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January 18, 2017

News and Press Releases

College Council to Meet Monday, Nov. 14

01:58pm EST, 7 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURHG, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2016) —The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its regular November meeting in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall, Monday, Nov. 14 beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to regular reports by President John Ettling, Chair Martin Mannix, Student Association President Michael Kimmer and committee chairs, the council will discuss enrollment and budget issues. 


Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Conference 2016 Set for Nov. 15

01:35pm EST, 7 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2016) — The Center for Neurobehavioral Health at SUNY Plattsburgh presents “Programs, Perspectives and Peacefulness for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia” Tuesday, Nov. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The one-day conference includes a presentation by Jim Comer on “The Joys and Jolts of Caregiving,” recounting his 14-year journey taking care of his elderly parents. In addition, Erica Salamida, associate director of programs and services, community outreach, education and early stage initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, will discuss behaviors and communication strategies. 


Empty Bowls Dinner to Benefit Food Shelf

01:22pm EST, 7 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2016) — The annual Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Algonquin Dining Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Dinner, provided by Chartwells, includes soup, bread, beverage, and dessert and costs $10 for adults, $8 for students. Soup is served in bowls made and donated by students in Assistant Professor Ali Della Bitta’s ceramics classes at SUNY Plattsburgh, the Strand Center for the Arts, Peru High School art students, and students at Oak Street and Momot Elementary schools. 


Planetarium Opens Doors to Campus, Community

03:58pm EDT, 4 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2016) — The Northcountry Planetarium will be holding six demonstration shows in the newly renovated facility Friday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 18.

The 30-minute shows will give campus and community a taste of what the planetarium can do. Reservations are not necessary, but seating is limited to 40 people per show. Times each day are 3, 3:45 and 4:30 p.m. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Lecturer to Discuss Miner Museum Artifacts

09:03pm EDT, 3 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2016) — Andrew Black, lecturer in anthropology, will lead an archaeological artifacts show-and-tell at the Alice T. Miner Museum Thursday, Nov. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at the museum, 9618 Route 9, Chazy.

Black will discuss artifacts in the museum collection and offer suggestions on what to do identify do if you find artifacts on your property.


Fall Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 12-13 at Field House

09:00pm EDT, 3 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2016) — The 44th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Nov. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House on Rugar Street.

The fair features pottery, woodworking, quilting, watercolors, oil painting, jewelry, stained glass, holiday décor and more crafted by more than 125 artisans from all over the Northeast. Admission is $3 per day. SUNY Plattsburgh students and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit or call 518-564-3054. 

Film Chronicles Navajo Creation Story Translation Project

10:44pm EDT, 2 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh departments of music and anthropology are co-presenting the film, “Dine Bahane: Dr. Paul Zolbrod’s Journey into the Voice of the Navajo Creation Story,” Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall.

The film details Zolbrod’s 12-year quest to translate “Dine Bahane,” or Navajo Creation Story, into English with the approval of Dine (Navajo) elders. Zolbrod will be in attendance for a discussion session that also features filmmakers Dr. William Pfaff, associate professor of music, and photographer Aurora Jayne. 


Expeditionary Studies Students Share Adventure Learning Experiences

10:29pm EDT, 2 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2016) — Expeditionary studies students and faculty will share poster and oral presentations of out-of-state adventure learning experiences from the past year Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Student presenters have completed rock climbing, sea kayaking, and backcountry skiing course work in locations in the United States, including Utah, Colorado, Nevada and California, and internationally, including Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Peru, Costa Rica, Scotland and Wales. Poster presentations are from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; oral presentations run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. 


'Kids' Nite Out' Offers Children 5-13 Evening of Activities

10:17pm EDT, 2 Nov 2016

 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2016) — The Cardinal women’s basketball team will host another Kids’ Nite Out event Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall Gym.

Children ages 5-13 can spend the evening playing games, sports, watching movies, swimming and doing arts and crafts while being supervised by team members. Cost is $10 per child. On-site registration only from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Coach Cheryl Cole, 518-564-4147 or

Military Times Ranks SUNY Plattsburgh Among 'Best for Vets'

02:19pm EDT, 1 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2016) — For the fourth year in a row, Military Times has placed SUNY Plattsburgh in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” rankings, the magazine’s annual list of schools that provide the best services, accommodations, incentives and more for service members, military veterans and their families.

Plattsburgh ranked 118th in the field of 130 four-year colleges and universities that made the cut. Military Times invited institutions of higher education across the country to fill out a survey, asking about 150 questions about their colleges’ operations involving current and former service members and their families. Those schools that identified themselves primarily as general education institutions were considered for the magazine’s rankings. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey. 


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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