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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Monday, June 15, 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.


  • Reminder for students: Apply by June 25 to receive CARES Act funding
  • René Antrop-González assumes new role as dean of education
  • SUNY hosting virtual career fair this Wednesday
  • Update for employees on new time off to vote policy
  • Weekly Instagram Live schedule from the Career Resource Center
  • Video: An international student's experience in New Paltz during the pandemic
  • Student capstones & theses: Metalsmithing and childhood
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media

News from around campus

Students: Still time to apply for CARES Act funds
More than 5,000 New Paltz students are eligible to receive grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations; Submit your application by June 25

René Antrop-González assumes new role as dean of education
New leadership in the School of Education effective today; Michael Rosenberg will return to the faculty as professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning

Meet with more than 80 employers at the SUNY Virtual Career Fair, June 17
RSVP now and take advantage of an opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the comfort of home; Contact the Career Resource Center with questions

Update for state employees on Election Law amendment relating to time off to vote
Employees may take up to two hours paid leave to vote in New York elections when they do not have sufficient time to vote before or after their work shift

Career Resource Center is live on Instagram, every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
This week: Director Mark McFadden interviews alumna Alyssa Velazquez '19 (Sociology), people coordinator at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, about job searches and careers in the non-profit sector

Video: An international student's experience in New Paltz during COVID-19.
Madhulika Panidepu '20g (Computer Science) was unable to return home to Vijayawada, India, when coronavirus came to New York. She talks about staying positive and staying safe while keeping up with her studies.

Events and Opportunities

"Farmscape Ecology": Virtual panel and film screening, June 16 at 6 p.m.
Scientists and researchers, including Shafiul Chowdhury, director of the College's Environmental Geochemical Science Program, will discuss sustainable farming before the world premiere of Jon Bowermaster's new documentary

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15


Coronavirus updates

June 15 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

Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative Podcast
Adjunct Professor Michael Frank talks about the regional response to food crises caused by coronavirus, and where we go from here
Radio Kingston, 6/1/20


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, we're featuring work from Gap in the Clouds, the capstone exhibition for BA and BS seniors in the visual arts.

Emily Rowe '20 (Visual Arts)

"The imagination of a child is what I am returning to through my artwork. No dream is too big, too small, or too scary. Through metalsmithing and painting I create an atmosphere of fantasy as a narrative of my past ... Reminiscing and keeping memories from fading away are my goals." See more by the artist on Instagram @emily.rowe.art.


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