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SUNY Plattsburgh Presents Sampling of Public Events Through Early March


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 16, 2009) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to present this calendar of public events through early March. This calendar 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].

January

Monday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King Commemoration, 1:30 p.m., Blessed John XXIII College Community Newman Center, 90 Broad Street in Plattsburgh. Vivian Papson, speaker. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Public Inaugural Viewing and Discussion, 11:30 a.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh campus. An informal public discussion will follow the viewing, with faculty on hand to share insights and answer questions. Food will be permitted, so feel free to bring lunch. As a community service, the viewing event will also be an opportunity to gather donations for local food-shelf organizations. Donations of non-perishable food or cash will be gratefully accepted from anyone wishing to give. For more information about the campus viewing, contact Holly Heller-Ross ([email protected]).

Thursday, Jan. 22

Open House for the SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, N.Y. 4:30 to 6 p.m. The open house will provide an opportunity to learn about the college's educational offerings and view the new space at the J. Buckley Bryan Regional Higher Education Center on the ACC campus. For more information about the open house or about the course offerings, call 518-792-5425 or visit the Web site at plattsburgh.edu/branchcampus/acc/.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

"What God Makes Clean," Cron Community Lecture by Dr. Paul Johnston, 7 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Monday, Jan. 26

Open House for Students, 3-5 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Office in the Regional Higher Education Center, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, N.Y. Branch Campus faculty and staff introduce students to their new office space. Light refreshments available. For more information, contact Tom Corigliano, 518-792-5425, [email protected].

"The Showoff Show," 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. "The Showoff Show" is an interactive comedy show billed as leaving audience members with their "guts busted, minds blown and noodles tweaked." The showoffs, Evan Young and Jonathan Burns, are guides on a bizarre journey where comedy, circus style stunts and pranks collide. Free. For information, contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected] , 518-564-3200.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Open House for Students, 3-5 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Office in the Regional Higher Education Center, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, N.Y. Branch Campus faculty and staff introduce students to their new office space. Light refreshments available. For more information, contact Tom Corigliano, 518-792-5425, [email protected] .

Saturday, Jan. 31

"Chamber Music from Three Continents" concert by the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, 2 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Daniel Gordon, director. General admission, $10. Tickets at the door only. All students free. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

February

Monday, Feb. 2

"Read-In: A Celebration of African-American Authors," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh's Branch Campus at Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, N.Y., in the new Regional Higher Education Center Forum. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to drop in at any time to read aloud from any work by an African-American author. Books and snacks available. This is part of the "Read-In Chain" that has been promoting and celebrating literacy and diversity since 1990. Free. For more information, contact Dave Iasevoli at 518-792-5425 or [email protected].

"Mathieu Da Costa: What We Know and What We Imagine. Some Possibilities and Probabilities Surrounding a Historical Personage," lecture by A.J.B. John Johnston, Canadian historian, 3-5 p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. The Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh and the North Country Underground Historical Association are collaborating to bring Johnston to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus for a special Quadricentennial lecture. A reception will follow. Johnston will speak on Mathieu Da Costa, interpreter of African descent who likely traveled extensively throughout the "Atlantic world" in the late 1500s and early 1600s. As an interpreter, he was sought after by both the French and the Dutch to help in their trading enterprises with Aboriginal people. Da Costa may have sailed up the St. Lawrence River and all along the Atlantic Coast. Johnston's visit to SUNY Plattsburgh is being made possible by a mini-grant from the New York State Quadricentennial Commission.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Information session on Leader’s Training Course, 5-7 p.m., ROTC office in Room 309C, Sibley. Plattsburgh Army ROTC will host this session to inform the public about the Leader’s Training Course in Fort Knox, Ky. This is a four-week, paid summer internship, the subject of which is leadership. Training Course attendees will conduct real army training with no obligation. The information session is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Plattsburgh Army ROTC at 518-564-2769 or 518-564-2771.

Business and Professional Women's Heart Healthy Demo and Dinner, 5:30 p.m. networking and cash bar; 6:15 p.m. dinner. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Chartwells Executive Chef Stephen Duso will demonstrate heart healthy cooking techniques followed by dinner. Open to all interested. $30. For more information, contact Vicki Marking, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 518-563-5440, Ext. 168; [email protected].

Jay Black, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Returning to campus due to student demand, this comedian has become a SUNY Plattsburgh favorite. Free. For more information contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected], 518-564-3200.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Champlain Quadricentennial Musical Celebration 1609-2009: Le Bon Vent in Residence, free music workshops, 6:30-8 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Presented in partnership with Hill and Hollow Music. Le Bon Vent blends folk, medieval, jazz, and classical genres into a rich contemporary melange. Open to the public. For more information, call Stephanie Pfaff at 518-564-2243.

Film screening of "Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days," 6 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The film will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Monica Ciobanu of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. She will discuss the situation of women in Romania before and after the fall of communism.

