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College presents sampling of public events through June


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2009) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to present this updated calendar of public events through June. It contains a sampling of arts, workshops, talks and other events at the college, all of which are open to the public and many of which are free of charge.

For more information, visit the college's Web site at plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouellette, associate director of public relations and publications, at 518-564-3095 or [email protected].

April

Friday, April 24

Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, 1-4 p.m. Beaumont Hall lobby, SUNY Plattsburgh. Poster presentations by current students doing research in biology, chemistry, ecology, physics and environmental science. Sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. Refreshments served. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Martine, president, SUNY Plattsburgh Chapter of Sigma Xi at 518-564-5277 or [email protected] .

Earth Week film: "An Inconvenient Truth: Myth and Facts of Global Climate Change." 6 p.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Screening of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning film on climate change. Discussion follows. Presentation by SUNY Plattsburgh's Environmental Action Committee.

"The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" 7:30 p.m. Studio Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh. Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play about a successful middle-aged architect who confesses to his wife and son that he is having an affair with a goat. Tickets available at the Angell College Center desk and at the door. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

ChoralFest 2009, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. College Chorale and Cardinal Singers perform. $8 general admission. $5 students, seniors and SUNY Plattsburgh employees. $2 SUNY Plattsburgh students. Tickets at the Angell College Center desk and at the door. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Film: "The Music Within," 10 p.m. Cumberland 12 Theater, Route 9 North, Plattsburgh. Film about Richard Pimentel, public speaker with a troubled past who returns from Vietnam severely hearing impaired and finds new purpose in his landmark efforts on behalf of Americans with disabilities. Benefits National Student Speech Language Hearing Club. For more information, call 518-564-5276.

Holocaust Remembrance Week: "Days of Remembrance" exhibition, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh and online atwww.plattsburgh.edu/library/. Library and Information Services is hosting an in-house and virtual "Days of Remembrance" exhibition of media and materials related to the Holocaust.

Saturday, April 25

Earth Week hike through Rugar Woods, noon-1:30 p.m. Presentation by SUNY Plattsburgh's Environmental Action Committee.

"The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" 7:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Karen Becker and Friends, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Featuring Dr. Karen Becker, piano, and guest Vale Rideout, tenor. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Holocaust Remembrance Week: "Days of Remembrance" exhibition, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh and online atwww.plattsburgh.edu/library/. See April 24 listing.

Sunday, April 26

Voice Masterclass: Classical and Cross-over Singing, noon, Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Guest Vale Rideout. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, 1-3 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Acknowledges efforts and academic achievement of seniors graduating in the top 10 percent within their major as well as junior students who are in the top 7.5 percent of their major. Phi Kappa Phi is open to all students on campus.

Holocaust Remembrance Week: "Days of Remembrance" exhibition, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh and online atwww.plattsburgh.edu/library/. See April 24 listing.

Monday, April 27

Sinfonia Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Elizabeth Gorevic, director. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Tuesday, April 28

Financial Managment for Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros. 8-10 a.m. Marriott Courtyard, 5920 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. John Parmalee, lecturer in hotel, restaurant and tourism management program, will provide insight on some financial management techniques to help food-service owners and managers maximize profitability in their operations. To register or for more information, contact Lori Statts, 523-9223.

Chamber Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Wednesday, April 29

Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority and Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Meet the Neighbors Dinner, 4-7 p.m. Alpha Chi Rho, 147 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Free dinner and a chance for members of the community and members of SUNY Plattsburgh's Greek community to get to know one another. Benefits the American Cancer Society and Sharsheret Breast Cancer Society.

Faculty Showcase: Philosophy for Children, 7 p.m. Amnesty Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Dr. Beth Dixon, department of philosophy, and SUNY Plattsburgh students in the Philosophy in the Schools program, discuss how the program works, what teachers and educators do in their classrooms with the Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum of philosophy novels and teacher resource guides.

Thursday, April 30

Systems and Standards for Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros. 8-10 a.m. Marriott Courtyard, 5920 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. Andy Allison, business adviser for the North Country Small Business Development Center, will discuss best practices for standardizing operations and establishing systems that will help improve consistency, productivity and overall profitability. To register or for more information, contact Lori Statts, 523-9223.

Lake Champlain Research Institute Seminar: "Lake Champlain and Its Future," 12:30 p.m. Room 106, Hudson Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Mike Winslow, staff scientist for the Lake Champlain Committee and author of the book, "Lake Champlain: A Natural History," discusses issues ranging from environmental advocacy to the natural history of Lake Champlain.

