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April 17, 2014

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SUNY Plattsburgh to Host American Chemistry Society Symposium

03:34pm EDT, 27 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 27, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will host the 5th Annual American Chemistry Society Northern Section Spring Symposium Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Held in conjunction with the Plattsburgh Chapter Sigma Xi Symposium, the event invites science students and faculty to participate and present research data. Lunch will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for winning presentations.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students Honored at Theater Festival

04:03pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh theater students brought home honors from the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Hyannis, Mass., this January.

The group, accompanied by SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Theater Professor Shawna Mefferd Carroll came home with two Certificates of Merit and a first place in the Tech Olympics. 

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University Police Department Launches New Traffic Safety Program

03:29pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 17, 2014) — Members of SUNY Plattsburgh’s University Police Department notice distracted driving and careless street-crossing every day and are taking action through a new Crosswalk Safety Traffic Enforcement Program called CrosSTEP.

CrosSTEP is designed to target both motorists and pedestrians, specifically in the residential areas around campus. The program asks drivers to pledge not to text and drive and encourages pedestrians to stop, look and wave before they cross the street.

“When we collected data last fall, we noticed a lot of drivers were distracted by calling, texting and other diversions, and a lot of pedestrians weren’t using the lights on the crosswalk signs,” said Assistant University Police Chief Jerry Lottie.

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Physics Student Lands Internship at Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory

03:07pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

Photo of Cole Martin in front of chalkboard.PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) — Physics major Cole Martin beat 800 other applicants for a chance to work alongside some of the world’s most talented scientists as they study particle physics.

The senior, from Morrisonville, N.Y., was one of 10 students chosen for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.

Martin will work with physicists studying outcomes from the world’s largest particle collider, a long tube that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles at extremely high speeds. The results show evidence of the subatomic world.

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Call for Entries for Au Sable Hall Show

04:00pm EDT, 14 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 14, 2014) — Professors in SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics are calling for art works for an exhibit to be held in the new Au Sable Hall on the college campus.

Dr. James Csipak, professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, and Dr. Ed Lusk, professor of accounting, are asking Plattsburgh students, faculty, staff or others affiliated with the college to bring a maximum of two art works — paintings, photography, illustrations, drawings, sculptures and other monumental works — to Room 239 Au Sable Hall Wednesday, April 9, and Friday, April 11, between 1 and 5 p.m.

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SAGE Honors Local Faculty Member

05:02pm EDT, 11 Mar 2014

Photo of Sharon MelzerPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 11, 2014) — A SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member was recently awarded the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award.

Dr. Sharon Melzer, assistant professor of criminal justice, was one of only 10 professionals from around the country to receive the honor in Philadelphia last month.

Along with the award, she received a travel stipend to attend the 51st annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Professional Development Teaching Workshop, where she and the other winners were honored at a reception. 

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Holocaust Survivor to Share Her Experience

03:51pm EDT, 11 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 11, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Multicultural Alliance is joining forces with the Center for Student Involvement to bring Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israels to the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, 7 p.m., Monday, March 31.

Allison Swick-Duttine, director of organization development and fraternity and sorority life, said the student coordinators of the Multicultural Alliance chose to bring Lawrence-Israels to SUNY Plattsburgh to share not only the story of her life as a young girl during the Holocaust but how that experience shaped who she became as an adult.

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Registration Open for 2014 Summer Sessions

02:32pm EDT, 11 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 11, 2014) — Some students will analyze the war on drugs while others learn to perform on-camera. Some will examine diversity through film while others study society’s impact on personal wellness.

These courses in criminal justice, communication studies, interdisciplinary studies and physical education are just a sample of the more than 200 courses being offered across more than 40 departments during SUNY Plattsburgh’s 2014 summer sessions.

More than 125 of these are online courses, and all are guaranteed.

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Lockheed Martin Executive Delivers Distinguished Visiting Alumna Presentation

03:42pm EST, 7 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 7, 2014) — The director of complex systems at Lockheed Martin will share her journey with the aerospace technology company as part SUNY Plattsburgh’s Distinguished Visiting Alumni Program.

Cheryl McIntyre, a 1983 graduate in computer science, will speak Tuesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. 

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Dr. Michael Morgan Receives Witchita State University's Outstanding Alumni Award

12:13pm EST, 6 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 6, 2014) — Dr. Michael Morgan, dean of education, health and human services, has received the Communication Science and Disorders Outstanding Alumni Award from Wichita State University.

The annual award is presented to alumni who have shown outstanding professional achievement in speech-language pathology and audiology fields. 

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

Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu