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Climate Change Focus of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Conference

12:47pm EDT, 12 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 12, 2015) — Aspects of climate change — from areas of science and sustainability to its effect on culture and the arts — is the subject of a one-day conference March 21 at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus.

Adirondack Climate Reality 2015 is focused on helping people interested in discovering how they can help the environment or wanting to learn more about the state of the environment in the region. It features eight speakers and small-group breakout sessions designed to foster solutions and actions. 

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English Writing Adjunct Lecturer Awarded Chancellor's Award

11:55am EDT, 10 Mar 2015

Professor Torrey Wuesthoff, adjunct lecturer in English at SUNY Plattsburgh, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.

Wuesthoff, who teaches the English 100/101 college writing courses and advanced expository writing, said the announcement took him by surprise. 

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Area SUNY Presidents, Business Leaders Ask Lawmakers to Invest in SUNY

02:10pm EDT, 9 Mar 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 9, 2015) — Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York's public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational tuition policy — in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

A key component of SUNY’s budget request is a dedicated Investment Fund that will enable SUNY to graduate 150,000 students annually by 2020 through the systemwide scale-up of evidence-based programs known to support student success, including Finish in Four completion promises, applied learning, Educational Opportunity Programs, and expanded advisement services. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher outlined this objective in her recent State of the University Address. 

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'Milk Like Sugar'

12:00am EST, 5 Mar 2015

A play by Kirsten Greenidge, Directed by Shawna Mefferd Carroll, Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

2012 Obie for Playwriting, 2011 TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and 2011 San Diego Critics Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. MLS was first commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre Masters; then produced at Playwrights Horizons as a coproduction with the Women’s Theater Project

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SUNY Plattsburgh Creates Leadership Academy to Develop, Train Supervisors

10:45am EST, 27 Feb 2015

 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2015) — A special series of workshops designed to develop and train supervisors is being offered to employees this spring at SUNY Plattsburgh, part of a cooperative effort of the college administration and United University Professions to create a sustainable leadership training system for the campus.

The new Leadership Academy, starting this spring as a pilot program, was created through a UUP grant of joint labor-management funds and other in-kind contributions.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Fall 2014 Dean's List

11:58am EST, 26 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for fall 2014.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count. 

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Physics Club Prints Valentine's Day Roses

03:23pm EST, 9 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Physics Club will once again offer 3D printed roses for sale for Valentine’s Day.

The roses, available in purple, red, black, and blue for $5 each, can be purchased from club members or in Room 113, Hudson Hall. A table at the Beekman Street doors in Hudson will be staffed as well. Roses will be available Feb. 11, with pre-orders being taken now. Proceeds will benefit the Double H Ranch, www.doublehranch.org, co-created by the late Paul Newman in 1993 for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses. 

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Rabbi to Address Issues of Sexuality as Presented in Genesis 38

02:32pm EST, 9 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women’s Studies program will host Dr. Rabbi Kari Tuling, who will speak on “Levirate Marriage and the Biblical Tamar : She is More Righteous than I,” Thursday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Tuling, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel, Plattsburgh, will discuss the biblical stance on marriage, homosexuality, polygamy and prostitution through the lens of Genesis 38, the story of Tamar. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Regular February Meeting

02:19pm EST, 9 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) —The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its regular February meeting in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Center, Au Sable Hall (new School of Business and Economics and Computer Science Building) Tuesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to the regular reports by President John Ettling, Acting Chair Salvatore Graven and committee chairs, the council will hear a presentation by the Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility and will approve a resolution recognizing Priscilla Burke for outstanding service as a member of the council. 

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Professor Ties Dr. Seuss to Early 20th Century Education Philosopher in Feinberg Series

04:07pm EST, 6 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2015) —SUNY Plattsburgh literacy education professor Dr. Bob Ackland, will connect the dots between Dr. Seuss and educational reformer Dr. John Dewey in the next Feinberg Library “Books that Rocked the World … And Still Do!” series Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the library’s third-floor reading room.

Ackland will present “Dr. Seuss Meets Dr. Dewey: Diffendoofer School Exemplifies ‘Democracy and Education,’” which will draw upon notes and sketches found after the death of Seuss’ alter ego, Theodore Geisel’s. Those notes and drawings formed the basis of “Horray for Diffendoofer Day.” Ackland looks at how Dewey’s seminal work on experiential education is connected to the school envisioned by Seuss — a place where you learn to think. 

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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu