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Daily Digest - SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:02 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.


  • Encouraging students to apply for fall scholarships - more than 150 available!
  • Forever Orange and Blue: A letter from the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Undergraduate Admission goes virtual
  • Innovative teaching in the Sculpture Program
  • Photos from the newly renovated JFT Lobby
  • Office of Instructional Technology holding daily, virtual drop-in hours
  • Trainings and professional development opportunities
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Trick shot contest!

News from around campus

Forever Orange and Blue
A letter to New Paltz alumni and friends from the Office of Alumni Relations

Undergraduate Admission staff meeting virtually with prospects and families
Admission goes online with tours, advising, student panels and more

Real-time list of buildings closed for cleaning
Office of Emergency Management informing community about closures as they occur


Innovative teaching

Sculpture Program creates take-home kits to keep students engaged
Packaging materials and developing new assignments for studio artists working from home

The recently completed Jacobson Faculty Tower (JFT) lobby renovation has fully transformed the building that serves as home to many departments within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Resources for remote teaching and learning

Office of Instructional Technology hosting online drop-in hours
Daily sessions for students and faculty to get quick answers


Professional development and training opportunities

Faculty Development Center: Teaching Circle Discussions
Open conversation among educators on a rotating series of topics
April 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., and April 9, 5 - 6 p.m.

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

From businesses to students, coronavirus causes critical hits to the local art community
Checking in on student, faculty and community creators
(New Paltz Oracle, 4/5/20)

SUNY New Paltz makes top 100 in new Best Public College rankings
College lands at No. 85 out of nearly 500 evaluated institutions
(Business First, 3/25/20)


From our community

Intramural sports trick shot video competition
Athletics, Wellness & Recreation challenges community members to test their skill and creativity


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:
  • 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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