Hugs, stories and laughter were the order of the weekend July 12-15 as around 350 alumni and friends came to town to celebrate SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual Reunion. Read more.
Matt Hewson doesn’t just teach history, he lives it.
He was around six years old and on a family vacation in Gettysburg when he discovered the art of reenactment. Immediately hooked, he’s been traveling around the country ever since — spending weekends in clothes from the Civil War and other eras, eating their food and learning what he could about what life was like way back when. Read more.
Here’s a new use for an iPhone: researching the nesting patterns of squirrels.
That’s what two SUNY Plattsburgh students did this spring. The two — Vaclav "Alex" Sotola ’12 and Jason Leewe — wanted to see if man-made nesting boxes would help squirrels rebuild their population in an area that had been disturbed, say, by logging. So they installed boxes in the wilderness that is part of the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute. Read more.
A pair of children, round-faced and seemingly brittle as porcelain. A horned monster with chameleon’s eyes and broken teeth, raging beside a girl who remains unfazed. An enormous lazy cat.
These are just a few of the children’s book illustrations created jointly by Norman Taber, associate professor of art at SUNY Plattsburgh, and his wife Tory, an adjunct instructor in the same department. Read more.
When Shawna Eccles ’12 embarked on an ocean voyage as part of a short-term study abroad trip, she never imagined it would lead to a private meeting with the former U.S. poet laureate. Here is that story:
As I looked out into the crowd, my hands began to shake and my mouth went dry. I looked over to my left where my classmates continued to cheer with my professor; the lights gleamed across my face as I spoke the words of my poem. I could not see the audience, but I knew they were listening; I felt it …
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