Archive for February, 2008

SUNY Canton Assistant Prof Selected for California Training

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Haas Training

Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Daniel Miller works with Massena Central School Teacher Suzanne Creurer on one of the college’s Haas CNC Machines. Miller will soon be attending a Haas Training session in Oxnard, Calif.

Haas Automation Inc. has selected SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Daniel J. Miller out of hundreds of applicants to attend a two-day training session in Oxnard, Calif.

Miller will attend the premier Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tool manufacturer’s first educational conference to learn first hand how the company builds their high-tech products. Haas will be picking up most of Miller’s expenses for his trip to their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

“I’ve wanted to visit their facility for some time,” Miller said. “There are tremendous career opportunities for graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program with Haas. We’re in a really good position to provide well trained industry-ready professionals.”

Miller will join 20 other educators from across the nation to meet with the company’s general managers and industry-leading officials. They all have the chance to exchange ideas and compare practices. “It’s very exciting to see what other people are doing in their programs and to bring that knowledge back to the classroom,” Miller said.

SUNY Canton currently has 13 Haas CNC machines utilized daily by students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum. Companies and government organizations using Haas products include NASA, Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, Ford, Owens Corning, and Alcoa.

The company sold 13,000 machines last year and plans to sell 15,000 this year, positioning them as the largest American manufacturer of precision CNC machines. Haas also sponsors two NASCAR cars.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Bus Overturns, Students OK

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Nine SUNY Canton students were among 54 passengers in a bus that overturned early Sunday morning in Northeastern Pennsylvania on a trip from New York City to Syracuse. The students were returning to campus following Winter Break. All of the injured passengers were treated at local hospitals and released. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening. Six students continued with their trip to campus. Three students returned to their homes. It is hoped those students will return to campus within the next several days.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Idol

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Canton Idol

Judges and winners gathered together following the conclusion of SUNY Canton Idol, where students displayed their musical skills. Pictured are: (l to r): Judge Okyere Twumasi, Master of Ceremonies Dennis Salmon, Third Place Finisher Geoffrey Bray, First Place Winner Lorie Ann Brown, Judge Ryan O’Connell, Residence Life Director Courtney Battista, Second Place Finisher Nana Gyesi, and Judge Deneta Griffith.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SBDC to Host Conference for Women in Entrepreneurship and Business at SUNY Canton

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host its second annual women’s conference, Women in Entrepreneurship and Business, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212.

“We have planned another great conference and will be adding some new features that we think this year’s attendees will love,” said SBDC Director Dale Rice. Last year’s conference was attended by approximately 40 women from across the north country region.

One addition to the WEB Conference this year is a Resource Expo where area businesses and organizations will showcase their products and services. The Resource Expo will be set up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Intramural Gym, with special networking sessions scheduled so conference participants can spend exclusive time with Expo vendors. The Resource Expo will also be open to the general public free of charge.

The conference will feature Melanie Upson-Rafferty of Cortel Improvement and Cathy Pokines of the U.S. Small Business Administration as the day’s keynote speakers. Upson-Rafferty will discuss how women can establish credibility in the professional world and will include pointers on “power talk,” confidence, and how to present yourself and your ideas. Pokines will speak about the state of women-owned business in the economy.

The conference features a variety of mini-workshops on topics such as online marketing, credit issues, financing and accounting. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion by successful business owners to gain insight into their best practices.

Cost to attend the conference is $45 per person. Admission to the Resource Expo only is free to the general public. For further information, or to register for the conference, contact the Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton to Expand Relations with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Bosnia AgreementSUNY Canton is looking to expand relations with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH).

SUNY Canton began offering its four-year Financial Services and Information Technology programs to 130 students at AUBiH last fall. This initiative began following a 2006 visit to Canton by Denis Prcic, Chairman of AUBiH.

Prcic recently revisited SUNY Canton to develop new joint degrees and work with the high-tech tools that the college uses to deliver its online classes through SUNY CantonOL.

“Our College of International Banking links well with the SUNY Canton School of Business and Public Service,” Prcic said. “SUNY Canton’s unique and experienced business professors make it possible for our students to advance their education and further adapt to the changing global economies.”

In order to achieve this union, SUNY Canton will continue to meet the highly stringent standards of both the State University of New York and of the governing entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pauline Graveline. SUNY Canton is the only college working with AUBiH in this capacity.

“We are currently investigating the viability of offering more programs to AUBiH students,” Graveline said. “Incoming Provost Dr. William Trumble and I will be working with Denis (Prcic) on potentially offering the Legal Studies program and courses in Risk Management and Marketing as the next steps in the planned growth of AUBiH and our partnership.”

The SUNY Canton Legal Studies program will help AUBiH establish a program in International Law and business classes will help establish a program in Marketing.

Graveline and other top-ranking college officials are planning to visit Prcic in Bosnia this year. She mentioned that students may attend SUNY Canton in person during the Summerterm 2009 semester, building upon the previous success of summer exchange students from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2007.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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