Current News at SUNY Orange Current News for Thursday, September 18, 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Open Computer Lab Hours in Shepard Student Center The Academic Advising Office has open computer lab hours for students' academic use.  

The computer lab is open throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except when in use for Student Services events and programs.

The lab is located within the Academic Advising Office on the 3rd floor of the Shepard Student Center.

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On-Campus Recruiting: Lululemon Athletica Sept. 22 and 24 A representative from Lululemon Athletica will be visiting the Middletown campus on two occasions in the coming weeks to discuss Key Leads, Educator, and Assistant Store Manager vacancies within the organization.

Visits are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. on Monday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.  The representative will be located in the Shepard Student Center, outside the cafeteria.

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On-Campus Recruiting: United States Army Sept. 23 and Oct. 15 A representative from the United States Army will be visiting the Middletown campus on two occasions in the coming weeks to discuss various military career opportunities.

Visits are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 15. The representative will be located in the Shepard Student Center, outside the cafeteria.

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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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City of Middletown Police Department Recruiter to Visit Newburgh at 11:30 a.m. TODAY Learn about the eligibility requirements and the upcoming entrance exam for the City of Middletown Police Department when a recruiter visits the Newburgh campus at 11:30 a.m. (sharp) today (Tuesday, Sept. 18) in Room 316 of the Tower Building.

The visit is sponsored by the Newburgh Student Senate and the Newburgh Criminal Justice Club.

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Open Talent Night in Newburgh on Sept. 23 This is your chance to SHINE in a SAFE, FUN and SUPPORTIVE environment. Rock the stage with a joke, poem, song, dance or whatever gift/talent you'd like to offer during the Newburgh BOA Open Talent Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the OCTC Great Room of Kaplan Hall.

Be sure to stop by this JUDGEMENT FREE zone to have fun and let loose.

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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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