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January 21, 2018

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College Council to Meet Monday, Nov. 13

03:08pm EST, 7 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Nov. 13 in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall, Monday, Nov. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to regular reports by President John Ettling, Council Chair Martin Mannix, Student Association President Vrinda Kumar and committee chairs, the council will act on a resolution recognizing Kumar “for outstanding service as a member of the College Council at SUNY Plattsburgh.” 


Student Production of 'Savage in Limbo' Takes to Black Box Theater

03:00pm EST, 6 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2017) — The College Theatre Association presents “Savage in Limbo,” a tragicomedy directed by student Casey Koziatek, Friday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box, Myers 129.

Originally produced and directed in 1984 by American playwright John Patrick Shanley, “Savage in Limbo” is a story that explores the hopes and dreams of a group of “losers” who seek relief from the disappointments of life in a seedy Bronx bar. 


Cardinal Men Give Head Coach Bob Emery His 600th Career Win

01:51pm EST, 6 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2017) — Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach Bob Emery won his 600th game Nov. 4 in the Stafford Ice Arena when the No. 14-ranked Cardinals beat Morrisville State College 3-0.

It was fitting for Emery’s 600th victory to come on the day in which his first national championship team — 1991-1992 — and Class of 1991 graduate Martin Beliveau were inducted into the SUNY Plattsburgh Athletic Hall of Fame. Emery became just the 12th head men’s ice hockey coach across both NCAA divisions to reach the 600-win plateau. He finished the evening with an overall career record of 600-192-62 for a .739 winning percentage. 


Annual Empty Bowls Dinner Feeds the Hungry, Supports the Needy

02:32pm EDT, 3 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2017) — The annual Empty Bowls Dinner, which benefits the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf, will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Algonquin Dining Hall, Rugar Street, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Dinner, donated by Chartwells, includes soup, bread, beverage and dessert and costs $10 for adults, $8 for students. Soup is served in bowls made and donated by students in Assistant Professor Ali Della Bitta’s ceramics classes at SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as those from children who attend the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh and from the North Country Potters Guild. 


Hawkins Hall to Shine Green in Honor of Veterans Nov. 5-11

02:22pm EDT, 3 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2017) — Green lights will illuminate Hawkins Hall each night Nov. 5-Nov. 11 in recognition of Veterans Day as part of the Greenlight a Vet campaign.

The national campaign encourages individuals, businesses and organizations to change one light “in your home or office to green and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of support and appreciation for our veterans,” according to


Lifeguard Recertification Course Being Held Nov. 19

10:57am EDT, 3 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s recreational sports department is offering a lifeguard/waterfront/CPR-first aid re-certification course Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

Participants must have current certification in lifeguard/waterfront/first aid in order to participate. 


Second SUNY Plattsburgh Fall Open House Scheduled for Nov. 18

08:25am EDT, 1 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2018) — Dozens of prospective students and their families will be on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Saturday, Nov. 18 for an open house designed to showcase what the college has to offer.

The Open House program includes: 


Night of Nations Shines the Light on Cultural Diversity

08:01am EDT, 1 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2017) — Some 130 students representing countries from around the world will perform Saturday, Nov. 11 at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Night of Nations.

Carrying the theme “Wonderland: Open the Door to the World,” this large-scale event celebrates cultural diversity and showcases a variety of talent among SUNY Plattsburgh students who wish to share their international background. 


College Takes Action in Case of Alleged Hazing

07:41am EDT, 1 Nov 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling wrote a follow-up note to students, faculty and staff on Monday, Oct. 30 regarding the case of alleged hazing that was reported to University Police in late September.

Below is the note and a campus media release on the matter. 


History Professor to Look at Anti-Immigration Waves in U.S. Past

02:14pm EDT, 31 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2017) — Anti-immigration, or nativism, in the United States will be explored in a lecture, “Nativism in the Northeast: A Historic Look,” Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Dr. Mark Richard, professor of history, will discuss the roots of some prejudices that are finding expression in contemporary society. He’ll also look at the 1926 Thanksgiving Day cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan in Plattsburgh, which exemplified the nativism of the 1920s. 


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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