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SUNY Plattsburgh Recognized for Meeting Generation Study Abroad Goals

12:02pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh was one of 12 campuses nationwide to be recognized by the Institute of International Education for already exceeding a 2020 goal to increase the number and diversity of American college students who study abroad.

The IIE launched its Generation Study Abroad initiative two years ago to boost study abroad participation with more than 700 college and universities signing on. SUNY Plattsburgh among the first to meet or exceed the goals, four years ahead of schedule. 


Theater Department Presents 'The Tempest' as its Fall Production

12:01pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater present Shakespeare’s tale of discovery, “The Tempest,” on the Hartman Theatre stage Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 6 with 7:30 p.m. curtains Thursday-Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Thought to be one of the last plays the Bard wrote alone, the story, set on a remote island, tells the tale of socerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, who plots to restore his daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place using illusion and manipulation. Conjuring up the “tempest,” he is able to lure his brother, Antonio, and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. 


Fall Cron Lecture Looks at Great Awakenings Then and Now

09:55am EDT, 25 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2016) — An expert in American religious history will discuss the theologies of the Great Awakenings of the 18th and 19th centuries and how they shaped today’s “Christian America” as part of the Fall Cron Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, 91 Broad St., Plattsburgh.

Robert Harsh, retired counselor and adjunct lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh, will speak to “A Christian America: Back When, Then, and Now,” examining the theological and social differences that America has gone through as the result of the religious revivals known as the First and Second Great Awakenings, which in the early 18th and late 19th centuries caused a sharp interest in religion and formation of new movements and denominations. Those changes helped bring about a Christian America and today’s preoccupations with the Religious Right, and what might now be termed the Third Great Awakening. 


Teach-In, Black Poetry Day at SUNY Plattsburgh Oct. 26 and 27

05:35pm EDT, 20 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff will host a Teach-In and day of dialogue on social justice and diversity Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in venues across campus.

Faculty and staff will make presentations and lead discussions on a number of these topics in half-hour sessions in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall, and in rooms 205 and 206 of Yokum Lecture Hall. Some sessions will be offered at the same time, so students, faculty and staff can move between rooms and sessions of interest and are encouraged to actively participate in discussions and activities. 


Portraits of Distinguished Teaching, Service Professors Elwess, Heroux to be Unveiled

03:24pm EDT, 20 Oct 2016


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2016) — The portraits of SUNY Plattsburgh’s newest Distinguished Professorship award recipients will be unveiled at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Feinberg Library.

The likenesses of Dr. Nancy Elwess, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in biological sciences, and Dr. Lise Heroux, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in marketing and entrepreneurship, will join those of the 37 other professors and librarians who have been named to the distinguished ranks since the awards were created by SUNY in 1985. 


Friday Gallery Concert to Showcase Student Musical Talent

12:04pm EDT, 20 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Fall Friday Gallery Concert Oct. 28 will feature student musicians performing at 1 p.m. in Myers Fine Arts Gallery.

Students Drew Caico and Sean Houlahan on guitar, Rachel Hurtt and Ryan Mahony on piano and Trevor White on clarinet will accompany vocalist Ricardo Burgos Melendez. 


Thoreau Piano Trio Take the E. Glenn Giltz Stage for Concert Oct..22

04:57pm EDT, 18 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2016) — The Thoreau Piano Trio — violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal, and pianist Paul Jacobs — will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The trio will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and a world premiere, “Departing Landscapes,” by SUNY Plattsburgh music associate professor, Dr. Bill Pfaff. 


Mural 'Harvest' to be Unveiled Oct. 22 Downtown

04:48pm EDT, 18 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2016) — Outside Art: Plattsburgh Public Art Project and the North Country Co-Op will host Harvest Party in the Alley, an unveiling of the newest downtown mural, “Harvest,” Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the alley behind Irises on City Hall Place and the co-op on Bridge Street.

According to Julia Devine, coordinator of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Public Service, the mural is an agriculturally inspired work by local artist and Dominica native Gharan Burton and will enhance the area, which is slated to be an outdoor café. 


Strand Brown Bag Concert Features SUNY Plattsburgh Student Musicians

03:10pm EDT, 14 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music and the Strand Center for the Arts present a fall brown bag concert Friday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Strand Center, 23 Brinkerhoff St.

SUNY Plattsburgh students Drew Caico and Sean Houlahan on guitar, Rachel Hurtt and Ryan Mahony on piano and Trevor White on clarinet will perform. Bring a lunch. The concert is free and open to the public. 

University Police, Officers Honored for Stop DWI Efforts

11:49am EDT, 14 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2016)— University Police and two officers were recognized for their commitment to the Clinton County STOP DWI program at the annual Clinton County Traffic Safety Program award luncheon Sept. 23 at the Barracks Golf Course.

“Each year, the Clinton County Traffic Safety Program, which includes STOP DWI, hosts a luncheon to recognize local police officers for their efforts in DWI apprehensions and traffic safety efforts,” said Jerry Lottie, chief of University Police. 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090