News and Press Releases
1970 Kent, Jackson State University Shootings Remembered at Annual Ceremony
03:24pm EDT, 4 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 4, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association will host the 47th annual commemorative ceremony honoring Kent and Jackson State students killed during protests in 1970 on Friday, May 5 beginning at 12:15 p.m. on the front lawn of Kehoe Administration Building.
The Kent State shootings took place at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Monday, May 4, 1970 when National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds at students who were protesting Richard Nixon’s announcement of the campaign in Cambodia. Four students were killed; nine were wounded.
Student Poetry Reading Events Planned
04:28pm EDT, 2 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2017) — Two student-led poetry readings are being held this month prior to the end of the semester.
Students in JOU 303, “Coaching Advanced Oral and Written Communication,” will read Thursday, May 4 at 3:30 in Hawkins 031B.
Rummage Sale Planned May 16 for Items Left Behind by SUNY Plattsburgh Residents
11:56am EDT, 1 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 1, 2017) — The Center for Student Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, and College Auxiliary Services are co-sponsoring the sixth Residence Hall Rummage Sale Tuesday, May 16 beginning at 11 a.m. for faculty and staff only in the Macdonough basement lounge.
The sale will not open to the public until 1 p.m.; prior to 1 p.m. only shoppers with SUNY Plattsburgh ID will be allowed in. The sale ends at 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.”
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.”
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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