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Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • SUNY Trustees announce departure of Chancellor Kristina Johnson
  • Registration open for summer literacy tutoring for children in grades 2-12
  • News from the Hudson Valley Venture Hub
  • Today: Try a Perks at Work Community Online Academy course
  • Student capstones & theses: Ancient ceramics techniques from the MFA program
  • Throwback Thursday: Remember card catalogs?
  • Events and development opportunities: Instructional Technology drop-in hours today
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

SUNY Board of Trustees announce departure of Kristina Johnson as Chancellor
Tenure marked by four central pillars: Individualized Learning; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Sustainability; and Partnerships

Registration open for summer 2020 Literacy Tutoring Program
Supplemental learning for children in grades 2-12; Sessions start July 8

Thursday Community Online Academy: Dozens of free courses from SUNY Perks at Work
Learn about cooking, coding, martial arts, meditation and more from the comfort of home

Hudson Valley Venture Hub: June 2020 Newsletter
Including a recap of a successful series of online Entrepreneur Collaboration Huddles


Events and Opportunities

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

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

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

Upcoming SUNY SAIL webinars include a June 5 session on mindful self-care featuring New Paltz's Terry Murray
Leader of the College's contemplative gatherings for faculty and staff will lend expertise to system-wide event

Registration is 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

Be honest: Who remembers how to navigate a card catalog? On this #ThrowbackThursday, a moment of appreciation for all the ways modern technology makes it easier to learn, organize, research or just find a good book to read. Visit the Sojourner Truth Library online to browse collections, databases and other electronic resources from the comfort of home.

Coronavirus updates

June 4 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

Valley Stream, Elmont march in memory of George Floyd
New Paltz alumnae take action as community organizers
LI Herald, 6/2/20


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 we're featuring a graduate student ceramicist who exhibited in Other Worlds Are Possible, the Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Show.

US Intervention in Latin America
Red earthenware with glaze and metal oxides, 2020
Karen Jaimes '20g (Studio Art - Ceramics)

"Exalting the overlooked and exposing truth is a sublime act. By resurrecting ancient Precolumbian ceramic forms, I invoke the rich visual language of my ancestors to address the systemic impact of colonization on indigenous people and the natural world. I combine various techniques using globally sourced ceramic materials and stained glass to create evocative sculptures. Through the hybridization of Precolumbian forms with iconic contemporary imagery, I revive indigenous knowledge and provide new narratives from the diverse Latinx diaspora in the US. The hybrids assert their autonomy, challenge pervasive Western ideologies, and ask viewers to consider the past, present, and future."


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