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August 1, 2015

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SUNY Plattsburgh Podium Renovation Project Begins Aug. 3

03:32pm EDT, 31 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 31, 2015) — The area of the walkway at SUNY Plattsburgh called the Podium, between Kehoe Administration Building, Feinberg Library, Yokum Lecture Hall and the Angell College Center, will have limited access beginning Aug. 3 while it undergoes renovation.

Visitors to campus, students, faculty and staff are requested to avoid the area from the Draper Avenue parking lot walkway to the Podium, the walkway between Yokum and Beaumont Hall, and the pedestrian bridge over Broad Street to Hudson Hall.

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Athletic Director Bruce Delventhal to Retire in January

12:00am EDT, 29 Jul 2015

Bruce DelventhalPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 29, 2015) – Following a decade of service to SUNY Plattsburgh as the Cardinals’ director of athletics, Bruce Delventhal has announced his decision to retire on Jan.1, 2016.

“It has been an honor to be the athletic director at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past 10 years,” Delventhal said. “I have been fortunate to work with a terrific coaching staff and wonderful student-athletes who have represented their teams, the college and the community in the very best possible manner. It is impossible to properly express my thanks and admiration for the efforts of our students and their coaches. My pride in SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletics is beyond words.”

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SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Annual Summer Meeting

12:00am EDT, 23 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH (July 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will conduct its next meeting as part of an annual retreat Monday, July 27, in the Valcour Educational Conference Center, 3712 State Route 9 in Peru.

Open to the public, the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

09:27am EDT, 16 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 16, 2015) — Butterfly Blaise, SUNY Plattsburgh adjunct lecturer in the gender and woman studies program, was appointed the college’s Title IX coordinator.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding. Often considered the equalizer in athletics programming, the law also protects all campus constituents — students, faculty and staff.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2015 Dean's List

04:41pm EDT, 15 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2015.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count. 

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Canceled: Masterclass With Operatic Tenor Rockwell Blake

12:00am EDT, 15 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) -- The intensive voice masterclass for advanced singers and aspiring young professionals with operatic tenor Rockwell Blake at SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 10-16 is canceled. Also canceled is the Sunday, Aug. 16 concert.

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Free Evening of Poetry and Music Aug. 29

02:11pm EDT, 14 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 14, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh Departments of Music and Modern Languages and Cultures present “The Blue Hour: An Evening of Poetry and Music” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Myers Lobby Gallery in Myers Fine Arts Building.

The program includes original works of poetry by Dr. Jürgen Kleist, SUNY Plattsburgh professor of modern languages and culture, read by history professor Dr. Vincent Carey with accompaniment by soprano Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor of music, and pianist Jun Matsuo. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Recognized

04:13pm EDT, 9 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 9, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Circle Omicron Delta Kappa was granted superior circle status from the national ODK organization.

This award is presented to ODK chapters that meet all Circle of Distinction criteria and that sponsor at least two substantial campuswide programs, said Michael Cashman, assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement and faculty secretary of the Plattsburgh ODK chapter. 

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10th Annual 'Ride to Remember' Benefits Alzheimer's Disease Center, Third Age Centers

09:44am EDT, 5 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 5, 2015) — The 10th annual motorcycle “Ride to Remember” held in honor of Barbara Tobin is set for Saturday, July 11. The event begins with 9 a.m. registration at American Legion Post 1619, 219 Rand Hill Road in Morrisonville.

The event is held rain or shine with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center and the Third Age Adult Day Centers in Plattsburgh, Malone and Elizabethtown. Riders will leave Post 1619 at 10:30 a.m. and return around 1 p.m. where entertainment by Left Hand Black and Paid Company, food, raffles and an auction will begin about 1:30 p.m. 

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Feed the Bird Fundraising Campaign Exceeds Goals

11:34am EDT, 1 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (July 1, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feed the Bird fundraising campaign, which ended June 30 at midnight with the close of the fiscal year, has received gifts from 4,108 alumni donors.

By surpassing its goal of 4,000, the campaign also secured a $50,000 gift from alumni Susan ’72 and David ’72 Zebro. 

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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