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SUNY Canton Hosts Women in Engineering Day May 13

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology is hosting its annual Women in Engineering Day beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in Nevaldine Technology Center.

Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are invited to participate in activities and conversations related to careers in engineering. Workshops and presentations include Lego Mindstorm Robots and robotic programing, graphic design and interactive art, a computer password guessing game, computer-based automotive lessons, drinking water treatment, an introduction to surveying, electronics projects and materials analysis.

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

The college hosts this event to expose middle and high school students to its technology-focused learning environment and to prepare them for careers where women are traditionally underrepresented.

The American Association of University Women is cosponsoring the event. For more information, or to inquire about participation, contact Rebecca Blackmon in the SUNY Canton Grants Office, (315) 386-7686 or email blackmonr@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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Open Letter From Associated Colleges Presidents

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

As the presidents of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, our four institutions may have very different histories, missions and strengths—but we all share a respect for humanity and a dedication to diversity. This goes to the core of each of our campuses’ values.

Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam all share an abiding commitment to upholding freedom, equality and liberty for each and every citizen. Our campuses are communities where all are welcome.

That is why the news of a recent hate crime perpetrated against a SUNY Potsdam faculty member, containing threats against the individual and family members, is so disturbing to each of us.

Our hearts go out to the professor and the professor’s family, who can count many friends on all four campuses and beyond among their supporters.

After the first hateful message was discovered, President Esterberg wrote in a letter to campus that “an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.” This message resonates beyond the SUNY Potsdam campus to our college communities as a whole.

This is not just an attack on one of our own – it is also an attack on SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson, SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence, and the communities that we call home. This cowardly act attempts to strike fear into the hearts of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors throughout St. Lawrence County and the North Country. It is no less than an attack on everything we represent as institutions of higher learning.

Now and always, we join together with one voice to say that we will not tolerate racism, homophobia, bigotry or threats of violence. We will not allow these contemptible acts to sow fear and divide our communities.

We stand together, unified in the belief that only through knowledge and understanding can we end hatred and fear.

Signed,

Anthony G. Collins, President, Clarkson University

Kristin G. Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam

William L. Fox, President, St. Lawrence University

Zvi Szafran, President, SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton Holds Free Roo Run 5K April 30

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Roo RunThe SUNY Canton President’s office will be holding the annual Roo Run 5K at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Edson A. Martin Athletic fields adjacent to the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to runners or walkers of all ages.

The first 25 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Those interested can preregister online at www.canton.edu/challenge.

The event was designed to promote student wellness. It typically draws numerous community members and participants from other colleges in St. Lawrence County.

For more information, contact Christina Snell, (315) 386-7314 or email snellc@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.

WPBS Presents One-Hour Public Eye Special Edition: Title IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

WPBSWPBS, the two-nation public broadcasting station will air a special one-hour broadcast, Public Eye Special Edition with Jeff Cole: TITLE IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges on Monday, April 13, at 10 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 19, at 8 a.m. Viewers will also have the opportunity to watch this Special Edition of Public Eye online at watch.wpbstv.org after the broadcast.

Host Jeff Cole will take an in-depth look at the issues of sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as the new state rules and federal Title IX regulations that are changing the way higher educational institutions handle sexual assault cases, including those at the four Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley: Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.

Viewers will first hear from college faculty and administrators about the steps they are taking to prevent sexual assaults on their campuses in the first place and what they are doing to handle cases of sexual assault once they are brought forward by a victim. The discussion will help viewers understand how victims are in charge of the investigation process, why sexual assault cases don’t immediately go to the local police, and what steps colleges and universities must take under the law to process sexual assault cases and mitigate the potential for contact between the victim and the accused.

Viewers will also hear from a panel of representatives that will dissect the issue even further and respond directly to questions about the topic of sexual assault in a college setting.

Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg is the new president of SUNY Potsdam. While she is a relative newcomer to the North Country, and new to SUNY, she was appointed last fall by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to SUNY’s Sexual Assault Prevention Workgroup, which led to the adoption of a comprehensive system-wide uniform sexual assault policy for all 64 SUNY campuses.

With more than 18 years of experience as a campus safety officer, Pat Gagnon is St. Lawrence University’s director for Safety and Security. As head of the department, he has the responsibility of aiding and assisting campus investigations as well as working closely with local law enforcement agencies to help prevent crime on campus. As a result, Gagnon has had to investigate a number of sexual assault reports, all of which, he says, can have their own unique challenges.

Finally, Caitlin Hill is a legal advocate for the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House, a local organization based in St. Lawrence County that responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Renewal House staff and volunteers who receive regular sexual training often work with the Associated Colleges member campuses to provide resources to victims of sexual violence and sexual assault.

This Special Edition of Public Eye with Jeff Cole is sponsored in part by AAUW, District 7.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

About St. Lawrence

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.

About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Find out more at www.potsdam.edu.

