Professor Eve Tuck has received a $2,989 grant from the American Studies Association for her project titled, “Black/Land Project Interview.”
The New Paltz American Marketing Association hosted their annual Marketing Week from Oct. 6-11, featuring events to promote marketing careers for students. A Light the Night Workshop invited participants to learn how to become involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Guest speaker Elliot Auerbach, Ulster County Comptroller, spoke on politics and campaign public relations. At the fifth annual Wine Tasting Event, attendees learned how the White Cliff Vineyard makes and markets wines. The final event of the week was hosted in Westchester, N.Y., and included a tour of the Trump National Golf Course and information about promoting to...
Chelsea Kull ’15, Erika Traina ’16, Katie Rutcofsky ’17, Noelle Grande ’16, and Shayna Burgess ’16 of the New Paltz softball team were selected as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division III Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year, as announced by the NFCA. In order to be picked as an NFCA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average at or above 3.5. Four other State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) schools also boasted NFCA Scholar-Athletes: The College at Brockport (10), SUNY Cortland (6), Buffalo State (2) and SUNY Plattsburgh (2). New Paltz went 20-19...
Professor Lauren Meeker (Anthropology) has published a book titled, “Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam” (University of Hawai’i Press, 2013). Meeker has also co-published an article with Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala (Temple University) titled “Drums on the Red River: the Making of a Vietnamese Ethnographic Film” (Visual Anthropology vol. 26 no. 3, 2013). This article appeared in a special issue of the journal “Visual Anthropology in Vietnam,” which Professor Meeker guest-edited with Dr. Sam Pack (Kenyon). Professor Glenn Geher (Psychology), chair of the Psychology Department, authored the book “Evolutionary...
Professor Gerald Benjamin (Political Science), director of the Center for Research, Regional Engagement and Outreach (CRREO), has received a $16,516 grant from Church Communities NY Incorporated for his project, “Bruderhof Economic Impact Study.” Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Mitten (Facilities) has received a $1,000 grant from RMS Allocation Account for her project, “Effective Use of Feedback to Facilitate Campus/Dormitory Food Waste Reduction Across SUNY Campuses.”
Ed Carroll ’85 (Communication & Media) visited campus on Sept. 19 to discuss his career in media and the paths that students might take in that field. Carroll, who is the chief operating officer (COO) of AMCtv Networks and helped green-light “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men,” “Portlandia,” and many other programs, spoke to some 100 current students about new trends in cable television and offered career development insights and advice. Read more about Carroll here.
Elenor Wilson ’09g (Ceramics) has been named associate editor of “The Studio Potter,” a journal that “promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community,” according to its website.
Sara Pasti, Neil Trager director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, has received a $49,585 grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services for collection stewardship. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Glenn Vadney, general manager at the Legislative Gazette, has received a $20,000 grant from the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation for the Legislative Gazette internship program.
Seventeen students participated in the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). The students worked with faculty mentors on a variety of research projects, ranging in subject matter from chemistry, biology, and geology to English, philosophy, and fine arts. Each student presented the results of their work on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 12, to a group of their peers in the Honors Center. For a full list of presentations and more information about the SURE program, click here.