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College Presents February Calendar of Events


Plattsburgh, NY (January 23, 2008) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to announce its February events calendar. This calendar is distributed once a month and contains a wide sampling of events at the college, including theater programs, concerts, business programs, and scholarly talks.

For more information on these events, visit the college's Website at plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouellette, associate director of public relations and publications at 518-564-3095.

February

Friday, Feb. 1

Sportswriters Panel, 1 p.m., Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh Adjunct Lecturer Luke Cyphers, an ESPN Magazine writer, will host two noted sportswriters: ESPN Magazine colleagues Buster Olney and Jon Scher. Olney is a senior baseball writer for the magazine and a regular contributor to "Sports Center," "Baseball Tonight," ESPN.com and ESPN Radio. Scher is a senior baseball editor for the magazine. Among his other jobs, Scher has worked as managing editor of Baseball America and a reporter, editor and writer for Sports Illustrated. He has also helped launch SI.com. Sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh's department of journalism, the Center for Communication and Journalism, and Cyphers, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shawn Murphy, journalism department chair, 518-564-2422, [email protected]urgh.edu or Luke Cyphers, 518-324-3220, [email protected].

[Postponed] Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Open House, 3 to 5 p.m., 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. The SBDC and TAC will celebrate the opening of their new office space with remarks from New York State Senator Betty Little and SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling, starting at 4 p.m. The School of Business and Economics will also launch its new Small Business Incubator program at this event. R.S.V.P. by calling 518-564-2214, on or before Jan. 29.

Monday, Feb. 4

Information on Master's in Business Administration (MBA) Options and the 4+1 MBA, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., information table in the Angell College Center, and 4 to 5 p.m., information session in the Mowry Conference Room, Redcay Hall. The School of Business and Economics and the Career Development Center will host Brenda Kozsan, director of graduate business programs at Clarkson University, as she discusses MBA options and gives information on the 4+1 MBA agreement to all those who are interested.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The Banff Mountain Film Festival has celebrated the spirit of adventure and the mountain environment through motion pictures for the past 27 years, bringing the world's best films on mountain themes to the town of Banff, Canada and to locations around North America. The festival features films, seminars, speakers, panel discussions, an adventure trade fair, a craft sale and a climbing wall. For more information, visit the Web at plattsburgh.edu/adx/films or send an email to [email protected]. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the show or by contacting Dr. Larry Soroka at 518-564-5292. They cost $6 for the general public and $4 for SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff. They are free for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Sponsored by The Adirondack Experience, Department of Expeditionary Studies, Student Association, College Auxiliary Services.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Plattsburgh Army ROTC Information Session on the Leader's Training Course - Summer Internship at Fort Knox, Ky., 5 to 6 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. The ROTC program will host an information session regarding this opportunity. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Plattsburgh Army ROTC via phone at 518-564-2769/2771 or via email at [email protected].

Thursday, Feb. 7

Visual Artist Series: Lecture by Photographer Todd Hildo, 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Hildo, a San Francisco Bay area artist and photographer, will talk about his work. He is considered to be a master with light and color, using it to help illuminate the anonymity of place, location and self. Sponsored by the Campus Arts Council and the Student Association, this event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 8

Bidding and Estimating for Construction & Service Businesses, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Small Business Development Center Office, 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Do not leave your bidding and estimating process to chance. You no longer have to take a gamble on determining the cost of a project. The program's agenda includes the following: (1.) a description of the bidding process, (2.) material needs and sourcing, (3.) blueprints, (4.) frequently overlooked hidden costs, (5.) bidding for NYS Procurement. The cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. RSVP by calling 518-564-2042 or emailing [email protected].

Tuesday, Feb. 12

VetPRENEUR: Veterans Forum, 8 a.m. to noon, VFW #125, 125 Boynton Avenue, Plattsburgh. Veterans, disabled veterans, and spouses of Veterans are invited to learn some of the opportunities available to them in starting their own businesses. Sponsored by NYBDC and VFW Post #125.

Gallery Music "Meet and Greet" Reception, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Main Lobby, Myers Fine Arts Building. The department of music will host a "Meet and Greet" reception for music students or students interested in a music major, minor or concentration. Faculty will perform. Refreshments are provided. Free and open to the public.

"Lessons from the Edge: Climbing and Doing Business in the Global Economy," a lecture and slide show by Henry Barber, 7:30 p.m., Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Harry Barber, who was named to the list of the ten stars of the American climbing history by Climbing Magazine, will speak. Barber is credited with "pushing the sport of rock climbing to an entirely new level during the height of his career in the mid-1970s," according to a press release from his company, XDOGS.COM. Barber has climbed in over 25 countries, with many solo first ascents. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Expeditionary Studies; the School of Business and Economics; and College Auxiliary Services. For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 13

"Tintamarre: The Acadian Experience in North America," a Canadian Film 6 p.m., Room 202, Yokum Hall. A 2004 National Film Board of Canada documentary about the Acadian revival in the Province of New Brunswick and the world since the 1970s. Award-winning film maker, Andre Gladu. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Canada.