Coffeehouse, 9 p.m. Subway, Angell College Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Listen to favorite local performers showcase their talents. Free. For more information contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected], 518-564-3200.

Thursday, Feb. 5

Roundtable Discussion: Women and Travel with Holly Heller-Ross and colleagues, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Champlain Quadricentennial Musical Celebration 1609-2009: Le Bon Vent in Residence, free music workshops, 3 p.m.-4:40 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh campus. See Feb. 4 description.

Champlain Quadricentennial Musical Celebration 1609-2009: Le Bon Vent in Residence, lecture/performance, "Musical Migrations and the French Diaspora," 7 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh campus. See Feb. 4 listing for description of Le Bon Vent and contact information.

Friday, Feb. 6

Champlain Quadricentennial Musical Celebration 1609-2009: Le Bon Vent in Residence, presentation, "French Culture: Language and Music," 3 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh campus. See Feb. 4 listing for description of Le Bon Vent and contact information.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Coed volleyball tournament, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh's Memorial Hall Gymnasium. This event is for adult coed volleyball quads (four per team). Teams must have at least one female. Intermediate height. Ages 18 and over. $50 per team. For information, contact Dena O'Connell at 518-569-5142 or [email protected].

Monday, Feb 9

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh students free, with student ID; faculty and staff, $5; and general admission, $8. For more information, contact Larry Soroka at [email protected] , 518-564-5292, or visit the Website at plattsburgh.edu/academics/adx/films.php.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

TED TALKS, 7 p.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall. TED TALKS is a broadcasted lecture series addressing a variety of topics in science, philosophy, technology, arts and humanities. Free and open to all. Hosted by Dr. Jurgen Kleist and Dr. James Armstrong. For more information contact Kleist at [email protected] or 518-561-6922.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Women's Studies Spring Reception, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Welcoming the community, students, faculty and staff.

"Locating and Mitigating Hot Spots of Road Mortality in Turtles and Other Animals," 12:20 p.m., Room 101, Hudson Hall. Presentation by Dr. Tom Langen, Clarkson University. Hosted by the Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Friday, Feb. 13

Valentine Concert, 7:30 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. The Cardinal Singers perform under the direction of Jo Ellen Miano. Assisted by SUNY Plattsburgh Mambo Combo, they will give a concert blending music and humor in a casual cafe setting. Light snacks will be served, with a non-alcoholic cash bar. General admission, $5; SUNY Plattsburgh students $2. Tickets available at Angell College Center desk. For more information call 518-564-2283.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Coffeehouse, 9 p.m., Subway, Angell College Center. Listen to favorite local performers showcase their talents. Free. For more information contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected] , 518-564-3200.

Thursday, Feb. 19

"A Summer in India," 12:30- 1:15 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Women's Studies Major Jenna Menders will share the highlights of her internship in India during the summer of 2008.

Sunday, Feb. 22

High school boys' tournament , 9-4 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh's Memorial Hall Gymnasium. High school, six-man (boys) volleyball. Intermediate height. $100 per team. The deadline for registering is Friday, Feb. 20. For more information, contact Dena O'Connell at 518-569-5142 or [email protected] .

Key Winds Trio Concert, 2 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Featuring Janine Scherline, clarinet; Janice Kyle, oboe; and David Carpenter, piano. Free. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

"Monitoring Biodiversity in the Adirondacks Through Collaboration and Citizen Science: The Adirondack ATBI," 12:20 p.m. Room 101, Hudson Hall. Presentation by Dr. David A. Patrick, director of the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity, Paul Smith’s College. Hosted by the Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh.

SUNYAC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals (tentative), Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The men's and women's basketball teams look to secure home court for the conference postseason tournament. Time will be announced later. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected].

SUNYAC Ice Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals (tentative), 7 p.m., Stafford Ice Arena, Plattsburgh State Field House. The nationally-ranked and defending conference champion Cardinals seek to attain home ice in the conference postseason tournament. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected] .

Wednesday, Feb. 25

TED TALKS, 7 p.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall. TED TALKS is a broadcasted lecture series addressing a variety of topics in science, philosophy, technology, arts and humanities. Free and open to all. Hosted by Dr. Jurgen Kleist and Dr. James Armstrong. For more information contact Kleist at [email protected] or 518-561-6922.

Ivan Pecel, 8 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. A crazy juggler who travels the world performing on cruises ships and holds a world record for juggling, Pecel has also been seen on the hit television show, "America's Got Talent." Free. For more information contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected] , 518-564-3200.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Workshop on Efficient Record Filing Systems, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. This workshop is geared for administrative staff or people handling records for their office or department. The State Archives and Records Administration will present. Workshop covers topics including basic elements on how filing systems are designed; how to improve existing filing systems; creating or improving filing routines and record disposition practices; and selecting filing equipment. Free. RSVP with Gina Doty at 518-564-5011 or [email protected] .

