News and Press Releases
Student's Anti-Hazing Efforts Receives National Recognition
09:32am EDT, 26 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh graduate student Sarah Wild recently received the national Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award from HazingPrevention.Org.
Wild, who is working toward a master’s degree in student affairs counseling, joined the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority in the fall of 2009. She said the sorority psychologically hazed her and other pledges. Dressing up in embarrassing apparel and performing song and dances for older sisters were some of the smaller incidents that made a big impact on Wild.
“It made me feel belittled and small,” she said.
After she was initiated, Wild decided to take a stand against hazing. She started with her own sorority by running for president the following year.
“There were definitely sisters who supported me, but the loud, select few who were really determined to continue the behavior often overshadowed previous efforts to discontinue the behavior,” Wild said.
Platty Slack to Host Spring Slackfest May 3
09:19am EDT, 26 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2013) — As the weather warms up, groups of students have been seen bouncing and balancing between trees around campus.
These students are members of Platty Slack, a new club at SUNY Plattsburgh dedicated to slacklining, an activity similar to tightrope walking. The club will host a Spring Slackfest for campus and community members Friday, May 3, outside of Hawkins Hall.
Slacklining involves balancing on a one to two inch-wide strip of webbing that is attached to anchor points, which are usually trees. Participants can also perform tricks and practice poses.
Choir to Sing, Dance and Step at Annual GospelFEST
03:13pm EDT, 25 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 25, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh's Gospel Choir will present its annual GospelFEST 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
The show will feature performances by the Praise Team, Praise Dance Team and Step Team, as well as a special guest performance by the Bluegrass Gospel Project. Anthony English will emcee.
SUNY Plattsburgh Now Taking Registrations for Summer Session
03:00pm EDT, 25 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 25, 2013) – A summer class will use acting techniques to help teachers develop creative classrooms.
Another will teach students about the juvenile justice system and factors underlying delinquency treatment and prevention.
Acting in Teaching and Juvenile Delinquency are just two of the more than 200 offerings during SUNY Plattsburgh’s summer session. Others include Human Nutrition, Jazz History and Sociology of Women.
More than 100 of the selections are available online.
Music Department Presents Chamber Ensembles Concert
05:17pm EDT, 24 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present a chamber ensembles concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Music Department Presents Karen Becker and Friends Concert Featuring the Adirondack Trio
05:09pm EDT, 24 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2013) —The Adirondack Trio will perform at the Karen Becker and Friends Concert Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
Violinist Eric Grossman and cellist Lawrence Zoernig will join pianist Karen Becker in a program of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schubert.
New Online Latin American Art Class to Include Study Abroad Component
12:00am EDT, 23 Apr 2013 (Updated 04:17pm EDT, 23 Apr 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (April 23, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh students interested in Latin American art will have the chance to see it up close and personal through a new course that combines online with onsite learning.
Latin American Art begins with an online component in the fall of 2013 and winds down with a three-week excursion to Cusco, Peru, the capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Cardinal Points Fares Well in 2012 Press Association Contest
12:00am EDT, 22 Apr 2013 (Updated 04:08pm EDT, 22 Apr 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (April 22, 2013) — Cardinal Points, the student newspaper of SUNY Plattsburgh, has been awarded third place overall in the college division of the New York Press Association 2012 Better Newspaper Contest.
Cardinal Points earned 55 points overall. The Ithacan of Ithaca College took first with 76 points, and The Statesman of SUNY Stony Brook finished second with 60 points. The entries were judged by members of the North Carolina Press Association.
Program Teaches Acceptance of Differences at Early Age
05:19pm EDT, 19 Apr 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2013) — Teachers are trained to accommodate and relate to students who have disabilities, but children usually aren’t.
Dr. Patricia Egan, professor of school psychology, is out to change that. She is co-directing a new program with adjunct lecturer Andrea Martino that promotes friendships between students and their peers with autism spectrum disorder.
The Peer Network Program recruits students who exhibit maturity, empathy and respect for their peers. They learn about autism spectrum disorder, study social skills and are then paired with students with the disorder in an effort to provide the latter with the security and guidance that can be found through a peer relationship.
Bishop's University Vice Chancellor to Discuss Higher Education in Quebec
12:00am EDT, 2 May 2013 (Updated 04:03pm EDT, 18 Apr 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (April 18, 2013) — The principal and vice chancellor at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Michael Goldbloom, will speak on higher education in Quebec Thursday, May 2, beginning at 2 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
The Distinguished Quebec Address is hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute on Quebec Studies and the Development Corporation, Clinton County. For more information on the address, contact Cherice Granger, 518-564-2384 or email@example.com.
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