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SUNY Canton Alumna to Host Special Documentary Film Screening Dec. 3

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Lea-Ann BerstSUNY Canton will host a special test screening for a documentary film produced by alumna Lea-Ann W. Berst, class of 1982, titled “Pioneers in Skirts.”

The screening will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are required to maintain the documentary’s film festival eligibility.

Berst’s daughter, Ashley-Maria Sullivan, directed the film and has been recognized by the Director’s Guild of America as a director who represents “the future of women in film.”

pioneers

“Pioneers in Skirts” explores the phenomena of why many women in the U.S. experience career burnout shortly after graduating from college. The film takes the viewer on a journey across the United States to meet successful women who found ways to overcome unique obstacles, such as UNC Chapel Hill’s Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell; Focus Brands Group President Kat Cole; MOZ CEO Sarah Bird; Major General Heidi V. Brown; and famed film and television actor/director Joan Darling.

“This is a film about solutions, change and empowerment,” said Sullivan. “It’s not acceptable for strong, educated young women to just ‘figure it out,’ generation after generation. It’s not acceptable for experienced professional women to suddenly lose all the energy they had when they started out.”

Berst is a business consultant and the owner of Sleddogg Marketing. Sullivan is based in Los Angeles. Both women were invited to Washington, D.C, to participate in the White House Summit on Working Families in 2014.

To RSVP, send an email to stopa@canton.edu or call (315) 386-7446. Current SUNY Canton students, faculty and staff are not required to RSVP. Both Berst and Sullivan will be available for questions immediately following the test screening.

More information on the film can be found at www.pioneersinskirts.com

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Celebrated Native American Author to Speak at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

David Treuer

A professor and Ojibwe tribal member who has written extensively about the Native American experience will speak at SUNY Canton in November as part of the college’s Living Writers Series.

David Treuer, whose work has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire and The Washington Post, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

In his nonfiction book, “Rez Life,” published in 2012, Treuer examines Native American reservation life, past and present through research into issues like sovereignty, treaty rights and natural-resource conservation.

“David Treuer’s words in ‘Rez Life’ provide a beacon of light much like the North Star that references a navigational point for native and non-native people to traverse the perils that exist in Indian country today,” said Professor William T. Jones, SUNY Canton’s co-chief diversity officer.

The son of Robert Treuer, a holocaust survivor, and Margaret Seely Treuer, an Ojibwe tribal court judge, David is a 1992 graduate of Princeton University, where his thesis advisor was Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. He has appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and PBS’s “The Tavis Smiley Show.”

“David Treuer is an internationally acclaimed voice in Native American literature and we are grateful to host him on the SUNY Canton campus,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English and Living Writers Series creator Phil K. LaMarche. “Please join us for the event to commemorate Native American Heritage Month.”

Treuer’s visit is co-sponsored by SUNY Canton’s Center of Diversity and Inclusion and made possible thanks to grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

“The Living Writers Series has proven to be a valuable asset to SUNY Canton and the community,” LaMarche said. “The NEA grant will help continue our mission of bringing a diverse group of creative artists and intellectual minds to our campus.”

The next Living Writers Series speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy K. Smith, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.

For more information about the Living Writers Series, visit www.canton.edu/writers.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Korean Consul General and CEO of Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center to Speak at SUNY Canton

Monday, October 24th, 2016

logo-lectureThe Republic of Korea’s consul general will discuss U.S.-Korean economic partnerships, and the CEO of Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will talk about leadership opportunities in the healthcare field as part of SUNY Canton’s ongoing lecture series.

Gheewhan Kim, consul general for the republic of Korea, will speak at noon Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Room 218. Before assuming his current position, Kim was the minister for economic affairs at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has also served at various overseas posts and completed his military service as a lieutenant in the Korean Navy.

Nate Howell, president and CEO of Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Room 212. Howell has held senior executive positions at a number of hospitals across the country. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.

Gheewhan Kim and Nate Howell

“Our Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series and Visiting Diplomat Series offer unique opportunities for our students, community members, faculty, staff, alumni and elected officials to hear from distinguished guests whose expertise range from international relations and national defense to business and entrepreneurship,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “The lectures are held in a setting where attendees can ask questions and learn from leaders in their respective fields.”

Past guests have included alumnus and founder of Lucky Tackle Box Rick Patri, German Consul General Brita Wagener, U.S. Air Force National Guard Attack Wing Commander Lt. Col. Michelle L. Kilgore, President and CEO of Nicholville Telephone Company Mark Dzwonczyk, and President and CEO of Canton-Potsdam Hospital David B. Acker, J.D.

Both events are sponsored by Corning Incorporated Foundation and are free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 386-7127.

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.

Artist and Architect Jay Waronker Exhibits at SUNY Canton, Oct. 17

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Jay WaronkerWatercolorist and architect Jay A. Waronker will be displaying his vibrant depictions of synagogues in sub-Saharan Africa during an upcoming exhibit at SUNY Canton.

A reception with the artist will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 in the college’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Waronker, who is a professor of architecture at Kennesaw State University, Ga., has created a portfolio of work by documenting dozens of functioning or former synagogues in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, Mauritius,  Eritrea, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He uses loose freehand drawing and watercolor techniques to create accurate architectural renderings of the historic locations.

“It may come as a surprise that there are countless active yet relatively unknown, or even unaccounted for, Jewish communities scattered around the globe in places away from the more commonly-associated and mainstream population centers,” Waronker said. “To people who often link Jewish life with certain identifiable places, these less familiar or even unknown enclaves may on the surface seem extraordinary and exotic, but in fact they represent places where Jews simply and freely settled and, in the diasporic tradition, organized and built synagogues.”

Synagogue in Africa

Waronker received his education at Cornell, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.  In 1990, he began the documentation and study of India’s forty synagogues, which led to various publications of his work.  Waronker has also extensively exhibited his watercolors throughout the United States and abroad, including Smithsonian’s International Museum of Art and Design in Atlanta, Skirball Museum in Los Angeles and the Graham Foundation Gallery in Chicago.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, who worked with Waronker at his previous post at Southern Polytechnic State University, said he would like to start an Art Exhibit series at SUNY Canton.

Synagogue in Africa

“I’ve always been attracted to the way that Jay uses color to describe the wonderful buildings in his paintings,” Szafran said. “This will be a great start to a series of exhibitions where we can feature artists including our own faculty, staff and students.”

A similar exhibit and talk on Synagogues in India will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Congregation Beth El in Potsdam.

 

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 nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Welcomes Diversity Expert

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Rev. Jamie WashingtonThe president and a founder of the Social Justice Training Institute will visit SUNY Canton to discuss the challenges and opportunities for higher education related to diversity and inclusion.

The Rev. Jamie Washington, Ph.D., will speak at 6 p.m., Oct. 13, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

“Dr. Washington is a dynamic speaker and renowned expert in his field. He has worked with more than 300 clients during his 30-year career, and we are pleased to welcome him to SUNY Canton,” said Co-Chief Diversity Officer Lashawanda Ingram.

Washington is also the president of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm based in Baltimore founded in 1992. The firm provides workshops, coaching, consulting and keynote talks on a variety of topics including organizational and culture change management, effective leadership and team building, diversity and inclusion development, conflict resolution, diversity strategic planning, and more.

Washington is also a visiting assistant professor of religion and social ethics at Winston Salem State University.

 

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 nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

New York Supreme Court Justice to Speak at SUNY Canton for Constitution Day

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Judge Caruso

New York State Supreme Court Justice Vito C. Caruso will be presenting at SUNY Canton at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Kingston Theater.

SUNY Canton and the Office of the St. Lawrence County Attorney will be hosting New York State Supreme Court Justice Vito C. Caruso for its Constitution Day celebration.

Caruso will be presenting “The Constitution, its Origins – and its Future” at 1 p.m. Friday (Sept. 16) in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public and parking will be available in Lot 7 near French Hall.

“The Constitution, just those thin sheets of parchment, is all that that stands between us and anarchy and tyranny,” Caruso said. “Democracy and self-government are risky, but the experiment begun by our Founders some 250 years ago has proven, time and again, that the people are capable of governing themselves, that they can be trusted with the reins of power – and that our constitutions, state and federal, protect our cherished freedoms and individual liberties from encroachment by the government and the mob.”

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran noted constitutional issues have been prominent in the platforms and speeches of both presidential candidates, which makes its interpretations especially important for informed voters.

“The Constitution is the source of our rights and freedoms as American citizens,” Szafran said. “We are extremely fortunate that Judge Caruso will be sharing his knowledge and expertise to help our students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with this formative document.”

