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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • Message from SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson
  • Today: Live chat with President Christian
  • Two New Paltz students receive SUNY fellowship for advanced study
  • Enrollment open for Global Commons Program
  • Student capstones & theses: The beauty in a bottle
  • Today: SUNY SAIL webinar on mindful self-care
  • Events and development opportunities, including next week's offerings from HRDI
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

Message from SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson
"I believe deeply in SUNY’s twin missions of accessibility and excellence, and it has been an honor to serve them"

New Paltz students receive SUNY Fellowships to support ongoing education
Two recent graduates will use funding toward advanced study in their fields

Enrollment open for SUNY Global Commons Program, July 6 - Aug. 15
Students can earn six credits through this virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability


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 featuring work from Gap in the Clouds, the capstone exhibition for BA and BS seniors in the visual arts.

Patron Stacked (2)
Photograph of five bottles, ceramic 3”x 3”x 4.5”, 2020
Eric Gerard '20 (Visual Art)

"Bartending for several years and being surrounded by wine and spirits led me to pay extra attention to the variety of bottles and their contents. How does the form and its appearance reflect what is inside?"


Events and Opportunities

Today: SUNY SAIL webinar with Terry Murray on mindful self-care
Leader of the College's contemplative gatherings for faculty and staff will lend expertise to system-wide event

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

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

Registration open for the online Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning Certificate Program
SUNY Center for Professional Development offers "Innovative Strategies to Engage All Students" course, June 30 - Aug. 11

Virtual Drop-In hours at the Office of Instructional Technology
Have questions about Blackboard, course development or anything else OIT-related?
Join us Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. through the month of June


Coronavirus updates

June 5 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 begins phasing in business reopenings
Phase One businesses include construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, manufacturing, wholesale trade and retail businesses – the latter limited to curbside or in-store pickup and drop-off
New Paltz Times, 6/3/20

Looks like a hot weekend ahead. Hope you find ways to stay cool!

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