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Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety Events on Campus Sept. 26-27

04:11pm EDT, 22 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 22, 2017) — As part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s participation in Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Month, the IFC/ISA Service and the Campus Emergency Preparedness Planning committees are sponsoring two days of activities that begin Tuesday, Sept. 26 with “After the Fire” at 5 p.m. in the Angell College Lounge.

“After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes and Cowards” is a film inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning story and New York Times bestseller by Robin Fisher about the arson fire set in a residence hall at Seton Hall University in January 2000 that killed three students and injured 58 others. The story of two of the most critically burned survivors, freshmen roommates Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos, was being chronicled by Fisher. 


Cron Lecture Speaker Discusses Faith in the News

10:40am EDT, 22 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 22, 2017) — Award-winning author, speaker and scholar Dr. Diana Butler Bass will deliver this year’s Cron Lecture on religious/spiritual trends and what difference they make in our lives and communities.

Butler Bass will discuss “Faith in the News” Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. In this lecture, she will explore the four biggest faith stories: Marginalization/fear in Muslim communities; the decline of Evangelical Christians’ and their continued support of Trump; the Roman Catholic sisters’ witness to justice issues; and the re-emergence of a vibrant religious left. 


College Council Meets Today at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Campus

10:02am EDT, 22 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 22, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council meets today, Sept. 22, in the J. Buckley Bryan Regional Higher Education Center at the SUNY Plattsburgh campus in Queensbury beginning at 12:30 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 in support of the Maintenance of Effort legislation which would require the state to fund predictable increases to SUNY/CUNY operating costs like utilities, rent and salaries. 


Poetry Anthology Launched with Public Reading

03:03pm EDT, 21 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 21, 2017) — A reading to celebrate the launch of “The Heart is Improvisational,” an anthology of poetry, will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

The collection, published by Guernica Magazine, features 80 poems that explore multiple facets of the heart. Poets from Canada, the United States and Europe are featured in this collection. 


Annual Banned Book Readout Highlights Diverse Writers

12:01pm EDT, 21 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 21, 2017) — The Feinberg Library will host its sixth annual Banned Books Readout Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. in the library’s second floor lobby.

The campus community is encouraged to participate in this “drop-in” event that highlights the voices of diverse writers, as read by students and faculty, and spreads awareness of the challenges to free access of books. 


'Visual Sway' Exhibition Explores Intersection of Art and Politics

03:51pm EDT, 19 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum and guest curator Dr. Jason Miller will present “Visual Sway: Political Art from the Collection” Sept. 18 to Nov. 3, with a public reception Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Myers Fine Art Building.

This exhibition from the museum’s collection explores intersections of art and politics and the multiple dimensions of “visual sway” in art. The artwork encompasses portraiture, commemorative images, overt propaganda posters, government sponsored projects and apolitical visual content produced by politicized artists. 


Java and Justice Series Opens with Discussion on Immigration and 'Culture of Fear'

02:49pm EDT, 19 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) — The first of the Java and Justice discussion series will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., where the topic will be: “Immigrants, Refugees and the Culture of Fear.”

Dr. Robert Harsh, Educational Opportunity Program counselor emeritus, will lead the discussion. Harsh has studied American civilization and religious history at Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, and has served as associate editor of Christianity and Crisis magazine. 


Feature Film 'Pride' to be Shown in Support of Plattsburgh Pride March

02:32pm EDT, 18 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2017) — There will be a public showing of the film, “Pride,” Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Yokum 200.

The film, about gay activists in the U.K. working to help miners during their lengthy strike in the summer of 1984, is sponsored by the Plattsburgh chapter, United University Professions, in support of the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance’s Pride events and march being held Saturday, Sept. 30. 


'Coffee with a Cop' Encourages Strong Campus Community Relations

04:02pm EDT, 15 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff were treated to coffee and conversation with University Police as part of an outreach program called “Coffee with a Cop” Sept. 5 in Amite Plaza.

Chief Jerry Lottie said the intent of the morning coffee break was “to give our campus community an opportunity to meet and have conversations with University Police in a conducive environment.”


'Walk to Remember' Raises Alzheimer's Awareness

12:18pm EDT, 13 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2017) — The Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at Sibley Hall with activities and registration beginning at noon and the walk beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The annual walk and activities are designed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia. Proceeds benefit the Third Age Adult Day centers. For more information, contact Lee Vera at 518-564-3371 or email

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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