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Hawkins Pond Given a 'Welcome Back' Party

03:22pm EDT, 19 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2015) — The newly renovated Hawkins Pond on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus was officially dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday afternoon under bright, sunny skies and gracefully circling doves.

The ceremony began just after 1:30 p.m. with SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling welcoming the more than 75 guests, some of whom were on campus for Family Weekend.  Ettling thanked the many contractors, designers, faculty and staff involved in the project, which at first was not going to include the aesthetics but just the below-ground repairs. He then introduced guest speakers that included City of Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon, who thanked the college for “bringing the pond back” to the people of the region, and state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who spoke fondly of her memories at the Hawkins Hall pond. 


College Council Convenes Sept. 24

03:13pm EDT, 17 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2015) — The Plattsburgh College Council will hold its first meeting of the fall semester Thursday Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall.

In addition to the regular reports by President John Ettling and committee chairs, the council will hear a presentation on the Claude J. Clark Learning Center by its director, Karin Killough, and a year-in-review report by Dr. James Liszka, provost and vice president for academic affairs. 


Newly Renovated Yokum Communications Hall Unveiled with Ribbon Cutting Oct. 17

03:12pm EDT, 17 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2015) — The new and improved Yokum Communications Hall will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Oct. 17 during the college’s Homecoming festivities.

Renovations to the communications hall began in the summer of 2014 and included upgrading audio, multimedia and the Albert R. Montanaro Jr. Television Studio facilities from analog to digital technology. The studios were named for the late Albert Montanaro Jr., a long-time communications department faculty member and mentor.

The upgrades included renovations to the two television studios to equip them with high definition cameras; control rooms with new switching gear to allow for digital work flow; expansion to 12 private editing suites and one automated dialog recording suite; a new student lounge called the “Think Tank” with casual seating where students can work and interact; a dedicated audio-visual classroom with surround processing and more. 


Refurbished Hawkins Hall Pond Dedicated During Family Weekend

04:56pm EDT, 11 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2015) — The newly renovated Hawkins Pond will officially reopen Saturday, Sept. 19 during a gathering beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The area had been offline for more than a year while work crews completed replaced the pond bedding and lining and installed rocks from the Champlain Valley along the shoreline to create natural seating. The pond was embellished with a waterfall, which formulates into three ponds — two cascading into one that then flows into the main body of water. 


Conditions in Haiti Discussed by SUNY Plattsburgh Alumnus in Sept. 17 Talk

12:46pm EDT, 11 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh sociology alumnus Jonathan LaMare will discuss his experiences as director of a Haitian orphanage Thursday, Sept. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in Krinivotz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

LaMare, a member of the Class of 2010 and former adjunct faculty in the Department of Sociology at SUNY Plattsburgh, has spent the better part of three years as director of an orphanage in Haiti and has done development work in Rwanda. He’ll bring these experiences to his alma mater during his talk, “Haiti: Development (Mis)conceptions.” LaMare’s return to SUNY Plattsburgh is part of the Alumni in the Classroom Experience, or ACE, Program, and is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Alumni Association, Plattsburgh College Foundation and the Department of Sociology. The talk is free and open to the public. 

Forum Slated for Sept. 17 on Experiences of Black Women in Prison

01:09pm EDT, 8 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2015) — This month’s Gender & Women’s Studies Forum will host Dr. Breea C. Willingham for a discussion about prison and racial activism on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

“Rewriting the Script Society has Written for Them: Black Women’s Prison Narratives as Active Black Feminism” features a 20-minute lecture followed by an open Q&A with Willingham, an assistant professor of criminal justice at SUNY Plattsburgh. 


Local Artists Discuss Work at Closing Reception Sept. 10

11:22am EDT, 4 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2015)—The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will host a closing reception with signature members of the American Watercolor Society in the Joseph  C. and Joan T. Burke Gallery and Winkel Sculpture Court Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The event features artists Ann Pember and Mina Angelos discussing their artwork, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the adjoining gallery. It is free and open to the public.


9/11 Memorial Service to be Held at Hawkins Pond

11:19am EDT, 4 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2015) —The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond.

The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. 


Docent Classes Being Held at SUNY Plattsburgh

03:53pm EDT, 1 Sep 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2015)—The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will soon offer fall semester docent classes.

Those interested in gaining experience as a guide in an artistic setting are encouraged to attend. 


New University Police Officers Join SUNY Plattsburgh Ranks

02:53pm EDT, 28 Aug 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2015) — Two new SUNY Plattsburgh University Police officers were sworn into service Friday afternoon in the Office of the President.

Justin Courtade, 24, of Lakeview, N.Y., and Derek Wiebel, 26, of Hannibal, N.Y., took the oath of office from President John Ettling before family members and SUNY Plattsburgh Chief of Police Jerry Lottie, Assistant Chief of Police Patrick Keleher, and Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman. 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090