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Cardinal Networking Nights Focus on Career Connections

03:04pm EST, 1 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center and Office of Alumni Relations will host several Cardinal Networking Nights in January beginning Thursday, Jan. 7 in Burlington, Vt.

The events include networking social hours with SUNY Plattsburgh alumni from the region, alumni panel discussions and free refreshments. Alumni and students are invited to explore career opportunities, build career connections and meet others in similar fields. Registration for all events is required. 


Gospel Choir to Present 'Soulful Christmas 2015' Sunday, Dec. 6

02:27pm EST, 1 Dec 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2015) —The rousing get-up-on-your-feet-and-clap harmonics of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will fill the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium once again when the ensemble presents its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 6 beginning at 4 p.m.

“A Soulful Christmas Celebration 2015” marks the 11th year the choir has performed its blend of traditional gospel, urban gospel, contemporary Christian, European, Caribbean and Afrocentric music for the holiday season. Often performing before standing-room-only audiences, the 65-voice chorus and eight-piece band will offer works by Donald Lawrence, Brenda Moore, Whitney Houston, and a Norman Hutchin arrangement of “Emmanuel,” among other selections. 


Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert Dec. 2

05:02pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 2015 Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

The concert showcases guitar performances by music majors under the direction of guitar Professor Michael Fratino. The students, performing solo or accompanied by Fratino, will play works from a wide range of genres and styles, covering pop, jazz, classical and world music. The ensemble will perform pieces from Radiohead, Queen, The Strokes and Koji Kondo. 


Masquerade Presidents' Gala Features Dinner, Dancing

04:54pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The 11th-annual SUNY Plattsburgh Presidents’ Gala, featuring a masquerade theme this year, will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The semi-formal event includes a buffet-style dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling and Student Association President Kevin Clayton, funds raised are used by the Plattsburgh College Foundation for student scholarships. The event brings in about $3,000 annually.


Jazz Winter Concert Set for Dec. 1

04:52pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 2015 Winter Jazz Concert Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The 17-piece big band Plattsburgh State Jazz Ensemble, directed by Herm Matlock, adjunct lecturer in music, will perform works of Tom Kubis, Clark Terry, Charles Mingus and “Sing, Sing, Sing” from the Benny Goodman songbook, featuring student drummer Pat Mancino. Other student soloists include saxophonists Andrew Miller, Brandon Bessette and Huseyin Pekdimir, trumpeter Bill Long and guitarist Nick Agoney. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Wins State Library Archives Award

04:18pm EST, 24 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Feinberg Library Special Collections and College Archives was recently honored with an award from the New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust.

The trust selected the college’s Special Collections and College Archives for the 2015 Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Record Repository. 


Faculty Honored at Celebration of Scholarship Reception

01:21pm EST, 20 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2015) — Four faculty members were honored during SUNY Plattsburgh’s 14th annual Celebration of Scholarship.

The special program, held Friday, Nov. 13 in the Feinberg Library, featured Dr. Elie Chrysostome, professor of business; Dr. Kathy Grant, associate professor of education; Dr. Bill Pfaff, associate professor of music; and Dr. James Rice, professor of history. 


Student-Led Town Meeting Advances Change, Understanding

04:20pm EST, 18 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2015) — Creating change and greater understanding on campus was the focus of a Tuesday, Nov. 17 town meeting coordinated by the Educational Opportunity Program Student Association.

Carrying the hashtag #EOPeopleForChange, the evening forum brought more than 200 students, faculty and staff associated with SUNY Plattsburgh EOP and invited guests. The program included a panel discussion focused on how attendees could personally assist the campus community as it works to advance in matters of diversity, social justice and understanding.


Community Forum on Microgrid Proposal Set for Nov.19

12:06pm EST, 17 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2015) —The viability of a microgrid in the event of a loss of power in the City of Plattsburgh will be among the topics at a community forum set for Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

All area residents are invited to attend the event, to be held at The University of Vermont Regional Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Room 1-101. 


Public Relations Group Hosts Networking Event Nov. 17

02:30pm EST, 16 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2015) — The college’s Public Relations Student Society of America will host a public relations networking event Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

The annual #Mullet event, named for the haircut, will include icebreaking games and give participants a chance to mingle with students and professionals. A representative from Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood will speak about non-profit public relations issues while photographer Dan Hooker will be on hand to take head shots that attendees can use on LinkedIn and other professional platforms. 


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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