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SUNY Plattsburgh Hosts Congresswoman During North Country Visit

12:27pm EDT, 14 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 14, 2015) — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st Congressional District, stopped by SUNY Plattsburgh April 9 on a whirlwind visit to the North Country. While here, she met with President John Ettling, Jeff Singer, CFO of Eye-In Media (USA),  and others at the Now-to-Next Career Fair,  Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the Career Development Center, and with students in the Student Support Services office.

Stefanik was then inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Circle, SUNY Plattsburgh, as an honoris causa member. 

SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Three New University Police Officers

04:21pm EDT, 10 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2015) — Three university police officers graduated from Zone 9 Basic Police Academy Friday at a ceremony  held in the Rotunda of City Hall in Plattsburgh.

A reception for Jared Booth, Joshua Coons and Ashley Feldt and their families and guests was held at the home of SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling and his wife, Lisa Lewis.


SUNY Plattsburgh Communications Students Win National Awards

11:04am EDT, 10 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2015) —Students from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Communication Studies won six national awards at the 73rd National Broadcasting Society conference held in Atlanta March 24-29.

The National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho is a student-and-professional society with more than 120 chapters that provides enrichment opportunities for those entering television, broadcasting and related fields. Jeffrey Bullins, assistant professor of communications and local NBS chapter adviser, accompanied 17 students to Atlanta. The annual conference allows students to learn from and network with broadcast professionals from across the country. 


Days of Remembrance Includes Keynote by Real Estate Company CEO

02:57pm EDT, 9 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 9, 2015) — Norman Radow, CEO of The RADCO Companies, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Days of Remembrance, a secular commemoration of the Holocaust, Thursday, April 16 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh.

In addition to the featured address, the Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust will be awarded. Calls went out to SUNY Plattsburgh students earlier in the semester asking for submissions to the contest, which challenges students in all disciplines to submit original works that commemorate the tragedy. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Part of New Adirondack Collaboration

01:49pm EDT, 7 Apr 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 7, 2015) — It’s a natural fit: Dr. Eric Leibensperger of SUNY Plattsburgh, Dr. Huiting Mao of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. James Schwab of the University at Albany live within a couple hundred miles of one another, with the Adirondacks roughly in the middle.

And each conducts research on regional atmospheric chemistry and share concerns about long-term climate change.



Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters Selected as Dean of School of Business and Economics

04:49pm EDT, 31 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 31, 2015) — The chair of management in the School of Business and Engineering at Quinnipiac University is the new dean of SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics.

Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, a professor of management at the Hamden, Conn., university, accepted the position March 30 with the intent of being on campus this summer. 


Holocaust Memorial Centre Trip Informational Meeting Scheduled

04:49pm EDT, 30 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 30, 2015) —There will be an informational meeting Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Amnesty Room, Angell College Center, for students planning on going to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre later this month.

Students must possess valid passports or enhanced drivers licenses and be able to legally travel to Canada and will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19 for a bus to the centre at 5151 Cote-St. Catherine, Montreal. A $10 fee includes admission and a tour of the museum, a post-tour lecture by a Holocaust survivor who also serves as a docent, and a box lunch catered by Chartwells. 


Celebration Event Set for Championship Women's Hockey Team

12:00pm EDT, 30 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 30, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh's 2014-2015 national championship women's hockey team will be featured at a special celebration reception set for Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.

President John Ettling has invited members of the campus and greater Plattsburgh communities to the event. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh students with a valid ID and children 12 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds, including funds from raffles and auction items, will be put toward the cost of national championship rings for the team. 


Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species 'The Ongoing Struggle for Hearts and Minds'

09:20am EDT, 30 Mar 2015

The Feinberg Library series Books That Rocked the World ... And Still Do! welcomes Dr. Becky Kasper, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, who will speak on "The Ongoing Struggle for Hearts and Minds."

The publication of Darwin’s Origin of the Species in 1859 accelerated crises of religious identity spurred by the advance of scientific inquiry and the application of historical-critical methods to scripture.


'We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!: Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight '

07:11pm EDT, 26 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH N.Y. (March 26, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women's Studies will host Dr. Connie Shemo, who will speak on ‘We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!:  Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight’ Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Shemo will discuss Disney's self-mockery of the "love at first sight" trope in "Frozen," while at the same time the company continues to embrace, promote, and profit from the earlier princesses who embodied this trope. The talk will place “Frozen,” and specifically the relationship between Ana and Hans, in the broader historical context of Disney Princess movies, looking at changing ideals of gender and relationships. She will also be discussing what this means for mothers of daughters interested in Disney Princesses. Audience participation will be encouraged. 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090