SUNY Canton Associate Professor Identifies Barriers, Opportunities for ‘Generation 1.5’ College Students

January 17th, 2017

A SUNY Canton faculty member’s research examines the strategies employed by a non-native-English-speaking college student to become a successful multilingual writer in a college composition class. Eunjyu Yu, Ph.D., who teaches in the School of Business and Liberal Arts, authored a research paper titled “Crossing Borders: Generation 1.5’s Journey from Alien to Master” for the journal “Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.” The term “generation 1.5” refers to those who immigrate to the U.S. as children and adolescents.

SUNY Canton to Host Saturday Visit Days

January 17th, 2017

SUNY Canton will be hosting two Saturday admissions events that will allow prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the campus and speak to college representatives. The Visit Days are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SUNY Canton Breaks Winterterm Enrollment Record

January 10th, 2017

Enrollment for SUNY Canton’s online Winterterm session has reached an all-time record for the third consecutive year. Total enrollment for the 2016-17 session is 1,474, which surpasses the previous record of 1,434, set last year. Classes began Dec. 21 and continue through Jan. 19.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet to Speak at SUNY Canton

January 10th, 2017

As part of the college’s African-American History Month celebration, SUNY Canton will welcome a Pulitzer Prize-winning author to campus for its popular Living Writers Series. Director of Creative Writing at Princeton University Tracy K. Smith, who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection “Life on Mars,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Fall 2016 Academic Honor Rolls Announced

January 10th, 2017

SUNY Canton’s President, Deans and faculty members recognize the students who earned academic honors during the fall 2016 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 Receives Multiple Honors for Military Friendliness

January 3rd, 2017

SUNY Canton is continuing its reputation as a top school for military members and veterans by earning endorsements from three armed forces trade publications. G.I. Jobs, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition magazines have all selected SUNY Canton to be included in their respective 2017 “best of” guides. The publications based their rankings on criteria such as academic and staff support, affordability, student retention, and overall military-friendly culture.

SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Makes 10,000 Smiles

December 21st, 2016

The SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Clinic recently saw its 10,000th patient. “The SUNY Canton students enrolled in dental hygiene provide preventive care to volunteers from the community,” noted Professor Pamela P. Quinn, who oversees the clinic. “Our 10,000th patient to receive care at the clinic was Wanda K. King of Utica. We were very proud to achieve this milestone as we prepare to celebrate our 10-year anniversary.”

Students Create Video Games for Class at SUNY Canton

December 21st, 2016

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Alainya Kavaloski’s students don’t get in trouble for playing video games during class. In fact, she’s found a new way to tap into their obsession with gaming. Her Media Writing and Digital Graphic Storytelling students used augmented reality platforms to develop first-person digital adventures this semester.

SUNY’s Got Your Back in Canton

December 21st, 2016

SUNY Canton joined a State University of New York-wide effort to assemble and distribute comfort kits for survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Earlier this week Amanda D. Rowley, Title IX coordinator, Farren C. Lobdell, health educator and wellness coordinator, and Amanda L. Deckert, director of Greek life, helped students assemble 25 backpacks for children utilizing St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House services in Canton. Each bag contained coloring books, toys, toiletries, stuffed animals and snacks.

SUNY Canton Celebrates Promotions in the Canino School of Engineering Technology

December 21st, 2016

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently recognized promotions and new appointments in the Canino School of Engineering Technology. Among those recognized was Michael J. Newtown, who was recently hired as the school’s dean after serving the college in an interim capacity for the same position. Previously, he was an associate professor who helped create the college’s Alternative and Renewable Energy program. He has conducted grant-funded research into pellet combustion in collaboration with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Clarkson University. Newtown was recognized for his outstanding service to the college with the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 2009.