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August 29, 2015

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Phase I of Podium Renovation Expected to Begin This Month

04:02pm EDT, 5 Jun 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 5, 2015) —The elevated walkway that connects several buildings on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus will be undergoing extensive repairs that include a snow-melt system, green spaces and improved safety features.

According to Rick Larche, capital project manager, work on the walkway, also known as the podium, will begin at the end of June and include two phases. Phase I will begin at parking lot No. 8, the off-campus student lot on Draper Avenue, and cover the portions of the podium at Feinberg Library near the Rockwell Kent Gallery, Yokum Lecture Hall and Beaumont Hall. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Opera Culture Coach Set to Board New Subscribers

01:12pm EDT, 2 Jun 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 2, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music is once again sponsoring the Montreal Opera Culture Coach program with subscription tickets available for the upcoming 2015-2016 opera season.

The Culture Coach program, now entering its 12th year, includes four Saturday night performances of operas by Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and Marc and transportation by charter bus, which leaves from Myers Fine Arts Building. 

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Branch Campus Offers Educational Leadership Programs

04:46pm EDT, 28 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 28, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s new Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership programs for school building and school district leaders are designed for professionals in the field, building on their previous work experience and graduate coursework.

Offered through SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, the program is aligned with Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards and prepares graduate students for leadership positions in education. Each class is taught as a hybrid with 50 percent in class and 50 percent online. 

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Hawkins Hall Pond Fix-Up Picks Up, Completion Set for Summer's End

11:13am EDT, 21 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 21, 2015) — Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.

The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. 

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Residence Hall Rummage Sale Being Held May 19, Algonquin Dining Hall

03:56pm EDT, 18 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 18, 2015) — The local Interfaith Food Shelf will once again benefit from items left behind by SUNY Plattsburgh students when the Center for Student Involvement hosts its fourth-annual residence hall rummage sale Tuesday, May 19.

The sale, being held in Algonquin Dining Hall, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the campus and opens from 5 to 7 p.m. for community members.

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Adirondack Dance Company Produces Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale

03:45pm EDT, 18 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 18, 2015) — The Adirondack Dance Company presents “’The Snow Queen’ and An Evening of the Arts” Friday, May 28, 7 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, “The Snow Queen” is about a boy who is kidnapped and the childhood sweetheart who goes in search of him, traveling across a magical landscape to the frozen North. 

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Women's Soccer Coach Karen Waterbury Honored

01:44pm EDT, 14 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 13, 2015) – Longtime Plattsburgh State Women’s Soccer Coach Karen Waterbury ’87 was honored in Liverpool, N.Y., on May 11 with the 2015 State University of New York Athletic Conference Retiree Award. The award recognizes individuals who served the conference as either a coach or administrator for 15 years or more.

For 24 years – exactly two-thirds of the total program history for the Plattsburgh State women's soccer team – Waterbury served as the head coach of the Cardinals, leading them to heights never before reached. Her accomplishments speak for themselves: a 278-151-32 record while leading the Cardinals along with a 279-164-33 career mark, one SUNYAC crown (1998), three NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament appearances, two SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors, 86 All-SUNYAC players, 27 all-region performers and one All-American.

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Annual Rummage Sale Benefits Interfaith Food Shelf

12:00am EDT, 14 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 14) -- SUNY Plattsburgh will hold its annual rummage sale from items students leave behind when they move from the residence halls on Tuesday, May 19, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in Algonquin Hall on Ruger St.  The sale is open to the public and proceeds benefit the Interfaith Food Shelf.


Nursing Professor Appointed New Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

02:59pm EDT, 8 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 8, 2015) — Dr. JoAnn Gleeson-Kreig, professor of nursing and former chair of the nursing department, has been appointed the new associate vice president for academic affairs.

Gleeson-Kreig joined the nursing faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1997 after a career that included working as a staff nurse with a specialty in medical-surgical and intensive care nursing at CVPH Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Connecticut. Her research focused on care for type 2 diabetes and nursing education. 

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History Professor Receives Germany Residency, Journal Awards from Historians Organization

02:39pm EDT, 8 May 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 8, 2015) — History Professor James Rice has received a 2015 Organization of American Historians Germany Residency Award, which will allow him to travel to the University of Tubingen, Germany, for a month beginning the end of May.

While at Tubingen, Rice will teach a weekly seminar for graduate students and advanced undergrads. He’ll also consult on an ad hoc basis with grad students who are working on theses on American topics. 

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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
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu