News and Press Releases
Associate Professor Tapped to Lead Institute for Ethics in Public Life
04:39pm EDT, 23 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) — Dr. Jonathan Slater, SUNY Plattsburgh associate professor of journalism and public relations, has been named director of the Institute for Ethics in Public Life.
Slater takes up the reins in the fall from Dr. Thomas Moran, former provost and vice president for academic affairs, SUNY distinguished service professor and current institute director, who will be retiring this summer after 44 years with SUNY Plattsburgh.
Adirondack Dance Company Returns with 'An Evening of the Arts'
04:39pm EDT, 23 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) —The Adirondack Dance Company celebrates 10 years with its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “An Evening of the Arts” Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
A pre-performance gala reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Honors Program Brings on New Associate Director
10:46am EDT, 13 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 13, 2016) — Dr. Tracie Guzzio, professor of English, is the new associate director of the Honors Program.
She will assist current director, Dr. James Armstrong, with continuing development of the program as he transitions from his position with the program in fall 2017.
English Professor Earns NEH Summer Stipend
03:46pm EDT, 9 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Professor of English Michael Devine is one of only two English professors in New York to win the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.
The highly competitive NEH stipends are awarded to support scholars for a two-month period of time. Devine said he plans to use his $6,000 stipend to help him finish his project — a book-length study, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Poetry, Film and the Battle for a National Art, 1895-1930” — this summer.
Two Cardinal Hockey Players Earn SUNY Scholar Athlete Honors
01:59pm EDT, 9 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) — Two SUNY Plattsburgh student athletes earned SUNY Scholar Athlete Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Bridget Balisy of the Cardinal women’s hockey team and Spencer Finney of the Cardinal men’s hockey team received the award, which recognizes academic excellence coupled with exemplary athletic achievement.
Residence Hall Rummage Sale to Benefit Food Shelf
01:49pm EDT, 9 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) — The fifth annual SUNY Plattsburgh residence hall rummage sale will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Algonquin Dining Hall.
The first hour will be open to campus employees and students only. ID will be checked at the door. The public is welcome from noon to 6 p.m.
Jazz Festival to Feature Mambo Combo, SUNY Plattsburgh Ensemble
12:17pm EDT, 2 May 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will celebrate its 40th annual Jazz Festival with a concert featuring the college’s Jazz Ensemble, Mambo Combo and special guest, Thugtet, Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Adjunct Lecturer Herm Matlock, will play big band jazz and feature various student soloists. Matlock also directs the Mambo Combo — the group created by and originally directed by the late Dr. Rick Davies. Davies’ music will be the feature event of the evening, being performed by his professional group, Thugtet.
Kent, Jackson State Memorial Ceremony Slated for May 5
09:43am EDT, 2 May 2016
PLATTSBURGHT, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association will host the 46th annual memorial honoring Kent and Jackson State students killed during protests in 1970 Thursday, May 5 beginning at 12:15 p.m. on the front lawn of Kehoe Administration Building.
The Kent State shootings took place at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Monday, May 4, 1970 when National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds at students who were protesting President Richard Nixon’s announcement of the campaign in Cambodia. Four students were killed; nine were wounded. Eleven days later, Jackson, Miss., city and state police opened fire on students at Jackson State College, killing two and wounding 12.
Annual Days of Remembrance Commemorating the Holocaust May 3
04:26pm EDT, 29 Apr 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh will commemorate the Holocaust during its annual Days of Remembrance Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library.
Dr. Andrew Buckser, dean of the School of Arts and Science, will be featured speaker. Buckser will talk about the rescue of Danish Jews. Senior English major Allison Squires will receive the Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust award for her short story, “Hide.” She will read from her fact-based story, based in part on the story of Anne Frank.
Longtime Maintenance and Operations 'Go-to' Person Diane Wright Retires
10:33pm EDT, 27 Apr 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2016) — Diane Wright’s name on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus has often been synonymous with water main breaks, traffic interruptions, heating plant problems, and just about any other issue involving the college’s physical space.
That changed when Wright retired April 9 after 30 years with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Maintenance and Operations unit. Over the years, she has seen promotions to her current formal post of Secretary 1. But across campus, she’s been known as the name on emails alerting folks to building issues big and small at any of the 54 permanent structures that make up SUNY Plattsburgh.
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