The 2013 St. Lawrence County Matchmaker event will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, at SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center and St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, the event provides a great opportunity for agencies and prime contractors to support regional economic development by giving local businesses the opportunity to expand their client base and grow their businesses.
SUNY Canton Assistant Librarian Cori Wilhelm will appear on NBC’s Jeopardy! game show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 on WPTZ. The story has widely circulated the local media and has been the subject of many conversations at the College. Wilhelm participated in the game show and was filmed in August at the SONY Lot in Culver City L.A. She has been limited about what she can say about the show until after the broadcast.
Students majoring in SUNY Canton’s Early Childhood program are advocating the educational advantages of reading to children beginning at birth. The two-year program recently partnered with Read Aloud 15 Minutes, a non-profit organization committed to making its namesake the new standard for parenting and improving children’s school readiness.
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.