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Jazz Festival to Feature Mambo Combo, SUNY Plattsburgh Ensemble

12:17pm EDT, 2 May 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will celebrate its 40th annual Jazz Festival with a concert featuring the college’s Jazz Ensemble, Mambo Combo and special guest, Thugtet, Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Adjunct Lecturer Herm Matlock, will play big band jazz and feature various student soloists. Matlock also directs the Mambo Combo — the group created by and originally directed by the late Dr. Rick Davies. Davies’ music will be the feature event of the evening, being performed by his professional group, Thugtet. 


Kent, Jackson State Memorial Ceremony Slated for May 5

09:43am EDT, 2 May 2016

PLATTSBURGHT, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association will host the 46th annual memorial honoring Kent and Jackson State students killed during protests in 1970 Thursday, 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 President Richard Nixon’s announcement of the campaign in Cambodia. Four students were killed; nine were wounded. Eleven days later, Jackson, Miss., city and state police opened fire on students at Jackson State College, killing two and wounding 12. 


Annual Days of Remembrance Commemorating the Holocaust May 3

04:26pm EDT, 29 Apr 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh will commemorate the Holocaust during its annual Days of Remembrance Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library.

Dr. Andrew Buckser, dean of the School of Arts and Science, will be featured speaker. Buckser will talk about the rescue of Danish Jews. Senior English major Allison Squires will receive the Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust award for her short story, “Hide.” She will read from her fact-based story, based in part on the story of Anne Frank. 


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


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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