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Rabbi to Address Issues of Sexuality as Presented in Genesis 38

02:32pm EST, 9 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women’s Studies program will host Dr. Rabbi Kari Tuling, who will speak on “Levirate Marriage and the Biblical Tamar : She is More Righteous than I,” Thursday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Tuling, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel, Plattsburgh, will discuss the biblical stance on marriage, homosexuality, polygamy and prostitution through the lens of Genesis 38, the story of Tamar. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Holds Regular February Meeting

02:19pm EST, 9 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) —The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its regular February meeting in the Thomas and Marie Hermes Conference Center, Au Sable Hall (new School of Business and Economics and Computer Science Building) Tuesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to the regular reports by President John Ettling, Acting Chair Salvatore Graven and committee chairs, the council will hear a presentation by the Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility and will approve a resolution recognizing Priscilla Burke for outstanding service as a member of the council. 

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Professor Ties Dr. Seuss to Early 20th Century Education Philosopher in Feinberg Series

04:07pm EST, 6 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2015) —SUNY Plattsburgh literacy education professor Dr. Bob Ackland, will connect the dots between Dr. Seuss and educational reformer Dr. John Dewey in the next Feinberg Library “Books that Rocked the World … And Still Do!” series Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the library’s third-floor reading room.

Ackland will present “Dr. Seuss Meets Dr. Dewey: Diffendoofer School Exemplifies ‘Democracy and Education,’” which will draw upon notes and sketches found after the death of Seuss’ alter ego, Theodore Geisel’s. Those notes and drawings formed the basis of “Horray for Diffendoofer Day.” Ackland looks at how Dewey’s seminal work on experiential education is connected to the school envisioned by Seuss — a place where you learn to think. 

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students Honored at Theater Conference

04:54pm EST, 5 Feb 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (February 6, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh theater students brought home honors from the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Hyannis, Mass., this January.

Leah Sweeney, Brandon Klein, Klynt Ramjattan, Abigayle Ploetz, Collin Moore and Dana McLaughlin participated in the Design, Tech, and Management Tech Olympics at the conference and SUNY Plattsburgh students won the Region I Tech trophy and other prizes for their endeavors. 

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Cardinal Callers Kick Off New Semester of Calling

02:32pm EST, 2 Feb 2015

Plattsburgh, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2015) — You may have heard of them. You may be hearing from them. The SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Callers hit the phones for the Spring 2015 Phonathon beginning tonight.

Phonathon is a vital component of SUNY Plattsburgh's annual giving program, in which callers help manage the operation — calling alumni and other friends of the college. The position, a part-time, paid gig, assumes several rewarding responsibilities in an interactive, fast-paced environment. Opportunities for advancement are possible.

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Digital technology company set as first START-UP NY business at SUNY Plattsburgh

12:00am EST, 28 Jan 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2015) — A Montreal-based multimedia solutions company will begin operations in early 2015 on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh, combining a net 17 new jobs with student learning and internship opportunities as part of the state’s START-UP NY program.

Eye-In-Media, a marketing and technology company that specializes in digital signage, digital menu boards, and Wi-Fi network management, develops and manages cutting-edge multimedia solutions that enable marketers to broadcast dynamic content across unlimited locations on screens or on mobile devices.

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Marcus Music Endowment Benefits Adirondack Wind Ensemble

03:29pm EST, 23 Jan 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2015) — A few years into Daniel Gordon’s tenure as a music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he had gotten to know the public school music teachers in the region and realized that like him, they’re all trained musicians with an instrumental specialty.

“I thought if I could get them in the same room at the same time, we’d have a well-balanced wind ensemble, which is an orchestra without the strings,” the associate professor and chair of the college’s music department said. Gordon, himself a jazz saxophonist who teaches saxophone and directs the college’s symphonic band and saxophone ensemble, contacted the music teachers and was surprised that nearly every one of them said yes. He feared the next question would prove the deal breaker: When would they rehearse? 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu