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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • A fall to-do list from Student Financial Services
  • SUNY Virtual Career Fair goes live today!
  • English faculty member earns two distinguished fellowships
  • A prototype for more sustainable 3D printing from the Engineering Design EXPO
  • New SUNY Center for Equity Studies will be led by a former New Paltz professor
  • Events and development opportunities, including details on a virtual solstice celebration at Wooster Hall
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The inspiration for Woody the Woodpecker?

News from around campus

Action items for students from the Office of Student Financial Services
A few easy recommendations to help you get ready for fall

Today's the day: Meet with 80+ employers at the SUNY Virtual Career Fair
Join a statewide professional network and learn about opportunities in a variety of fields and industries

Assistant Professor Crystal S. Donkor earns two prestigious fellowships
Department of English faculty member recognized for exceptional scholarship in multicultural literature

Thursday Community Online Academy: June 18, 2020
Including new sessions on evolving workplace culture hosted by Next Jump young leaders

Former New Paltz faculty member will lead new Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies at SUNY Empire State
La Tasha Brown, previously assistant professor of digital media & journalism, named program manager of new initiative to address racial and social inequities


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, we're cycling back to the Virtual Engineering Design EXPO, with a potentially game-changing design promoting sustainable 3D printing.

Ian Lorber '20 (Mechanical Engineering), Chris Lopez ’20 (Mechanical Engineering) and Richard Moretti ’20 (Mechanical Engineering)
Advisor: Assistant Professor Ping-Chuan Wang

"The machine designed in this project recycles scrap PLA plastic commonly used in FDM 3D printers so the material can be reused to print more parts. This machine will help make additive manufacturing a more sustainable method of design by reducing the waste that comes with failed parts."


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:

Time on Task Webinar, June 19 at 12 p.m.

The Office of Instructional Technology will define “time on task,” demonstrate how to calculate it and offer tips for planning appropriate workloads in on online, hybrid or combined learning course

Virtual Summer Solstice at Wooster Hall, June 19 at 12:30 p.m.

The tradition continues with a livestream celebration of solar noon on the longest day of the year

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

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

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


Coronavirus updates

June 17 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

Ulster County goes 24 hours without a new COVID-19 case
Region sees first such period since initial outbreak in mid-March
New Paltz Times, 6/15/20


From our community

The Ornithology Lab (@newpaltzornithology) is one of the best social media follows at SUNY New Paltz, particularly during the spring and summer months. Last week they made friends with this "very large and loud" pileated woodpecker. The team of students, mentored by Associate Professor Kara Belinsky, has been able to continue its outdoor work this summer while following masking and social distancing guidelines. Read more about this project here.

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