Current Issue: March 12, 2014

Conferences and lectures

February 24, 2014
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Questions, Stories & Truths: Teacher Education in a Neoliberal Age, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. Professor Julie Gorlewski (Secondary Education), recipient of the 2012-13 Provost Award for Outstanding Pre-Tenure Faculty, presents this lecture as part of the Faculty Excellence Speaker Series. Followed by Q&A and discussion. In the Honors Center. Snakes in the Shawangunks, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Final lecture in the Biology Department and Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series features Ed McGowan, director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo, Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

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New Paltz and MakerBot prepare to announce partnership

February 6, 2014
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An exciting, new partnership has been formed between New Paltz and MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing. New Paltz will become the first college campus in the nation to house an “innovation center” with 30 MakerBot 3D printers accessible for students to use simultaneously. The center will combine the latest technology from the Brooklyn-based MakerBot with New Paltz’s established curriculum in digital design and fabrication. New Paltz was selected for this program because of this unique curriculum that combines the College’s strengths in fine arts and engineering. This partnership will build on the 3D printing initiative that...

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Graduate student receives prestigious SGCI fellowship

February 6, 2014
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Graduate student Kate Gesel (Printmaking)

Graduate student Kate Gesel (Printmaking) is the recipient of a Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Graduate Fellowship. The award is highly competitive and is given to only one person each year. It includes membership in the SGCI, conference admission, a $500 travel stipend to attend this year’s conference in San Francisco, Calif., and a solo exhibition at the 2015 SGCI Conference in Knoxville, Tenn. “This is a highly regarded prize at one of the most important events in the field,” says Professor Jill Parisi-Philips (Printmaking). The SGCI conference brings together “thousands of artists, critics, curators, faculty members, and students...

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Students participate in Saturdays of Service volunteer program

February 6, 2014
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Students participate in Saturdays of Service volunteer program

“I applied because I really wanted to help people,” said Roni Urena ’16 (Spanish/Latin American Studies) of Saturdays of Service, a new volunteer program for students that was introduced last semester. “It was an awesome experience. Fourteen students, different majors, different backgrounds, we all just came together as a whole and were able to feed the hungry.” The theme of the fall semester’s program was “Feeding the Hudson Valley: Food Insecurity and Sustainability,” which resonated deeply with another participant, Vicki Messinger ’16 (Communication Disorders). “I’m from a very rural town, so the theme of sustainable agriculture was important to...

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IMS introduces new technology upgrades

February 6, 2014
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Instructional Media Services (IMS) has introduced several important upgrades to classrooms this semester. The three front rows of chairs in LC 100 now turn 180 degrees, enabling classroom conversations and collaboration. Audio levels have been adjusted for the microphones in LC 100 and LC 102 for the best clarity. Classrooms on the second floor in the Humanities Building now have the same Crestron control boxes that are in most of the other smart classrooms on campus. All projectors on the third floor of Humanities have been replaced with new ones. The College Terrace now has a ceiling-mounted projector, screen,...

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It’s tax time!

February 6, 2014
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Student volunteers from the School of Business will offer free tax help to individuals with a gross income below $50,000 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The students, who are certified and received training from the IRS, will offer assistance preparing basic tax returns and will also provide e-filing. Walk-in hours will be held in van den Berg Hall, room 208, from Feb. 3 through April 14 on the following days: Mondays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m....

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