News and Press Releases
Bluegrass for Next Generation Scholarship Available
01:35pm EDT, 24 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH (May 24, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh is now accepting applications for the Bluegrass for the Next Generation Scholarship.
New for fall 2013, the scholarship is open to applicants who have successfully completed the introduction to bluegrass music class and taken lessons on a bluegrass instrument: banjo, mandolin, string bass, fiddle or guitar. Recipients will receive up to $1,250 for each of two years of study.
English Internship Program Seeks to Provide Mutual Fulfillment
01:17pm EDT, 24 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 24, 2013) — English degrees aren’t just for teachers anymore. That’s why the SUNY Plattsburgh English department is connecting many local businesses and non-profit agencies with eager interns while giving students valuable experience in the workforce.
English majors are highly versatile and efficient, said Dr. Anna Battigelli, English professor and faculty adviser of the college’s new internship program. There are currently 20 active internships through area businesses including news agencies, libraries, historical societies, cultural arts centers and writers’ institutes. New opportunities from organizations that have expertise to share and can benefit from an intern’s assistance are always welcome.
This semester, Battigelli, who oversees the program, was assisted by internship coordinator and SUNY Plattsburgh senior De’Anne St. Yves, who contacted more than 70 businesses.
SUNY Police Officer Honor for Bicycle Safety
12:00am EDT, 20 May 2013 (Updated 04:07pm EDT, 20 May 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (May 20, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh Police Office Robert Light is the recipient of the New York Bicycling Coalition 2013 Law Enforcement Bicycling Champion Award.
Light will receive the award Tuesday, May 21, at Lake Placid Elementary School’s Fun On Wheels event where cyclists ride to schools in Essex and Franklin counties to distribute and fit helmets to second and third graders.
SUNY Plattsburgh Chosen as Base for Gov. Cuomo's New Teaching Initiative
03:57pm EDT, 20 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 20, 2013) —SUNY Plattsburgh has been selected as one of four host sites for a new master teaching initiative.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the NYS Master Teacher Program today as a new effort to build the quality of science, math and technology education statewide. The program will form a network of master teachers, developing and harnessing their skills to mentor others.
“By supporting our best and brightest teachers — giving them access to high-quality professional development both pedagogical and in their subject area, as well as a network of fellow master teachers — we will encourage their growth, recognize their service and connect them with the next generation of service,” said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher in a note informing SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling of the selection.
SUNY Plattsburgh Students Earn Top Honors in Research Competitions
03:08pm EDT, 16 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 16, 2013) — Three SUNY Plattsburgh students recently received top awards in two scientific research competitions.
The students — Michael Haynes, Justin Andrews and Mackenzie Kilkeary '12 — entered the competitions under the guidance of Professor Nancy Elwess and Lecturer Sandra Latourelle, both in the college’s biology department.
Haynes, a junior biology major from Brooklyn, N.Y., placed second in the ecology and evolutionary biology division of the international Sigma Xi Research Society’s 2013 Student Research Showcase, a competition for virtual presentations that was held in March.
Meanwhile, Andrews and Kilkeary placed first and second, respectively, in the Society of College Science Teachers’ poster contest in San Antonio April 12.
Guynup Hired to Support Vets, Military Personnel at Two Colleges
01:11pm EDT, 16 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May16, 2013) — A SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus is standing at attention, ready to aid student veterans and service personnel with their unique needs at two colleges.
Tracy Guynup now serves as SUNY Plattsburgh's new veterans support coordinator and Clinton Community College's assistant registrar and veteran affairs coordinator.
The positions were created as a result of rising veteran enrollment numbers and the prediction of continued increases.
As support coordinator, Guynup’s role is to help students navigate through unusual situations that may arise, like being called up for active duty in the reserves.
English Department Awards Essay Prize to Kym Taylor
01:48pm EDT, 15 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 14, 2013) — Turning a ghost story into a theme about psychology and writing an essay about it could win you a contest, or at least it did for one SUNY Plattsburgh student.
Kym Taylor, an English literature major, entered her department’s annual Literary Essay Contest after professors encouraged her.
Her paper was about “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James, a story commonly interpreted to be a ghost story, but not by Taylor.
“The author, Henry James, was well-acquainted with psychology, so I wanted to focus on the idea of the governess unraveling because of a shift in her circumstances and environment rather than as a result of living in a haunted house,” she said.
SUNY Plattsburgh Geologist named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
12:00am EDT, 15 May 2013 (Updated 01:07pm EDT, 15 May 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (May 15, 2013) — The State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member Dr. Mary Roden-Tice to the rank of distinguished teaching professor.
Roden-Tice was one of only five faculty members from the 64 campuses in the SUNY system to be appointed to this rank this year.
Commencement Ceremonies to Be Streamed Live
11:16am EDT, 15 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 15, 2013) — Those unable to attend SUNY Plattsburgh’s spring commencement ceremonies will now be able to view them live via the Internet.
Both the 9 a.m. ceremony for graduates in the School of Business and Economics and the Division of Education, Health and Human Services and the 2 p.m. ceremony for those in the Division of Arts and Science may be viewed at http://www.nsnsports.net/plattsburgh.
Business Graduate to Speak at SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement
09:09am EDT, 13 May 2013
Ceremony to Honor Grads, Former Dean of Students and Newly Retired Vice President for Student Affairs
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 13, 2013) — A senior graduating with four majors and one minor will serve as the speaker when SUNY Plattsburgh hosts its annual spring commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the college’s Field House.
Accounting, finance, business and hotel, restaurant and tourism major and economics minor Emma Puglisi will apply the language of the business field when she takes the stage and discusses the value of an education in both personal and financial terms. She will speak at both the a.m. ceremony honoring the graduates in education, health and human services and the School of Business and Economics and the p.m. ceremony, honoring arts and science graduates.
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