News and Press Releases
Students Win a Dozen Awards at Regional National Broadcasting Society Convention
12:58pm EST, 6 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2013) — Students from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Communication Studies won 12 awards at a National Broadcasting Society regional convention this November.
Two faculty members and 13 students attended the conference hosted by Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
“These awards are important because they show that we can compete both at the regional and national level in terms of television and radio production work,” said Plattsburgh NBS Chapter President Derek Pollacchi, a senior TV/video production and broadcast journalism major. “It also shows that, as a state university from New York, we can compete with all big time schools.”
Public Relations Grad to Give Winter Commencement Address
02:21pm EST, 5 Dec 2013 (Updated 04:40pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s winter commencement address will be given by honor student Danielle K. Johnson, a native of Malone, N.Y.
During the 10 a.m. ceremony in the college’s Field House on Rugar Street, Saturday, Dec. 14, the public relations major will suggest that — if you can’t think of anything to be proud of in your community — you should go ahead and make changes.
Criminal Justice Professor Selected for U.S. Department of State Fellowship
04:27pm EST, 5 Dec 2013 (Updated 04:40pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Sharon Melzer has been selected as a Franklin Fellow with the U.S. Department of State.
From July 2014 to July 2015, Melzer will work in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington, D.C. Her work will focus on cigarette smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeit products as well as other transnational crime problems and issues.
Melzer said she is looking forward to serving her country, viewing her field from a foreign policy perspective and bringing what she learns back to campus.
Gospel Choir to Give 'Soulful Christmas' Concert
10:08am EDT, 28 Oct 2013 (Updated 04:39pm EST, 5 Dec 2013)
SUNY PLATTSBURGH (Oct. 28, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dean of Students Stephen Matthews will host the Gospel Choir’s annual “Soulful Christmas Concert” from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in Hawkins Hall’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium.
The 65-voice choir with its nine-piece band will perform traditional Christmas favorites from years past, with selections such as “Joyful Joyful,” “O Come Emmanuel,” and Kirk Franklin’s arrangement of “Hosanna.”
Also performing this year are the choir’s Step Team, Praise Team and Praise Dancers. The featured guest for the concert will be “Apple Crate” from Peru Intermediate School.
Expert to Speak on Sustainable Communities, Creating a Durable Local Economy in Vermont, New York and Beyond
02:28pm EST, 27 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 27, 2013) – Creating durable local economies will be the focus of a forum at SUNY Plattsburgh 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in Room 206 of Yokum Lecture Hall.
At that time, Bruce Seifer, co-author of a new book on the subject, will present “Sustainable Communities Creating a Durable Local Economy in Vermont, New York and Beyond.”
He will discuss what a durable economy is, exploring questions like “It is one that not only survives but thrives?” “How is it created?” and “What does it take to sustain over time?”
SUNY Plattsburgh Names New Building, Terrace and Conference Room
09:48am EST, 15 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2013) — At its November meeting, the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council approved resolutions temporarily renaming the new business and computer science building, while giving permanent names to a conference room and terrace.
The building, which sits on the corner of Draper Avenue and Cornelia Street, will be named Au Sable Hall but may be renamed should a donor make a gift in accordance with the Campus Naming Opportunities Policy of the Plattsburgh College Foundation.
The move to name the building was made to facilitate communication.
SUNY Plattsburgh to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
01:07pm EST, 12 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship has announced a slate of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 18-22.
The events have been planned by the ENACTUS Club and its faculty adviser, Dr. Laurent Josien. Attendance is free and open to the public.
SUNY Plattsburgh Makes List of Best Four-Year Colleges for Vets
02:41pm EST, 11 Nov 2013
Selection Places a New Emphasis on Academic Rigor
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 11, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh has been ranked among the top 120 four-year schools in the country for veterans.
Military Times made the announcement today, Veterans Day, with the release of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings. The college ranked 77th on that list.
Best for Vets strives to provide service men and women with a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factor in service member enrollment, the percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill and the availability of specific programs to help service members.
SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band to Present JFK Memorial Concert
03:26pm EST, 8 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will perform a special memorial concert in honor of John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The concert will take place Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 pm in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall on the Plattsburgh campus.
The program will consist entirely of works related to the event: Leonard Bernstein’s “ Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, Frederick Loewe’s “Highlights from Camelot,” Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American,” James Curnow’s “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” Frank Ticheli’s “American Elegy,” and two movements from Andrew Boysen Jr.’s Symphony No. 3 “JFK.”
SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department to Present Choral Concert
10:53am EST, 8 Nov 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2013) — Directed by Jo Ellen Miano, two choral ensembles from the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music, will present an evening of choral works 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
With faculty member Dr. Karen Becker and alumna Dr. Jun Matsuo at the piano, the combined choirs of the ;Cardinal Singers and College Chorale will sing Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Walzer” (“Lovesong Waltzes”), op. 52 — a collection of 18 short waltzes for chorus and four-hand piano. ;
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