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Rendezvous Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Ribbon Cutting

The SUNY Canton College Association celebrated the grand reopening of Rendezvous, the eatery located at the heart of the Richard W. Miller campus center, Tuesday (Sept. 6). The newly renovated cafe features custom hamburger meals with fries and hot or cold hero sandwiches and has already become a favorite dining destination on campus. There is also a soup station and fresh fruit and salad options. Rendezvous is open for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and serves meals until 7 p.m. on weekdays. It is also open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Pictured are Toni L. Besio, retail food service manager, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Roody Roo, the college’s mascot and Julian S. Shaw, a Health Care Management student from Jamaica N.Y. Shaw is the student representative for the College Association Board of Directors.

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

Monday, 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.

 

Students Moving In

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.

 

New signage

The college also completed several major improvement projects over the summer. One of the most visible additions is the new LED sign stationed on Cornell Drive, which will be used to relay information about on-campus events, directory information and other important announcements.

 

French Hall

The campus also received two newly refinished parking lots, approximately eighty new streetlights and renovated gas lines as part of its $2 million site-improvement projects over the summer. Many of the improvements are designed to help the college become more energy efficient and make utilities easier to track and manage.

 

Student in Heritage Hall room

One wing in Heritage Hall has been completely renovated. The student rooms received a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, new LED lighting and new heating and ventilation units. The wing will be an example for future improvements at all four original residence halls.

 

Roos Court Dining Center

The college just opened Roos Court, a brand new eatery in MacArthur Hall, offering made-to-order salads and oven-toasted sandwiches in addition to its signature traditional homemade soups. Hours of operation are set for 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Rendezvous, located in the heart of the Richard W. Miller campus center, now features custom hamburger meals with fries, pizza and hot or cold hero sandwiches. There will also be a pizza and soup station and a fresh fruit and salad options. The expanded eatery will be open for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and will serve meals until 7 p.m. on weekdays. Rendezvous is also open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Pet Wing

Nearly twice as many students have pets on campus this year. Growing demand led Residence Life staff to add an additional wing to the popular housing option in Mohawk Hall. Approximately 140 students can live with their cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.

SUNY Canton College Association Treats Students and Supports Area Girl Scouts

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The SUNY Canton College Association recently gave students Girl Scout cookies as an after-dinner treat at Chaney Dining Center.

The College Association works with young women from Troop 328 in Russell to support their fund raising efforts and distribute cookies to students with a SUNY Canton meal plan. More than 400 students received a free box of cookies this year.

Pictured in the back row are (L to R) Girl Scout Troop 328 Co-Leader Bridget White, Troop Leader Amanda Rowley, Emma Baker, Jasmine Nezezon Sanders, Mallory Robinson, Cadey Wheat and SUNY Canton Director of Dining Services Susan Law. In the front row are Cheyenne Stamper, Madelyn Rowley, Hannah Butler, Annabell Buter and Macy White. An additional scout, Kayleigh Allen, participated but is not pictured.

Pictured in the back row are (L to R) Girl Scout Troop 328 Co-Leader Bridget White, Troop Leader Amanda Rowley, Emma Baker, Jasmine Nezezon Sanders, Mallory Robinson, Cadey Wheat and SUNY Canton Director of Dining Services Susan Law. In the front row are Cheyenne Stamper, Madelyn Rowley, Hannah Butler, Annabell Butler and Macy White. An additional scout, Kayleigh Allen, participated but is not pictured.

“The Girl Scouts are always very well received,” noted Susan Law, director of dining services. “Some of our students are either active or former scouts, so they enthusiastically welcome the young women. They were really excited about a free box of cookies too.”

Proceeds from the cookie drive support the area troop and can help the scouts donate items or food to community members in need, according to Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley. “Proceeds also allow us to go on a day-trip every summer. Most recently, we went to see Matilda on stage at the Syracuse Landmark Theatre.”

SUNY Canton College Association Supports North Country Girl Scouts

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The SUNY Canton College Association recently surprised more than 1,000 college students with a free box of Girl Scout cookies. Young women from Troop 328 in Russell visited Chaney Dining Center to distribute dessert to diners with a campus meal plan.

“Our students were very appreciative and very supportive of the scouts,” said Susan D. Law, director of dining services. “Michael J. Perry [executive director of the SUNY Canton College Association] came up with the idea, and we both thought it would be nice to provide great cookies from a great organization.”

