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Business Plan Competition Returns to SUNY Plattsburgh

02:00pm EDT, 17 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 17, 2017)— SUNY Plattsburgh will host the Clinton County Business Plan Competition Friday, March 31, at Au Sable Hall, the college’s business and computer science building.

According to Dr. Richard Gottschall, assistant professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited North Country college or university are eligible for the competition, which requires students to submit business plans to investors and business people attending the event. 

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Tax-Aide Program Gives Accounting Students Good Returns on Investment

04:17pm EDT, 16 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 16, 2017) — Taxes aren’t so taxing for folks taking advantage of the AARP Tax-Aide program, where SUNY Plattsburgh accounting interns assist in the preparation and filing of returns.

Nicole Viscardo is a senior accounting major from Bloomingdale, N.Y., who has returned to the AARP Tax-Aide program at the Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County for her second year as an intern tax preparer. For her, volunteering there is a win-win-win. She wins because the program gives her real-world public tax preparation experience. The clients win because they receive real assistance with their taxes, some of which are more complicated than the EZ forms. And the AARP program wins because of the college provides them with a talented pool of accounting interns each year. 

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Cybersecurity Center Open House Slated for March 24

11:47am EDT, 16 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 16, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics will host an open house Friday, March 24 from noon to 3 p.m. for the school’s new Center for Cybersecurity and Technology.

In addition to guest speakers who will discuss the importance of cybersecurity now more than ever, the event will also provide an opportunity for networking for those interested in cybersecurity. A complimentary luncheon will be served, followed by a tour of the center. 

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Nursing Professor to Develop Judaism, Health and Healing Course as Rabin Fellow

11:48am EDT, 13 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 13, 2017) —Dr. Anne Bongiorno, associate professor of nursing, is the most recent winner of the Rabin Fellowship in Jewish Studies.

The Rabin Fellowship is a professional development opportunity that provides faculty from any discipline support for new course creation that broadens the understanding of Jewish life and culture. The course must concentrate on subjects central to the Jewish experience such as Old Testament studies, history of anti-Semitism, Jewish literature, philosophy of Judaism, Jewish-American writers, and Jews and the Civil Rights Movement, to name a few. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

03:00pm EST, 10 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 10, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for fall 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.

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Canada's Consul General in New York to Deliver Distinguished Canadian Address

02:19pm EST, 9 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 9, 2017) — The consul general of Canada in New York will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address, “Shared Border, Shared Values: The U.S.-Canada Relationship in the 21st Century,” Monday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Valcour Conference Center.

Yaffee was appointed consul general of Canada in New York in July 2016. Prior to that, she served as chair of the board of Cineplex Entertainment, lead director of Torstar Corporation and as a member of the boards of Lionsgate Entertainment and Blue Ant Media. A former board member of Astral Media, for many years she served as a senior officer, and ultimately as chief executive officer, or Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. 

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Special Receptions Set for Accepted Students from NYC, LI and Hudson Valley

04:01pm EST, 8 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 8, 2017) — To honor their acceptance to SUNY Plattsburgh, accepted students are invited to receptions in Long Island, New York City and the Hudson Valley where they can meet with currently enrolled SUNY Plattsburgh students from their region as well as college staff.

The events will be held March 13, 14 and 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

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Artist, Glass Sculptor Jean-Jacques Duval to Receive Honorary Degree

03:43pm EST, 8 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 8, 2017) — The French artist and sculptor Jean-Jacques Duval, whose architectural stained glass works hang in the Angell College Center and Feiniberg Library, will receive State University of New York honorary degree in fine arts at SUNY Plattsburgh’s May 13 spring commencement.

Duval created both “Spirit of Learning,” which reflects brightly in the windows of the Angell College Center grand stairwell, and “Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass,” which was commissioned to hang in the Douglas and Evelyn Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library. 

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Josee Larochelle Named Vice President for Administration

10:06am EST, 8 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 8, 2017) —Josee Larochelle, a veteran leader in public higher education finances and operations, has been named vice president for administration at SUNY Plattsburgh. She will begin her new position July 1.

Larochelle will replace the retiring John R. Homburger, who has served the campus since 1975. 

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Jane Austen Conference Coming to SUNY Plattsburgh March 23-25

02:48pm EST, 7 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 7, 2017) — What’s a nice 18th century gal like Jane Austen doing in a 21st-century place like SUNY Plattsburgh?

The enduringly popular author, pianist, dancer and fashionista will be the topic of a three-day conference, “Jane Austen and the Arts,” March 23-25. 

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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