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Students, Staff Launch Give a Buck Campaign

04:02pm EDT, 25 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 25, 2015) — Public relations students working with the Office of Institutional Advancement at SUNY Plattsburgh are asking current students to give a buck.

As part of a new student awareness campaign called Give a Buck, the PR students are distributing Burghy Bucks around campus. Slips of paper that resemble dollar bills, Burghy Bucks give students the chance to pick one program from a list of designations to receive a $5,000 gift from alumnus Richard Pfadenhauer, a 1985 graduate. The 16 designations are programs subsidized by the Plattsburgh College Foundation and include scholarships, academic departments, athletic teams, Project H.E.L.P and Career Services. 


African Unity Hosts Annual Fashion Show

12:00am EDT, 25 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH (March 25, 2015) – A SUNY Plattsburgh club is providing select students and alumni the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talents.

African Unity, a club dedicated to informing others about African cultures, will host its annual Malkia fashion show Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Warren Ballrooms at the Angell College Center.


Severe Weather Forum Set for April 23

02:19pm EDT, 24 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 24, 2015) — Understanding weather trends and sharpening a collective response to severe events is the focus of a Thursday, April 23 public forum at SUNY Plattsburgh.

“Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century” is a special program pairing a statewide broadcast and a follow-up local panel discussion. This innovating presentation and discussion brings together seven campuses including SUNY Plattsburgh through a unique video conference. 


Distinguished Canadian Address to be held at SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday, March 24, 2015

03:50pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2015) — John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour.

The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly positive contribution to Canadian public life. This initiative provides a forum that showcases government officials, professors, and business leaders who offer public lectures on a wide range of Canadian and Canada-U.S. issues. 


Third Age Center Anniversary Celebration Includes Client Photography Exhibition

02:03pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Third Age Adult Day Center will kick off its 25th anniversary celebration Friday, April 10 with an exhibit of works by photographer David Learned at 30City beginning with a reception there at 5 p.m.

The Third Age Adult Day Center is an adult social day program that offers seniors with memory impairment, loneliness or frailty and their families an alternative to nursing-home placement or home-care services. It helps families that want their loved ones to remain at home as long as possible. 


Career Fair Provides Networking Opportunities for Students, Employers

01:37pm EDT, 23 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 23, 2013) — Students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of businesses and organizations during the Now-to-Next Career Fair Thursday, April 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The career fair presents an opportunity for both students and employers, according to Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the Center for Career Development. 


Bluegrass Artist Sierra Hull in Concert April 12

03:02pm EDT, 20 Mar 2015

 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 20, 2015) — Bluegrass recording artist Sierra Hull will perform in concert at the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall Sunday,  April 12 beginning at 3 p.m.

 Local bluegrass and country band Beartracks will perform as well. 

Hull released her first album on Rounder Records at 15.


First of Three Summer Sessions Set to Begin May 26

12:34pm EDT, 20 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 20, 2015) — Nearly 200 courses will be offered during three sessions this summer at SUNY Plattsburgh, a special opportunity for current students and new learners to earn credits both on campus and online.

Registration is now open and all listed courses are guaranteed to run. The first session starts Tuesday, May 26, the day after Memorial Day. Details on courses, housing options, frequently asked questions and more are online at


Bachelor's Degree Tailored for Registered Nurses Now Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury

03:17pm EDT, 18 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 18, 2015) —A new bachelor's degree program tailored for practicing registered nurses is now in place at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury campus and is accepting applications.

The on-campus R.N.-to-B.S.-in-Nursing program opens new career paths for health professionals in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. The convenient option pairs classroom teaching and affordable SUNY tuition with a top-rated institution known for a premier nursing program. An online R.N.-to-B.S. option will remain in place. 


Department of Music Presents Karen Becker and Friends Concert

01:04pm EDT, 13 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 13, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents Karen Becker and Friends Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The concert will feature faculty pianist Karen Becker and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop. 


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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