Current News at SUNY Orange http://www.sunyorange.edu/wea/grapevine/campus Current News for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Academic Affairs Contact Information College Community,

Attached is the contact information for the Office of Academic Affairs.

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"Story Telling - The Power of Water" on Tap for Oct. 28 On Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to Noon, join Susan Slater-Tanner for an interactive story-telling presentation that begins with "Once upon a time" ...covers the tragedy of lost Mexican coastlines due to natural catastrophe  how creative problem solving and cooperation turned an aquatic, ecological disaster into living, growing work of art. This presentation focuses on water, what it means to humans and our blue planet. Please bring an umbrella!

This event is hosted by the 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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"The History of Chavez Ravine" to be Screened Oct. 28 The Committee for Diversity and Equity will screen the movie "Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story," a documentary about the home to generations of Mexican Americans that was taken over by the Los Angeles City Housing Authority and eventually was the site of Dodger Stadium. Families were given little to no income for their homes and property. 

The film will be shown at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct, 28 in Library Room 213 on the Middletown campus. Refreshments will be served

For More Information Contact Janine Sarbak, Coordinator of Institutional Diversity & Equity, at 341-4348.

 

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Newburgh Last Saturdays on Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. As part of "Newburgh Last Saturdays", on Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Mindy Ross Gallery will be open for viewing "A New Deal for Artists – artworks of the WPA", paintings commissioned by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.

From 5 to 6 p.m., Dr. Pete Soscia and Friends will perform a folk music program, "Songs of America," in the Gallery Foyer. Come and enjoy and join in song!

As part of the Artists of Excellence series, found object sculptures by Fay Wood will be on view in the Gallery Foyer. 

"A New Deal for Artists ~ artworks of the WPA" is presented by Cultural Affairs through the generous cooperation of Livingston Arts in Mount Morris, NY, which houses over 230 WPA works.  The exhibit, which will continue through Nov. 20, is comprised of 25 still lifes, and land and seascapes by 22 artists mostly depicting the Hudson Valley and Long Island plus the Berkshires and Central Park.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs by sending an email to cultural@sunyorange.edu, calling (845) 341-4891/9386, or visiting the SUNY Orange website at: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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NYS Bald Eagle Restoration Project Master Class Oct. 25 "In 1987, after seeing a bald eagle in the wild for the first time, eagle ‘fever’ permeated my entire being," declares Gene Weinstein of Monticello. For 22 years, from 1988 through 2010, he assisted Peter Nye, Chief of the Endangered Species Unit of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, in the effort to restore the bald eagle to New York State. From one pair of nesting eagles in 1976, when Nye started, the eagle count increased to 658 in 2010. What an accomplishment!

During the time Weinstein worked as a volunteer with Nye as a bald eagle monitor for the DEC in the NYS Bald Eagle Restoration Project, he took thousands of photographs many of which he has printed and framed and are hanging in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. In addition, many more in the form of slides are part of his presentation set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25.

The visuals will serve as a guide to attendees as Weinstein explains how the habitats were restored through a method Nye developed called hacking. Also, Nye worked on recording eagles’ directional patterns to destinations, and eventually a high-tech migration-tracking method called satellite telemetry was employed whereby computerized backpacks were affixed to eagles.

Weinstein taught biology at Monticello High School for 33 years, 20 of which he was science department chair. He used his biology background and fascination with wildlife along with his expertise in photography in this long-term volunteer job.

His articles and photographs have been published in AAA Car & Travel Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, the New York Times weekend section, Kaatskill Life Magazine, Sullivan County Tourism guide, and Book of Lists Magazine.

His photographs have been exhibited at the National Park Service Center in Narrowsburg, the Catskill Center for Conservation & Development in Arkville, the Hudson Highland Nature Museum in Cornwall, and several colleges.

This master class about the NYS Bald Eagle Restoration Project is free and open to the public and is part of the Waterways & Wildlife Series being presented by Cultural Affairs during October and November in Orange Hall Gallery. Questions may be directed to (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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Piano Recital by Jonathan Ogulnick with selections by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Gershwin Kaplan Hall’s Orange County Trust Company Great Room is the venue for a wonderful classical music opportunity on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Jonathan Ogulnick of Newburgh will give a "Piano Recital with selections by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Gershwin."

Ogulnick is talented far beyond is years. He is precise in his playing but also demonstrates his deep feeling for the works. Ogulnick is a rising star in the world of classical music, and Cultural Affairs is pleased to present him in recital.

Ogulnick attended the Westchester Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of pianist/composer Mikhail Zeiger, PhD, and currently studies at SUNY Purchase with Paul Ostrovsky, who is widely recognized as a pianist of extraordinary sensitivity. Ogulnick was accepted for study in 2013 and 2014 at PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz under the direction of internationally acclaimed pianist Vladimir Feltsman. He recently has performed at Steinway Hall in mid-Manhattan and various colleges in New York. Ogulnick was a prize winner at the 2009 Long Island Conservatory of Music LISMA International Piano competition and was a finalist in the 2013 Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto competition.

Admission to this varied program of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century classical music is $5 at the door and all students are free. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of First and Grand Streets, Newburgh.  Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible from First Street. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845) 341-4891.

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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Sketching In and Around SUNY Orange Oct. 22 On Wednesday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 1 p.m., we will sketch unseen parts of the campus. Look at the world in a new way by drawing. We will first meet in Harriman Student Gallery and then visit several locations on campus. No drawing experience necessary. All materials provided. 

This event is hosted by the 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.

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