News and Press Releases
New Book Looks at Mothers in Academia
03:19pm EDT, 17 Jun 2013
PLATTSBURGH (June 17, 2013) — When Kirsten Isgro and colleague Mari Castaneda put the call out for personal stories from women in academia who were also mothers, they were overwhelmed by the response.
The best of the best of those responses wound up in their new book, “Mothers in Academia.”
Host Families Sought for Canadian Youth Ambassadors Program
08:40am EDT, 14 Jun 2013
PLATTSBURGH (June 14, 2013) — The Center for the Study of Canada is looking for families to host 17 Canadian high school students, ages 15-17, and three adult educators who will be on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus July 10-22.
The visitors from Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan are visiting the North Country, New York City and Washington, D.C., in an effort to speak with local and national government officials.
“They will be coming to learn about the United States and what we believe about civic engagement and community service — and the way we can use these tools to elicit positive change in our home towns,” said Theresa Bennett, home stay coordinator, Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada.
Granville Scholarship Recipient is 'Freed' Up to Learn
09:05am EDT, 11 Jun 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 11, 2013) — Granville, N.Y., native Sydney Dunham doesn’t know what to expect when she arrives at SUNY Plattsburgh as a freshman next fall.
But she does know that her Paula and Michael Freed Scholarship will help her focus on her studies in psychology without having to worry so much about funding them.
“Having money put toward my education is the best investment I could make,” said Dunham. “I hope to make it through college with as few loans as possible, and I believe this scholarship will help me with that.”
SUNY Plattsburgh Marketing Club Wins Awards at International Conference
04:59pm EDT, 7 Jun 2013
PLATTSBURGH (June 7, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Marketing Club, part of the Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association, took home two awards from the 35th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.
The awards included best event for the “AMA Saves Lives” program and the Exemplary Collegiate Chapter Performance for Outstanding Professional Development, based on the chapter’s plans and annual report that included programming, fundraising and community service goals.
SUNY Plattsburgh Introduces New Expeditionary Studies Graduate Program
02:52pm EDT, 6 Jun 2013
PLATTSBURGH (June 6, 2013) – SUNY Plattsburgh is bringing expeditionary studies to the graduate level in spring 2014.
The undergraduate program, which teaches advanced skills in paddling, climbing and skiing, combining them with lessons on history, leadership, land management, environmental science, ethics and education, was originally developed to give outdoor professionals needed advanced technical training, readying them for licensure in a variety of fields.
Campaign to Recognize People Who Make a Difference Underway at SUNY Plattsburgh
01:34pm EDT, 29 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH (May 29, 2013) — A new recognition program has been launched at SUNY Plattsburgh to reward service above and beyond the call of duty.
Called “Cardinals Care: You Made a Difference,” the program is an offshoot of last year’s on-campus civility campaign.
Bluegrass for Next Generation Scholarship Available
01:35pm EDT, 24 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH (May 24, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh is now accepting applications for the Bluegrass for the Next Generation Scholarship.
New for fall 2013, the scholarship is open to applicants who have successfully completed the introduction to bluegrass music class and taken lessons on a bluegrass instrument: banjo, mandolin, string bass, fiddle or guitar. Recipients will receive up to $1,250 for each of two years of study.
English Internship Program Seeks to Provide Mutual Fulfillment
01:17pm EDT, 24 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 24, 2013) — English degrees aren’t just for teachers anymore. That’s why the SUNY Plattsburgh English department is connecting many local businesses and non-profit agencies with eager interns while giving students valuable experience in the workforce.
English majors are highly versatile and efficient, said Dr. Anna Battigelli, English professor and faculty adviser of the college’s new internship program. There are currently 20 active internships through area businesses including news agencies, libraries, historical societies, cultural arts centers and writers’ institutes. New opportunities from organizations that have expertise to share and can benefit from an intern’s assistance are always welcome.
This semester, Battigelli, who oversees the program, was assisted by internship coordinator and SUNY Plattsburgh senior De’Anne St. Yves, who contacted more than 70 businesses.
SUNY Police Officer Honor for Bicycle Safety
12:00am EDT, 20 May 2013 (Updated 04:07pm EDT, 20 May 2013)
PLATTSBURGH (May 20, 2013) — SUNY Plattsburgh Police Office Robert Light is the recipient of the New York Bicycling Coalition 2013 Law Enforcement Bicycling Champion Award.
Light will receive the award Tuesday, May 21, at Lake Placid Elementary School’s Fun On Wheels event where cyclists ride to schools in Essex and Franklin counties to distribute and fit helmets to second and third graders.
SUNY Plattsburgh Chosen as Base for Gov. Cuomo's New Teaching Initiative
03:57pm EDT, 20 May 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 20, 2013) —SUNY Plattsburgh has been selected as one of four host sites for a new master teaching initiative.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the NYS Master Teacher Program today as a new effort to build the quality of science, math and technology education statewide. The program will form a network of master teachers, developing and harnessing their skills to mentor others.
“By supporting our best and brightest teachers — giving them access to high-quality professional development both pedagogical and in their subject area, as well as a network of fellow master teachers — we will encourage their growth, recognize their service and connect them with the next generation of service,” said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher in a note informing SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling of the selection.
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