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February 6, 2016

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Adirondack Wind Ensemble Plans Two Winter Concerts

02:41pm EST, 11 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 11, 2016) — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble will present its annual winter concerts that premier a new, commissioned work by Texas composer, Dominic Dousa, using funds from the Eleanor Marcus Music Endowment.

The concerts, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, SUNY Plattsburgh music professor, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 

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Student-produced Tourism Magazine Publishes Sixth Issue

09:12am EST, 18 Dec 2015

DoNorth Issue 6PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 18, 2015) — The Winter/Spring 2016 issue of DoNorth, a SUNY Plattsburgh student-produced regional magazine, is now available.

Produced biannually, once per semester, by students in the journalism and public relations department, DoNorth: Touring the Adirondack Coast highlights tourism opportunities in and around Clinton County. Developed originally by the department and the Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau, the magazine has a circulation of around 10,000 and is distributed at various Plattsburgh locations.

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Grant Helps College, Champlain History Center Team Up for Archaeology Dig

12:42pm EST, 12 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2015) — The Samuel De Champlain History Center, SUNY Plattsburgh anthropology department, and the Town of Champlain Partnership have received nearly $2,500 from the 2015 Champlain Valley National Heritage Local Heritage Grants program.

The $2,498 grant will provide experiential learning opportunities for local students ages 8 and up through hands-on activities working with an early 19th-century archaeological site of a settlement home in Coopersville, N.Y., just south of Champlain.

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Education Faculty Member Honored for Work on Book

02:48pm EST, 3 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Dec. 3, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dr. Emily Daniels received an award for her work on a scholarly publication and has been formally honored two other times this year by campus organizations.

The American Educational Studies Conference Critics’ Choice Award recognized a book Daniels co-edited titled “Dangerous Counterstories in the Corporate Academy: Narrating for understanding, solidarity, resistance, and community in the Age of Neoliberalism.” 

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Cardinal Networking Nights Focus on Career Connections

03:04pm EST, 1 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center and Office of Alumni Relations will host several Cardinal Networking Nights in January beginning Thursday, Jan. 7 in Burlington, Vt.

The events include networking social hours with SUNY Plattsburgh alumni from the region, alumni panel discussions and free refreshments. Alumni and students are invited to explore career opportunities, build career connections and meet others in similar fields. Registration for all events is required. 

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Gospel Choir to Present 'Soulful Christmas 2015' Sunday, Dec. 6

02:27pm EST, 1 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2015) —The rousing get-up-on-your-feet-and-clap harmonics of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will fill the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium once again when the ensemble presents its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 6 beginning at 4 p.m.

“A Soulful Christmas Celebration 2015” marks the 11th year the choir has performed its blend of traditional gospel, urban gospel, contemporary Christian, European, Caribbean and Afrocentric music for the holiday season. Often performing before standing-room-only audiences, the 65-voice chorus and eight-piece band will offer works by Donald Lawrence, Brenda Moore, Whitney Houston, and a Norman Hutchin arrangement of “Emmanuel,” among other selections. 

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Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert Dec. 2

05:02pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 2015 Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

The concert showcases guitar performances by music majors under the direction of guitar Professor Michael Fratino. The students, performing solo or accompanied by Fratino, will play works from a wide range of genres and styles, covering pop, jazz, classical and world music. The ensemble will perform pieces from Radiohead, Queen, The Strokes and Koji Kondo. 

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Masquerade Presidents' Gala Features Dinner, Dancing

04:54pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The 11th-annual SUNY Plattsburgh Presidents’ Gala, featuring a masquerade theme this year, will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The semi-formal event includes a buffet-style dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling and Student Association President Kevin Clayton, funds raised are used by the Plattsburgh College Foundation for student scholarships. The event brings in about $3,000 annually.

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Jazz Winter Concert Set for Dec. 1

04:52pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 2015 Winter Jazz Concert Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The 17-piece big band Plattsburgh State Jazz Ensemble, directed by Herm Matlock, adjunct lecturer in music, will perform works of Tom Kubis, Clark Terry, Charles Mingus and “Sing, Sing, Sing” from the Benny Goodman songbook, featuring student drummer Pat Mancino. Other student soloists include saxophonists Andrew Miller, Brandon Bessette and Huseyin Pekdimir, trumpeter Bill Long and guitarist Nick Agoney. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Wins State Library Archives Award

04:18pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Feinberg Library Special Collections and College Archives was recently honored with an award from the New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust.

The trust selected the college’s Special Collections and College Archives for the 2015 Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Record Repository. 

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