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March 26, 2017

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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. 


Adirondack Wind Ensemble to Present 'The Soldier’s Tale'

11:18am EST, 4 Jan 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2017) — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble will present a staged version of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” will be presented at two different venues beginning Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr., Lake Placid.

The second performance will be Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. 


Nine-day Wilderness First Responder Course Offered in January

09:40am EST, 20 Dec 2016

2015 Wilderness First Responder File Photo

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 20, 2016) — The Wilderness First Responder course will be offered during SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Session Saturday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Jan. 21 in Room 153B, Hawkins Hall, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Taught by Garrett Cooper, a SUNY Plattsburgh expeditionary studies graduate and owner of Feral Human Expeditions, the course includes CPR certification and covers topics such as patient assessment, splinting, wound care, cold and heat emergencies, burns, pharmacology and care of the C-spine.


12th-annual Presidents' Gala Benefits Student Scholarships

10:15am EST, 8 Dec 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2016) — An Academy Award-themed Presidents’ Gala raised about $3,000 for scholarships distributed through the Plattsburgh College Foundation.

The 12th-annual gala, held Dec. 3 in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, featured fine dining, music and dancing amidst an Oscars backdrop. With about 270 tickets being sold between $10 and $20 and an additional donation of about $800 from the Student Association, Cori Jackson, director of the Center for Student Involvement, said the total will come to about $3,100 donated to the foundation’s general scholarship fund. 


New Concert Choir Performs Winter Program Dec. 9

09:27am EST, 2 Dec 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present “A Jubliant Song: A Choral Joy for Difficult Times,” Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The concert choir, under the direction of Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor of music, will perform works by Bach, Healy William, and Norman Dello Joio. 


Sinfonia String Orchestra Performs Dec. 8

10:49am EST, 1 Dec 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2016) — The Sinfonia String Orchestra will perform its winter concert Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The performance, under the direction of Marilyn Reynolds, adjunct lecturer, will feature music from three different eras and will feature SUNY Plattsburgh students Julia Boschi on violin and Anise Hetman on cello, and community member Saana Teittinen-Gordon on violin as soloists in Arcangelo Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto.” 


'Ringing Down the Curtain' Student Showcase Theater Performances Dec. 6-7

10:47am EST, 1 Dec 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2016) — The semester-ending “Ringing Down the Curtain” performances by theater students will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

SUNY Plattsburgh students from acting and dance classes perform a showcase of their class work. Each night offers a unique show with different students on stage. 


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