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Ethics Institute Turns 'Constitution Day' into Four-Day Observation

04:21pm EDT, 8 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute for Ethics in Public Life, in conjunction with the Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Political Science, will host four days of events around the nation’s annual Constitution Day beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.

Since its inception in 2004, Constitution Day has been a mandated teaching day for educational institutions receiving federal funds. In the past, the Ethics Institute has hosted discussions during its regular Wednesday colloquy closest to the date. 


Western New York Native Sworn in as University Police Officer

01:23pm EDT, 8 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2017) — University Police Officer Rachel Youngers was sworn into service by President John Ettling Aug. 28 in the President’s Office with Chief Jerry Lottie, Assistant Chief Patrick Keleher and Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman in attendance.

Youngers was born in Angola, N.Y., and graduated from SUNY Canton with a bachelor’s degree in criminal investigations. She finished the first phase of the police academy at the David Sullivan Academy, St. Lawrence County. She will go through the second phase at the Zone Nine Training Academy in Plattsburgh. 

SUNY Plattsburgh Women's Soccer Hosts Charity Match

03:09pm EDT, 7 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh women’s soccer team will host a charity match against Skidmore College Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the field house.

The event is dedicated to raising awareness for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, a condition in which reduced blood volume returns to the heart once standing up from a lying down position. A SUNY Plattsburgh player suffers from this syndrome. 


'Kids' Nite Out' Features Games, Sports, Swimming at Memorial Hall

03:04pm EDT, 7 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2017) — The Cardinal women’s basketball team will host two “Kids’ Nite Out” events Saturday, Sept. 16 and Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

The event, which includes games, sports, movies and arts and crafts, is for children ages 5-13. Cost is $10 per child. Onsite registration begins at 5:30 p.m. 


Science Talks Return to 30 City Hall Place

11:43am EDT, 1 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2017) — Science@30 City returns for another season of public science talks featuring SUNY Plattsburgh faculty.

Sessions are held at 30 City Hall Place, are free and open to the public, and run the gamut of topics from “Mathematics in Science: The Prime Numbers” with Dr. Sam Northshield, mathematics professor, to “Moelcular gastronomy: The Science Behind Your Meal” by Dr. Linda Luck, chemistry professor. 


Campus Garden Tour, Work Day Planned for Sept. 8

11:35am EDT, 1 Sep 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2017) — There will be an open house and work day at the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Garden Friday, Sept. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

According to Dr. Lauren Eastwood, coordinator of the garden, the garden was started about 10 years ago by “students who were deeply committed to better understanding the politics of food. 


Local Farm Producers to Participate in On-campus Farmers Market in September

01:32pm EDT, 26 Aug 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 26, 2017) — The College Auxiliary Services at SUNY Plattsburgh will host a farmers market on campus Friday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Angell college Center Amite Plaza.

For the third year in a row, CAS will be bringing local farm producers to campus for the college and surrounding community. For more information, contact Chris Whalen, 518-564-2038 or email

Digital Photographer Richard Tuschman First Speaker in Fall 2017 Visual Artist Series

09:49am EDT, 24 Aug 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2017) — The first lecture of the Fall 2017 Visual Artist Series will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Room 202, Yokum Lecture Hall, and feature New York City photographer Richard Tuschman.

Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that was able to combine his interests in photography, painting and assemblage, a form of sculpture that uses found objects to create the piece. Tuschman’s photographs have appeared in numerous online magazines and journals, including Slate, LensCulture, LensScratch and Huffington Post. He was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. He lives and works in New York City. 


Annual Service Remembering 9/11 Terrorist Attacks to be Held at Hawkins Pond

09:05am EDT, 23 Aug 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 23, 2017) —The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will be held on the Hudson Hall side of Hawkins Pond Monday, Sept. 11 beginning at noon.

The ceremony, coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, will feature the Plattsburgh circle’s president, William Hodge, and Student Association President Vrinda Kumar as guest speakers. The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will perform. 


International Students Welcomed to Campus for 2017-2018 Academic Year

12:44pm EDT, 22 Aug 2017

International students were welcomed to SUNY Plattsburgh for the 2017-2018 academic year with a morning program Aug. 22 where campus administrators and staff explained expectations, rules and regulations as well as activities and opportunities. President John Ettling offered an official welcome to campus before students broke up into groups for a luncheon in the Angell College Center. Move-in weekend is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27, and classes for all students start Monday, Aug. 28. 

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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