SUNY Canton has scheduled the very first all-female collegiate esports match against Stephens College, a women’s college in Columbia, Missouri. College officials said that this is the first known collegiate esports matchup where both teams are comprised entirely of women gamers. 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.
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 to be proud of. We feel we’re growing a great reputation for ourselves in the eSports college landscape.”
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.
SUNY Canton’s FIFA and Overwatch esports teams have advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) finals, with matches scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30. Both teams will be looking to continue their undefeated ECAC season record and earn the college’s first championship titles in esports.
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.
SUNY Canton morns the loss of an ardent and outspoken college supporter. College Council and College Foundation Board Member Chloe Ann O’Neil died yesterday morning (Thursday, Nov. 15) in a car accident. “We’ve lost a loyal friend of the college,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “She gave her time freely in so many different ways and she will be missed dearly.”
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.
The greater campus community is helping to make sure that no one goes hungry at SUNY Canton. A recent food drive helped completely restock the SUNY Canton Food Pantry, which has helped combat student food insecurity for the past 15 years.
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 Street.
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.