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Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • State issues guidance to colleges and universities for fall
  • Reflections on an historic week for inclusion
  • Guidance and FAQs for faculty planning fall 2020 courses
  • Today: SUNY Pride Virtual Art Gallery Opening
  • The week ahead at the Career Resource Center, including a June 25 discussion with an alumnus and hiring expert at
  • Capstones & theses: A children's tale of pride and self-discovery
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

State issues guidance to colleges and universities to allow some in-person instruction and on-campus housing for fall
Campuses must develop plans, which attest to meeting the guidance
Plans will be approved by SUNY Administration and filed with the State
Following approval and certification, plans can be shared with campus community

Reflections on an historic week for inclusion
With the state's recognition of Juneteenth and two Supreme Court rulings, a sense of momentum for efforts to eradicate racism and systemic oppression

Guidance for faculty on planning fall 2020 courses
Tips and resources for becoming remote-ready

Frequently Asked Questions for faculty regarding Online/Hybrid/Blended Learning
Useful information for the COVID-19 era and beyond

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Upcoming events, including "What Employers Want," a virtual discussion with alumnus and account executive David Amthor on Thursday, June 25

The SUNY Pride Virtual Art Gallery Opening is here!
Join us today at 5 p.m. for a celebration of student and faculty works in visual art, film, creative writing, dance, drama and music, devoted to LGBTQI+ history and inclusion.

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at:

Ask a Librarian: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sessions cover topics including course reserves, finding e-resources for your syllabus, remote library instruction and research support for students

SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning launches this week
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15


Coronavirus updates

June 22 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

100 Days of Cuomo: Governor ends daily COVID-19 briefings
Gerald Benjamin comments for story about an unprecedented series of press events
Associated Press, 6/19/20


Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.


Today, a children's tale of self-discovery and empowerment from the Graphic Design Program's BFA Thesis Show.

Yian Chen '20 (Graphic Design)

"Little Jelly Bean is an online interactive short story about a jelly bean who is not happy with their fictional pronouns and gender. Little Jelly Bean sets out to discover a world of different genders and pronouns but faces difficulty along the way. Through interactive storytelling and original illustrations, this project educates and introduces children to the idea of transgender identity with an authentic and touching experience that will help them understand then support trans people without prejudice. Another aim is to act as a support and an initial knowledge to trans children that encourages them to be who they really are."


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