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Six Chinese Earthquake Victims Coming to SUNY Canton

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

SUNY Canton’s international outreach program has accepted six students from the earthquake-ravaged city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of western China.

Three female and three male students will have the ability to continue their college studies by spending the next two semesters as full-time SUNY Canton students. They will be living on campus and beginning their studies later this month.

China“Our partnership in what has come to be known as the ‘SUNY China 150 Program’ presents a number of incredible learning opportunities for all of our students,” noted SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “In addition to the respective cultural learning that will occur, I anticipate that friendships, partnerships, and possibly even business ventures will develop from interactions between our students.”

All of the sophomore- and junior-level students have been taking general education courses toward degrees in the areas of Engineering Technology courses and Business. They will continue working in their chosen areas in addition to taking general education courses at SUNY Canton.

China 150

“There are a number of dynamic concepts and lessons taught exclusively through SUNY Canton courses that our visiting students can adapt to aid their country,” said Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline, who has been overseeing the college’s international initiatives. “Our hands-on emphasis and career-focused courses will be especially useful for these students when they return to help rebuild their home provinces in China.”

Graveline has visited Chinese universities in Beijing, Hefei, and Xi’an, to create dual-degree programs and exchange opportunities similar to those the college has in place with colleges in Ukraine, Russia, Bosnia, and Japan. “Our first on-campus student from Hefei will begin this Fall,” Graveline added.

The college will be offering a special week-long orientation for its newest international students, which will serve as an introduction to the college, the North Country, and to the U.S.

The college is one of 22 State University of New York Colleges to take in a total of 150 students displaced by the disaster. SUNY Canton is part of the team of SUNY Campuses that are offering this one-year opportunity to create a team of young leaders.

The students were chosen after a careful review of their academic performance, as well as English language testing conducted by a team of eight experienced English language teachers from across China.

According to SUNY officials, each one of the students is committed to serving as a vanguard to help rebuild the economy and infrastructure in the impacted region. When they complete their studies in May 2009, they will engage in a period of national service in Sichuan to aid in the rebuilding efforts.

The State University of New York has been involved with educational exchange and research collaborations with China and anticipates that this initiative will increase the connections between New York State and the Sichuan Province, leading to economic, educational, and cultural benefits.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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International Students Fill SUNY Canton Summer Program

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

International Summer ProgramSome students have traveled more than 4,500 miles to take classes at SUNY Canton this summer.

Thirty-six students, including two doctoral candidates, in addition to two faculty members have traveled from their home universities to take multi-disciplinary courses with an emphasis on finance and business.

“We have three times as many students visiting SUNY Canton than when we initiated the program last year,” said SUNY Canton Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Students have come from their home universities at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, Kazan State Financial and Economic Institute in Tatarstan, and Kherson State University in Ukraine to learn from our expert faculty. Many of the students have never been to the North Country or the United States before. They are all very excited to learn about U.S. culture and experience as much of it as they can.”

During their three-week stay, students take English as a Second Language and seminars targeted toward their individual career interests, according to Kathryn Del Guidice, Director of Extended Studies at SUNY Canton.

“Our students are interested in becoming investment bankers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and one is interested in developing his own energy company,” she said. “We are emphasizing that they find ways to bring the world to them, rather than leaving their homes in search of opportunities.”

Most recently, students have toured businesses including ALCOA in Massena and the Partridge Cafe in Canton to learn first-hand how area businesses operate. The program also enlists the college’s expert faculty to present special sessions on Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems and Financial Services, and Health Care Management among other SUNY Canton signature programs.

The students are joined by Alla Bobyelva, chair of the Department of Financial Management for the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University, and Olga Zinovieva, a State University of New York representative at Moscow State University. During her stay, Olga is developing an online class in Art History through SUNY Canton OnLine.

In addition to their studies, the students have many opportunities to experience the attractions available locally and in greater New York State. They will be touring Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, and plan to visit New York City before making the journey home. Most recently, the students visited Potsdam’s Summer Festival.

This is the second international student exchange built from SUNY Canton’s partnerships with foreign colleges. In the future, the College plans to send its on-campus students to its partner universities so that travel abroad can be an integrated part of their education.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Last Chance for 2008 Summer Courses at Canton – July 28

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Student on ComputerThe final session of SUNY Canton’s highly-successful 2008 Summerterm begins Monday, July 28 on campus.

“There is an English 101 Expository Writing course that is a freshmen requirement for all SUNY Canton programs and for most academic majors at every university,” said Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “This is an excellent summer course offered to enable students to get a jump start on the upcoming academic year.”

A 300-level English course in Contemporary Young Adult Literature is also being offered. “This is an excellent opportunity for advanced students to focus on one upper-level course now, and then perhaps lighten their course load for the upcoming semester,” Graveline said.

This summer marked the third consecutive year of growth and expansion for the College’s Online and In-Class Summerterm session. There have been 687 enrollments during the first two sessions, which is a 10 percent increase from last year’s record-breaking Summerterm Sessions. College officials attribute the extraordinary growth to the implementation of online classes through SUNY Canton OnLine. Approximately 80 percent of this year’s summer students enrolled in OnLine Classes.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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SUNY Canton to Expand Relations with American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Bosnia AgreementSUNY Canton is looking to expand relations with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH).

SUNY Canton began offering its four-year Financial Services and Information Technology programs to 130 students at AUBiH last fall. This initiative began following a 2006 visit to Canton by Denis Prcic, Chairman of AUBiH.

Prcic recently revisited SUNY Canton to develop new joint degrees and work with the high-tech tools that the college uses to deliver its online classes through SUNY CantonOL.

“Our College of International Banking links well with the SUNY Canton School of Business and Public Service,” Prcic said. “SUNY Canton’s unique and experienced business professors make it possible for our students to advance their education and further adapt to the changing global economies.”

In order to achieve this union, SUNY Canton will continue to meet the highly stringent standards of both the State University of New York and of the governing entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pauline Graveline. SUNY Canton is the only college working with AUBiH in this capacity.

“We are currently investigating the viability of offering more programs to AUBiH students,” Graveline said. “Incoming Provost Dr. William Trumble and I will be working with Denis (Prcic) on potentially offering the Legal Studies program and courses in Risk Management and Marketing as the next steps in the planned growth of AUBiH and our partnership.”

The SUNY Canton Legal Studies program will help AUBiH establish a program in International Law and business classes will help establish a program in Marketing.

Graveline and other top-ranking college officials are planning to visit Prcic in Bosnia this year. She mentioned that students may attend SUNY Canton in person during the Summerterm 2009 semester, building upon the previous success of summer exchange students from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2007.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Adds Graphic and Multimedia Design Degree

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Student with cameraSUNY Canton’s newest bachelor’s degree focuses on new and emerging media and the ever-changing methods of communication.

Graphic and Multimedia Design has been approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. Students can apply immediately for the four-year program which will begin next fall.

“The goal of this program is to produce work-ready graduates who know how to utilize the newest digital and interactive delivery methods,” said Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pauline Graveline.

The new program will further promote college-wide expansion into fine, performance, and digital arts according to Program Director and Assistant Professor Christopher Sweeney.

Sweeney and several other humanities instructors have already been offering specific courses for the major, including photography, film, theater, literature, and design classes. “This program is designed for students who want to be creative and who want to maximize their marketability after graduation,” said Sweeney.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that multimedia design careers will grow by approximately 15 to 30 percent by 2012.

The assistant professor pointed out several cutting-edge forms of communication, including podcasts, blogs, and sophisticated content driven websites. “We were barely beginning to have access to this technology ten years ago,” he said. “Twenty years ago, most were unheard of or even undreamed of. Through this program, students will use the current forms of communication and also prepare for the next ground-breaking advances within the digital realm.”

Program instructors also mentioned that the Graphic and Multimedia Design curriculum is designed for those who have an interest in journalism, public relations, marketing, publishing, web design, video game design and production, and the fine arts. “By integrating many facets of communications careers, we will create well-rounded graduates ready to integrate into tomorrow’s high-tech creative positions,” Sweeney said.

