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September 23, 2017

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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. 


AmeriCorps VISTA Grant to Help Bring Program to North Country

02:38pm EDT, 16 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 16, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh, through North Country Thrive, has received a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA grant to help bring the program to the region.

North Country Thrive, a cradle-to-career initiative aimed at supporting the community and improving outcomes in education, will act as lead agency for the grant, which will help bring AmeriCorp VISTA volunteers to campus and other entities named in the grant. They include Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., City of Plattsburgh’s Office of Community Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton and Franklin counties, and Adirondack P-TECH at Peru Central School. 


Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament Set for July 26

11:40am EDT, 15 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 15, 2017) — The 13th annual Mark Rabin Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics, will be held Wednesday, July 26 at Harmony Golf Club and Community, 95 North St., Port Kent.

The four-person scramble tournament will have morning and afternoon flights, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start — golfers should arrive by 7:30 a.m. — and a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with participants arriving by 11:30 a.m. for a buffet lunch. 


Public Radio Project Features Student Voices,Views

03:09pm EDT, 12 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) — A special multimedia project featuring insightful voices from the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, with participants discussing their identities, what it’s like to live in the North Country and more, is being made available for listening online.

"A Mosaic of Voices," produced by Canton, N.Y.-based North Country Public Radio, was inspired by the national StoryCorps radio program heard on National Public Radio stations. The Plattsburgh recordings were made during the college's Diversity Week in February. NCPR set up a storytelling booth called “The Brave Space.” People were offered a quiet place to record intimate conversations with a friend, colleague, or stranger. 


'Nightingale's Song,' 'Evening of the Arts' Take the Giltz Stage June 2

11:11am EDT, 11 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 11, 2017) — The Adirondack Dance Company will present “The Nightingale’s Song,” and “An Evening of the Arts” Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

In its 11th year of major production, the company will perform a program based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, “The Nightingale,” about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. The ballet celebrates cultural diversity in elements that incorporate Chinese dance. 


Autism Spectrum Disorders Center Spring Conference Looks at Skills for Adult Life

02:40pm EDT, 10 May 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 10, 2017) — The North Country Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders will host its spring conference, “Programming for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism: Targeting Skills for Adult Life in the Community,” Friday, June 9 at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh, with registration starting at 8 a.m.

The half-day presentation will provide an overview of effective transition planning for any age across multiple life situations — work, safety, social competence, leisure, sexuality, behavior and quality of life, to name a few — and the impact of applied behavior analysis in achieving increasingly more significant and positive outcomes.


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090