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July 30, 2015

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Department of Music Presents the 39th Annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival

03:58pm EDT, 30 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 30, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 39th annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The concert will feature the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble and the Zip City Blues Band performing a repertoire ranging from Chicago-style blues to Duke Ellington swing. 

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Lifeguard Training Renewal Program To Be Held in Memorial Hall

03:55pm EDT, 30 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 30, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh Recreational Sports will host a noncredit lifeguarding and waterfront training renewal program Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

The program is open to certified lifeguards who wish to renew their certification in lifeguard, waterfront and first-aid training and CPR/AED for Professional Rescue. 

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Kent and Jackson State Memorial Ceremony May 5

01:25pm EDT, 29 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association is hosting the 45th commemorative ceremony honoring Kent State and Jackson State Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 12:15 p.m. on the front lawn of Kehoe Administration Building.

The ceremony honors those college students at Kent and Jackson State who were killed in May 1970 during anti-war and racism protests. SUNY Plattsburgh history professor, Dr. James Lindgren, will speak and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will perform during the event. 


'Smallest Freedom Fighter' to Speak on Campus April 30

01:25pm EDT, 29 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) — Cheyenne Webb-Christburg, called “the smallest freedom fighter” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at a program hosted by the SUNY Plattsburgh Multicultural Alliance Thursday, April 30.

The program begins at 6 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, with a screening of the film, “Selma,” followed at 8 p.m. with Webb-Christburg sharing her experiences in the “Bloody Sunday” march on Selma, Ala., at the age of 8 that led to a lifelong journey advocating for civil rights. 

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Platty Slack's Slackfest Returns for Third Year

03:41pm EDT, 28 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2015) — Two springs ago, Platty Slack, SUNY Plattsburgh’s slackline club, hosted one of the largest events for a new club in campus history. Friday May 1, the club’s signature event, Slackfest, returns for the third consecutive year.

Like the previous two, this year’s Slackfest, which will take place from 3 to 7p.m. outside Champlain Valley Hall, features an open workshop for slackliners of all skill levels, a demonstration session, a barbeque and tie-dying. Professional slackliners from Slackline Industries, including Platty Slack founder, Keagan French ’14, will be in attendance from Boulder, Colo., to perform and help with the event.

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'The Hunting Ground' Screening to be Held April 23

03:52pm EDT, 20 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2015) — The Gender and Women’s Studies department will host a free screening of the new documentary, “The Hunting Ground” Thursday, April 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall.

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, “The Hunting Ground” is an expose of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-yups and the toll they take on students and their families.

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Student Recognition Ceremony for Leadership, Service

02:29pm EDT, 20 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh student achievement in leadership and service will be celebrated Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

Students’ contributions to campus and the greater Plattsburgh community will be cited. The event is hosted by Project HELP and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. 


College Chorale and Cardinal Singers Perform 'Chichester Psalms' for ChoralFest 2015

01:10pm EDT, 20 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents its annual ChoralFest concert 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The College Chorale and Cardinal Singers, under the direction of Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor of music, will perform Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” a statement on the yearning for peace and unity in the world. It will be performed with orchestra, including a full brass section, strings and harp, as well as timpani and 14 percussion instruments. 

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'Bamboo Princess' On Hartman Theatre Stage

01:08pm EDT, 20 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater presents “Tale of the Bamboo Princess: A Japanese Folktale,” April 30-May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

The Japanese folktale directed by Erika Guay, assistant professor in theater, details the life of a mysterious girl who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

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Cardinal Men's Baseball Team Hosts Annual Bone Marrow Drive

03:50pm EDT, 17 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 17, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh men’s baseball team will host  the fourth annual Brian Mehan Be the Match bone marrow drive April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

The event honors the life of former teammate Brian Mehan, who lost his battle with cancer in 2008. 

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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