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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM

We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.


  • Full coverage of Commencement and end-of-year celebrations
  • Office of Veteran & Military Services reflects on meaning of Memorial Day
  • President Donald P. Christian and Sandra K. Christian fund endowment for student research
  • Governor Cuomo announces Mid-Hudson region on track to hit benchmark to begin reopening
  • Date Change: Benjamin Center conversation with State Senator Metzger rescheduled for June 3
  • Career Resource Center newsletter, including info about a virtual career day on May 27
  • Community Pandemic Blog: A photo essay from a quiet New Paltz campus
  • Today: A Q&A for faculty on online learning resources available at the Library
  • Tonight: Another "Science on Screen" event, with faculty discussing Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  • Hudson Valley Music Collective will host virtual songwriter circle May 27
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

Full coverage of Commencement 2020 and end-of-year celebrations
Join us in looking back at our students' exceptional achievements and resilience

Governor Cuomo announces eighth region on track to hit benchmark to begin reopening
After meeting contact tracing metric, Mid-Hudson Valley will join regions that have fulfilled metrics to begin reopening

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Including a virtual career day with Wealth Advisory Group on Wednesday, May 27

Though we're unable this year to gather for the College's annual wreath laying event, our community honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Students, faculty and staff took a moment this weekend to create a short video reflecting on what Memorial Day means to them.

Community Pandemic Blog


Professional development and training opportunities

Today: Sojourner Truth Library Q&A session on online learning
Join research and instructional librarians at 10 a.m. for info about useful remote instruction resources

SUNY FACT2 Online Symposium: Responding in real-time to a global crisis
A free event on May 28 focused on exploring how necessity has fostered innovations in teaching and learning, and what we can learn from our collective successes and failures


Resources for remote teaching, learning and living

Changes in the Science and the Imagination since 2001: A Space Odyssey
A Facebook Live event hosted by the Rosendale Theatre, tonight at 7 p.m.

Join Dan Freedman, dean of the School of Science & Engineering, and Amy Bartholomew, director of astronomy, for a panel discussion to be paired with Kubrick's classic

Hudson Valley Music Collective Virtual Songwriter Circle, May 27
This bi-monthly, remote series including New Paltz alumni gives musicians the chance to discuss the sometimes daunting, sometimes effortless, always rewarding process of songwriting


Coronavirus updates

May 26 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

When people judge me for my 'sometimes invisible' condition
New Paltz student reflects on what others cannot always see
The Mighty, 5/22/20


From our community

One more time for the grads!
Full videos and programs from our undergraduate, graduate and Honors Program ceremonies, and our Lavender Celebration honoring LGBTQ+ identified students, can be found at

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