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April 20, 2014

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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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Alternative Spring Break Allows Students to Give Back

12:11pm EST, 6 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 6, 2014) — This year’s Alternative Spring Break will take students to communities as far away as Greensboro, Ga.

The yearly program offers a chance for students to engage in service opportunities with communities in need. As students embark on this volunteer experience they will learn to work with others, appreciate diversity and develop vital leadership skills according to Cori Jackson, director of the Student Center for Involvement.

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SUNY Plattsburgh to Host Business Plan Competition

05:34pm EST, 3 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 3, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will host the North Country Regional Business Plan Competition Saturday, March 29, at Au Sable Hall, the college’s new business and computer science building.

According to Dr. Nancy Church, chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited North Country college or university are eligible for the competition, which requires students to submit business plans to investors and business people attending the event. 

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Shine On! Registration to Begin

12:25pm EST, 28 Feb 2014

Shine On! LogoPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 28, 2014) — Registration is about to open for an annual conference designed to increase self-esteem and resiliency in young girls.

The fourth annual Shine On! conference will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27, in Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

This conference is open to all girls in the third, fourth and fifth grade. It includes 10 hands-on workshops about media literacy, communication skills and character strengths.

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Physics Club Sells 3-D Roses for Double H Ranch

11:07am EST, 28 Feb 2014

Picture of a 3-D rose PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 28, 2014) — On Valentine’s Day, SUNY Plattsburgh’s Physics Club used a new technology to romance the campus and raise money to help critically ill children attend camp.

Club members used the college’s new 3-D printer to make plastic roses, which they sold as a fundraiser for the Double H Ranch — a camp in Lake Luzerne that specializes in programs to help children dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

The roses raised $250.

The Physics Department received the 3-D printer in fall 2013 through an educational grant from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department Presents 'A Bright Room Called Day'

10:46am EST, 27 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department will present Tony Kushner’s play, ’A Bright Room Called Day’ March 6-9 in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts at SUNY Plattsburgh.

“A Bright Room Called Day,” directed by Professor Kim Hartshorn and performed by SUNY Plattsburgh students, is an examination of paranoia in the context of Nazi Germany . Set in the early 1930s, it tells of a group of Berlin artists and friends, with varying degrees of communist leanings, and the choices they make as the Republic slowly devolves into the fascist dictatorship of Hitler. 

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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