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Holocaust Memorial Centre Trip Informational Meeting Scheduled

04:49pm EDT, 30 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 30, 2015) —There will be an informational meeting Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Amnesty Room, Angell College Center, for students planning on going to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre later this month.

Students must possess valid passports or enhanced drivers licenses and be able to legally travel to Canada and will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19 for a bus to the centre at 5151 Cote-St. Catherine, Montreal. A $10 fee includes admission and a tour of the museum, a post-tour lecture by a Holocaust survivor who also serves as a docent, and a box lunch catered by Chartwells. 

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Celebration Event Set for Championship Women's Hockey Team

12:00pm EDT, 30 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 30, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh's 2014-2015 national championship women's hockey team will be featured at a special celebration reception set for Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.

President John Ettling has invited members of the campus and greater Plattsburgh communities to the event. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh students with a valid ID and children 12 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds, including funds from raffles and auction items, will be put toward the cost of national championship rings for the team. 

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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species 'The Ongoing Struggle for Hearts and Minds'

09:20am EDT, 30 Mar 2015

The Feinberg Library series Books That Rocked the World ... And Still Do! welcomes Dr. Becky Kasper, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, who will speak on "The Ongoing Struggle for Hearts and Minds."

The publication of Darwin’s Origin of the Species in 1859 accelerated crises of religious identity spurred by the advance of scientific inquiry and the application of historical-critical methods to scripture.

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'We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!: Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight '

07:11pm EDT, 26 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH N.Y. (March 26, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women's Studies will host Dr. Connie Shemo, who will speak on ‘We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!:  Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight’ Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Shemo will discuss Disney's self-mockery of the "love at first sight" trope in "Frozen," while at the same time the company continues to embrace, promote, and profit from the earlier princesses who embodied this trope. The talk will place “Frozen,” and specifically the relationship between Ana and Hans, in the broader historical context of Disney Princess movies, looking at changing ideals of gender and relationships. She will also be discussing what this means for mothers of daughters interested in Disney Princesses. Audience participation will be encouraged. 

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Students, Staff Launch Give a Buck Campaign

04:02pm EDT, 25 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 25, 2015) — Public relations students working with the Office of Institutional Advancement at SUNY Plattsburgh are asking current students to give a buck.

As part of a new student awareness campaign called Give a Buck, the PR students are distributing Burghy Bucks around campus. Slips of paper that resemble dollar bills, Burghy Bucks give students the chance to pick one program from a list of designations to receive a $5,000 gift from alumnus Richard Pfadenhauer, a 1985 graduate. The 16 designations are programs subsidized by the Plattsburgh College Foundation and include scholarships, academic departments, athletic teams, Project H.E.L.P and Career Services. 

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African Unity Hosts Annual Fashion Show

12:00am EDT, 25 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH (March 25, 2015) – A SUNY Plattsburgh club is providing select students and alumni the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talents.

African Unity, a club dedicated to informing others about African cultures, will host its annual Malkia fashion show Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Warren Ballrooms at the Angell College Center.

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Severe Weather Forum Set for April 23

02:19pm EDT, 24 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 24, 2015) — Understanding weather trends and sharpening a collective response to severe events is the focus of a Thursday, April 23 public forum at SUNY Plattsburgh.

“Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century” is a special program pairing a statewide broadcast and a follow-up local panel discussion. This innovating presentation and discussion brings together seven campuses including SUNY Plattsburgh through a unique video conference. 

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Distinguished Canadian Address to be held at SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday, March 24, 2015

03:50pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2015) — John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour.

The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly positive contribution to Canadian public life. This initiative provides a forum that showcases government officials, professors, and business leaders who offer public lectures on a wide range of Canadian and Canada-U.S. issues. 

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Third Age Center Anniversary Celebration Includes Client Photography Exhibition

02:03pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Third Age Adult Day Center will kick off its 25th anniversary celebration Friday, April 10 with an exhibit of works by photographer David Learned at 30City beginning with a reception there at 5 p.m.

The Third Age Adult Day Center is an adult social day program that offers seniors with memory impairment, loneliness or frailty and their families an alternative to nursing-home placement or home-care services. It helps families that want their loved ones to remain at home as long as possible. 

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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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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