News and Press Releases
Complexion of Federal Courts Slow to Change
07:12pm EST, 27 Feb 2017
Members of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir perform during a Diversity Week concert Feb. 26 at the Newman Center.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2017) — Diversity on the federal courts is a relatively recent development, given the fact that it took the United States 145 years before anyone other than a white man was named to the lifetime position of a federal court judge.
As part of Diversity Week on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, Dr. Ray Carman, assistant professor of political science, chronicled the history of diversity on the federal courts and discussed the effect diversity has had on judicial decision-making.
'Inez Milholland' Documentary Highlights Suffrage Movement Icon
02:28pm EST, 23 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 23, 2017) — A celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage in New York state is the topic of the next presentation in the Gender and Women’s Studies Forum Thursday, March 2 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Angell College Center Alumni Conference Room.
The documentary, “Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light,” highlights an icon of the suffrage movement who advocated for gender equity, racial justice, and free speech. She also spent her summers in Lewis, N.Y., on the land now occupied by the Meadowmount School of Music.
'Petticoats of Steel' Re-enacts New York Suffrage Movement
04:02pm EST, 22 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2017) — Feinberg Library is co-sponsoring “Petticoats of Steel,” a free theatrical celebration of women’s suffrage, Wednesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattburgh.
“Petticoats of Steel” uses primary sources to tell the true stories of New York women and the roles they played in gaining voting rights for all women, moving chronologically from the early 1830s through the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment.
Musical Adaptation of P.D. Eastman's 'Go, Dog. Go!' on Stage at Hartman Theatre March 3-5
12:37pm EST, 22 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2017) — P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book, “Go, Dog. Go!”, will be brought to life in a musical adaptation on the Hartman Theatre stage Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5.
Eastman, a protégé of Dr. Seuss — Theodore Geisel — wrote dozens of books under the Dr. Suess brand by Random House, including, “Are You My Mother,” “The Best Nest” and “Sam and the Firefly.” “Go, Dog. Go!” is probably his most famous and culminates with a giant dog party on top of a giant tree.
North Country Farmer to Discuss Her Path in 'Unconventional Careers' Series
12:35pm EST, 22 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2017) — The second installment of “Unconventional Careers in Anthropology and the Liberal Arts” will feature speaker Racey Henderson, a woman whose career evolved from international communications to a North Country farm, Wednesday, March 1 at noon in the Mowry Conference Room, Redcay Hall.
Henderson, co-owner of Reber Rock Farm, will discuss how her degree from American University in Washington, D.C., 17 years ago led her to a 120-acre draft-powered farm on the southern edge of the Rever Valley in Essex, N.Y., and a consulting career that brings her to small-scale farms in Africa for up to three months every year.
Gospel Choir Presents 'Evening of Spirituals and Ballads' During Diversity Week
02:18pm EST, 17 Feb 2017
Dr. Francois Clemmons/Middlebury College
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 17, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will host a free “Evening of Spirituals and Ballads: Common Roots” 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh.
The concert, being held in conjunction with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Diversity Week and in honor of Black History Month, will feature a musical reenactment of Negro spirituals and inspirational ballads by the choir and guest artist, Middlebury College’s Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence emeritus Dr. Francois Clemmons.
Workshop Aims to Help Participants Manage Health Conditions For Healthier Living
01:51pm EST, 17 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 17, 2017) — The Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, part of the comprehensive services offered at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Neurobehavoral Health, will host a free six-session workshop on living healthier.
Campus and community members who are 18 or older and have ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, and anxiety will learn how to better manage their conditions, how to deal with fatigue and pain, how to get a better night’s sleep, how to prevent falls and more.
Gender and Climate Change Topic of Next Women's Studies Forum
12:51pm EST, 17 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 17, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh environmental sociologist Dr. Lauren Eastwood will discuss how climate change impacts women differently than men at the Gender and Women’s Studies Forum, “Gender and Climate Change,” Thursday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., 202 Yokum Lecture Hall.
Eastwood, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, whose research includes investigating ways in which communities in the arctic respond to issues related to changing climate, will discuss how women are particularly vulnerable to these changes. Because they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources threatened by detrimental environmental shifts, Eastwood says that women face social, economic and political barriers that limit their ability to cope, much less succeed.
Diversity Week Features Events, Exhibits and Entertainment Feb. 25-March 3
04:15pm EST, 16 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2017) — Diversity Week at SUNY Plattsburgh begins Saturday, Feb. 25 with an event designed to test participants’ skills at overcoming adversity, and the Black History Month Ball hosted by Black Onyx.
The week of events, exhibits and more is coordinated by the Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion with assistance from other offices and individuals on campus.
Public Skating Open Feb. 19 at Plattsburgh State Field House
03:48pm EST, 15 Feb 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Field House will offer public skating Sunday, Feb. 19 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Admission is $3 for the public; $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff with ID. Skate rentals are available at the same rates.
If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:
Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
Phone: (518) 564-2090