News and Press Releases
SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College Team Up for Wilderness Act Commemoration
03:51pm EDT, 16 Sep 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh, in cooperation with Clinton Community College and the Rockefeller Institute of Government, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a series of lectures and events Sept. 22-27.
The National Wilderness Act was signed into being by President Lyndon Johnson Sept. 3, 1964. The Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which at the time comprised 9.1 million acres of national forest wilderness in the United States. Today, the area designated by the act totals more than 109 million acres of federally owned land in 44 states, or roughly five percent of the land in the country.
Neurobehavioral Health Seeks Autism Research Participants
02:17pm EDT, 12 Sep 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Researchers at the SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Neurobehavioral Health, in collaboration with Clarkson University, are looking for participants for an autism research study, ages 5 to 20, either with an autism diagnosis or a control participant with no diagnosis.
Participants will be asked to donate a saliva sample and will undergo behavioral testing by a psychologist. They will receive a $25 Walmart gift card.
SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty Promotions Announced
01:48pm EDT, 12 Sep 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Four faculty members at SUNY Plattsburgh have received promotions to full professor effective Sept. 1, and 12 others have received promotions to associate professor.
Receiving promotions to professor are:
SUNY Plattsburgh Marks 9/11 With Memorial Ceremony
02:48pm EDT, 9 Sep 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2014) — The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place at noon Sept. 11 in the Amitie Plaza, Angell College Center.
Hosted by the Plattsburgh Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, the ceremony will be emceed by ODK President Jory Dean.
Student Magazine Receives All-American Rating, Marks of Distinction
03:05pm EDT, 3 Sep 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2014) — DoNorth: Touring the Adirondack Coast, a print magazine produced by SUNY Plattsburgh journalism students, earned its second consecutive All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press.
The All-American honor, the ACP’s highest rating, recognizes DoNorth for its winter/spring 2014 issue.
Cardinal Points Earns 14th All-American Designation
07:41pm EDT, 24 Aug 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2014) — Cardinal Points, SUNY Plattsburgh's independent, student-run newspaper, has been named an All-American newspaper for the spring 2014 semester by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The paper's score of 1,025 out of a possible 1,090 is the highest in the newspaper's history. It also earned four Marks of Distinction. To be named an All-American, a paper must score 900 or higher and earn at least four marks of distinction out of the five possible.
SUNY Plattsburgh Opens, Students Return for Academic Year
07:32pm EDT, 22 Aug 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling on Friday welcomed faculty and staff back to campus for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, which begins 8 a.m. Monday.
Calling attention to this fall’s enrollment numbers, Ettling said concern was raised last winter when projections were lower than anticipated. He cited far fewer transfer students coming in and lower graduate-student enrollments as two factors at play.
Tenor Rockwell Blake Leads SUNY Plattsburgh Voice Masterclass
03:05pm EDT, 8 Aug 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will host public international voice masterclasses beginning Saturday, Aug. 9 in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
The program, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 17, includes daily masterclass sessions and a concert Saturday, Aug. 16.
State Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Fallen Army Officer
02:04pm EDT, 6 Aug 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered that flags on state buildings, including SUNY Plattsburgh, be flown at half-staff Thursday, Aug. 7, in honor of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who died Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Afghanistan.
"It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Maj. Gen. Harold Green," Cuomo said. "Maj. Gen. Greene was an Albany (N.Y.) native who earned his commission as an engineer officer shortly after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he dedicated more than 30 years of his life in service to his country.
Crosswalk Construction to Impact Rugar Street Traffic
03:49pm EDT, 1 Aug 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2014) — The planned construction of two raised crosswalks on Rugar Street, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, will start Monday morning, Aug. 4, and will impact traffic flow along the east end of Rugar Street, between the Rugar/Broad Street intersection and Rugar Street at Sanborne Avenue.
Construction is expected to last two weeks.
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