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Longtime Maintenance and Operations 'Go-to' Person Diane Wright Retires

10:33pm EDT, 27 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2016) — Diane Wright’s name on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus has often been synonymous with water main breaks, traffic interruptions, heating plant problems, and just about any other issue involving the college’s physical space.

That changed when Wright retired April 9 after 30 years with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Maintenance and Operations unit. Over the years, she has seen promotions to her current formal post of Secretary 1. But across campus, she’s been known as the name on emails alerting folks to building issues big and small at any of the 54 permanent structures that make up SUNY Plattsburgh.


Guitar Studio, Ensemble Concert on E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium Stage May 4

04:18pm EDT, 26 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present its Spring 2016 Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The concert will showcase guitar performances by music majors under the direction of Michael Fratino, adjunct lecturer in music. The students — performing solo or accompanied by Fratino — will play works from a wide range of genres and styles, covering pop, jazz, classical and world music, to name a few. 


Student Art-ivists Make Case for Diversity on Campus

04:07pm EDT, 26 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 26, 2016) — Student Art-ivists will host “Photovoice Gala: A Storytelling Event,” Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Winkel Sculpture Court, Myers Fine Arts Building.

Part photo gallery, part film festival, part storytelling event, this student initiative shares the narratives of the importance of diversity and inclusion on campus. According to Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy, Killam Fellow sponsored by Fulbright Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, student participants will have the opportunity to share creative pieces to promote the people and space they learn and live in. It also serves to empower students to showcase how they see the university from their own experiences. 


Free Bluegrass Concert to be Held at Angell College Center Courtyard

03:51pm EDT, 22 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 22, 2016) — The Bluegrass for the Next Generation Program at SUNY Plattsburgh will host a concert by The Feinberg Brothers bluegrass band with special guests, The Cardinal Pickers, Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the Angell College Center Courtyard outside the Sundowner.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

Chamber Ensembles Perform April 26 in Krinovitz

02:35pm EDT, 22 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 22, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present its Chamber Ensembles Concert Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Featured will be the Woodwind Ensemble directed by Daniel Gordon, the Flute Ensemble directed by Robin Cameron-Phillips, and the Sinfonia String Ensemble directed by Marilyn Reynolds. 


Music Students Create an Perform Works for Acoustic Instrument

02:09pm EDT, 22 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 22, 2016)— SUNY Plattsburgh students will perform newly composed works Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.


Former Congressman Bill Owens to Speak on Life as a Veteran, Civilian

01:51pm EDT, 22 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 15, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Military Club will host former U.S. Congressman Bill Owens Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall.

Owens served as the New York representative from 2009 to 2015. A former U.S. Air Force captain who was stationed at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Owens will be speaking on his experiences as a veteran in transition from military to


University Police Complete Impartial Policing Training

04:23pm EDT, 20 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh University Police have completed training to help them neutralize natural biases and objectively fulfill their duties.

“The fair and impartial policing training helps our officers understand that everyone has implicit biases,” said University Police Chief Jerry Lottie.


Rugar Woods, Wildlife Appreciation Day to Kick Off Commemoration of Earth Day

03:40pm EDT, 15 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 15, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Wildlife Club will kick off Earth Week with a Rugar Woods and Wildlife Appreciation Day Sunday, April 17.

The day-long series of activities begins at 6 a.m. with Dr. Jake Straub, assistant professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, leading a bird walk in the woods behind the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. Dr. Danielle Garneau, associate professor in the center, will give a lesson in small mammals and bats following the bird walk at 7:30 a.m. 


Thoracic Surgeon Returns to SUNY Plattsburgh As Distinguished Visiting Alumnus

10:16am EDT, 14 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 14, 2016) — Thoracic and cardiac surgeon, author, U.S. Navy surgeon and SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus Dr. Hassan Tetteh returns to his alma mater for a two-day campus visit as part of the Distinguished Visiting Alumni program April 20-21.

Tetteh, who graduated in 1994, will give a public presentation, “Conversations with the Distinguished Visiting Alumnus,” Wednesday,  April 20 at 4 p.m. in Room 106, Hudson Hall. 


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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