St. Lawrence International Film Festival to Offer Filmmaker Workshop (Free to College Students!) on Sunday

August 30th, 2016

The St. Lawrence International Film Festival will offer a workshop featuring the up-and-coming filmmakers behind “Here Alone” Sunday, Sept. 4, hosted by festival signature sponsor SUNY Canton. Titled “A Writer, a Producer and a Director Walk into a Bar: How to Make a Champagne Movie on a Beer Budget,” the filmmaker workshop will offer an in-depth look at the process—from script to screen—that led to the production of the award-winning thriller, “Here Alone.”


Welcome and Welcome Back! Here’s What’s New at SUNY Canton

August 29th, 2016

A new sign, a renovated residence hall wing and two new dining options awaited students on the first day of class at SUNY Canton. Classes began for approximately 3,100 students at 8 a.m. Monday (Aug. 29) at the college. About 675 of those students are first-time freshmen. Nearly 1,300 students are living on campus.


SUNY Canton Expands Pet-Friendly Housing

August 23rd, 2016

In response to increased requests for pet-friendly lodging this fall, the college’s Office of Residence Life has doubled the size of its popular Pet Wing in Mohawk Hall. “Prior to this academic year, we had 70 beds in the Pet Wing,” said SUNY Canton’s Director of Residence Life John M. Kennedy. “Growing demand led us to make the decision to add an additional 70 beds, which brings our total number of pet-friendly accommodations to 140 beds.”


SUNY Canton SBDC Receives Alcoa Foundation Grant

August 23rd, 2016

SUNY Canton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has received a $45,000 grant to help existing small businesses expand their marketing reach through commerce. Through a series of targeted workshops and one-on-one counseling to help business owners improve their websites and utilize social media tools, the goal of the program is to help existing small- and medium-size businesses thrive and grow.


Campus Abuzz this Summer with Bee and Butterfly Garden

August 12th, 2016

Thanks to a Campus Enhancement Award from the SUNY Canton College Foundation, the Peace Garden has been adorned with native perennial wildflowers and other late-blooming plants that provide an ideal food source and environment for pollinators.


SUNY Canton Adds Two co-Chief Diversity Officers

August 8th, 2016

Joining the State University of New York system-wide initiative, SUNY Canton has appointed one faculty and one staff member to help lead efforts to foster diversity on its campus.


New Student EMS Squad Starts at SUNY Canton

August 3rd, 2016

The service allows students to respond to on-campus calls, supporting both University Police and Canton Fire and Rescue. SUNY Canton students will be on call to help their peers with medical emergencies this fall. The college recently received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch its own Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Squad, an officially designated Basic Life Support First Response Agency that provides support for medical emergencies at the college’s main campus.


SUNY Canton Hosts ‘Fair and Impartial’ Policing Course

July 26th, 2016

SUNY Canton is employing state-of-the art methods to help its police force understand and address the issue of bias in law enforcement. A recent training program held on campus offers a science-based approach to providing an understanding of the differences between implicit and explicit bias; the impact of biased policing on community members; and skills for fair, impartial and effective policing.


SUNY Canton Summer Session Enrollment Continues to Climb

July 20th, 2016

Enrollment for SUNY Canton’s online Summer Session has been growing steadily for three consecutive years in a row. The college currently has 1,862 enrollments, which is an increase from 1,722 last year and 1,743 in 2014. The Summer Session, which runs from May 26 until late August, consists of courses ranging from five to eight weeks. Students can choose from more than 130 courses in a variety of topics including art, management, law, economics and history.


SUNY Canton Offers Extended Hours During Admissions Drop-In Days

July 13th, 2016

SUNY Canton is hosting several events in July for prospective students who are interested in applying for the fall semester. The college’s Admissions Drop-In Days will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 25 and Thursday, July 28. Walk-in visitors are welcome and no prior registration is needed.