Some of the program specific program courses include:

  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Web Publishing
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Documentary Video
  • Video Games and Virtual Worlds
  • Journalism

Similar to the college’s other four-year programs, the Graphic and Multimedia Design major integrates a senior-level internship within a related field at an established business. Internships have given graduates a leg-up on their post-graduate careers and have often directly led to full time employment. Students can also opt to present their own individual or team multimedia products to launch as a cumulative focus of their studies.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

 

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SUNY Canton Winterterm Expands and Evolves

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Online courses are expanding to offer topics of study including sports management and the films of an underground icon during SUNY Canton’s 2007 Winterterm semester.

Winterterm begins on Dec. 20 and students can register now. The complete listing of courses and online registration are both available at www.canton.edu/winterterm.

Specialty courses are among the 34 courses offered this Winterterm, allowing students to catch up or get ahead in their academic studies.

This is the third Winterterm that the college has held completely online through SUNY Canton OnLine. The college has seen a dramatic rise in enrollment through its online classes. Last year, the college saw 313 students enroll during Winterterm, which was a 96 percent increase from the 160 students enrolled in 2005-06. According to Pauline Graveline, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this year’s Winterterm will follow the trend of record-breaking enrollments.

Charles Fenner, Assistant Professor of Business and Public Administration said the upcoming Winterterm semester will be the first time that the three credit course Foundations of Sports Management will be offered online.

“The course includes a historical perspective of American sports,”Fenner said. “Students will be studying sports branding and sports marketing in the realms of collegiate and professional athletic teams.”

Students will learn about dealing with other aspects of sports management including tourism, public relations, as well as fiscal management. “Essentially, this course is developed for students who have an interest in sports and want to learn the business behind running or managing the business side of a sports organization.”

This course was developed with assistance from Diane Para, the college’s Director of Athletics and Assistant Dean of Students.

Christopher Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Humanities, is offering a film course on auteur David Lynch. Lynch is most known as the filmmaker who brought The Elephant Man to the big screen.

“An auteur is a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp,”noted Sweeney, whose passion for film has previously spurred a special topics film course on the horror genre.

Lynch also filmed Dune 1984, made episodes of the breakout hit television show Twin Peaks in 1990, in addition to films Lost Highway in 1997, and Mulholland Dr. in 2001.

Film classes succeed the best within the college’s online format. “Students use online resources to chronicle and track the filmmaker’s entire catalog of work and can engage in intelligent dialogue about the films they are viewing on discussion boards,”he said.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Student Service Center at 315-386-7616 or email finaid@canton.edu.

 

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Study Abroad Fair at SUNY Canton, September 11

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The State University of New York (SUNY) Study Abroad program will be holding a Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 11 on the first floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center at SUNY Canton.

Representatives from colleges or universities offering study abroad programs will be available to share the opportunities to take college courses overseas.

SUNY Canton will also be unveiling plans to send students to China for a three-week study abroad program next summer.

“We are encouraging our students and college professionals to stop by and see the international education opportunities available,” said Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pauline A. Graveline. “In addition to China, we are planning to offer study abroad programs with Moscow State University and other partner colleges and universities overseas.”

For more information, please contact Coordinator of International Initiatives, John Sheltra, sheltra@canton.edu or 315-386-7331.

SUNY currently offers more than 400 overseas study programs in more than 50 countries: in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Programs range from 2 to 3 week intensive courses to a semester or academic year abroad.

 

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SUNY Canton Summer Enrollment Hits Record High

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

SUNY Canton has hit an all-time summer enrollment high already and the college is continuing to accept students for two more sessions slated to begin on June 25 and July 30.

“We’ve had 715 students enroll in classes so far,” noted SUNY Canton Interim Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Nearly 75 percent of students (more than 530 students) are joining the college through SUNY Canton Online.”

Last year’s Summer Session saw 469 students with 363 enrolled in online courses. Summer Session 2005 totaled 385 students with 205 taking online courses.

