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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, December 8, 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
  • President Christian’s December 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Tomorrow at 10 a.m.: Workshop on best practices for mentoring
  • School of Education faculty member earns Fulbright Specialist Award
  • Be a presenter at SUNY's Conference on Instruction & Technology
  • Watch the Voices of Unity Gospel Choir in a special Music/Black Studies collaboration
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: You made it!!!
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 8 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

Fall 2020 COVID-19 testing recap
And shout-outs to the many staff and volunteers who helped make our testing a success

 

News of the day

President Christian’s December 2020 Report to the Faculty
Thanking community members for a successful fall semester, and updates on spring, enrollment, budget and more

Tomorrow at 10 a.m.: Workshop on best practices for mentoring
Techniques for building relationships and creating a genuine connection

School of Education faculty member earns Fulbright Specialist Award
Mathew Swerdloff will work with teachers and students in India after travel restrictions are lifted

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

Hawk Talk Radio Special: A conversation with Michelle Coombs Perry '08, New Paltz's first national champion in women's swimming
Alumna opens up about nearly walking away from the sport, and what brought her back

 
 
New Paltz News: Watch the Voices of Unity Gospel Choir in a special Music/Black Studies collaboration
The Voices of Unity Gospel Choir is a performance collective with deep roots at the College. This semester they overcame social distance to produce a stirring rendition of their alumni song, “Oh Lord, How Excellent!” for the Department of Music's Listen Forward music video series.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Employees: Save the date for training on Jan. 14 & 15, 2021
Let us know what kinds of training you would find beneficial, or sign up to deliver a session of your own

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

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

Hamptonburgh residents fight two large warehouses, as developer seeks to allay concerns
Report cites study by Professor of Sociology Brian Obach on farming in Orange County
Times Herald-Record, 12/7/20

 

From Our Community

 
YouTube: Center for Student Engagement message for end of fall 2020
Thirteen seconds of joy: The Center for Student Engagement congratulates students on making it to the last day of the fall 2020 semester!
 

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