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'Arabian Nights' Features Dance, Arabic Food and More

04:14pm EDT, 12 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2017) — Club Al-Arabiyya will host “Arabian Nights,” a cultural event highlighting Arab culture and traditions, Thursday, Oct. 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Angell College Center Warren Ballrooms.

There will be professional belly dancers, dabkhe dancers, and dancers performing a traditional dance known as dervish, as well as performances by Dance Corp and Hoop Troop, two SUNY Plattsburgh dance groups. Ethnic Arabic food will be served.


SUNY Plattsburgh Shines a Light on Domestic Violence

09:56am EDT, 12 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh will participate in the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign the week of Oct. 16 by illuminating Hawkins Hall in purple, the color of domestic violence awareness, and offering a series of events specific to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“Shine the Light” is part of a statewide campaign that promotes the use of purple to start a conversation about domestic violence and support for victims and survivors. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign, which is organized annually by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. To honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the State University of New York, the historic SUNY Plaza building on Broadway in downtown Albany will be lit with purple lights for the remainder of the month. 


Novelist Sophfronia Scott to Read from Latest Book

01:53pm EDT, 10 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2017) — The English department will host a reading by novelist Sophfronia Scott Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Champlain Valley Hall Commons.

Scott will read from her newest novel, “Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons,” a story based in Harlem during the 1940s. 


Historic Preservation Movement, Confederate Monuments Topic of 'Race and Reaction' Lecture

01:23pm EDT, 10 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh history professor, Dr. James Lindgren, will present “Race and Reaction in Virginia’s Post-Civil War Monuments,” an examination of Virginia’s historic preservation movement and erection of Confederate monuments post-Civil War, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Krinowitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

For more information, contact Dr. James Lindgren, history professor, at 518-564-5219 or email

Forum Discusses Past and Present Equality Issues

02:29pm EDT, 5 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2017) — The women’s suffrage movement will be discussed in the next Gender and Women’s Studies Forum Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

“The Rest of the Story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement” will look at women’s suffrage, where it began and where it’s heading. Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, founding director of the Matlida Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, N.Y., is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and performance interpreter of women’s rights history. The informal storytelling format will be followed by a discussion with the audience. 


Saranac Review Celebrates 13th Issue with Launch Party

01:46pm EDT, 5 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2017) — The English department will host a launch party for the 13th annual edition of the department’s literary publication, Saranac Review, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts.

The party will celebrate the new edition with refreshments and a performance by musical guest, Famous Letter Writer. 


Painter, Columbia University Professor is Next Visual Artist Series Speaker

10:36am EDT, 4 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2017) — The next installment of the Fall 2017 Visual Artist Series will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in Room 202, Yokum Lecture Hall, and feature painter Gregory Amenoff.

The New York City and Ulster County, N.Y., artist is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation. 


Latinx Heritage Month Celebrated with Oct. 5 Performance

02:59pm EDT, 3 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Student Support Services will present “Latinx Heritage Month: An Evening of Spoken Word and Storytelling Focused on Afrolatinidad,” Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge.

The event will feature writer and journalist Amanda Alcantara, who will deliver a brief keynote address regarding Afrolatinidad, followed by a spoken word performance inspired by her own experiences as an Afro-Latina. 


Next Three Science Talks on Tap at 30 City Hall Place

02:34pm EDT, 3 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Oct. 3, 2017) — Science@30City will host three more public science talks featuring SUNY Plattsburgh faculty.

Sessions are held at 30 City Hall Place, are free and open to the public and run the gamut of topics. Most sessions are held on the first and third Monday of the month. All begin at 5:30 p.m. The next three sessions this semester are: 


Veterans' Benefits, Career Options Discussed at Nov. 17 Conference

01:42pm EDT, 3 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2017) — The Adirondack-North Country Veterans’ Initiative, a conference on veterans’ benefits and rights, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury in the Regional Higher Education Office.

Conference topics include career pathways, veterans’ benefits and life after service. Students will talk about their student-veteran experiences during a panel discussion. 


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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