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As the spring 2017 semester wound to a close, students and faculty set aside the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 5, for “Minds @ Work,” a series of events devoted to students’ creative and scholarly output, including the 23rd annual Student Research Symposium.
On May 19, 20 & 21, over 2,500 undergraduate & graduate degrees were conferred at SUNY New Paltz...
3D Printing Skull Molds
Lagusta’s Luscious in downtown New Paltz partnered with SUNY New Paltz to create chocolate skulls for the television series Bones...
John Dawson ’18 will head to Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico for a paid, three-month internship this summer.
SUNY New Paltz honors young alumni who are thriving in their fields
Pasta loving bowl, Weissman
The Museum of the City of New York's New York Silver, Then and Now features six New Paltz metalsmiths
Women engineering
Summer Engineering Camp for girls wraps with career panel
Evaluators cite Great Teaching, Engaged Students, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes
Wooster Corridor
Incoming class will be among largest in New Paltz history
Amateur astronomers flock to New Paltz to see it with their own (protected!) eyes
Community turns out to cheer more than 2,000 new first-year and transfer students
Music as Medicine
The New Paltz alumni connection with Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music
Breaking News Lynne Johnson
Journalism alumna embraces the strength of social media
US News campus rankings
College makes best-of lists for Veterans, Engineering, Value
Alumni Reunion 2017
Walk of Honor dedication highlights fall weekend at alma mater
Walk of honor
New campus landmark pays tribute to community members past and present
Volunteers give time, service at more than 30 regional agencies
Future Summit
Leaders from tech, business, arts and education discuss sustainable growth for the region
Military Friendly 2018
College earns "Gold" status for excellence in serving those who served
Senior Toast 2017
Highlights from another great year at SUNY New Paltz
High marks for combining academic quality and affordability
Bending the Game
History alumnus captains Kingston Stockade Football Club
Report: SUNY New Paltz is county's #1 employer, generates nearly $360 million to region
Sunny Olympics
"I want to do my best, as one world citizen, to put on an enjoyable show for everyone."
Sarah Heitmeyer
MFA alumna's work bridges old forms and new processes
Atrium during the day, with students walking through campus
List measures colleges' ability to help economically disadvantaged students succeed
"He made me feel what every person wants to feel: validated, heard, understood"
LHD Ottaway Adams
Recognizing the lives and careers of Janus Adams '67 and James H. Ottaway Jr.
Katie Gruskin
“These activities predict later success, so it’s great to be able to bring them into my own classroom”
Nick Paquette ESPN
Watch on ESPN: "Dear Andrew," Nick Paquette's open letter to NBA prospect Andrew Jones
College celebrates full renovation and expansion of Speech-Language and Hearing Center
For 50 years, newly-enhanced facility has met regional needs for clinical services
Music students work with robots to create a new kind of performance
Swimmer Cooper Knapp
Historic first place finish & All-American honors in 200-yard butterfly at D3 finals
Solar Cooler
Adama Ouedraogo ’18 develops solar-powered medical cooler for use in developing nations
“Avenue Q” cast members trained with professional-quality puppets and Broadway-tested faculty
Business Analytics home page liu
New Paltz is first in SUNY to offer BS focusing on “Big Data” in business
Solar panels ridge
State-of-the-art battery storage unit and 217 kw of photovoltaic arrays
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Reem Ahmed and Julia Friedman will speak at Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
Students across disciplines showcase their scholarship with summer around the corner
float therapy magazine
Alumnus brings flotation therapy to Hudson Valley
Award will support investment in metal and wax 3D printing technologies
Memorial 18
Fourth annual ceremony highlighted by alumna’s moving tribute to brother
“EOP at New Paltz is really a leader and an exceptional model"
Commencement 2018
“Wherever you go and whatever you do from this time forward, you will always be part of New Paltz, and New Paltz will always be part of you”
homepage Walk of Honor
Paying tribute to beloved SUNY New Paltz community members
Engineering Fiber Analysis Research
Grant-funded research at New Paltz enhances farm-to-industry supply chain
Kevin Castel ’18 is the co-founder of Akúlix, producing hand-made clothing using sustainably sourced materials
IDMh Puerto Rico
Students, faculty rebuilding homes and lives through disaster response program
mockingbird costume design
Original research and design recognized at international theatre tech expo
Recommendation aligns with Diversity & Inclusion Council report; matter to be reviewed by College Council
“I have full confidence in this community to meet the challenges ahead. We approach these challenges with a set of strengths and recent achievements that few other institutions enjoy. We can do this – together.”
