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February 22, 2017

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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. 


Saturday Morning Youth Learn to Swim Program Begins Feb. 4

01:52pm EST, 9 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 9, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh is offering an eight-week  learn-to-swim class for children beginning Saturday, Feb. 4 in Memorial Hall pool.

The Young Learn to Swim Program is open to children five and older and at least 47 inches tall who are comfortable in and under the water. The program is structured to improve swimming skills to make them feel safe in and around water. 


Activities Planned, Facilities Open at SUNY Plattsburgh During Winter Break

02:50pm EST, 19 Dec 2016 (Updated 03:57pm EST, 4 Jan 2017)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2016) —Students may be gone for winter break, but SUNY Plattsburgh remains open and is offering several activities in the coming weeks for campus and community.

The Memorial Hall swimming pool will be open for recreational and lap swimming Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. through Jan. 19 with the exception of Jan. 16. The pool is free for all students, faculty and staff, including their families. No fitness center membership is necessary.


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to Stop at SUNY Plattsburgh

02:57pm EST, 4 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2017) — A selection of international films featuring outdoor sports and recreation enthusiasts will be shown in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, Monday, Jan. 30 as part of the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Doors open at 7 p.m.  to the two-and-a-half-hour event, that showcases films on mountaineering, hang-gliding, mountain biking, rock climbing and mountain cultures. Prizes from some of the festival sponsors will be given away. 


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