Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Thursday, October 30, 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Criminal Justice Group Advising Sessions Scheduled for Newburgh Campus Attention Criminal Justice Students:

Registration for the Spring 2015 semester begins on Monday, Nov. 3.

You can attend a one-hour registration workshop on the following days and times:

Thursday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. or

Friday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

in Room 210 of the Tower Building on the Newburgh campus.

Students will be guided through the registration process. Those who attend will be eligible to receive their PIN numbers for on-line registration or a signed adviser registration card.

NOTE: Please know which program you are completing ... the A.S. or A.A.S. program and what courses you have taken and need to take. Bring a copy of your transcript.

Presented by JoAnne Penzato and Timothy Zeszutek

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College Has Begun Search Process for Next SUNY Orange President SUNY Orange students:

I am pleased to announce that the search for a new SUNY Orange president has begun in earnest. You may recall that last May, Dr. William Richards announced his retirement, effective this coming summer. Dr. Richards has served as SUNY Orange president for the past 12 years.

The Board of Trustees hopes to have a candidate selected and prepared to begin his or her duties in July 2015. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 5 and continue until the position is filled.

On Oct. 20. the Presidential Search Committee met for the first time and gave a final review of the College’s Executive Search Profile.

The Executive Search Profile contains an overview of SUNY Orange, a detailed explanation of the College’s goals and expectations of the next president, and the personal and professional qualifications by which the candidates will be evaluated. It also contains application/nomination instructions, a table of SUNY Orange facts and contact information for the committee’s consultant, RH Perry and Associates, who will help coordinate the search.

The Profile is available on the SUNY Orange web site ( and the RH Perry web site ( RHPA has begun its sourcing campaign to solicit potential candidates and nominations. Online advertisements will be placed in the following venues: Chronicle of Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Higher Ed Jobs, Women in Higher Education, and The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

The Presidential Search Committee (see list below) is prepared and excited to begin. The search process is confidential, both as to the candidates who apply and the work of the search committee. At the end of the process, the search committee will submit up to five preferred candidates to the Board of Trustees for its final decision. Once the Board has chosen its finalist, the name of the selected candidate will be forwarded to the State University of New York Board of Trustees for ratification.

Because this process is confidential, please do not ask members of the search committee for information.

If you have potential candidates to suggest, please send their names directly to Liz Rocklin at:

The consultant will follow up with all suggested individuals and will be able to maintain the confidentiality of the candidates’ possible interest in the position.

As the process unfolds, and to the best extent possible, the Board and the search committee will keep you updated.

Thank you.

Joan Wolfe,

Chair, SUNY Orange Presidential Search Committee


Search Committee

Moriah Brock (President, Middletown Student Senate)

Maria Calvaruso (CSEA)

Vinnie Cazzetta (VP Institutional Advancement)

Barry Cheney (Orange County Legislator)

Tony Cruz (Faculty member)

Chris Eachus (Orange County Legislator)

Ronnie Galletly (Assistant to Vice President of Admin. & Finance)

Flo Hannes (Faculty member)

Lou Heimbach (Community Representative)

Michele Iannuzzi-Sucich (Faculty member)

Bob Krahulik (SUNY Orange Trustee)

Kathy Malia (President, Faculty Association)

Karen Miller (Alumna)

Debbie Moeckel (SUNY Liaison)

Stacey Moegenburg (Associate VP for BMST)

Sister Margaret Murphy (SUNY Orange Trustee)

Carol Murray (Executive Assistant to the President)

Teuta Ramusevic (Vice President, Newburgh Student Senate)

Rich Rowley (Chair, SUNY Orange Foundation Board of Directors)

Corinna Stoker (Alumna)

Madeline Torres-Diaz (Associate Vice President for Student Engagement & Completion)

Frank Traeger (President, Staff/Chair Association)

Michelle Tubbs (President, Shared Governance)

Fred Watson (SUNY Orange Trustee)

Dena Whipple (Director, Center Teaching & Learning)

Kevin White (Community Representative)

Joan Wolfe, Chair of Presidential Search Committee (SUNY Orange Trustee)


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On-Campus Recruiting: Armani Exchange, Nov. 3 A representative from Armani Exchange, of the Woodbury Commons, will be visiting the Middletown campus to recruit for the positions of sales associate, visual associate, and stock associate.

The visit is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lobby of the Library.

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On-Campus Recruiting: Orange Regional & Catskill Regional Medical Centers, Nov. 4 Orange Regional and Catskill Regional medical centers will have representatives visiting the Middletown campus to recruit for Occupational Therapy Assistants, Med Lab Techs, and a Speech and Language Pathologist. 

They will be in the Lobby of the Bio Tech building on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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On-Campus Recruiting: Skechers, Nov. 5-6 A representative from Skechers, of the Woodbury Commons, will be visiting the Middletown campus on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 6, to recruit for sales associate positions.

Visits will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in the Lobby of the Library.

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"RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" Film Screening Nov. 11 The documentary film "RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" will be screened in the Orange County Trust Great Room, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, on Tuesday, Nov. 11 starting at 6:15 p.m. The film’s producer and director, Larry Shore, PhD, who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, will give background on the film in his introductory remarks. During the post-screening discussion, he will welcome questions.

Featuring never before seen archival footage, combined with interviews in South Africa and the United States, the film explains the little-known story of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s influential June 1966 visit to South Africa. The film follows Kennedy during that five-day period, showing his meeting with the Nobel Peace Prize winner and banned President of the African National Congress, Chief Albert Luthuli, as well as Kennedy’s famous “Day of Affirmation” speech at the University of Cape Town on June 6, considered by many to be the greatest speech of Kennedy’s career.

