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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, July 30, 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:

  • Call to faculty: Application deadline TOMORROW for Peer Instructional Design Pilot Program
  • Governor Cuomo issues letter to New York's congressional delegation 
  • SUNY Blog: Celebrating National Intern Day, today!
  • Virtual Workshop: Supporting Students in Trying Times
  • Alumna Joanne Y. Pierce ’79 (Art Education) provides free 30-minute art classes 
  • Reopening FAQ of the Day: Can student groups get access to web conferencing tools for virtual meetings and events?
  • Events and opportunities
  • From Our Community: New Paltz Honors Spotlight
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Call to faculty: Application deadline TOMORROW for Peer Instructional Design Pilot Program
Six Mentor Teachers can earn a stipend and help colleagues develop expertise in the design, development and delivery of online, hybrid and blended courses this fall

Governor Cuomo issues letter to New York's congressional delegation
Letter calls for $500 billion in unrestricted state aid

Virtual Workshop: Supporting Students in Trying Times
Hosted by SUNY Online in collaboration with the non-profit organization, InsideTrack, today at 1 p.m.

Alumna Joanne Y. Pierce ’79 (Art Education) provides free 30-minute art classes for children and adults
Classes held remotely every Wednesday at 7 p.m. through the end of August

 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Can student groups get access to web conferencing tools for virtual meetings and events?
Yes, the College has procured a number of Zoom accounts to provide the full functionality of the platform to student groups and organizations.
Accounts will be managed centrally by the Center for Student Engagement, the Student Association Business Office and the Office of Residence Life. These offices can help students schedule and organize group meetings.
To use these Zoom accounts, student groups must submit a request through the ENGAGE platform by navigating to the main Forms tab. The Zoom request form will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2020.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to nearly 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 
 
The Department of Theatre Arts is thrilled to announce its fall 2020 production season lineup (subject to change), with more titles TBA!
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Faculty & Staff: Still time to complete required trainings before classes begin
Consider using the relative quiet of summer to take care of important Clery Act and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training modules

Grants and Proposals: If you write it, they will fund!
Scholarships available for fall 2020 Grant Writing Course, apply now!

SUNY New Paltz Dismantling Racism: Alumni Perspectives
Community town hall for alumni on race, inclusion and equity on Aug. 4 via Zoom 

Mindfulness in Minutes: Enhancing Resilience
Nina Smiley, Ph.D., will host a free, one-hour webinar for the campus community on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. via Zoom 

 

Coronavirus updates

July 30 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

Doing business is difficult in the age of COVID-19
As the state is reopening, community sees glimpses of normalcy
Mid-Hudson News, 7/28/20

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Honors Spotlight
Meet Gianna DeRusso ’21 (Music Therapy)
"My favorite memory with my club @absolutacappella is hosting invitationals! Inviting other groups to our school and sharing our love for a cappella and all of our hard work with our campus is always so fun and rewarding!"
Where will your New Paltz journey take YOU?
 

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Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
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