News and Press Releases
Youth Cross Country Camp Being Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 7-11
08:55am EDT, 20 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 20, 2017) — A cross country camp will be held for students grades 7-12 Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Field.
SUNY Plattsburgh Cross Country Head Coach Andrew Krug will work with campers on running, technique, nutrition, recovering, stretching and more. Cost is $120 per camper.
Grant Awarded for Jewish Studies Faculty Gathering this Fall
11:47am EDT, 15 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 15, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Jewish studies program has been awarded an American Academy of Jewish Research grant that will fund a retreat for faculty to discuss challenges they face in a Jewish studies program.
According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the Jewish studies program, Jewish studies faculty from SUNY Plattsburgh, McGill University, Concordia University and Universite de Montreal will participate in “Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies in the 21st Century: Examining Best Practices in Curricular Design” Oct. 18-19 at Valcour Inn and Conference Center.
SUNY Plattsburgh Earns 'Big Read' Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
09:59am EDT, 8 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 8, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh is one of only 75 organizations and institutions nationwide to have been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant.
The NEA Big Read initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, is a national effort that offers grants to support organizations in developing community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation through diverse audiences. The Center for Community Engagement secured the $13,500 grant for the North Country’s Big Read participation.
Vogl Joins Council of International Schools Board of Trustees
11:32am EDT, 5 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 5, 2017) — Jackie Vogl, associate vice president for global education, was named to the board of trustees of the Council for International Schools.
The Council of International Schools community includes 726 schools and 552 colleges and universities representing 112 countries. The council helps connect students and teachers to member international schools worldwide to provide international educational opportunities.
Upward Bound Receives Federal Funding Through 2022
04:17pm EDT, 1 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 1, 2017) —Upward Bound at SUNY Plattsburgh, the federal program that has been helping local high school students through high school and beyond since 1966, was funded for the next five years.
The program, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson as part of his War on Poverty, received a total of $901,971 through 2022.
Gospel Choir to Perform with Renowned Violist at Lincoln Center
11:46am EDT, 1 Jun 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 1, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir, under the leadership of Dr. Dexter Criss, will perform as part of violist Daisy Jopling’s “Awakening Show” Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York City.
According to Criss, the choir will perform background vocals throughout the concert as well as a song he penned, “Into the House.”
Youth Ambassadors Program Seeks Host Families
03:15pm EDT, 22 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) — The Center for the Study of Canada is looking for local families to host Canadian students and their teachers, who will be on campus July 19-31 participating in the annual Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada.
The center, in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and Fulbright Canada, will host 16 students and two adult educators for an intensive three-week educational experience designed to promote a better understanding of civic participation, youth leadership, community service and social inclusion.
Free Healthy Living Workshop Being Offered Through Health Care Network
01:58pm EDT, 22 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) — The Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network will host a free “Living Healthy” workshop 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays from June 15 through July 20 at the United Way building, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.
The workshop will address issues for people 18 and over who have ongoing health issues with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anxiety and others. Medicaid beneficiaries who complete the workshop will receive a $30 gift card.
Residence Hall Rummage Sale Nets $2,200 for Food Shelf
10:03am EDT, 22 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) — The Center for Student Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, and College Auxiliary Services raised $2,200 for the Interfaith Food Shelf and delivered six boxes — 200 pounds — of nonperishable food during their annual Residence Hall Rummage Sale May 16.
The sale, in its sixth year, featured mounds of clothing, appliances, school supplies and other household items left behind by students at the end of the semester. Instead of tossing it all into Dumpsters, staff from the center and Residence Life decided to host the sale to benefit the food shelf while at the same time keeping tons of usable items from the landfill.
Registration Open for Girls Basketball Camp
01:45pm EDT, 18 May 2017
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 18, 2017) — The Girls Cardinal Hoop Camp will be held July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in Memorial Hall gymnasium.
The basketball camp for girls 8-17 will include fundamental skill development, games and contests supervised by college coaching staff and players.
If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:
Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
Phone: (518) 564-2090