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SUNY Canton Shares Semester with German Fulbright Scholar, Ergonomics Expert
An international faculty member shared his professional industry experience with SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design and Engineering Technology programs during the Fall semester. Johannes Brombach, Ph.D., a professor for work science and ergonomics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, split his time teaching and conducting research at SUNY Canton and Clarkson University during the fall semester.
Accreditors Seek Feedback on SUNY Canton’s Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing will be holding a public forum seeking feedback about SUNY Canton’s Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 in in Cook Hall Room 121.
SUNY Canton Creates New Botanical Nursery for College Alumnus and Area Farmer
SUNY Canton has created a new garden area in honor of a stalwart and pragmatic area farmer who graduated from the college in 1954. The Canton College Foundation recently announced that an area adjacent to the college’s Peace Garden had been retooled to house the Kenneth Theobald Botanical Nursery, following donations from the namesake’s family and friends.
SUNY Canton Esports Set to Play Historic All-Women’s Match
SUNY Canton has scheduled the very first all-female collegiate esports match against Stephens College, a women’s college in Columbia, Missouri. The two colleges will face off in Blizzard’s Overwatch at 7 p.m. (Eastern Time), Thursday Dec. 6, with Canton’s team playing from the college’s Esports Arena in Nevaldine Hall.
SUNY Canton Esports Wins ECAC Championships in FIFA and Overwatch
The SUNY Canton Kangaroos have won two Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship titles in esports following games in both EA Sports’ FIFA and Blizzard’s Overwatch on Thursday, Nov. 29. “These were terrific wins for our teams, and it was extraordinary to capture our first ECAC championships,” said SUNY Canton Director of Athletics Randy B. Sieminski. “Our esports programs have come a long way in just over a year, and there is a lot
SUNY Canton Announces 3+3 Partnership with University at Buffalo School of Law
SUNY Canton is launching a program that will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years. The new agreement with University at Buffalo School of Law is an accelerated program that requires three years of undergraduate study in either Legal Studies or Applied Psychology at SUNY Canton, and an additional three years at the UB School of Law.
Two SUNY Canton Esports Teams Prep for ECAC Championships
SUNY Canton’s FIFA and Overwatch esports teams have advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) finals, with matches scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29. Both teams will be looking to continue their undefeated ECAC season record and earn the college’s first championship titles in esports.
Rising Literary Star Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah to Speak at SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton will welcome the author of the recently released New York Times bestselling book “Friday Black” to cap off the fall installment of the popular Living Writers Series. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah will appear at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase and signing.
Military Times Magazine Names SUNY Canton a ‘Best for Vets’ College
Military Times magazine has once again named SUNY Canton as a top school for veterans, services members and military families in its annual “Best for Vets” issue. The college was ranked among the top 20 career and technical schools in the nation that demonstrate “a record of steadfast service and dedication to those who have served,” according to Military Times Editor George Altman.
SUNY Canton to Host Second Annual Luminary Vigil in Canton
SUNY Canton's Student Alumni Association is partnering with North Country residents to host the second annual Luminary Vigil in Canton’s Village Park to honor and celebrate the lives of veterans, alumni, faculty, friends and community members who have passed. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the corner of Main and Park streets. The rain location will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church located at 17 Park
SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to Visit SUNY Canton on Election Day, Nov. 6
SUNY Canton will welcome Kristina M. Johnson, the 13thChancellor of the State University of New York, during an afternoon tour on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The occasion will mark her first visit to SUNY Canton. At the beginning of her visit, Chancellor Johnson will be the guest of honor at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the college’s new eSports Arena. The event is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. in Nevaldine South Room 133, with media interview opportunities imm
SUNY Canton Admissions Office Offers Extended Hours During ‘Drop-In Days’
The SUNY Canton Admissions Office is extending their office hours for those who may be interested in applying for the spring semester. The event, called “Drop-In Days,” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., November 13 and 14 in French Hall, Room 123. Walk-in visitors are welcome and no prior registration is needed.
SUNY Canton’s College Council Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations
The SUNY Canton College Council is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Citizen Award. Since 1976, the council has given this prestigious award in recognition of distinguished service to SUNY Canton and/or to the community.
SUNY Canton Announces Fall Leadership Lecture Series Event
SUNY Canton has announced the final guest speaker for the fall semester’s Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series. Bart Tuttle, Corning Canton plant manager, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Nevaldine Hall, Room 102 (North). The event is free and open to the public.
Celebrated Author Mary Karr Returns to SUNY Canton for Living Writers Series Event
Acclaimed memoirist, poet and bestselling author Mary Karr will visit SUNY Canton this month to discuss her recently published poetry collection “Tropic of Squalor” as part of the college’s Living Writers Series.
SUNY Canton Assumes Operations of Plattsburgh Small Business Development Center
The Clinton County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has relocated to Clinton Community College. There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Ronald B. Stafford Center atrium, followed by tours of the SBDC offices in the Pines Cottage.
Area Agencies Participate in SUNY Canton Health Fair, Oct. 23
SUNY Canton aims to make it easier to learn about the many health-related resources available in the North Country. The college will be hosting about 30 organizations to participate in its fall Health Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference suites. The event is free and open to the public and is offered through the college’s Davis Health Center.
SUNY Canton University Police Holds Community Active Shooter Training, Oct. 16
SUNY Canton will be offering Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training to the extended campus community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the college’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton Set for Fall Career Fair, Oct. 16
Nearly 40 employers will be recruiting qualified applicants at SUNY Canton’s Fall Career Fair. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in both the Miller Campus Center Woodcock Conference Suite 212 and in the Nevaldine Hall South Automotive Lab. Both areas are free and open to the public, with the Nevaldine location catering primarily to engineering and technology focused career opportunities for students of the Canino Sch
SUNY Canton Hosts Broker and Owner of Blue Heron Realty for Leadership Lecture Series Event
SUNY Canton has announced the first guest for the fall semester’s Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series. Jennifer Stevenson, the broker/owner of Blue Heron Realty in Ogdensburg, will speak at noon, Tuesday Oct. 16, in Cook Hall, Room 201. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton Hosts 116th District Assembly Debate
Candidates running for the 116th District seat in the New York State Assembly will be participating in a debate at SUNY Canton. Incumbent Addie Jenne (D-Theresa) and challenger Mark Walczyk (R-Watertown) have agreed to discuss their platforms and answer questions to help voters make informed decisions for the Nov. 6 general elections.
SUNY Canton Student Selected to Present Research at Prestigious Scientific Conference
A SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology student has been chosen to discuss his cutting-edge research at one of the most prominent undergraduate research conferences in the country. Heath J. Boyea, a native of Malone, will travel to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in October to present at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Annual Conference. The event brings together students from around the world
SUNY Canton Hosts Renowned Motivational Speaker David Flood Sept. 28
SUNY Canton’s new Leadership Badge series kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with speaker David Flood. Flood is a motivational speaker who has been helping teens and young adults for more than 20 years. He shares his own very personal stories about his family and his upbringing.
Ford Motor Company Focuses on SUNY Canton’s Automotive Program
Ford Motor Company has added more Focus to SUNY Canton’s Automotive Technology program. Representatives from the prominent American car company, along with staff from Blevins Ford Inc. in Gouverneur, recently presented the college with a late-model Ford Focus. The car will be used exclusively by students to hone their mechanical skills and help them prepare for their chosen careers.
SUNY Canton Living Writers Series Hosts Keely Hutton Sept. 25
An author who has written a critically acclaimed novel about the Ugandan civil war will visit SUNY Canton this month as part of the popular Living Writers Series. Keely Hutton will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton Receives U.S. News Best Colleges and Other Rankings
SUNY Canton has earned a spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges publication. The college was ranked 26thamong its peer institutions in the “Regional Colleges – North” Division for 2019. The ranking was released Monday, Sept. 10 and is based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of academic standing, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, alumni giving, and other statistics.
DASNY Completes $4 Million SUNY Canton Residence Hall Project
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., President & CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced today the completion of a $4 million project to improve Rushton Hall at SUNY Canton. This project is part of roughly $59 million in capital renovation projects DASNY is completing on SUNY campuses statewide.
SUNY Canton Unveils New ‘Esports Arena’
The college has partnered with Extreme Networks and Alienware to outfit a competitive gaming space. SUNY Canton has opened the first collegiate esports arena in the State University of New York system. It is one of the largest dedicated gaming installations in the Northeast.
SUNY Canton Adds Fortnite and FIFA Esports Teams
SUNY Canton will add Epic Games’ wildly popular Fortnite Battle Royale and EA Sports’ FIFA to its growing lineup of varsity esports. The announcement follows the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s (ECAC) announcement formally sponsoring intercollegiate competition in both games.