At a time when few in the world knew what was happening in South Africa, Kennedy’s presence gave hope and courage to the opponents of Apartheid including Martin Luther King Jr., who had linked the struggle for Civil Rights with the fight against Apartheid.

"This fascinating and powerful documentary film captures beautifully a small but momentous slice of the parallel struggles for equality, dignity and human rights in the United States and South Africa. We are reminded not only of how these two national struggles intersected nearly half a century ago, but also how -- to paraphrase Robert F. Kennedy's own words in South Africa -- each individual, standing up for an ideal, can send out a ripple of hope, and millions of these small ripples coming together can eventually 'sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.'" – Larry Diamond, Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Hoover Institution & Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University

The story is still very relevant to the ongoing struggles for democracy, justice, and human rights around the world today.

Shore immigrated to the United States in 1973. Active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the United States in the 1980’s, in 1991 he co-founded the South African-American Organization (SAAO), the largest South African expatriate organization in the US. He was the Director of the Hunter College/University of Cape Town Partnership Program.  He received his BA from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and holds an MA in Political Science -- International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD in Communications from Stanford University.

Shore is a professor of film & media at Hunter College. His colleague Tami Gold, filmmaker, artist, and professor at Hunter College, co-directed this film with him.

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

This event is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-9386 or

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Bake Sale TODAY (Oct. 30) in the Bio-Tech Lobby Indulge yourself! Stop by the Rad Tech Club's amazing Bake Sale this morning in the Bio Tech Lobby. Treat yourself to a mouth-watering morsel. Stop by early for the best selection.

Thank you for your support!

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Habitat Gardening for Monarchs and other Butterflies Nov. 5 Janet Allen, PhD, is a Wild One! She is, in fact, president and co-founder of the Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes chapter of Habitat Gardening in Central New York. She is an expert on Monarch butterflies and other butterflies. She will come to Orange Hall Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as the first of three Wednesday evening lecturers on topics related to "Waterways and Wildlife," the theme of the large exhibit presently on view in the gallery.

“We're at the top of this very shaky pyramid. Insects are fundamental to a healthy ecosystem, and that works its way up through the food chain,” explains Dr. Allen.

The lecture is, not surprisingly, "Habitat Gardening for Monarchs and other Butterflies". Indeed, this is a timely topic since Monarchs were listed among the top 10 most threatened species for 2010 by the World Wildlife Federation, and scientists this year state that the decline in Monarchs is increasingly alarming.  The World Wildlife Fund and the Mexican government said at a news conference early in 2014 that the span of forest inhabited by the overwintering Monarchs shrank to a bare 1.65 acres—the equivalent of about one and a quarter football fields. Not only was that a record low, but it was just 56 percent of last year’s total, which was itself a record low. At their peak in 1996, the Monarchs occupied nearly 45 acres of forest.

One of the main causes of this situation is habitat loss due to housing, industrial, and farming development in North America. “Bees and butterflies lay eggs on particular host plants,” states Allen. “The larvae of Monarch butterflies eat only milkweed,” she continues. “Using native plants doesn't mean simply not mowing your lawn. You can have a formal yard and use native plants.” She explains, “Since wildlife and native plants grow up together, they are well-suited to each other, and keeping these natural factors are important for survival.”

Allen is a Habitat Steward Volunteer and Global Warming Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and was named Environmentalist of the Year by Environmental Advocates of New York. She holds a BA in Science and Math from SUNY Binghamton and a BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. In addition, her graduate degrees all from Syracuse University include an MS in Education, an MS in Computer Engineering, and a PhD in Education.

Come and learn from Allen through her lecture and Q&A. View the exhibit while you are in the gallery. The exhibit and related events are free and open to the public.

Questions may be directed to and (845)341-4891.

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Orange County Medical Examiner to Give Forensics Lecture Nov. 4 Dr. Frank A. Catanese, Orange County’s chief medical examiner, will discuss forensic medicine during a lecture on SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4.

His informative and fascinating lecture will explore the exciting and fast evolving field of forensic medicine and its application in the criminal justice system.  He will present images on forensic autopsy findings, including x-rays, as they relate to the scene and court proceedings.

Sponsored by the College’s Criminal Justice and Diagnostic Imaging departments, the lecture will be held in Room 207 of the Bio-Tech Building, located at the intersection of South Street and Grandview Avenue. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.

For more information, contact Janine Sarbak at (845) 341-4348.

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Got a Great Halloween Costume? Enter Our Instgram Halloween Contest! Dressing up for Halloween? Enter yourself in our Instgram Halloween Selfie Contest!

Post a photo of yourself on Instagram by midnight on Halloween and tag it with:


We'll post the best ones to Facebook and the photo with the most likes by 8 p.m. on Sunday evening will be the winner of a $50 Amazon gift certificate!

(RULES: All entrants must be current students of SUNY Orange. The decision on the winner will be determined by the SUNY Orange Communications Department based on the number of Facebook Likes and the decision will be final. Winner will be contacted via their Instagram account and must be able to verify their current student status at SUNY Orange. Any photos deemed by the Communications team as inappropriate will not be chosen to be posted to Facebook.)

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Costume Day Competition Oct. 31 Wear your Halloween costume and compete for prizes between 11 a.m. and Noon on Friday, Oct. 31 in the Tower Building Cafeteria.

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Ghoul Bingo on Oct. 30 The Newburgh Board of Activities is sponsoring Ghoul Bingo at 11 a.m. TODAY (Thursday, Oct. 30) in the Tower Building Cafeteria. It's BINGO...with a Halloween Twist!

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Resume Writing Workshop Nov. 4 If you're planning to participate in the Newburgh Business Club's Speed Interviewing Event on Thursday, Nov. 13, please come to our Resume Writing Workshop offered by the Office of Career and Internship Services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Room B-15 of the Tower Building on the Newburgh campus.

Bring a recent resume.

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