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Daily Digest - SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.


  • Virtual hot chocolate with the president
  • Teaching with compassion in an age of remote learning
  • Observance of Passover will take place as scheduled
  • Online fitness classes from the Athletics & Wellness Center
  • Important safety guidance on cybersecurity and mail pickup
  • Compensatory pay option for UUP-represented employees
  • Trainings and professional development opportunities
  • The latest from media
  • Well-wishes from the Educational Opportunity Program family

News from around campus

VIDEO: Hot Chocolate with President Christian
Popular residence hall event goes virtual with an assist from Hans, the presidential dachshund

College’s observance of Passover will take place as scheduled
No classes after 3 p.m. on April 8; break extends through April 10

Athletic & Wellness Center offering virtual fitness classes
Stay active while staying safe with online instruction in yoga, dance, boot camp and more

Guidance from Mail Services to ensure students receive their deliveries
New protocols for pickup and forwarding, and how to give others permission to get your mail for you

UUP Employees can now enroll in compensatory pay option for holidays
Review and fill the compensatory time waiver form by May 15

Resources for remote teaching and learning

Teaching with compassion in an age of remote learning
A message from Assistant Vice President for Graduate and Extended Learning Shala Mills

Guidance for faculty and staff about cybersecurity and working from home
A few easy rules to follow to protect yourself and sensitive data you may work with


Professional development and training opportunities

Virtual faculty tea & coffee (& PETS!)
Join the Faculty Development Center for conversation and decompression after the first week of remote instruction. Bring your pet! Special guest: Zachary Bowman, education manager at The Dorsky Museum
TODAY, April 3, 2 - 4 p.m.

Teaching, learning and assessing in remote learning environments
Another recommended session from the Association of American Colleges & Universities' Faculty Fridays series
TODAY, April 3, 2 - 3 p.m.

TerminalFour beginner trainings
Sign up to learn basic tools for managing your office or department webpage
April 7 & 8

Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

The latest from media

Coronavirus: In 14 days New Paltz patients had 'frightening moments,' see progress
An update from campus community members recovering from illness together (Poughkeepsie Journal, 4/2/20)

Four creative COVID-19 business pivots
Local entrepreneurs and creators innovate to keep working and serving their customers (Chronogram, 4/2/20)


From our community

A message to students from the SUNY New Paltz EOP family. Follow @np_eop

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 challenges posed by the response to coronavirus.
We're inviting submissions and ideas of all kinds:
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  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
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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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