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April 26, 2018

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Annual Holocaust Days of Remembrance Looks to 'Clarify the Record'

02:32pm EDT, 9 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 9, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, Days of Remembrance, will be Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery, Feinberg Library.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Clarifying the Record.” SUNY Distinguished Librarian Emerita Cerise Oberman, Associate Professor of History Richard Schaefer and Jewish Studies Program Director Jonathan Slater will speak, focusing on correcting an almost 30-year error on display in the gallery. 


'Good Kids' Takes Frank Look at Teens, Sexuality, Abuse and Society

03:07pm EDT, 6 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 6, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will host “Good Kids,” a play by Naomi Iizuka, April 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts building.

“Good Kids” shows what happens when a sexual encounter goes wrong and its public fallout. Social media plays a part in this play about abuse, survivors and bystanders all while questioning who is telling the truth. The play is directed by Dr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty, associate professor of theater. 


Club Al-Arabiyya Presents 'Arabian Nights' April 11

02:52pm EDT, 6 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 6, 2018) —SUNY Plattsburgh’s Club Al-Arabiyya will host “Arabian Nights” Wednesday, April 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Angell College Center Ballrooms.

This event highlights many facets of Arabian culture’s rich history and traditions. The celebration features entertainment, including belly dancing, a professional dance group from Montreal and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hoop Troop performing numerous Arabian cultural dances. 


BFA Art Exhibition Opening Reception April 7

12:00pm EDT, 6 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 6, 2018) — The Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibit, showcasing student art works, begins with an opening reception Saturday, April 7 in the Myers Fine Arts Building lobby and Burke galleries from 3 to 6 p.m.

Artist talks will be held Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre, Myers. 


Group to Help Create Bias Response, Referral Process

08:55am EDT, 6 Apr 2018

Campus Community,

I am pleased to share with you the names of committee members who will help us draft approaches for a unified campus bias response-and-referral process. Such an approach has been used successfully at some colleges. 


Chris Taylor '11 Named Head Men's Soccer Coach

01:06pm EDT, 5 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 5, 2018) – Chris Taylor has been named the 12th head coach in the 67-year history of the Plattsburgh State men's soccer program, as announced Wednesday by director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation Mike Howard.

Taylor, a 2011 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and an assistant coach for the Cardinals during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, most recently served as the head men's soccer coach at Clarkson University for four years. 


Astronomer David Levy Returns to Campus for Talk on 'Poets and Astronomers'

03:34pm EDT, 3 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 3, 2018) — Former science editor for Parade Magazines, Dr. David Levy, will discuss “The Starlight Night: Poets and Astronomers Read the Sky,” an exploration of the arts and stars April 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 106, Hudson Hall.

Levy, a Canadian astronomer who co-discovered the Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1993, will discuss authors such as Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift and others, as he connects poetry and astronomy.  


Protestant Campus Ministry to Sponsor 'The Heretic' Documentary April 9

03:04pm EDT, 3 Apr 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 3, 2018) — The Protestant Campus Ministry will host a special showing of “The Heretic,” a documentary about one-time megachurch pastor, Rob Bell, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St.

The film tells the story of the man who, at one time, was pastor of the fastest-growing church in America, the megachurch Mars Hill in Michigan. Once called “the next Billy Graham,” Bell’s life changed when he began challenging the existence of hell, suggesting that heaven might be “open to all.” 


Social Justice Task Force Set

04:39pm EDT, 2 Apr 2018

Campus Community,

I want to update you on the Social Justice Task Force, a key group we've formed to advance our work on campus. 


Immigration, White Nationalism Topics of 'Critical Issues' Forums

03:20pm EDT, 30 Mar 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y (March 30, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh history department will sponsor two “Critical Issues” forums that focus on immigration and white nationalism in Europe and the United States on April 3 and again on April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

The first forum will feature Dr. Elizabeth Onasch, assistant professor in sociology, who will discuss nationalism, racism and the rise of the far right in Europe. 


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Contact Information

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
E-mail: [email protected]