The next on-campus and online classes begin Monday, June 25, and the final summer session begins Monday, July 30. For a complete listing of classes and other information, visit www.canton.edu/summer_school.

The tremendous growth in SUNY Canton OnLine, or SUNY Canton OL, has been remarkable. “Each semester we are seeing more and more students enroll in online classes from all over the world,” said Director of OnLine Education Molly A. Mott. “Much of this growth can be attributed to wonderful faculty members who are presenting interesting courses with in-demand topics in a cutting-edge format.”

Register online for classes online at www.canton.edu or by calling the SUNY Canton Student Service Center at 315-386-7616.

 

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International Students Visiting SUNY Canton This Summer

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Students from Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia and Kherson State University in Ukraine will be coming to SUNY Canton and the college is looking for North Country families to host the international visitors on the weekends.

Approximately 15 students will be traveling from Russia and Ukraine to take summer classes from July 9 to August 17. During the week, the students will be living in the college’s residences.

“We are hoping that these students will be able to spend some weekends with families who have college-age children or high school seniors living at home,” said Jodi L. Revill, Special Assistant to the Provost. “By spending a few days with families from the community, these students will be totally immersed in our culture and learn even more from their experience here in the North Country.”

Specifically, the college is looking for host families for the weekends of July 27-29, August 3-5, and August 10-12.

This is the first international exchange built from SUNY Canton’s partnerships with Moscow State University and Kherson State University, according to Interim Provost Pauline A. Graveline.

“The students who are visiting the campus will potentially be future full-time SUNY Canton students,” Graveline said. “They will most likely take the dual-degree program from their home country, but they also have the option of attending SUNY Canton as on-campus students.”

Next year, the college plans to send students to Moscow State University so that on campus students from places including Syracuse, Massena, Potsdam, and New York City can travel abroad as part of their four year studies at SUNY Canton.

Families interested in hosting a summer student should contact Revill by email at revillj@canton.edu, or by phone at 386-7303.

 

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SUNY Canton and Moscow State to Expand Relations

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Several academic administrators from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Russia recently visited SUNY Canton to build upon the strengths of the two colleges’ dual degree program.

“We are looking to create a deeper partnership and expand upon our existing programs,” noted Pauline A. Graveline, School of Liberal Studies and Support Services Dean. “We are finding that many possibilities for academic development and professional development, and overall collegiate expansion exist through SUNY Canton OnLine.”

Approximately two years ago, SUNY Canton was the first college within the State University of New York system to implement a dual degree program with Moscow State University. “Realizing the tremendous opportunities that our agreement affords students at Moscow State University, college administrators and educators from Russia are seeking to develop more dual degree programs with other colleges within SUNY, as well as with SUNY Canton,” said Provost Jeremy D. Brown.

The collected college officials, which included several faculty members who teach or participate in SUNY Canton OnLine courses, discussed several key areas of growth, including:

  • Creating courses or clusters of programs leading to certificates for students.
  • Professional training workshops for professionals at both colleges, delivered either face-to-face, or through video conferences.
  • Expanded training seminars for faculty members from both colleges to aid in online course development.
  • Developing courses for SUNY Canton students presented by International Scholars.
  • Continuing summer programs that offer immersion into English speaking homes and communities, while earning college credit.

SUNYIT School of Business Dean Stephen J. Havlovic also discussed expanding the Master of Business Administration program, so students at MSU who are enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Financial Services program can seamlessly earn their master’s degree. “We strive to present every opportunity available to our students, regardless of their geographic location,” said Brown.

The dignitaries and faculty members who visited the college included:

  • Alexander Mikhialev, Vice Rector for Distance Learning
  • Alexander Lukshin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at MSU
  • Petr Vrzheshch, Vice Rector for Science and Development from MSU
  • John Ryder, Director of International Programs from the State University of New York
  • Olga Zinovieva, Director the State University of New York Moscow Office of International Programs

SUNY Canton OnLine is one of the fastest growing sections of SUNY Canton and is open to students on-campus, in addition to those who live in a different state, or country.

 

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