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Hawkins Hall to be Illuminated for 'Shine the Light on Domestic Violence' Week

03:10pm EDT, 12 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh will participate in the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign the week of Oct. 17 by illuminating Hawkins Hall in purple, the color of domestic violence awareness.

In addition, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple Thursday, Oct 20. A group photo will be taken at Hawkins Pond at noon that day to show the college’s support of the campaign. 


State, Local Candidates Address Issues at Forums on Campus

11:47am EDT, 7 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting forums in October for races in the 115th Assembly District, Clinton County Area 4 legislative district, and for mayor and council seats for the City of Plattsburgh.

115th Assembly District 


Radio Station Sponsoring Food Drive

03:11pm EDT, 3 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2016) WQKE The Quake, the student-run radio station at SUNY Plattsburgh, is collecting canned goods to benefit the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Amite Plaza, Angell College Center.

The Starve-athon Can Drive will feature variety of games such as Pie-a-DJ, where students can make a donation to pie a DJ of their choice, and musical entertainment. 


'Mustang' Next Film Featured in Gender and Women's Studies Series

11:07am EDT, 3 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2016) — The Gender and Women’s Studies Film Series presents “Mustang” Thursday, Oct. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206, Yokum Lecture Hall.

In this 2015 film from Turkey, when five orphaned sisters are seen innocently playing with boys as they walk home from school, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Instruction in homemaking replaces school. The sisters, who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.


Saranac Review Celebrates 12th Issue with Launch Party

09:58am EDT, 3 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s international literary journal, Saranac Review, will celebrate its 12th printing with a launch party Friday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh.

“This year, we’re inviting SUNY Plattsburgh alumni to enjoy the readings, music, food, raffle and wine as part of Homecoming 2016 activities,” said Dr. Jose Torres, executive editor and SUNY Plattsburgh English professor. “It goes without saying that the celebration extends to the pleasure and meaningful connection all human beings have to the arts and literary arts in particular.”


Lifeguard Training Course Being Offered at Memorial Hall Pool

01:00pm EDT, 30 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Recreation is offering a lifeguard training course Oct. 12-Nov. 9.

Class is being held Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pre-swim test will be given at the first class. Cost is $225 and includes all class materials and Red Cross fees. Register by Oct. 10. 


PSTV Returns to Cable Airwaves With Two New Shows

11:59am EDT, 30 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2016) — PSTV, SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run television station, returns to Charter Cable 194 and Campus Channel 10.1 Monday, Oct. 3.

“I’m really excited about our upcoming season because we have two new show: ‘Table Talk,’ a spin on NBC’s ‘Today Show,’ and ‘North Country News,’ our 30-minute newscast,” said Kamilah Badiane, executive producer. “Our student producer and crew members have worked diligently these last few weeks, and their efforts will definitely show. I’ve worked with PSTV for the past four semesters, and I’m confident that our communities — both campus and residential — will enjoy our programming.” 


Six Cardinal Athletes to be Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 14

11:07am EDT, 30 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2016) — Women’s and men’s ice hockey, track and field, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, and baseball are being represented at this year’s Cardinal Sports Hall of Fame Induction when six new Cardinal alumni are welcomed into the 32-year-old institution.

Jennifer Clark ’06, women’s ice hockey; Matt Deshane ’06 (men’s cross country, track and field); Jennifer (Wiseman) Hesseltine ’95 (women’s track and field, women’s soccer); Matt Kahan ’06 (baseball); Wayne Lashway ’62 (baseball, men’s basketball); and Lenny Pereira ’94 (men’s ice hockey) will join the ranks at the annual ceremony held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 14-15. The induction dinner and ceremony begins 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Tickets are $25 per person. Registration can be done online at or by phone, 800-964-1889 by Monday, Oct. 10. 


Annual College Night Oct. 5 at Field House

10:14am EDT, 30 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Office of Admissions will host the annual fall College Night Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House.

Admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to answer prospective college students’ questions about their institutions, financial aid and the application process. High school guidance counselors will also be on hand to answer questions and to help access information about colleges that are not represented at the event. 


Sexual Assault Victims' Advocate Available to Campus Community

12:45pm EDT, 28 Sep 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2016) —SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff now have a confidential sexual assault services advocate available on campus and through Planned Parenthood of the North Country.

According to campus Title IX Coordinator Butterfly Blaise, Planned Parenthood’s newly appointed sexual assault services advocate Autumn Bennett will be available every Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 223 Redcay Hall. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted. 


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