News and Press Releases
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, 350.org, 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.
Pond Infrastructure Replacement to Impact Hawkins Hall
03:47pm EDT, 14 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hawkins Pond is about to receive a facelift — and become more environmentally friendly.
Beginning May 19 and concluding in the fall of 2015, the famous pond that has been the backdrop for many wedding and prom photos will be part of a $3.6 million construction project, paid for by the SUNY Construction Fund. The project will replace hot water, storm and sewer lines around Hawkins Hall. Plattsburgh-based Luck Brothers Inc. will be the general contractor.
Because of the construction, access to Hawkins, Hudson and Ward halls will be somewhat restricted through the summer and potentially into the fall. Fencing will circle Hawkins Hall and the pond area, and half of the Hawkins Hall parking lot will be used as a staging area for maintenance efforts.
Environmental Action Committee Sponsors Earth Week Events
12:43pm EDT, 11 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 11, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will celebrate Earth Week Monday, April 21, through Sunday, April 27, with an Earth Day concert, lectures, an edible plants walk and a citizen-science effort to identify species.
“Environmental issues are everywhere, and we need to be educated. Earth Week is a fun way to celebrate our planet while learning ways to improve it,” said Karyn Ehmann, president of Environmental Action Committee, the student-run group sponsoring the week’s activities.
McGill University Professor to Deliver Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address
04:12pm EDT, 10 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2014) — Dr. Jarrett Rudy, associate professor at McGill University, will deliver the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh.
A keynote campus event convened by the Institute on Quebec Studies, the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address recognizes and features individuals who have made a remarkable contribution to Quebec public life.
Plattsburgh State Art Museum Presents Girl Scout Day Saturday, May 3
09:23pm EDT, 9 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 9, 2014) — Girl Scout troops are invited to join the Plattsburgh State Art Museum in a fun-filled day of badge work.
“Girl Scout Day” will take place Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum in the Myers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
The program will begin with a guided tour of the museum, followed by hands-on art workshops on painting. These workshops are designed to coincide with and fulfill badge requirements. The program does not include badges.
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