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Women's Lacrosse Added as 18th SUNY Plattsburgh Varsity Sport

10:16am EDT, 12 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 12, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh will add women's lacrosse as its 18th varsity sport, with the team set to begin NCAA Division III competition in 2018-2019.

The team will compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, with all 10 conference members fielding women's lacrosse teams. The rest of the SUNYAC includes The College at Brockport, Buffalo State, SUNY Cortland, Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, Oswego State and SUNY Potsdam. 


Silent Art Auction to Benefit SUNY Plattsburgh Child Care Center

02:06pm EDT, 11 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 11, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Child Care Center in Sibley Hall will hold a silent art auction fundraiser Monday, April 24 through Saturday, April 29.

The auction will feature works of art donated by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty, staff, students, child care center parents and children, and community members. Bidding can be done daily, April 24-28, in Sibley Hall on the Rugar Street side outside Room 124. 


Champy Advertising Awards Competition Accepting Applications

04:19pm EDT, 10 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association is sponsoring the 31st annual Champy Advertising Awards competition to recognize creativity by local advertisers.

The awards are given in five categories: 


CD Release Party for Late Rick Davies' Band, Thugtet, May 6

04:13pm EDT, 10 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2017) — There will be a release party for the Latin-jazz-funk CD “Rick Davies Thugtet” Saturday, May 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 56 Cumberland Ave., Plattsburgh.

The CD features eight original tunes by the late musician and SUNY Plattsburgh music professor, who died Dec. 4, 2015. Davies wrote the music specifically for Thugtet, a band he formed in 2012 that features musicians from the Plattsburgh community as well as SUNY Plattsburgh where he taught for 15 years. 


Documentary on Gender Identity Being Shown April 17

11:15am EDT, 6 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 6, 2017) — The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance will host a screening of the film, “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall.

In the documentary, Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity, talking to scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families.


Symphonic Band Performs Program of Folk Dances

11:01am EDT, 6 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 6, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band will perform its spring 2017 concert, “Folk Dances from Around the World,” Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The band, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, professor of music, will perform folk songs from Great Britain, the United States, Hungary, Mexico, and Russia by composers such as Robert Russell Bennett, Jan van der Roost, Clifton Williams, and Shostakovich. 


SUNYAC to Honor Former Director of Athletics Bruce Delventhal

04:20pm EDT, 5 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 5, 2017) — Former SUNY Plattsburgh Director of Athletics Bruce Delventhal will be honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference in May with the Dr. Patrick R. Damore Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the conference.

When he retired in 2016 from a decade-long tenure on campus, the department's athletics accomplishments included competing in 46 NCAA championships and winning four national titles in women's ice hockey. 


Two Perform in Senior Recital Concerts

03:52pm EDT, 4 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music presents students  performing their senior recitals in Krinovitz Recital Hall during April.

Trevor White will present works on flute and clarinet, including works by J.S. Bach, Verne Reynolds, and Aaron Copland, to name a few, Thursday, April 13 in Krinovitz. 


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. 


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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