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September 20, 2017

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'Visual Sway' Exhibition Explores Intersection of Art and Politics

03:51pm EDT, 19 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum and guest curator Dr. Jason Miller will present “Visual Sway: Political Art from the Collection” Sept. 18 to Nov. 3, with a public reception Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Myers Fine Art Building.

This exhibition from the museum’s collection explores intersections of art and politics and the multiple dimensions of “visual sway” in art. The artwork encompasses portraiture, commemorative images, overt propaganda posters, government sponsored projects and apolitical visual content produced by politicized artists. 


Java and Justice Series Opens with Discussion on Immigration and 'Culture of Fear'

02:49pm EDT, 19 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) — The first of the Java and Justice discussion series will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., where the topic will be: “Immigrants, Refugees and the Culture of Fear.”

Dr. Robert Harsh, Educational Opportunity Program counselor emeritus, will lead the discussion. Harsh has studied American civilization and religious history at Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, and has served as associate editor of Christianity and Crisis magazine. 


Feature Film 'Pride' to be Shown in Support of Plattsburgh Pride March

02:32pm EDT, 18 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2017) — There will be a public showing of the film, “Pride,” Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Yokum 200.

The film, about gay activists in the U.K. working to help miners during their lengthy strike in the summer of 1984, is sponsored by the Plattsburgh chapter, United University Professions, in support of the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance’s Pride events and march being held Saturday, Sept. 30. 


'Coffee with a Cop' Encourages Strong Campus Community Relations

04:02pm EDT, 15 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff were treated to coffee and conversation with University Police as part of an outreach program called “Coffee with a Cop” Sept. 5 in Amite Plaza.

Chief Jerry Lottie said the intent of the morning coffee break was “to give our campus community an opportunity to meet and have conversations with University Police in a conducive environment.”


'Walk to Remember' Raises Alzheimer's Awareness

12:18pm EDT, 13 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2017) — The Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at Sibley Hall with activities and registration beginning at noon and the walk beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The annual walk and activities are designed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia. Proceeds benefit the Third Age Adult Day centers. For more information, contact Lee Vera at 518-564-3371 or email

Graduate, Professional School Fair Valuable to All Class Levels

09:45am EDT, 13 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Sept. 13, 2017) — The Career Development Center is hosting a graduate and professional school fair Monday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Angell College Center ballroom.

Nearly 50 schools are on tap to discuss their programs. Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend, said Sally Urban, senior career counselor in the Career Development Center. 


ShineOn! Program Earns National Civic Engagement Award

03:24pm EDT, 11 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh was chosen as one of five colleges and universities nationwide to receive a 2017 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

The college’s Center for Community Engagement and its coordinator, Julia Devine, submitted the application on behalf of the ShineOn! program, created by Colleen Lemza, associate professor of public relations, who wanted to shine a light on pre-adolescent girls’ issues of self-esteem and self-worth. 


Ethics Institute Turns 'Constitution Day' into Four-Day Observation

04:21pm EDT, 8 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute for Ethics in Public Life, in conjunction with the Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Political Science, will host four days of events around the nation’s annual Constitution Day beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.

Since its inception in 2004, Constitution Day has been a mandated teaching day for educational institutions receiving federal funds. In the past, the Ethics Institute has hosted discussions during its regular Wednesday colloquy closest to the date. 


Western New York Native Sworn in as University Police Officer

01:23pm EDT, 8 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2017) — University Police Officer Rachel Youngers was sworn into service by President John Ettling Aug. 28 in the President’s Office with Chief Jerry Lottie, Assistant Chief Patrick Keleher and Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman in attendance.

Youngers was born in Angola, N.Y., and graduated from SUNY Canton with a bachelor’s degree in criminal investigations. She finished the first phase of the police academy at the David Sullivan Academy, St. Lawrence County. She will go through the second phase at the Zone Nine Training Academy in Plattsburgh. 

SUNY Plattsburgh Women's Soccer Hosts Charity Match

03:09pm EDT, 7 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh women’s soccer team will host a charity match against Skidmore College Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the field house.

The event is dedicated to raising awareness for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, a condition in which reduced blood volume returns to the heart once standing up from a lying down position. A SUNY Plattsburgh player suffers from this syndrome. 


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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