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SUNY Plattsburgh Schedules Holocaust Remembrance Events

02:26pm EST, 26 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2014) — Tony Kushner’s play, “A Bright Room Called Day,” about a group of friends caught up in events during the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, kicks off this year’s Holocaust Observance at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The piece, directed by Kim Hartshorn, opens Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. Additional performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.



GEO Expo to Bring the Global Experience to Plattsburgh

02:08pm EST, 24 Feb 2014

Event posterPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 24, 2014) — The inaugural GEO Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Warren Ballrooms of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center.

Hosted by the college’s Global Education Office, the event will be the biggest cultural event on campus this semester. It will feature food, drinks, music and presentations from countries around the world, displaying the cultural spirit of SUNY Plattsburgh.

"The GEO Expo is an event that celebrates the geographic diversity of our college community and introduces us to unfamiliar customs, food, languages and ideas," said Jackie Girard Vogl, assistant vice president for global education. "I'm sure this event will be very interesting, entertaining and educational. And I hope that all of the students who have devoted so much time and effort to making this event a success will be rewarded by seeing lots of people participate."


Theater Adjunct, Peru Free Library to Present More Radio Theater!

11:56am EST, 24 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (February 24, 2014) – A SUNY Plattsburgh adjunct theater lecturer and the Peru Free Library will present More Radio Theater!, an eight-week program that explores the basics of acting and acting for the radio. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, and will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. performance Monday, May 12.

This Creative Aging program is supported by a Lifetime Arts grant from the AARP Foundation.

This is the second radio theater program to be offered at the Peru Free Library. This time around, participants will rehearse and present “The Scrap of Lace” (also known as “A Scrap of Lace”), a mystery written by Hulbert Footner. The play was written in the 1920s and presented in 1942 on the radio series “Murder Clinic.”


Renowned Tibetan Singer Techung to Perform at SUNY Plattsburgh

09:21am EST, 20 Feb 2014

Photo of Techung and his bandPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (February 20, 2014) — Tibetan folk and freedom singer-songwriter Techung and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The event is part of the band’s New York tour, ending on March 11 at Carnegie Hall, where they will perform alongside Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and others.

The event is a unique opportunity to hear traditional and contemporary Tibetan music live. With Tibetan music and performing arts under siege in Tibet, Techung’s music is a valuable contribution to the preservation of that culture.

In addition, Techung will hold a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance from 5 to 8 p.m. March 6 in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The community is invited to stop in; talk one-on-one with the artist; see and try the musical instruments; learn the movement and dance particular to Tibetan cultural groups; and learn about Tibetan song and vocals.


SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department Presents 'Beef Jerky and Premium Talc'

08:46am EST, 20 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department will present clarinetist Janine Scherline in a faculty recital March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Scherline will be joined by her spouse, saxophonist Todd W. Pray, accompanied by pianist Jun Matsuo. The program, “Beef Jerky and Premium Talc,” features works by Greg Wanamaker, Janne Ikonen, Pedro Iturralde, Claude Debussy, Paul Read and Daniel Coe. The title of the program refers to the piece of the same name by Coe, written for two players, and is described as “a musical characterization done in a cartoon-like manner.”


Second Lecture in Cultural Series to Look at Champlain's Early Immigrants

04:49pm EST, 19 Feb 2014

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2014) — A local archaeologist will be the next guest speaker in the Village of Champlain’s cultural series.

Andrew Black — an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh and the owner and president of the historic preservation and archaeology consulting firm Black Drake Consulting — will discuss “Life Along the Great Chazy: Early Immigrants to Champlain,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at the Samuel de Champlain History Center, 202 Elm St., Champlain.


American Marketing Association Hosts Business Etiquette Series

07:39pm EST, 18 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb.18, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association will host its annual Business Etiquette series starting Thursday, Feb. 20.

Each workshop will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.


Career Night to Provide Networking Opportunities for Students

02:06pm EST, 13 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2014) — Students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of businesses and organizations during the 38th annual Career Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

The event emphasizes networking and connecting employers with prospective employees. It also allows for an information exchange and can help students widen their horizons regarding career options. 


PR Students, Plattsburgh Housing Authority Announce 'I'm a Ted Kid' Campaign

10:06am EST, 12 Feb 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 12, 2014) – The Plattsburgh Housing Authority invites the residents of City of Plattsburgh to join them for the kick-off of the "I'm a Ted Kid" campaign. The launch will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ted K. Center located at 8 Tyrell Ave.

"The Ted K Center has been a little-known gem of the Housing Authority for years,” said Housing Authority Board Commissioner Alice Heckard. “It is the hope of the board and the executive director to gain support for its many activities from the very giving people in the community. Together we want to help children not only have fun but grow in their experiences and everyday life while living here."


'Vagina Monologues' Returns to SUNY Plattsburgh

03:40pm EST, 7 Feb 2014

Photo from the play.PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Womyn’s Concerns will host Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall.

Admission is $3 for students and $5 for faculty, staff and the public. Tickets will be sold at the Angell College Center’s information desk. All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the North Country in Plattsburgh.

The award-winning play is based on interviews of more than 200 women and examines female issues, empowerment and sexuality. Celebrated and performed globally, “The Vagina Monologues” offers a voice to female topics rarely discussed and often shunned.

“It is such a powerful show because it brings women of all different backgrounds together,” said Elizabeth Rafferty, “Monologues” director.


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Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090