Tools for Communication
ALL work order forms and tools for communication are now located on my.newpaltz.edu
For all mail-related inquiries, please call (845) 257-3122
Office of Communication & Marketing
Phone: (845) 257-3245
Fax: (845) 257-3345
Haggerty Administration Building 411
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
(Marketing, Media Relations, Digital Media)
Design, Print & Mail Services
(845) 257–3997 Fax
Print and Mail Services
(845) 257–3997 Fax
Other Campus PR Contacts:
Sports Information Director, Athletics
Phone: (845) 257-3927
Art Services Assist
Phone: (845) 257-3858
- General news and event releases [how to | view releases]
- Design Services
- Campus Digital Signage
- Emergency communication (cancellation and delays)
- Experts Database
- Media Relations
- Mail Services
- my.newpaltz.edu, in collaboration with Computer Services
- Print Services
- RSS Feeds
- Web Management: The college's main Web site, www.newpaltz.edu, and departmental sites
- The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art media relations and publicity
- New Paltz Connect Monthly E-Newsletter
- The New Paltz Magazine
To read our comprehensive guidelines, visit the New Paltz Style Guide.
All of us in Communication & Marketing look forward to working with you. Please feel free to stop by our office located in Haggerty Administration Building, Room 411 or call us at (845) 257-3245 if you have any questions.
The number and quality of OpEd pages has increased across the country in recent years because it has proven to be a lively forum to present viewpoints on a number of issues. Blogs have also grown in popularity and provide a similar forum.
For those of us in higher education, publishing OpEd s, guest columns, and blog posts provide a chance to reach people, other than colleagues, to express an opinion. Length of such pieces are typically 500-800 words (one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half pages, double spaced).
Here are some tips on what editors request in an OpEd article:
- The article should express the author's opinion. What makes your opinions of interest to the public is your knowledge and fresh approach to the subject.
- The opinion should be supported with statistics, anecdotes, results of studies, or any other specific information that is available. It is not enough just to state a point of view; it must be supported with logical argument.
- Try not to be too specialized . . . remember you are writing for a general audience!
- There are no restrictions on style but most people prefer an informal approach like a newspaper letter-to-the-editor. However, using the Editorial Style Guide is recommended.
- Remember, the process of submitting the article to OpEd page editors takes time. It must be offered on an exclusive basis to one editor at a time in a particular market.
- If you are interested in writing an OpEd, the Office of Communication & Marketing will be happy to work with you in developing and marketing the piece.