Girl Scout Troop 328 recently served cookies during the evening service at Chaney Dining Center at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r), back row, Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, Mallory L. Robinson, Kayleigh M. Allen, Emma L. Baker, Cadey G. Wheat, Troop Co-Leader Bridget L. White, front row, Hannah J. Butler, Madelyn E. Rowley, Faith L. Weaver, Annabell R. Butler, Harley R. Charleson, Macy L. White, and Rylee C. Typhair. Lily C. Lottie was not pictured, but attended the event.

Girl Scout Troop 328 recently served cookies during the evening service at Chaney Dining Center at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r), back row, Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, Mallory L. Robinson, Kayleigh M. Allen, Emma L. Baker, Cadey G. Wheat, Troop Co-Leader Bridget L. White, front row, Hannah J. Butler, Madelyn E. Rowley, Faith L. Weaver, Annabell R. Butler, Harley R. Charleson, Macy L. White, and Rylee C. Typhair. Lily C. Lottie was not pictured, but attended the event.

Students were happy with the addition to their dinners and the unexpected guests. Some former scouts shared valuable advice with the troop, and others stopped eating to take photos with the girls.

Proceeds from the cookie sales support the area troop and can help the scouts donate items or food to community members in need, according to Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, who is the assistant to the vice president for administration at SUNY Canton.

One-Hop Shop for Student Services Opens in the Campus Center

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SUNY Canton showcases upgraded facilities for the fall 2014 semester.

Several key offices have moved into one location to provide students fast and easily accessible services.

The SUNY Canton Registrar’s office, Financial Aid office, student accounts and representatives from the College Association have relocated to the bottom floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center creating the “One-Hop Shop.” Students can register or change classes, pay their bills, set up a meal plan and get their college identification card all in one location. Previously these departments were in at least two buildings and were across campus from one another.

One-Hop Shop

An overhead view of SUNY Canton’s new “One-Hop Shop” which houses several high-traffic student service offices.

The space previously housed the intramural gym. It was repurposed when administrators found that students and teams had largely been using the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center or the reopened Dana Hall Alumni Gym for competitions and pick-up games.

One-Hop Shop

A student works with a member of the Registrar’s Office in preparation for the fall 2014 semester.

Additionally, the college implemented a “Qmatic” self-service kiosk to help point students to the right office and reduce time spent waiting in lines. The large, open floor plan of the One-Hop Shop allows for a waiting area, an information desk and numerous open office spaces for representatives from each of the three areas.

 

Cook Hall Renovations Complete

Cook Science Center, commonly known as Cook Hall, has reopened following extensive summer renovations. The new classroom space will feature a room for Business and Accounting students to practice Wall Street-style stock trades, new Funeral Services Administration classrooms and other instructional space.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. 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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

New Executive Chef Will Serve Up Local Flavor at SUNY Canton

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with local organic thyme.

Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with fresh organic thyme.

SUNY Canton’s new executive chef will bring the best food the North Country has to offer to the campus’ community table.

Steven W. Maiocco assumed his duties as assistant director of dining and executive chef in December. The guiding principle of his culinary approach is to serve fresh, local food.

“It’s my job to ensure we’re using the freshest ingredients whenever possible, with a focus on locally grown and produced foods,” Maiocco added. “I am very excited to be working with dedicated members of the Dining Services team to continue the great work they do and to identify opportunities for us to improve our service to students, faculty and staff.”

Susan D. Law, director of dining services, said Maiocco’s duties entail overseeing food production across the entire campus, including catering services. He also will be responsible for training and overseeing food service team members.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the SUNY Canton community,” Law said. “His talent and experience will be an invaluable asset to our campus.”

Maiocco is a 2004 graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Prior to joining SUNY Canton, he served as SUNY Potsdam’s executive chef. He also previously worked for Blue Hills Country Club in Canton, Mass.

“Our dining services are a significant part of campus life,” Maiocco said. “My commitment to the culinary arts, coupled with an outstanding team, will allow us to further enhance our students’ experience.”

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton to Host Dining and Health Awareness Showcase Sept. 18

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The SUNY Canton College Association Dining Services Inc. and Davis Health Center will hold an event to promote healthy lifestyles from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Chaney Dining Center.

The showcase will put diners in touch with the people responsible for growing or producing the raw ingredients of some of the dining options on campus. Most menu items served during the event will be grown, purchased or produced in the North Country.