St. Lawrence County Attorney Stephen D. Button expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming presentation.

“SUNY Canton affords the town of Canton and the surrounding communities of St. Lawrence County with wonderful opportunities to experience top-notch speakers with real world experience,” Button said. “St. Lawrence County is pleased to be a part of the program and welcomes Judge Caruso to the North Country.”

Caruso was elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 1994. He was appointed as administrative judge for the Fourth Judicial District in June, 2004. The Fourth Judicial District is comprised of 11 counties (including St. Lawrence County) and is the largest geographic district in the state.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Schenectady County Bar Association, a board member of the New York State Greater Capital Chapter of the National Italian American Bar Association and a member of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court.

Caruso is a past district deputy of the New York State Elks Association, along with being a past exalted ruler and trustee of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge. He is also a member of the Order of Sons of Italy, Lodge 321, the Rotterdam Knights of Columbus, a former volunteer firefighter with Rotterdam District 2 Fire Company and a former chair of the Schenectady County Republican Committee. Justice Caruso is proud to have been the first recipient of the Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from SUNY New Paltz and began his legal career in 1973, serving as law clerk to Assemblyman Clark C. Wemple of Schenectady. He continued in that capacity until 1977, when he was admitted to the New York State Bar.

Constitution Day is celebrated Sept. 17, commemorating the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution. SUNY Canton holds at least one educational program corresponding with that day annually. In the past, the college has run essay and poster contests, and run voter registration drives.

 

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.

St. Lawrence International Film Festival to Offer Filmmaker Workshop (Free to College Students!) on Sunday

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

‘Here Alone’ Filmmakers Discuss How to Make a ‘Champagne Movie on a Beer Budget’ in Workshop at SUNY Canton on Sept. 4

The St. Lawrence International Film Festival will offer a workshop featuring the up-and-coming filmmakers behind “Here Alone” Sunday, Sept. 4, hosted by festival signature sponsor SUNY Canton.

Titled “A Writer, a Producer and a Director Walk into a Bar: How to Make a Champagne Movie on a Beer Budget,” the filmmaker workshop will offer an in-depth look at the process—from script to screen—that led to the production of the award-winning thriller, “Here Alone.”

Director/Producer Rod Blackhurst poses with “Here Alone” stars Gina Piersanti (left) and Lucy Walters (right) during filming. He and his fellow filmmakers will host a workshop at SUNY Canton on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m., presented by the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.

Director/Producer Rod Blackhurst poses with “Here Alone” stars Gina Piersanti (left) and Lucy Walters (right) during filming. He and his fellow filmmakers will host a workshop at SUNY Canton on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m., presented by the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.

Join director Rod Blackhurst (who also directed the upcoming Netflix documentary “Amanda Knox”), writer David Ebeltoft and producer Noah Lang as they reveal all that it took to bring their vision to life—filming entirely in and around Corning, N.Y.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. in SUNY Canton’s Kingston Theater. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. To reserve tickets, visit stlawrencefilm.com/ticketing.

Students enrolled at one of the four Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley can attend the workshop for free. For college students, there will be an educational screening of the film immediately preceding the open workshop. The screening will begin at noon in the Kingston Theater.

St. Lawrence International Film Festival

After premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, “Here Alone” won the coveted Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The dramatic horror film follows Ann, a woman in her late twenties struggling to exist alone in the woods, after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. The bleak and convention-defying genre film tells the story of survival and emotional redemption, set in a post-apocalyptic landscape. “Here Alone” stars Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti and Shane West.

Just months after its award-winning Tribeca premiere, “Here Alone” was picked up by Vertical Entertainment, and is set for a worldwide release in 2017. North Country audiences will get a chance to view the post-apocalyptic thriller months before its general release. To learn more, visit herealonefilm.com.

The filmmaker workshop will cap off an exciting weekend for the St. Lawrence International Film Festival. The organization will host a gala fundraiser the night before, on Saturday, Sept. 3, at SUNY Potsdam’s Performing Arts Center. Hosted by film and television star Mark Valley (“CSI”), the gala fundraiser will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, with the exclusive screening of “Here Alone” and an audience Q&A with the filmmakers, followed by a reception featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Gala fundraiser tickets are $50 each, available online now at stlawrencefilm.com/ticketing. SLIFF is also currently running a double-date discount, with four-packs of tickets going for $40 each, so bring your friends and enjoy a night out while supporting the arts!

