News and Press Releases
Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Ordered to Cease All Operations
07:02am EST, 13 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh has officially withdrawn recognition of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity.
The move was made Thursday after campus judicial proceedings found the fraternity responsible for two violations of the campus code of conduct: disorderly conduct and a failure to comply with sanctions stemming from an earlier incident.
All official fraternal activities had been ordered suspended as of Nov. 26, while Plattsburgh City Police conducted an investigation. Now permission for the group to function and all campus privileges have been completely revoked.
History Buff Receives Knapp North Country Scholarship
09:11am EST, 12 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2013) — North Country native Morgan Judkins has a passion for local history, and, now — thanks to a scholarship — she’ll be able to breathe a little easier while she pursues that passion.
The six-year Kent Delord House Museum volunteer and Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactor was awarded the 2013 Knapp North Country Scholarship — a merit-based scholarship for qualified students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. North Country scholarships are funded by gifts from local businesses and individuals, which support high-achieving local students.
Judkins’ scholarship, funded by the Champlain Telephone Company, was renamed in 2009 to honor the late Edit and Kenneth Knapp. Edith was the executive vice president of the Champlain Telephone Company and a benefactor to many residents of the Champlain region. In addition to serving on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council, Kenneth was the youngest mayor of Mooers, N.Y., elected at age 18.
SUNY Plattsburgh Named a Top 100 Best Value in Public Higher Education
09:01am EST, 11 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 11, 2013) — Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Plattsburgh to its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2014.
The national ranking honors four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. SUNY Plattsburgh ranks 98th. The college has appeared on Kiplinger’s ranking multiple times before, most recently in 2011.
This is the third major accolade the college has received this year for offering affordable, high-quality degrees. The others were a “High Return on Investment” honor from Affordable Colleges Online and a “Best Bang for the Buck” designation from Washington Monthly magazine.
Adjunct Faculty Members Awarded for Excellence
02:12pm EST, 10 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh honored adjunct lecturers Dr. Andrew Black, Dr. Marco Turco and Nora Montanaro with the college's Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers this fall.
The awardees received a certificate of recognition and $500 toward travel, training or supplies in support of teaching.
Winter Commencement Ceremony to Be Live Streamed
03:47pm EST, 9 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s commencement ceremony will once again be live streamed.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, may be viewed at http://nsnsports.net/colleges/plattsburgh-state/.
Students Win a Dozen Awards at Regional National Broadcasting Society Convention
12:58pm EST, 6 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2013) — Students from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Communication Studies won 12 awards at a National Broadcasting Society regional convention this November.
Two faculty members and 13 students attended the conference hosted by Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
“These awards are important because they show that we can compete both at the regional and national level in terms of television and radio production work,” said Plattsburgh NBS Chapter President Derek Pollacchi, a senior TV/video production and broadcast journalism major. “It also shows that, as a state university from New York, we can compete with all big time schools.”
Public Relations Grad to Give Winter Commencement Address
02:21pm EST, 5 Dec 2013 (Updated 04:40pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s winter commencement address will be given by honor student Danielle K. Johnson, a native of Malone, N.Y.
During the 10 a.m. ceremony in the college’s Field House on Rugar Street, Saturday, Dec. 14, the public relations major will suggest that — if you can’t think of anything to be proud of in your community — you should go ahead and make changes.
Criminal Justice Professor Selected for U.S. Department of State Fellowship
04:27pm EST, 5 Dec 2013 (Updated 04:40pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Sharon Melzer has been selected as a Franklin Fellow with the U.S. Department of State.
From July 2014 to July 2015, Melzer will work in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington, D.C. Her work will focus on cigarette smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeit products as well as other transnational crime problems and issues.
Melzer said she is looking forward to serving her country, viewing her field from a foreign policy perspective and bringing what she learns back to campus.
Gospel Choir to Give 'Soulful Christmas' Concert
10:08am EDT, 28 Oct 2013 (Updated 04:39pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
SUNY PLATTSBURGH (Oct. 28, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dean of Students Stephen Matthews will host the Gospel Choir’s annual “Soulful Christmas Concert” from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in Hawkins Hall’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium.
The 65-voice choir with its nine-piece band will perform traditional Christmas favorites from years past, with selections such as “Joyful Joyful,” “O Come Emmanuel,” and Kirk Franklin’s arrangement of “Hosanna.”
Also performing this year are the choir’s Step Team, Praise Team and Praise Dancers. The featured guest for the concert will be “Apple Crate” from Peru Intermediate School.
Expert to Speak on Sustainable Communities, Creating a Durable Local Economy in Vermont, New York and Beyond
02:28pm EST, 27 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 27, 2013) – Creating durable local economies will be the focus of a forum at SUNY Plattsburgh 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in Room 206 of Yokum Lecture Hall.
At that time, Bruce Seifer, co-author of a new book on the subject, will present “Sustainable Communities Creating a Durable Local Economy in Vermont, New York and Beyond.”
He will discuss what a durable economy is, exploring questions like “It is one that not only survives but thrives?” “How is it created?” and “What does it take to sustain over time?”
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