Tyra A. Olstad publishes book chapter

Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, published a chapter in the book “Explorations in Place Attachment”, edited by Jeffrey Smith (Routledge, 2018). Emphasizing the role that geography plays in any place-based inquiry, the book “seeks to understand the interactive and reinforcing qualities between people and places” (https://www.routledge.com/Explorations-in-Place-Attachment/Smith/p/book/9781138729742 ). Olstad’s contribution, titled “Visitor Perception, Place Attachment, and Wilderness Management in the Adirondack High Peaks” discusses ways by which individuals’ expectations for and experiences in wild places can challenge, be challenged by, and contribute to public land management.

Breaking Barriers at NCTM-Innov8 Conference

Dr. Penina Kamina attended the second Innov8 meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 15-17, 2017 using the travel grant award from the Faculty Development Funds. Innov8 is designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to cater for instructional interventions that offer all students access, equity and empowerment. Keynote speakers, presenters, exhibitors, activities and discussions centered on these three keys issues. In summary, academic success means attending to students’ needs and thus instructors should have cultural competence, that is bridging the social and the academic divide for students. For instructors to provide access requires use of culturally relevant pedagogy to empower students intellectually, socially, emotionally and politically by incorporating cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

UPD Still Collecting for Toys for Tots

“University Police is still collecting new and unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign this holiday season. Toys can be distributed in a box located in the UPD lobby at Alumni Hall and will be collected through December 12th. Thank you for your generosity so far in this campaign.”

State Employees Address Changes

State Employees: If you change your address on the SUNY self-service web site, it only impacts your payroll record. To change your address for Human Resources and health insurance records, you must complete this form and submit it to Human Resources, 208 Netzer. To change your address with your union and your retirement system you must contact each of them directly. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at x2509.