Archive for July, 2016

SUNY Canton Hosts ‘Fair and Impartial’ Policing Course

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

New York State University PoliceSUNY 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.

The State University of New York is the largest university system in the country to offer the training to its campuses.

“This course is considered the gold standard of its type within the law enforcement community,” said SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. “It has been adopted by hundreds of international, federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the California Department of Justice and the Toronto Police Service.”

Mulkin, who conducted the seminar, has already been through a rigorous anti-bias training program that was held in January. He and 23 other SUNY campus representatives were chosen to learn about this new approach and pass their knowledge on to their officers.

“This is something that SUNY has been working on for quite some time,” he said. “It’s one of the SUNY Chancellor’s and SUNY Commissioner’s top priorities.”

The course was developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Florida and has been endorsed by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

The training was attended by SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam University Police Officers, as well as a representative from the St. Lawrence County Sherriff’s Office.

  

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Summer Session Enrollment Continues to Climb

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

SUNY Canton OnlineEnrollment 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 1,782 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.

“One of the reasons why our online Summer and Winterterm sessions are so popular is because we offer an array of subjects, allowing students plenty of opportunities to earn credit in the area of their choice,” said Molly A. Mott, dean of academic support services and instructional technologies. “Our courses can help them catch up, graduate early or satisfy prerequisites for their major.”

Summer Session

Mott noted that the sessions are not only utilized by SUNY Canton students, but from public and private schools throughout the state and the entire country, since credits are easily transferrable to their home institution.

“Over the years, we have built a strong reputation for our off-term courses,” she said. “We consistently see a large contingent of students enrolling from Syracuse University, Siena College, the University of Wisconsin, as well as many other SUNY schools, such as Binghamton and Stony Brook,” Mott said.

The Summer Session’s growth has mirrored the college’s Winterterm session, which has also realized an upward enrollment trend for the past several years.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Offers Extended Hours During Admissions Drop-In Days

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Admissions Drop-In Days July 25-28SUNY 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.

“We encourage anyone who may be thinking about taking classes this fall to join us during our Admissions Drop-In Days,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “Our goal is to make the application process as simple as possible, and our extended hours are designed to accommodate those who are working full time and are unable to come to campus during traditional business hours.”

Evans noted that counselors can also provide information on academic programs and financial aid. Guided campus tours will be available.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton admissions office at (800) 388-7123 or send an email to admissions@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Science Knowledge Skyrockets at Liberty Partnerships Program Aeronautical Camp

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The final day of the Liberty Partnerships Program’s Summer Aeronautical Camp was a blast.

SUNY Canton’s Assistant Professor Lucas Craig gave a countdown and then four middle-school students fired model rockets high into the sky on the afternoon of Friday, July 1, on the field bordering the college’s entryway. As soon as they were done, four more excited students from St. Lawrence County raced to prepare their devices for flight.

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Sisters Cassidy J. and Carley J. Simmons from Hermon-DeKalb Central School launch their model rocket during the Liberty Partnerships Program summer Aeronautical Camp at SUNY Canton.

The rocket launch followed a week’s worth of experimentation surrounding aerospace. Students flew kites, built model airplanes and practiced flying with a remote control flight simulator. They even built operational hovercraft that they buzzed up and down Nevaldine Hall.

“The purpose of this camp is to get students interested in engineering and help them understand the importance and values of engineering technology in the real world,” Craig said.

Ogdensburg Free Academy student Keegan M. Ford and SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig make launch preparations on the final day of Aeronautical Camp.

Ogdensburg Free Academy student Keegan M. Ford and SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig make launch preparations on the final day of Aeronautical Camp.

Aeronautical Camp is a little different from the college’s other summer science camps like Camp Invention. The Liberty Partnerships Program exclusively selects participants for Aeronautical Camp from in an effort to help them transition between middle and high school. “The end goal is to ensure these students are fully prepared for college and competitive workplace demands,” Grant said.

Craig sees it as an opportunity to showcase the resources available through the college’s Canino School of Engineering Technology. “I hope we can recruit some of these students into the engineering disciplines at SUNY Canton,” he said.

 

St. Lawrence Central’s Dakota K. Thompson flies a kite on SUNY Canton’s front lawn during the final day of Aeronautical Camp, a special summer experience created by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

St. Lawrence Central’s Dakota K. Thompson flies a kite on SUNY Canton’s front lawn during the final day of Aeronautical Camp, a special summer experience created by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

About Liberty Partnerships Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program is funded by the New York State Education Department. Locally, it is housed at SUNY Canton and works with all four Associated Colleges and numerous High Schools in St. Lawrence County. The program was founded in 1988 to help reduce the statewide high school dropout rate.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.