Current News at SUNY Orange http://www.sunyorange.edu/wea/grapevine/campus Current News for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Harriman Student Gallery to Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month The Harriman Student Gallery will celebrate the arts and humanities here at SUNY Orange during the month of October, a time that was designated in 2013 by President Obama as a time to appreciate all that this nation contributes to the arts and humanities. 

Throughout our history, America has advanced not only because of our people's will or our leaders' vision, but also because of paintings and poems, stories and songs, dramas and dances. These works open our minds and nourish our souls, helping us understand what it means to be human and what it means to be American. During National Arts and HumanitiesMonth, we celebrate the rich heritage of arts and humanities that has long been at the core of our country's story.Our history is a testament to the boundless capacity of the arts andhumanities to shape our views of democracy, freedom, and tolerance. Each of us knows what it is like to have our beliefs changed by a writer's perspective, our understanding deepened by a historian's insight, or our waning spirit lifted by a singer's voice. These are some of the most striking and memorable moments in our lives, and they reflect lasting truths -- that the arts andhumanities speak to everyone and that in the great arsenal of progress, the human imagination is our most powerful tool.

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How To Build A Sketch Book Workshop Planned for Oct. 7 Learn to build your own sketch book during a scheduled workshop in the Harriman Student Gallery (Harriman Hall first floor) from 11 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, Oct. 7. No experience necessary. All materials provided. 

This workshop is part of a series of events hosted by Harriman Student Gallery to celebrate the arts and humanities here at SUNY Orange during the month of October, a time that was designated in 2013 by President Obama as a time to appreciate all that this nation contributes to the arts and humanities. 

Throughout our history, America has advanced not only because of our people's will or our leaders' vision, but also because of paintings and poems, stories and songs, dramas and dances. These works open our minds and nourish our souls, helping us understand what it means to be human and what it means to be American. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate the rich heritage of arts and humanities that has long been at the core of our country's story.Our history is a testament to the boundless capacity of the arts and humanities to shape our views of democracy, freedom, and tolerance. Each of us knows what it is like to have our beliefs changed by a writer's perspective, our understanding deepened by a historian's insight, or our waning spirit lifted by a singer's voice. These are some of the most striking and memorable moments in our lives, and they reflect lasting truths -- that the arts and humanities speak to everyone and that in the great arsenal of progress, the human imagination is our most powerful tool.

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Nursing Club Announces Team for Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk The SUNY Orange Nursing Club has established a team for the 2014 "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" fundraising walk of the American Cancer Society on Sunday, Oct. 19. Students and employees are welcome to sign up to walk or donate under our team name, "SUNY Orange Nursing Club."

The walk will take place at Woodbury Commons in Monroe.

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The Devices of Devising the Truth: Making Documentary Theatre About the World and Your Truth On Monday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs presents a theatre workshop/master class in Orange Hall Theatre entitled "The Devices of Devising the Truth: Making Documentary Theatre About the World and Your Truth."

Taught by playwright/actor Godfrey L. Simmons Jr. and actor/playwright/teaching artist Brandt Adams, the workshop, will offer attendees specific processes for creating original theatre. During this three-hour workshop, they will explain devised theatre techniques and how to make new documentary theatre, with the goal of engaging others in examining society and their places in it.

The first hour will include workshop exercises of Augusto Boal (Great Game of Power, Image Theatre), Keith Johnstone (status, improvisation), a wide range of collective brainstorming techniques, and the devising approaches of Michael Rohd of Sojourner Theatre as well as CUNY's Creative Arts Team. The next 60 minutes will be a fast and furious information-gathering period. Then, individuals working in small groups will choose controversial issues/topics to explore, and will conduct interviews with the prompt: “What is your relationship to _____?”

During the third and final hour of the workshop, participants in their groups will create and present original theatre pieces that include the use of primary source material, their own  recollections/biographies and interviews, while being guided and side coached during each stage in the development of their theatre pieces.

Participants should dress comfortably for movement and bring along paper, pen or pencil, and a wifi-enabled device (charged) if they have one.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to cultural@sunyorange.edu, call (845) 341-4891, or check out the SUNY Orange website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

Simmons and Brandt are the creators and performers of the interactive documentary play "Dispatches from (A)mended America" which will be performed in the OCTC Great Room, Kaplan Hall, on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange on Sunday Oct.12 at 3 p.m.

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Free Confidential HIV Tests on Both Campuses on Oct. 2 Confidential and Free HIV testing is available on both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will get results in 20 minutes. These free tests will take place in both Wellness Centers (Middletown, 2nd floor of Shepard Student Center; Newburgh, Kaplan Hall, Room 322). 

Why get the test? Check out www.helpstopthevirus.com for a wealth of information on HIV, AIDS, why a person should get tested and how to get help.

Call 341-4870 for an anonymous appointment or walk in. 

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Newburgh Campus Wellness Fair to be Held Oct. 2 The Wellness Center once again hosts its Annual Wellness Fair in the OCTC Great Room on the Newburgh campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Stop by to meet representatives and gather information from many Orange County health agencies, including the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Safe Homes of Orange County, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Maternal Infant Services Network, 511 Rideshare, Veterans Affairs, and several local health insurance providers. No cost. For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

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