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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 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.
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  • Coronavirus update: An on-campus student has tested positive
  • In case you missed it: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
  • Alumna’s gift supports laptops for the Scholar’s Mentorship Program
  • Did you get your tickets yet? Theatre Arts presents “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
  • Class of 2024: Gain valuable professional experience through the First-Year Internship Program
  • Nov. 18: A "Lunch and Learn" workshop on domestic violence and the workplace
  • Free professional development for UUP employees through the Empire KnowledgeBank
  • Just a few more days to see MFA thesis work at The Dorsky
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Hugo's putting out a call to water pong all-stars

Coronavirus updates

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

In case you missed it: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
The latest in the College's series of community town hall forums

Alumna’s gift supports laptops for Scholar’s Mentorship Program students
“I didn’t want to see any New Paltz student be unable to graduate and succeed because of these extraordinary circumstances”

Did you get your tickets yet? Theatre Arts presents “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
Pay what you can and watch this contemporary production of Shakespeare's romance from the comfort of home

Domestic Violence and The Workplace: Recognize, React, Respond
The state Office of Information Technology Services presents a “Lunch and Learn” event on Nov. 18, including resources available to employees

UUP employees can access thousands of free eLearning courses and videos through the Empire KnowledgeBank
Topics range from productivity technologies to developing leadership skills

Looking for some fun this weekend? "Breaking Through," featuring incredible thesis work by MFA students and recent alumni, is on view through Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Dorsky Museum. More photos from the exhibition @dorskymuseum

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Testing continues today for students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving

Expanded Test Before You Go testing starts Monday
Students: Get tested next week, and protect friends and loved ones before Thanksgiving

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 16 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative


Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Faculty: Learn more about Collaborative Online International Learning at a half-hour session next week
For International Education Week SUNY is offering a series quick workshops on new tools for bringing a global perspective into your curriculum, Nov. 16 - 20

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University

Get the facts about Drescher Leave at this Nov. 18 panel
Important program helps underrepresented faculty prepare for permanent or continuing appointment

Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
The College's collection of this information is required in order to receive certain federal funding including scholarships; Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting and will be maintained confidentially

Lumen Success Accelerator: A free resource for SUNY faculty
Take advantage of teaching circles on pedagogy that emphasize reflective practice

Free one-on-one financial advising for New Paltz employees
Make an appointment with our rep at AIG for virtual, one-hour appointments through the end of November


The latest from media

Local public school districts and universities struggle to retain some sense of normalcy
With details on more than 6,400 COVID-19 tests conducted at SUNY New Paltz to date
New Paltz Times, 11/12/20


From Our Community

Hugo's issuing an open challenge: Join the double elimination tournament tomorrow night, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m., and compete for some free Hawks gear!

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