 p.m.: Brave the elements with the Faculty Adventure Group
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Winter has arrived!
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 21 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases reported as of 4 p.m. yesterday

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program
A new online hub for news and info about vaccine administration statewide

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

For faculty: Timelines and expectations for meeting SUNY standards for remote instruction
Including info on self-review of course design and certification for online teaching

Learn more about the Open SUNY Course Quality Review with our Knowledge Base article
Useful info for faculty following the Dec. 4 message about self-review of remote courses

Virtual Engineering Project Review presentations
Teams of engineering students share projects and prototypes at the halfway point of the Senior Design cycle

In case you missed it: Last week's Alumni Fireside Chat with President Christian
Updates for alumni on how our campus community is enduring the pandemic, and what we're looking forward to in spring

Tomorrow at 3 p.m.: Brave the elements with the Faculty Adventure Group
Join for a masked, socially distanced walk & roll on the River 2 Ridge trail near campus

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
And with that, winter has arrived: New Paltz got well over a foot of snow on Dec. 16 & 17, 2020, with high winds and low temperatures to boot. Hope you're keeping warm!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Spring 2021 web registration moratorium is Jan. 4 – 11
Undergraduate students will be unable to add or drop courses online that week

Share your favorite cookie recipe with the campus community!
In lieu of their annual bake-off, the Employee Assistance Program will collect and publish recipies to provide some festive inspiration

Students: Graduating in May 2021? Make sure to apply by the Jan. 1 deadline
Application can be completed at my.newpaltz.edu in just a few minutes
Undergraduate, graduate and advanced certificate students must apply for conferral

Faculty: Consider training as a Human Research Ethics Board Exempt Reviewer
Completing this brief workshop empowers faculty to review research proposals directly from their students

 

The latest from media

NY weather: Here are the Orange, Ulster and Sullivan County snow totals
About 8 to 16 inches of snow accumulated in parts of the Hudson Valley
Times Herald-Record, 12/17/20

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
The first snow of the year has its charms, despite the cold.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 17 December

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases reported as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Update about inclement weather and campus operations today
  • Jan Schmidt retiring after distinguished career at SUNY New Paltz
  • Spring 2021 web registration moratorium is Jan. 4 – 11
  • Faculty: Consider training as a Human Research Ethics Board Exempt Reviewer
  • Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.: Free Narcan Training via Zoom
  • Questionable Authorities and faculty colleagues send a big thank you to students
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: SUNY Hospitals lead early vaccination efforts in New York State
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 17 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases reported as of 4 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

New York has closed state offices in Ulster and many other counties today 
Decision supersedes yesterday's announcement that offices will open at 10:45 a.m.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of telecommuting policy
“Essential state employees” are expected to report to work
Snow/ice cleanup on campus may extend through the weekend
Regional outages may affect campus services

Jan Schmidt retiring after distinguished career at SUNY New Paltz
English professor taught composition, creative writing, Holocaust literature and more over nearly four decades at New Paltz

Spring 2021 web registration moratorium is Jan. 4 – 11
Undergraduate students will be unable to add or drop courses online that week

Faculty: Consider training as a Human Research Ethics Board Exempt Reviewer
Completing this brief workshop empowers faculty to review research proposals directly from their students

Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.: Free Narcan Training via Zoom
New Paltz Opioid Prevention and Response Team offers monthly training and provides Narcan kits

 
 
All Star & Thank You Students - Questionable Authorities on YouTube
Questionable Authorities, the all-faculty rock band, just put out a new music video as a way to say THANK YOU to students who made our successful fall 2020 semester possible.
You were All Stars!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Students: Graduating in May 2021? Make sure to apply by the Jan. 1 deadline
Application can be completed at my.newpaltz.edu in just a few minutes
Undergraduate, graduate and advanced certificate students must apply for conferral

Share your favorite cookie recipe with the campus community!
In lieu of their annual bake-off, the Employee Assistance Program will collect and publish recipies to provide some festive inspiration

Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.: Brave the elements with the Faculty Adventure Group
Join for a masked, socially distanced walk & roll on the River 2 Ridge trail near campus

NYSHIP Option Transfer Period for 2021 is open through Dec. 31
Adjust or update your health insurance coverage status or plan option

Have fitness goals for winter? Connect with a peer trainer during our Accountability Challenge
No matter where you are, get workout check-ins and coaching to keep you on track

 

The latest from media

Our Stuff Weighs More Than All Living Things on the Planet
Scroll down to the "Scoreboard" section in this national column for a mention of the New Paltz faculty-led effort to get TIAA to divest from fossil fuels
The New Yorker, 12/16/20

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY on Instagram
The COVID-19 vaccination effort in New York state has begun, and SUNY (@suny) is leading the way. SUNY Hospital staff are administering doses to frontline healthcare workers who have been key to the COVID response in New York State.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 16 December

 

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the NPForward text notification system.