Coffeehouse, 8 to 10 p.m., WOW Cafe and Wingery, the Angell College Center. Free and open to the public, this event will feature student acoustic performances. Free coffee will be served. Sponsored by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board.

"Journey to the Soul: an International Perspective on Climbing, History, Ethics and Style," a lecture and slide show by Henry Barber, 7:30 p.m., Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Barber will give a second lecture. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Expeditionary Studies; the School of Business and Economics; and College Auxiliary Services. For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Asian Studies Film Festival: "Phorpa" (The Cup), a Bhutan Film, 6:30 p.m., Yokum Hall, Room 200. Described by the New York Post as "amazingly original and exhilarating," this film chronicles the real-life efforts of Himalayan Buddhist Monks to watch the World Cup finals, against the opposition of the lamas in charge. Winner at Puscan International Film Festival and an official selection at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 16

"Twelve Angry Men," 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh theatre department and the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council. Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake will present the play "Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose. Tickets can be purchased at the door on Feb. 16. Please arrive early to avoid long lines. Tickets cost $10 for the general public; $8 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $2 with SUNY Plattsburgh Student ID. Tickets are available pre-sale at Angell College Center Desk for SUNY Plattsburgh students only. No reservations.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Brave New Voices Poetry Slam, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Free of charge. Some of the nation's best performance poets will be at SUNY Plattsburgh for one night of unnerving and electrifying poetic bombs. Are you ready for an assault on your mind? Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement and the Student Association.

Student/Alumni Center for Professional Development Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Room 113B, Kehoe Building. This event is open to all. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are particularly encouraged to come and learn more about this new campus resource. For more information, contact Michael Cashman, assistant director of alumni affairs for student/alumni programs via email at [email protected] or phone at 518-564-2592.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Concert by Makio, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. An up-and-coming R&B talent, Makio offers smooth melodic vocals, guitar skills, and dance choreography that are the buzz around the northeast. Ticketing information is to be announced. Hosted by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board.

Asian Studies Film Festival: "Tears of the Black Tiger," a Thai film, 6:30 p.m., Room 200,Yokum Hall. Described as "weirdly engaging," this film is both a parody and homage to American westerns. It offers a lot of action, excitement and romance.

Thursday, Feb. 21

"Politics? Who, me?" a Presentation by Dr. Henry Milner, 4:30 p.m., Room 106, Hudson Hall. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project. For more information contact [email protected], 518-564-5402.

Alternative Spring Break Service Auction, 7 p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. No admission charge. One of the Alternative Break Program's biggest fundraisers, this auction offers a chance to bid on gift certificates, services, and merchandise from many local businesses and campus student organizations. Attendees are also eligible to win great door prizes. Auctioneer Steve Brodi from Bridge Street Auction is back for his 13th year as a volunteer.

Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion (CDPI) Film and WRAP Session: "What's Love Got to Do With It," 7 p.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall. This event is free to campus and public. For information, contact Kristie Gonyea 518-564-5410.

Burghy's Backpack to Briefcase Series: Networking for Career Success, noon to 1:30 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. This is a mini-seminar to help people develop networking skills. Sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Office of Alumni Affairs. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Michael Cashman, assistant director of alumni affairs for student/alumni programs, via email at [email protected] or via phone at 518-564-2592.

Saturday, Feb. 23
Black History A Cappella Concert, 7 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
This concert spotlights the efforts of the Gospel Choir and community members who have taken part in a workshop led by Dr. Anthony Leach. For more information on the workshop, see the section on Ongoing Events. The cost of admission is $1 or a can of food. This program benefits the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association and the Interfaith Food Shelf.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Key Winds Trio Concert, 2 to 4 p.m., Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh music department and the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council. This event will feature SUNY Plattsburgh music faculty members Janine Scherline on clarinet and Janice Kyle on oboe, together with David Carpenter on piano. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Employer Compliance Assistance Forum, 1 to 4 p.m., Plattsburgh OneWorkSource, Room 220, 194 US Oval. Sponsored by the North Country Small Business Development Center, U.S. Department of Labor and NYS Department of Labor, this forum will provide valuable information to small business owners regarding occupational safety and heath concerns, and labor and employment issues. Discover how compliance assistance can strengthen your small business and get expert information on Department of Labor rules regarding minimum wage, overtime, fair labor standards, workplace safety, and employee health and pension benefits. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Small Business Programs, Wage and Hour Division, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will participate in the forum and answer questions. For reservations call 518-564-2042 or email [email protected] by Feb. 22.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Asian Studies Film Festival: "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros," 6:30 p.m., Room 200,Yokum Hall. The story of a young gay teenager, loyal to his family of petty criminals, who becomes close to a handsome police officer and is forced to make difficult choices. The winner of awards at numerous international film festivals, this film was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Coffeehouse: Special Guest Performers, Ryanhood, 8 to 10 p.m., WOW Cafe and Wingery, Angell College Center. Free of charge. This event features acoustic performances by the group. Free coffee will be served. Sponsored by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Annual Health and Wellness Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Health and Psychological Services Center in conjunction with Sodexho Services hosts the Annual Wellness Fair. This event is designed to let people know about health venues both on and off campus, from those that promote nutrition and exercise to those that promote psychological and spiritual well-being. Plenty of interactive displays, information and health checks for everyone. Community Link Mobile Health is offering blood sugar testing for $5 and cholesterol screening for $10. Sponsored by the Student Health and Psychological Services Center, the event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact Jerimy Blowers at 518-564-2187.

