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SUNY Canton Burns a Model Dorm Room to Promote Fire Safety

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

SUNY Canton will be staging a fire in a model dorm room to raise awareness of fire safety.

The controlled burn is part of a daylong series of fire prevention training programs sponsored by the college’s Environmental Health and Safety office. SUNY Canton’s Fire Safety Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the Roselle Academic Plaza on SUNY Canton’s campus. The dorm room demonstration is scheduled for noon.

“The dorm room we will burn was built specifically for this demonstration by students in the Wood Structures class,” said Torey J. Russell, environmental health and safety coordinator. “It will be a learning exercise to demonstrate how quickly a fire can spread.”

Members of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to put out the dorm fire.

There will also be a fire extinguisher training simulator, and Christopher Taylor of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Office will be distributing information.

Fire Safety Day is designed to raise awareness and educate SUNY Canton students, faculty and staff members, but is also free and open to the public.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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Silent March Against Domestic Violence Oct. 28 at SUNY Canton

Monday, October 26th, 2009

SUNY Canton students will be speaking out against domestic violence through absolute silence.

Silent March

For the fifth year, the college will be holding a “silent march” to raise awareness about the issue at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, beginning in the Roselle Academic Plaza. The march is free and open to the public.

“Domestic violence is commonly unrepresented and often unreported,” said Melinda Miller, the College’s Director of Counseling. “We are making a statement without sound to give voice to those victims who remain unheard.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the “Walk With Me,” silent march is promoted by New York State Assembly member Naomi Rivera of the Bronx to raise awareness at college campuses throughout the state.

Silent MarchThe march will go down the Plaza by the Faculty Office Building, up to French Hall, then back to the plaza. Renewal House will be providing information about preventing and recognizing domestic violence.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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


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