“Today, things feel right again, with a sense of readiness to take on the challenges of a new year”
Program accredited on first attempt following 2014 launch; Computer and Electrical Engineering accreditation affirmed and extended
Adding flexibility to the highest-enrolled graduate studio art program in SUNY
Samrat Pathania ’13 ’18g recognized for high school teaching, research with Emeritus faculty mentor
Hawks cap undefeated season with 5-1 victory over Oneonta
New Paltz earns top 10 ranking among public universities in the North region; Makes lists for value, veterans, engineering and business programs
Returning to alma mater, reconnecting with people and place
Field Hockey came back from an early deficit to beat Cortland, 2-1, and Volleyball took care of business 3-0 against Geneseo
Internship experience helps Heather Hallock ’18 top hundreds of nominees to earn exclusive, national award
Learn about everything from application to professional outcomes, Dec. 4 at Wooster Hall
“A community that strives to help each other in all aspects of life, and a community with pride and determination”
Documentation and the photographer’s role in representation are key to Nadia Sablin’s work with undergraduate and graduate students
Raising SUNY New Paltz’s profile as an intellectual, economic and cultural hub in the region
Join us for a look back at our favorite SUNY New Paltz stories from the year gone by
Wooster and Bevier renovations earn LEED Gold ratings
Magazine Puppets 64 perfect
An act of puppetry at SUNY New Paltz
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Walker Cacciatore '18 caps SUNY New Paltz career with Beta Gamma Sigma conference experience
Ottaway Jelani Cobb
Columbia faculty and New Yorker contributor, known for writing about race, politics, history and culture, will teach and speak at SUNY New Paltz this spring
Central Hudson Development Grant adds next-gen capabilities to additive manufacturing at SUNY New Paltz
military friendly 2019
Gold distinction places New Paltz in top 100 best colleges for veterans & service members nationwide
New Paltz defends home court with 80-49 win over Emmanuel College; will face #2 Bowdoin in next round
Catching up with Jue “Niki” Zhang ’19g as she approaches graduation from SUNY New Paltz’s top-ranked music therapy program
Council selects Ashokan, Awosting, Mohonk, Minnewaska, Shawangunk and Peregrine Dining Hall from among community-sourced recommendations
A look at family ties, from the Alumni Magazine
“I like being able to ask questions that haven’t been asked before. I’ve learned that conducting good science is a lot more than it seems.”
College will present Delgado with honorary degree, Smiley with President's Medal at May ceremonies
Simone Evans (Biochemistry; Mathematics), the youngest member of SUNY New Paltz’s Class of 2019, prepares for neuroscience Ph.D. program
Nicholas Piaquadio (Electrical Engineering; Physics) and Reuben Slater (History; Anthropology) will speak at Commencement 2019
"We believed, it brought us closer together, and we got it done."
More than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred at ceremonies on May 17, 18 and 19
"To your future, with wishes for every success and happiness. May your contributions make the world a better place. Congratulations!"
Full coverage, photos and video clips from the best weekend of the year
One of just five institutions to earn awards for both Overall Performance and Overall Improvement
Sun Hee Kil earns career milestone as part of sound design team on Broadway production of "Choir Boy"
Alumni profiles and features, campus news, class notes and more
Incoming class is among most diverse and academically qualified in New Paltz history
"With a sense of readiness, to take on the challenges of a new year"
"Today, I want to focus on inclusion – learning to change and leading that change – as our most important work in the coming year"
College moves up public university rankings, lists for value, social mobility and colleges for veterans
Modern academic spaces and industry-leading equipment for students, faculty and regional partners
Shweta Sawant '19 looks to bring renewable technology to local water treatment plants
Hawks cap undefeated in-conference run with 5-2 win over No. 2 seed Oneonta
Successful graduates from across the country come back to reconnect with their alma mater
“I feel like I learned more during that week than at any point in my career so far”
Providing opportunity, building capacity and expanding possibilities for our students
Stories of "Radical Compassion" and surviving conversion therapy, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.
Meet with faculty from each of the College's 50+ graduate programs
Highest student voter rate in the SUNY system in 2018
AC2 program propels biochemistry major to international medical research
Register for online classes from all five academic schools
Visual artists showcase capstone work at The Dorsky Museum
In this issue: A Brooklyn true crime saga, a DIY arts studio, campus biodiversity and more
Join us for a look back at major campus news and individual success stories from the past 12 months
Campus production of Sondheim's classic wins big in BroadwayWorld regionals
The College welcomes Dual Diploma education students from Chongqing, China
From classical and jazz to contemporary, experimental and world music
Trees that traveled to space now live on Earth, and Tania Velin ’20 knows exactly where to find them
Certified, IRS-trained students here to help with simple tax prep, Feb. 3 - April 7
March 4 at SUNY New Paltz, two journalism leaders discuss the state of the industry
"Train the trainer" model deployed to help Department of Education address trauma from natural disasters
Rising up the ranks of the best colleges serving veterans, dependents and active military students
Campus leaders practice good social distancing while answering your questions
Institute for Disaster Mental Health shares evidence-based approaches to caring for self and others
"I thank everyone for your patience, tenacity and grace ... We’ll get through this together."
