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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6, 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.


  • Paid employment opportunity for students: Help New York curb the spread of COVID-19
  • Deadlines TODAY: Elect S/U option and submit course withdrawal request
  • Student Affairs launches #NPStressBusters programming ahead of finals week
  • New Paltz alumnus at Tuthilltown Spirits producing needed hand sanitizer
  • College faculty meeting May 7
  • Remembering Carol Roper, forever a Hawk
  • Professional development opportunities
  • From our community: It's the last day of classes!
  • Coronavirus updates

News from around campus

Paid professional opportunity for New Paltz students:
Join the state effort to curb the spread of COVID-19

The NYS Dept. of Health is looking to hire thousands for new contact tracing initiative

DEADLINES TODAY: Elect S/U option and submit course withdrawal request
Review this information with an advisor to make an informed decision

80 Proof: Local distillery serves up hand sanitizer
Alumnus Fadi Rabie ’18 and the rest of the team at Tuthilltown Spirits shift to produce needed disinfectant

College faculty will meet on Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m.
Meeting via Webex is open to all campus community members

Remembering Carol Roper, forever a Hawk
A loving tribute to the women's basketball fan who was a regular fixture behind the home team's bench


Virtual Commencement: Last week to RSVP


There's still time to take a great photo for virtual Commencement! Upload by May 9 and show us how you're celebrating earning your degree.
Photo of Skylar Galioto '20 (Adolescence Education: English), by Cathi Castillo, May 3, 2020.


Resources for remote teaching, learning and living

As classes end and we turn to finals, try these #NPStressBusters
Fitness, mindfulness, gaming and more to destress
TODAY: Check out the SUNY ESports Challenge, and join Athletics & Wellness for Vinyassa Yoga Flow at noon


Professional development and training opportunities

Writing through Trauma: Creative writing zoom session, today at noon
Join alumnus Lester Eugene Mayers '19 (Theatre Arts) for an open workshop on self-expression

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.

Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings:

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

Coronavirus updates

May 6 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

LETTER: Now is not the time to cut SUNY's budget
On the value of a college education in a democratic society
Daily Freeman, 5/5/20


From our community


Congratulations to our students and faculty on the last day of classes of the 2019-20 academic year! It's been a long climb, but the view from the top is pretty sweet. Photo by @ahappybeing.


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