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Campus Moves Into Further Conversations

12:19pm EST, 17 Feb 2018

A note from President John Ettling

Campus Community,


Admissions Plans New York City, Long Island Welcome to Prospective Students

07:15am EST, 16 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2018) — The Office of Admissions will be sponsoring welcome events for prospective students and their families in New York City at the SUNY Welcome Center and, for the first time, on Long Island.

Individual appointments and group presentations will be held beginning Feb. 19 and be held through the beginning of April in both regions. 


Annual Mehan Bone Marrow Drive Being Held Feb. 23

07:09am EST, 16 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals baseball team will once again host the “Brian Mehan Be the Match Bone Marrow Swab Drive” Friday, Feb. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room.

This year’s drive is the team’s seventh, in honor of former teammate Briah Mehan, who succumbed to cancer in 2008. 


Actions Taken Following On-Campus Forum

11:39pm EST, 15 Feb 2018

A note from President John Ettling:

I am writing to let you know of actions we are taking in the wake of tonight's (Feb. 15) forum where we discussed the racist image recently shared on social media. 


'Language Hacker' Talks About Importance of Learning New Languages

11:03pm EST, 15 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2018) — An expert in rapid-language learning will discuss transforming opportunities by learning new languages Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 106, Hudson Hall.

Benny Lewis, a self-described "technomad language hacker," has traveled the world immersing himself in local cultures and learning local languages. Originally from Ireland, Lewis completed a degree in electronic engineering at age 21 and spoke only English. Now, he speaks seven languages fluently, is conversant in four more and has dabbled in dozens more. 


Update on Offensive Social Media Image

03:28pm EST, 15 Feb 2018

College officials learned Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14 of an offensive photo found circulating on social media. The image was of a Snapchat post and included a racist message.

Upon learning of the incident, campus officials promptly investigated and identified the source. The initial post on Snapchat was several weeks ago. A subsequent screenshot of the image was taken from that original post, resurfaced, and was shared. 


Sophomore Jump Up Aims to Help Students Achieve More from What Campus Has to Offer

03:07pm EST, 15 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Representatives from campus organizations and offices will be on hand to show sophomores what’s available to help them build a variety of skills during the Career Development Center’s Sophomore Jump Up Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., second floor, Angell College Center.

According to Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the CDC, the Sophomore Jump Up “is a unique opportunity for sophomores to take 10 minutes and learn how various campus experiences can give them great pre-work skills in high demand by employers.” 


Balet Lithographs, Watercolors on Exhibit in Burke Gallery Through March 16

03:24pm EST, 14 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2018) — Lithographs and watercolor renderings by German-born artist Jan Balet will be shown for the first time in the United States at the Burke Gallery in Myers Fine Arts Building from Feb. 12 to March 16.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 


Ethics Institute Hosts Two New Faculty Members for Spring 2018

11:51am EST, 14 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2018) — The Institute Ethics in Public Life welcomes two new fellows into its ranks for the spring 2018 semester.

Dr. Karen Becker, professor, music, and Dr. Andreas Stamatis, assistant professor, sport and wellness, will take up residence in institute suite in Hawkins Hall where they will participate in a semester-long series of guided inquiry seminars and attend weekly institute colloquies. 


Study Abroad and Exchanges Sponsors USPS Passport Day on Campus

11:27am EST, 14 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s study abroad program will sponsor a passport day Friday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

U.S. Post Office personnel will be on hand to help with forms, answer questions and process applications. While the event is free and open to the public, passport fees apply. 


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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