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April 21, 2014

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SUNY Plattsburgh Music Student, Jason Levesque, to Give Senior Voice Recital

01:06pm EDT, 1 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 1, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present Jason Levesque, baritone, in his senior voice recital Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m., in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Karen Becker will accompany him in a program that opens with the Italian aria “Bella siccome un angelo” from the opera “Don Pasquale.”

Next will be a set of four German lieder: “Klage” by Carl Maria von Weber, “Wie Melodien zieht es mir” by Johannes Brahms, “Der Tod und das Mädchen” by Franz Schubert and “Zueignung” by Richard Strauss. The first half will conclude with the French song cycle “Le Bestiaire” by Francis Poulenc.

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Free Enterprise Marathon Winners Announced

11:01am EDT, 1 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 1, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the winners of the second annual Free Enterprise Marathon in the Angell College Center, which took place March 7.

In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the marathon involved student participants from Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, University of Vermont, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Adirondack, Norwich University, Clinton Community College, St. Michael’s College and Southern Vermont College.

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India Elections Topic of Next SUNY Plattsburgh Asia Update Series

02:07pm EDT, 31 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 31, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of History is sponsoring an evening of talks on the upcoming elections in India Monday, April 14, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

“The World’s Most Populous Democracy: Elections in India 2014” will feature talks by professor and chair of the communication department, Dr. Shakuntala Rao, who will address “Media, Election, and the Practices of Democracy.” Dr. Susan Mody, associate professor in gender and women’s studies, will address “Identity Politics in India’s 2014 Elections.

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Botswana Psychologist to Visit SUNY Plattsburgh Campus

04:13pm EDT, 27 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 27, 2014) — Mathews Okumbe, a senior psychologist at the Bamalete Lutheran Hospital in Ramotswa, Botswana, Africa, will be on campus for two weeks of lectures, talks and round-table discussions.

As the guest of SUNY Plattsburgh’s departments of psychology, social work and counselor education; the Honor’s Program; and the Institute for Ethics in Public Life, he will be on campus from March 30 through April 15.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Student Wins Essay Contest

03:49pm EDT, 27 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 27, 2014) — A SUNY Plattsburgh English undergraduate won Gale-Cengage Learning’s Digital Essay Contest for her paper, “True Victorian Womanhood and Manhood.”

Winner Stephanie Boutin, of Middle Granville, N.Y., earned a $250 prize for her work.

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SUNY Plattsburgh to Host American Chemistry Society Symposium

03:34pm EDT, 27 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 27, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will host the 5th Annual American Chemistry Society Northern Section Spring Symposium Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Held in conjunction with the Plattsburgh Chapter Sigma Xi Symposium, the event invites science students and faculty to participate and present research data. Lunch will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for winning presentations.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students Honored at Theater Festival

04:03pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh theater students brought home honors from the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Hyannis, Mass., this January.

The group, accompanied by SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Theater Professor Shawna Mefferd Carroll came home with two Certificates of Merit and a first place in the Tech Olympics. 

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University Police Department Launches New Traffic Safety Program

03:29pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 17, 2014) — Members of SUNY Plattsburgh’s University Police Department notice distracted driving and careless street-crossing every day and are taking action through a new Crosswalk Safety Traffic Enforcement Program called CrosSTEP.

CrosSTEP is designed to target both motorists and pedestrians, specifically in the residential areas around campus. The program asks drivers to pledge not to text and drive and encourages pedestrians to stop, look and wave before they cross the street.

“When we collected data last fall, we noticed a lot of drivers were distracted by calling, texting and other diversions, and a lot of pedestrians weren’t using the lights on the crosswalk signs,” said Assistant University Police Chief Jerry Lottie.

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Physics Student Lands Internship at Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory

03:07pm EDT, 17 Mar 2014

Photo of Cole Martin in front of chalkboard.PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) — Physics major Cole Martin beat 800 other applicants for a chance to work alongside some of the world’s most talented scientists as they study particle physics.

The senior, from Morrisonville, N.Y., was one of 10 students chosen for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.

Martin will work with physicists studying outcomes from the world’s largest particle collider, a long tube that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles at extremely high speeds. The results show evidence of the subatomic world.

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Call for Entries for Au Sable Hall Show

04:00pm EDT, 14 Mar 2014

PLATTSBURGH (March 14, 2014) — Professors in SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics are calling for art works for an exhibit to be held in the new Au Sable Hall on the college campus.

Dr. James Csipak, professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, and Dr. Ed Lusk, professor of accounting, are asking Plattsburgh students, faculty, staff or others affiliated with the college to bring a maximum of two art works — paintings, photography, illustrations, drawings, sculptures and other monumental works — to Room 239 Au Sable Hall Wednesday, April 9, and Friday, April 11, between 1 and 5 p.m.

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

Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu