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September 23, 2014

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SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Annual Summer Meeting

01:39pm EDT, 11 Jul 2014

PLATTSBURGH (July 11, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will conduct its next meeting as part of an annual retreat Friday, July 18, in the Valcour Educational Conference Center, 3712 State Route 9 in Peru.

Open to the public, the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. 

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N.Y.S. Senate Appropriates $4 Million for Neurobehavioral Health at SUNY Plattsburgh

11:47am EDT, 27 Jun 2014

Picture of SibleyPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 27, 2014) – A $4 million appropriation from the New York State Senate will help expand community access to neurobehavioral services at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The funding is part of the state's 2014-2015 Enacted Budget, which set aside $49 million for capital projects, pursuant to approval of a plan by the Senate.

It will help finance a Sibley Hall renovation project, creating a new Center for Neurobehavioral Health in what is currently the building's gymnasium. The changes will allow for a greater integration of the college's Nexus Autism Spectrum Program, Traumatic Brain Injury Center, Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, Third Age Adult Day Center, Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services.

In addition to better integrating services, the move is designed to increase service capacity; provide for better public access; improve diagnostic and treatment programs; build a comprehensive, efficient service delivery system; and allow for greater collaborative research. It will also facilitate more undergraduate and graduate preparation in the field.

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Police Request Help in Preventing Underage Drinking Parties

04:08pm EDT, 17 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 17, 2014) — Plattsburgh City Police and University Police have seen a surge in underage drinking parties in Rugar Woods, specifically in an area of the woods known by local youth as “Guam.” 

This past week, the Plattsburgh City Police received information on two such parties in “Guam.” Both were broken up by police. Approximately 200 teens were dispersed at the first party and 100 at the second. One individual was transported to CVPH Emergency Room for alcohol intoxication.

In addition to the hazards from the illegal consumption of alcohol, natural hazards are present at the party location. These include ones posed by the Saranac River, Imperial Dam and rocky ledges.

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Summer Safari Program at SUNY Plattsburgh Celebrates 27 Years

03:37pm EDT, 13 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, NY (June 13, 2014) — A program that began with just a few science courses for kids now includes cultural enrichment for ages 5-16 in a variety of subjects from novel writing to digital photography.

Summer Safari celebrates its 27th year with many new classes, like “The Creepy Crawly Lives of Bugs,” “Cartoon Basics” and “Adventures in the Museum.” Returning favorites include “Science with the Magic School Bus,” “Minecraft 101” and the theater camp production, “Fun on 42nd Street.” 

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Gov. Cuomo Appoints Glens Falls Woman to SUNY Plattsburgh College Council

03:31pm EDT, 13 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 13, 2014) — Gloria Ragonetti, a 1992 and ’93 SUNY Plattsburgh grad with a certificate of advanced study and master’s in school counseling, was appointed to the College Council by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ragonetti will fill the vacancy created by the death of longtime member, Roger Burke, who died in April 2012. Ragonetti’s term will expire June 20, 2019.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2014 Dean's List

10:38am EDT, 11 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 11, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2014.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count.

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Public Encouraged to Attend Plattsburgh Emergency Preparedness Training

04:05pm EDT, 9 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 9, 2014) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, Chair of the Clinton County Legislature Samuel Dyer and Mayor of Plattsburgh James Calnon invite all area residents to participate in the North Country Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program.

The presentation will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Warren Ballrooms in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center.

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College Offers Montreal Opera Culture Coach Opportunity

04:44pm EDT, 6 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 6, 2014) — The Department of Music at SUNY Plattsburgh invites new participants to the Montreal Opera Culture Coach program. Subscription tickets are available now for the upcoming 2014-2015 opera season.

The Culture Coach subscription package includes four Saturday night performances (operas by Verdi, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts) and transportation by charter bus, which leaves from the SUNY Plattsburgh Myers Fine Arts Building. Subscribers can select seating anywhere in the theater, enjoying the series at whatever vantage point is preferable at the price they wish to pay (ranging from $179 to -$488 for the season). There is an additional season coach fee of $160. First trip is Sept. 27.

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North Country Small Business Development Center Offers Training on Creating Messages That Stick

08:46am EDT, 4 Jun 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 6, 2014) — The North Country Small Business Development Center will present “PR Magic: How to Harness the Power of Awe and Create Messages that Stick” Thursday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 194 U.S. Oval.

Presented by SUNY Plattsburgh Director for Public Relations and Publications Michelle Marasch Ouellette, this workshop will look at the sort of methods and messages that can ignite viral responses, helping businesses find social media success with cost-effective results. 

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum to Celebrate Rockwell Kent with a Birthday pARTy

11:37am EDT, 23 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will be blowing out the candles at Rockwell Kent’s birthday pARTy, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Visitors to the Rockwell Kent Museum in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library will enjoy a day of activities and fun for the whole family. The event will include free admission, kids’ crafts, storytelling, birthday goodies and more.

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Contact Information

If you would like more information on any of the following news releases, please contact:

Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director for Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu