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Excellence In Leadership Lecture Series Features Corning Executive, Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

logo-lectureAn executive from Corning Inc. will be speaking to SUNY Canton students who want to become business leaders.

The Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series will be hosting a presentation by Margaret A. DiFabio, Corning’s Canton division manufacturing director, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212. The event is free and open to students.

DiFabio will be discussing the challenges and opportunities that came with her career path beyond college. She received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and her Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. She joined Corning in 1986 and has worked in a variety of positions with company.

 

CorningAbout Corning, Inc.

For more than 160 years, Corning Inc. has been one of the leading innovators in material science, specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics. Its net sales exceed $10 billion and the company employs approximately 35,000 people worldwide. In Canton, the company manufactures specialized glass products for the aerospace industry.

SUNY Canton Faculty Member Discovers Truth in Fiction About World War I Women

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Assistant Professor Emily Hamilton-Honey recently received funding to continue research on her life-long interest in series novels written for young adults.

Gender roles in World War I series novels reflect modern social arguments about women’s positions in the military, according to a SUNY Canton assistant professor’s research.

Emily Hamilton-Honey, Ph.D., teaches English at the college and has dedicated significant research to serial novels, similar to the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. She has now set out to pen a new book demonstrating the changing responsibilities fictional female characters had from 1914 to 1918 based on the books The Red Cross Girls, The Khaki Girls and the Ruth Fielding novels, all of which contain reoccurring characters spanning multiple books.

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“World War I was one of the only moments where series fiction reflects what’s happening historically,” she said. “People tend to forget that there were a lot of women involved in the war efforts. The Navy enrolled women and the Army created a separate unit of bilingual female telephone operators.”

Hamilton-Honey noted that some 25,000 American women were working oversees during World War I and many more were working on the home front in munitions factories. Much of their involvement has gone undocumented and unrecognized. Some women even used their own finances to go overseas to help as ambulance drivers or in other front-line positions. Fiction was one of the places that brought to light the questions of gender, including women’s responsibilities in combat and wartime.

“Some of these questions are ones we are still dealing with,” she said. “We are still asking whether women should be on the battlefield. We are still asking what their roles are within the U.S. Armed Services.”

The assistant professor recently received the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program award through United University Professions, the union representing faculty and professional staff at the college. A stipend will allow her to take the Fall 2015 semester off from teaching to publish her findings.

She will be working with Susan Ingalls Lewis, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at SUNY New Paltz. The two authors hope to go to press in 2017 to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I.

Hamilton-Honey developed a love of series fiction in her childhood, and noted that it as a genre is commonly overlooked in academia. Previously she published “Turning the Pages of American Girlhood: The Evolution of Girls’ Series Fiction 1865-1930,” based on research from her doctoral dissertation.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Living Writers Series to Host Widely Acclaimed 
Author Daniel Torday April 30

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Daniel TordayAn author who is generating literary buzz with his recently published book will visit SUNY Canton for the final installment of the spring semester’s Living Writers Series.

Daniel Torday will read excerpts from “The Last Flight of Poxl West” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Last Flight of Poxl West” quickly garnered critical acclaim upon its release in March, and Torday recently appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. The book continues to earn glowing reviews, including Amazon’s designation as one of the 10 best books of March, as well as a prestigious spot on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

The novel tells the story of Poxl West, a supposed World War II hero, and his nephew, Eli Goldstein. When Eli begins to delve into his uncle’s memoires, he discovers Poxl may not be the man he once thought him to be.

Torday’s literary peers have praised the novel, including award-winning author George Saunders, who called it “a wonderful accomplishment of storytelling verve: tender, lyrical, surprising, full of beautifully rendered details.”

“‘The Last Flight of Poxl West’ beautifully explores Jewish identity of past and present, the pitfalls of contemporary heroism and celebrity, and the nature of storytelling,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English and series creator Phil K. LaMarche. “We are lucky to have Mr. Torday on our campus, and this event is not to be missed.”

This is Torday’s second Living Writers Series appearance. He previously visited the college in 2012 after his novella, “The Sensualist,” was published. His stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, Glimmer Train, Harper Perennial’s Fifty-Two Stories, the Harvard Review and the Kenyon Review. Torday is currently the director of creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.

For more information about the Living Writers Series, visit www.canton.edu/writers.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Holds Rosanna M. Moser Honors Convocation April 22

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Rosanna MoserThe college’s annual ceremony recognizing student success was named for a retired faculty member from Lowville.

SUNY Canton will be honoring a well-respected distinguished professor emerita alongside the college’s top-achieving students.

