News and Press Releases
Volunteer Partners Needed for International Students
02:46pm EDT, 24 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sep. 24, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Global Education Office is seeking local volunteers.
Volunteers for the Partners in Cross-cultural Learning program pair with new international students to help them adjust to living in the United States.
Benefits of the PICL program are mutual as students provide community members with a “rare opportunity,” said program coordinator Michelle St. Onge.
“Volunteers meet someone who wouldn’t normally be available to them,” St. Onge said. “It’s a great opportunity to hear firsthand about life in different places around the world.”
Feinberg Library's Popular Word Thursdays Series Returns
02:40pm EDT, 20 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2013) — A Feinberg Library series featuring local writers is coming back to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, starting Oct. 3.
The series, Word Thursdays, has writers reading from their published works and leading conversations about poetry and fiction. All events take place in the Reading Room of Feinberg Library and are free and open to the public.
At the end of each event, audience members are invited to read from their own works in an open mic session. Refreshments will be served.
A Statement from President John Ettling on Sept. 20 Couch Street Fire
11:42am EDT, 20 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2013) Many of you may have already heard about the early-morning, off-campus apartment fire that seriously injured one of our students and displaced seven more.
Our thoughts are with the residents of 15 Couch St. and especially the injured student, who was airlifted to Syracuse for treatment. Our hearts are with her and her family as she struggles to recover from her injuries.
In the meantime, we are doing what we can to help. We have teamed up with the Plattsburgh College Foundation and College Auxiliary Services to provide the students with temporary residence and meal access; new textbooks and school supplies; and loaner computers.
We are also reaching out to the Red Cross for additional support as our students get back on their feet. Anyone wishing to help with those efforts may contact the Red Cross or contact Project HELP at the Center for Student Involvement, 518-564-4830.
Social Events and Friendly Competition Top Homecoming 2013 Schedule of Events
02:27pm EDT, 19 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh is welcoming back alumni, family and friends for a weekend of athletics and social events during Homecoming 2013, Oct. 18-20.
One of this year’s most anticipated events is the Tug of War over Hawkins Pond, in which teams will compete to claim the Homecoming Cup, said Joanne Nelson, director of alumni relations.
Pictures dating back to the early days of the college show students taking part in the tradition, so it seemed natural to make it a part of the Homecoming festivities, Nelson said.
Universities & Colleges as Economic Drivers Forum at Clinton Community College Thursday, Sept. 26
09:24am EDT, 17 Sep 2013
How Two Colleges Have Helped Plattsburgh Become Montreal’s U.S. Suburb
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2013) — As envisioned in the North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan, the North Country is leading the economic renaissance of New York’s small cities and rural communities by attracting and nurturing entrepreneurial pioneers; mobilizing the creativity and capacity of the faculty, students and graduates of its outstanding institutes of higher education; and catalyzing the highest per capita rate of small business start-ups in the state.
The North Country community is invited to join in a dialogue with leaders in business, government and academia at two exciting forums designed to celebrate and expand how the North Country is deploying its universities and colleges as economic drivers.
New 'Believe It or Not!' Series Comes to Feinberg Library
01:29pm EDT, 16 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting a new series of presentations titled “Believe It or Not” in the Feinberg Library.
The series features topics intended to be entertaining and thought-provoking. All presentations will take place in Feinberg's third-floor Reading Room and are open to the public.
SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Sets September Meeting
11:41am EDT, 11 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its first fall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.
Pianist Louise Dionne to Present a Faculty Recital at SUNY Plattsburgh
10:59am EDT, 11 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh's Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring pianist Louise Dionne 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
The program, “Concerto de Quebec and Czerny in Every Key,” will feature music composed by Mathieu, Czerny, Liszt, Chopin and Dionne. The recital is free and open to the public.
SUNY Plattsburgh Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World Report, Other Pubs
01:18pm EDT, 10 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept.10, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh is ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth straight year.
The college rose to No. 22 from No. 25 in the publication’s ranking of public regional universities in the north. Meanwhile, the college jumped up 11 places on the comprehensive list of all northern regional universities, tying at No. 81 with St. Joseph’s College, Millersville University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University.
The rankings released today are based on the opinions of administrators at peer institutions, student retention data, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
SUNY Plattsburgh’s latest recognition comes hot on the heels of two other honors: being named in national rankings for the “Best Bang for the Buck” and “High Return on Investment.”
Free Non-credit Chinese Class Open to Students and Community
08:43am EDT, 10 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh students and local community members are welcome to take Chinese language lessons on campus Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hawkins Hall, Room 131.
“Chinese Culture and Language for Beginners” is a free, beginner, non-credit course, and no registration is required. Taught by Chinese students, the course introduces students to basic Mandarin expressions and sentence structure, vocabulary, simplified character development and culture.
If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:
Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
Phone: (518) 564-2090