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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. 


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. 


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