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SUNY Plattsburgh Spring Commencement Exercises to be Held May 17

02:35pm EDT, 2 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s spring commencement will pay tribute to the nearly 1,100 students eligible to graduate in May and in August from the Plattsburgh and Queensbury campuses Saturday, May 17.

Two ceremonies are scheduled at the Field House gymnasium, the first beginning at 9 a.m. honoring students graduating with degrees from the Division of Education, Health and Human Services and the School of Business and Economics.


New Class Gives Students Real-World Professional Writing Experience

11:14pm EDT, 29 Apr 2014

Photo of Julia DevinePLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2014) — A new grant writing class in the SUNY Plattsburgh English department is helping humanities students build professional — and immediately relevant — writing skills.

Adjunct lecturer Julia Devine said, “A humanities education is great for every career because it gives you a broader view. This class shows that we can offer real job skills too.”

Devine, who teaches in both the English and theater departments, has more than 15 years of grant-writing experience for domestic and international nonprofit organizations. She encourages her students to familiarize themselves with the nonprofit world.


SUNY Plattsburgh Presents 38th Annual Jazz Festival

05:37pm EDT, 28 Apr 2014

Photo of Doug SertlPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from new York’s Hudson Valley.

The event will conclude Friday, May 2, with a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2 to $8 and are available at the door or, in advance, at the Angell College Center desk.

Performing at the concert with be the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble directed by Herm Matlock and the Mambo Combo, directed by Shawn Parrotte.

As part of the festival events, Sertl will also give a free jazz clinic at 7 p.m., May 1, in Myers Fine Arts, Room 324.


SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater Presents 'June Moon'

05:16pm EDT, 28 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will present “June Moon” May 1-4 at the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building. The play, written by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman is directed by faculty member Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson.

“What drew me to the play initially were the rave reviews of the 1997 revival off-Broadway. In its reviews, the New York Times compared subsequent shows to the high standard of the ‘June Moon’ production,” Schwartau-Swanson said.


Cardinal Points Receives New York Press Association Awards

03:46pm EDT, 27 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 27, 2014) — For the third time, SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run newspaper, Cardinal Points, has earned several awards from the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

In addition to earning three individual awards, the newspaper took second for general excellence in the college division. SUNY Buffalo’s The Record came in first, with Ithaca College’s The Ithacan coming in third. The competition included 158 newspapers statewide.


Communication Students, Faculty Win National Awards for Production, Professional Work

02:07pm EDT, 27 Apr 2014

Group photo of NBS students at conferencePLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 27, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh communications students took home four national awards from the National Broadcasting Society conference in Los Angeles, Calif., this March.

In addition, the entire Plattsburgh NBS chapter won the most improved chapter of the year award, and Christine Johnson, associate professor of communication studies, won the professional member of the year award — bringing the total of honors to six.


1970 Kent State, Jackson State Shootings Remembered by Student Who Was There

04:00pm EDT, 26 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2014) —This year's Kent State/Jackson State commemoration at SUNY Plattsburgh will feature one of the students wounded in the 1970 Kent State incident.

Alan Canfora, who was shot in the right wrist by National Guard members while he was protesting  the invasion of Cambodia, will speak at the vigil, which starts at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 1, on the front lawn of the Kehoe Administration Building.


SUNY Plattsburgh ChoralFest Concert to Feature Popular Music, Schubert and Mozart

03:13pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents its annual ChoralFest Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The College Chorale and Cardinal Singers will combine to perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and three movements from Mozart’s “Vespers,” with chamber orchestra. In addition, the chorale will present two a cappella pieces: “Come Go with Me,” and an arrangement of the Lennon/McCartney song, “I’ll Follow the Sun.” The Cardinal Singers will perform an a cappella arrangement of the World War II classic song, “I’ll Be Seeing You.” 


SUNY Research Foundation Representative to Discuss Programs

02:43pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — Start-Up NY, Networks of Excellence and the Technology Accelerator Fund will be among the topics discussed at SUNY Research Foundation and the Innovation Economy 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Kehoe 7th Floor Conference Room on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Michelle Pautler, assistant director for innovation support services at the Research Foundation for SUNY, will also address patents and other programs. She will be available afterwards for individual consultations.


Operation Smile Raising Grins and Heels with 5k Run

02:07pm EDT, 18 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Operation Smile Club will host a 5k walk/run Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. outside Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. Registration is $20 with a T-shirt or $15 without a T-shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile, a charity that provides free surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world. 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director for Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090