"The Curious Case of Sarah Palin: Political Mothering Amid a Culture of "Disability as Difference,'" 12:30- 1:15 p.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. A talk by Dr. Kirsten Isgro, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Communication.

Friday, Feb. 27

SUNYAC Basketball Tournament Finals (tentative), Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
The men's and women's programs have a chance to host the conference Final Four if they're the highest-remaining seed in the tournament. Time will be announced later. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected] .

Film Screening, "Persepolis," 6-8:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The film will be followed by a discussion on women in Iran.

Saturday, Feb. 28

SUNYAC Basketball Tournament Finals (tentative), Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. See Feb. 27 listing for details.

SUNYAC Ice Hockey Tournament Semifinals (tentative), 7 p.m. Stafford Ice Arena in the Plattsburgh State Field House. The nationally-ranked and defending conference champion Cardinals seek to attain home ice in the conference postseason tournament. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected].

ECAC West Division Women's Ice Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals (tentative), Stafford Ice Arena in the Plattsburgh State Field House. The two-time defending NCAA champion Cardinals seek to attain home ice in the conference postseason tournament. The time will be announced later. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected] .

March

Tuesday, March 3

15th Annual Service Auction, 7-9 p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Items auction will include gift certificates, merchandise from local vendors, homemade goods and services (like lawn clean up) provided by students. All proceeds will go toward the college's Alternative Break Program, which gives students a chance to learn valuable lessons while helping others over their college break. For more information about the service auction or the trips themselves, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 518-564-4830 or visit the Web site plattsburgh.edu/offices/centers/service/altbreaks.php.

Adult Circus, 8 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. As seen on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, these men will perform insane, mind-blowing stunts as they provide an eventful variety show unlike anything seen before. Free. For more information contact Kayte Taylor at [email protected]mail.plattsburgh.edu, 518-564-3200.

Wednesday, March 4

Main Stage Production: "The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. Written by Moises Kaufman and directed by Dr. Timothy Palkovic, this award winning play addresses the various issues relating to the tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man whose violent murder in 1998 has since become a symbol for America's struggle against intolerance. The play unfolds in a series of juxtaposed monologues based on hundreds of interviews conducted after the fatal attack. General admission, $10; senior citizens and students, $8; SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff, $8; SUNY Plattsburgh students, $2. Tickets available at the door and, in advance, at the Angell College Center desk. For more information call 518-564-2283.

Thursday, March 5

International Women's Day, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. A celebration with a performance by Lebanese-American feminist performer-scholar Dr. Laila Farah.

Film Screening, "Living in the Hyphen-Nation," 7-9 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Following the film will be a discussion with Lebanese-American feminist performer/scholar Dr. Laila Farah.

Main Stage Production: "The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. See March 4 listing for details.

Friday, March 6

Main Stage Production: "The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. See March 4 listing for details.

Saturday, March 7

SUNYAC Ice Hockey Tournament Championship (tentative), 7 p.m. Stafford Ice Arena in the Plattsburgh State Field House. The nationally-ranked Cardinals hope to repeat their 2008 conference championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected].

Main Stage Production: "The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. See March 4 listing for details.

ECAC West Division Women's Ice Hockey Tournament Finals (tentative), Stafford Ice Arena in the Plattsburgh State Field House. If the Cardinals capture their sixth straight regular-season title, they'll earn the right to host the conference Final Four as the tournament's No. 1 seed. Time will be announced later. For information, contact SUNY Plattsburgh's Sports Information Office, 518-564-4148 or 518-564-4123, [email protected].

Sunday, March 8

ECAC West Division Women's Ice Hockey Tournament Finals (tentative), Stafford Ice Arena in the Plattsburgh State Field House. See March 7 listing for details.

Wednesday, March 11

TED TALKS, 7 p.m., Room 200, Yokum Hall. TED TALKS is a broadcasted lecture series addressing a variety of topics in science, philosophy, technology, arts and humanities. Free and open to all. Hosted by Dr. Jurgen Kleist and Dr. James Armstrong. For more information contact Kleist at [email protected] or 518-561-6922.

Friday, March 13

Friday Gallery Concert Series, 12:30 p.m. Lobby, Myers Fine Arts Building. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

Ongoing

"Rockwell Kent: This Is My Own," through May 17, 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].

"Andy Warhol: Portraits from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy," Jan. 23-March 29, noon - 4 p.m. daily, Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. This exhibit features a selection of original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints given to the Plattsburgh State Art Museum by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in honor of the foundation's 20th anniversary.

Free income tax preparation and electronic filing, Jan. 26-31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; throughout February on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; throughout March on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and in April on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5139 North Catherine St., inside the Senior Citizens Council building in Plattsburgh. Parking is available in the rear of the building. Free for all ages. Contact Kaye at 335-8036 or email [email protected].

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