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October 1, 2014

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Shine On! Parent Workshop Series Begins Sept 25

12:26pm EDT, 17 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2014) — Shine On!, a SUNY Plattsburgh student organization that aims to develop self-confidence and resiliency in young girls, will be hosting a series of three workshops this fall designed to teach parents how to do just that.

Associate Professor Colleen Lemza created the Shine On! program in 2011, and with the help of her students, she has expanded the program by creating the Raising Resilient Girls parent work-shop series. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College Team Up for Wilderness Act Commemoration

03:51pm EDT, 16 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh, in cooperation with Clinton Community College and the Rockefeller Institute of Government, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a series of lectures and events Sept. 22-27.

The National Wilderness Act was signed into being by President Lyndon Johnson Sept. 3, 1964. The Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which at the time comprised 9.1 million acres of national forest wilderness in the United States. Today, the area designated by the act totals more than 109 million acres of federally owned land in 44 states, or roughly five percent of the land in the country.

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Neurobehavioral Health Seeks Autism Research Participants

02:17pm EDT, 12 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Researchers at the SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Neurobehavioral Health, in collaboration with Clarkson University, are looking for participants for an autism research study, ages 5 to 20, either with an autism diagnosis or a control participant with no diagnosis.

Participants will be asked to donate a saliva sample and will undergo behavioral testing by a psychologist. They will receive a $25 Walmart gift card.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty Promotions Announced

01:48pm EDT, 12 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Four faculty members at SUNY Plattsburgh have received promotions to full professor effective Sept. 1, and  12 others have received promotions to associate professor.

Receiving promotions to professor are: 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Marks 9/11 With Memorial Ceremony

02:48pm EDT, 9 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2014) — The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place at noon Sept. 11 in the Amitie Plaza, Angell College Center.

Hosted by the Plattsburgh Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, the ceremony will be emceed by ODK President Jory Dean. 

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Student Magazine Receives All-American Rating, Marks of Distinction

03:05pm EDT, 3 Sep 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2014) — DoNorth: Touring the Adirondack Coast, a print magazine produced by SUNY Plattsburgh journalism students, earned its second consecutive All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The All-American honor, the ACP’s highest rating, recognizes DoNorth for its winter/spring 2014 issue. 

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Cardinal Points Earns 14th All-American Designation

07:41pm EDT, 24 Aug 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2014) — Cardinal Points, SUNY Plattsburgh's independent, student-run newspaper, has been named an All-American newspaper for the spring 2014 semester by the Associated Collegiate Press.

The paper's score of 1,025 out of a possible 1,090 is the highest in the newspaper's history. It also earned four Marks of Distinction. To be named an All-American, a paper must score 900 or higher and earn at least four marks of distinction out of the five possible. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Opens, Students Return for Academic Year

07:32pm EDT, 22 Aug 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling on Friday welcomed faculty and staff back to campus for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, which begins 8 a.m. Monday.

Calling attention to this fall’s enrollment numbers, Ettling said concern was raised last winter when projections were lower than anticipated. He cited far fewer transfer students coming in and lower graduate-student enrollments as two factors at play. 

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Tenor Rockwell Blake Leads SUNY Plattsburgh Voice Masterclass

03:05pm EDT, 8 Aug 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will host public  international voice masterclasses beginning Saturday, Aug. 9 in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The program, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 17, includes daily masterclass sessions and a concert Saturday, Aug. 16. 

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State Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Fallen Army Officer

02:04pm EDT, 6 Aug 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered that flags on state buildings, including SUNY Plattsburgh, be flown at half-staff Thursday, Aug. 7, in honor of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who died Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Afghanistan.

"It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Maj. Gen. Harold Green," Cuomo said. "Maj. Gen. Greene was an Albany (N.Y.) native who earned his commission as an engineer officer shortly after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he dedicated more than 30 years of his life in service to his country. 

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Contact Information

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

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director for Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu