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September 2, 2014

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Pond Infrastructure Replacement to Impact Hawkins Hall

03:47pm EDT, 14 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hawkins Pond is about to receive a facelift — and become more environmentally friendly.

Beginning May 19 and concluding in the fall of 2015, the famous pond that has been the backdrop for many wedding and prom photos will be part of a $3.6 million construction project, paid for by the SUNY Construction Fund. The project will replace hot water, storm and sewer lines around Hawkins Hall. Plattsburgh-based Luck Brothers Inc. will be the general contractor.

Because of the construction, access to Hawkins, Hudson and Ward halls will be somewhat restricted through the summer and potentially into the fall. Fencing will circle Hawkins Hall and the pond area, and half of the Hawkins Hall parking lot will be used as a staging area for maintenance efforts.

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Environmental Action Committee Sponsors Earth Week Events

12:43pm EDT, 11 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 11, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will celebrate Earth Week Monday, April 21, through Sunday, April 27, with an Earth Day concert, lectures, an edible plants walk and a citizen-science effort to identify species.

“Environmental issues are everywhere, and we need to be educated. Earth Week is a fun way to celebrate our planet while learning ways to improve it,” said Karyn Ehmann, president of Environmental Action Committee, the student-run group sponsoring the week’s activities. 

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McGill University Professor to Deliver Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address

04:12pm EDT, 10 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 10, 2014) — Dr. Jarrett Rudy, associate professor at McGill University, will deliver the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh.

A keynote campus event convened by the Institute on Quebec Studies, the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Address recognizes and features individuals who have made a remarkable contribution to Quebec public life. 

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum Presents Girl Scout Day Saturday, May 3

09:23pm EDT, 9 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 9, 2014) — Girl Scout troops are invited to join the Plattsburgh State Art Museum in a fun-filled day of badge work.

“Girl Scout Day” will take place Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum in the Myers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

The program will begin with a guided tour of the museum, followed by hands-on art workshops on painting. These workshops are designed to coincide with and fulfill badge requirements. The program does not include badges.

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Symphonic Band to Perform Final Concert of Academic Year

08:42pm EDT, 9 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 9, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will perform its final concert of the academic year Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

The program will consist of works by Frank Erickson, Darius Milhaud, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vincent Persichetti and Janne Ikonen.

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SUNY Plattsburgh to Host Bluegrass Jam Session

03:34pm EDT, 8 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Bluegrass Club and Bluegrass for the Next Generation are hosting a bluegrass jam session Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Angell College Center.

The event is free and open to the public. College and community members are welcome to listen or play along with their own instruments. 

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2002 Grad Returns to SUNY Plattsburgh as Assistant to Vice President for Administration

12:31pm EDT, 8 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — The former assistant director for transfer admissions at SUNY Plattsburgh has been named the college's assistant to the vice president for administration.

Sean Dermody, a 2002 political science graduate, will assist Vice President for Administration John Homburger beginning April 21. He was most recently registrar at Clinton Community College. 

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VENUE CHANGE: Vigil Set for Tonight

10:11am EDT, 8 Apr 2014

Note that the event has been moved inside because of inclement weather.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will host a vigil in honor of Kodi Kadeem Beckles — a junior criminal justice major from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — tonight at 6 p.m. in the gym at Memorial Hall.

Beckles' body was found near Knight Automotive yesterday after an intensive search by both Plattsburgh City Police and University Police.

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Public Relations Club Hosts Spring-cleaning Fundraiser

04:40pm EDT, 5 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 5, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Public Relations Student Society of America chapter is holding a spring-cleaning fundraiser.

The chapter is asking Plattsburgh community members to clean out their closets and donate any gently-used professional attire, footwear and accessories. The chapter will sell the items at discount prices, in an effort to improve students’ professional wardrobes and raise funds to support other PRSSA efforts.

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Tax Prep Internship Prepares Accounting Students for Jobs

03:20pm EDT, 4 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 4, 2014) — When he began his studies at SUNY Plattsburgh as an accounting major, Hao Jiang ’11, like many people, thought taxes were dull — a “black and white” process, he called them.

But after completing his first tax class and hearing about an internship available to accounting students with Plattsbugh’s AARP Tax-Aide, his perspective started to change.

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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