Long-term mutual fund investments can weather economic uncertainty when planning for retirement, according to two SUNY Canton faculty members’ latest research. “You might win big by dropping a mutual fund and reinvesting, but you also might lose everything,” said Professor Brian K. Harte, Ph.D. “Long term investments or lifecycle funds aren’t as much of a gamble.”
According to the 2015 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, SUNY Canton is excelling in student service-, academic- and facility-related areas. The survey, which evaluates the 27 state-operated SUNY colleges and university centers, is conducted every three years and assesses student satisfaction in more than 50 areas. SUNY Canton earned number one rankings in three categories: library resources, library services and tutoring services.
Gouverneur Hospital has made a donation that will help SUNY Canton’s Nursing students prepare for their future careers. Representatives recently gave a Hill-Rom CareAssist ES Medical Surgical Bed to augment the college’s simulated hospital laboratory.
Small business owners can expand their customer base and learn how to sell their goods and services to local governments, colleges, large businesses and industries at the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) St. Lawrence County Contracting Matchmaker event. The Matchmaker will run from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 26, in the Richard W. Miller Woodcock Conference Suites.
An author who explores the complexities of being gay and Indian-American will visit SUNY Canton as part of the popular Living Writers Series. Rahul Mehta will appear at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for the annual College Council Distinguished Citizen Award. Since 1976 the College has given this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.
SUNY Canton hosted one of its largest open house events last weekend. Approximately 400 total visitors, including prospective students and their families, came to view the campus and learn about the college’s academic programs. It was the most well attended admissions event in the last three years, according to SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans.
More than 40 employers will be participating in SUNY Canton’s Fall Career Fair. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at two locations on campus. Companies and organizations seeking applicants with technology-based skills will be located in Nevaldine Hall. All other recruiters, including those seeking to fill positions in the health, business and criminal justice fields, will be stationed in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center rooms 212 and 214. Both locations are free and open to alumni and job seekers from the community.
SUNY Canton will hold the first of three fall open houses from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Prospective college students and their families can spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students.
North Country Savings Bank recently donated $7,500 to further the ongoing effort to open a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton. The new program will allow the college to offer no-cost financial education and counseling services in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center.