The 2015 Honors Convocation celebration has been named in honor of Rosanna M. Moser, the former program director of the Office Technology Program. More than 150 students will be receiving awards for their outstanding academic achievement and civic involvement at the ceremony. Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Moser began working for SUNY Canton in 1983 and taught a variety of courses in the Office Technology Program. She was well known as dedicated, professional, responsible, respectful and, above all, exceptionally kind to her students and colleagues. She helped her students become career-minded, work-ready professionals and helped them secure internships that most often led directly to employment.

“Rosanna was a mentor for new and established faculty,” said Criminal Justice Professor William J. Fassinger. “Her attention to detail, resourcefulness and advocacy for students exemplifies the mission of SUNY Canton.”

Rosanna Moser in the classroom

Moser assisted in revising and developing new courses for the Office Technology and Computer Information Systems curricula, and in restructuring the Office Technology curriculum to include concentrations such as accounting, business, computer, finance, legal, and medical. She also organized Professional Development Week, allowing students from all curricula to hone their interview skills, learn to dress for success and engage in extra-curricular learning.

Along her career, she was promoted to assistant professor in 1986, associate professor in 1988 and professor in 2000. Rosanna served terms as secretary for the Faculty Assembly and Faculty Affairs committee. She was the Public Service department chair from 2002 until 2004 and the Business Department Chair from 2005 until 2008. She received the SUNY Canton College Council’s Distinguished Faculty award in 2007 and received emeritus status upon her retirement.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Upcoming Workshop to Assist High School Students with Career Selection

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

SUNY Canton will host an event designed to help high school juniors and seniors determine their future career paths.

The “Choosing Your Major” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Wicks Hall, Room 006. Participants will be asked to complete a self-directed search (SDS) questionnaire, which evaluates individual vocational preferences. Consultants will be on hand to help students interpret the results and explore possible career opportunities.

“It has been shown that high schoolers who complete the SDS demonstrate increased career certainty, greater self-awareness and a better understanding of their vocational interests,” said SUNY Canton Psychology Assistant Professor and Event Coordinator Desiree LeBoeuf-Davis, Ph.D.

The workshop fee is $30 per person, which includes lunch. Participants will also receive a copy of their SDS report. To register for the event, visit http://www.canton.edu/choose/.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Concludes 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

After a hard-won battle against Hammond Central School, Potsdam High School emerged as the county winner of the 2015 Mock Trial Tournament hosted by SUNY Canton.

The Potsdam team will now represent St. Lawrence County in the regional Mock Trial Competition to be held on April 25 in Albany, New York. If successful, the team will then compete in the state-wide competition.

“It took a strong collaborative effort to host a 2-week Mock Trial Tournament,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, J.D., dean of SUNY Canton’s School of Business and Liberal Arts. “We thank all of the attorneys and judges who devoted countless hours in preparation and coaching the teams this year.”

Both Hammond Central School and Potsdam High School have been past county winners who have progressed to the regionals.

Marcia R. Thompson, teacher-coach for the Hammond Central School team, noted that she was exceptionally proud of her students for making it to the county finals. “The students are well-rounded individuals at the top of their classes, and active in sports, music, and science club as well as in Mock Trial,” Thompson said. “We will be back next year.”

The St. Lawrence County Mock Trial program is co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the St. Lawrence County Bar Association, the New York Bar Foundation and the Law, Youth, and Citizenship Program.

The attorneys and judges represented included: Family Court Judge Cecily L. Morris, Surrogate’s Court Judge John F. Richey, St. Lawrence County Bar Association President Marcia L. LeMay, Surrogate’s Court Attorney Michelle H. Ladouceur, Jefferson County Family Court Attorney Lisa A. Proven, Chief Assistant District Attorney David A. Haggard, Assistant District Attorney A. Michael Gebo, Assistant District Attorney Otis Simon, Public Defenders James T. Farrell, James M. McGahan, and Frederick J. Petersen, Mental Hygiene Legal Services attorney Matthew Bliss, and private attorneys Diane J. Exoo and Thomas J. Snider.

For information about how to participate in the 2016 Mock Trial Tournament, please contact SUNY Canton Legal Studies Assistant Professor and County Coordinator Alexander Lesyk, J.D. at lesyka@canton.edu or (315) 386-7517.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Leading Environmental Activist Bill McKibben to Speak at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Bestselling author and climate change pioneer Bill McKibben will discuss the consequences of global warming at 6:30 p.m., April 1, in SUNY Canton’s Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

McKibben has been on the forefront of environmental activism since the 1980s when his book “The End of Nature” brought the issue of global warming to the forefront of America’s consciousness. Since then, the book has been translated into 24 languages and has earned McKibben a place as a foremost authority on climate change.

