News and Press Releases
Dean of Business and Economics Steps Down After Six Years
05:27pm EDT, 12 May 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 12, 2014) — Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year in order to return to teaching.
A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement.
Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant professor of business, received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in management from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He has held the deanship in interim and associate capacities three different times: as interim from January 2004 through August 2005 and January 2009 through June 2011; associate dean for five months in 2008. He became the dean July 1, 2011, when he became a full professor.
SUNY Plattsburgh Joins Sustainability Association
04:22pm EDT, 9 May 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Through membership in AASHE, the college will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.
AASHE helps higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.
Two Colleges to Host North Country Diversity Conference
01:47pm EDT, 9 May 2014
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — A call to increase global experiences and multicultural competencies, as well as to build community connections has resulted in a new event: The More Things Change: North Country Diversity Conference.
The conference — which had its genesis in the competencies and connections called for by SUNY Plattsburgh's new campus plan — is a joint effort between SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury and SUNY Adirondack.
It will be held June 19 and 20, in the J. Buckley Bryan Regional Education Center at 640 Bay Road in Queensbury and will bring together community and academic leaders from business, law, health, social services, education and nonprofits.
The inaugural conference is designed to study the current state of diversity, multicultural competencies and community relationships. Future conferences will focus on the development of new strategies for growth.
Students Attend Research Forum at Legislative Building
10:31am EDT, 6 May 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 6, 2014) — Three SUNY Plattsburgh students were selected to attend a symposium, titled “Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in N.Y. State’s Public Higher Education System,” at the New York State Legislative Office Building in in Albany.
The forum celebrated the most talented undergraduate scholars in the SUNY, CUNY and Community Colleges in the State of New York.
Justin Andrews of Warrensburg, N.Y.; Michael Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Matthew Rusek of Warwick, N.Y., were nominated by faculty for their science research and chosen by the Dean’s Cabinet to join the forum.
Host Families Sought for Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada
03:29pm EDT, 2 May 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — The Center for the Study of Canada is reaching out to members of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and surrounding community to host Canadian students ages 15 to 18 and adult visitors who will be coming to Plattsburgh in July 2014 as part of the U.S. Department of State Youth Ambassadors Program.
If you would like to learn more about our neighbors to the north and share American culture, consider hosting a student July 23-Aug. 4. Homes are needed for about 18 students and three adult educators. Host families can choose to house one or two participants and can express a preference for gender.
SUNY Plattsburgh Spring Commencement Exercises to be Held May 17
02:35pm EDT, 2 May 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 2, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s spring commencement will pay tribute to the nearly 1,100 students eligible to graduate in May and in August from the Plattsburgh and Queensbury campuses Saturday, May 17.
Two ceremonies are scheduled at the Field House gymnasium, the first beginning at 9 a.m. honoring students graduating with degrees from the Division of Education, Health and Human Services and the School of Business and Economics.
New Class Gives Students Real-World Professional Writing Experience
11:14pm EDT, 29 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 29, 2014) — A new grant writing class in the SUNY Plattsburgh English department is helping humanities students build professional — and immediately relevant — writing skills.
Adjunct lecturer Julia Devine said, “A humanities education is great for every career because it gives you a broader view. This class shows that we can offer real job skills too.”
Devine, who teaches in both the English and theater departments, has more than 15 years of grant-writing experience for domestic and international nonprofit organizations. She encourages her students to familiarize themselves with the nonprofit world.
SUNY Plattsburgh Presents 38th Annual Jazz Festival
05:37pm EDT, 28 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from new York’s Hudson Valley.
The event will conclude Friday, May 2, with a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2 to $8 and are available at the door or, in advance, at the Angell College Center desk.
Performing at the concert with be the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble directed by Herm Matlock and the Mambo Combo, directed by Shawn Parrotte.
As part of the festival events, Sertl will also give a free jazz clinic at 7 p.m., May 1, in Myers Fine Arts, Room 324.
SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater Presents 'June Moon'
05:16pm EDT, 28 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 28, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will present “June Moon” May 1-4 at the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building. The play, written by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman is directed by faculty member Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson.
“What drew me to the play initially were the rave reviews of the 1997 revival off-Broadway. In its reviews, the New York Times compared subsequent shows to the high standard of the ‘June Moon’ production,” Schwartau-Swanson said.
Cardinal Points Receives New York Press Association Awards
03:46pm EDT, 27 Apr 2014
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 27, 2014) — For the third time, SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run newspaper, Cardinal Points, has earned several awards from the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.
In addition to earning three individual awards, the newspaper took second for general excellence in the college division. SUNY Buffalo’s The Record came in first, with Ithaca College’s The Ithacan coming in third. The competition included 158 newspapers statewide.
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