News and Press Releases
College Hosts Celebration of 800 Scholarly Works by SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty
05:14pm EST, 21 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2013) — Teaching is only one part of a professor’s job and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Celebration of Scholarship is designed to showcase that fact.
The 11th annual event, held Friday, Feb. 15, celebrated the more than 800 works created by the college’s faculty during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Speaking at the event, College President John Ettling said he was impressed by this scholarly output, especially since the college is a teaching rather than a research institution.
Volunteer Partners Needed for International Students
02:18pm EST, 21 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Partners in Cross-cultural Learning is looking for local volunteers.
Each year, more than 50 new international students come to study at SUNY Plattsburgh. PICL allows community members to bring the world into their home as they partner with those students.
Michelle St. Onge, program coordinator, said there is an application process for the program designed to match similar personalities.
“We want to make sure they have things in common,” she said.
SUNY Plattsburgh to Co-Host Business Plan Competition
04:26pm EST, 20 Feb 2013
More Than $225,000 Available in Prizes
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2013) — The Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department at SUNY Plattsburgh will be teaming up with Clarkson University's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship to host the North Country Regional Business Plan Competition at Clarkson University's Student Center March 29.
The contest is open to all students who are enrolled in North Country colleges or universities during the current academic year.
The top teams from each of the 10 regional competitions will be awarded $20,000 in funding and will be invited to compete for the grand prize at the statewide 2013 New York Business Plan Competition April 26 in Albany, N.Y.
SUNY Plattsburgh Receives National Notice for Eliminating Black/White Graduation Gap Over Six Years
05:14pm EST, 19 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2013) — A national organization has ranked SUNY Plattsburgh among the top 25 public colleges across the nation for closing the graduation-rate gap between African American and white students.
The 2012 study by The Education Trust — a non-profit striving to close academic gaps — examined public and private four-year colleges that successfully improved minority graduation rates.
To indicate the importance of closing these gaps, the report cited an increasing need for highly skilled laborers in the workforce, noting that by 2018, 63 percent of all jobs are expected to require a college degree.
Department of Music to Present Concert by the Key Winds Trio
01:35pm EST, 19 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2013) – The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present clarinetist Janine Scherline in a faculty recital with the Key Winds Trio 2 p.m. March 3 in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Other members of the trio are oboist Janice Kyle and pianist David Carpenter. The concert program, “Romancing the Tone,” will feature works by Aram Khachaturian, Wilhelm Berger, Paul Gilson, Astor Piazzolla and José Bragato.
SUNY Plattsburgh Adopts State University's Standardized Financial Aid Award Letter
09:33am EST, 19 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh announced today that it will put in place a new, standardized Financial Aid Letter from the State University of New York this fall.
In fact, all of the SUNY system’s 64 campuses will use the letter for the 2013-2014 academic year, as part of the SUNY Smart Track™ campaign, a commitment to transparency in college financing.
The new letter will allow students and their families to see clearly the cost of attendance and financial aid offerings at each campus, including campus-specific information such as graduation rate, median borrowing and loan default rate.
Feinberg Library Presents "Dead Talks" Debate Series
12:38pm EST, 18 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 18, 2012) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library is sponsoring a new series of point-counterpoint debates, “The Dead Talks.”
Free and open to the public, these will take place in the library’s third-floor reading room.
- “Is Peace Among Religions Dead?” by Dr. Becky Kasper with world religions students, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
- “Is Feminism Dead?” by Dr. Simona Sharoni with gender and women’s studies students, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26.
- “Is the Public Good Dead?” by Dr. Tom Moran and Dr. Richard Schaffer, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
SUNY Plattsburgh College Council to Meet Feb. 19
04:55pm EST, 13 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its next regular meeting 1p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Alumni Conference Room of the Angell College Center.
At that time the College Council will consider a resolution honoring recently retired Vice President of Student Affairs William Laundry for more than four decades of service to the college. It will also consider resolutions honoring former Student Association President Charles Sanchez for his service and the college’s Women’s Rugby Club for winning its conference title.
Upward Bound Director Elaine Leavitt Retires
04:37pm EST, 13 Feb 2013
Co-Director Brian Post Assumes Position
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2013) — After 25 years, Elaine Leavitt has stepped down as director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Upward Bound, a program that supports and prepares low-income, first generation high school students seeking higher education.
Meanwhile, former Associate Director Brian Post has moved into the directorship role.
During her time as director, Leavitt saw the program grow substantially. Now serving 209 students in 18 high schools within Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, the Plattsburgh Upward Bound program has become the largest in New York and the fourth largest in the nation.
Shine On! Program Wins National Contest
11:45am EST, 13 Feb 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb 13, 2013) — Shine On!, a SUNY Plattsburgh program designed to equip elementary school girls with resiliency, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the national AVEENO Be An Active Natural challenge.
The competition recognizes its contestants and “how they create beautiful change in the world around them.” It was held through the company’s Facebook page where the public was allowed to vote for the most worthy recipient. Shine On! was one of just two finalists for the November challenge, narrowed down from hundreds of entries.
The preventive program, which will run from Saturday, April 27, to Sunday, April 28, strives to empower elementary school girls to be strong and confident thereby reducing the self-destructive behaviors girls often succumb to during their teenage years.
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