Women entrepreneurs can make sure their businesses are in good health by participating in a Financial and Legal Check-Up as part of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) fall Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center.
The SUNY Canton Veterans Association is collecting used cellphones to help deployed troops keep in touch with loved ones. Donated phones are sold for refurbishment or recycling, and the profits are used to purchase calling cards for soldiers overseas. Donation bins are located in French Hall, the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Cook Hall, Dana Hall and Cooper Service Complex.
A nationally-known poet will discuss the complexity of Native American life in Cherokee country as part of SUNY Canton’s Fall 2013 Living Writers Series. Santee Frazier will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
SUNY Canton was recently recognized as a 2014 “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. The exclusive list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success. G.I. Jobs uses Victory Media’s survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide that are approved for Veterans Affairs tuition funding to compile the list.
SUNY Canton has once again earned a spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. The College is among the top 73 schools in the “Regional Colleges—North” division. Selection in the category is based on colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal art disciplines. The North division includes colleges specifically located in the Northeastern United States.
SUNY Canton has been ranked among the top 50 colleges in the nation that are committed to saving the planet, according to a list published by The Online College Database website. The list highlights schools that offer innovative academic programs aimed at preparing students for future environmental challenges. SUNY Canton’s four-year Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program within the Canino School of Engineering Technology was specifically recognized for its appeal to technical students who are interested in pursuing a career in clean energy.
SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons has been recognized for their innovative programs with the 2013 Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award. The award is given annually by the New York State Regents Advisory Council to recognize the achievements of libraries and library consortia in New York State. Named after the late Joseph F. Shubert, former state librarian, the award honors organizations that have taken significant steps to improve the quality of library service to users.