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October 1, 2016

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College Council to Hold Annual Summer Meeting July 18 at Valcour Inn and Boathouse

02:36pm EDT, 5 Jul 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 5, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its annual summer meeting and retreat Monday, July 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Valcour Inn and Boathouse.

In addition to the chairman’s report by Acting Chair Salvatore Graven, the council will act on resolutions commending faculty and staff members Dr. Amy Mountcastle, Dr. James Rice, Dr. Kenneth Podalak, Timothy Clukey, Dr. Richard Schaefer, Michelle Toth, Laura Holzer, Richard Aberle, Eileen Allen, Susan Millett and April Gonyea for receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.


College Auxiliary Services Re-brands Conference Center to the Valcour Inn and Boathouse

12:31pm EDT, 1 Jul 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 1, 2016) — The Valcour Conference Center on Route 9 south on the shores of Lake Champlain is now known as the Valcour Inn and Boathouse.

Owned and operated by College Auxiliary Services, the facility sits on nearly 10 acres and has impressive views of Valcour and Gunboat islands and Vermont and comprises a main house with nine guest bedrooms and a boathouse, both of which can be used for functions such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, family reunions and more.


Campus Renovations, Improvements Underway Throughout Summer

04:32pm EDT, 30 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 30, 2016) — Summer may mean a slow-down of student activity at SUNY Plattsburgh, but construction and maintenance projects ramp up as crews take advantage of the near-empty campus.

According to Rick Larche, capital project manager several projects on campus will enter the second phase of construction. The first visible project that has been completed are the two approaches to the bridge over Broad Street. The crumbling structures were removed last year and rebuilt throughout the school year. 


Student Magazine Receives Third All-American Rating, Marks of Distinction

05:00pm EDT, 29 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 29, 2016) — DoNorth: Touring the Adirondack Coast, a print magazine produced by SUNY Plattsburgh journalism students, earned an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The All-American honor, the ACP’s highest ranking, recognizes DoNorth for its Winter/Spring 2016 issue. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2016 Dean's List

10:40am EDT, 28 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 28, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2016.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Art Major Earns 'Best of Show' Honors at 'Best of SUNY' Art Exhibit

12:23pm EDT, 17 Jun 2016

Student artist Robert Wolf.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 17, 2016) — A SUNY Plattsburgh art major entering his senior year was one of three SUNY students whose work was named “Best of Show” in the “Best of SUNY” art exhibit now on display in Albany.

Robert Wolf, a native of Norwich, N.Y., who is pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, received $1,000 scholarship for being one of three students whose work was chosen for top honors. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced the winners at an opening reception June 13. 


Ethics Institute, Jewish Studies Director Honored by Quebec Catholic Diocese

10:13am EDT, 17 Jun 2016

Dr. Jonathan Slater receives the Order of Merit from Bishop Lionel Gendron from the Diocese of St.-Jean-Longueuil in Quebec June 10.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 17, 2016) — The director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Jewish Studies program and the college’s Institute for Ethics in Public Life was honored for his work with the interfaith community of Montreal.

Dr. Jonathan Slater, associate professor of public relations and chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, was awarded the Order of Merit from the Diocese of St.-Jean-Longueuil in Quebec at a June 10 ceremony at the St.-Jean-l’Evangeliste Cathedral in St.-Jean, Quebec. 


'Feed the Bird' Campaign Looking for Final Donors as it Draws to a Close

03:57pm EDT, 15 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 15, 2016) — With 15 days left in SUNY Plattsburgh’s “Feed the Bird” campaign, the tally of new alumni donors is up to 3,646, leaving 619 remaining until the college reaches its goal of 4,265.

“'Feed the Bird’ is a challenge designed to raise money for student support and to raise awareness about the importance of alumni participation,” said Emma Bartscherer, assistant director for annual giving. “Because tuition doesn’t cover the entire cost of a SUNY Plattsburgh education, we ask alumni to help students by making a gift to their preferred academic program or department. 


New Coordinator Named for SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Public Service

03:52pm EDT, 15 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 15, 2016) — Julia Devine, adjunct lecturer in theater and English at SUNY Plattsburgh, has been named the college’s coordinator for the Center for Public Service.

As coordinator, Devine will assist in the promotion, facilitation and coordination of the college’s public service mission to Plattsburgh and the region with an eye toward enhancing campus/community partnerships and relations. She will be responsible for seeking grant funding to support such activities and collect data on the college’s community engagement activities. Devine will begin the 10-month position at the start of the fall 2016 academic year. 


Girls Cardinal Hoop Camp Accepting Registrations

10:29am EDT, 14 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 14, 2016) — The annual SUNY Plattsburgh basketball camp for girls ages 8-17 will be held Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at Memorial Hall gym.

Activities include skill development, drills and games. Registration is $140 and includes instruction, camp ball and a t-shirt for first-time campers; $120 for returning campers. For information or to register, contact Cheryl Cole, 518-564-4147 or

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