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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Upcoming On-Campus Recruiting Events The Office of Career & Internship Services is pleased to announce the following upcoming employer recruitment visits during the month of February.

Silverleaf Resorts will be visiting the Middletown campus to recruit for Event Marketing Promotion Representatives and Event Marketing Sales Agents.  Their visit is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepard Student Center cafeteria lobby.

C&S Wholesale Grocers will be visiting both campuses to recruit for numerous general warehouse type positions.  Their visit to the Middletown campus is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Library.  The visits to the Newburgh campus are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of Kaplan Hall.

Premier Home Healthcare will be visiting the Newburgh campus to recruit for Personal Care Aides, Home Health Aides, and Hospital Sitters. The visit is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Kaplan Hall.

The New York Police Department will be visiting both campuses to recruit for Police Officers, School Safety Traffic, and various civilian employment opportunities.  Visits to the Middletown campus are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Tuesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepard Student Center cafeteria lobby. Visits to the Newburgh campus are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Monday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Kaplan Hall.

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Apprentice Players Organizational Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 29 The first organizational meeting for the Apprentice Players will be held Thursday, Jan. 29. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the Orange Hall Theatre.

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Apprentice Players Play Auditions Reschuedle for Feb. 5 The Apprentice Players have rescheduled auditions for their upcoming play that takes place April 10-12 and 17-19. Auditions will now be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Orange Hall Theatre.

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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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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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Smoking Cessation Study Seeking Student Volunteers Dr. Scott McIntosh at the University of Rochester is conducting a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) entitled “Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention (WATI) with Community College Students.”

The study is in its final semester and has already recruited more than 1,000 full and part-time students, from among SUNY and CUNY community colleges, who smoke into a fully web-based tobacco cessation program.

All students who are ready to quit and who want help quitting on the internet will be referred to a FREE treatment website, even if they don’t join this study. If they complete five-minute surveys at 1, 6 and 12 months – they will get $45 for participating, whether they quit or not. Non students or those not interested or eligible for the study will be referred to other state and national resources for free treatment options.

Community college students are a growing population, and smoking remains a substantial health concern in that demographic. It is crucial to understand the best ways community college students can be aided with smoking cessation, and this study will test the promising new area of web-assisted tobacco intervention (WATI).

You can learn more about the study and refer smokers who are ready to quit to http://wati.urmc.edu or call (585) 276-6243.

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