Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Thursday, September 18, 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Reminder to Use the Publication & Graphics Requests Form Just a quick reminder now that the semester is in full swing. In June, the Communications Office implemented a new Publications and Graphics Request Form. The form makes it easier to plan and track the significant volume of publication and graphics requests received each year.

Please complete this form fully to request...

  • a publication (new or reprint)
  • a SUNY Orange logo, seal or other artwork
  • a photograph from the Communications Office library
  • to have a photographer attend an event
  • to borrow the College’s digital camera

The form can now be found in the "Frequently Requested Forms and Information" portlet on the "Employee" tab within MySUNYOrange. The form is the third link under “Forms” heading on the left-hand side of the page.

We appreciate your cooperation, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 341-4727 or

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CTL Events for the Week of Monday, Sept. 22 The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer the following events next week. Check the list below and be sure to register at

Monday, Sept. 22

Moving from Angel to Blackboard: A Roadmap

10 to 11 a.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Tuesday, Sept. 23

CTL Drop In Hours

10 a.m. to Noon, CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Classroom Design to Promote Student Collaboration

4:30 to 5:30 p.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Understanding and Working with our Non-Native English speaking SUNY Orange Students

3 to 4 p.m., CTL RCSE 008 (Middletown)

Thursday, Sept. 25

NISOD Webinar: Are You Ready to Flip?

2 to 3 p.m., Online

Understanding and Working with our Non-Native English speaking SUNY Orange Students

3 to 4 p.m., Newburgh, Kaplan Hall Room 231

Friday, Sept. 26

Angel Workshop 4

1 to 3 p.m., Kaplan Hall Room 231 (Newburgh)

Webinar: Fun and Useful Web Based Activities For Traditional, Hybrid, and Online Language Courses
3 to 4 p.m., Online Webinar

Please register for these events on the CTL Events Calendar.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Film is an artform that offers many choices: short—long, serious—comedic, plain and low budget—special effects and very expensive, good quality—poor with little substance. Some grab your interest while others make you hope for a quick ending.

Here’s a great option: a short film festival. The films are, indeed, short.  Getting bored just doesn’t happen. The subjects and types of the films are extremely different, too. Now, in its 17th year, the Manhattan Short Film Festival [MSFF] offers families and friends ages 15-70+ the opportunity of viewing the ten Finalists [out of nearly 600 entries] and then voting on their favorites. It is fun and inexpensive.

The 2014 MSFF takes place worldwide, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5. The filmmakers represent eight countries around the globe. Films range in length from 8 to 18 minutes.  Two hundred fifty venues on six continents are participating and two of those are in Orange County, one in Newburgh and one in Middletown and both at SUNY Orange.

The following list of the 10 finalists includes film titles, runtimes, filmmakers/directors and their home countries:

"97 %"  ~ 8 minutes,  Ben Brand, Netherlands

"On/Off"  ~ 14 minutes,  Thierry Lorenzi, France

"Crime" - The Animated Series  ~ 14 minutes, Alix Lambert & Sam Chou, USA

"La Carnada"  ~ 13 minutes, Josh Soskin, Mexico

"On The Bridge" ~ 12 minutes, Sameer Patel, England

"Mend and Make Do" ~ 8 minutes, Bexie Bush, England

"Shift" ~ 11 minutes, James Croke, Australia

"The Bravest, The Boldest"  ~ 17 minutes, Moon Molson, USA

"The Fall" ~ 15 minutes, Andreas Thaulow, Norway

"Rhino Full Throttle"  ~ 15 minutes,  Erik Schmitt, Germany

On Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., the 10 films will be screened in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall. Free, secure parking is available in the garage under Kaplan Hall via the entrance at 81 First Street. On Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:15 p.m. a screening of the films is scheduled at the Gilman Center for International Education. Free parking is closeby in several lots.

General admission is $5, with students allowed free entrance at both venues. Tickets are available at the door and online at

An estimated 100,000 individuals attend the 800+ screenings. The MSFF 2014 is not going to Cable TV or Video On Demand. It is indeed a ten-day Cinematic Global Event. One of the most popular aspects of the festival comes at the end of each screening. The audience becomes the judge. Filmgoers are given voting sheets on which the film titles and actors are listed. Then, they are asked to vote for their favorites—Best Film and Best Actor. Each venue tabulates and on October 6 at 10 a.m., the winners are announced in New York City.

Come and be part of this intercontinental event!

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is brought to Orange County by SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs. Questions may be directed to (845) 341-9386/4891 and

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Movie Night Featuring "Frozen" on Sept. 26 at Newburgh Campus Club X³ Invites you to see the viewing of Disney's "FROZEN" at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 in the OCTC Great Room in Kaplan Hall on the Newburgh campus.

All are invited. Bring friends and family. Be there or B²

Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Revised Campus Weight Room and Pool Hours Announced We have added additional hours to the weight room schedule and posted the pool usage schedule!

Middletown campus weight room

Monday to Wednesday: 9 to 10 a.m.

Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Middletown campus swim

Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday: 4 to 5 p.m.

Newburgh campus weight room

Monday and Wednesday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Must be a current student, staff or faculty member and must have proper updated ID to use this Campus Weight Room/Pool Schedule

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Sustainability Annual Report for 2013-14 Now Available on the P-Drive Please be advised that the AY 13-14 Sustainability annual report is now available in the P-drive’s “Office of Sustainability” folder. If you do not have access to the P-drive, feel free to contact me at and I’ll be happy to forward you a copy.

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Flu Vaccine Clinic Sept. 24 Get Your Flu Shot! The Wellness Center will be providing flu shots from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the Wellness Center office on the Middletown campus.

Call 341-4870 for an appointment or walk in. Cost is $25. Cash or credit card (personal checks not accepted).

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