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October 26, 2016

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Poet Roger Greenwald to Give Public Reading at SUNY Plattsburgh

12:51pm EDT, 14 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2016) — There will be a poetry reading by award-winning poet, Roger Greenwald, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in Champlain Valley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Greenwald, winner of two Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Awards and author of “Connecting Flight” and “Slow Mountain Train,” will read from his works. 


Student Involvement Fair Promotes Participation, Inclusion

09:55am EDT, 13 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2016) — Hundreds of students converged on the Angell College Center ballrooms Sept. 9 with questions for more than 100 clubs and organizations at SUNY Plattsburgh’s fall Student Involvement Fair.

“I was able to find clubs that interested me that I think will meet my needs as a transfer student so I can make new friends and get involved,” said sophomore Corinna Collins. 


Stafford Middle School Teachers, Students to Discuss 'Indigenous People's Day'

09:48am EDT, 13 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Gender and Women’s Studies Forum presents “Making Change: Indigenous People’s Day” Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Stafford Middle School teachers Debbie Favro and Brenda Bieber, along with their students, will discuss their success last year in having what was formerly called Columbus Day now recognized as Indigenous People’s Day on their school calendar. 


Pendragon Comes to SUNY Plattsburgh to Perform Williams' Classic Play, 'The Glass Menagerie'

12:27pm EDT, 9 Sep 2016

Pendragon Theatre actress Liv Paulson stars as the fragile Laura in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie."

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2016) — Pendragon Theatre brings Tennessee William’s classic play, “The Glass Menagerie,” to E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Originally performed in 1944, “Menagerie” is a memory play that tells the story of Tom Wingfield and his need to put the ghosts of his past to rest. Drawn from Williams’ own life, the story revolves around the fragility of dreams, the power of illusions and the complicated nature of family connections. 


Club Caribbean Street Jam Sept. 3 Offers Entertainment, Games

09:11am EDT, 2 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 2, 2016) — A section of Rugar Street, from Memorial Hall to the entrance to Sanborn Avenue, will be closed from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Club Caribbean Street Jam.

While most of the Street Jam activities will take place at Amite Plaza between Angell College Center and Myers Fine Arts Building, the club plans to host a parade along that portion of Rugar Street. The festival, featuring food and entertainment, is open to the public. 

Alumni Speaker Series Opens with Branding, Marketing Expert Jeanine Debar '88

02:32pm EDT, 1 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2016) — The president and co-founder of the marketing and branding agency, BrandTuitive, will share “Starting and Running a Successful Business” as she takes the podium as the first alumna in this year’s Alumni Speaker Series.

Jeanine Debar, a member of the Class of 1988, will share her insights Monday, Sept. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Hermes Conference Room, 114 Au Sable Hall. Topics will include: 


Service Remembering 9/11 Terrorist Attacks to be Held at Hawkins Pond

02:04pm EDT, 31 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2016) — The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will be held noon on the Hudson Hall side of Hawkins Pond Friday, Sept. 9.

The ceremony, coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, will feature the Plattsburgh circle’s president, Breanna Syslo, and Student Association President Michael Kimmer as guest speakers. The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will perform.


Science Talks Return to 30 City Hall Place

11:00am EDT, 31 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2016) — Science@30City returns for another 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 “The Neuroscience of Opioid Addiction” with biology professor, Dr. Don Slish, to “Growing Food, Farms and Community: The State of Sustainable Farming in the Adirondacks,” with Dr. Curt Gervich, associate professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, and members of the Essex Farm Institute. 


Moffitt Hall Re-opens Following Year-long Renovation

11:11am EDT, 30 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2016) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the re-opening of the Moffitt Hall residence on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 beginning at 4 p.m. outside the front entrance on Towers Roadway off Rugar Street.

Patrick Hazilla, residence director, will emcee the event, introducing President John Ettling, Vice President of Student Affairs Bryan Hartman and Steve Matthews, director of housing and residence life, who will all say a few words. 


PICL Partners Sought for SUNY Plattsburgh International Students

12:39pm EDT, 29 Aug 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2016) — The Global Education Office at SUNY Plattsburgh is looking for volunteers to connect with international students through its Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning, or PICL, program.

According to Jackie Vogl, associate vice president for global education, the PICL program seeks to match each participating student with a volunteer to serve as a community friend, helping them to explore and become accustomed to life in the North Country and the United States. 


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