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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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  • Virtual Commencement launches today at 1 p.m.!
  • Three ways to watch: On the web, on YouTube, or with our Facebook Live Watch Party
  • From our community: One last SUNY New Paltz sunset for the Class of 2020
  • Update on the future of the Daily Digest
  • Call for nominations for the Classified Staff Presidential Award
  • Community Pandemic Blog: The little things that make a big difference
  • Development opportunities, including a SUNY symposium on online learning next week
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

Three ways to watch the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremonies
Links and videos will be shared today at 1 p.m.

Option 1: Watch on Commencement ceremony webpages
Videos and slides recognizing grads will be hosted at specific addresses
Links will be available at 1 p.m. at

Option 2: Join our Facebook Live Watch Party
Streaming the undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m. and the graduate ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Tune in at

Option 3: View the Commencement videos on YouTube
Find remarks from speakers, musical performances and recognition of graduates
Videos will be posted at

Update on the future of the Daily Digest
This newsletter will continue through the summer

Nominate a colleague for the Classified Staff Presidential Award by June 3
The College continues its tradition of recognizing employees for exceptional service

Today's the day!!!
Hope you can join us for the Facebook Watch Party - we'll be starting the feed at 1 p.m.

Community Pandemic Blog


Professional development and training opportunities

Virtual Artist Talk with Anat Shiftan, Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m.
Associate professor of ceramics will host studio webinar

Sojourner Truth Library hosting Q&A sessions on online learning
Join research and instructional librarians on Tuesday, May 26, 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


Coronavirus updates

May 22 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

Future of what SUNY New Paltz education model will look like remains up in the air
Summer enrollments and fall registration up from this time last year
Mid-Hudson News, 5/21/20


From our community

It’s been an incredible journey, Class of 2020. Before you go on to all your greatness, let’s share one more New Paltz sunset together.
Timelapse video by Narelys Chum '20 (Sociology - Human Services)

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