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College Presents Calendar of Lectures, Forums and Conferences

PLATTSBURGH, NY (April 23, 2008) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to announce a calendar of lectures, forums, workshops and conferences that runs through May. Included at the bottom of the calendar are some miscellaneous events.


Thursday, April 24

CDPI Film Series and WRAP Session: "North Country," 7 p.m. Room 200, Yokum Hall. When Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. This film screening is followed by a rap session, or "WRAP Session," that serves as the centerpiece for the evening. Free and open to the public.

Lecture and performance of Mozart's Viola Quintet by guest artists, the Biava Quartet and Soovin Kim, (viola), 7 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Presented in partnership with Hill and Hollow Music. Free. For information, contact the Performing Arts Information Line at 518-564-2283.

Friday, April 25

Northcountry Planetarium Show: Introduction to the Cosmos, 7 p.m. Northcountry Planetarium, Hudson Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. This live planetarium show is built on a sample of the material used in school presentations for fifth and sixth grades. Learn about the history of astronomical observations and how stars are formed, in addition to gaining an overview of our galaxy, other galaxies and cosmology. Tickets are available during the week of the show at the Angell College Center desk, $2.

Saturday, April 26

Teaching, Testing and Taking Action Conference, 8:30 a.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall. This conference examines teaching and assessment in this time of high-stakes testing and its impact on students and the community. Parents; teachers-past, present and future; community leaders; and students will be invited to tell their stories of learning and teaching within the No Child Left Behind umbrella. The cost is $10; free for students. For more information, contact Diane Bonenfont, NCTRC director at [email protected] or 518-564-5003 or Jean Mockry, SUNY Plattsburgh special education lecturer, [email protected], 518-564-5137.

Champlain Valley Regional Science Fair, 12:30 - 2 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. High school students from around the region share their science projects. An awards ceremony featuring Gib Brown as the master of ceremonies and awards presenter will begin at 1:30 p.m. The event is presented by the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College.

Tuesday, April 29

Holocaust Remembrance Week, Tuesday, April 29 - Friday, May 2. For information, contact Professor Jonathan Slater at 518-564-2284, unless otherwise noted.

  • 15th Annual Holocaust Commemoration, Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m. Feinberg Library's Holocaust Memorial on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus. This nondenominational service will feature a variety of speakers honoring the victims of the Holocaust.
  • "After Auschwitz," author and survivor Hermann Gruenwald remembers, Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall.

Wednesday, April 30

Holocaust Remembrance Week, Tuesday, April 29 - Friday, May 2. For information, contact Professor Jonathan Slater at 518-564-2284, unless otherwise noted.

  • "Kaddish in Wood," installation of a work by artist Dr. Herbert Savel, Wednesday, April 30, 4 p.m., Feinberg Library Holocaust Memorial.
  • Yom HaShoah, religious service, Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 1 Bowman St., Plattsburgh. For information, call 518-563-3343

Got Clicks? Getting Your Business Plugged Into the Internet, 4 - 6 p.m. Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lake George, N.Y. This workshop is for entrepreneurs with big ideas and little wallets. It will help them drive traffic to Web sites with seven simple, easy-to-follow Internet tactics. For information, contact North Country SBDC at 518-564-2042 or [email protected]. To register online go to http://web.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/sbdc/register.


Thursday, May 1

Holocaust Remembrance Week: "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal," film and discussion with a faculty-student panel, Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall. Thomas Cohen, adjunct lecturer with the Department of Communication and an expert on the cinema, will be leading the post-film discussion. For information, contact Professor Jonathan Slater at 518-564-2284.

A Pre-Law Workshop, "Getting Into and Succeeding in Law School," 12:30 p.m. Room 209, Hawkins Hall. The Honorable Timothy Cox, a 1991 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh's political science program and 1995 graduate of Pace Law School, will present. Cox is chief counsel for Catskill Watershed Corporation and New York State Town Justice for Olive, N.Y. All are welcome.

