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College Presents March Calendar of Events


Plattsburgh, NY (February 25, 2008) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to announce its March 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 Web site at plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouellette, associate director of public relations and publications at 518-564-3095.

March

Saturday, March 1

Literacy Volunteer's Annual Literacy Challenge, noon, Champlain Centre Mall. 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.

Sunday, March 2

Music Faculty Recital, Louise Dionne (Piano), 3 p.m., Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. This concert will include original compositions and pieces by Haydn, Sibelius, Grieg and Mendelssohn. Admission is free. Sponsored by the department of music with support from the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

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.

Records Management Essentials: A Workshop by New York State Archives and Government Services, 1 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. For more information contact Gina Doty, records manager at 518-564-5011 or [email protected] .

Wednesday, March 5

Burghy's Backpack to Briefcase Series: Networking for Career Success, 6 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. This mini-seminar focuses on helping people develop networking skills. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs, the event is 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 phone at 518-564-2592.

Visual Artist Series: Slide Lecture by Ron Fondaw (Sculptor), 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Lecture will feature Fondaw's large-scale ceramic pieces. Since 1983, he has had numerous exhibitions of his sculptures around the world. This presentation is sponsored by the Campus Arts Council and the Student Association. It is free and open to the public.

Asian Studies Film Festival: Anne Cieko Presents, 6:30 p.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall. Anne Cieko, of Amherst College speaks on films from Asian countries with lesser-known but nonetheless thriving film industries. Her talk will feature comments and discussion on the films shown in the previous three weeks of the Asian Studies Film Festival.

Thursday, March 6

Women's Studies Forum for International Women's Day, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angel College Center. Dr. Simona Sharoni of SUNY Plattsburgh's women's studies department will speak on the topic of "Nurturing a Global Movement for Gender Equality: Prospects and Challenges in Many Places Around the World." International Women's Day is celebrated with street marches and public events, which address local gender issues and seek to mobilize more support for efforts to foster gender equality. This forum will explore the prospects of and challenges to linking local struggles and fostering transnational feminist solidarity in the age of empire.

Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion Film Series and WRAP Session: "The Break Up," 7 p.m., E. Glen Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. This event is free to campus and public. For information, contact Kristie Gonyea 518-564-5410.

"Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m., Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. A SUNY Plattsburgh student musical theater production with stage direction by Associate Professor of Theater W. Kim Hartshorn, and musical direction by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Karen Becker. General admission tickets cost $15. Student and senior tickets cost $12. SUNY Plattsburgh students can buy tickets for $5. Event sponsored by the departments of music and theater with support from the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

Friday, March 7

TAC and SBDC Open House, 3 to 5 p.m., 194 U.S. Oval. The Technical Assistance Center and North Country Small Business Development Center celebrate the opening of their new office space. New York State Senator Betty Little and SUNY Plattsburgh John Ettling will speak, starting at 4 p.m. For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the event, please call 518-564-2214.

"Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m., Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. (See March 6 entry for full description.)

African Unity Fashion Show, 7:30 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Experience the sights and sounds of African culture as SUNY Plattsburgh celebrates diversity with this show of African fashions. The show will also feature dances from a variety of cultures. Tickets cost $3 for students and $5 for the general public.

Public Northcountry Planetarium Show: Ephemeris of Late Winter/Early Spring, 7 p.m., Hudson Hall. This show features a live tour of the season's skies under our planetarium dome. Constellations, planets and deep-sky telescopic objects will be shown as they will appear in the actual sky as well as in telescopic views. Tickets are available at the Angell College Center information desk during the week of the show. Admission is $2.

Saturday, March 8

"Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m., Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. (See March 6 entry for full description.)

Sunday, March 9

"Guys and Dolls," 2 p.m., Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. (See March 6 entry for full description.)

Monday, March 10

Shwa, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Alternative rock artist Shwa's sound is inspired by many of today's premier bands including Radiohead, U2, Weezer, Guster, REM, and Coldplay. Sponsored by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, March 11

Burlington Taiko Drummers, 7 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the Taiko. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement. Free.

"Invisible Children" Open Forum, 7 p.m. Warren Ballroom, Angell College Center. The forum features the film "Invisible Children," which documents the Ugandan War and the exploitation of that nation's children. Following the movie, a panel of experts will discuss the topic and offer a question and answer session. The event is sponsored by ONE, a non-profit organization, committed to addressing both foreign and domestic poverty.  Items will be sold to benefit the cause.  The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 12

Women's Studies Forum on Gender and Migration, Post 9/11, 6:30 p.m., Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. This event features Dr. Shree Mulay, the former director of the McGill Centre of Research and Teaching on Women and a professor of medicine. She will discuss gender and migration, post 9/11, in North America as well as legislating tolerance and gynophobia. In this talk, she examines the shift from human to national security issues post 9/11 and looks at the gender-specific impact on men and women. Sponsored by the women's, Canadian and Asian studies programs, the Center for Canadian Studies, and College Auxiliary Services.

Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., WOW Cafe and Wingery, Angell College Center. This free event will feature student acoustic performances. Coffee will be served, free of charge. Sponsored by the Student Association's Activities Coordination Board.

New Venture Start-Up 101, 4:30 p.m., Halstead Hall, Rouses Point, N.Y. This workshop features information on how to start a business. Those who find the idea of starting their own business appealing but don't know where to begin should consider registering. Sponsored by the North Country Small Business Development Center at SUNY Plattsburgh. To register, call 518-564-2042 or email [email protected] .

Thursday, March 13

Health Savings Accounts vs. Traditional Health Plans for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses, 4 p.m., North Country Small Business Development Center Office, Room 220, 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. 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: health insurance costs overview, health plan options, traditional health plans, alternative health plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), HSAs vs. flex accounts, saving money with HSAs, government regulations of HSAs, and setting up HSAs. There will also be a questions and answer session. To register, call 518-564-2042 or email [email protected] .

Women's Studies Forum on the Politics of Birth Control with Dr. Shree Mulay, 12:30 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. This event features Dr. Shree Mulay, the former director of the McGill Centre of Research and Teaching on Women and professor and faculty of medicine. She will discuss the politics of birth control and the need for a paradigm shift. This talk builds on the raison d'etre for unsafe measures of contraception promoted in the South and in inner cities across North America. She will also discuss similar issues with a global perspective. Sponsored by the women's, Canadian and Asian studies programs, the Center for Canadian Studies, and College Auxiliary Services.

Moving Toward the Future: Advancing the Education of Registered Nurses, 5 p.m., Warren Ballroom, Angell College Center. Area nurses and community members discuss on Nursing Education Advancement in New York State, Assembly Bill 2480/Senate Bill S294. This legislation requires that new RNs earn a bachelor's degree in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure. A meal will be included. The registration fee is $16.00 for members and $18.00 for non-members. The member discount applies to members of District 8 or Gamma Delta. Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Delta and New York State Nurses Association, District 8. For information, contact Debbie Zinser, 518-564-4227 or [email protected] .

Friday, March 14

Unified Teacher-to-Teacher Science Conference and Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. All science teachers of students in grades seven through 12 are welcome to participate in community building with other science researchers and educators. Speakers include Dr. Aileen McDonaghue from St. Lawrence University; Dr. John Bean from Clarkson University; Dr. Kathleen Lavoie, dean of arts and sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh; Dr. Linda Luck, professor of chemistry/biochemistry at SUNY Plattsburgh; Jennie Meyer-Slattery, a research associate and biology teacher in Plattsburgh; Dr. Tim Mihuc, associate professor of environmental science and director of the Lake Champlain Research Institute; and various poster presenters. Please register in advance. For registration or information, e-mail Karen Larken at [email protected] .

Saturday, March 15

Spiking Down Heart Disease Volleyball Tournament: Fourth Annual Co-ed Quads Tournament for Ages 18 and Up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium, Rugar Street. Teams that sign up will support the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women Movement" and Plattsburgh State Women's Volleyball program. Four team members must be on the court at one time. Each team must have at least one female on the floor. All-girl teams are eligible. The cost is $15 per person with up to six people on a team. The deadline for signing up is Feb. 29. A $20 deposit is required. For more information, contact Dena O'Connell at 518-569-5142 or at [email protected] .

Sunday, March 16

Spiking Down Heart Disease Volleyball Tournament: Fourth Annual Co-ed Quads Tournament for Ages 18 and Up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium, Rugar Street. (See March 15 entry for complete description.)

Tuesday, March 18

New Venture Start-Up 101, 8:30 a.m., Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lake George, N.Y.  This workshop features information on how to start a business. Those who find the idea of starting their own business appealing but don't know where to begin should consider registering for this seminar. To register, call 518-564-2042 or email [email protected] .

Thursday, March 20

Starting a Food Service Business: Food Safety, Permits, Regulatory Issues, North Country Small Business Development Center, Room 220, 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh. This workshop is for those already running a food service business or thinking of starting one. Two sessions available: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.. Sponsored by the Clinton County Health Department. For more information, call 518-564-2042 or email [email protected] .

Monday, March 24

French Film Festival, 7 p.m., Yokum 202. Free public screening of one of five fictional films from France and Quebec. Sponsored by the department of foreign languages and literature. For more information contact Marie Cusson, 518-564-3831 or [email protected] .

