SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman and the College’s administration, faculty and staff extend a welcome to some of the most academically prepared students in the College’s history. Classes officially begin today (Monday, Aug. 26), at SUNY Canton. An estimated 3,400 students are attending at the start of the Fall semester, meeting the overall institutional goals for the semester.
Freshmen and transfer students who wish to apply for the Fall 2013 semester at SUNY Canton must submit their applications by Monday, Aug. 12. In addition, Friday, Aug. 23, will be the deadline for submission of missing admissions items for applications received by the Aug. 12 deadline. Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26.
SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton will host colleagues from State University of New York campuses across Northern New York tomorrow, for “Harnessing Systemness: Regional Discussions on Efficiency and Excellence.” This event is an opportunity for regional campuses to learn from neighboring institutions and foster greater collaboration.
The Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen a SUNY Canton student as the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship. Alyssa M. Baker, a Civil and Environmental Technology major from Boonville, received the award for her exceptional academic achievements and involvement with the SUNY Canton ASCE student chapter.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has chosen SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam to receive the 2013 Innovation Award for their shared service achievements. The award recognizes higher education institutions for demonstrating excellence in process improvements and resource enhancements. Under the leadership of joint Vice President Natalie L. Higley, the two Colleges have realized significant administrative efficiencies and financial savings by sharing services and positions. Higley accepted the award at the NACUBO annual meeting in July.
Students from Kazan and Moscow, Russia, are learning how to become entrepreneurs at SUNY Canton’s International Summer program. “We help students augment their education to become entrepreneurs,” said Marela Fiacco, director of international programs. “Many of these students will graduate and become business leaders or create their own start-ups.” This is the second year that the College has invited students from Kazan Federal University and Moscow State University to attend the business-focused seminar.
Library faculty are using QR codes, augmented reality, video and podcasts to expand resources and engagement. Posters can speak to SUNY Canton Southworth Library Learning Commons users through a mobile device. Librarians have hung up placards around the library that automatically link to videos recommending reading suggestions. Visitors hold their mobile phone or other device in front of the displays to automatically link to the presentations.
SUNY Canton has selected Alan P. Mulkin as Deputy Chief of University Police and SUNY Potsdam has chosen Timothy M. Ashley II, to work in the same capacity. Mulkin is the former Chief of the Canton Village Police Department. Ashley has been with SUNY Potsdam’s University Police force since 2009. Both will report to Chief John Kaplan, a 1982 SUNY Potsdam graduate, who oversees the University Police departments at both institutions. The new deputy chiefs will work together to share expertise with officers at both campuses.