There will also be a mini health fair where Physical Therapy students will be performing mini massages, Nursing students will be testing blood pressure, and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center will be holding blood sugar and cholesterol screenings. A registered dietician will also be on hand to discuss nutrition.

“We are holding this event to educate our students on where and why we purchase locally grown foods,” Assistant Dining Center Manager Jason Bartholomew said. “It provides a fantastic opportunity for our growers to explain what goes into producing their food items.”

The cost for the public is $10.00 per person at this special event. Regular charges will apply for students, and they can use their meal plans to participate.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

 

SUNY Canton Dining Services Showcases Local Food Growers and Vendors April 18

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

College AssociationFood grown locally tastes better at SUNY Canton.

The SUNY Canton College Association, Inc., has invited area food growers and vendors to a showcase event and meal to be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Chaney Dining Center.

The Local Vendor Showcase will put diners in touch with the people responsible for growing or producing the raw ingredients of some of the dining options on Campus. Most menu items served during the event will be grown, purchased, or produced in the North Country.

The College Association works with area farmers to obtain fresh foods to create their daily dining options. Locally purchased food also helps the area’s economy.

“We are holding this event to educate our students on where and why we purchase locally grown foods,” Assistant Dining Center Manager Jason Bartholomew said. “It provides a fantastic opportunity for our growers to explain what goes into producing their food items.”

The cost for the public is $10.95 per person at this special event. Regular charges will apply for students, and they can use their meal plans to participate.

In lobby area of Chaney Dining Hall there will be a mini health fair sponsored by the Davis Health Center. All services are free of charge. There will be representatives from the Fitness Center doing body fat measurements. PTA students doing mini massages, Nursing students testing blood pressure, and Health Initiative doing free glucose and cholesterol screenings. Other participating groups include the SUNY Canton Counseling Center, Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s patient navigator Center for Cancer Care,  Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Renewal House. A registered dietician will also be on hand.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

New Campus Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Amanda Brown works at the Campus Center Store’s new eatery, Stacks.

Amanda Brown works at the Campus Center Store’s new eatery, Stacks.

SUNY Canton will be celebrating the grand opening of Stacks, the newest eatery on campus, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Campus Store on the second floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Sample stack sandwiches, coffees, and dessert shots will be served as part of the celebration. Representatives from Paul DeLima Coffee Company will be on hand to offer samples and present the company’s efforts on sustainability. Giveaways include SUNY Canton coffee mugs as well as gift cards and a Flip video camcorder. All patrons who bring their own SUNY Canton coffee mugs will be eligible for a 10 percent discount on coffee purchases throughout the year.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton Implements New Textbook Rental Program

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

SUNY Canton is implementing a new innovative textbook rental program in order to help students minimize the costs of attending college.

Pictured is Chelsie Paro, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg getting her books with her friends Brittaney Williams, a Criminal Justice major from Mexico, N.Y., and Crystal Redmond, a Nursing Major from Ogdensburg.

Pictured is Chelsie Paro, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg getting her books with her friends Brittaney Williams, a Criminal Justice major from Mexico, N.Y., and Crystal Redmond, a Nursing Major from Ogdensburg.

“This is a latest in a series of cost-saving strategies to help students save money and make college more affordable,” said College President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ll continue to work hard to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price.”

Textbooks often cost more than $100 apiece and represent one of students’ biggest expenses after tuition and room and board. Many students attempt to save by buying used books or ordering books from other vendors.

Eight SUNY Canton classes will participate in the trial run of the program. Their students will have the opportunity to rent their texts rather than purchase them outright. The College Association has purchased the textbooks and students will pay approximately 45 to 65 percent of the cover price of the book for a one-semester rental. A $100 book could cost as little as $45, which is even less than buying a used book.

“This is a two-year pilot program to create more affordable options for students,” College Association Operations Director Sue Law said. “I can see this becoming a major initiative as more students express interest and enjoy the savings.”

Other colleges are implementing textbook rental programs through publishers as a way to adapt and grow in an increasingly on-line on-demand marketplace. SUNY Canton staff specifically created their model to reduce the expenditures by students.

“We are giving students the option of eliminating all of the hassle of buying and reselling textbooks,” said SUNY Canton Provost William R. Trumble. “I can see it making a big difference in a number of our students’ lives.”

Students will be responsible for the texts through the course of the semester and have the option to purchase the book outright at the end of their classes.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.