The New York State governor’s office is providing a two-hour training session designed to equip area residents with the tools and resources to prepare for disasters. A team of New York National Guard Soldiers will be teaching civilians to be ready for almost any disaster as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Program.
Students from SUNY Canton have orchestrated a series of speakers in April to increase knowledge and understanding for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The “Human Wrong Campaign” was the brainstorm of the International Student Activist Organization (ISAO), according to Sabel Bong, an Educational Opportunity Program counselor and the club’s advisor.
SUNY Canton broke an attendance record March 21 when it welcomed 155 incoming students to campus for the first spring Admitted Student Day. Director of Admissions Bruce L. Smith credited the high turnout to the appeal of the College’s career-focused majors and the faculty’s reputation for possessing professional, real-world experience.
Hilary Smith, the director of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), will discuss the issue of invasive species in Northern New York as part of the SUNY Canton’s spring Sustainability Lecture Series. Smith will discuss local invasive species, potential future threats and efforts to stop their spread at 6 p.m. April 2 in Nevaldine North, Room 102. This event is free and open to the public.
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that she will recommend Dr. Zvi Szafran to be appointed as president of SUNY Canton. Dr. Szafran is currently the vice president for academic affairs at Southern Polytechnic State University in Georgia. The SUNY Board of Trustees will consider Dr. Szafran’s appointment at its next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 3.
Senior Sports Management students recently received a first-hand look at the behind-the-scenes operations of Syracuse University’s Manley Field House and the Carrier Dome. Students taking Applied Sports Event Management and Applied Sports Media and Broadcasting courses also learned event management operations during a Division I Men’s Basketball game.
The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with its national affiliates to help would-be entrepreneurs through a six-week social media campaign. America’s SBDC and small business expert Rhonda Abrams launched the Start-Up Campaign on Monday, March 17. Through social media outlets Twitter and Facebook, the campaign will provide entrepreneurs with information, advice, and resources they need to get started with their new businesses.
Students and community members who are searching for business attire are invited to SUNY Canton’s annual Professional Clothing Fair March 25 – 27 in the Dana Hall gymnasium. The fair is co-sponsored by SUNY Canton and the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The event will start with a special student-only day from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.
SUNY Canton representatives will be on hand to answer questions about certificate and degree programs at the Saint Lawrence County One Stop Career Center. The free event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7 in the Human Services Center building located at 80 State Highway 310, Suite 8, Canton. Walk-ins are welcome.