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April 1, 2015

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Career Fair Provides Networking Opportunities for Students, Employers

01:37pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2013) — Students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of businesses and organizations during the Now-to-Next Career Fair Thursday, April 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The career fair presents an opportunity for both students and employers, according to Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the Center for Career Development. 

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Bluegrass Artist Sierra Hull in Concert April 12

03:02pm EDT, 20 Mar 2015

 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 20, 2015) — Bluegrass recording artist Sierra Hull will perform in concert at the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall Sunday,  April 12 beginning at 3 p.m.

 Local bluegrass and country band Beatracks will perform as well. 

Hull released her first album on Rounder Records at 15.

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First of Three Summer Sessions Set to Begin May 26

12:34pm EDT, 20 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 20, 2015) — Nearly 200 courses will be offered during three sessions this summer at SUNY Plattsburgh, a special opportunity for current students and new learners to earn credits both on campus and online.

Registration is now open and all listed courses are guaranteed to run. The first session starts Tuesday, May 26, the day after Memorial Day. Details on courses, housing options, frequently asked questions and more are online at plattsburgh.edu/summer

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Bachelor's Degree Tailored for Registered Nurses Now Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury

03:17pm EDT, 18 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 18, 2015) —A new bachelor's degree program tailored for practicing registered nurses is now in place at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury campus and is accepting applications.

The on-campus R.N.-to-B.S.-in-Nursing program opens new career paths for health professionals in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. The convenient option pairs classroom teaching and affordable SUNY tuition with a top-rated institution known for a premier nursing program. An online R.N.-to-B.S. option will remain in place. 

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Department of Music Presents Karen Becker and Friends Concert

01:04pm EDT, 13 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 13, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents Karen Becker and Friends Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The concert will feature faculty pianist Karen Becker and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop. 

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The Acting Company Presents 'Macbeth'

01:01pm EDT, 13 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH , N.Y. (March 13, 2015) — The Acting Company, which The New York Times  called “the major touring classical theater in the United States,” will present Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

The shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, the play follows Macbeth’s bloody reign over the Scottish territories. After his succession to the throne is prophesized by three witches, he and his wife decide to murder the current king to ensure his promotion. Guilt and paranoia, alongside supernatural occurrences, consume Macbeth, and he descends onto a path of madness and despair. 

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Climate Change Focus of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Conference

12:47pm EDT, 12 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 12, 2015) — Aspects of climate change — from areas of science and sustainability to its effect on culture and the arts — is the subject of a one-day conference March 21 at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus.

Adirondack Climate Reality 2015 is focused on helping people interested in discovering how they can help the environment or wanting to learn more about the state of the environment in the region. It features eight speakers and small-group breakout sessions designed to foster solutions and actions. 

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English Writing Adjunct Lecturer Awarded Chancellor's Award

11:55am EDT, 10 Mar 2015

Professor Torrey Wuesthoff, adjunct lecturer in English at SUNY Plattsburgh, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.

Wuesthoff, who teaches the English 100/101 college writing courses and advanced expository writing, said the announcement took him by surprise. 

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Area SUNY Presidents, Business Leaders Ask Lawmakers to Invest in SUNY

02:10pm EDT, 9 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 9, 2015) — Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York's public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational tuition policy — in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

A key component of SUNY’s budget request is a dedicated Investment Fund that will enable SUNY to graduate 150,000 students annually by 2020 through the systemwide scale-up of evidence-based programs known to support student success, including Finish in Four completion promises, applied learning, Educational Opportunity Programs, and expanded advisement services. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher outlined this objective in her recent State of the University Address. 

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'Milk Like Sugar'

12:00am EST, 5 Mar 2015

A play by Kirsten Greenidge, Directed by Shawna Mefferd Carroll, Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

2012 Obie for Playwriting, 2011 TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and 2011 San Diego Critics Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. MLS was first commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre Masters; then produced at Playwrights Horizons as a coproduction with the Women’s Theater Project

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If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu