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October 13, 2015

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Former Police Chief Sabo Honored at Retirement Dinner

01:31pm EDT, 14 Aug 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug.14, 2015) — Longtime SUNY Plattsburgh Police Chief Arlene Sabo was honored by colleagues, friends and area law enforcement agencies at a farewell gathering held Aug. 13 at Valcour Conference Center.

Sabo, who is moving to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie to serve as director of safety and security, retired from University Police at the end of July. More than 100 people attended the dinner, and speakers included members of the campus, city and state community. They honored Sabo with official resolutions, plaques, gifts and personal memories. 


Provost Brings Semeiotics Book on Tour to China

04:14pm EDT, 13 Aug 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs James Liszka knows China well. After all, he’s visited the country a dozen times.

But never as an author on a book tour. 


Sibley Hall Renovation to Bring Services Under One Roof

01:44pm EDT, 12 Aug 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 12, 2015) —Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is slated for not only a face lift but also a floor lift as crews renovate the space to accommodate the college’s clinics, community programs and psychology department.

As part of the extensive two-year capital improvement project, workers will add a second floor in the space where the gymnasium now sits. According to Rick Larche, SUNY Plattsburgh capital project manager, the entire south end of the building will be renovated. Departments and offices there now include the Third Age Adult Day Center, Environmental Health and Safety, and the old North Country Teacher Resource Center — the space used as the library for the building when it was the old Campus School. A small component of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program will be included but not enough to affect the program’s ability to function during the academic year, Larche said. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Ranked Among America's Best Small Town Colleges

01:06pm EDT, 5 Aug 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (August 5, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh has been ranked among America’s best small town colleges by

The website cited the college’s surroundings, affordability, recreational facilities and more. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Podium Renovation Project Begins Aug. 3

03:32pm EDT, 31 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 31, 2015) — The area of the walkway at SUNY Plattsburgh called the Podium, between Kehoe Administration Building, Feinberg Library, Yokum Lecture Hall and the Angell College Center, will have limited access beginning Aug. 3 while it undergoes renovation.

Visitors to campus, students, faculty and staff are requested to avoid the area from the Draper Avenue parking lot walkway to the Podium, the walkway between Yokum and Beaumont Hall, and the pedestrian bridge over Broad Street to Hudson Hall.


Athletic Director Bruce Delventhal to Retire in January

12:00am EDT, 29 Jul 2015

Bruce DelventhalPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 29, 2015) – Following a decade of service to SUNY Plattsburgh as the Cardinals’ director of athletics, Bruce Delventhal has announced his decision to retire on Jan.1, 2016.

“It has been an honor to be the athletic director at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past 10 years,” Delventhal said. “I have been fortunate to work with a terrific coaching staff and wonderful student-athletes who have represented their teams, the college and the community in the very best possible manner. It is impossible to properly express my thanks and admiration for the efforts of our students and their coaches. My pride in SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletics is beyond words.”


SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Annual Summer Meeting

12:00am EDT, 23 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH (July 23, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will conduct its next meeting as part of an annual retreat Monday, July 27, 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. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

09:27am EDT, 16 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 16, 2015) — Butterfly Blaise, SUNY Plattsburgh adjunct lecturer in the gender and woman studies program, was appointed the college’s Title IX coordinator.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding. Often considered the equalizer in athletics programming, the law also protects all campus constituents — students, faculty and staff.


SUNY Plattsburgh Announces Spring 2015 Dean's List

04:41pm EDT, 15 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2015.

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 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count. 


Canceled: Masterclass With Operatic Tenor Rockwell Blake

12:00am EDT, 15 Jul 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) -- The intensive voice masterclass for advanced singers and aspiring young professionals with operatic tenor Rockwell Blake at SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 10-16 is canceled. Also canceled is the Sunday, Aug. 16 concert.


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