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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. 


Annual Business Expo Slated for SUNY Plattsburgh Field House June 2

08:43pm EDT, 31 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) — Representatives from more than 150 local and national businesses will gather in the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House June 2 for the 28th annual North Country Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

The largest of its kind in the Champlain Valley, the event offers area residents networking opportunities and a chance to learn about goods and services businesses offer. 


Associate Professor Tapped to Lead Institute for Ethics in Public Life

04:39pm EDT, 23 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) — Dr. Jonathan Slater, SUNY Plattsburgh associate professor of journalism and public relations, has been named director of the Institute for Ethics in Public Life.

Slater takes up the reins in the fall from Dr. Thomas Moran, former provost and vice president for academic affairs, SUNY distinguished service professor and current institute director, who will be retiring this summer after 44 years with SUNY Plattsburgh.


Adirondack Dance Company Returns with 'An Evening of the Arts'

04:39pm EDT, 23 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) —The Adirondack Dance Company celebrates 10 years with its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “An Evening of the Arts” Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

A pre-performance gala reception begins at 5:30 p.m. 


Honors Program Brings on New Associate Director

10:46am EDT, 13 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (May 13, 2016) — Dr. Tracie Guzzio, professor of English, is the new associate director of the Honors Program.

She will assist current director, Dr. James Armstrong, with continuing development of the program as he transitions from his position with the program in fall 2017. 


English Professor Earns NEH Summer Stipend

03:46pm EDT, 9 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Professor of English Michael Devine is one of only two English professors in New York to win the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.

The highly competitive NEH stipends are awarded to support scholars for a two-month period of time. Devine said he plans to use his $6,000 stipend to help him finish his project — a book-length study, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Poetry, Film and the Battle for a National Art, 1895-1930” — this summer. 


Two Cardinal Hockey Players Earn SUNY Scholar Athlete Honors

01:59pm EDT, 9 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) — Two SUNY Plattsburgh student athletes earned SUNY Scholar Athlete Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Bridget Balisy of the Cardinal women’s hockey team and Spencer Finney of the Cardinal men’s hockey team received the award, which recognizes academic excellence coupled with exemplary athletic achievement. 


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