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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

   
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
  • Dec. 15: A Facebook LIVE event on what students can expect in spring
  • January training: One more day to submit a proposal or request a topic
  • Inner Visions: New online exhibition of capstone art from graduating seniors
  • The fall semester may be over, but the Faculty Development Center still has plenty to offer
  • From the Oracle: A Theatre Arts student reflects on performing during the pandemic
  • Beyond the Sunflower Fields: Read the community-created zine about our collective experiences of 2020
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The Library's favorite therapy dogs
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 9 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

Dec. 15: A Facebook LIVE event on what students can expect in spring
A panel of campus leaders will discuss safety policies and respond to questions in real time

January training: One more day to submit a proposal or request a topic
Dec. 10 is the deadline to let us know what would be helpful, or to offer a session of your own

Inner Visions: New online exhibition of capstone art from graduating seniors
Students' creative work in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, graphic design and metal can be viewed online and on-demand

The fall semester may be over, but there's lots going on at the Faculty Development Center
Join us Dec. 14, 15 & 17 for teaching talks on Connection and Community Building in the Online/Hybrid Classroom

From the Oracle: A Theatre Arts student reflects on performing during the pandemic
One actor's perspective on what it feels like to embody a role without an in-person audience

 
 
Beyond the Sunflower Fields Zine
"Beyond the Sunflower Fields" is here! Student interns at the Sojourner Truth Library invited contributions of all kinds - art, poetry, prose, ideas, fragments, anything - to document how our community experienced 2020.
From the foreward: "We wanted to make this community zine to remind all of us that we are still here, and still together through it all ... Thank you for coming together with us during this time of instability and anxiety to create something wonderful."
 

Events, resources and reminders

Recognizing Classified Service employee milestones and retirees
Though we can't gather for the annual holiday luncheon this year, the College's tradition of paying tribute to outstanding staff members continues

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

Lifetime Learning Institute puts out call for course content
Adult education program is building its spring 2021 schedule, and welcomes contributions from faculty, staff and departments

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

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

A how-to guide to returning textbook rentals to the Campus Bookstore
Drop off in person or ship them back; Due date is Dec. 18

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

COVID-19 saliva test developed at SUNY Upstate Medical ranked #1 by FDA
Test is one of the most sensitive available; Can detect virus in earliest stages
WHEC 10, 12/8/20

 

From Our Community

 
Sojourner Truth Library on Instagram
Our pals at the Sojourner Truth Library have been missing all the therapy dogs who like to visit, so they put together a little slideshow of some of their favorite four-legged friends.
 

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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