Tuesday, March 25

Cardinal Graduation Expo, noon to 6 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angel College Center. This program is designed to inform May graduates of all graduation requirements. Representatives from the Office of the Registrar, Financial Services, the Career Development Center, Graduate Admissions, and the Plattsburgh Alumni Association will be present, as will vendors for announcements, graduation regalia, college rings, and diploma frames. For more information, contact Michelle Marcil at 518-564-2082 or [email protected] .

Burghy's Backpack to Briefcase Series: Money Management, noon, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. This event is a mini-seminar about financial planning given by Steve Frederick, treasurer of the Plattsburgh Alumni Association and dean of development and alumni affairs at Clinton Community College. Sponsored by The Plattsburgh Alumni Association, this event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Michael Cashman, assistant director of alumni affairs for student/alumni programs, by emailing him at [email protected] or by calling him at 518-564-2592.

Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Alumni Conference Room. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

French Film Festival, 7 p.m., Yokum 209. (Please note that tonight's activities take place in a different room. Events will be held in room 202 on every other night of the festival.) Free public screening of one of five fictional films from France and Quebec. For more information contact Marie Cusson, 518-564-3831 or [email protected] .

Thursday, March 27

"Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers" by Kwame Anthony Appiah, guest speaker, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium. Sponsored by President's Speakers Series and the American Democracy Project. Free and open to the public. For more information email [email protected] , or call 518-564-5402.

French Film Festival, 7 p.m., Yokum 202. Free public screening of one of five fictional films from France and Quebec. Sponsored by the department of foreign languages and literature. For more information contact Marie Cusson, 518-564-3831 or cusso[email protected] .

Friday, March 28

Creating an Effective Web Presence: Workshops for Newspaper Professionals, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Krinovitz Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Mike Dupras from The Syracuse Post Standard will discuss setting up a Web site. Steve Carlic, government editor for The Syracuse Post Standard, will discuss how financing and writing a Web site.  There will also be a panel discussion by Mike Dupras, team leader of graphics and Web development from The Syracuse Post Standard; Paul Block, executive director of timesunion.com, The Albany Times Union; and Matt Powers, online editor of The Burlington Free Press, who will discuss Web development in New York and Vermont papers. A question and answer period will follow. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Davis, Journalism Department, 518-564-2423 or [email protected] .

Public Northcountry Planetarium Show: Are You Smarter Than a Third-Grader? 7 p.m., Northcountry Planetarium, Hudson Hall. In this show, we invite audience members to see a small selection of the things our kindergarten through third grade students experience when they take trips from their schools to visit the planetarium. Be ready to play dot-to-dot with stars, find pictures on the moon and explore planets. Do you know as much astronomy as a third-grader? Tickets are available at the Angell College Center information desk during the week of the show. Admission is $2.

French Film Festival, 7 p.m., Yokum 202. Free public screening of one of five fictional films from France and Quebec. Sponsored by the department of foreign languages and literature. For more information contact Marie Cusson, 518-564-3831 or [email protected] .

Saturday, March 29

Faculty Recital: Adjunct Lecturer Ellen Powell (Bass) with Guest Artist Lar Duggan (Piano), from Burlington, 7:30 p.m., Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh presents a concert of jazz standards and original tunes. Free admission. Sponsored by the department of music with support from the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

Kid's Nite Out, 5 to 9 p.m. The women's basketball team will host this event for children ages 6 to 13. For information, contact Cheryl Cole at 518-564-4147.

Monday, March 31

Presidents' Speaker Series: Ray Suarez on "Diversity in Journalism," 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Suarez, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a veteran journalist recognizable from PBS's The NewsHour and NPR's "Talk of the Nation." His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. He's been a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, a producer for ABC Radio Network in New York, a reporter for CBS Radio in Rome and other American and British news services. A distinguished and award-winning journalist, he is a life member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Referring to his experience, he will discuss diversity in journalism. Sponsored by the Presidents' Speakers Series and the American Democracy Project, the event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information contact Cori Matthews at [email protected] .

Carnival Days, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The College Bookstore, Saranac Hall. The event will feature free popcorn and cotton candy as well as games throughout the store. Sponsored by The College Store, Saranac Hall. For more information, contact Michelle Marcil at 518-564-2082 or [email protected] .

Ongoing Events

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 .

Director's Choice Exhibit, through April 6, weekdays, noon to 4 p.m., Burke Gallery, Meyers Fine Arts Building. In the last 30 years, the art collection of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum has increased from approximately 500 works to over 10,000 pieces. This exhibition in the Burke Gallery is a selection made by the Museum Director Edward R. Brohel, from acquisitions during these past 30 years.

Free Tax Assistance, through March 31, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Clinton County Senior Citizens Council, 5139 North Catherine St. Volunteers, including 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 through April 15 at 518-570-9887. Sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.

Super Saturday School, Saturdays, March 29 through May 3, 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). 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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