Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 BHC's Love, Power & Respect Hip Hop Tour - The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Hip Hop The Black History Committee of the Hudson Valley is bringing an outstanding tour with a panel program to the Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange.

Slated to start at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, the BHC's Love, Power & Respect Hip Hop Tour – The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Hip Hop will feature seven panelists who will make presentations from various perspectives including music, poetry, spoken word, performance, community, and creative activism.

The discussion will be centered around Hip Hop in the form of three frames of reference: values, the role women play, and the impact of the media.

The gifted members of the panel are Poet Gold, Queen Godis, Ayo Nish!, Devon Glover, UND3RSTANDING: SES Da Great, Knowle'ge, and Sev Statik.

Come, engage, and be uplifted, learn and share knowledge at this event which is free and open to the public. This gathering is sure to motivate you to push boundaries and open possibilities.

In cooperation with Cultural Affairs, the Black History Committee of the Hudson Valley has been the organizer of this evening discussion program. More information is available at 888-983-8978 or 845-341-4891 and or and check out or

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall parking garage, accessible via the 73 First Street entrance.

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North East Watercolor Society 2016 Members' Show Winter has finally settled in with its cold temperatures and various shades of gray, tan, white, but Orange Hall Gallery and Loft are array in the colors of all the seasons with the arrival of the North East Watercolor Society 2016 Members’ Show. One hundred ten paintings by sixty artists are on display February 8 through March 24, 2016. Varying in size from small to large, in styles ranging from loose brushstrokes to exact illustrative details, the land, sea and, city scapes, portraits, genre paintings, still lifes, and semi-abstracts celebrate the watercolor medium.

The reception at which awards will be presented will take place on Sunday, March 6 from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Pianist Geoff Hamburg will start off the afternoon event at 1 p.m. by playing jazz and classical standards.

Then, at 2:30 p.m., award-winning watercolorist and exhibit judge, Pat Morgan, will give an hour long demonstration, "Capturing Gesture and Movement," during which she will explain her technique and use of colors as she paints and also references the paintings in her solo show, "Watermarks," on the wall of Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

Award winners will be announced at the end of the reception. Both the reception and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The gallery is also open Friday, Feb. from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 28 and March 13 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891 or  You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Watermarks ~ Watercolors by Pat Morgan “I was meant to do this,” states Pat Morgan about her fascination in painting with watercolors. She didn’t take up painting until after her retirement. Once she experimented with brush, paints, and water, “It was love at first stroke,” she recalls.

Morgan has become an avid painter as she creates artworks that depict the beauty in ordinary moments, through broad, loose strokes of color. From Feb. 8 through March 24, a varied selection of her works is on display on the large wall of Orange Hall Gallery Fringe in her solo show "Watermarks ~ Watercolors by Pat Morgan."

Morgan is a signature member of the North East Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, the Garden State Watercolor Society, and a former elected member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC. An award-winning artist in her own right having received several local and regional awards, this year she is the judge of the 110 paintings entered in the North East Watercolor Society Members’ Exhibit.

During the dual reception on Sunday, March 6 from 1 - 4:15 p.m. for her show and the NEWS exhibit, she is presenting a demonstration on working in this fast medium. "Capturing Gesture and Movement" will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gallery. Some of her watercolors are also included in four books of poetry by her husband Richard, I Am Sea Glass, Sea Glass People, Sea Glass Soul, and Hebrew Lessons, which will be on display during the reception. The reception and exhibits are free and open to the public.

While sharing her love of watercolors, her generous spirit has led her to promise that the sale of any works, including the books at the reception, will directly benefit a disabled veteran and/or his/her family in Orange County.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m  to 6 p.m. The gallery is also open on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 28 and March 13 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance Offered on Fridays at SUNY Orange Take Advantage of FREE tax preparation. Student volunteers from the Business program will assist you in preparing your federal and state income tax returns.

All returns will be e-filed free of charge.

Bring your W-2 forms and other tax documents to Harriman Hall Room 210 on Fridays from Noon to 3 p.m.

Contact Professor Daryl Goldberg at or at 341-4385.

