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President Ettling Speaks Out on Cardinal Points Illustration

12:02pm EDT, 26 Oct 2015

The following statement was sent to the campus community on Monday morning, Oct. 26 by SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling.

Dear Campus Community, 


Saranac Review Literary Journal Feted as it Enters Second Decade

04:16pm EDT, 16 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of English will host a launch party for its annual literary journal, The Saranac Review, Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh.

The launch welcomes the 11th issue, which features fiction, non-fiction and poetry writers from this region and various parts of the world, including Canada, said Dr. Jose Torres, executive editor and professor English.


'Shine a Light on Domestic Violence' Brings Issue to Forefront Oct. 19-23

03:21pm EDT, 16 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2015) — SUNY Plattsburgh will once again participate in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence’s “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” initiative Oct. 19-23.

Purple lights will illuminate Hawkins Hall throughout the week as part of the SUNY-wide effort to increase awareness about the dangers and prevalence of domestic violence. The SUNY Plaza in Albany will also be lighted with purple lights as directed by Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.



Karen Becker and Friends Concert Saturday, Oct. 24

08:00pm EDT, 15 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 10th annual Karen Becker and Friends Concert Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Pianist and SUNY Plattsburgh Associate Professor of Music Karen Becker will perform with special guests Sonja Thompson on piano, Eric Grossman on violin and Lawrence Zoering on cello.


Pockets of Play to Celebrate Saranac River Trail

03:39pm EDT, 14 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH (Oct. 14, 2015) — Hula-hooping, kickball, dance and hopscotch are just a few of the activities that will take place along the Saranac River Trail 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, Oct. 24, when SUNY Plattsburgh public relations students host Pockets of Play, behind Memorial Hall on the college campus.

The free activities are part of a wellness initiative with the Clinton County Health Department. 


Cardinal Hall of Fame Adds Five Members

03:22pm EDT, 14 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The Plattsburgh State Athletic Hall of Fame added five new members during Homecoming Weekend.

Family, friends, past teammates and SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling were among those paying tribute to the honored guests at the event, on Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms of the Angell College Center on campus. 


Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Holds Reading Oct. 15

03:49pm EDT, 8 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2015) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of English is hosting a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Greg Pardlo, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Pardlo will read from his prize-winning collection, “Digest.” For more information, contact Dr. Jose Torres-Padilla, professor of English, at 518-564-2413, or at

Communication Honor Society Meet and Greet Planned for Homecoming

03:03pm EDT, 7 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2015) — The SUN Plattsburgh chapter of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society and the National Broadcast Society will host an alumni meet-and-greet event during Homecoming 2015 Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Kirsten Isgro, associate professor, Department of Communication Studies, 518-564-2111 or

Wellness Fair to Feature Blood Drive, Flu Shots for Faculty, Staff

03:47pm EDT, 5 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2015) — The annual SUNY Plattsburgh Wellness Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement and Human Resource Services, the fair provides information on financial, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. The Student Health and Counseling Center will provide flu shots for $20 to faculty and staff. The annual CVPH blood drive will also be held at that time. 

'Hamlet' Comes to E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium Oct. 8

03:22pm EDT, 5 Oct 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2015) — The Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents the Bard’s epic tragedy, “Hamlet,” Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Considered one of Shakespeare’s best, “Hamlet,” set in the kingdom of Denmark, dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to exact on his Uncle Claudius, who committed fratricide by murdering Hamlet’s father and then seized the throne. To make matters worse, he then married his brother’s widow, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude. 


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