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Communication Students, Faculty Win National Awards for Production, Professional Work

02:07pm EDT, 27 Apr 2014

Group photo of NBS students at conferencePLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 27, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh communications students took home four national awards from the National Broadcasting Society conference in Los Angeles, Calif., this March.

In addition, the entire Plattsburgh NBS chapter won the most improved chapter of the year award, and Christine Johnson, associate professor of communication studies, won the professional member of the year award — bringing the total of honors to six.


1970 Kent State, Jackson State Shootings Remembered by Student Who Was There

04:00pm EDT, 26 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2014) —This year's Kent State/Jackson State commemoration at SUNY Plattsburgh will feature one of the students wounded in the 1970 Kent State incident.

Alan Canfora, who was shot in the right wrist by National Guard members while he was protesting  the invasion of Cambodia, will speak at the vigil, which starts at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 1, on the front lawn of the Kehoe Administration Building.


SUNY Plattsburgh ChoralFest Concert to Feature Popular Music, Schubert and Mozart

03:13pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents its annual ChoralFest Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The College Chorale and Cardinal Singers will combine to perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and three movements from Mozart’s “Vespers,” with chamber orchestra. In addition, the chorale will present two a cappella pieces: “Come Go with Me,” and an arrangement of the Lennon/McCartney song, “I’ll Follow the Sun.” The Cardinal Singers will perform an a cappella arrangement of the World War II classic song, “I’ll Be Seeing You.” 


SUNY Research Foundation Representative to Discuss Programs

02:43pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — Start-Up NY, Networks of Excellence and the Technology Accelerator Fund will be among the topics discussed at SUNY Research Foundation and the Innovation Economy 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Kehoe 7th Floor Conference Room on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Michelle Pautler, assistant director for innovation support services at the Research Foundation for SUNY, will also address patents and other programs. She will be available afterwards for individual consultations.


Operation Smile Raising Grins and Heels with 5k Run

02:07pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Operation Smile Club will host a 5k walk/run Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. outside Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. Registration is $20 with a T-shirt or $15 without a T-shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile, a charity that provides free surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world. 


SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Sets April Meeting

02:00pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold a meeting Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

In addition to the standard committee reports and a report from President John Ettling, resolutions will be considered for Coach Kevin Houle and the Cardinal Women’s Ice Hockey Team, as well as Coach Cheryl Cole the Cardinal Women’s Basketball Team. University Police Chief Arlene Sabo will lead a discussion on proposed changes to campus traffic regulations, and Michael Simpson, director of sponsored research and programs, will give a report on sponsored programs.


North Country People's Summit on Energy and Environment

12:32pm EDT, 17 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 17, 2014) — People for Positive Action will present the North Country People's Summit on Energy and Environment Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall.

Issues such as oil and gas transport, fossil fuel divestment, energy choices and innovations in renewable energy will be discussed. Speakers include members of Rising Tide Vermont,, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, and PAUSE of Albany. City of Plattsburgh Counselor Rachelle Armstrong will moderate. The event is free and open to the public. 


Cardinal PR Seeks New Client

06:07pm EDT, 16 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run public relations firm, Cardinal PR, is in search of a new client for the upcoming academic school year.

Cardinal PR provides free public relations services to local nonprofit organizations in the Plattsburgh community. The firm will be holding client interviews Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Angell College Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.


Days of Remembrance Event to Commemorate the Holocaust

04:38pm EDT, 16 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) — The Holocaust must not be forgotten, according to Dr. Jonathan Slater

“The Holocaust is inescapable because it needs to be inescapable,” said the associate professor of journalism and public relations at SUNY Plattsburgh and coordinator of the college’s annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust commemoration.

Titled “The Inescapable Legacy of the Holocaust,” this year’s event will take place Thursday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library.


Gospel Choir Celebrates Semester's End with GospelFEST 2014

08:44pm EDT, 15 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 15, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir, a 50-voice ensemble with an eight-piece band, will usher out the spring semester with urban-infused spirituals and gospel works as part of GospelFEST 2014.

The concert, being held Sunday, May 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, features works by Germaine Wilson, Raymond Wise, Donald Lawrence and Joe Pace, among others.


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director for Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090