News and Press Releases
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.
College to Host Banned Books Read-Out
08:32am EDT, 10 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library will host the second annual Banned Books Read Out from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Feinberg Library lobby.
The event features students, faculty and staff reading excerpts from selections of the top 100 banned/challenged books from 2000 to 2009. Titles include “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Speak,” “Black Boy,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Kite Runner” and “In the Night Kitchen.”
SUNY Plattsburgh to Name Museum Without Walls in Honor of Couple
03:34pm EDT, 6 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Museum Without Walls is about to be named after the man who made it all possible and the woman who stood behind him while dedicating years of her own life in service to the college.
Edward and Bette Brohel will both be honored during the Sept. 17 dedication ceremony, which will take place at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Myers Fine Arts Building.
When Edward took the reigns as director of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum in 1978, it was a different place.
In the words of Dr. E. Thomas Moran, SUNY distinguished service professor and director of the Institute for Ethics in Public Life, “The galleries were undeveloped and underutilized. Much of the architecture seemed cold and austere.”
Plattsburgh Prof Makes Oprah's List
04:28pm EDT, 5 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2013) – A book by a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member has been selected as an Oprah Book of the Week.
Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Cohen's “The Hypothetical Girl” is a collection of stories about love in the digital age. It explores what happens when romance meets tech in chat rooms, texts, emails and instant messages.
SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College Make Washington Monthly Rankings
03:04pm EDT, 5 Sep 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2013) — Both SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College have been named among the nation’s top schools in new rankings from Washington Monthly.
SUNY Plattsburgh was ranked 10th under the magazine's “The Best Bang for the Buck” Master’s Universities and 30th under the All Schools list in the same category. Meanwhile, the publication ranked Clinton 49th on its Best Community College list. The school was the only one from New York to make this list.
Film Screening, Panel to Shed Light on Issue of Human Trafficking
03:22pm EDT, 30 Aug 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Criminal Justice will focus on the issues behind human trafficking 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, when the department hosts a panel discussion and screening of “Not My Life” in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, the film looks at the multibillion dollar global industry. It shows how modern-day slavery thrives along the transnational fault lines of extreme poverty, social injustice, political unrest and acts of violence. It further acknowledges that although trafficking and slavery affect millions of human beings all over the world, most are children.
Former Prof to Share Front-Desk View of New Yorker's Golden Age
02:05pm EDT, 30 Aug 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2013) — Before Professor Emerita Janet Groth joined the SUNY Plattsburgh faculty, she answered J.D. Salinger’s questions, helped James Thurber with his office space and gave directions to Woody Allen. She had lunches with famous authors and went on month-long paid vacations in Europe — all as a receptionist at the New Yorker.
Now the retired professor has written a book about the experience — “The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker” — and is coming back to campus to read from it and answer questions. Her reading, interview and discussion will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
Her memoir has drawn the attention of publications like the New York Times and the New Yorker itself.
SUNY Plattsburgh Exceeds Enrollment Goals for Fall 2013
05:06pm EDT, 27 Aug 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2013) — For the eighth year in a row, SUNY Plattsburgh has had to turn away more applicants than it could accept.
This year, the college accepted 45.5 percent of the first-year students who applied. Officials estimate that around 960 new freshmen will enroll this semester. The freshman enrollment goal was 925.
Of those expected to enroll, 40 percent are Merit Award winners.
“We are pleased with the quality of this year’s freshman class — not only for its academic achievements but service and extra-curricular involvements as well,” said Richard Higgins, associate vice president for enrollment management.
Theater Instructor Teams Up with Peru Public Library to Present Radio Theater!
08:10am EDT, 15 Aug 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 15, 2013) – A SUNY Plattsburgh theater instructor and the Peru Free Library are presenting an eight-week radio drama program, starting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, and running at the same time every Monday after that through October.
Radio Theater! is funded by Lifetime Arts, a non-profit organization that provides arts programs to improve the quality of life for older adults. Open to all ages, the program is designed to engage individuals – particularly retirement-age adults – who want to explore the arts in a safe and supportive environment.
Created by Karen Hildebrand, Radio Theater! will have participants reading through a variety of radio plays and selecting one to rehearse and perform. Rehearsals will culminate in a performance and an audio recording of the radio drama.
Campus's New Center for Public Service to Coordinate Civic Engagement
02:40pm EDT, 14 Aug 2013
PLATTSBURGH (Aug. 14, 2013) — The SUNY Plattsburgh offices that have the most impact on public service and civic engagement will soon fall under one large, all-encompassing umbrella that will coordinate and promote the college’s activities in civic engagement.
“I am very pleased to announce the establishment of a Center for Public Service,” said President John Ettling. “The mission of the center is to create a broad-based institutional focus on the many but disparate public service activities on campus.”
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