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July 25, 2014

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College Offers Montreal Opera Culture Coach Opportunity

04:44pm EDT, 6 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 6, 2014) — The Department of Music at SUNY Plattsburgh invites new participants to the Montreal Opera Culture Coach program. Subscription tickets are available now for the upcoming 2014-2015 opera season.

The Culture Coach subscription package includes four Saturday night performances (operas by Verdi, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts) and transportation by charter bus, which leaves from the SUNY Plattsburgh Myers Fine Arts Building. Subscribers can select seating anywhere in the theater, enjoying the series at whatever vantage point is preferable at the price they wish to pay (ranging from $179 to -$488 for the season). There is an additional season coach fee of $160. First trip is Sept. 27.

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North Country Small Business Development Center Offers Training on Creating Messages That Stick

08:46am EDT, 4 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 6, 2014) — The North Country Small Business Development Center will present “PR Magic: How to Harness the Power of Awe and Create Messages that Stick” Thursday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 194 U.S. Oval.

Presented by SUNY Plattsburgh Director for Public Relations and Publications Michelle Marasch Ouellette, this workshop will look at the sort of methods and messages that can ignite viral responses, helping businesses find social media success with cost-effective results. 

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum to Celebrate Rockwell Kent with a Birthday pARTy

11:37am EDT, 23 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will be blowing out the candles at Rockwell Kent’s birthday pARTy, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Visitors to the Rockwell Kent Museum in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library will enjoy a day of activities and fun for the whole family. The event will include free admission, kids’ crafts, storytelling, birthday goodies and more.

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Museum Days at Plattsburgh State Art Museum, June 7 and June 8

10:55am EDT, 23 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will participate in the seventh annual Museum Days, Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8.

Visitors can enjoy a full day of activities and fun for the whole family. The weekend will include free admission, kids’ crafts and more:

- Crafts.

- A treasure hunt.

- Free, unrestricted parking.

- And the viewing of art in the Rockwell Kent Gallery, located in Feinberg Library; the Regina Schoolman Slatkin Study Room, Myers Lobby Gallery; and the Winkel Sculpture Court, on the second floor of the Myers Fine Arts Building.

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum Hosts Path Through History Weekends

10:40am EDT, 23 May 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — More than 100 special events are planned for New York state’s Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8 and 14-15, at venues throughout the state, and more events are being added daily. These weekends are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.

In the Adirondack region, enthusiasts are invited to visit the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. The museum is located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and open from 12-4 p.m. daily. Visitors can find themselves viewing art by famous artists like Degas, Warhol, Picasso or Mary Cassatt; touring the sculpture park; or learning about local artist Rockwell Kent.

The first weekend of Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8, will run in conjunction with the seventh-annual Museum Days, sponsored by the Press-Republican and the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance. Participating museums, galleries and cultural centers will be open and free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Dean of Business and Economics Steps Down After Six Years

05:27pm EDT, 12 May 2014

Photo of Ray GuydoshPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 12, 2014) — Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year in order to return to teaching.

A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement.

Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant professor of business, received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in management from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He has held the deanship in interim and associate capacities three different times: as interim from January 2004 through August 2005 and January 2009 through June 2011; associate dean for five months in 2008. He became the dean July 1, 2011, when he became a full professor.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Joins Sustainability Association

04:22pm EDT, 9 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Through membership in AASHE, the college will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE helps higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.

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Two Colleges to Host North Country Diversity Conference

01:47pm EDT, 9 May 2014

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — A call to increase global experiences and multicultural competencies, as well as to build community connections has resulted in a new event: The More Things Change: North Country Diversity Conference.

The conference — which had its genesis in the competencies and connections called for by SUNY Plattsburgh's new campus plan — is a joint effort between SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury and SUNY Adirondack.

It will be held June 19 and 20, in the J. Buckley Bryan Regional Education Center at 640 Bay Road in Queensbury and will bring together community and academic leaders from business, law, health, social services, education and nonprofits.

The inaugural conference is designed to study the current state of diversity, multicultural competencies and community relationships. Future conferences will focus on the development of new strategies for growth.

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Students Attend Research Forum at Legislative Building

10:31am EDT, 6 May 2014

Photo of Haynes in front of his poster presentation.PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 6, 2014) — Three SUNY Plattsburgh students were selected to attend a symposium, titled “Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in N.Y. State’s Public Higher Education System,” at the New York State Legislative Office Building in in Albany.

The forum celebrated the most talented undergraduate scholars in the SUNY, CUNY and Community Colleges in the State of New York.

Justin Andrews of Warrensburg, N.Y.; Michael Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Matthew Rusek of Warwick, N.Y., were nominated by faculty for their science research and chosen by the Dean’s Cabinet to join the forum.

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Host Families Sought for Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

03:29pm EDT, 2 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — The Center for the Study of Canada is reaching out to members of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and surrounding community to host Canadian students ages 15 to 18 and adult visitors who will be coming to Plattsburgh in July 2014 as part of the U.S. Department of State Youth Ambassadors Program.

If you would like to learn more about our neighbors to the north and share American culture, consider hosting a student July 23-Aug. 4. Homes are needed for about 18 students and three adult educators. Host families can choose to house one or two participants and can express a preference for gender.

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Contact Information

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

Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu