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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 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 to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Family of Cassidy Flood will hold calling hours today in Saugerties
  • State extends health and dependent care spending accounts
  • Athletics, Wellness & Recreation looks back on a successful fall semester
  • Today at 4 p.m.: "Gaining Voice," a virtual lecture on Black political representation
  • Lifetime Learning Institute puts out call for course content
  • #NPStressBusters from the campus wellness committee
  • SUNY and PEF agree to extend free, mandatory COVID-19 testing for PEF-represented employees through spring semester
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The Village sees a rainbow
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 3 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report 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

Family of Cassidy Flood will hold calling hours today from 4 – 7 p.m. in Saugerties
Friends are invited to visit and pay respects to "kind, bright, ambitious" student who passed away unexpectedly last weekend

State extends health and dependent care spending accounts
Changes make it easier for employees to use Dependent Care Advantage Account and Health Care Spending Account benefits

Athletics, Wellness & Recreation looks back on a successful fall semester
More than 12,700 student check-ins at the gym since Aug. 28, with zero COVID-19 exposures in the facility

Today at 4 p.m.: "Gaining Voice," a virtual lecture on Black political representation
The Benjamin Center and the Department of Black Studies welcome Christopher J. Clark of the University of North Carolina

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

#NPStressBusters from the campus wellness committee
Videos, podcasts and exercises, just in time for finals week

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Keep soaring, Hawks. Just a few days of finals left.
 

Events and resources

Get your Finals Fuel here! Memes, photos and words of encouragement for students from the whole campus community
Faculty, staff and alumni put together a KudoBoard to help you power through finals week

Learn some best practices for mentoring, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.
Join us for this workshop and explore techniques for creating a genuine connection

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

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

FAQs about remote teaching and learning technology
Quick-and-easy info from the ITS Service Desk to support students, faculty and staff ahead of the College's planned transition to fully remote instruction after Thanksgiving Recess

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

Urban Removal: Kingston’s Housing Crisis
Report on Hudson Valley housing draws on recent Benjamin Center research
Chronogram, 12/1/20

 

From Our Community

 
Barner Books on Instagram
Couldn't resist sharing this one from Barner Books the village's used book store. Nice to see a little color as December begins.
 

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