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October 22, 2014

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Museum Days at Plattsburgh State Art Museum, June 7 and June 8

10:55am EDT, 23 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will participate in the seventh annual Museum Days, Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8.

Visitors can enjoy a full day of activities and fun for the whole family. The weekend will include free admission, kids’ crafts and more:

- Crafts.

- A treasure hunt.

- Free, unrestricted parking.

- And the viewing of art in the Rockwell Kent Gallery, located in Feinberg Library; the Regina Schoolman Slatkin Study Room, Myers Lobby Gallery; and the Winkel Sculpture Court, on the second floor of the Myers Fine Arts Building.


Plattsburgh State Art Museum Hosts Path Through History Weekends

10:40am EDT, 23 May 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — More than 100 special events are planned for New York state’s Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8 and 14-15, at venues throughout the state, and more events are being added daily. These weekends are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.

In the Adirondack region, enthusiasts are invited to visit the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. The museum is located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and open from 12-4 p.m. daily. Visitors can find themselves viewing art by famous artists like Degas, Warhol, Picasso or Mary Cassatt; touring the sculpture park; or learning about local artist Rockwell Kent.

The first weekend of Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8, will run in conjunction with the seventh-annual Museum Days, sponsored by the Press-Republican and the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance. Participating museums, galleries and cultural centers will be open and free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Dean of Business and Economics Steps Down After Six Years

05:27pm EDT, 12 May 2014

Photo of Ray GuydoshPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 12, 2014) — Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year in order to return to teaching.

A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement.

Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant professor of business, received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in management from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He has held the deanship in interim and associate capacities three different times: as interim from January 2004 through August 2005 and January 2009 through June 2011; associate dean for five months in 2008. He became the dean July 1, 2011, when he became a full professor.


SUNY Plattsburgh Joins Sustainability Association

04:22pm EDT, 9 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Through membership in AASHE, the college will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE helps higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.


Two Colleges to Host North Country Diversity Conference

01:47pm EDT, 9 May 2014

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — A call to increase global experiences and multicultural competencies, as well as to build community connections has resulted in a new event: The More Things Change: North Country Diversity Conference.

The conference — which had its genesis in the competencies and connections called for by SUNY Plattsburgh's new campus plan — is a joint effort between SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury and SUNY Adirondack.

It will be held June 19 and 20, in the J. Buckley Bryan Regional Education Center at 640 Bay Road in Queensbury and will bring together community and academic leaders from business, law, health, social services, education and nonprofits.

The inaugural conference is designed to study the current state of diversity, multicultural competencies and community relationships. Future conferences will focus on the development of new strategies for growth.


Students Attend Research Forum at Legislative Building

10:31am EDT, 6 May 2014

Photo of Haynes in front of his poster presentation.PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 6, 2014) — Three SUNY Plattsburgh students were selected to attend a symposium, titled “Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in N.Y. State’s Public Higher Education System,” at the New York State Legislative Office Building in in Albany.

The forum celebrated the most talented undergraduate scholars in the SUNY, CUNY and Community Colleges in the State of New York.

Justin Andrews of Warrensburg, N.Y.; Michael Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Matthew Rusek of Warwick, N.Y., were nominated by faculty for their science research and chosen by the Dean’s Cabinet to join the forum.


Host Families Sought for Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

03:29pm EDT, 2 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — The Center for the Study of Canada is reaching out to members of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and surrounding community to host Canadian students ages 15 to 18 and adult visitors who will be coming to Plattsburgh in July 2014 as part of the U.S. Department of State Youth Ambassadors Program.

If you would like to learn more about our neighbors to the north and share American culture, consider hosting a student July 23-Aug. 4. Homes are needed for about 18 students and three adult educators. Host families can choose to house one or two participants and can express a preference for gender.


SUNY Plattsburgh Spring Commencement Exercises to be Held May 17

02:35pm EDT, 2 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s spring commencement will pay tribute to the nearly 1,100 students eligible to graduate in May and in August from the Plattsburgh and Queensbury campuses Saturday, May 17.

Two ceremonies are scheduled at the Field House gymnasium, the first beginning at 9 a.m. honoring students graduating with degrees from the Division of Education, Health and Human Services and the School of Business and Economics.


New Class Gives Students Real-World Professional Writing Experience

11:14pm EDT, 29 Apr 2014

Photo of Julia DevinePLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2014) — A new grant writing class in the SUNY Plattsburgh English department is helping humanities students build professional — and immediately relevant — writing skills.

Adjunct lecturer Julia Devine said, “A humanities education is great for every career because it gives you a broader view. This class shows that we can offer real job skills too.”

Devine, who teaches in both the English and theater departments, has more than 15 years of grant-writing experience for domestic and international nonprofit organizations. She encourages her students to familiarize themselves with the nonprofit world.


SUNY Plattsburgh Presents 38th Annual Jazz Festival

05:37pm EDT, 28 Apr 2014

Photo of Doug SertlPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from new York’s Hudson Valley.

The event will conclude Friday, May 2, with a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2 to $8 and are available at the door or, in advance, at the Angell College Center desk.

Performing at the concert with be the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble directed by Herm Matlock and the Mambo Combo, directed by Shawn Parrotte.

As part of the festival events, Sertl will also give a free jazz clinic at 7 p.m., May 1, in Myers Fine Arts, Room 324.


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If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director for Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090