Strength and solidarity: Craftspeople join online movement to help protect essential workers
An astronomical perspective, complete with ideas for your own nighttime viewing party
Stay up-to-date on the latest institutional news as this situation evolves
Ulster county food security map
Geography professor maps emergency resources in response to COVID-19
Alumna works from home
Journalism alumna Casey Silvestri ’17 reports on COVID-19 for NBC News
International students meet with faculty, staff
Students respond to change, uncertainty with hope and resilience
Questionable Authorities
Questionable Authorities shout out quarantined Class of 2020
Sound board signatures
Radio DJs’ signatures preserve 20-year history of WFNP
Flags outside HAB
Campus community honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country
Engineering Expo 2020
Capstone experience challenges engineering students to innovate
MFA Thesis 2020 - Nick Rouke ’20g (Studio Art: Photography & Related Media), Untitled, 2020, archival inkjet print
Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Show goes virtual
Black out Tuesday
Chief Diversity Officer’s statement on a traumatic week in our nation’s history shares list of anti-racism resources
History internship blog provides real-time commentary on pandemic
The River Newsroom
New Paltz students, alumni produce timely journalism for regional publication
Performance majors video
Seniors publish virtual recitals during COVID-19
Charles D alumnus narrative
A short narrative by Charles Dumas ’75 (Political Science)
annual report on generosity
Two Supreme Court decisions and New York State’s recognition of Juneteenth
Stay Home, Make Art 2020
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art hosts virtual exhibition
AC² students, faculty adapt to unprecedented challenges
College then and now
A look at campus through the years in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine
Scholar's Mentorship Program
A new location for the Scholar’s Mentorship Program
Nina Smiley
Nina Smiley, Ph.D., will host a free, one-hour webinar for the campus community
An opportunity for alumni to share their thoughts, experiences and concerns with campus leaders
Wooster at sunset
Guidance and resources for those visiting the College
Sojourner Truth Library
Browse, reserve and schedule a socially distant pick-up from the comfort of home
Newest building on campus certified for sustainable design
Back to school fall 2020
All students who live on campus or who are attending in-person classes are required to get tested
State of the College 2020 Don
Watch President Christian's annual update to the campus community
Construction updates
Renovations, efficiency upgrades and much more
IDMH Students
New program provides psychological first aid education and stress management tools to SUNY New Paltz students
Harrington Lecture Series
Data scientist and New Paltz alumnus Robin Thottungal ’08 presents first in online series
New online music series from SUNY New Paltz students and faculty
Old Main Building in summer
The College was rated as one of the 400 best colleges and universities in the United States
Reunion 2020
Register now for our first-ever virtual reunion weekend, Oct. 16-18
Party Patrol COVID-19
Campus leaders take to the streets to provide free masks, sanitizer to students
Ben Wigfall
New series is paired with a forthcoming exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Athletic trainers
Establishing trust is crucial to protecting our campus community
Assistant Professor of Art Aaron Nelson discusses the HVAMC’s response to the pandemic on “The Academic Minute”
Alumnus plays basketball
Alumnus finds his passion teaching youth basketball
Open house
Get answers during Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
SMP new space
Donated funds help the College acquire computers for remote learning
New Paltz in the fall
New Paltz pulls together in the pandemic
fall campus
College lands on Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges and Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools list
Ryan Law UPD
University Police Officer Ryan Law encourages small gatherings during the pandemic
Chancellor Malatras
“Our students, campus leadership, faculty and staff have done a tremendous job holding the coronavirus levels low and keeping each other safe”
Camille Jacobs
Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communication Media) moderates campus conversation
Winter Session 2
Get ahead in your major, take care of a GE or explore something new
Testing recap
THANK YOU to all the staff and volunteers who made it happen
Inside Higher Ed
Feature article focuses on Athletic Trainers Allison Lindsay and Bryan Lurie, who spearheaded our contact tracing program this fall
Snow atrium
College in the top 4% nationwide for helping students climb the socioeconomic ladder
Music Matters
New Paltz students interview renowned musical artists via Zoom
We Not Me - Magazine
SUNY New Paltz alumni respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
YIR 2020
Look back at some of the most noteworthy stories from the past year at SUNY New Paltz
Reporter and essayist will lead an upper-level seminar
Alumnus and jazz industry
Alumnus helps the jazz industry overcome unprecedented challenges
SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits New Paltz
All SUNY campuses will test 100% of their in-person population every week this spring
Pandemic radio
How WFNP stayed on-air and reached new listeners after everything changed
Alumna leads with empathy and flexibility on Twitter
Sojourner Truth Statue
Inside the process of creating this six-foot tribute to the Library’s namesake