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Jazz Festival Offerings Include Mambo Combo, CD Release Party

04:35pm EDT, 28 Apr 2017

 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2017) — The 41st annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival begins Thursday, May 4 with a performance of Mambo Combo at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium.

The combo, directed by adjunct lecturer Herm Matlock, will perform jazz classics including “Night in Tunisia,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “Nutville.” Thursday evening’s concert is free and open to the public.

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Summer Safari Enrichment Series Open for Online Registration

01:42pm EDT, 28 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2017) —The annual Summer Safari enrichment programs for kids at SUNY Plattsburgh are back and open for registration.

Sponsored by College Auxiliary Services, Summer Safari offers students ages 5-14 a variety of activities — from exploring nature to engineering, cooking to silk-screen printing — during four one-week sessions, July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; and July 31-Aug 4. 

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Champlain Valley Voices Performs Spring Concert April 30

04:51pm EDT, 26 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 30, 2017) — Champlain Valley Voices will present its spring concert, “Musica Delle Donne,” Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St.

The concert will showcase a sampling of music by women composers from the 1840s to present-day Broadway. The program will also include the premier of “Metta-Maitri,” a piece commissioned by Champlain Valley Voices and composed by local composer Sora Jederan-Shpack. Jun Matsuo, pianist and adjunct lecturer, and soprano Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor of music, will also perform. 

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SBE Re-accredited by AACSB International

11:47am EDT, 26 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics has been re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International for another five years.

“External accreditation from AACSB serves as a testimony to the quality of our faculty and our programs,” said Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, dean of the SBE. “AACSB is a wonderful accomplishment that benefits SUNY Plattsburgh’s current students, alumni and prospective students as only 5 percent of schools of business worldwide earn this distinction.” According to AACSB, there are 786 business schools in 53 countries and territories that have earned its accreditation, among the more notable are Harvard, Cornell, Purdue, Georgetown, Stanford, Columbia and New York University.

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'Days of Remembrance' Holocaust Commemoration April 27

01:25pm EDT, 25 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 25, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, “Days of Remembrance,” will be held Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library.

Dr. Carol Lipszyc, associate professor of English, will be the featured speaker and discuss “Children in the Shoah: Preserving a Moral Core in the Face of Genocide.”

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Division I Athletic Director Returns as Distinguished Alumna to Discuss Her Career in Higher Education

03:49pm EDT, 24 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2017) — The award-winning director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and SUNY Plattsburgh alumna, Mary Ellen Gillespie, will speak on campus about her career in athletics, fundraising and higher education Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Gillespie, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1994 and a master’s in college and agency counseling in 1997, is the first woman to serve as director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She was invited back to campus as a distinguished visiting alumna and will speak on, “Lean In: My Journey to the Chair.” 

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SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the 13th Chancellor

03:33pm EDT, 24 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2017) — The State University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as its 13th chancellor Monday, an accomplished leader who will head the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States.

“Throughout her distinguished career, Kristina Johnson has not only been a faculty member, administrator, and visionary in higher education but also a dedicated public servant, national energy czar, successful entrepreneur, and an acclaimed inventor,” said SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall. “We are thrilled to welcome her to SUNY, where her range of experience will enable her to leverage the incredible work of our 64 colleges and universities." 

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Community Scholarship Recipients Recognized for Leadership, Volunteerism

09:44am EDT, 20 Apr 2017


(l-r) Vihan Wickramasinghe, Sarahana Shrestha, Julia Devine, Jayah Arnett, and Pakin Srijinda. Not pictured: Ray Wagner.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2017) — Project HELP and Omicron Delta Kappa, through the Center for Student Involvement, hosted a Student Recognition Ceremony for Leadership and Service, honoring the 2016-2017 recipients of the Community Service Scholarship Tuesday afternoon, April 18, in the Angell College Center Ballrooms.

Scholarship recipients recognized were: 

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SUNY Plattsburgh 2017 'Women of Distinction' Honored at Awards Ceremony

03:52pm EDT, 19 Apr 2017

Adjunct Lecturer Susan Kenoyer, UP Chief Jerry Lottie, Assemblyman Billy Jones, SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling, UP Lt. Jessica Facteau, Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman, and Butterfly Blaise, Title IX coordinator, pose during the 'Women of Distinction' recognition ceremony April 15.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) — University Police Lt. Jessica Facteau and Susan Kenoyer, adjunct math lecturer, were honored by state Assemblyman Billy Jones as women of distinction at a recognition ceremony April 15 at City Hall, downtown Plattsburgh.

Jones has recognized seven women from the 115th Assembly District, which includes Clinton and Franklin counties and the towns of Brasher, Lawrence, Piercefield, and Hopkinton in St. Lawrence County. Throughout March, his office received nearly 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month. 

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William Circelli Named SUNY Plattsburgh Director of Facilities

02:52pm EDT, 19 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) — William Circelli has been promoted to the position of director of facilities at SUNY Plattsburgh, a role he’s held in an interim capacity since December 2016 following the retirement of long-time director Kevin Roberts.

Circelli will be responsible for facilities planning, maintenance and operations, the warehouse, janitorial, facilities accounting, maintenance and operations trades, the moving crew, the garage, grounds, the central heating plant, environmental health and safety, and capital planning and construction. 

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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
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu