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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 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.


  • We want to hear from you!: Share stories for a new Community Pandemic Blog
  • Provost Lyman's May 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Commencement deadlines: Customize your slide by May 9...
  • ...And share a Senior Toast by May 8!
  • Graphic Design students plan Instagram takeover, Friday at 4 p.m.
  • Video documents HVAMC face shield production
  • College faculty will meet today
  • Professional development opportunities, including next week's slate of HRDI trainings 
  • Instructions from the Bookstore: How to return rented books
  • More #NPStressBusters from Student Affairs
  • From our community: A #throwbackthursday for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Coronavirus updates

Virtual Commencement: Last week to RSVP

Just two days left to customize your Commencement slide
Upload your portrait and personal quote by May 9


News from around campus

Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s new Community Pandemic Blog
Inviting multimedia submissions (writing, visual art, audio, video, performance and more) for a new communal storytelling project launching next month

Provost Lyman’s May 2020 Report to the Faculty
Applauding efforts to sustain student learning through the transition to remote instruction, and some important updates about new programs and policies that apply to faculty

VIDEO: HVAMC + SUNY New Paltz face shield printing
Central Hudson Story Chasers project covers the College's effort to 3D print needed masks

College faculty will meet today at 1 p.m.
Meeting via Webex is open to all campus community members


Coming Friday, May 8: Graphic Design IG Takeover


Graphic Design BFA Thesis Exhibition launching on Instagram @npzdesign
See what seniors have created, May 8 beginning at 4 p.m.
Pictured above: "My Plan," by Amy Zheng ’20 (Graphic Design)


Resources for remote teaching, learning and living

Tips for using the campus bookstore online
As the spring semester winds down and summer sessions begin, a few easy instructions for returning rented books, selling used books and browsing the bookstore website

#NPStressBusters continue for finals week
Fitness, mindfulness, gaming and more to destress
TODAY: A primer on "fixed mindset" with alumna Jenna Weinstein ’10 (Psychology)


Professional development and training opportunities

Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings:

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

Forum on race and pandemic, May 8 at 3 p.m.
The Black Lives Matter @ School Committee will host this open forum welcoming students and employees to share their experiences. Opening remarks from Lecturer Anthony Dandrige and AC2 Program Coordinator Binta Ceesay.

Essential Communication Skills for Teaching course begins May 19
The SUNY Center for Professional Development offers this opportunity for faculty, delivered 100% asynchronous online via Blackboard, as part of its Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program


Coronavirus updates

May 7 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

5 Takeaways From My Covid-19 Remote Teaching
Lesson one: There is no wrong way to salvage your courses during a global emergency
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/6/20

Fleeing NYC But Still Want an Urbane Lifestyle? Consider These Cool Suburban Towns
New Paltz shouted out on list of locales for city transplants
Variety, 5/6/20


From our community


Another one from SUNY New Paltz history for #throwbackthursday. Today we're celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a photograph of a student teacher working in a classroom in 1967. Did you know New Paltz was a State Teachers College for many years before the SUNY system was founded?


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