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Quebec Minister of International Relations Gives Distinguished Quebec Address

02:28pm EST, 22 Jan 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2015) — The Institute on Quebec Studies, SUNYPlattsburgh, will host the Hon. Christine St. Pierre, minister of international relations and La Francophonie, Government of Quebec, who will deliver the annual Distinguished Quebec Address during a luncheon held Thursday, Jan. 29, beginning at noon in the Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center.

She will address students, faculty and the community on “Quebec: A Leading Partner for the United States,” which touches on the crucial relationship and partnership shared by Quebec and the United States. 


Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust Accepting Submissions

12:18pm EST, 22 Jan 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2015) —The annual Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust is open for submissions.

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Judaic studies minor, in partnership with the Plattsburgh College Foundation, established the Skopp competition, now in its fourth year, in commemoration of the 2005 decision by the U.N. General Assembly’s designation of Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the day in 1945 that the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. 


2014 SUNY Plattsburgh SEFA Campaign Surpasses $50K Goal

02:49pm EST, 14 Jan 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh employees raised an average of $1,008 a day for the State Employees Federated Appeal during its 50-day run last fall, surpassing the campaign’s goal of $50,000 by $406.86.

“In this, SEFA’s 50th anniversary, we were hopeful to raise more than $50,000,” said Cherice Granger, co-chair along with Carol Bleaux of the SEFA campaign at SUNY Plattsburgh. “I am happy to report that we reached this goal, but it was surpassed … by a total of 247 donors.” Last year’s campaign raised $43,170. 


Kiplinger's Ranks SUNY Plattsburgh a 'Best College Value' In Education

02:51pm EST, 18 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 18, 2014) — If you didn’t know it, SUNY Plattsburgh is among the best values for public campuses in the nation.

The college placed 17th on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “24 Best College Values Under $30,000” nationwide. SUNY Plattsburgh was one of only four SUNY schools overall to make the list and shares the honors with colleges like Brigham Young, California State at Long Beach, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. 


More than 400 Graduate at Annual SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Commencement

12:14pm EST, 13 Dec 2014

The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association welcomed some 400 new members into the fold Saturday, Dec. 13 at the college’s annual winter commencement ceremony at the Field House.

President John Ettling presided over the ceremony with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Liszka, who presented the candidates for degrees. Thomas Corigliano, associate dean, SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury, served as faculty marshall. 


SUNY Plattsburgh Among Colleges Named to President's Honor Roll for Community Service

01:50pm EST, 12 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve while showing a commitment to community service and service learning.

“Community service is a key component of our strategic plan,” said SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling. “Our students, faculty and staff have been actively involved in community service and service learning for years through our Center for Student Involvement and their own departments and divisions. Service is also a component of the faculty and staff evaluator process. To be named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service validates and recognizes what we’ve been embracing for years.” 


SUNY Plattsburgh Earns Third Top Military Designation for Education

12:22pm EST, 8 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2014) — Military Advanced Education has awarded SUNY Plattsburgh the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

The guide was released in the December issue of MAE and is available online at


SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Commencement Exercises on Tap for Field House Dec. 13

03:10pm EST, 5 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Winter Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Field House. More than 400 students are eligible to receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study during the graduation exercises.

Michaela Bushey, a native of AuSable Forks who is receiving her master’s in education, will address her fellow graduates as commencement speaker. 


Gospel Choir Returns for Annual 'Soulful Christmas' Concert

09:21pm EST, 1 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2014) — The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will present its holiday season concert, “A Soulful Christmas 2014” Sunday, Dec. 7 beginning at 4 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The choir’s sound combines traditional gospel, urban gospel, contemporary Christian music with Caribbean and Afrocentric rhythms and spiritual overtones. Works include “The Gift,” by Donald Lawrence, the traditional gospel Christmas selection, “Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child,” an African arrangement called “Sing Noel,” a Jamaican holiday selection called “Halle Halle Halle” and more. 


Vigil Scheduled for Suicide Prevention, Awareness

05:00pm EST, 1 Dec 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2014) —Behavioral Health Services North, in cooperation with SUNY Plattsburgh, will host a candlelight vigil to support suicide prevention and awareness Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House gymnasium.

Community members are invited to gather around 600 candles that will spell the message, “HELP. HOPE. LIFE.” There will be a brief vigil and moment of silence to follow. The event is free and open to the public. 


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