Current News at SUNY Orange http://www.sunyorange.edu/wea/grapevine/campus Current News for Thursday, October 23, 2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 College Establishes Articulation Agreement With Ramapo College SUNY Orange and Ramapo College of New Jersey have established an articulation agreement which will allow SUNY Orange graduates who transfer to Ramapo to receive a 50 percent discount on Ramapo's out-of-state tuition rate.

To be eligible for this reduced tuition, students must transfer directly from SUNY Orange and matriculate within a year of receiving an associate's degree from SUNY Orange. The agreement will become effective as of January 2015.

For more information about articulation agreements, go to http://www.sunyorange.edu/oep/pp/articulations/institution.shtml  For more information about transferring to four-year institutions, contact SUNY Orange's Academic Advising Office at 341-4070. 

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Career Strategies Workshops Upcoming The Office of Career & Internship Services will be presenting a workshop entitled "Career Strategies" on both campuses during the week of Oct. 27. Attendees will learn the things you can do NOW, while still in school, that will put you on the road to a successful and rewarding career.  Don't wait until you graduate to develop your career strategy - it may be too late!!

The Newburgh campus workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to Noon in Kaplan Hall Room 210. The Middletown campus workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to Noon in Shepard Student Center Room 352.

All workshops are free and open to all students, alumni, and community members.

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Book Giveaway in Orange Hall Oct. 28 The Arts and Communication Department Book Giveaway is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the upper lobby of Orange Hall.

Members of the department have donated curriculum-related books and materials to be offered to students.

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Domestic Violence Month Film and Discussion Oct. 28 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

In recognition, the Department of Criminal Justice will host a short film and discussion forum on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. in Bio-Tech Room 352.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend!

If you have any questions please contact Professor Dennis O'Loughlin, Chair or Professor Robert Cacciatore.

Please note that this event is strongly supported by the Middletown Criminal Justice Club and the Middletown Gay-Straight Alliance, who would like to remind you that our greatest campus treasure is our diversity!

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Non Traditional Materials That Cultivate Creativity Who said you can't play with your food? On Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Harriman Student Gallery, learn how to use non-traditional art materials to cultivate your own creativity. All materials provided. No experience necessary. 

This event is hosted by the Harriman Student Gallery to celebrate the arts and humanities at SUNY Orange during the month of October, a time that was designated in 2013 by President Obama as a time to appreciate all that this nation contributes to the arts and humanities. 

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Nursing Club Bake Sale Oct. 23 The SUNY Orange Nursing club will be hosting a Halloween-themed bake sale in the lobby of the Bio-Tech Building on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Please come out to enjoy some treats and support the club!

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The New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Hudson Valley During the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, many domestic programs were enacted under the umbrella of the New Deal in order to get the nation back to work.

The United States was trying to dig its way out of the Great Depression while experiencing devastating floods along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the severe drought which contributed to the Dust Bowl.  One of the most successful experimental programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps which employed hundreds of thousands of unmarried men to work at conserving natural resources, building many public works and creating structures and trails in parks across the country.

Dr. Neil M. Maher draws upon his research for his book "Nature’s New Deal" to explain the workings of the CCC and its impact in the Hudson Valley for the lecture he will present entitled "The New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Hudson Valley."

Of particular interest to him is Bear Mountain State Park. The CCC built most of the park’s infrastructure, including many of its hiking trails, motor roads, swimming lakes, and the Bear Mountain lookout tower and Perkins Memorial Tower.

An important result of the work of the CCC was the emergence of modern environmentalism. By creating public landscapes – natural terrain altered by federal work projects – another aspect came about – the promotion of human health through outdoor recreation, wilderness preservation, and ecological balance.

The lecture is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the OCTC Great Room in Kaplan Hall. This program is free and open to the public.

Maher is an associate professor of history at New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University, Newark.  His research interests include 20th Century environmental and political history, the history of technology and medicine, and cultural landscapes. During academic year 2013-2014, he was  a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. In 2009, Maher received the Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence from the NJIT. He holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College and a PhD in History from NYU.

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

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

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Veterans Day Luncheon Scheduled for Nov. 12 The Office of Veterans Affairs invites faculty, staff and student veterans at SUNY Orange to the annual Veterans Day Luncheon. The luncheon is held for our veterans to honor and recognize their service to our country, and to say "Thank You."

This year the luncheon will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Morrison Hall. Please RSVP by Nov. 5 via email to kelly.jonigan@sunyorange.edu.

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Halloween Surprise Day on Newburgh Campus Oct. 27 The Newburgh Campus Board of Activities will be holding a Halloween Surprise Day from 11 a.m. to Noon, Monday, Oct. 27 in the Tower Building Student Services Office.

Shhh…it’s a scary...I mean fun surprise.

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Musician Nelly's Echo to Perform in Newburgh Oct. 23 Join the Newburgh campus Board of Activities for a performance by Nelly's Echo at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 23) in the Tower Building Cafeteria on the Newburgh campus.

Nelly’s Echo, formed by Nelson Emokpae (lead singer) in early 2007, originates from the premise that music is a two way street.

“Nelly” refers to the musician/music and “Echo” refers to the audience’s appreciation of the music.  Nelly’s Echo is neither a band or a solo musician, but a concept of the musical experience associated with it’s creator Nelson. 

Nelly’s Echo has self-released three successful albums, performed as a member of team Christina on season 3 of NBC’s THE VOICE, performed at over 150 colleges in the past year, entertained the troops in Cuba, and is planning to release a series of singles in 2014.  With Nelly’s Echo, you can “make good music the soundtrack to [your] life.”

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