Bill McKibben

The event is cosponsored by the SUNY Canton Sustainability Lecture Series and the SUNY Canton Living Writers Series.

“Bill McKibben is one of the most persistent voices regarding greenhouse gases and climate change; his efforts at raising social awareness and political action go back thirty years,” said SUNY Canton Associate Professor Matthew J. Burnett, who created the Sustainability Lecture Series. “His dedication to international well-being is a model for us all.”

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Phil K. LaMarche, who created the Living Writers Series, added, “We are pleased to welcome Bill McKibben to SUNY Canton. His message on the pressing issue of climate change is one we all need to hear.”

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “probably the nation’s most important environmentalist,” McKibben is the founder of a massive grassroots climate change initiative, 350.org, which most notably led the charge against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. This campaign culminated in one of the largest U.S. acts of civil disobedience in thirty years with a protest against the pipeline in front of the White House.

McKibben is a recipient of the Gandhi Prize and Thomas Merton Award and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. He has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “The Colbert Report.”

He has authored more than a dozen books and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones and Rolling Stone, among others.

McKibben resides in Vermont and is a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. His most recent book, “Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist,” is a memoir about his personal crusade to build and preserve a sustainable planet.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.canton.edu/writers/.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Young Entrepreneurs Compete to Help Area Business

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Students in the four-year Management program recently participated in an entrepreneurial competition to redesign the Raquette River Gift Company’s website and provide recommendations for future expansion. Senior Andrew M. Lang of the Bronx was selected as the best speaker. He joined the best students to represent SUNY Canton at the recent Free Enterprise Marathon at SUNY Plattsburgh. All winning teams received gift cards redeemable at the Campus Center Store and the college’s eateries.

Entrepreneur Project

SUNY Canton Online Degrees Garner National Recognition for Affordability

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Affordable Colleges OnlineAffordable Colleges Online has chosen SUNY Canton’s bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership and Legal Studies as two of the most economical online programs of their kind in the nation.

The 2015 list ranked both programs at 36th in the country. In addition to affordability, degrees were rated on quality, graduate job placement, flexibility and low student-to-faculty ratio.

“We are proud that SUNY Canton is once again being recognized as a leader in online learning,” said President Zvi Szafran. “These programs provide students an excellent educational experience at an affordable price, coupled with an invaluable opportunity to balance work, family commitments and education.”

The Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership degree offers a blend of public service and business courses to prepare students for supervisory positions in law enforcement agencies. It is one of only a few programs in the country that allows qualified students to finish their studies at a certified law enforcement academy.

The Legal Studies program is the only four-year undergraduate program of its kind in the SUNY system. It prepares students for careers as paralegals, legal assistants, occupational health and safety specialists, and contract administrators. It has also served as a pre-law program for several students looking to enter law school.

“We wanted to highlight schools that are driving innovative learning and meeting the demands of students,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. “These schools are not only offering excellent criminal justice degree programs, but they are expanding their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”

To view the rankings in their entirety, visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/criminal-justice-programs/. For more information about SUNY Canton’s degree programs, visit www.canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton to Host St. Lawrence County High School Mock Trial Tournament

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

SUNY CantonArea high school students will compete in the St. Lawrence County Mock Trial Tournament from March 2 to 18 at SUNY Canton.

Six St. Lawrence County schools, coached by local attorneys, will argue a civil case involving the alleged embezzlement of funds. Participating local high schools will include Hammond Central School, Heuvelton Central School, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Morristown Central School, Ogdensburg Free Academy and Potsdam High School.

The goal of the tournament, co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association; the New York Bar Foundation; and the Law, Youth, & Citizenship Program, is to teach high school students basic trial skills. In preparing for their roles as attorneys and witnesses, students obtain first-hand knowledge of criminal and civil law, courtroom procedures, ethics, civility and professionalism, as well as gain a greater understanding of the fundamental rights granted by the U.S. Constitution.

“Student competitors will not only be exposed to various facets of the law, but will also hone important life skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and reasoning,” said SUNY Canton Legal Studies Assistant Professor and Tournament Coordinator Alexander Lesyk, J.D. “SUNY Canton is honored to have the opportunity to host this cooperative venture between our local high schools, members of the legal profession and the college.”

The county winner will compete in the regional tournament, and the top team from each of New York State’s six regions will then participate in the state final in Albany in May.

Several judges, including St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards, St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge Cecily L. Morris, and St. Lawrence County Surrogate Court Judge John F. Richey, as well as the President of the St. Lawrence County Bar Association Marcia LeMay, will preside in each competition.

For more information about the tournament, contact Lesyk at (315) 386-7517.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.