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August 30, 2016

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Moffitt Hall Re-opens Following Year-long Renovation

11:11am EDT, 30 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2016) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the re-opening of the Moffitt Hall residence on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 beginning at 4 p.m. outside the front entrance on Towers Roadway off Rugar Street.

Patrick Hazilla, residence director, will emcee the event, introducing President John Ettling, Vice President of Student Affairs Bryan Hartman and Steve Matthews, director of housing and residence life, who will all say a few words. 

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PICL Partners Sought for SUNY Plattsburgh International Students

12:39pm EDT, 29 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2016) — The Global Education Office at SUNY Plattsburgh is looking for volunteers to connect with international students through its Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning, or PICL, program.

According to Jackie Vogl, associate vice president for global education, the PICL program seeks to match each participating student with a volunteer to serve as a community friend, helping them to explore and become accustomed to life in the North Country and the United States. 

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Podium, Broad Street Bridge Work to be Wrapped Mid-fall

12:07pm EDT, 25 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2016) — Work on the raised walkway, called the “podium,” on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is expected to continue through mid to late October.

Phase I of the project is wrapping up with the installation of the snow melt system, reinforcement of the structure, installing railings, and creation of green spaces. The bridge that crosses Broad Street, which connects Beaumont Hall with Hudson Hall, will remain closed during the final work on Phase I of the podium and is expected to be opened in the same time frame of mid to late October. 


First-ever CommUNITY Night at the Pond Slated for Sept. 2

11:40am EDT, 25 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2016) — The Center for Public Service at SUNY Plattsburgh is sponsoring the first CommUNITY Night at the Pond, an evening to bring campus and community together as partners in the new academic year, Friday, Sept. 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Pond.

The evening will include free ice cream, entertainment, special guest speakers such as J.W. Wiley, director of the Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion, Butterfly Blaise, Title IX coordinator, Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon, and President John Ettling, and, to cap off the evening, a candle-lighting ceremony around the pond. 

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Red Cross Classes Scheduled for Fall Semester

11:26am EDT, 25 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2016) — The Department of Sport and Wellness is offering its fall American Red Cross classes beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 when it will give a CPR renewal class for those with current certification from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adult/child/infant CPR and automated external defibrillator first aid will be taught Sundays, Sept. 11, Oct. 16, and Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. 

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Farmers Market Comes to SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Fridays in September

04:09pm EDT, 23 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N .Y. (Aug. 23, 2016) — Local produce and products will be for sale in the Amite Plaza, Rugar Street, each Friday during September, beginning Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Last year’s one-day Campus Farmers Market was such a success, we’ve expanded it to each Friday in September,” said Chris Whalen, director of properties and marketing, College Auxiliary Services. “Local farms and seasonal products include Fledgling Crow, LaPier Maple Products, Rulf’s Orchard, Nature’s Touch, Chartwells Bakery, and Conroy’s Organics.”

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Youth Swim Program Begins Fall Classes Sept. 10

03:54pm EDT, 23 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 23, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Youth Learn to Swim Program will begin its eight-week program for children Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Memorial Hall pool.

The program is open to children from the campus and surrounding communities who are at least five years old who are at least 47 inches tall and comfortable in the water.

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New Officer Sworn in as University Police Officer

07:43pm EDT, 17 Aug 2016

Newly sworn in University Police officer, Coty Cowles (center) is flanked by Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs; President John Ettling; University Police Chief Jerry Lottie; and Assistant University Police Chief Patrick Keleher

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 17, 2016) — University Police recently welcomed Officer Coty Cowles to the department.

He joins the 15 other sworn police members in the department who serve the SUNY Plattsburgh community. 

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Two College Council Members Reappointed to Seven-Year Terms

02:58pm EDT, 12 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 12, 2016) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reappointed Sydney Sue Garrant and Heidi Kelly to their second term on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council.

Garrant was appointed to her first seven-year term by then-Gov. David Patterson in 2009. She holds her bachelor’s, master’s and two certificates of advanced study from SUNY Plattsburgh. She taught high school English at Beekmantown Central School from 1969 to 1986. She then moved into the school’s guidance office where she served as a counselor. In 1994, she was named director of school counseling there and retired in 2003. 

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Jewish Studies Program Receives Grant for Cross-Border Project

01:56pm EDT, 11 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 11, 2016) — The Jewish studies program at SUNY Plattsburgh was recently awarded a grant by the American Academy for Jewish Research Special Initiatives Fund to examine the development of North American Jewish communities in urban areas.

Together with Concordia University’s Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies and the Microprogramme en etudes juives at the Universite de Montreal, the project will include a series of three talks: one lecture at each of the three campuses involved by experts on the Jewish urban experience. According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the SUNY Plattsburgh Jewish studies program, acclaimed Jewish studies scholar Dr. Deborah Dash will lead off the series with a talk at Concordia University in Montreal.

Moore is the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her talk takes place Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Room H-763, Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal. 

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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
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu