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Applied Learning Grants Enable Field Experiences

Photo of  Bryn DaleyKeyser Three students have received Applied Learning Grants, special assistance that is helping support spring 2016 field experiences. Read more.

InternShop Connects Students to Career-Oriented Opportunities

Photo of Colbie Mason '12 A new database that matches students with paid internships will make it easier for SUNY Plattsburgh students to find opportunities to gain experience in their chosen career field. Read more.

Growing Nutrition Program Focused on Future

Photo of nutrition students As the popularity of healthy eating and fitness continues to rise nationwide, a top-ranked academic program at SUNY Plattsburgh is attracting students and attention to match. Read more.

“Best College Value” 2016 Ranking Adds to National Recognitions

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has once again named SUNY Plattsburgh to its list of the nation’s best value colleges among public institutions, adding to the list of recent national recognitions. Read more.

Accounting Majors Enjoy Success After Graduation

Photo of graduating accounting majors When it comes to connecting classroom success to career opportunities, SUNY Plattburgh’s accounting program puts up some strong numbers. In the past five years alone, 71 SUNY Plattsburgh accounting students received job offers before they graduated. Read more.

Biology Program Prepares Students for Success in Health Professions

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh Krista Morales ‘10 practicing ventilating a patient as part of her training at Albany Medical College Students interested in the health professions for medical, dental and veterinary schools, among other graduate programs, find success through the preparation of SUNY Plattsburgh’s biology program. Read more.

College Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World Report, Other Pubs

SUNY Plattsburgh has been ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth straight year. Read more.

New Computer Security Major Meets Needs of Changing World

Photo of Dr. Jan Plaza, associate professor and chair of the Computer Science program There is a growing demand for specialization in computer security. As a result, SUNY Plattsburgh is offering one of the only computer security majors among the SUNY comprehensive schools. Read more.

‘Gasland’  Writer/Director Josh Fox Brings Grassroots Tour to SUNY Plattsburgh

Photo of Josh Fox The filmmaker who brought the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning “Gasland” films to the screen brought his newest effort, “The Solutions Grassroots Tour: A Solar Home Companion,” to SUNY Plattsburgh. Part variety show, part renewable energy how-to, Fox lightly parodied Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” through music, stories, film sequences and Americana. He even played the banjo. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Teams Up With Local School Districts to Build Leaders

Photo of students The notion of a solitary Superman or Superwoman leading a school doesn’t hold water any more, according to SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Dean Stephen Danna. Read more.

Expedition Journal:  Students Explore, Bring CPR to Southeast Asia

Expeditionary studies majors Garret Cooper and Matt Smith’s 750-mile canoe paddle along the Srepok and Mekong rivers in Vietnam and Cambodia has become more than their required senior expedition. Read more.

Wall Art in Commons Makes Campus Plan Common Ground

SUNY Plattsburgh has a plan. And now, evidence of that plan has taken over a wall of Flynt Commons, otherwise known to alumni as the Blue Room. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Named a Top 100 Best Value in Public Higher Education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Plattsburgh to its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2014. Read more.

The Humans of SUNY Plattsburgh: Guerrilla Art and the Teaching of Portraiture

Students dressed in black slipped through the shadows on campus, carrying duct tape and large rolls of paper. Their mission: guerrilla art, the secret posting of larger-than-life-sized portraits in the outdoor corridor between Angell College Center and Feinberg Library. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh, Other Nonprofits Help Young Scientists Look to the Future

Picture of students building towers during Space Day In an old lakeside garage at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, local middle school students wear NASA badges. Thirty-five of them huddle around tables in teams of four or five. They test strategies, bounce ideas, fight the clock and periodically start over.. Read more.

School Makes Military-Friendly List

Photo of R.O.T.C. student in military studies class SUNY Plattsburgh has been named to this year’s “2014 Military Friendly Schools” list. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Named Hub for Teaching Initiative

Select from 50 to 60 of the best science, technology, engineering and math teachers in the North Country. Bring them to SUNY Plattsburgh. Then, pay them, help them to become even better at what they do and have them mentor new teachers. Read more.

Miner Institute, Environmental Science Celebrate 40-Year Collaboration

Aerial photo of Miner Institute As an environmental science major, Joe Thouin ’04 had what you might call a Miner obsession. Read more.

Managing Your Job Search: Tips from the Career Development Center

Photo of newspaper classifieds Today’s tight job market calls for a new approach. Now, more than ever, prospective employees have to be savvy in building skills and reputation.. Read more.

Photo of Campus Civility groupClass Uses Campus Civility Initiative to Study Issue Among Students

A campaign at SUNY Plattsburgh to foster civility among faculty and staff spurred a communication professor to ask her students: Just how civil are they? Read more.

Photo of International students celebrating Night of Nations on stage in the E Glenn Giltz Auditorium.SUNY Plattsburgh, 'A World-Class Institution'

SUNY Plattsburgh has topped the charts for a second year in a row when it comes to international students’ overall satisfaction, according to the Fall 2011 International Student Barometer. Read more.

Donor Funds Bluegrass for Next Generation

Photo of Brian Smith, part of the team heading up bluegrass efforts at the college's WARP radio station Sixty youth and adults will travel across the globe this year — from sub-Saharan Africa all the way to SUNY Plattsburgh — for short-term study through the new Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa. Read more.

Preparing for Year-Round Adventure

Photo of Expeditionary studies senior Keith Madia standing on a peak in Utah Sixty youth and adults will travel across the globe this year — from sub-Saharan Africa all the way to SUNY Plattsburgh — for short-term study through the new Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa. Read more.

Youth Leadership Program to Bring 60 to Plattsburgh from Sub-Saharan Africa

Photo of Dr. Jean Ouédraogo and Marguerite Adelman Sixty youth and adults will travel across the globe this year — from sub-Saharan Africa all the way to SUNY Plattsburgh — for short-term study through the new Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa. Read more.

New $14 Million Building to Enhance Computer Science, Business Offerings

Photo of architectural rendering of the new building Structure to feature case classroom, lab with stock-market ticker, reconfigurable spaces and more. Read more.

Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major Completes Internship at Famous Spa

Photo of Sarah PopeSarah Pope spent her summer a long way from her home in Long Island, doing an internship at The Oaks at Ojai in California. Read more.

New Study Option Combines Environmental Science, Leadership

Photo of Casey Binggeli The Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Science study option provides training in leadership/business skills, as well as in-depth science coursework, so that graduates may pursue more advanced careers in environmental agencies or private industry. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Students Awarded for Plant-Related Studies

Photo of Sasha Dow-KitsonIThis year, three SUNY Plattsburgh students were among only 25 students in the United States and Canada to receive the society’s Young Botanist Award.  Seniors Sasha Dow-Kitson of Trinidad and Tobago, Lilly Schelling of East Schodack and Alex Scharf of Malone were given the honor in recognition of plant-related studies and high academic standing. Read more.

Spring Break Trip Provides Lessons on Political Ecology, Conservation

Photo of waterfall in Costa RicaThis spring break found one SUNY Plattsburgh class still in session – in Costa Rica.. Read more.

International Students Rank SUNY Plattsburgh #1

Photo of international student smilingThey were two simple words, but for Dr. Kathleen Fowler ’96 those words – “don’t quit” – are still making a difference. Read more.

Students Volunteer at Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh student and some childrenFor 17 years, SUNY Plattsburgh has offered the Alternative Break program as an opportunity for students to participate in community service through extended volunteer experiences. Projects over the years have included working with children, building homes and working with the homeless. Read more.

Program Helps International Students Make Lasting Bonds

Photo of Nishank Bhalla, family and friendsWhen he came to Plattsburgh, Nishank Bhalla ’10 found more than a “home away from home.” Read more.

Cardinal Points Receives Perfect All-American Ranking

Photo of Cardinal Points officeCardinal Points, SUNY Plattsburgh’s independent, student-run newspaper, was named an All-American recipient for the fall 2010 semester, receiving for the first time five marks of distinction — a perfect ranking. Read more.

Computer Science Department Marks its 40th Year

1975 photo of SUNY Plattsburgh student using an IBM 1660 punch card computerAlthough it’s associated with modern technology, SUNY Plattsburgh’s computer science department has a history that’s older than some alumni. Read more.

