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SUNY Plattsburgh Presents May Calendar of Events


PLATTSBURGH, NY (April 15, 2008) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to announce a calendar of events for the end of April through May. 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.

PLATTSBURGH, NY (April 15, 2008) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to announce a calendar of events for the end of April through May. 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 www.plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouellette, associate director of public relations and publications at 518-564-3095.

April

Thursday, April 17

Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh's student concert band will perform a variety of traditional and new music for winds and percussion directed by Daniel Gordon, associate professor. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

Student Panel Discussion Series, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. The Student Panel Discussion Series presents a two-hour program exploring diversity-related topics led by a panel of students. Free and open to the public.

Singer Keni Thomas, 8 p.m. Warren Ballroom, Angell College Center. One of Nashville's rising stars performs acoustic country music. Tickets available at the Angell College Center information desk for $2. Free for SUNY Plattsburgh students.

Friday, April 18

Take Back the Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. This is an annual event which raises awareness about violence against women. It features campus and community speakers, entertainment and a speak-out session followed by a march through Plattsburgh and a candlelight vigil. Free. For more information, contact Connie Oxford, faculty advisor to the Center for Womyn's Concerns and the National Organization for Women Campus Action Network, at [email protected] or 518-564-4228.

Saturday, April 19

Karen Becker and Friends, Guest Artist Recital Series, “Old Friends and New Friends," 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Event features Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Becker (piano) with visiting guest artists Daisy Jopling (violin) and Ann Ellsworth (French horn). Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected].

Sunday, April 20

4th Annual Autism Walk, 10 a.m., PARC Oval. The event includes food, music, information on autism spectrum disorders, an obstacle course, face painting and a raffle. The brochure, a donor tracking form and additional information can be obtained at www.autismawarenesswalk.org. Proceeds benefit Nexus, a program of the SUNY Plattsburgh psychology department and Autism Speaks, a national organization.

Tuesday, April 22

Get Ready, Set, Grow Series: “When Attachment Goes Awry: Interventions for Attachment Disorders," 9 a.m. Stafford Center for the Arts Auditorium, Clinton Community College. A training for childcare and health and human service providers working with young families. Workshop presented by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty members Clay Reaser, lecturer, and Dr. Stephen Saiz, chair of the counseling education program. For further information, call the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country at
518-561-4999 or 800-540-2273.

Tuesday, April 22

“Echoes in the Forest: Impact of Ancient Maya Forest Gardens on Modern Tree Species Composition in Northwestern Belize," 12:30 p.m. Room 106, Hudson Hall. Presentation by Nanci Ross of the University of Connecticut. Open to everyone. For information, contact Dr. Christopher Martine at [email protected], 518-564-5277.

Distinguished Fulbright Address: “Is New York Relevant? American States and U.S. Foreign Trade Policy," 3 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Dr. Chris Kukucha Fulbright-SUNY Plattsburgh visiting research chair in Canadian studies and associate professor at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, will discuss his research. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Sotherden, at 518-564-2112 or [email protected]

Thursday, April 24

"Seraphin: Un Homme et Son Peche" ("A Man and His Sin"), A Canadian Film, 6 p.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall. This feature film was the biggest hit of 2002 in Quebec and Canada. It is a retelling of Claude-Henri Grignon's 1933 novel about the father of the young and beautiful Donada selling her to the town miser to pay off a debt.

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 Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected].

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.

The Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plattsburgh State Field House, Rugar Street. This event will feature pottery, hand weaving, woodworking, quilting, watercolors, oil painting, toys, jewelry, stained glass and much more by vendors from all over New York and Vermont. Admission is $2 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more information contact Scott Johnson at 518-564-4321.

Piano Master Class, featuring guest artist Helen Huang (piano), and students from the studio of Dr. Karen Becker, assistant professor of music, 10 a.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Presented in partnership with Hill and Hollow Music. Free. For more information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

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.

