The website LendEDU.com recently announced SUNY Canton has earned a spot on their list of the top 25 most pet-friendly colleges in the country. SUNY Canton placed 13th and was chosen largely because of the college’s well-known pet-friendly housing option that began in 1997. Students are able to bring a variety of pets with them to live on campus, including cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.
Kamal A. Turner, an instructional support assistant and adjunct faculty member who teaches in SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design Program, has received a scriptwriting award from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). Turner submitted his short-film script titled “One Awkward Ride” to BEA’s annual Festival Of Media Arts competition, which recognizes faculty and student creative excellence. The contest is open to all BEA members, and categories range from sports and news broadcasting to documentary video production. More than 175 colleges and universities submitted entries this year.
SUNY Canton reconnects with its roots as the North Country’s agricultural college with a new four-year degree program. SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced the college received final approval to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration Agribusiness Management, commonly known as Agribusiness. The program will begin at the start of the Fall 2017 semester and can optionally be earned in an online format.
Kaitlin J. French, a SUNY Canton senior from Governeur, recently had her short story “The Seek” selected for publication by the website Everydayfiction.com. A Psychology major, French penned the story for a creative writing class taught by Assistant Professor Kirk K. Jones, who encouraged her to submit it for publication.
SUNY Canton’s Powersports Performance and Repair program has partnered with another internationally acclaimed company in the recreational vehicle industry. The college recently entered a partnership with Yamaha Marine Group and is expanding its professional technical training to include the company’s outboard boat motors.
SUNY Canton will be holding a free Home Energy Performance presentation at noon, Friday (Feb. 10) in Halford Hall. Jerry K. Loch, outreach coordinator for the Watertown-based Green Jobs, Green New York program, will be describing the best questions to ask when considering updates.
Students and faculty from SUNY Canton’s Accounting and Business programs will be helping individuals and families file their tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The college’s Financial Literacy Center and the School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsor the program as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or are unable to prepare their taxes on their own. The free tax assistance will be available by appointment between Feb. 1 and April 14 in SUNY Canton’s Accounting, Business and Finance Center in Cook Hall Room 100.
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced that the college has received approval to offer a new four-year Game Design and Development program. The new Bachelor of Science degree is thSUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced that the college has received approval to offer a new four-year Game Design and Development program. The new Bachelor of Science degree is the first of several new academic offerings created by the college’s professional faculty members to continue the college’s growth and expansion. It stands alongside 22 other career-driven four-year programs.
The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton is in full swing with the largest class in its 22-year history. Area police agencies have sponsored 28 cadets to become police officers when they complete their training in June. An additional three students from the SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Leadership program are completing their education through the academy.
SUNY Canton has unveiled a new website to increase usability for both traditional and mobile browsing. Director of Public Relations Travis G. Smith serves as the college’s web designer. After almost a year’s worth of work and testing, he released the entire site over the winter break in anticipation of the spring 2017 semester.