SUNY Plattsburgh Presents Updated Sampling of Public Events Through Early October
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2010) -- SUNY Plattsburgh is pleased to present this
updated calendar of public events that run through early October. It contains a sampling
of arts, workshops, talks and other events at the college, many of which are free
For more information, visit the college's website at plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouellette, director of public relations and publications, at 518-564-3095 or [email protected]
Friday, Sept. 10
"Political Ignorance in the United States: Causes, Consequences, Cures." 11 a.m.-noon. Room 141, Hawkins Hall. Dr. Henry Milner, professor of political science at the University of Montreal, will speak.
Beethoven Lecture/Performance. 7:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Dr. Karen Becker, assistant professor of music, will discuss and perform Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Opus 10 No. 3. Free.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. 11 a.m. Hawkins Pond. Featuring the music of SUNY Plattsburgh's Cardinal Singers and remarks by Student Association President Charlie Peppers and Peter Luguri, assistant vice president and director of first-year programs. Nic Cappon, the executive vice president of the college's Student Association, will preside.
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010
Ed Gerety Presentation. 8 p.m. Warren Ballroom. Gerety will present "College Crossroads: Finding Your Way to a Successful First Year" 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the Warren Ballrooms of Angell College Center. This interactive and humorous program will focus on guiding students through issues like personal responsibility, respect, drugs and alcohol, scholarship, balance, leadership, getting involved and making a difference. Warren Ballroom.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Blood Drive. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.
Campus and Community Partnership Meeting. 4-6 p.m. Alumni Conference Room.
Tuesday Reflections. 4:30 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kurtis Hagen speaks. Free.
The Cron Lecture Series Presents Bill McKibben. 8 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. McKibben will speak, in person, on the topic of Global Warming as a Moral Issue. Free. Sponsored by the Plattsburgh Protestant Campus Ministry.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Meet Your Neighbors Night. 5-7 p.m. Four locations in Plattsburgh: 169 Cornelia St.; 48 Broad St.; 62 Couch St.; and 122 Court St. Hosted by fraternities and sororities in conjunction with the Campus City Coalition, this family-friendly event is designed as a starting point for families and college students to come together and build positive relationships.
"Think Ahead and Grow Rich: Business Planning Seminar.” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Brick Oven Cafe, 10 Cliff Ave., Tupper Lake. One of a series of sessions presented by Small Business Development Center Regional Center Director Rick Leibowitz. See Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 for other workshops in the series. $150 covers the entire series and includes materials. For more information, call 518-359-3328 or 518-891-5523.
"Carandiru." 7 p.m. Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall. A Brazilian doctor, Drauzio Varella, starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo. Part of the Violence in Latin America Film Series. English subtitles. Free.
"Eurydice." 7:30 p.m. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. Comic retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, produced by Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake. $10 general admission; $8 seniors, students, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 SUNY Plattsburgh students.
"Some Like It Hot." 7:30 p.m. Amnesty Room, Angell College Center. The screening of a movie about two musicians who witness a mob hit. They flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Free. Part of the Reel to Reel series.
Thursday, Sept. 16
"Men and Hazing.” 2 - 3:30 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. Presented by Zach Nicolazzo, coordinator for fraternity and sorority programs, University of Arizona, and Brandon Cutler, assistant director for student programs, Ball State University.
Gender and the Politics of Veiling in Europe. 12:30-1:45 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Discussion features Drs. Ellen Fitzpatrick and Ilknur Aydin. Free. For more information, call 518-564-3002.
"It's Not Just Alcohol Anymore: Drug Use and Abuse in Our Community." 5:45 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. presentation. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. New York State Police Troopers Bernie Bullis and Marc McDonnell give a presentation and answer questions. Free. For more information, call 518-562-7320.
"My Name is Bill W." 7 p.m. Room 208, Yokum Lecture Hall. Movie and discussion about the man who hit rock bottom and helped found Alcoholics Anonymous. Free. For more information, call 518-564-3366.
"Mrs. Farnsworth." 7:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Comedy about a woman taking a creative writing class whose project turns out to be a tell-all book about a scandal involving an affair with George W. Bush when she was in college. Produced by Book and Blanket Players. $5 general admission. SUNY Plattsburgh faculty, staff and students free with ID.
Friday, Sept. 17
"Empower Your Business with Social Media." 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. North Country Small Business Development Center, 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Follow-up to June's "Demystifying Social Media" conference. Participants will learn about strategies to help their business connect with customers through social media. $30 includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 518-564-2042.
"Mental Health Issues Throughout the Life Cycle." 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:20 a.m. welcome. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Conference for health care professionals. For more information, call 518-564-3054.
Best Western-Ground Round Cardinal Classic Volleyball Tournament. 2 and 8 p.m. Memorial Hall Gymnasium. Teams from St. Lawrence, Old Westbury, Norwich, Cobleskill, Buffalo and Baruch compete. For more information, call 518-564-4244.
