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May 28, 2017

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Mathematics Honor Society Welcomes New Members April 18

03:22pm EDT, 4 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) — The Plattsburgh chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, will feature Peter Hull of Massachusetts Institute of Technology as featured speaker at the induction ceremony for six new members Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Hull is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at MIT and will be doing post-doctorate research with Microsoft this summer. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregory Quenell, associate professor of mathematics, at 518-564-4134 or email


Cron Lecture Series Looks at Awakenings and Counter-Awakenings April 5

11:03am EDT, 4 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) — The spring 2017 Cron Lecture, “Awakenings and Counter-Awakenings: How Do We Know Which is Which?,” will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh.

Diana Butler Bass, an author, speaker and scholar specializing in American religion and culture, will discuss what is awakening and counter-awakening and how to tell them apart. 


Sexuality, Power and Relationships Panel Discussion April 6

01:55pm EDT, 3 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 3, 2017) — The Gender and Women’s Studies Department will host a panel discussion on sexuality, power and relationships, moderated by Butterfly Blaise, Title IX coordinator, Thursday, April 6 in the Alumni Conference Room, Angel College Center, at 12:30 p.m.

The presentation will be facilitated by women’s studies peer educators, who will discuss how to play a role in helping to change campus culture surrounding sexual assault. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-564-2809. 

'Space Aliens' Planetarium Show Planned for April 7 and 21

01:50pm EDT, 3 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 3, 2017) — The Northcountry Planetarium will host two evenings of public shows Friday, April 7 and Friday, April 21 at 7 and again at 8:30 p.m. both nights.

“Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe” by Daniel Soref will be accompanied by a live ephemeris and tour of the spring 2017 sky. Tickets, which are $6 adults, $5 senior or SUNY staff with ID, and $4 children and students with ID, can be purchased in advance Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 337, Hudson Hall. 


PR Firm Vice President To Talk About Swiss Banks' Restitution to Holocaust Survivors, Victims

01:18pm EDT, 3 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 3, 2017) — The vice president and chief ethics officer with the public relations firm, Ruder Finn, will speak on how the firm was instrumental in the landmark deal that made Swiss banks agree to restitution of Holocaust assets.

Emmanuel Tchividjian will speak on “The Shoah, Swiss Banks and How One PR Agency Made a Difference” Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in Room 110, Ward Hall. Tchividjian’s talk is part of the Douglas R. Skopp Speakers Series on the Theme of the Holocaust. 


Nursing Alumna to Speak on Opioid-Hepatitis C Connection

03:46pm EDT, 31 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 31, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association and Department of Nursing will sponsor, “Dope Epidemic: The Unforeseen Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic and Hepatitis C,” Monday, April 3 at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Theresa Watts, a 2008 SUNY Plattsburgh nursing graduate and University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. student, will share her journey to graduate school and discuss her research into opioid use and hepatitis C transmission to babies. 


Government Careers Topic of Round-Table Discussion April 5

03:35pm EDT, 31 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 31, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association and Career Development Center will host the first Government Careers Round Table Wednesday, April 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

The program will include a round-table discussion followed by a question-and-answer period featuring Penny Cowan, revenue officer with the Internal Revenue Service; Phil Hamel, environmental and safety compliance manager, and Susan Kirby, case management coordinator, both with the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Kellen Loughan, agent, and  Jeff Ostlund, assistant for mission support, both with the Federal Transportation Security Administration; Timothy Lawlis, judge with New York State Family Court; and Dr. Colin Read, mayor, City of Plattsburgh. 


Canadian Culture, Politics Expert to Speak April 5

03:23pm EDT, 31 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 31, 2017) — The Institute on Quebec Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh will host a campus-wide presentation as part of the SUNY Plattsburgh-Bishop’s University Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 205, Yokum Lecture Hall.

Dr. Louis-Georges Harvey, professor of history at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, will discuss, “Commemorating Canada’s 150th: A View from Quebec.” Harvey, a specialist in the history of Canadian and Quebecois culture and political discourse, is the author of “Le Pretempts de l’Amerique francaise,” which reconceptualized Quebec’s socio-cultural history. One of his recent publications on the Canadian political tradition includes, “The Forgotten Patriots: Ireland and the Irish in Lower Canadian Political Discourse and Anglophone Historical Consciousness.” He has published widely in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and was inducted into the Societe des dix in 2011. 


BFA Exhibition to Feature Works by 19 Seniors April 8-May 14

02:29pm EDT, 29 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 29, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum and Department of Art will host the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photos, prints and other works of art created by 19 SUNY Plattsburgh students in the Burke and Myers Lobby galleries from April 8 to May 14.

Artist talks will take place Saturday, April 8 beginning at 3 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. A reception follows in the adjacent galleries. 


Chamber Music Concert Features Faculty, Guest Artists April 1 and 2

04:12pm EDT, 27 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 27, 2017) — The mixed-instrument chamber music ensemble, Metamusic, consisting of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty members and guest artists, will present a free program Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall and again Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St.

The ensemble’s core trio, Daniel Gordon, saxophone, Marilyn Reynolds, violin, and Rose Chancler, piano, will perform works by Bartok, Martinu and others with guest artists Esther Rogers Baker, cello, and faculty member clarinetist Janine Scherline. 


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