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Gospel Choir to Perform 'Common Roots' Concert Feb. 25

03:24pm EST, 21 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir are presenting the Common Roots 2018 concert Feb. 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, 92 Broad St.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is in honor of Black History Month. It will present historical music such as spirituals, inspirational ballads, calypso and folk music.  


Child Care Center to Hold Silent Auction Fundraiser

04:39pm EST, 20 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2018) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Child Care Center will hold a silent art auction fund raiser from March 26 through March 30 in Sibley Hall.

According to Director Sally Girard, the center has experienced a significant reduction in funding and as a result is struggling financially. Funds raised through the auction will help the center reduce its deficit.  


News on SUNY Visit and Next Steps for Campus

07:10pm EST, 19 Feb 2018

Campus Community,

I want to write a short note to you tonight thanking all those who participated in meetings today with SUNY System in Albany. The conversations among these officials, as well as two SUNY student leaders, were robust and thoughtful. 


Senior Music and Theater Major to Perform in Concert

06:06pm EST, 19 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present Patricia Coupal in her senior recital Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall at 2 p.m.

The recital is free and open to the public and will include traditional vocal selections as well as a wide range of musical theater selections. 


China's New Two-Child Policy Topic of Next Gender and Women's Studies Forum

05:54pm EST, 19 Feb 2018

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2018) — SUNY Plattsburgh Associate Professor of History Connie Shemo will discuss China’s recent change in its one-child-per-family policy at a Gender and Women’s Studies Forum Thursday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Shemo will present “Understanding Changes to China’s One-Child Policy: Reflections After a Five-Month Stay in Shanghai.” As a historian of women and gender, Shemo had previously taught students about the one-child policy in China and said she read with interest about the country’s recent transition to a two-child policy.


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. 


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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