Sunday, April 27

SUNY Plattsburgh Senior Voice Recital, Jessica Loughman (soprano) 2 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

Tuesday, April 29

Chamber Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Features SUNY Plattsburgh student music ensembles directed by music faculty. Herm Matlock directs the brass ensemble. Janine Scherline directs the clarinet choir. Robin Cameron-Phillips directs the flute ensemble, and Daniel Gordon directs the saxophone ensemble. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]
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Wednesday, April 30

Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh student music ensemble performs under the direction of Elizabeth Gorevic. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or stephanie.p[email protected]

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

May
Thursday, May 1

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."

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.

Sunday, May 4

SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music Senior Voice Recital featuring Vega Dunsmore (soprano), 2 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

Wednesday, May 7

Guitar Concert, 7:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Features the SUNY Plattsburgh student Guitar Ensemble directed by Michael Angelo Fratino. Free Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Angell College Center desk. Limited seating. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

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.

Saturday, May 10

Gospelfest 2008, 7:30 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir presents traditional and contemporary gospel music. Program features rhythmic step-dancing by the Step Team, graceful moves by the Praise Dancers and special guest performers, the Plattsburgh State Alumni Choir and the Jubilee High School Choir from Burlington, Vt.. Tickets for students are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. General admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children five and under are free. For more information contact Sally Urban at 518-564-5078, [email protected] or Dr. Dexter Criss at 518-564-2700, [email protected].

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.

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.
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.

Ongoing Events

ChoralFest 2008, April 25 and 26. Associate professor, Jo Ellen Miano, director.

  • Choral Clinics, all day, Friday, April 25. E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium. Jo Ellen Miano, choral clinician, works with area school choruses. Free. For information call 518-564-2477.
  • Choral Concert, “Goodnight Till It Be 'Morrow: Night, Light, and Love in Song," Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh student choral groups perform under the direction of Jo Ellen Miano. Tickets available at the Angell College Center desk. General admission $8. Students, seniors, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff $5. SUNY Plattsburgh students $2. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243 or [email protected].
  • "Getting Ready for Your NYSSMA Solo" workshop, 12:30 p.m. Myers Fine Arts with Jo Ellen Miano. Free workshop for middle and high school students in preparation for the New York State School Music Association Festival. To register call 518-564-2472.


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.
  • “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
  • “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.


32nd Annual Jazz Festival, Thursday, May 1 – Monday, May 5. Associate professor, Rick Davies, director. Featuring guest artists Gregory Tardy and Helen Sung. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243, [email protected].

  • Faculty Jazz Concert, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Music faculty Rick Davies, Gabe Jarrett and Herm Matlock perform with guest artist Gregory Tardy (saxophone), John Rivers (bass) and Helen Sung (piano). Free.
  • Jazz Concert, Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Guest artists Gregory Tardy (saxophone), Helen Sung (piano), with SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble directed by Herm Matlock and the SUNY Plattsburgh Contemporary Combo under the direction of Dr. Rick Davies. Tickets available at the door or at the Angell College Center desk. General admission $8. Seniors, students, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff $5. SUNY Plattsburgh students $2.
  • Film and WRAP Session: “‘Round Midnight," directed by Bertrand Tavernier, Monday, May 5, 7 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Free admission.


Ringing Down the Curtain, Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8, 7 p.m., Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. The SUNY Plattsburgh department of theater presents a showcase of student works. Free. For information, contact Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243, [email protected]

2008 Senior Exhibition: April 19 through May 17. (Closed legal holidays.) Noon to 4 p.m. Burke Gallery and Myers Lobby Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. This exhibition is a culmination of work by SUNY Plattsburgh senior art students. A visual essay, which is an annual feature of the Art Museum, gives studio and art history majors the opportunity to exhibit and summarize their work. For information, contact Marjorie Coughlin, 518-564-2474 or [email protected]

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. 

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.

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