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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

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. 


North Country Climate Conference Focuses on Responses to Climate Change

12:31pm EDT, 8 Jun 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 8, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, in partnership with Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., will host its second annual North Country Climate Conference Friday, June 17, at the SUNY Adirondack Campus in Queensbury, N.Y.

The conference will engage citizens from the New York and Vermont regions in pursuing solutions for climate disruption. The conference focus will be on inspiration, common ground and action. 


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. 


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