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Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • New joint guidance from SUNY and RF on restarting research activities
  • Free online Narcan training at 6:30 p.m.
  • Office of Instructional Technology hosting drop-in hours today
  • Q&A webinar with an AIG financial professional this afternoon
  • More events and development opportunities
  • Meet the women's volleyball incoming recruiting class
  • Student capstones & theses: Graphic design and voter turnout
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

SUNY and Research Foundation issue joint guidance on restarting research on campuses
Best practices for ensuring safe, streamlined re-opening of research activities

Today at 6:30 p.m.: Free online Narcan training from the New Paltz Opioid Prevention and Response Team
Register and receive a free kit via community pick-up or safe home delivery

Women's volleyball team announces incoming recruiting class for 2020 season
Meet the newest Hawks looking to build on last year's tournament appearance


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 timely reminder that good design can support good democracy, from the 2020 Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show.

Luke Barnell '20 (Graphic Design)

"Election dates, voter registration deadlines, polling places and other election information can be overwhelming to even the most politically informed citizens in the United States ... By creating a visual language along with clear and consistent guidelines for usage across a variety of mediums, this project improves accessibility and legibility of voter information and aims to give citizens access to the information they need to participate in democratic elections."


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:

Thursday Community Online Academy: June 11, 2020
Today's sessions run the gamut from Hip-Hop Dance to Robotics to Mood Boosting Recipes

Today at 2 p.m.:Virtual Drop-In hours at the Office of Instructional Technology
Get answers to questions about Blackboard, course development and more

Today at 3 p.m.: Q&A with an AIG financial professional
Free webinar on navigating market volatility during pandemic

June 15 is deadline to enroll in SUNY Global Commons Program
A virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability, July 6 - Aug. 15

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

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


Coronavirus updates

June 11 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

Kelsey Grammer, Debra Granik, & More to Mentor the 2020 Youth Film Lab
Program Director and SUNY New Paltz Assistant Professor Megan Sperry will help lead transition to an online format
Broadway World, 6/9/20

Though it had to be cancelled this year, the New Paltz Regatta has been a late-spring tradition in the village for more than six decades. For this #ThrowbackThursday, a thrilling photo finish from 1972.

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