PR, Journalism Students Go Into Crisis Mode

Photo of PR Journalism studentEmergency drill introduces students in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Principles of Public Relations class to the rigors of crisis management. Read more.

Literary Journal Showcases Students’ Exceptional Work

Detail from cover of Zplatt magazineSUNY Plattsburgh’s literary journal, Zplatt, offers students a chance to learn first-hand what it takes to get published. Read more.

Short-Term Study Abroad Opens SUNY Plattsburgh Students’ Eyes

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh students standing in fron of ruins in NicaraguaAs a student in “Political Economy of Sustainable Development” class, Lisa Zimmerman had been introduced to some of the issues facing Nicaragua. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Club ‘Pumpkin-Chucks’ Its Way to Glory

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh stduents building a working trebuchetA group of SUNY Plattsburgh students placed third in a contest of ingenuity, engineering … and pumpkin smashing. Read more.

Cardinal Points

Photo of Cardinal Points staffSUNY Plattsburgh’s student newspaper earns spot in associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. Read more.

David H. Levy Observatory: Educational Tool for Students and Scientists

Photo telescoptTo one renowned astronomer, a longtime SUNY Plattsburgh treasure shines because of its darkness. Read more.


Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh art studentAARP Tax-Aide Internship program prepares SUNY Plattsburgh students. Read more.


Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh art studentStudent/faculty research indicates way to prevent cigarette litter. Read more.

Art Program

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh art studentCeramic students' art helps feed the hungry. Read more.

Teacher Education

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh student working in classroomPrograms earn national accreditation. Read more.

Theater Program

Photo of students learning to kayak during the Odyssey programSUNY Plattsburgh students direct production of Ionesco play. Read more.

Hawkins Hall Science Lab Ground-Breaking

Photo of students learning to kayak during the Odyssey programWork begins on new state-of-the-art science building that will provide students with a facility comparable to what they will find in a career in the science. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Athletics Celebrates Strong Winter Sports Season

Photo of the women's hockey team This winter, five SUNY Plattsburgh teams made it to their conference playoffs and three went even farther. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Launches New M.S. in Natural Science

Photo of student studying plant life Enhanced by access to the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain, SUNY Plattsburgh is pleased to announce a new graduate degree program. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Students Trek To Nepal

Photo of students in Nepal A call to adventure from Dr. Larry Soroka brought 21 SUNY Plattsburgh students from a variety of academic disciplines to the other side of the world. Read more.

ESPN Sportswriters Visit SUNY Plattsburgh Campus

Photo of panel Write, write and write some more. This was advice given to future sportswriters by John Scher, senior baseball editor for ESPN The Magazine, and Buster Olney, senior baseball writer for ESPN The Magazine and contributor to "Sports Center" and "Baseball Tonight." The two spoke at a forum hosted by fellow ESPN sportswriter Luke Cyphers, an adjunct journalism lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more.

New Ecology Major Offers Students a Field of Study Right Outside Their Door

Photo of students working in the field with Dr. Kenneth Adams The College has become the first in SUNY to offer an undergraduate major in ecology. SUNY Plattsburgh students will have the opportunity to study and research forest, lake, river and wetlands ecology in areas that are literally on their doorstep. Read more.

School of Business Offers New Major in Global Supply Chain Management

Photo of Dr. Kwangseek Choe teaching class When the great industrialist Henry Ford discovered assembly-line proficiency, others like him quickly followed suit, and American industry was revolutionized by increased efficiency and decreased cost. Today, manufacturing facilities may be half the world away from the assembly plants. Read more.


Who Says Women Don't Do Science?

Jenny Winch and Jaime Potter are both working on a research project with Dr. Mary Roden-Tice, studying the uplift history of the Adirondacks and New England, and learning a lot about themselves in the process. Their hard work has earned them an invitation to study the (U-Th)/He method of dating geological specimens at Yale this summer. Read more.

Theatre Department Explores the Dark Side of Morality in "An Inspector Calls"

Written by J.B. Priestly (1894-1984) during the final years of the Second World War, "An Inspector Calls" is a brilliantly compelling and haunting thriller. Plattsburgh State professor, and director, Dr. John Shout describes the play as "a kind of thriller, but of a particularly disturbing sort." Read more.




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