Students of the Class of 2015 will attend the 25th annual fall convocation at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Athletic & Wellness Center. This event formally introduces new students to academic ceremonies and to the esteemed New Paltz faculty.
Associate Professor Peter Kaufman (Sociology) will be the featured speaker. Kaufman was the recipient of 2011 Chancellor’s Award Teaching. His ethos is that learning should be an active and organic process where the teacher is the catalyst for learning.
Kaufman’s scholarship is significant, including editing “Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom,” serving on the editorial board for “Teaching Sociology” as well as numerous contributions to journals and monographs.
25th annual fall convocation: registration
Registering allows the College to plan accordingly for the picnic and participant seating.
Faculty and staff planning to attend
1. Please register at mynewpaltz.edu by Friday, Aug. 19
2. Click on the Faculty/Staff Services tab
3. Go to the Employee Resources
4. Click on Register for Fall Convocation
Faculty planning to march
Faculty planning to march in the formal academic procession should
register at mynewpaltz.edu by Friday, Aug. 19 and follow instructions on the Faculty tab.
Academic attire is required for faculty processing in Convocation. It is possible to borrow regalia from your School or College. For more information, please contact the appropriate Assistant to the Dean.
Line up will be in the Athletic and Wellness Center at 11:30 a.m. and the procession will begin promptly at noon.
Tickets to attend the picnic will be distributed at the ceremony. The picnic will be on the lawn south of the Athletic & Wellness Center and will begin immediately following the ceremony.
If you have any further questions, please go to the Convocation Web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 3972.