Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000 Upcoming On-Campus Recruitment Visits The Office of Career & Internship Services is excited to announce the following upcoming recruiter visits:

Le Pain Quotidien (new restaurant at the Woodbury Commons)

Thursday, Oct. 8 - Newburgh campus, Kaplan Hall Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15 - Middletown campus, Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wait staff, cook, greeters

Bonura Hospitality

Thursday, Oct. 8 - Middletown campus. Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Servers, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers, host/greeter

True Religion Brand Jeans

Tuesday, Oct 13 - Middletown campus, Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sales Associates

Armani Exchange

Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Newburgh campus, Kaplan Hall, Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Middletown campus, Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sales and Stock Associates

US Army

Wednesday, Oct  14 - Middletown campus, Shepard Student Center, outside the cafeteria, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Various military career opportunities


Thursday, Oct. 15 - Middletown campus, Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sales Associates

Verizon Wireless

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Middletown campus, Library Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Retail Sales Representatives

Scotts Miracle-Gro

Thursday, Oct. 22 - Middletown campus, Shepard Student Center, outside the cafeteria, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


All recruiter visits are open to students, alumni and the general public.  If you need help with your resume or interviewing tips, please visit the Office of Career & Internship Services, Shepard Student Center, Room 227 or call (845) 341-4444.

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"Sacred Ganges River" Presentation Will be Oct. 7 Dr. Peter Gottschalk, Professor of Religion, Weslyn University will share a power point presentation exploring how the river has figured into Hindu traditions as a central source of purity and blessing.

In the past century, however, many Indians have found this veneration of the incorruptible Mother Ganges to interfere with their own efforts of cleaning this vital aquatic artery of the industrial and municipal pollution dumped into it across the length of northern India.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the Gilman Center for International Education.

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Fiesta Mundial Slated for Oct. 13 in Newburgh "Fiesta Mundial" is once again happening at SUNY Orange. This family occasion is a celebration with delicious Caribbean food to sample and happy, danceable Dominican music. Featuring the Bachata and Merengue, Grupo Familia band will fill the Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall with lively music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Co-sponsored in part by the English as a Second Language Program [ESL], this concert-party event is free and open to the public.

Grupo Familia is indeed a great group to perform on this evening as all nine members belong to one family as uncles, nephews, and brothers. They love to make music together.

So, come and take part in a truly joyous gathering celebrating family and friends.

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage via the 81 First Street entrance. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Inner Campus Roadway From Bio-Tech Past Hudson Hall to be Closed Due to construction and renovation work on Hudson Hall, the inner campus roadway from the Bio-Tech Building past Hudson Hall will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7 and 8.

There will be no ADA parking available along that stretch. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed through the Greenhouse area.

Please plan accordingly and we appreciate your patience.

Fred Brennen

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New Leadership at SUNY Orange Lab Schools SUNY Orange recently named Tammy Brockett as the new director of the Morrison Lab School on the Middletown campus, and Kimberly Huchko as the new director of the Newburgh campus Lab School. Mary Gamory will now serve as the Senior Director of the SUNY Orange Lab Schools, overseeing both schools.

Mary was appointed as Senior Director in July, after serving as the Interim Director of the Morrison Lab School. She has an extensive range of experience in the field of early childhood, spanning across many developmental stages. Mary’s areas of interest are intentional teaching and student engagement.

She has also been an Adjunct Instructor for the Education Department since the spring of 2010, and she has also served as an Adjunct Instructor for the English Department. In her time as Interim Director, she brought new programming, events, grants, and partnerships to the Morrison Lab School. She will continue those efforts to expand both Lab Schools, and oversee operations in her role as Senior Director.

Tammy brings over 16 years of early childhood experience to her new position. She is a specialist in family advocacy and outreach. Tammy has also been a longtime partner with the SUNY Orange Education Department in her previous director's role, providing  an exemplary learning environment for SUNY Orange student teachers. We are certain that Tammy will continue to foster that same level of excellence at the Morrison Lab School.

Kimberly has been an early childhood professional for 13 years, and has been both a director and head teacher. Kimberly is especially interested in bridging developmental gaps during the early childhood years. She is excited about invigorating the growing community of the Newburgh Lab School through her leadership. 

The Lab Schools welcome the children of SUNY Orange students, faculty and staff, as well as community members in its infant, toddler and preschool rooms. Universal Pre-K education is also available in cooperation with both the Middletown and Newburgh Enlarged City School Districts.

Children ranging in age from six weeks through preschool enjoy learning through play under the direction of college-educated teaching staff. The Morrison Lab School is located on the Middletown campus at 133 South Street, and the Newburgh Lab School is located on the first floor of the Tower Building at One Washington Center in Newburgh.

For a tour of the Morrison Lab School, call (845) 341-4165, and for the Newburgh Lab School, call (845) 341-9056. More information can also be found at

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Elizabeth Acevedo to Perform Spoken Word Poetry Oct. 6 in Newburgh Elizabeth Acevedo will perform her spoken word poetry on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Tower Building Cafeteria on the Newburgh campus.

Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University andan MFA in Creative Writing fromthe University of Maryland. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered a TED Talk on the importance of the human connection.

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Get the Test! Free HIV Quick Test October 8 Free, confidential, anonymous HIV Quick Tests will be offered on Thursday, October 8 in the Wellness Center. For an appointment please call (845) 341- 4870 or drop by Room 237 in the Shepard Center, Middletown, or Room 322 in Kaplan Hall, Newburgh.

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Wellness Center Hosts Annual Wellness Fair in Newburgh Oct. 8 The SUNY Orange Wellness Center will host a free Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 in the OCTC Great Room located in Kaplan Hall on the College’s Newburgh campus.

A variety of local health agencies and organizations will be available to speak with attendees about their services. Participants will include: Access Supports for Living, Al-Anon/Alateen of Orange County, Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Safe Homes of Orange County, Planned Parenthood, the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc., VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, and many more.

Free, anonymous, confidential HIV testing will also be offered. This event is open to the general public. For more information, please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

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