Current News at SUNY Orange http://www.sunyorange.edu/wea/grapevine/campus Current News for Thursday, January 29, 2015 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 Make-Up Day Announced for Monday, Jan. 26 Evening Courses For EVENING classes missed on Monday, Jan. 26, the make up date is: Friday, Feb. 6.

An Evening class is any course scheduled to start at 4 p.m. or later. Classes will meet at the same time and in the same room on Friday that they meet in on Mondays.

Please note there are no make-ups scheduled for Day classes at this time.

If you have any questions please contact the Registrar's Office at 845-341-4140 or email registrar@sunyorange.edu

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Make-Up Day Announced for Tuesday, Jan. 27 Evening Courses For EVENING classes missed on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the make up date is: Friday, Feb. 13.

An Evening class is any course scheduled to start at 4 p.m. or later. Classes will meet at the same time and in the same room on Friday that they meet in on Tuesdays.

Please note there are no make-ups scheduled for Day classes at this time.

If you have any questions please contact the Registrar's Office at 845-341-4140 or email registrar@sunyorange.edu

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At Home in Our Earth: An Array of Eco-Friendly Architecture with an Emphasis on Super-Adobe Learn about the growing field of green, alternative architecture at a lecture entitled, "At Home in Our Earth: An Array of Eco-Friendly Architecture with an Emphasis on Super-Adobe."

Laura Smith, a certified builder of Dome and Vault Super-Adobe, will explain the process and construction of super-adobe as well as several green alternatives during the program slated to start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010 in the Rowley Center for Science & Engineering. The presentation is geared at fostering a greater awareness of green architecture practices.

Adobe structures are desirable for numerous reasons from their green advantages to their beautiful designs.  Especially in arid climates, creating an earth house is less expensive than building a post and beam house of the same dimensions, and the thick walls and high thermal mass of adobe keep the homes cool in the summer.  “They can be lived in all year round for hundreds of years, be made from materials easily available on site, and require less technical knowledge to be constructed,” according to Smith.

In addition to the explanation about adobe and super-adobe, Laura Smith will give an overview of other types of alternative, green architecture presently available, including earthships, cob, rammed earth, tiny houses, straw bale, low impact homes, yurts, log and timber frame.  She will also briefly discuss the appropriate settings and situations for these structures as well as living off-the-grid, solar panels, and solar showers.

Originally from Warwick, Smith is a graduate of Cal-Earth Institute of Art and Architecture.  She received a BFA in Art and Design from Alfred University.

Engineers and architects will receive a certificate for one PDH-CEU for lecture attendance.  The program is free and open to the public.

The Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering is located on the ground floor and can be accessed via the parking area and entrance near the corner of East Conkling and Wawayanda Avenues, Middletown, N.Y.

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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CTL Workshops for the Week of Feb. 2 The Center for Teaching and Learning offers the following events next week. To register, visit http://www.sunyorange.edu/ctl/calendar.shtml.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Academic Program Review Best Practices

11 to Noon, CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Wednesday, Feb. 4

The Adventures in Publishing

Noon to 1 p.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Intro to Online Teaching 2

1 to 3 p.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Friday, Feb. 6

Degree Works Training

1 to 2 p.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)


Please register for these events on the CTL Events Calendar.

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Devising New Plays with the Lecoq Technique Master Class Feb. 4 Playwright/Actress Megan Campisi is presenting a theatre workshop/master class on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The class, which is free and open to the public, starts promptly at 1 p.m. Campisi will take participants through the paces until 3:45 p.m. on the stage of Orange Hall Theatre. Campisi comes annually, but always has fresh ideas to invigorate theatre students, faculty, and community people in attendance.

The topic this year is Devising New Plays with the Lecoq Technique. This fast-paced, vigorous theatre workshop demonstrates the importance of physical stamina and the rigors of playwriting. Lecoq Technique nurtures the creativity of the performer and emphasizes the physical aspects of the actor. Creative work is constantly stimulated, largely through improvisation, which is also the first approach to playwriting.

Seasoned at presenting master classes and workshops, Campisi engages participants and gets the most out of them. While she is based in New York, she creates workshops to fit groups at her annual ventures in the United States and Asia. She has been a guest teacher at Yale; California Shakespeare Festival; Lincoln Center; the Neighborhood Playhouse; the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools; Asia-Pacific Activities Congress in Shanghai; and in schools in Kobe, Japan; New Delhi, India; and Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tianjin, China.

She has five original plays to her credit, the latest of which, ­"The Subtle Body", a semi-finalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwright Conference, will be performed in Orange Hall Theatre on Feb. 6. In addition, she was the recipient of the Yale Lustman Award for Artistic Excellence. Campisi holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University and has done graduate training at École Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq.

This program is a presentation of Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu. You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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The Subtle Body to be Performed Feb. 6 in Orange Hall Theatre The new play produced by Gold No Trade Theater Company is "The Subtle Body." A historical comedy, this new bilingual Mandarin/English play involves mistranslation, Chinese medicine, and the complexities of the human heart. Orange Hall Theatre is the venue for the Friday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. performance.

The Subtle Body tells the story of early 18th century British doctor John Floyer and his wife, Charlotte, who travel to China to research Chinese medicine. In China, Floyer encounters Dr. Zhang, a doctor successfully performing the traditional Chinese medical practice of pulse-diagnosis. Meanwhile, his wife Charlotte confronts a new interpretation of the human heart as she falls in love with the Chinese translator, Wang Ming who is already married and who subsequently asks Charlotte to join his household as his second wife.

The play is the latest of playwright Megan Campisi who co-founded Gold No Trade Theater Company with Kevin Lapin, producer.  Campisi not only wrote the play, she also researched it with the help of interviews with Sarah Chase from the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project and present day Dr. Zhang from Fudan Hospital, Shanghai.

With rapid globalization and the explosive economic development of China, the Western and the Eastern historical ways of seeing the world offer not just points of contrast, but opportunities for mutual collaboration and growth. But such opportunities require self-knowledge, trust, and the willingness to understand one another. "The Subtle Body" considers these contemporary necessities through an historical comedy.

The audience will feel upfront and close to the action as actors Ya Han Chang, Stephanie Thompson, Johnny Wu, and Michael Zlabinger engage and envelope attendees into this comedy about diverse cultures.

Admission to "The Subtle Body" is $10 adults; $8 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; free for all students from any institution.  Tickets are available online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml or at the box office starting at 7 p.m. on the evening of the performance. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu. You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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Basketball Intramurals to Begin Feb. 3 This winter's intramural basketball program will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Games will be held in gymnasium 2 in the Diana Physical Education Center.

Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. All students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate (current or former college  players not eligible). Students must bring student ID.

If you need more information, contact Stacey Morris at 341-4215 or by email at stacey.morris@sunyorange.edu.

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