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Winter Jazz Concert Features Rick Davies and the Latin Funk Thugtet

04:53pm EST, 21 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 21, 2014) –The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present a jazz concert at 7:30 on Friday, Dec. 5 in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

The concert features the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble directed by Herm Matlock, adjunct lecturer in music. Guest artists for the show will be the Latin Funk Thugtet led by Dr. Rick Davies, professor of music.


Champlain Valley Voices, SUNY Plattsburgh Choral Union to Perform 'Messiah'

03:04pm EST, 18 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2014) — Handel’s oratorio, “Messiah,” will be performed by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Choral Union and the Champlain Valley Voices Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh.

The holiday masterpiece, performed under the direction of Dr. Karen Becker, music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, takes scriptural text from the King James Bible and from the version of Psalms included in the “Book of Common Prayer” and will feature soloists Maegan Pollonais, Rory Wallace, both SUNY Plattsburgh alumni, and George Cordes and Kimberly Weems. 


New Recruits Join SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department

11:03am EST, 18 Nov 2014

SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomed four new recruits to its ranks in October. Taking the oath of office were Jared Booth of Beekmantown, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in 2011; Joshua Coons of Ellenburg Depot, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2010 and a Master of Science in environmental science in 2013 from SUNY Plattsburgh; Ashley Feldt of Ogdensburg, who received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2013 from Siena College; and David “DJ” Lyons of Livingston, who received an Associate degree in applied science from Columbia-Greene Community College in 2012.

While Coons, Feldt and Booth recently began their professional training at the Plattsburgh Police Department’s Zone 9 Police Training Academy, Lyons finished his training in 2013 from the Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy in Hudson, N.Y.


SUNY Plattsburgh Guitar Ensemble Concert to be Held Dec. 3

01:48pm EST, 17 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Guitar Ensemble with students of adjunct lecturer of music, Michael Fratino, Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The program will feature pieces from a variety of musical styles including contemporary, jazz and classical. Students will perform as soloists, in duos and in the larger guitar ensemble. 


Menotti Opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' to be Staged in Giltz Auditorium

01:41pm EST, 14 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2014) — The Department of Music presents a fully staged production of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

This one-act opera, sung in English, tells the story of a young boy and his mother, who open their small house to the Three Kings en route to Bethlehem. Full of humor, joy, and tenderness, Menotti's opera will touch the hearts of audiences of all ages. Collaborating with Adirondack Dance Company, the all-student cast is drawn from SUNY Plattsburgh College Chorale and Cardinal Singers.



Annual Night of Nations Brings You 'Around the World'

11:39am EST, 14 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2014)  — The annual Night of Nations performance will kick off International Education Week this Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Night of Nations began several years ago as an “open-mic” style performance and has since evolved as one of the college’s most-anticipated events said Carolina De la Rosa, Global Education Office staff assistant and adviser to Night of Nations. 


SUNY Plattsburgh College Council to Meet Nov. 13

04:54pm EST, 12 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its regular November meeting Thursday, Nov. 13 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

In addition to the regular reports President John Ettling, Chair Salvatore Graven and committee chairs, the council will hear a presentation by Yessenia Funes, student editor of DoNorth Magazine, and its faculty advisor, Luke Cyphers from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.


SUNY Plattsburgh Ranked 'Best for Vets'

05:55pm EST, 10 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2014) — Military Times ranked SUNY Plattsburgh among its top 100 “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” for the second consecutive year among four-year colleges in the country.

Plattsburgh moved up from 77th to 70th in the armed forces publication published by Gannett Government Media. According to Military Times, the rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.



Students Pull All-nighter '90s Style to Fight Cancer

09:18am EST, 7 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh students will stay up all night Saturday, Nov. 8 –– not to study –– but to celebrate their semester-long fundraising project “Up ’til Dawn.”

Although SUNY Plattsburgh students put on the event, everyone is welcome to attend. To receive invitations, groups of six must raise a total of $600. All donations are welcome.


'Words On Fire' Series

09:39am EST, 3 Nov 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes Berkeley, California's Elizabeth Rosner to campus Friday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. Rosner is the first of three writers featured in the “Words On Fire” series hosted by Feinberg Library in its third-floor Reading Room.


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If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090