News and Press Releases
College Auxiliary Services Re-brands Conference Center to the Valcour Inn and Boathouse
12:31pm EDT, 1 Jul 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 1, 2016) — The Valcour Conference Center on Route 9 south on the shores of Lake Champlain is now known as the Valcour Inn and Boathouse.
Owned and operated by College Auxiliary Services, the facility sits on nearly 10 acres and has impressive views of Valcour and Gunboat islands and Vermont and comprises a main house with nine guest bedrooms and a boathouse, both of which can be used for functions such as wedding ceremonies, receptions, family reunions and more.
Campus Renovations, Improvements Underway Throughout Summer
04:32pm EDT, 30 Jun 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 30, 2016) — Summer may mean a slow-down of student activity at SUNY Plattsburgh, but construction and maintenance projects ramp up as crews take advantage of the near-empty campus.
According to Rick Larche, capital project manager several projects on campus will enter the second phase of construction. The first visible project that has been completed are the two approaches to the bridge over Broad Street. The crumbling structures were removed last year and rebuilt throughout the school year.
Student Magazine Receives Third All-American Rating, Marks of Distinction
05:00pm EDT, 29 Jun 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 29, 2016) — DoNorth: Touring the Adirondack Coast, a print magazine produced by SUNY Plattsburgh journalism students, earned an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press.
The All-American honor, the ACP’s highest ranking, recognizes DoNorth for its Winter/Spring 2016 issue.
SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2016 Dean's List
10:40am EDT, 28 Jun 2016
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 28, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 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.
SUNY Plattsburgh Art Major Earns 'Best of Show' Honors at 'Best of SUNY' Art Exhibit
12:23pm EDT, 17 Jun 2016
Student artist Robert Wolf.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 17, 2016) — A SUNY Plattsburgh art major entering his senior year was one of three SUNY students whose work was named “Best of Show” in the “Best of SUNY” art exhibit now on display in Albany.
Robert Wolf, a native of Norwich, N.Y., who is pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, received $1,000 scholarship for being one of three students whose work was chosen for top honors. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced the winners at an opening reception June 13.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:
Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
Phone: (518) 564-2090