SUNY Canton Preps for Fall Semester with a New Academic Calendar
The 2018-2019 academic year will have an earlier start at SUNY Canton. Classes for the fall 2018 semester will start Thursday, Aug. 23 to allow for two extended breaks for students. As a result, opening week classes will follow a Monday-Tuesday schedule: Thursday, Aug. 23 will follow a Monday schedule; and Friday, Aug. 24 will follow a Tuesday schedule. Students will then resume a traditional schedule Monday, Aug. 27.
SUNY Canton Announces Four-Year Mechatronics Degree
The new program is designed to lead students directly into an advanced degree and respond to the growing need for qualified employees with automated manufacturing experience. SUNY Canton’s newest Bachelor of Science degree integrates mechanical engineering, computer science and electronics into one program.
Congratulations 2018 Graduates!
SUNY Canton is celebrating nearly 900 graduates in the class of 2018. "I'm tremendously proud of this year's graduating class," said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. "Many of our graduates will go directly into careers corresponding with their field of study, while others will seek to continue their education. Regardless of their decision, I'm confident that they will be well prepared for their next adventure."
SUNY Canton Public Relations Wins SUNY Design Award
The SUNY Canton Public Relations Department recently received a State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) excellence in design award for a recruitment publication that introduces prospective students to the college.
SUNY Canton Selects New Dean of Business and Liberal Arts
SUNY Canton has named Philip T. Neisser, Ph.D., as its new dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts. Neisser comes to SUNY Canton from SUNY Potsdam, where he was the coordinator of professional development and chairperson of the Politics and Economics departments. He is also a previous associate dean of SUNY Potsdam’s School of Arts and Sciences.
SUNY Canton Sets Summer Session Enrollment Record for Fifth Consecutive Year
SUNY Canton has set a new enrollment record for its popular online Summer Session five years in a row. Registration has increased every year since 2013 and reached an all-time high of 2,003 enrollments this summer, which surpasses the previous record of 1,966 enrollments set in June 2017. The college’s Winterterm session has also seen dramatic growth during the same time period.
SUNY Canton Alumni Association Recognizes Two Former Advancement Employees
SUNY Canton’s Alumni Association will be bestowing its annual Distinguished Alumni award on two employees whose legacy has made a lasting mark on the advancement of the college. David M. Gerlach, the college’s former vice president for advancement and a 1983 graduate, and Anne Coloton Williams, former assistant to the vice president for advancement and a 1978 graduate, will both be formally recognized at SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend Celebration.
Students Get Excited about STEM at SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day
SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology hosted more than 200 middle and high schoolers for its annual Women in Engineering Day held Wednesday, May 16. Students from Canton, Hammond, St. Regis Falls, Gouverneur, Tupper Lake, Ogdensburg, Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam and others took part in interactive activities and conversations related to STEM.
Two SUNY Canton Staff Members Receive Prestigious Chancellor’s Award
SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson selected two members of SUNY Canton’s staff to receive the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Lashawanda T. Ingram, co-chief diversity officer and director of diversity affairs and new student orientation, was chosen to receive the Excellence in Professional Service Award, and Joette Terrance, a janitor who works in MacArthur Hall, was selected as a recipient of the Excellence in Classified Service Award.
SUNY Canton Alumni Weekend Features College and Community Gala
SUNY Canton will be closing the 50 Years on the Hill campaign with a gala reception during its Alumni Weekend Celebration. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center with a formal dinner to follow.
SUNY Canton Students Place Fifth in Regional Bridge Competition
A team of SUNY Canton students designed a steel bridge that could hold approximately 2,500 pounds and could be built in slightly more than 6 minutes. Students from the colleges American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter recently placed fifth in the Upstate Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy.
SUNY Canton College Council Honors Canton Newspaper Editor
The SUNY Canton College Council has selected the editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award. Paul D. Mitchell was selected for this prestigious award for his career-long commitment to highlighting all things Canton, in addition his community involvement and civic engagement, according to College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill.
SUNY Canton Announces 2018 Outstanding Graduates
SUNY Canton’s 2018 Outstanding Graduate recipients overcame great challenges on the path to their college degrees. The awards are given annually at commencement to deserving senior-level students who demonstrate citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the campus community.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum to Speak at SUNY Canton Commencement
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who began his journalism career in the North Country will deliver the keynote speech at SUNY Canton’s 110th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
SUNY Canton Scholarly Activities Celebration Features Research, Art and Music
A week dedicated to showcasing student and faculty research and art will be held this month at SUNY Canton. The annual Scholarly Activities Celebration will kick off at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, with a special musical performance by Canadian vocalist Aviva Chernick and guitarist Joel Schwartz in the Southworth Library Learning Commons Cyber Café.
