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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Information for student clubs and organizations regarding fall 2020 semester
  • College updates quarantine policy
  • REPLAY: Dismantling Racism: University Policing and Campus Climate 
  • SUNY offers open-access course "Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success"
  • Upcoming webinar reflects on challenges related to teaching and learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Variety's 2020 Power of Law honoree Dina La Polt ’90 (Music) 
  • Remote Teaching Week
  • Reopening FAQ of the Day: How will health screening of students work during the fall 2020 semester?
  • From our Community: Featured alumna prefers print
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Information for student clubs and organizations regarding fall 2020 semester
The following message was sent by email to students on July 14

College updates quarantine policy
New students must quarantine at home for seven days prior to coming to campus

REPLAY: Dismantling Racism: University Policing and Campus Climate
Watch the recording of the community town hall for current students, faculty and staff on race, inclusion and equity

Keeping current in today’s rapidly changing world of emerging technologies
Register now for SUNY’s open-access course "Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success"

Upcoming webinar reflects on challenges related to teaching and learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic
Register now for “Ten Tips for Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy Online” webinar, July 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Music alumna and Hollywood top power attorney featued in Variety magazine
Variety's 2020 Power of Law honoree Dina La Polt ’90 (Music) played an important role in obtaining the release of rapper 21 Savage, incarcerated by ICE in early 2019

Tool Preview: TechSmith Knowmia and Bb Annotate, today!
Join the Office of Instructional Technology for a series of webinars during Remote Teaching Week

 

Reopening FAQ of the day

How will health screening of students work during the fall 2020 semester?
Students will be required to complete an online health screening each day.
This screening will take the form of a questionnaire. It will require students to take and report their temperature, ask them to indicate the presence of COVID-19 symptoms and ask them to report any exposure to confirmed cases.
If indicated by answers, the individual will be directed to quarantine and contact Student Health Service. Students reporting COVID-19 symptoms or exposure will not be allowed on campus or outside of their residence until cleared by Student Health Service.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to nearly 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

From Our Community 

 
SUNY New Paltz alumna Sharrell Matta ’04 (Psychology; Sociology) graced the cover of the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine. Do you prefer the print magazine, the online magazine or enjoy receiving both? Let us know how we can best serve you.
 

Events and Opportunities

Town Hall on Re-Opening Campus: Session 2
Faculty, staff invited to discuss re-opening plans during a second session via Zoom on July 20 at 1 p.m. 

Webinar: Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy
An open dialogue with white and black women, hosted by INSIGHT Into Diversity on July 22

Registration open for BbWorld 2020, July 21 and 22
Committee on Educational Technology recommends this interactive conference on all things Blackboard

Farming While Black: A community read with the Faculty Development Center
Enjoy Leah Penniman's 2018 guide to dignified food production now, and join the conversation with the Sustainability Learning Community on July 24

SUNY Student Leadership Academy shifts to virtual fall model
Join an info session on July 31 to learn more about this opportunity for next generation leaders

Earn a Certificate in Mindful Leadership from the SUNY SAIL Institute this fall
Register now to explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices can promote strong leadership and a balanced life

 
 
"Seventies Day." On April 9, 1992, Service America sponsored a day of hip 70s nostalgia at the Student Union Building. The campus radio station, WRNP, provided disco music while three TVs played memorable movies from the decade. A true throwback of a throwback! #TBT
 

Coronavirus updates

July 16 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Summer running series continue in Ulster despite pandemic
Two series are still going strong in Ulster County
Poughkeepsie Journal, 7/14/20

 

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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  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
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