Inauguration: A sneak peek at the week’s events

April 9, 2012

The inauguration of New Paltz’s eighth president will be marked with celebratory events throughout the week. A brief overview follows. For additional information including a full schedule, campus map of events, and more, go to

Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 15:
“The History of the Office of the President.” An exhibition featuring a historical timeline of the College is on view at Sojourner Truth Library.

Thursday, April 12:
New Paltz Showcase, highlighting the research and creative activity of New Paltz students and their faculty mentors in Lecture Center South Lobby, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Debra Humphreys, vice president for communications and public affairs at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, presents “Liberal Education and the 21st Century Global Economy” in Lecture Center 100, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Panel Discussion. The faculty panel will highlight three kinds of “high impact” pedagogic practices, or modes of teaching and learning that have a long-lasting, beneficial effect on student knowledge and engagement. The discussion will take place immediately following Dr. Humphreys’ lecture.

Friday, April 13:
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Inaugural Ceremony will be held in Studley Theatre (by invitation only) at 2:30 p.m. A webcast of the event can be viewed in Lecture Center 100 or online.
Campus Community Reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Multipurpose Room.

Saturday, April 14:
Benefit Concert with Vladimir Feltsman, internationally renowned pianist and founder and artistic director of PianoSummer Institute and Festival, in Studley Theatre at 4 p.m., followed by Patrons’ Reception. (Tickets required.)

Sunday, April 15th:
Student BBQ and Carnival on Hasbrouck Quad. The Residence Hall Student Association will host a student celebration for the President’s Inauguration. Food served from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with student mealplan. In case of rain, this event will be held in Hasbrouck Dining Hall.

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