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February 12, 2016

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State Grant to Expand Educational Opportunity Program

03:31pm EST, 11 Feb 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh has received a state grant to raise the number of students supported through its successful Educational Opportunity Program by 35, to a total of 275.

The program provides access for motivated students who have a history of academic and financial disadvantage. The $122,500 grant is part of $2.3 million awarded Thursday to 16 campuses in the State University of New York system.



University Police Welcomes Two New Officers at SUNY Plattsburgh

02:55pm EST, 8 Feb 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2016) — Two SUNY Plattsburgh University Police recruits are now official police officers, having graduated from the Zone 9 Police Academy Feb. 5.

Officers Justin Courtade and Derek Wiebel join eight other officers, three lieutenants, an inspector, assistant chief and chief at the SUNY Plattsburgh University Police department.


Mike Howard Named New Director of Athletics

11:43am EST, 5 Feb 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 5, 2016) – Mike Howard, a veteran intercollegiate athletics administrator and coach, has been named Director of Athletics at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Howard succeeds Bruce Delventhal, who retired at the end of 2015 after 10 years on campus.


State Grants to SUNY Plattsburgh Will Improve Student Success, Build Community Partnerships

10:27am EST, 4 Feb 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Feb. 4, 2016) — More than $1.6 million from the State University of New York system's Investment and Performance Fund was awarded to SUNY Plattsburgh today, dollars that will help the campus lead local and statewide efforts to improve student academic success and build community partnerships.

An applied-learning program building community and civic engagement, a partnership with New York City community-based organizations to boost student access and completion rates, and a degree-completion effort involving up to 29 SUNY campuses were funded. 


Submissions Being Accepted for Skopp Competition on Holocaust

03:37pm EST, 3 Feb 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 3, 2016) — The fifth Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust is open for submissions through 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

The competition, sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, gives awards in recognition of excellence in scholarly and artistic creations dealing with ideas and issues surrounding the Holocaust. SUNY Plattsburgh students in any major or program are invited to submit original essays, historical analyses, stories, poems, musical and dance compositions, video productions, theater works and visual arts creations exploring and expressing their own personal relationship to or reflections on the Holocaust. 


Trans Pacific Partnership Forum Scheduled for Feb. 3

03:48pm EST, 29 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Jan. 29, 2016) — A community forum on the local impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Plattsburgh City Hall.

SUNY Plattsburgh Distinguished Teaching Professor Richard Robbins and Dr. Dhimitri Qirjo, assistant professor of economics, will participate along with moderator Rachelle Armstrong, Plattsburgh city counselor, Tim Palmer from the Climate Lobby, and Mary Alice Shemo from People for Positive Action. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns. 

SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Fall 2015 Dean's List

10:39am EST, 26 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for fall 2015.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count. 


Chamber Music Concert Features SUNY Plattsburgh Music Faculty Member Marilyn Reynolds

04:05pm EST, 25 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh music faculty member and violinist, Marilyn Reynolds, will perform a program of chamber music Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Reynolds will join chamber music ensemble Metamusic and special guest artist, Volkan Orhon on double bass. The program will feature works by 19th century composer Pauline Viardo and early-20th century composer Lily Boulanger. Works by Dinos Constantinides, Strauss and Gliere will also be performed, among other works. 


Banff Film Festival Returns to E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium Jan. 25

02:24pm EST, 22 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2016) — The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival annual world tour —  which holds screenings in more than 40 countries — will stop at SUNY Plattsburgh Monday, Jan. 25.

“It’s always fun. I’m always inspired by the films,” said Jerry Isaak, associate professor and chair of the expeditionary studies program at SUNY Plattsburgh. “It’s a great way to kick off the spring semester.”


College Gains StormReady Status from National Weather Service

01:35pm EST, 22 Jan 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh has gained certification as a National Weather Service StormReady university, a designation that relates to planning and procedures the college has developed to handle extreme weather events.

“It shows the commitment of the college to be prepared for any hazard,” said Michael Caraballo, emergency management director at SUNY Plattsburgh. 


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

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090