News and Press Releases
College to Host Graduate Studies Open House Feb. 5
01:27pm EST, 23 Jan 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will host a Graduate Studies Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.
Individuals considering a master’s degree, wanting to advance their careers or looking to gain an initial, permanent or professional teaching certificate are invited to come and learn more about the college’s graduate programs. Advisers from each graduate program will be on hand to provide information on programs and admissions. Representatives from financial aid will also be available to talk about financing graduate degrees.
Dr. Jane Knodell to Speak on Higher Education and Stereotypes of Leadership
12:55pm EST, 23 Jan 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2014) — The immediate past provost and senior vice president at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt., will discuss the future of higher education at a SUNY Plattsburgh forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.
Part of the presidential lecture series, Dr. Jane Knodell’s talk, “Crossing Borders: A Way Forward for U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century,” will take place in the Hyman and Francis Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
Earlier that same day, she will present "Stereotypes of Leadership in the Academy" at the gender and women’s studies forum, 12.30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.
Researchers Suggest Precautions for Bass Tournament Participants
01:46pm EST, 22 Jan 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2014) — Researchers from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Lake Champlain Research Institute have recommendations for bass fishing tournament participants to help save the fish caught and released.
The recommendations, derived from a two-year study of several thousand bass during the course of nine Plattsburgh-area fishing tournaments, are designed to eliminate or reduce fish stress; manage trauma in bass that are caught; and help fish disperse from release points in Lake Champlain.
Dr. Tim Mihuc and Mark Malchoff of the LCRI led the research team, which included SUNY Plattsburgh students participating during the 2011 and 2012 field seasons. The resulting 37-page report, “Post Tournament Release Movements of Black Bass in Lake Champlain,” serves as a technical report to the Lake Champlain Basin Program, which, along with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, funded the research.
Adirondack Wind Ensemble to Give Winter Concerts
04:19pm EST, 13 Jan 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (January 13, 2014) — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will perform its annual winter concerts 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and 2 p.m. Sunday, January 26, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Tickets are $10 general admission. All students get in free.
The program, titled “Contrasts,” features the premiere of the new work “Living Things” by Montreal composer Melissa Hui and commissioned by the Adirondack Wind Ensemble. Also on the program are Sergei Prokofiev’s “March, Op. 99,” PDQ Bach’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion” and H. Owen Reed’s “La Fiesta Mexicana.”
Confucius Institute to Bring Chinese Opera to Plattsburgh
03:56pm EST, 10 Jan 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (January 10, 2014) — Chinese opera is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1.
“Amazing China” will be held in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall and will feature opera, dance, acrobatics, and vocal and instrumental music performed by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University.
Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Ordered to Cease All Operations
07:02am EST, 13 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh has officially withdrawn recognition of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity.
The move was made Thursday after campus judicial proceedings found the fraternity responsible for two violations of the campus code of conduct: disorderly conduct and a failure to comply with sanctions stemming from an earlier incident.
All official fraternal activities had been ordered suspended as of Nov. 26, while Plattsburgh City Police conducted an investigation. Now permission for the group to function and all campus privileges have been completely revoked.
History Buff Receives Knapp North Country Scholarship
09:11am EST, 12 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2013) — North Country native Morgan Judkins has a passion for local history, and, now — thanks to a scholarship — she’ll be able to breathe a little easier while she pursues that passion.
The six-year Kent Delord House Museum volunteer and Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactor was awarded the 2013 Knapp North Country Scholarship — a merit-based scholarship for qualified students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. North Country scholarships are funded by gifts from local businesses and individuals, which support high-achieving local students.
Judkins’ scholarship, funded by the Champlain Telephone Company, was renamed in 2009 to honor the late Edit and Kenneth Knapp. Edith was the executive vice president of the Champlain Telephone Company and a benefactor to many residents of the Champlain region. In addition to serving on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council, Kenneth was the youngest mayor of Mooers, N.Y., elected at age 18.
SUNY Plattsburgh Named a Top 100 Best Value in Public Higher Education
09:01am EST, 11 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 11, 2013) — Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Plattsburgh to its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2014.
The national ranking honors four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. SUNY Plattsburgh ranks 98th. The college has appeared on Kiplinger’s ranking multiple times before, most recently in 2011.
This is the third major accolade the college has received this year for offering affordable, high-quality degrees. The others were a “High Return on Investment” honor from Affordable Colleges Online and a “Best Bang for the Buck” designation from Washington Monthly magazine.
Adjunct Faculty Members Awarded for Excellence
02:12pm EST, 10 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh honored adjunct lecturers Dr. Andrew Black, Dr. Marco Turco and Nora Montanaro with the college's Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers this fall.
The awardees received a certificate of recognition and $500 toward travel, training or supplies in support of teaching.
Winter Commencement Ceremony to Be Live Streamed
03:47pm EST, 9 Dec 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s commencement ceremony will once again be live streamed.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, may be viewed at http://nsnsports.net/colleges/plattsburgh-state/.
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