Schools of the Future Conference, "Their Stories: Bringing Students' Lives into the Classroom Through Writing," featuring Linda Christensen, 1-3 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Free and open to area teachers and college instructors. Christensen, director of the Oregon Writing Project in the Graduate School of Lewis & Clark College, will engage participants in writing activities that invite students to bring their lives into the classroom. She will also address how engaging students through writing can be connected to curriculum standards.

Reader's Theater with Dr. John Shout, 7 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh campus. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Schools of the Future Conference, "Integrating Home, Community and School: Parents, Teachers, Students and the Community Working Together to Bring Change to Schools of the Future," featuring Linda Christensen, 7:30-9 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Christensen, the director of the Oregon Writing Project, will focus on engaging parents, schools, and community members in conversations about how together they can create the schools they desire for children. Free and open to the public.

33rd Annual Jazz Festival, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Dr. Rick Davies and Jazzismo with guest artist, Ray Vega, trumpet. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

May

Friday, May 1

Northeast Section, American Society of Plant Biologists Symposium: "Auxin: The Pervasive Plant Hormone," SUNY Plattsburgh. Speakers include Lawrence Hobbie of Adelphi University speaking about the "Search for the Auxin Receptor," Glorida Muday of Wake Forest University, speaking about "Endogenous Regulation of Auxin Transport" and Marta Laskowski of Oberlin College on "The Role of Auxin in Lateral Root Formation." For information, visit the Web at plattsburghcas1.com/NEBio/index.html.

North Country Literature Festival, 3-8 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Celebration of literature, writing and literacy scholarship. For more information, contact Matt Bondurant at [email protected] or 571-332-4606.

  • 3-4 p.m. Commons Room, Champlain Valley Hall. Panel Discussion: "Graduate School for Literature, ELA and Creative Writing: Where Do I Begin?" SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and recent graduate school grads discuss their experiences and field questions from the audience on all aspects of graduate school, including reference letters, applications, funding, coursework, student teaching and the job market. Free and open to the public.
  • 4:30-6 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. North Country Literature Festival Keynote Reading. Novelist Heather O'Neill, author of "Lullabies for Little Criminals" and poet Jane Springer, author of "Dear Blackbird," read from their works. Free and open to the public.

Reader's Theater with Dr. John Shout, 7 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

33rd Annual Jazz Festival: Festival Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Ray Vega performs with SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble and Mambo Combo. Dr. Rick Davies, director. $8 general admission. $5 faculty, staff, seniors and students. $2 SUNY Plattsburgh students. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Saturday, May 2

Northeast Section, American Society of Plant Biologists Symposium: "Auxin: The Pervasive Plant Hormone," See May 1 listing.

Lyric Scenes Workshop: "Classic Broadway," 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh. Timothy Morningstar, director. Dr. Karen Becker, music director. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Sunday, May 3

Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seton Academy, 23 St. Charles St., Plattsburgh. Pancakes, real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Members of the SUNY Plattsburgh men's basketball team will also be holding a children's basketball shootout challenge at the event. Benefits Beartown Ski Area, hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh public relations students. $6 adults. $3.50 under 12. Under 5 free. For more information, call Amber Shaffer at 315-345-4756.

Lyric Scenes Workshop presents "Classic Broadway," 2 p.m. See May 2 listing.

Monday, May 4

Ethics in the News Media Panel Discussion . Noon-1 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. A panel of journalists and journalism faculty from the Center for Communication and Journalism will discuss local case studies from the past year. Audience members are invited to ask questions and make points during the discussion. Panelists include Stephanie Gorin and Gus Rosendale, anchors from WPTZ; Bob Grady, editor, Press-Republican; Lois Clermont, news editor, Press-Republican; Ryan Hayner, editor in chief, Cardinal Points; Jessica Bakeman, managing editor, Cardinal Points; Dr. Jonathan Slater and Shawn Murphy, associate professors of journalism, Center for Communication and Journalism. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 5

Marketing for Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros. 8-10 a.m. Marriott Courtyard, 5920 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. Rick Leibowitz, regional director, North Country Small Business Development Center, will discuss ways to identify marketplace position and seek out new opportunities to increase revenues. To register or for more information, contact Lori Statts, 523-9223.

David Cay Johnston. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Room 208, Yokum Lecture Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the New York Times who uncovered the Enron tax scandal and more, discusses media, ethics and the law and his new book, "Free Lunch," which exposes the transfers of wealth from the poor, middle class and affluent to the super rich. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Channing Gerard Joseph at 518-564-2448.

