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Posted on: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • Commitment to become an anti-racist campus
  • The Center for Student Engagement open for business
  • Gerald Benjamin's virtual retirement celebration 
  • Alumna's book helps children cope with COVID-19
  • Stonewall to SUNY virtual event, today! 
  • SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
  • Compliance training reminder 
  • Alumnus reflects on working with Meryl Streep 
  • From our community: A look to the skies 
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

Commitment to Become an Anti-Racist Campus
A message from President Christian and the President's Cabinet

The Center for Student Engagement open for business!
Center is officially open, effective July 1, 2020

A half century of influence celebrated at SUNY New Paltz
Recap of the College's virtual retirement celebration honoring Gerald Benjamin 

Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
Inviting multimedia submissions (writing, visual art, audio, video, performance and more) for a new communal storytelling project 

Alumna’s book “The Way the World Changed” helps children understand COVID-19
Faith Krigsman ’15 (Early Childhood Education: English) crafts inspiring, timely children's book

TODAY! Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning today at 2 p.m.
Virtual event explores how adaptive courseware works to apply learning science insights that support student success

SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
Help us assess the efficacy of the Daily Digest e-newsletter as a tool for sharing important information with the campus community

Compliance Training Reminder 
The deadline for annual compliance training has been extended to October 31. New York State requires all employees to complete training on a calendar year basis on Workplace Violence Prevention and Title IX/Sexual Harassment. All UUP-represented professional staff and full-time faculty are also required to complete Clery Act training. All employees are also required to complete training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

“WHAT IT'S LIKE TO... Design a theatre set for Meryl Streep." Alumnus C. Otis Sweezey ’69 (Theatre Arts) shares his early career experiences that included working with the well-known actress in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine. Read more online.

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

SUNY Sail offers courses in Mindful Leadership, register now!
Fall courses will explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices impact the development of the fundamental qualities of living and leading well

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars
Free webinars for all employees during the month of July, reserve your spot now


Coronavirus updates

July 1 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

Highland resident overcame pandemic depression to run first marathon
Alumnus sets course on Hudson Valley Rail Trail
Poughkeepsie Journal, 6/30/20


From our community

A red-tailed hawk flies by the iconic Skytop Tower with a red-winged blackbird close behind. Photo taken June 24 by Robin Weinstein ’14 (Photography). Follow @robsta_gram for more on Instagram. 

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