About WPBS-DT

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.

‘Amazing Chemistry Race’ Comes to SUNY Canton

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

The Amazing Chemistry RaceLocal high school and college students who are interested in chemistry can test their knowledge at an upcoming event at SUNY Canton.

The Amazing Chemistry Race will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is designed to stimulate interest in the field of chemistry through fun activities, such as a trivia contest and demonstrations. The day’s main event will be a team competition where students will be asked to uncover clues and solve chemistry problems by completing a series of challenges, which will range from performing experiments to completing team-building exercises.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for students to show off their knowledge by competing with peers in a fun and educational way,” said organizer and SUNY Canton Chemistry Professor Nicole A. Heldt, Ph.D. “We also want to inspire attendees to pursue a career in the chemical sciences.”

The Amazing Chemistry Race is sponsored by the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society. Area students who would like to register for the event should contact Heldt at (315) 386-7983 or send an email to heldtn@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.

Community Health Organizations to Promote Wellness at SUNY Canton April 15

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

SUNY CantonThe SUNY Canton Davis Health Center has invited more than 25 area agencies to help promote a healthy lifestyle for the college and community.

Each agency will be providing health screenings or education at the college’s Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Dana Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be information about disaster preparedness, lung cancer screenings, weight loss, grief support, blood pressure and diabetes testing, tobacco cessation, caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients, health care plans and more. There will also be a distracted driving simulator that will allow participants to see how easily it is to get in an accident when driving while distracted.

Representatives from the following organizations will be in attendance:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York
  • American Red Cross
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Community Health Center of the North Country
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley
  • Reachout of St. Lawrence County
  • Renewal House
  • Seaway Valley Prevention Council
  • Lawrence County Traffic Safety Stop
  • SUNY Employee Assistance Program
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Watertown Veteran Center

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Davis Health Center at 386-7333 or send an email to cruickshankj@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 Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Fourteen SUNY Canton students used their spring break to help build homes for Florida families who do not have access to affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Members of SUNY Canton’s Habitat for Humanity student club spent their spring break in Florida helping to build homes for families in need.

 

Members of the Habitat for Humanity student club worked on two homes in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla., from March 6-13. Students worked alongside the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and the future homeowners to paint exterior siding and install drywall.

The club raised money for the trip by holding fundraisers throughout the year. SUNY Canton alumni Anthony Javarone and Richard and Marilyn Rausch also made contributions to the club.

In addition, the following area businesses supported the trip by donating funds or raffle items:

  • Adirondack Fragrance and Flavor Farm, Parishville
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Watertown
  • Glow Spa, Canton
  • The Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg
  • Nature’s Storehouse, Canton
  • Thai Cuisine, Potsdam
  • WTC Surveyors, Canton

Florida sponsors included Sweet Tomatoes in Coral Springs, Fla., and Park Avenue BBQ & Grille in Boca Raton, Fla.

To donate to the Habitat for Humanity student club, contact the SUNY Canton College Foundation at (315) 386-7127 or alumni@canton.edu. Bessette’s Liquor and Wine in Canton is also accepting bottle return donations for the club.

 

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.

SUNY Canton and AAUW Team Up for Professional Clothing Fair

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Students and community members who are searching for business attire are invited to SUNY Canton’s annual Professional Clothing Fair being held March 17 to 19 in the Dana Hall gymnasium.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), begins with a special student-only day from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

clothing fair

All guests are welcome to browse men’s and women’s gently used clothing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19. All clothing is free and available to the public.

“We want to make sure students and community members are ‘dressed for success,’ whether they are completing an internship, entering the workforce after graduation or changing careers,” said SUNY Canton Associate Director of Human Resources Nancy A. Rowledge.

Those interested in donating gently used professional clothing items are asked to drop them off at Dana Hall anytime between March 13 to March 17. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Rowledge at (315) 386-7010 or Tina M. Flanagan at (315) 386-7868.

 

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 Hosts Wounded Warrior Sled Hockey Tournament March 6-8

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Wounded Warrior Project will be holding a Sled Hockey Tournament starting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at SUNY Canton’s Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.

There will be a total of 15 tournament-style games on Friday and Saturday, culminating in the consolation and championship games Sunday morning. The tournament champion will be decided at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8. The team from Fort Drum features U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Adam Page and Paul Schaus.

Wounded Warrior
Instead of traditional skates, players use a specially made sled to glide across the ice. They propel themselves using two small hockey sticks. The extra equipment allows veterans who are missing limbs, or are otherwise disabled, to compete.

The tournament is sponsored by the Society for American Military Engineers, the Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1231 and Canton Knights of Columbus, Sarto Council 1059.

Wounded Warrior

The event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted at the door and there will also be a 50/50 raffle and chuck-a-puck fundraisers. Memorabilia from the National Hockey League will be raffled off and sold during a silent auction.
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.