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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 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.


  • Coronavirus update: An additional off-campus student has tested positive
  • Reminder for students: Here's how your fees are being used this semester
  • Meet the 2020-21 cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows
  • “There Aren’t Tornados in Brooklyn,”: New short fiction from Kristopher Jansma
  • Dark matter and black holes: Next week's Harrington STEM Lecture ponders the mysteries of the universe
  • School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony rescheduled for Nov. 11
  • Volunteers wanted for a campus clean-up this Sunday
  • Show us your wings! New signature icon is a simple way to send a Protect New Paltz message
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Self-care for hard days

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 6 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An off-campus student has tested positive, and a second off-campus student is presumed positive with test results pending

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

Meet the 2020-21 cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows
For five years, this faculty learning community has provided funding, training and a professional network to help bring sustainability topics into courses and campus programs

“There Aren’t Tornados in Brooklyn,” by Kristopher Jansma
Take a break from the present moment with a new short story from the director of New Paltz's Creative Writing Program

Nov. 10: Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Post-Inflationary Universe
The final Harrington STEM Lecture of the semester features Scott Watson, associate professor of physics at Syracuse University, pondering the universe's greatest mysteries

School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony rescheduled for Nov. 11
Virtual celebration honors outstanding business leaders, including two New Paltz alumni

Volunteers wanted: Campus Clean-Up, Nov. 8 at noon
Meet new people, get some fresh air and help the Environmental Alliance beautify our campus


Renew your pledge to Protect New Paltz with this new email signature icon
A simple way to remind friends and colleagues to stay vigilant as the semester winds down


COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing continues today on walk-in basis for 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

Flex Spending Account enrollment period is now open
NYS benefit lets you put aside funds for certain expenses with pre-tax dollars

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

Productivity Enhancement Program enrollment is now open
Exchange accrued leave time for a credit to be applied toward NYSHIP premiums

Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program keynote is tomorrow
Edwin Mayorga, associate professor of educational studies at Swarthmore College, to give address titled "Praxis of Joy, Healing and Transformation in the Midst of Dual Pandemics"

EAP presents "Houseplants - Our Green Roommates," Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
As we look ahead to short days and cold nights, Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker, shares tips and perspectives on the rewards of cultivating indoor plants

Nov. 11: Double elimination table tennis tournament for students
Winner takes home some Hawks gear! Register now on IMLeagues

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election


The latest from media

How Hiring a Student Intern Helped One Travel Advisor Transform Her Business
New Paltz students help local agency build modern tools for keeping in touch with clients
Travel Market Report, 11/4/20


From Our Community

Grateful today for this reminder from EOP Advisor Jessica Purcell (@jessicajp). There are lots of resources available to support New Paltz students on hard days! Need ideas? The Student Resilience Advocates project (@np_resilience) is a great place to start.

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