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November 26, 2015

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Space Shuttle Astronaut Discusses Space Flight, Research at Two Public Lectures

11:57am EST, 5 Nov 2015 (Updated 02:23pm EST, 10 Nov 2015)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2015) — Former NASA payload specialist and space shuttle crew member Dr. Lawrence DeLucas will be on campus Nov. 18 and 19 to give two lectures on “Space Flight and Research on the International Space Station.”

Wednesday, Nov. 18 DeLucas will address a general audience at 6 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. On Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, he will address an audience primarily made up of veterans and active military personnel.


'Evening of Choral Music' Features Range of Works

01:34pm EST, 10 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music will present “An Evening of Choral Music” Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The College Chorale will sing a selection of works ranging from “Adieu, Sweet Amarillis” by early 17th-century composer John Wilbye to The King Sisters’ cover of “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles. 


Green Lights Set to Honor Veterans

10:32am EST, 10 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2015) — Green lights are illuminating Hawkins Hall each night this week in recognition of Veterans Day.

The display is part of the Green Light A Vet campaign, a national program supported by many individuals and organizations. 


Center for Neurobehavioral Health Awarded State Grant for Alzheimers Disease Caregiver Initiatives

04:01pm EST, 9 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Neurobehavioral Health was awarded $7.5 million in state funding over the next five years to invest in programs that aim to give emotional and financial support to New Yorkers living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

“The funding will go a long way to helping to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer's and other dementia in the region we serve,” said Dr. Michael Morales, interim executive director for the Center for Neurobehavioral Health, which is part of the college’s psychology department.



Military Friendly Designation Adds to List of Rankings, Distinctions

02:57pm EST, 5 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh has been again recognized as a premier college for veterans and military members, rated among Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools for 2016.

The list honors universities and trade schools doing the most to support America’s military service members and ensure their success on campus.


Soundplane, Synthesizer and Electric Guitar Concert Slated for Nov. 19

02:49pm EST, 4 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2015) — Dr. Bill Pfaff, associate professor in the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music, will present a solo performance of original works Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Pfaff will perform compositions for soundplane, synthesizer and electric guitar. Many of the works incorporate synthesized sound and live performance. The performance also features the premier of two multimedia works that bring together Pfaff’s compositions and his photographic approach to the natural world. 


SUNY Plattsburgh College Council to Meet Nov. 12

03:25pm EST, 3 Nov 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its final meeting of the year Thursday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

In addition to the regular reports by President John Ettling, committee chairs, and campus governance, the council will hear a presentation on the student code of conduct by Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman and a report from outgoing Student Association President Kevin Clayton. 


Slavic and Semiotic Studies Professor to Discuss Style as Metaphor

04:00pm EDT, 30 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2015) — Dr. Michael Shapiro, professor emeritus of Slavic and Semiotic studies at Brown University, will speak on “Style as a Cognitive Category” Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 123, Au Sable Hall.

According to Shapiro, style has long been a topic of interest in literature, linguistics, the arts, philosophy and in the social sciences. Using the conceptual tools of American philosopher Charles Peirce’s theory of signs and symbols, Shapiro argues that style acts as a metaphor or trope, representing the meaning of the work or artifact. 


Affirmative Consent Topic of Gender and Women's Studies Forum

01:20pm EDT, 30 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women’s Studies Program will host “Until it Happens to You,” a discussion on affirmative consent Thursday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m.  in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Panel members on hand to discuss the issue include attorney Susan Patnode; Butterfly Blaise,  campus Title IX coordinator and adjunct lecturer; Bryan Hartman, vice president of Student Affairs; Larry Allen student conduct director; representatives from University Police and the inter-sorority and inter-fraternity councils. A Q&A session will follow.

President Ettling on Leading the Campus Forward

04:40pm EDT, 29 Oct 2015

The following statement was sent to the campus community on Thursday, Oct. 29 by SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling.

Dear Campus Community, 


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