SUNY Canton Honors Convocation Named for Retired Criminal Justice Faculty Member
SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt recently announced that the college’s annual Honors Convocation celebration has been named to honor a retired faculty member who taught in the Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice programs.
SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Day to Feature Officers, Investigators Involved in Dannemora Fugitive Manhunt
Four New York State Police officers and an official with the New York State Office of Special Investigations who were involved in the 2015 high-profile pursuit of Dannemora prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat will speak at SUNY Canton as part of the college’s annual Law Enforcement Day Wednesday, March 28.
SUNY Canton Management Courses Bolster Area Businesses
SUNY Canton’s Management program is helping four area businesses identify ways to become more profitable. "Students are able to apply what they learned in class to real world business problems," said Professor Charles R. Fenner, who teaches business classes in the Management program. "It's this application of theory to practice that is at the heart of SUNY technology sector education while preparing the students to follow their entrepreneurial
SUNY Canton Honors Renowned Nurse and Educator With Naming
A dedication ceremony was held March 1 to celebrate the naming of SUNY Canton’s School of Nursing for the late Margaret D. Sovie, Ph.D., a pioneer in health care. The naming was in recognition of a generous gift from Margaret’s husband, Alfred L. Sovie, in honor of her accomplished career. Alfred, a 1958 SUNY Canton graduate, passed away in 2016 and wished to keep his wife’s legacy alive in the North Country.
SUNY Canton Supports Scouts, Contributes Cookies
SUNY Canton students recently got a free box of Girl Scout cookies when they went to dinner at Chaney Dining Center. The College Association, which oversees retail and dining operations at SUNY Canton, has worked with young women from Troop 50328 to purchase and distribute cookies to students with a meal plan for the past four years.
SUNY Canton eSports Selected to Participate in ECAC Exhibition at 2018 MAAC Fan Fest
One of SUNY Canton’s eSports teams will be competing in the inaugural Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) eSports Invitational on Thursday, March 1, at the Albany Capital Center. The event will be held as part of the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Basketball Championships Fan Fest.
SUNY Canton Creates 'Flex Classes' for Traditional and Online Students
SUNY Canton is developing new course options that adapt to the needs of modern learners. Until last semester, courses have been offered in two formats: through traditional on-campus classes; or by participating in online lectures and discussion boards through SUNY Canton OnLine. Last semester, the college began offering Flex Classes, which allows a student to attend a lecture one day and participate online the next.
Air Conditioning Students Benefit from ASHRAE Grant
SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology students Zackary T. Flanagan, Brendan J. Jerkowski and Garrett J. Fields measure a feedback signal on a newly constructed training board for air handler devices located in the college’s Harry King Air Conditioning laboratory.
SUNY Canton Competes in First Ever Varsity eSports Match
SUNY Canton battled Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in the college’s first varsity eSports showing on Sunday, Jan. 28. The fledgling team played well during their first matchup of Riot Games’ Collegiate League of Legends Eastern Conference Competition but were unable to upset the higher-ranked SNHU.
SUNY Canton and Area Agencies Offer Free Tax Assistance
Students and faculty from SUNY Canton’s Accounting and Business programs are partnering with AARP Tax-Aide, the Potsdam Neighborhood Center, and SeaComm Federal Credit Union to offer free tax assistance at locations around the North Country.
SUNY Canton Police Academy Emphasizes De-Escalation Tactics
The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy begins its 23rd session with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics. More than a dozen future law enforcement professionals began their training on Monday, Jan. 8, representing agencies from across the North Country.
SUNY Canton Announces Fall 2017 Honor Roll
SUNY Canton recognizes the students who earned academic honors during the Fall 2017 semester. To receive President’s List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Part Time Honors recognize students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of course work.
SUNY Canton Winterterm Enrollment at All-Time High
Enrollment for SUNY Canton’s online Winterterm session has reached a record high for the fourth consecutive year. Total enrollment for the 2017-18 session is 1,487, which breaks the previous record of 1,474, set last year. Courses began Dec. 20 and continue until Jan. 18.