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Agenda for Feb. 15 Assembly Attached you will find the agenda for the upcoming Feb. 15 Assembly meeting, which will be held in Harriman Hall Room 111 and connected with Tower Building Room 307.

Toward the end of the week, I will be sending out at least one additional item via email. Please take the time to read and review all documents sent BEFORE the Assembly meeting, so that time at the Assembly meeting is maximized and we can have thoughtful discussions about these important items.

Lastly, don't forget about our "Scrolling Announcements." From 3 to 3:15 p.m. (when people are making their way in to HA 111 and TWR 307), we will have a PowerPoint slide show playing that displays announcements that have been submitted ahead of time.

If you would like to have an announcement displayed in this slide show, YOU MUST SUBMIT a PowerPoint slide VIA EMAIL to Governance President Michelle Tubbs NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEB. 12. Anything submitted after that will not be included in the slide show.

You may include what ever information you would like, but please keep it to one slide.  We do suggest you include a name with contact information in case someone does want more information or has questions regarding your announcement.

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Bake Sale TODAY in Rowley Center Support the Computer Science Club Bake Sale being held TODAY (Feb. 9) on the First Floor of the Rowley Center!

Future bake sales are also planned for:

March 8, First Floor, Rowley Center

April 12, First Floor, Bio-Tech.

Many thanks.

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Civil Rights Celebration Panel Discussion Feb. 11 in Newburgh Much progress has been made and much work has yet to be done. There will be a panel discussion at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Kaplan Hall Great Room reminding us of the work that has been done, the works in progress and how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

FREE REFRESHMENTS will be provided.

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Hour of Code Begins on Feb. 16 Many local schools are joining mission to introduce students to computer science

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to changing this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That’s why students at Orange County Community College should join us on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code.

You are invited to attend our kickoff assembly, and to see all of us start the first Hour of Code on Feb. 16. Our second event is on March 15 and last event is on April 5.

This is an all ages event. So even children can sign up!

Advance Tickets: $10 to receive an Hour of Code shirt (pay in person Bio-Tech/ Hudson Hall 357 at 11 a.m.). Deadlines are 2 weeks before the event (no shirts available for first event).

Register at (for school computers with password: csc2016). Otherwise, if we run out of computers, please bring any tablets, laptops, or smart phones on which you can access the internet.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st Century success. Please join us.

Contact: Ha Dao, cell: (845) 818-2232

When: Feb. 16, March 15, April 5

Where: Bio-Tech 357 and 355

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Workplace Health, Safety and Well-Being Seminar to be held Feb. 10 The Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, in cooperation with the SUNY Orange Wellness Center, will present a “Lunch and Learn” seminar on “Workplace Health, Safety and Well-Being” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Room 207 of the Bio-Tech Building on the College’s Middletown campus.

Arlette Loeser, program manager for ergonomics and injury prevention at Mount Sinai’s Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, and Thomas Lowe, nurse clinical coordinator for the Selikoff Centers, will deliver the presentation and lead the discussion.

They will examine current trends in occupational health and how to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses through proper design and control, healthy work behaviors, health surveillance, and by establishing comprehensive workplace safety and health programs. Students will have an opportunity to learn about career pathways in occupational health, from nursing, safety and ergonomics, and human resources. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.

Loeser is a licensed occupational therapist, certified ergonomist, case manager, and aging in the workplace and accessibility specialist. She has advised large and small Fortune 500 companies and has spoken nationally and internationally about ergonomics, injury prevention for an aging workforce, worksite accommodation, home safety and fall prevention, and injury and disability management.

Lowe has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing health and safety programs for hospitals, businesses and industry, along with training on a wide range of safety topics to industry, professional organizations, and emergency medical service and fire agencies. Lowe is a deputy team leader for the NY-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), part of the National Disaster Medical System.

According to the Selikoff Centers, thousands of New Yorkers each year get injured or sick on the job. With the only state-based occupational health clinic network, New York has specialized clinics throughout the state that serve as resources for any worker and for employers seeking to develop strong health and safety programs.

For more information or to register, contact the SUNY Orange Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

To RSVP please use our online scheduler.

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