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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.


  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Get to know new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
  • Two great opportunities for students today: Volunteer Fair and Study Abroad Fair, both offered virtually
  • “Cadillac Crew,” the first virtual, live-streamed theatre production of the fall season, opens Sept. 12
  • The semester's first regular meeting of the College Faculty is this Friday, Sept. 11
  • Working with Design and Print Services in fall 2020
  • FAQ of the Day: If I require accommodations for online classes, should I contact professors individually, or go through someone else?
  • From our community: A word from the Culture Shock Dance Troupe
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 9 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more


News from around campus

Get to know new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
A specialist in education policy with a Ph.D. in political science from the University at Albany, Chancellor Malatras has held several high-ranking positions in New York State government

Today! Virtual SUNY Abroad Fair beginning at 11 a.m.
Interested in future international travel? Looking for online global learning opportunities? This is your chance to learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Also today! Twelfth annual Volunteer Fair at 1 p.m.
Meet virtually with 40+ service leaders about opportunities to make a difference while gaining valuable skills and experience

Working with Design and Print Services in fall 2020
Useful info for our campus partners about what to expect at a time of less print and more digital design

The first-ever fully online, live-streamed production from the Department of Theatre Arts opens this weekend! “Cadillac Crew” focuses on four women working in a civil rights office in 1960s Virginia, on the day of a highly anticipated speech by famed activist Rosa Parks.
Performances will be given on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. Advance RSVP is required to get the streaming link and join the virtual audience, and reservations are offered on a pay-what-you-can scale. 

Reopening FAQ of the day

If I require accommodations for online classes, should I contact professors individually, or go through someone else?
The Disability Resource Center will continue to support students who require accommodations to support online learning in fall 2020. Read more in the Disability Resource Center FAQ about how the Center will adapt to new circumstances in fall 2020.
Students who require accommodations for online learning are encouraged to contact the Center at to begin the conversation about receiving services.
The College also generally recommends that students provide advance notice to their instructors when they require accommodations or have other concerns about the course format, as a best practice to sustain open communication between students and faculty.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 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.

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

New from SUNY: System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Faculty Checklist for the fall 2020 semester
Two weeks into the new year, a few tips and reminders from the Division of Academic Affairs


The latest from media

As COVID restrictions negate the advantages of city life, erstwhile Hudson Valley residents return
Three stories illustrating the draw of our region
New Paltz Times, 9/7/20


From Our Community 

The Culture Shock Dance Troupe is just one of dozens of student-run clubs and organizations that are finding ways to keep activities going this semester. In this short video, Culture Shock's president and vice president explain how the group fits into the dance community at New Paltz, and how you can get involved this fall.
And remember: The ENGAGE online platform is the easiest way to discover and connect with student clubs and organizations at SUNY New Paltz!

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