A Central New York native who has received the prestigious Isabella Gardner Poetry Award will be the first speaker for the fall semester installment of SUNY Canton’s popular Living Writers Series. Christopher Kennedy will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
A new “It’s On Us” video featuring SUNY Canton students, faculty and staff speaking out against sexual assault has received more than 1,000 a views in a week. The video was made to encourage the college community to take the It’s On Us pledge, which serves as a personal commitment to help keep students safe and a promise to be a part of an initiative to address sexual assault at colleges and universities.
SUNY Canton is working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun Initiative to provide solar training sessions in Watertown. Solar photovoltaic energy collection is gaining widespread appeal as a way for consumers to lower their energy costs. The technology behind solar collection can require new training for engineers, architects and technicians. SUNY Canton offers training opportunities for those working with, or planning to work with, solar energy collection systems through its Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development.
In recognition of Constitution Day Sept. 17, state Assemblymember Addie Jenne Russell will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Russell’s speech is the first of a series of events SUNY Canton is hosting in honor of Constitution Day. On Thursday, Sept. 17, SUNY Canton will host a voter registration drive, as well as a trivia contest. Local fifth- and sixth-grade students are also participating in a Constitution Day poster contest, which will judged by a group of SUNY Canton students, faculty and staff.
SUNY Canton has been ranked among the best colleges in the northern region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” edition. The college moved up several spots to 44th this year, which puts SUNY Canton in the top tier of the rankings. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence. Outcome-related measures, such as graduation and retention rates, are the most heavily weighted factors in the methodology.
St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SUNY Canton Partner to Promote Financial Literacy in the North CountrySeptember 4th, 2015
A $10,000 gift from the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union will allow SUNY canton to establish a financial literacy center to help students, credit union members and the larger North Country community. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to help establish a financial literacy center on the SUNY Canton campus. The Center will be located in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center and will serve as a local resource for no-cost financial education and counseling services.
The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be holding a public forum seeking feedback about SUNY Canton’s two-year Nursing program from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 in Cook Hall Room 121. The college’s signature career-driven associate degree program is undergoing a site review for continuing accreditation. During this review, the accreditors wish to hear comments and suggestions from the public to help measure the program’s effectiveness.
An 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.
A SUNY Canton instructional support associate has invented a new and more reliable way to oil the bar and chain on commercial chainsaws. Neil A. Haney of Chase Mills came up with an idea for improvements while building a homebuilt firewood-processing machine. The college and the SUNY Research Foundation assisted him with filing a provisional application through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene program recently received the American Dental Hygienists Association Student Member Community Service Award. The program has received this distinction four times since it began in 2006 at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Rome, N.Y. Most recently, students were recognized for their community outreach project in second-grade classrooms at Bellamy Elementary School, also in Rome.