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New Executive Chef Will Serve Up Local Flavor at SUNY Canton

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with local organic thyme.

Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with fresh organic thyme.

SUNY Canton’s new executive chef will bring the best food the North Country has to offer to the campus’ community table.

Steven W. Maiocco assumed his duties as assistant director of dining and executive chef in December. The guiding principle of his culinary approach is to serve fresh, local food.

“It’s my job to ensure we’re using the freshest ingredients whenever possible, with a focus on locally grown and produced foods,” Maiocco added. “I am very excited to be working with dedicated members of the Dining Services team to continue the great work they do and to identify opportunities for us to improve our service to students, faculty and staff.”

Susan D. Law, director of dining services, said Maiocco’s duties entail overseeing food production across the entire campus, including catering services. He also will be responsible for training and overseeing food service team members.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the SUNY Canton community,” Law said. “His talent and experience will be an invaluable asset to our campus.”

Maiocco is a 2004 graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Prior to joining SUNY Canton, he served as SUNY Potsdam’s executive chef. He also previously worked for Blue Hills Country Club in Canton, Mass.

“Our dining services are a significant part of campus life,” Maiocco said. “My commitment to the culinary arts, coupled with an outstanding team, will allow us to further enhance our students’ experience.”

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 to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton to Host Dining and Health Awareness Showcase Sept. 18

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The SUNY Canton College Association Dining Services Inc. and Davis Health Center will hold an event to promote healthy lifestyles from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Chaney Dining Center.

The showcase will put diners in touch with the people responsible for growing or producing the raw ingredients of some of the dining options on campus. Most menu items served during the event will be grown, purchased or produced in the North Country.

There will also be a mini health fair where Physical Therapy students will be performing mini massages, Nursing students will be testing blood pressure, and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center will be holding blood sugar and cholesterol screenings. A registered dietician will also be on hand to discuss nutrition.

“We are holding this event to educate our students on where and why we purchase locally grown foods,” Assistant Dining Center Manager Jason Bartholomew said. “It provides a fantastic opportunity for our growers to explain what goes into producing their food items.”

The cost for the public is $10.00 per person at this special event. Regular charges will apply for students, and they can use their meal plans to participate.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Dining Services Showcases Local Food Growers and Vendors April 18

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

College AssociationFood grown locally tastes better at SUNY Canton.

The SUNY Canton College Association, Inc., has invited area food growers and vendors to a showcase event and meal to be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Chaney Dining Center.

The Local Vendor Showcase will put diners in touch with the people responsible for growing or producing the raw ingredients of some of the dining options on Campus. Most menu items served during the event will be grown, purchased, or produced in the North Country.

The College Association works with area farmers to obtain fresh foods to create their daily dining options. Locally purchased food also helps the area’s economy.

“We are holding this event to educate our students on where and why we purchase locally grown foods,” Assistant Dining Center Manager Jason Bartholomew said. “It provides a fantastic opportunity for our growers to explain what goes into producing their food items.”

The cost for the public is $10.95 per person at this special event. Regular charges will apply for students, and they can use their meal plans to participate.

In lobby area of Chaney Dining Hall there will be a mini health fair sponsored by the Davis Health Center. All services are free of charge. There will be representatives from the Fitness Center doing body fat measurements. PTA students doing mini massages, Nursing students testing blood pressure, and Health Initiative doing free glucose and cholesterol screenings. Other participating groups include the SUNY Canton Counseling Center, Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s patient navigator Center for Cancer Care,  Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Renewal House. A registered dietician will also be on hand.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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SUNY Canton Welcomes New Eateries to Campus

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Two well-known restaurants have made their way into the Canton community.

Taco Bell and KFC Express recently opened their doors at SUNY Canton and are already popular spots among students, faculty and staff. An official grand opening is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.14, at the restaurants’ venue in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center near the Campus Center Store. The celebration and the eateries are open to the public.

KFC Express and Taco Bell

Taco Bell and KFC Express recently opened at SUNY Canton. A grand opening celebration is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the restaurants' venue in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center near the Campus Center Store.

“Our entire campus community is excited to have these restaurants open,” said SUNY Canton President Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy. “Our students had voiced an interest in having these two restaurants at SUNY Canton and we were eager to answer their requests by bringing them to campus.”

Both restaurants are located next to Jreck’s Subs, a Northern New York company.

Taco Bell

Crystal E. Corrice, a SUNY Canton Nursing Student from Ogdensburg buys lunch at the brand-new Taco Bell at SUNY Canton. The College also welcomed a new KFC Express along with the existing Jreck's Subs in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

“Jreck’s is not new to SUNY Canton,” Kennedy said, noting the restaurant has been on campus for 10 years. “While we’re proud to feature these new nationally-recognized eateries at the College, we’re just as proud to have a company whose roots began just miles from here. We are the only college in the area to have a local restaurant business on campus. Having Jreck’s illustrates our unwavering commitment to the continued success of North Country local businesses.”

Hours for the three eateries are:

  • Monday- Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday: 6 p.m. – Midnight
  • Sunday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Canton Town Supervisor David T. Button said, “The new eateries, the New Roos House Athletic Center and the new Grasse River Suites residence hall all directly benefit our community. SUNY Canton and its College Association have gone out of their way to bring more opportunities and revenue into our area. When you improve student life, as these new facilities do, you boost enrollment. That’s great for Canton.”

All eateries accept the Roo Card, credit cards, and cash. Hours are subject to change during non-academic periods and holidays. For more information, visit www.canton.edu/ca/dining.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

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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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SUNY Canton Implements New Textbook Rental Program

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

SUNY Canton is implementing a new innovative textbook rental program in order to help students minimize the costs of attending college.

Pictured is Chelsie Paro, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg getting her books with her friends Brittaney Williams, a Criminal Justice major from Mexico, N.Y., and Crystal Redmond, a Nursing Major from Ogdensburg.

Pictured is Chelsie Paro, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg getting her books with her friends Brittaney Williams, a Criminal Justice major from Mexico, N.Y., and Crystal Redmond, a Nursing Major from Ogdensburg.

“This is a latest in a series of cost-saving strategies to help students save money and make college more affordable,” said College President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ll continue to work hard to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price.”

Textbooks often cost more than $100 apiece and represent one of students’ biggest expenses after tuition and room and board. Many students attempt to save by buying used books or ordering books from other vendors.

Eight SUNY Canton classes will participate in the trial run of the program. Their students will have the opportunity to rent their texts rather than purchase them outright. The College Association has purchased the textbooks and students will pay approximately 45 to 65 percent of the cover price of the book for a one-semester rental. A $100 book could cost as little as $45, which is even less than buying a used book.

“This is a two-year pilot program to create more affordable options for students,” College Association Operations Director Sue Law said. “I can see this becoming a major initiative as more students express interest and enjoy the savings.”

Other colleges are implementing textbook rental programs through publishers as a way to adapt and grow in an increasingly on-line on-demand marketplace. SUNY Canton staff specifically created their model to reduce the expenditures by students.

“We are giving students the option of eliminating all of the hassle of buying and reselling textbooks,” said SUNY Canton Provost William R. Trumble. “I can see it making a big difference in a number of our students’ lives.”

Students will be responsible for the texts through the course of the semester and have the option to purchase the book outright at the end of their classes.

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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