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August 17, 2017

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Great Escape Day Trip Part of SA Summer Events Programming

03:24pm EDT, 10 Jul 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 10, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association, in partnership with the Global Education Office, is sponsoring a trip to the Great Escape Sunday, July 16 for students who have stayed in Plattsburgh over the summer.

According to Vrinda Arun Kumar, Student Association president, the trip — in addition to other activities planned throughout the summer months — is designed “to create opportunities for students to meet other students who are here and looking for things to do.” 


SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

09:49am EDT, 22 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2017.

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. 


Youth Cross Country Camp Being Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 7-11

08:55am EDT, 20 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 20, 2017) — A cross country camp will be held for students grades 7-12 Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Field.

SUNY Plattsburgh Cross Country Head Coach Andrew Krug will work with campers on running, technique, nutrition, recovering, stretching and more. Cost is $120 per camper. 


Grant Awarded for Jewish Studies Faculty Gathering this Fall

11:47am EDT, 15 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 15, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Jewish studies program has been awarded an American Academy of Jewish Research grant that will fund a retreat for faculty to discuss challenges they face in a Jewish studies program.

According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the Jewish studies program, Jewish studies faculty from SUNY Plattsburgh, McGill University, Concordia University and Universite de Montreal will participate in “Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies in the 21st Century: Examining Best Practices in Curricular Design” Oct. 18-19 at Valcour Inn and Conference Center. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Earns 'Big Read' Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

09:59am EDT, 8 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 8, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh is one of only 75 organizations and institutions nationwide to have been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant.

The NEA Big Read initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, is a national effort that offers grants to support organizations in developing community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation through diverse audiences. The Center for Community Engagement secured the $13,500 grant for the North Country’s Big Read participation. 


Vogl Joins Council of International Schools Board of Trustees

11:32am EDT, 5 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 5, 2017) — Jackie Vogl, associate vice president for global education, was named to the board of trustees of the Council for International Schools.

The Council of International Schools community includes 726 schools and 552 colleges and universities representing 112 countries. The council helps connect students and teachers to member international schools worldwide to provide international educational opportunities. 


Upward Bound Receives Federal Funding Through 2022

04:17pm EDT, 1 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 1, 2017) —Upward Bound at SUNY Plattsburgh, the federal program that has been helping local high school students through high school and beyond since 1966, was funded for the next five years.

The program, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson as part of his War on Poverty, received a total of $901,971 through 2022. 


Gospel Choir to Perform with Renowned Violist at Lincoln Center

11:46am EDT, 1 Jun 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 1, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir, under the leadership of Dr. Dexter Criss, will perform as part of violist Daisy Jopling’s “Awakening Show” Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York City.

According to Criss, the choir will perform background vocals throughout the concert as well as a song he penned, “Into the House.” 


Youth Ambassadors Program Seeks Host Families

03:15pm EDT, 22 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) — The Center for the Study of Canada is looking for local families to host Canadian students and their teachers, who will be on campus July 19-31 participating in the annual Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada.

The center, in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and Fulbright Canada, will host 16 students and two adult educators for an intensive three-week educational experience designed to promote a better understanding of civic participation, youth leadership, community service and social inclusion. 


Free Healthy Living Workshop Being Offered Through Health Care Network

01:58pm EDT, 22 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) — The Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network will host a free “Living Healthy” workshop 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays from June 15 through July 20 at the United Way building, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.

The workshop will address issues for people 18 and over who have ongoing health issues with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anxiety and others. Medicaid beneficiaries who complete the workshop will receive a $30 gift card. 


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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