Students of the Class of 2015 attended the 25th annual Fall Convocation at the Athletic & Wellness Center on Wednesday. The event formally introduced new students to the academic atmosphere and to the New Paltz faculty.
Professor Peter Kaufman of the Sociology Department was the featured speaker. The title of Kaufman’s Convocation Address is “Three Questions, Three Challenges, and A Bit of Advice.” Kaufman was the recipient of the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching. His ethos is that learning should be an active and organic process where the teacher is the catalyst for learning.
“It is a great honor for me to deliver the Convocation lecture,” Kaufman said.” I know the beginning of the school year is filled with so many mixed emotions -- excitement, anticipation, nervousness. I hope my brief lecture will fuel the students' excitement and allay some of their fears.”