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February 19, 2018

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Works by Poet Wallace Stevens to be Discussed

10:24am EST, 14 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2018) — The Department of English and the literary magazine, “Saranac Review,” will present a reading and lecture on poet Wallace Stevens by adjunct lecturer Richard Aberle Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Champlain Valley Hall Commons.

Aberle, who received the 2011-2012 Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers, and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in 2016, will discuss the works of American Modernist poet Wallace in his Ph.D. dissertation, “Underwriting: The Poetry of Wallace Stevens in the Age of Insurance,” which delves into the role of insurance in shaping the modernist world view reflected in Stevens’ poetry. 


SAT Prep Course Being Held for High School Students

01:25pm EST, 13 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting a four-week course to help high school students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test used for college admission.

The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 9 through May 2. 


Registration Open for Professional Rescuer Non-Credit Lifeguard Training Course

11:08am EST, 13 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh will be offering a non-credit lifeguard training course for the professional rescuer from April 10 to May 1 Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To qualify for certification, students must attend all classes. Successful completion of all components of the course will certify students in lifeguarding/waterfront/first aid and CPR/AED for professional rescuers. Both are two-year certifications.


'Babar the Little Elephant' Comes Alive on the Giltz Stage

03:38pm EST, 12 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 12, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will host a production of “Babar and the Carnival of Animals” Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Part of the Karen Becker and Friends series of concerts, “Barbar” pairs composer Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals” with Francis Poulenc’s classic tale “Babar the Little Elephant.” Becker is joined Dr. Jun Matsuo, adjunct lecturer in music, on piano, Karen Hildebrand, adjunct lecturer in theater, as narrator, and Timothy Morningstar, adjunct lecturer in music, as director.


Game on for Giving Campaign to Benefit Cardinal Athletics

11:36am EST, 9 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh has launched its second-annual Game on for Giving campaign to benefit Cardinal Athletics.

As part of the campaign, Cardinal athletic teams are competing against each other to see which can rally the most donors by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 14. The winning team will take possession of the Cardinal Cup trophy. 


College Council to Meet Feb. 12

11:08am EST, 7 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall, beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to regular reports by President John Ettling, Council Chair Martin Mannix, Student Association President Jessica Falace and committee chairs, the council will hear a presentation by Dr. Michele Carpentier, director of special programs and assistant vice president of student affairs, on the college’s food pantry, which provides nonperishable foodstuffs to students in need. 


Historian to Discuss Fashion of Jane Austen and Her Characters

03:45pm EST, 6 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2018) — Historian and information technology specialist at the University of Vermont Hope Greenberg, discussing “The Art of Fashion: Visualizing Jane Austen and Her Characters,” will be the first presenter in the spring 2018 Visual Artist Series Tuesday Feb. 13 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Room 202, Yokum Lecture Hall.

The Visual Artist Series brings artists from all media to campus each semester to give lectures, workshops, demonstrations and presentations. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kimberly Hall-Stone, 518-564-2179 or email

CPR, First Aid Certification Course Offered at Memorial Hall

11:58am EST, 2 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2018) — An American Red Cross CPR/first aid certification class will be held on Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

The class, which is open to students, faculty, staff and community members, will provide instruction on how to perform life-saving skills and how to respond in emergency situations. 


Two New University Police Officers Graduate from Academy

04:36pm EST, 1 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2018) —SUNY Plattsburgh welcomed two new police officers into its force with the Zone 9 Police Academy graduation held Jan. 26 in City Hall.

Carter Frechette of Plattsburgh and a member of the Class of 2016, and Rachael Youngers of Angola, N.Y., successfully completed the nearly 700 hours of instruction, including penal, criminal procedure, constitutional, vehicle and traffic, and mental health law, physical agility, ethics, fire arms and range training and more. In addition, they completed 160 hours of field training under a certified field training officer, according to University Police Chief Jerry Lottie. 


New International Students Feted at Potluck 'Welcome Home' Dinner

11:57am EST, 31 Jan 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2018) — Nearly 100 international students, faculty and staff turned out for the Global Education Office’s New International Student Potluck Dinner Friday, Jan. 26 in anticipation of the start of the spring 2018 semester.

According to Jackie Vogl, director of the GEO, the potluck gives international students the welcoming sense of “home,” even if home is on the other side of the globe and boast temperatures on the other side of 60 degrees. 


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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