Department of Labor Compliance Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Malone OneWorkSource on Finney Blvd. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center in conjunction with the New York State Department of Labor. RSVP by calling 518-564-2042 or emailing [email protected].

Please note that the following workshop has been moved to March 13.Health Savings Accounts vs. Traditional Health Plans for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses, 4 to 6 p.m., Small Business Development Center Office, 194 US Oval, Room 220. This event is designed to help business owners understand alternative approaches to health care coverage during this period of spiraling costs. The agenda will include the following: (1.) health insurance costs overview, (2.) health plan options, (3.) traditional health plans, (4.) alternative health plans, (5.) health savings accounts (HSAs),(6.) HSAs vs. flex accounts, (7.) saving money with HSAs, (8.) government regulations of HSAs, (9.) structuring and setting up HSAs, (10.) questions and answers. Register by calling 518-564-2042 or emailing [email protected].

March

Saturday, March 1

Literacy Volunteer's Annual Literacy Challenge, noon, Champlain Centre Mall. Come join the literacy stars. Local teams composed of four members will compete in a fun, live quiz show on science, history/geography, sports, arts/literature, and current events. Proceeds go to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County. Co-sponsored by the Press-Republican and Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary. A tax exempt donation of $250 per team is required to participate. Contact Norma Menard, Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County at 518-564-5332 or at [email protected] for more information.

Tuesday, March 4

Comedian Ronnie Jordan, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Free of charge. Gifted funny-man, Ronnie Jordan, visits SUNY Plattsburgh as one of the country's hottest up-and-coming comedians. He has shared concert dates with stand-up heavyweights Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mike Epps and others. Sponsored by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board.

Ongoing Events

A Cappella Vocal Clinic with Dr. Anthony Leach, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn vocal techniques with SUNY Plattsburgh's Gospel Choir. Dr. Leach is an associate professor of music education at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. The workshop will end with a Black History A Cappella Concert on Saturday. See other listing.

Nina Winkel Clay Drawings Exhibition, noon to 4 p.m. Myers Fine Arts Building, runs through Jan. 20. Closed legal holidays. When world-renowned sculptor Nina Winkel started a piece, she worked not from sketches but rather from rough terra cotta models, creating masterpieces in and of themselves. A collection of Winkel's clay concept pieces are currently featured in "Nina Winkel: Clay Drawings," in the Burke Gallery of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. For information call 518-564-2474.

2007 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., main lobby, Myers Fine Arts Building, runs through March 16. Closed legal holidays. This show includes work in all mediums taught by the SUNY Plattsburgh art department. It was created, juried and installed as a practicum by the museum class (ART 472-ART 473), under the direction and organization of David Driver, museum preparator. For more information, visit our website: www.plattsburgh.edu/museum.

Free Tax Assistance, Clinton County Senior Citizens Council, 5139 North Catherine St, Plattsburgh. Volunteers, including some SUNY Plattsburgh accounting majors, will prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns for local residents and students. This service is free of charge and open to everyone, not just senior citizens. For information, call the AARP Tax-Aide program, January 28 through April 15 at 570-9887. Sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation. For information call 518-570-9887, Jan. 28 through April 15.

  • Jan. 28 through 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 1 through 29 - Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday, Feb. 18, for President's Day.
  • March 1 through 31 - Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Some hours available in April.

Super Saturday School, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sibley Hall. (Enter through north doors of Sibley's front parking lot.) Super Saturday School is the primary project of the Adirondack Advocacy for Gifted Education (AAGE). Housed in Sibley Hall, and supported by the College of Education at SUNY Plattsburgh, its goal is to serve the needs of community K-12 students who fall into the category of "special abilities" as proposed by the Regents Task Force in Education. If you believe you have a gifted child or know of someone whose child may benefit from a fast-paced, in-depth program, contact Dr. Karen Agne, Director, at 518-564-5136 or [email protected]. Screening for enrollment is free and is ongoing throughout the year. The cost is $90 for all six Saturdays, or you may also pay $15 per Saturday or $8 per class.

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