Wednesday, May 6

Guitar Studio and Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Michael Angelo Fratino, director. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Ringing Down the Curtain, 7 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh. A showcase of student theater works from the semester including student dance performances directed by Phillip Cole. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Thursday, May 7

Women's Studies Award Ceremony, Exhibit and End-of-Year Party, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Annual English Department Student Awards Ceremony, 4:15 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Students awarded departmental scholarships and prizes given for fiction, poetry and essays, and new members will be inducted into the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Butterfield, 518-564-2428.

Ringing Down the Curtain, 7 p.m. See May 6 listing.

Friday, May 8

Senior Recital, 7:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Ah Young You, piano. Free and open to the public.

Senior History Projects, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. History majors will present their senior projects. For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Gordon at 518-564-5212.

Saturday, May 9

GospelFest, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Inspirational song and dance concert. Performance by guest artist the University of Toronto Gospel Choir. $12 general admission advance; $15 day of show. $5 students advance; $8 day of show. Under 5 free. Tickets available at the Angell College center desk, Great Adirondack Soup Company, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, and Wooden Ski and Wheel. For more information, contact Sally Urban, 518-564-5078 or at [email protected] .

Friday, May 15

10th Annual Arts and Science Academic Achievement Award Ceremony, 5 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Celebration of student academic achievement includes presentation of academic awards and scholarships to students from departments in the division of Arts and Science. A reception follows. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Lavoie at 518-564-3150 or [email protected] .

Saturday, May 16

SUNY Plattsburgh Spring/Summer Commencement Ceremonies, 10 a.m. (Education, Health and Human Services, School of Business and Economics) and 2 p.m. (Arts and Science) Field House, SUNY Plattsburgh. Education.

Monday, May 18

Keeping Score to Win the Game: Increasing Your Bottom Line. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake. Rick Leibowitz, regional director, North Country Small Business Development Center, will discuss options and information business owners should gather to make educated decisions and ways to determine the best course toward making businesses more profitable. To register or for more information, contact Lori Statts, 518-523-9223.

Tuesday, May 19-Thursday, May 21

2009 Global Supply Chain Management Conference. All day. Angel College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Focus on cross-border issues relating to supply chain management, including transportation logistics and flow of goods and services across borders. $195 three days. $99 one day. For more information, contact Brian Neureuther at 518-564-419 or [email protected] or visit them on the Web at www.plattburghcas1.com/GSCM

June

Thursday, June 4-Saturday, June 6

Conference on New York State History, various times, various venues. SUNY Plattsburgh. Several hundred historians, librarians, archivists, professional educators and community members converge for 30th annual conference featuring more than 30 sessions throughout the three-day event. Events open to the public include "Continental Engagement: U.S.-Canada Relationships, 1609 to the Present," at 7:30 p.m. in Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh; and a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer, who will speak on "A Frenchman in New York: Champlain Among the Mohawk in 1609." More information, including registration and complete schedules, see www.nysha.org

Thursday, June 18

SUNY Plattsburgh Speech and Hearing Center Open House, 2-5:30 p.m. Room 224, Sibley Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Tours of the clinic, free hearing screenings, informational materials and refreshments. Licensed audiologists and speech language pathologists will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, contact the Speech and Hearing Center at 518-564-2170.

Wednesday, June 24

Managing E-Mail Effectively. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Cardinal Lounge, Angell Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Workshop discusses how to identify records transmitted via e-mail, identify the retention period for e-mail records, file, maintain and preserve e-mail and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gina Doty at 518-564-5011 or [email protected]

July

Monday, July 13- Thursday, July 23

The 11th Annual Lake Champlain Sea Kayak Institute, all day, Valcour Educational Conference Center, Peru. The institute is open to all levels of paddlers and offers programs for new or beginning paddlers and for experienced paddlers. For schedule, costs and registration information contact Larry Soroka at 518-564-5292 or [email protected] .

Ongoing

Through May 17

Senior Exhibition 2009: "Hello, My Name is ..." noon-4 p.m. daily, Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. Exhibit showcases the works of SUNY Plattsburgh seniors. For information, contact Marjorie Quesnell, museum secretary at 518-564-2474 or [email protected] .

Through July 6

"Rockwell Kent: This Is My Own," 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y. Exhibition of fine art from the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Rockwell Kent Collection. The exhibition chronicles the life and work of Rockwell Kent; included are paintings, drawings, prints, books, bookplates, photographs, dinnerware, advertising art and more. To contact the New York State Museum, call 518-474-5877. To contact the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, contact Marjorie Quesnell, museum secretary at 518-564-2474 or [email protected].

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