Two New Paltz theatre students were winners at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which was held Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in Hyannis, Mass. Patrick Pierpoint ’14 (Theatre Arts) won in the category for Best Comic Actor. There were approximately 250 candidates. Emma Larsen Schunk ’14 (Theatre Arts) won a scholarship for an internship with Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. In addition, three students made it to the semi-finals round of the Irene Ryan Acting competition: Pierpoint, Katherine Cryer-Hassett ’14 (Theatre Arts), and Robert Gagnon ’14 (Theatre Arts).
Current Issue: March 12, 2014
The Office of Financial Aid has announced the preferred process for 2014-2015 financial aid applications. Students applying for financial aid should take the following three steps: 1) electronically file their 2013 federal income tax returns two to three weeks before the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed; 2) wait two to three weeks to have access to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the student’s 2014-2015 FAFSA on the web; 3) complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The FAFSA should be filed by the college’s priority deadlines of...
The Office of Human Resources has announced the College’s new hires and promotions for January 2014. Faculty hires: Kara Belinsky (Biology) Assistant Professor, Kristen Medeiros (Psychology) Lecturer Professional hires: Maxwell Kenney (Computer Services) Help Desk Analyst/UPD Support, Carmen Calderon (Communication & Marketing) Designer, Jenna Harris (Undergraduate Admission) Freshman Admission Advisor, Brittany Robinson (Athletics) Head Softball Coach Professional promotion: Matthew Seaman (IT/Computer Services) Macintosh Support Specialist Classified staff hire: Joshua Dugan (University Police) Police Officer
Professor Andy Evans (History) has co-authored a textbook, “Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence, vol. II, since 1500,” (Cengage, 2014) with Merry Wiesner (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Julius Ruff (Marquette), and Bruce Wheeler (University of Tennessee).
Professor Susan Lewis (History) has been named a Fellow of the New York Academy of History. Lewis was nominated by CRREO Director and Associate Vice President Gerald Benjamin (Political Science) and selected on the basis of “a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history.” Lewis teaches courses on the history of New York State and New York City, and is the author of the award-winning monograph “Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York, 1830-1885” (Ohio State University Press, 2009).
Professor Reynolds Scott-Childress (History) presented a paper, “The Social Reconstruction of Race: The Limits of Whiteness Studies,” at the British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group’s Theories of Race, Racism, and Ethnicity Conference on Jan. 31 in Birmingham, England.