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September 19, 2014

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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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Crosswalk Construction to Impact Rugar Street Traffic

03:49pm EDT, 1 Aug 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2014) — The planned construction of two raised crosswalks on Rugar Street, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, will start Monday morning, Aug. 4, and will impact traffic flow along the east end of Rugar Street, between the Rugar/Broad Street intersection and Rugar Street at Sanborne Avenue.

Construction is expected to last two weeks. 

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Rugar Street Construction Project Moved to Aug. 4

10:13am EDT, 3 Jul 2014 (Updated 09:41am EDT, 24 Jul 2014)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 3, 2014) — In an effort to avoid interference with Fourth of July traffic, a construction project that will install traffic tables — or raised sidewalks — on Rugar Street has been postponed to Monday Aug. 4.

Originally planned for the Fourth of July week, this traffic-calming measure is designed to increase both pedestrian and vehicle safety along the highly traveled part of the street that runs through the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

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Career Development Center Brings on New Director, Career Counselor

03:34pm EDT, 13 Jun 2014 (Updated 09:41am EDT, 24 Jul 2014)

(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) June 13, 2014 — This summer, the Career Development Center at SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes a new director and career counselor/employer-relations specialist.

Dr. Julia Overton-Healy is the new director. She comes to SUNY Plattsburgh from Alfred University, where she served for the last five years as the director of the Beth Robinson Judson Leadership Center.

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Legal Notice: Access to Rugar Woods Prohibited Between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

12:40pm EDT, 20 Jun 2014 (Updated 09:41am EDT, 24 Jul 2014)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 20, 2014) — Located in the City of Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., and bordered by the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House Complex to the north, the Saranac River to the south, private property on Adirondack Lane and the Saranac River to the east and the City of Plattsburgh Line to the west, the 50-acre parcel of land known as Rugar Woods is owned and controlled by the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Entry into the woods between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. by pedestrians, motor vehicles, recreational vehicles or other vehicles of any kind is strictly forbidden.

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SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Annual Summer Meeting

01:39pm EDT, 11 Jul 2014

PLATTSBURGH (July 11, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will conduct its next meeting as part of an annual retreat Friday, July 18, in the Valcour Educational Conference Center, 3712 State Route 9 in Peru.

Open to the public, the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. 

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N.Y.S. Senate Appropriates $4 Million for Neurobehavioral Health at SUNY Plattsburgh

11:47am EDT, 27 Jun 2014

Picture of SibleyPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 27, 2014) – A $4 million appropriation from the New York State Senate will help expand community access to neurobehavioral services at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The funding is part of the state's 2014-2015 Enacted Budget, which set aside $49 million for capital projects, pursuant to approval of a plan by the Senate.

It will help finance a Sibley Hall renovation project, creating a new Center for Neurobehavioral Health in what is currently the building's gymnasium. The changes will allow for a greater integration of the college's Nexus Autism Spectrum Program, Traumatic Brain Injury Center, Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, Third Age Adult Day Center, Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services.

In addition to better integrating services, the move is designed to increase service capacity; provide for better public access; improve diagnostic and treatment programs; build a comprehensive, efficient service delivery system; and allow for greater collaborative research. It will also facilitate more undergraduate and graduate preparation in the field.

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Police Request Help in Preventing Underage Drinking Parties

04:08pm EDT, 17 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 17, 2014) — Plattsburgh City Police and University Police have seen a surge in underage drinking parties in Rugar Woods, specifically in an area of the woods known by local youth as “Guam.” 

This past week, the Plattsburgh City Police received information on two such parties in “Guam.” Both were broken up by police. Approximately 200 teens were dispersed at the first party and 100 at the second. One individual was transported to CVPH Emergency Room for alcohol intoxication.

In addition to the hazards from the illegal consumption of alcohol, natural hazards are present at the party location. These include ones posed by the Saranac River, Imperial Dam and rocky ledges.

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Summer Safari Program at SUNY Plattsburgh Celebrates 27 Years

03:37pm EDT, 13 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, NY (June 13, 2014) — A program that began with just a few science courses for kids now includes cultural enrichment for ages 5-16 in a variety of subjects from novel writing to digital photography.

Summer Safari celebrates its 27th year with many new classes, like “The Creepy Crawly Lives of Bugs,” “Cartoon Basics” and “Adventures in the Museum.” Returning favorites include “Science with the Magic School Bus,” “Minecraft 101” and the theater camp production, “Fun on 42nd Street.” 

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Gov. Cuomo Appoints Glens Falls Woman to SUNY Plattsburgh College Council

03:31pm EDT, 13 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 13, 2014) — Gloria Ragonetti, a 1992 and ’93 SUNY Plattsburgh grad with a certificate of advanced study and master’s in school counseling, was appointed to the College Council by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ragonetti will fill the vacancy created by the death of longtime member, Roger Burke, who died in April 2012. Ragonetti’s term will expire June 20, 2019.

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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