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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 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.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • How to find fall contingency training on Blackboard
  • Change in Office 365 login page takes effect today
  • New professional development resource for UUP employees
  • IG Live with the Career Resource Center: Virtual volunteering, June 30 at 2 p.m.
  • Students form Virtual Theatre Collaboration to keep performing through pandemic
  • SUNYAC switching to division format for some fall sports
  • Theses & capstones: Photographic keepsakes from the end of the world
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Faculty: Use Blackboard to access contingency training for a remote-ready fall semester
Once logged in, you should see "Training: Developing a Blended Learning Course" under "My Courses"

Change in Office 365 login page takes effect today
New system will improve resiliency in case of outages

Career Resource Center is live on Instagram, every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Coming up on June 30: Service Learning Coordinator Erica Wagner '08g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) discusses virtual volunteer opportunities for this summer and beyond

SUNYAC announces fall 2020 east-west division format for soccer and women’s volleyball
Decision will reduce travel costs and health risks by eliminating overnights

 
 
A small collective of Theatre Arts majors is working through the pandemic as the Virtual Theatre Collaboration, founded by Dominique Torrez '21 and Natalie Houle '20. In May 2020 they produced "Blues," a remote-performed piece written by Stefanie Workman '20 and directed by Natalya Malarczuk '20. Click here to watch the short drama in full, and read more about the Virtual Theatre Collective in a recent Broadway World blog post reported by Maria Pauer '20.
 

Events and Opportunities

AC² Program summer research presentations, June 30 at 10 a.m.
Register now to get the link and support students working through unprecedented challenges

Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration, June 30 at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

 

Coronavirus updates

June 29 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

2020 Hudson Valley Summer Camp Guide
As the region reopens, a round-up of in-person and virtual options for kids
Chronogram, 6/25/20

 

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, "keepsakes from the end of the world," from the Photography Program's MFA/BFA gallery.

 
by Megan Reilly ’20 (Photography)
"These photographs are my keepsakes for the end of the world ... By photographing the world as it lays around me, I can give myself an illusion of control ... I am mourning the present I know I will soon long for." 
 

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