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Classified Staff rings in holiday season with award ceremony

December 21, 2009
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Classified Staff, Research Foundation grant recipients and University Police employees with long-standing careers at New Paltz were honored at the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon on Dec. 12 in the Athletic and Wellness Center. This year’s recipients were: 20 Years Linda Orth (Student Accounts) Judy Tozzi (Career Resource Center) Deanna Lorenzo (Communication and Media) Diane McCarthy (Alumni Affairs) Risa Maines (Educational Administration and Supervision) Donna Provenzano (Sojourner Truth Library) 25 Years Janette Carcich (Liberal Arts and Sciences) George Borello (Facilities Operations) Laura Tozzi (Nursing) Dorothy Padin (Student Accounts) Michael Doyle (University Police) Scott Lawton (Facilities Operations) 30 Years Bonnie Barringer...

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EOP’s exceptional students display the gift of giving

December 21, 2009
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EOP’s exceptional students display the gift of giving

Having received the gift of education, students in the Educational Opportunity Program’s (EOP) Beta Omicron chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society are always excited to give back to the community. Sarah Lucas ’10 (Psychology), president of XAE, said, “We have been given the opportunity to succeed through being enrolled in an EOP class. It is crucial for us to show support to those who need it now, as much as we did in the past.” This semester, students participated in two fundraising events. A three-day food drive during the Thanksgiving holiday yielded enough food to...

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Students to experience foreign politics firsthand with SUNY Model European Union summit in Ireland

December 21, 2009
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Students to experience foreign politics firsthand with SUNY Model European Union summit in Ireland

By Samantha Thomson ’09 (Communication and Media) Public Affairs Intern For the fourth consecutive year, New Paltz is leading the way in studying European politics by hosting the SUNY Model European Union (MEU) annual simulation. The 2010 SUNY MEU simulation takes place from Jan. 7 to 9 in Limerick, Ireland. New Paltz will co-host the event with the University of Limerick. “There has never been a greater need to better understand political developments in Europe,” said Kathleen Dowley (Political Science), director of the Model European Union program. “Our program represents an exciting and active learning opportunity for all students...

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English professor to take part in cultural exchange in Taiwan

December 21, 2009
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English professor to take part in cultural exchange in Taiwan

Lauren Yanks (English) is heading to Taiwan in mid-February as part of a cultural and vocational exchange with the humanitarian organization Rotary International. Yanks was selected as one of four New York residents, between the ages of 25-40 and from different professional backgrounds, to travel to Taiwan as part of the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange. For four to six weeks, Yanks and her team will experience the country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. Her schedule will be packed with visits to universities, media outlets and...

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Alumna selected as New York State Teacher of the Year

December 21, 2009
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By Samantha Thomson ’09 (Communication and Media) Public Affairs intern Alumna Debra Calvino ’84g (Special Education), ’89cas was recently selected as the 40th New York State Teacher of the Year. Calvino will be honored by the college on Friday, Jan. 22, during the School of Education teacher orientation session. She will be speaking to education students at the event. On Tuesday, March 16, the award winner will serve as the keynote speaker at college’s future teachers information day, titled “It’s a Class Act.” Described as a passionate, caring and pragmatic teacher, Calvino has been a valued member of Valley...

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Call for Chancellor’s Awards nominations

December 21, 2009
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The Committee on Research, Awards, and Leaves (CRAL) extended the deadline for submission of Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence nomination packets until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. Faculty and professional staff can be nominated in the following categories: Faculty Service; Librarianship; Professional Service; Scholarship and Creative Activities and Teaching. Selection review will be completed in early spring by the Committee on Research, Awards and Leaves. To learn more about the awards and eligibility requirements, contact the Provost’s Office at x3280.

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