Environmental Activist Bill McKibben Talks Global Warming at SUNY Canton

April 3rd, 2015

Renowned climate change expert Bill McKibben brought a message about the dangers of continued reliance on fossil fuels to SUNY Canton April 1. More than 700 students, faculty and community members from throughout the North Country region packed the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center to hear McKibben discuss the alarming rate at which global warming is progressing.

Professor, Survivor and Activist to Speak During Sexual Assault Awareness Month at SUNY Canton

April 2nd, 2015

A noted author, English professor and a sexual assault survivor is sharing her story of trauma and recovery at SUNY Canton. Laura Gray-Rosendale, Ph.D., will be speaking at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The presentation will be free and open to the public.

Employers to Recruit Job Seekers at SUNY Canton Career Fair

March 30th, 2015

More than 20 businesses and government organizations will take part in SUNY Canton’s spring Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

SUNY Canton Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

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.   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 […]

SUNY Canton to Hold Presidential Inauguration April 10

March 28th, 2015

SUNY Canton invites the community to attend the inauguration of the college’s fourth president, Zvi Szafran, Ph.D., at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton Concludes 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament

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.

SUNY Canton Joins U.S. Coast Guard’s Auxiliary University Program

March 24th, 2015

Students now have the option of adding free training from the U.S. Coast Guard to their SUNY Canton education. The college was recently selected for the Auxiliary University Program (AUP), which allows students to gain nautical education, operational training experiences, aviation studies training and homeland security training. SUNY Canton is the 20th AUP in the nation and among the first in New York, according to Professor Brian K. Harte, Ph.D. Harte is the faculty member responsible for establishing the new partnership.

Leading Environmental Activist Bill McKibben to Speak at SUNY Canton

March 18th, 2015

Bestselling author and climate change pioneer Bill McKibben will discuss the consequences of global warming at 6:30 p.m., April 1, in SUNY Canton’s Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public. McKibben has been on the forefront of environmental activism since the 1980s when his book “The End of Nature” brought the issue of global warming to the forefront of America’s consciousness. Since then, the book has been translated into 24 languages and has earned McKibben a place as a foremost authority on climate change.

Young Entrepreneurs Compete to Help Area Business

March 18th, 2015

Students in the four-year Management program recently participated in an entrepreneurial competition to redesign the Raquette River Gift Company’s website and provide recommendations for future expansion. Senior Andrew M. Lang of the Bronx was selected as the best speaker. He joined the best students to represent SUNY Canton at the recent Free Enterprise Marathon at SUNY Plattsburgh. All winning teams received gift cards redeemable at the Campus Center Store and the college’s eateries.

SUNY Board of Trustees, Presidents Ask State Legislature to “Invest in SUNY”

March 11th, 2015

State University of New York Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, chair of the Board’s Communications and External Affairs Committee, today led a delegation of SUNY trustees and leaders at an Albany press conference calling for increased state investment in SUNY. SUNY campus presidents in every region of the state have called on the Legislature to “Invest in SUNY” at press events in recent weeks as the system campaigns for the establishment of a SUNY Investment Fund and extension NYSUNY 2020 legislation in the 2015-16 New York State Budget. The system has also established an Invest in SUNY website, outlining the details of its request and providing a vehicle for New Yorkers to lend their support.