Archive for September, 2009

Peace Garden Dedication and Wellness Program Kick-Off This Friday

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Healthy HopsSUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy will formally dedicate the Peace Garden and kick off the Wellness Program at noon on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Peace Garden’s location next to French Hall.

After unveiling the College’s wellness campaign, Kennedy will lead a walk around the major loop of Cornell Drive around SUNY Canton. The first 100 people to complete the walk will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

“The walk was developed as a way to give people an incentive to get out and be more active,” noted Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel J. Sweeney. “We plan to have a campus walk every Wednesday starting at noon. Each week, a different campus celebrity will lead a walk around campus beginning at the Peace Garden.”

The College is also running a version of NBC’s hit weight loss show “The Biggest Loser,” with its own “The Biggest Rooser,” a weight reduction program with cash prizes. Other upcoming fitness opportunities include the Nicole Fleury Walk/Run this weekend

There are also several upcoming spiritual wellness programs during the month of October. For more information, and for more ways to get or stay fit and live well, visit www.canton.edu/wellness.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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

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Canino School Of Engineering Technology Receives Renowned ABET Accreditation

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology has met the stringent standards necessary to re-receive official approval from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided by SUNY Canton meets acceptable levels of quality. Members of the faculty, staff, and administration use the accreditation as a means to measure the effectiveness of programs and evaluate the quality of each career-driven major. The College first received ABET accreditation in 1950.

“It is with great honor that we celebrate continuing a 50-year commitment to the highest standards in engineering technology education,” noted SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “The faculty and staff in the Canino School of Engineering Technology have helped produce some of the finest and most employable professionals.”

According to the school’s dean David J. Wells, the college provided evidence of the effectiveness of its faculty members, program curricula, and its graduates, in order to maintain the accreditation.

“Nothing speaks better to the strengths of our academic programs than again demonstrating that we maintain these stringent national standards,” the dean said. “We now will be setting our sights on further growth in the Canino School, including new four-year programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.”

Steel Bridge

Wells pointed out that the SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Team is an example of the fantastic success of the school. The student-run club, consisting of two-year Civil Engineering Technology students, won the National Championships this year in Las Vegas. Their efforts beat teams from much larger colleges and universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at San Diego, University of California at Berkley, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Clemson, University of Wisconsin, Clarkson University, and Georgia Tech.

Nevaldine Technology Center, home of the College’s signature Engineering Technology programs, is currently undergoing a massive renovation project. The College will be adding even more state-of-the-art learning laboratories as part of the building’s transformation.

Air Conditioning Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology all received reaccreditation by the Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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SUNY Canton’s First-Year Enrollment Up 20 Percent

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

For the second consecutive year, SUNY Canton has reached an all-time enrollment high. More than 3,300 students are enrolled for the Fall 2009 Semester, topping last year’s previous record of 3,056 students.

First-year, full-time students recorded the largest percentage increase among student categories with a new freshmen class of 972 students. That’s a 20 percent increase from last year’s large incoming class of 810 and a 32 percent increase for the full-time, first-year class of two years ago.

“We are strategically growing our way through the statewide SUNY budget crisis,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve had a remarkable response to our in-demand, career-oriented degrees, particularly our newest bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Graphic and Multimedia Design. Students are recognizing the great value of a SUNY Canton education.”

Enrollment Increases

While enrollments are generally up throughout the SUNY system, SUNY Canton’s freshmen increase is likely among the largest. Overall College enrollment as of Wednesday morning was 3,343 students. Prior to last year, the College’s record enrollment was during the 1975-76 academic year when 2,833 students were enrolled.

“We’ve had back-to-back extraordinary recruiting years accompanied by a steady growth of continuing and returning students,” said Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent. “That has also allowed us to increase our selectivity, particularly in our most competitive programs. We denied nearly twice as many applicants this year than last year.”

International and online programs have also seen dramatic growth over the past several years. More than 300 Bosnian students will be taking courses online from the American University of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They are among the total of more than 1,600 new students this year, which includes 211 full-time transfer students.

“As one of the largest businesses in this area, SUNY Canton recognizes its obligation to help the local economy battle through tough economic times,” said Kennedy. “We strive to be a leader in that area. We have the ability to do that by creating desirable, modern, innovative academic programs that attract more students. Those students come to the North Country and make an immediate, significant impact on the area’s businesses.”

The College has experienced dramatic growth over the last several years. Enrollment is up nearly 10 percent from last year, 28 percent from two years ago, and more than 60 percent from the 1998-99 academic year, when there were a total of 2,078 students.

“Our four-day academic week and our online classes are very popular,” added Kent. “They are among the many factors that explain why more and more students are choosing SUNY Canton. This year, we have also welcomed more than 50 former General Motors and Alcoa employees from Massena who are looking to transform or ignite their careers.”

Applications from prospective students increased 22 percent in the last year, 37 percent from two years ago, and were 77 percent higher than the Fall 2000 semester.

Northland Associates of Syracuse, a company that employs and subcontracts numerous local workers, is currently constructing SUNY Canton’s new $41 million athletic facility. The College also plans to begin building a new residence hall within the next year or two. SUNY Canton is expecting to add as many as five new bachelor’s degrees within the next year, including Sports Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Renovations were recently completed on the College’s nursing laboratories, and renovation work is nearly complete in Nevaldine Technology Center, home of the College’s Engineering Technology programs.

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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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

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New Campus Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Amanda Brown works at the Campus Center Store’s new eatery, Stacks.

Amanda Brown works at the Campus Center Store’s new eatery, Stacks.

SUNY Canton will be celebrating the grand opening of Stacks, the newest eatery on campus, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Campus Store on the second floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Sample stack sandwiches, coffees, and dessert shots will be served as part of the celebration. Representatives from Paul DeLima Coffee Company will be on hand to offer samples and present the company’s efforts on sustainability. Giveaways include SUNY Canton coffee mugs as well as gift cards and a Flip video camcorder. All patrons who bring their own SUNY Canton coffee mugs will be eligible for a 10 percent discount on coffee purchases throughout the year.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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