News and Press Releases
College's Model United Nations Club Wins Best Large Delegation Award
11:05am EDT, 29 Oct 2013
ITHCA, N.Y. (Oct. 29, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Model United Nations club received the Best Large Delegation award in the fourth annual Cornell International Affairs Conference at Cornell University, Sunday, Oct. 20.
The club sent a team of 12 delegates to the conference. Ben Rosner and Kevin Clayton both received Best Delegate honors — the highest individual awards given. Meanwhile, Shaun Reardon received an “Honorable Mention.”
More than 65 delegates from eight schools, including McGill University, Pennsylvania State University and Queens University, attended the conference.
SUNY Plattsburgh Lecturer Selected for Kent State Award
09:46am EDT, 29 Oct 2013
KENT, OHIO (Oct. 29, 2013) — Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services recently honored a SUNY Plattsburgh lecturer with the 2013 Recent Alumni Hall of Fame Award.
Andrea Simms is a 2008 graduate of Kent State’s master’s in special education program and a current Ph.D. candidate at the university. She has worked in the field of education for 13 years, spending much of that time in the Bahamas as a generalist teacher, an intervention specialist and a professional development consultant. Simms is now a lecturer in SUNY Plattsburgh’s teacher education program.
Gospel Choir to Give 'Soulful Christmas' Concert
10:08am EDT, 28 Oct 2013
SUNY PLATTSBURGH (Oct. 28, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dean of Students Stephen Matthews will host the Gospel Choir’s annual “Soulful Christmas Concert” from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in Hawkins Hall’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium.
The 65-voice choir with its nine-piece band will perform traditional Christmas favorites from years past, with selections such as “Joyful Joyful,” “O Come Emmanuel,” and Kirk Franklin’s arrangement of “Hosanna.”
Also performing this year are the choir’s Step Team, Praise Team and Praise Dancers. The featured guest for the concert will be “Apple Crate” from Peru Intermediate School.
SUNY Plattsburgh to Host Emergency Drill
11:06pm EDT, 24 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 24) -- SUNY Plattsburgh will conduct a full-scale emergency training exercise in Beaumont Hall, from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 25.
While officials are trying to keep interruptions to a minimum, those working and taking classes in Beaumont Hall should expect that there will be some.
'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' Comes to SUNY Plattsburgh
05:10pm EDT, 16 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (October 17, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s music and theater departments will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Nov.7-10, in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.
The play, which won a number of Tony Awards including best book (musical), best musical and best score during its 2005 Broadway run, focuses on some unlikely heroes: a quirky cast of six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. They compete to win the spelling championship of a lifetime and together learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
The New York Times has called the show "irresistible, riotously funny and remarkably ingenious …"
Karen Becker and Friends Concert to Feature Violinist Jonathan Storer from University of Trinidad and Tobago
10:35am EDT, 16 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2013) — Violinist Jonathan Storer from University of Trinidad and Tobago will perform with pianist Dr. Karen Becker at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
The program will feature music by Franck, Beethoven and de Falla. This concert is part of the Karen Becker and Friends series sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music. Admission is free.
College's Marketing Club Presents "Brandtastic" Conference
03:27pm EDT, 15 Oct 2013
Marketers from Several Major Corporations to Present
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2013) — Speakers from Ben & Jerry’s, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Northwestern Mutual, Magic Hat Brewing Co. and a number of fast food chains will be on hand Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, when SUNY Plattsburgh’s chapter of the American Marketing Association will present “Brandtastic.”
Open to American Marketing Association members and non-members alike, this conference will kick off with an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday when Elizabeth Stewart, public relations representative for Ben & Jerry’s, gives a keynote address.
SUNY Plattsburgh to Unveil Portrait of Newest Distinguished Teaching Professor
01:51pm EDT, 15 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2013) — Officials from SUNY Plattsburgh will unveil the portrait of Dr. Mary Roden-Tice — the college’s newest distinguished teaching professor — at a 4 p.m. ceremony, Monday, Oct. 21, in Feinberg Library.
After that, Roden-Tice’s picture will join those of all the others who have received such honors, adorning a wall in Feinberg.
The geologist was one of only five faculty members from the 64 campuses in the State University of New York system to be named a distinguished teaching professor this year. The rank is one of the four designations that constitute the highest tributes conferred upon SUNY instructional faculty. The other three designations are the distinguished service professor, distinguished librarian and distinguished professor.
Colleen Lemza, Gerald Yu Liang Tan to Receive Alumni Association Awards During Homecoming 2013
08:47am EDT, 11 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association will honor two individuals at a Homecoming open house in the college’s newest building, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19.
In addition to celebrating the achievements of Assistant Professor of Journalism and Public Relations Colleen Lemza and journalism alumnus Gerald Yu Liang Tan ’03, the event will feature tours of the new business, economics and computer science building that opened this fall.
Lemza will be awarded the Faculty Staff Impact Award, in recognition for her commitment to students and alumni.
Frontier Saxophone Quartet to Give Concert at SUNY Plattsburgh
08:33am EDT, 11 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh's Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Daniel Gordon with the Frontier Saxophone Quartet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The quartet consists of Gary Scavone (soprano), Todd Pray (alto), Linda Sullivan (tenor) and Gordon, (baritone). Scavone teaches music technology at McGill University in Montreal; Pray is a music instructor for Peru Central Schools and director of the Adirondack Youth Orchestra; Sullivan is director of the Plattsburgh High School Band and president of the Clinton County Music Educators’ Association. Meanwhile, Gordon is a professor and the chair of the SUNY Plattsburgh's Department of Music.
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