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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

Outside Art Promotes New Mural During July 4 Activities

03:30pm EDT, 8 Jun 2016

Tory and Norman Taber work on the downtown mural, "Woods and Wild Things." Gabe Dickens Photo/Courtesy Press-Republican

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 8, 2016) — Two SUNY Plattsburgh art faculty members are painting a new mural in downtown Plattsburgh as part of the public art organization, Outside Art: Plattsburgh Public Art.

Norman Taber, associate professor, and his wife, Tory Taber, adjunct lecturer, are creating the mural, “Woods and Wild Things” along the Clinton Street wall of the building that houses Corner-Stone Bookshop, facing Trinity Park. The unveiling will be during the City of Plattsburgh’s July 4 festivities. In addition to being SUNY art faculty, the Tabers are children’s book authors and illustrators. 


North Country Climate Conference Focuses on Responses to Climate Change

12:31pm EDT, 8 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 8, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, in partnership with Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., will host its second annual North Country Climate Conference Friday, June 17, at the SUNY Adirondack Campus in Queensbury, N.Y.

The conference will engage citizens from the New York and Vermont regions in pursuing solutions for climate disruption. The conference focus will be on inspiration, common ground and action. 


GIS Lab Coordinator Lauded for Adirondack Wetlands Mapping

03:05pm EDT, 7 Jun 2016

(L-R): Ray Curran, retired director of the resources assessment unit, Adirondack Park Agency; Dan Spada, board president, Adirondack Research Consortium; Dr. Danielle Garneau, associate professor, SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Environmental Science; Dr. Liz Throndike; Eileen Allen;Dr. Janet Puhalla, lecturer, Center for Environmental Science; Dr. Eric Leibensperger, assistant professor, Center for Environmental Science; Dr. Donald Bogucki, retired professor, Center for Environental Science; and Dan Fitts, executive director, Adirondack Research Consortium.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 7, 2016) — The coordinator of the geographic information system laboratory at SUNY Plattsburgh was honored by the Adirondack Research Consortium for her contributions to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondack Park.

Eileen Allen received the 2016 Elizabeth Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Conference on the Adirondacks held May 25-26 in Lake Placid. Allen, an instructor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science and a 1977 graduate of the environmental science program, specializes in geographic information system mapping technologies. She has worked in the Remote Sensing Laboratory since 1984 and has been mapping wetlands and watersheds in the Adirondacks since 1991. 


Workshop to Address Anxiety in Those on Autism Spectrum

10:08am EDT, 3 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 3, 2016) — The North Country Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders will present “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” Friday, June 10 in the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh.

Sponsored in part by SUNY Plattsburgh, the conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. and includes presentations Sarah Kern, a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and program coordinator of the autism spectrum disorder clinical and research program at the Child Study Center of NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Kern specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. 


Space Available in the Mark Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament

10:00am EDT, 2 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 2, 2016) — The 12th annual Mark Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent Wednesday, July 27.

All proceeds from the tournament — organized by SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics — will support the Plattsburgh College Foundation and the Mark Rabin Memorial Scholarship in Marketing, established through previous tournaments. To date, the scholarship totals more than $55,000. 


Host Families Sought for Canadian Youth Ambassadors

01:22pm EDT, 1 Jun 2016

2015 participants in the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada taken in Washington, D.C., where students head for a week after departing SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 1. Last year the program saw participants from nine of the 10 provinces and two territories.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 1, 2016) — The Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh is looking for area families willing to open their homes to a group of students and their adult chaperones from across Canada who will be in Plattsburgh for the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada.

The center, in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy Ottawa, and Fulbright Canada, seeks placement for 16 students, ages 15-18, and two adult educators who will be in Plattsburgh July 20-Aug. 1. 


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SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090