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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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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: Two students have tested positive at off-campus facilities
  • SUNY adopts system-wide policy requiring all on-campus students to test negative for COVID-19 prior to Thanksgiving break
  • Overview of time off and leave resources available during the pandemic
  • President Christian encourages campus community to take time to vote
  • Statement from SUNY Chancellor Malatras on the importance of diversity training
  • Campus experts share strategies for coping with election stress, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Looking for ways to support colleauges? Consider joining the Employee Assistance Program
  • A week's time, measured by Shawangunk foliage
  • From our community: Alumni jazz from the Listen Forward series
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Oct. 27 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional students have tested positive at off-campus facilities

SUNY adopts system-wide policy requiring all on-campus students to test negative for COVID-19 prior to Thanksgiving break
COVID-19 Planning Group and subgroups will consult with key stakeholders and refine our campus plan in advance of the Nov. 5 deadline to submit

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

Overview of time off and leave resources available during the pandemic
A quick guide from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, with links to request forms and more comprehensive information

President Christian encourages campus community to take time to vote
"Our democracy and democratic institutions, including SUNY New Paltz, depend upon the support, participation and engagement of its citizens"

Statement from SUNY Chancellor Malatras on the importance of diversity training
System leader responds to the recent White House Executive Order

Coping with Election Stress 2020: Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
For community members dealing with extra anxiety at an already tense moment, a panel of experts will share strategies to help you deal

Looking for ways to support colleagues? Consider joining the Employee Assistance Program
Faculty and staff are welcome to learn more at our Nov. 2 committee meeting

 
 
The difference a week makes: The Shawangunks on Oct. 18 (left) and Oct. 25.
Courtesy of Photographer Robin Weinstein (@robsta_gram).
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Oct. 23)
Pool testing continues today, open on a walk-in basis to all students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

#WaitingInTheUnknown: Events to help students destress before the election
Including art therapy, shadow boxing, sunset yoga and much more!

Oct. 28: Help shape the future of General Education at SUNY New Paltz
The GE Board invites faculty to share ideas on the ongoing implementation of a new assessment model

Reappointment, Tenure & Promotion process to be hosted in SharePoint
Trainings for faculty RTP reviewers who are new to the online document sharing platform can get up to speed at one of three trainings beginning Oct. 28

Oct. 29: Student Check-In Town Hall with campus leaders
An opportunity to share your experiences from this semester

Innovation sparks ideas: Hudson Valley Future Summit, Oct. 30
This year's virtual program features local leaders addressing innovation during pandemic

 

The latest from media

SNAPSHOT: Crisis Intervention Team Training graduation
Mental health non-profit runs de-escalation training for local law enforcement, including our University Police Department
Daily Freeman, 10/23/20

 

From Our Community

 
The Department of Music's Listen Forward series is publishing new performance videos every week, including this Alumni Jazz Ensemble set.
 

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:
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