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Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
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  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • SUNY campuses surpass one million vaccines administered
  • Update on the approved New York State budget
  • April 29 is the deadline to elect the S/U option for spring 2021 courses
  • This weekend! Live-streamed readings of “Romeo and Juliet” in a new modern translation
  • LGBTQ+ identified graduates-to-be are invited to our annual Lavender Ceremony
  • Tomorrow is Google Day at the Career Resource Center
  • Photo Detail Challenge Reveal
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Scenes from theatre rehearsal

Coronavirus updates

April 16 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report
(Our first one of these in a while - Thank you for staying safe, all!)

SUNY campuses surpass one million vaccines administered
And nearly two million COVID-19 tests conducted

Transportation resources for students planning vaccination
Some bus, taxi and rideshare options that may be useful to members of our community

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more


News of the day

Update on the approved New York State budget
Summaries on salary increases, tution, the "TAP Gap" and more

Students: April 29 is the deadline to elect the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option for spring 2021 courses
Expanded option provides flexibility for students during the pandemic
We encourage you to discuss the S/U option with your advisor before electing

This weekend! Live-streamed readings of “Romeo and Juliet,” translated for modern audiences
Don't miss the latest Department of Theatre Arts collaboration with Play On Shakespeare

LGBTQ+ identified graduates-to-be are invited to our annual Lavender Ceremony
Sign up by April 26 to participate in a socially distant in-person event on May 16
A virtual celebration will be offered as well

Tomorrow is Google Day at the Career Resource Center
Students can meet managers and New Paltz alumni who work at Google, talk through the interview and hiring process, and get an insider's perspective on workplace culture

SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #3: Sojourner Truth Library
With exams, final papers and projects coming due in a matter of weeks, we figured it made sense to showcase everyone's favorite on-campus study spot.
Our first correct answer came from Jennifer Freer, administrative assistant in the Department of Political Science & International Relations. Congrats to Jennifer and everyone else who recognized the walls of the STL through the trees. See you next week!

Events, resources and reminders

Sign up this weekend to join the 25th New Paltz Clean Sweep on April 24
The community tradition continues as spring cleaning comes to the Village

Monday at 5 p.m., explore global perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis
A new installment in the Without Limits series on inequality, injustice and trauma during the pandemic

Also Monday: A Disability Studies Student Panel beginning at 6 p.m.
Assistant Professor April Coughlin will facilitate this student-centric dialogue

Arts Mid-Hudson invites students to a networking and career event
THRIVE! on Monday, April 19, brings together experts from regional arts orgs
All are welcome but registration is required to attend

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings



The latest from media

Plans move forward for New Paltz piano bar
New concept for the former Murphy's Pub, which is closing after more than three decades
Hudson Valley One, 4/15/21


From Our Community

New Paltz Theatre Department on Instagram
Sneak preview: Looking down on the stage where Theatre Arts students are rehearsing for this weekend's live-streamed reading of "Romeo & Juliet," in a new, modern translation presented in partnership with Play On Shakespeare.
Performances will be given at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and proceeds support student theatre programs.
Reserve your virtual seat using this link, and follow @sunynewpaltztheatre for more scenes from the stage.

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