"Mrs. Farnsworth." 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 16 listing.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Best Western-Ground Round Cardinal Classic Volleyball Tournament. 10 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. See Sept. 17 listing.
Monday, Sept. 20
Fraternity/Sorority New Member Education Showcase. 1-3 p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. Fraternities/sororities will discuss what they have done to eliminate hazing in their organizations. $250 will be awarded to the winning organization. Part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hazing Prevention Week.
“Response Ability: What Are You Sick Of? What Are You Doing About It?” 8 p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. This program by Mike Dilbeck addresses “bystander behavior” — those times when a person observes something, recognizes it to be problematic, but fails to intervene in a constructive way. Part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hazing Prevention Week.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Graduate and Professional School Fair. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. More than 50 colleges and universities will be on hand to discuss their graduate programs. Free. For more information, call 518-564-4723.
"Business Basics." 4:30-7:30 p.m. Malone (location TBA). Andy Allison, Small Business Development Center-certified business adviser, discuss state start-up requirements and what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Free. For more information, call 518-564-2042.
Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Violence. 8 p.m. Walter Dean Jennings Memorial outside of Hood Hall. Join campus and community members in this remembrance for victims of all types of violence including hazing, domestic abuse, sexual assault, hate crimes and other violent crimes. Part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hazing Prevention Week.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Cardinal Cash Fair. 5-6:30 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Meet more than 40 on- and off-campus Cardinal Cash program members. Sample free food, win prizes. For more information, call 518-564-2035.
"Business Basics." 5-7 p.m. Essex County Industrial Development Agency, 7566 Court St., Elizabethtown. See Sept. 21 listing. With Karen Stehlin, certified business adviser.
“Reading the Constitution." 7-9 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Retired attorney Louis Cohen will discuss constitutional principles in modern law and practice. Free. For more information, call 518-564-4007.
Poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont Reads. 8 p.m. Commons, Champlain Valley Hall. The New York City poet will read from her new book “Burning of the Three Fires” in addition to reading a selection of poems from her other books. Reception to follow. Read more about Beaumont at www.jeannemariebeaumont.com. For more information about the reading, contact Professor Elizabeth Cohen at 518-564-2428.
Thursday, Sept. 23
The Tunnel of Oppression. Noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Meeting rooms, Angell College Center. Immerse yourself in an intense experience of various forms of oppression including racism, homophobia, and domestic abuse followed by a debriefing session. Warning: This experience may be difficult for some. Part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Hazing Prevention Week.
"The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough." 7 p.m. Room 208, Yokum Lecture Hall. Movie and discussion about the wife of Alcoholic Anonymous' co-founder Bill Wilson, and how she founded Al-Anon for spouses and families of alcoholics. Free. For more information, call 518-564-3366.
Friday, Sept. 24
"Demystifying Social Media for Your Business." 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake George (location TBA). Conference for entrepreneurs who are just beginning to use social media for their businesses. $30 includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 518-668-5755, Ext. 106.
Study Abroad Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2nd Floor, Angell College Center. Study abroad staff, alumni and partners will be on hand to discuss the program and experiences. Participants can also learn about the more than 450 other programs available SUNY-wide. For more information, contact [email protected] or stop by Kehoe 113B.
Quarter Mile Coin Drive for HazingPrevention.Org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Amitié Plaza, Angell College Center.
Education Program: "The Changing Face of Teacher Evaluation." 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus Richard Gervais ’72, supervisor of teacher education, New York State Department of Education, presents a look at new ways of assessing the effectiveness of teachers, including plans by the New York State Board of Regents to ensure that teachers undergo rigorous evaluations before entering the field and throughout their careers. Data from these evaluations will inform teacher preparation. Part of Homecoming-Family Weekend. Register online at www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni/homecoming/ or by calling 518-564-2090 or toll free 800-964-1889.
“The Challenges and Opportunities of Online Media.” 2-3:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Presentation by Tom Schaller, an associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland and a weekly blogger for 538.com presents. Schaller is the author of “Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South” and is a weekly political columnist for the Baltimore Sun. In addition to having commentaries published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and other national publications, he made a recent appearance on the “Colbert Report.”
Distinguished Visiting Alumni Education Panel: “Schools for the Future.” 3-4 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Featuring winner of Barack Obama’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science – alumnus Jim Brown G’92 – along with Richard Gervais ’72, supervisor of teacher education, New York State Department of Education, and Carrie Harvey Zales ’95 G’98, principal of Oak Street Elementary School. This panel will discuss careers and issues in secondary education, education administration, higher education and special education. Students, alumni, families, and local educators are welcome. Part of Homecoming-Family Weekend. Register online at www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni/homecoming/ or by calling 518-564-2090 or toll free 800-964-1889.
