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February 28, 2017

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Former Assemblywoman Duprey to Receive Distinguished Service Award

03:33pm EST, 15 Feb 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2017) — Retired North Country Assemblywoman Janet Duprey will receive the 2017 SUNY Plattsburgh Distinguished Service Award at spring commencement Saturday, May 13.

Duprey, who served the 114th and then 115th Assembly districts from 2007 to 2016, was chosen “for her steadfast support of SUNY Plattsburgh and the North Country throughout her career on the Clinton County Legislature, as Clinton County treasurer, and most recently as the representative of the 115th district of the New York State Assembly,” according to the resolution approved by the Plattsburgh College Council at its Feb. 13 meeting. 


'Unconventional Careers' Series Begins with Emergency Management

03:10pm EST, 7 Feb 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2017) — The director of the online graduate program in emergency management from New Haven University will discuss careers in the field Wednesday, Feb. 15 at noon in the Mowry Conference Room, Redcay Hall.

Dr. Rachel Dowty will speak about the New Haven emergency management program as the first in the 'Unconventional Careers in Anthropology and the Liberal Arts' series. 


Science Talks Return to 30 City Feb. 6

02:22pm EST, 3 Feb 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 3, 2017) — Science @30City returns for its spring season of public science talks featuring SUNY Plattsburgh science faculty.

Sessions are held at 30 City Hall Place, are free and open to the public and run the gamut of topics, from “Death and Darwin: Why Evolution Does Not Save Us from Aging” with Dr. Joel Parker, associate professor of biological sciences, to “Wine and Antioxidants: Facts and ‘Alternative Facts’” with Dr. Karina Ckless, associate professor of chemistry. 


Discoverer of Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet to Speak on the Night Sky and Literature Feb. 20

03:44pm EST, 2 Feb 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2017) —Dr. David Levy will discuss how the night sky has influenced scholars and artists throughout history Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall 106.

Levy, the noted Canadian astronomer, science writer and discoverer of minor planets and comets like the one that bears his name, Shoemaker-Levy 9, will discuss “Talk, Tunes, and Text: The Night Sky in History, Literature, and Music.” He holds a Ph.D. in English literature and specializes in the appearance of astronomical phenomena in Shakespeare’s and other authors’ works. 


College Council to Meet Monday, Feb. 13

03:25pm EST, 2 Feb 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its regular February meeting in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall, Monday, Feb. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to regular reports by President John Ettling, council Chair Martin Mannix, Student Association President Vrinda Kumar and committee chairs, the council will hear a report on the student code of conduct by Bryan Hartman, vice president of student affairs. 


Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Topdog/Underdog,' Comes to Black Box, Storefront Venues

11:18am EST, 31 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Community Engagement and the theater department are joining forces to present Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Topdog/Underdog” Feb. 10 in Myers Black Box Theater and Feb. 11 at The Storefront, 131 Cornelia St.

Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. 


Faculty, Staff Saluted for Service During Longevity Luncheon

02:16pm EST, 27 Jan 2017

Some of the faculty and staff members being honored for their service to the college Jan. 27 in the Angell College Center.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 27, 2017) — Thirty-eight faculty and staff members celebrated milestone years at SUNY Plattsburgh during the annual Longevity Luncheon Friday, Jan. 27 at the Angell College Center.

Those employees who’ve reached milestones of 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service were treated to lunch and mementos from the college. 


Public Skating with Burghy Jan. 29 at Plattsburgh State Field House

02:34pm EST, 26 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 26, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Field House and Office of Alumni Relations will sponsor a “Skate with Burghy” Sunday, Jan. 29, 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. 


Kids' Soccer Camp Being Held During Winter Break

04:00pm EST, 18 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 18, 2017) — Plattsburgh’s women’s soccer is hosting a soccer winter break camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 Feb. 20-24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House.

Limited to the first 30 registrants, the cost is $120 for the first child, $110 for the second and $100 for each additional after that. 


New Fellows Named For Spring '17 Institute for Ethics in Public Life

01:13pm EST, 13 Jan 2017


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 13, 2017) — The Institute for Ethics in Public Life will host two new fellows for the spring 2017 semester: Dr. Isabel Arredondo, professor in the modern languages and cultures department; and Dr. Maureen Squires, education professor from the School of Education, Health and Human Services.

According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the institute and associate professor and chair of the journalism and public relations department, Arredondo plans to develop curriculum in her field that examines the ways changes in ethical and civic engagement at the global level affect citizens on both personal and local levels. She will be exploring the uses of film, art and literature to expose students to concepts of ethics and moral problem-solving. 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090