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News and Press Releases

Recreation Department Offers Lifeguard Training Course

01:35pm EDT, 3 Oct 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Recreation is offering a lifeguard training course Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sundays10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Oct. 24 to Nov. 14 in the Memorial Hall pool.

The registration deadline is Oct. 22. The cost of $225 includes all class materials and Red Cross fees. A pre-swim test will be given at the first class. 


Distinguished Service Professor Mohamed Gaber Honored with Portrait Unveiling

02:52pm EDT, 29 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 29, 2017) — There will be a portrait-unveiling ceremony for Dr. Mohamed Gaber, SUNY distinguished service professor, Friday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Feinberg Library.

Gaber, professor and chair of the accounting department, was named to the SUNY rank of distinction because of his service to campus, community, region and beyond. Gaber is known for his connection to accounting alumni and is active in helping current students network and connect with alumni to great success after graduation. 


Field House Announces Public Skating Sessions

03:21pm EDT, 26 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2017) — The Plattsburgh State Field House has announced public skating sessions for the remainder of 2017.

Admission is $3 for the public and $2 for anyone with SUNY Plattsburgh ID. Skate rentals are available at the same rate. 


Play Looks at Solitary Confinement as Told Through Letters from Inmate

11:10am EDT, 26 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2017) — “Mariposa and the Saint,” a play about solitary confinement in a women’s prison by award-winning playwright Julia Steele Allen, will be performed Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Myers Fine Arts Building lobby.

The play tells the true story of Sara “Mariposa” Fonseca, who had been locked in solitary confinement for three years while serving time in a California women’s prison. It is based on letters exchanged between Allen and Fonseca during her time in the special housing unit.


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. 


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