Alumni Harvest Dinner with President John Ettling. 7 p.m. Valcour Educational Conference Center, the Boathouse. GPS Entry: 3712 State Route 9, Peru, N.Y. All alumni are invited to attend this new Homecoming tradition, featuring North Country harvest foods, micro-brews and music from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Gospel Choir. Part of Homecoming-Family Weekend. All guests must register in advance online at www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni/homecoming/ or by calling 518-564-2090 or toll free 800-964-1889.
Saturday, Sept. 25
Thomas Braga. 2 p.m. North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Professor Emeritus Thomas Braga reads from his latest book of poems, "Shiners."
Honors Program Roast of Dr. David Mowry. Cocktail reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner and program 6:30 p.m. Valcour Educational Conference Center, the Boathouse. GPS Entry: 3712 State Route 9, Peru, N.Y. Alumnus Doug Sloan ’91 will emcee a celebration of Mowry and the 25th anniversary of the honors program. Part of Homecoming-Family Weekend. Guests are asked to bring photos and memories to share. All guests must register in advance online at www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni/homecoming/ or by calling 518-564-2090 or toll free 800-964-1889.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Faculty Recital. 3 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Pianist Louise Dionne performs Chopin. Free.
Monday, Sept. 27
Annual Welcoming Barbecue for SUNY Plattsburgh's Canadian Students. 4-6 p.m. Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Quebec Studies, 133 Court St., Plattsburgh. This networking opportunity will feature a chance to learn about the offerings of the center, as well as a chance to meet with college administrators, associates from the Center for the Study of Canada, Canadian studies majors and minors, Club Canada members and players from the Cardinal men’s and women’s hockey and soccer teams.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
Tuesday Reflections. 4:30 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Associate Professor of Music William Pfaff speaks. Free.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
"Instruments of Peace: Race, Gender and Reconciliation." 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Conference explores specific issues of gender, race and peace. For more information, call 518-564-3002.
Alzheimer's Walk Kick-off: Zumba for Alzheimer's. 6-8 p.m. Krazy Horse, 14 Margaret St. Plattsburgh. Hosted by Lori Walker Connelly. Registration $10 at the door. Includes raffle ticket. Call 518-564-3371 for details.
"Satanas." 7 p.m. Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall. Three parallel stories that occur in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre, involving a femme-fatale who preys on rich men, a priest who's in love with his housekeeper and a tired-of-life war vet who has become a teacher and desires one of his female students. Part of the Violence in Latin America Film Series. English subtitles. Free.
Thursday, Sept. 30
"Healthy Living as We Age." 3:30 p.m. Lake Forest Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. Dr. Taher Zandi, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, will give a talk on staying physically active while doing things that use memory. Learn how to reduce the risk factors that may lead to dementia and depression. Free mood and memory screenings from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 518-564-3371.
Faculty Recital. 7:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. SUNY Plattsburgh Adjunct Lecturer Gabe Jarrett performs with Ray Paczkowski and Rob Morse. Free.
Friday, Oct. 1
SUNY New Music and Culture Symposium. 4 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Lecture. Free.
SUNY New Music and Culture Symposium Concert. 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Music composed and performed by artists from the SUNY system. Free.
Saturday, Oct. 2
Kids' Night Out. 5:30-9 p.m. Memorial Hall. For children ages 6-13. Fee of $10 per child supports the women's basketball team. For more information, contact Cheryl Cole at 518-564-4147.
Monday, Oct. 4
"The Revolution in Media Ethics: How Citizens and New Media Changed Everything." 4-5:15 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Talk by Professor Stephen J.A. Ward, endowed Burgess Professor of Journalism Ethics and director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free. For more information, contact Dr. Shakuntala Rao, professor, Department of Communication Studies, 518-564-4291.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
College Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh Field House, Rugar Street. Opportunity for high school students and their parents to talk with representatives from 120 colleges and universities about programs and financial aid, requirements, scholarships and more. Free. For more information, call 518-564-2040.
Thursday, Oct. 7
Engendering De-Militarization: Lessons from Israel, Palestine and the North of Ireland." 12:30-1:45 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Dr. Simona Sharoni, chair of the gender and women's studies department presents. For more information, call 518-564-3002.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
"Right Product, Right Price, Right On." 6:30-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 15 listing.
"Sin Nombre." 7 p.m. Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall. Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. Part of the Violence in Latin America Film Series. English subtitles. Free.
"North by Northwest." 7:30 p.m. Amnesty Room, Angell College Center. Alfred Hitchcock’s film about a hapless New York advertising executive who is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. He is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Part of the Reel to Reel series. Free. Part of the Reel to Reel series.
Thursday, Oct. 14
"Caramel." 6:30 p.m. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Part of the Gender and Women's Studies Film Series. Free. For more information, call 518-564-3002.