Faculty Panel Discussion Series on Debt, 4 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion. Dr. Neal Duffy, associate professor of economics and finance; Dr. Karyn Neuhauser, assistant professor of economics and finance; and Dr. Thomas Konda, associate professor of political science, will discuss both public and private debt in the United States. Topics include average family debt, ballooning national debt, bankruptcy reform and credit cards.

Bridging the Divide: Feminism and Politics, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. Lecture by Claire Turenne-Sjolander, a distinguished scholar-in-residence with the Center for the Study of Canada and a professor and associate dean of the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. A prolific author, her recent contributions include the co-edited volume "Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Policy" and several book chapters including essays in "Bridging the Global Divide on Human Rights: a Canadian-China Dialogue" and "Canadian International Security Policy: Reflections for a New Era."

Slideshow and book signing by "Adirondack Rock" authors Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas, 6 - 7:30 p.m. drop-in and book signing, 7:30 - 8 p.m. slideshow and video, 8 -9 p.m. drop-in and book signing, Champlain Valley Hall Lounge. The authors will talk about climbing, show slides, preview a video and sign books. For more information, contact Soroka at 518-564-5292 or [email protected].

Friday, May 2

14th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Angell College Center. Speakers include Dr. Luis Sierra on "Mindfulness Practices for Self-Care," Dr. Taher Zandi on "Management of Cortical and Sub-cortical Alzheimer's Disease," and Dr. Robert Portney on "New Findings and New Directions in Alzheimer's Disease." The fee is $50 for professionals and $40 for students, for family caregivers and for three or more individuals from the same organization. Contact Kate Chilton to register at 518-564-3054. For questions regarding the conference, contact Kenna LaPorte 518-564-3370.

Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Symposium, 1 p.m., Beaumont Hall lobby. Symposium will feature poster presentations of research conducted by undergraduates in the sciences. Refreshments served. Open to everyone. For information, contact Dr. Chris Martine at 518-564-5277.

Poetry Reading by author David Huddle. 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Hall Commons. Huddle, a professor of English at the University of Vermont, is the author of 15 books of poetry, fiction and essays. He will be reading from his new book of poetry "Glory River." A brief question and answer period will follow the reading. Free and open to public.

Friday, May 9

History Department Senior Presentations, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. History seniors present a final historical research project in a public forum. Free.

Northcountry Planetarium Show: Preview of Late Spring and Early Summer, 7 p.m., Northcountry Planetarium, Hudson Hall on SUNY Plattsburgh campus. A live tour of the skies of the coming summer season under our planetarium dome. Constellations and deep sky telescopic objects are shown as they will appear in the actual sky as well as in telescopic and space craft views. Tickets are available at the Angell College Center desk, $2.

Wednesday, May 21

Operating a Food Service Business Series Workshop, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2176 State Route 9, Lake George, N.Y. For reservations contact the Chamber 518-668-5755. For information, contact the North Country Small Business Development Center at 518-564-2520.

Monday, May 25 - Saturday, May 31

MCAT Review, Monday, May 25 - Saturday, May 31, Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center and Room 108, Feinberg Library. The class is open to 20 potential medical school applicants. For information, contact Kate Chilton at 518-564-3054 or [email protected] or go to the Web at www.plattsburghcas.com.

Thursday, May 29

EXPLORE: 31st Heart Teaching Day, 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Workshop features expert speakers on heart-related issues from Plattsburgh, Pittsburgh and New Hampshire. Open to all healthcare professionals and students. Students $50. Professionals $90. For more information, contact Kate Chilton at 518-564-3054 or [email protected] or www.plattsburghcas.com.

Miscellaneous Events

Thursday, May 8 - Monday, May 12

NCAA Division III Softball Regional Championship Tournament, May 8-12, game times TBA, Cardinal Park. Up to eight schools will compete for the regional title with a berth to the NCAA World Series in Salem, Va., at stake. Ticket Prices to be announced. Log on to http://www.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/ for more information when it becomes available.

Saturday, May 17

2008 Spring Commencement Ceremonies, Field House Gymnasium. 10 a.m. for students majoring in education, health and human services, as well as business and economics. 2 p.m. for students in the arts and sciences.

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