Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Thursday, May 28, 2015 Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000 Roof Repairs and Accompanying Parking Limitations on Middletown Campus The College will be re-coating roofs on three buildings on the Middletown campus starting Monday, June 1. Estimated completion date will be around July 3.

Following is the tentative proposed schedule, weather permitting, and how it will affect parking near particular buildings while work is completed. Please note, inclement weather will change these dates. Updated Grapevine postings will be posted as necessary until the projects are completed. Also note, pedestrian access may be altered and signage will be posted directing pedestrians.

Wednesday, June 3: Hudson Hall roof (No inner campus parking or access to handicapped parking spots on B.T. roadway in front of Hudson Hall. Also, we would discourage any parking on South Street in front of Hudson Hall that day)

Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5: Two handicapped parking spots next to rear of the George Shepard Center handicap ramp will be used for contractor equipment for roof re-coat.

Friday, June 5: George Shepard Roof (George Shepard lot 5, rear George Shepard Lot 6. Student Lot 7, and Faculty/Staff Lot 8 [Bennett Street yellow house] will be closed)

Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12: No parking in rear of the Diana Physical Education Center along Tennis Court Drive.

Wednesday, June 10 to Friday, June 12: No parking on Tennis Court Drive, tennis court parking lot and lower lot between the Diana Center and the parking garage. Parking in the Library Lot along East Conkling Avenue may also be affected on these dates.

We are sorry for this inconvenience and will keep you updated with how inclement weather  may affect any of these dates.

Any questions, please contact Fred Brennen at 341-4224

Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000
Trustees Rename Emeriti Room in Honor of Dr. Richards At its May 20 meeting, the SUNY Orange Board of Trustees passed a resolution renaming the Emeriti Room in Morrison Hall as the "Dr. William Richards Round Room."

The resolution text included:

Whereas, Dr. William Richards has served with distinction as President of Orange County Community College since Aug. 1, 2003; and

Whereas, the Emeriti Room, located within the Office of the President’s suite in Morrison Hall on the College’s Middletown campus, was a central location for hosting meetings involving college employees, elected officials, dignitaries and members of the community throughout the entirety of Dr. Richards’ tenure at Orange County Community College; and

Whereas, Dr. Richards affectionately called the Emeriti Room the “Round Room” in reference to its circular design; now

Therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees, in recognition of Dr. Richards’ fondness for the unique architectural features of the Emeriti Room; his appreciation for the historical beauty and splendor of Morrison Hall, and his legacy of leadership at Orange County Community College, hereby renames the Emeriti Room of Morrison Hall as the Dr. William Richards Round Room.

A plaque designating the room's new name will be placed adjacent to the entrance to the Round Room.


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Blackboard "Train the Trainer" Workshop June 4 As SUNY Orange plans for our transition from Angel to Blackboard Learn, we are seeking  experienced faculty who would be willing to serve as mentors or workshop leaders for other instructors who are new to Blackboard.

If you are a faculty member who has used Blackboard and are willing to offer support to your peers, we have a great opportunity for you!

Open SUNY (formerly SLN) will be hosting a one-day "Train the Trainer" workshop here at SUNY Orange on June 4. The workshop will cover the basics of teaching others to use the Blackboard Learn platform. There is no cost, but registration is required so we can have an accurate count of attendees.

The workshop will run from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in RCSE 014, and lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited. We hope you decide to join us!

Please register using the link below.

Register for "Train the Trainer" Workshop at SUNY Orange on June 4

Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000
Technology Update On the week of June 8, we will have two of the College's vendors and the networking team performing work on our infrastructure. There may be some outages during that week but most work will occur after 4 p.m. This work will result in a more efficient and reliable network.

Any questions, please call me, Ken Kempsey 341-4288.

Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000