The SLIFF gala fundraiser and filmmaker workshop wouldn’t be possible without the support of the signature sponsors, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.

Additional sponsors include: A Wholesome Glow, Clarkson University, Community Bank, N.A., Elks Lodge of Potsdam, Guide Boat Realty, Northern Lights Energy, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, St. Lawrence Health System and the Village of Canton.

Mountain Lake PBS is an official media sponsor of the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.

 

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. To learn more, visit canton.edu.

 

About the St. Lawrence International Film Festival:

Founded in 2015 to celebrate the best films and filmmakers in the world, while attracting new visitors to the beauty of the St. Lawrence River Valley region in the U.S. and Canada, the St. Lawrence International Film Festival continues to contribute to the cultural and economic development of this very special place. This year’s exclusive gala will support the festival’s ambitious goal of creating a year-round institution that feeds the annual festival—one that educates and inspires filmmakers of all stripes, and enriches the community in which it resides. For more information, visit stlawrencefilm.com.

SUNY Canton Alum, Retired Dick’s Sporting Goods Exec John Duken to Deliver Commencement Keynote Address

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

John DukenA former Dick’s Sporting Goods top executive will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 108th Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

John G. Duken, class of 1981, retired from his position as executive vice president of global merchandising for Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2014 after 15 years of service. He helped lead the $6.8 billion Fortune 500 Corporation during a remarkable period of growth. Prior to working for Dick’s, Duken spent several years working in leadership positions for electronic retail chains Circuit City and The Good Guys.

“We are pleased to welcome John back to campus as our keynote speaker this year. His professional success, volunteer endeavors and contributions to SUNY Canton serve as an inspiration to our graduates,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

A native of Plattsburgh, Duken is a graduate of Mount Assumption Institute high school. After receiving an Associate Degree in Accounting from SUNY Canton, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1984.

Since his retirement, Duken works as an independent consultant and travels extensively for his duties as a board member of several companies. His community service includes volunteer work for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

In 2014 John and his wife, Colleen, established the Duken Family Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a SUNY Canton student from Clinton County who demonstrates a strong interest and passion for business.

“Being able to support other people’s dreams and help them accomplish their goals is what life is all about,” Duken said.

He resides in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and two daughters.

 

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 Honors National Poetry Month With Guest Erica Dawson

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Erica DawsonSUNY Canton will celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April by hosting a rising poetry star as part of the Living Writers Series.

Erica Dawson will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Her most recent book, “The Small Blades Hurt,” has earned critical praise, and fellow poet Richie Hofmann described it as “Rhythmic, musical, unforgettable … a wild and exhilarating testament of self-love against the backdrop of America — its history, its literature, its popular culture and its bizarre dramatis personae.”

According to the publisher, “The Small Blades Hurt” picks up where her debut poetry collection, “Big-Eyed Afraid,” leaves off. She explores themes such as lust and love, past and present, accidents, and self-reflection.

“Big-Eyed Afraid” won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and her poems have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Unsplendid, Blackbird, Barrow Street and others. Dawson is currently an assistant professor at The University of Tampa, where she teaches for the undergraduate English and Writing program and the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing.

“With a sharp wit and flashes of humor, Erica Dawson explores the complexities of contemporary American life,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English and Living Writers Series creator Phil K. LaMarche. “We invite the community to help us celebrate National Poetry Month with a performance from a talented literary voice.”

Founded in 1996, National Poetry Month was created to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. It is organized by the Academy of American Poets and has become the largest literary celebration in the world.

Dawson is the final guest of the spring installment of the Living Writers Series. For more information about her work or past speakers, visit www.canton.edu/writers.

 

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 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Consul General of Germany to Visit SUNY Canton, April 12

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

WagenerGerman Consul General Brita Wagener will be discussing recent developments in transatlantic relations at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Payson Hall Room 219 at SUNY Canton. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow the presentation.

“We are hosting the Honorable Brita Wagener as part of our ongoing international learning opportunities,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We extend a special invitation to our area businesses and elected officials to join us for the program.”

Before assuming her duties as the consul general in the U.S., Wagener served as German ambassador to Iraq, the consul general in Istanbul, as commissioner for German personnel in international organizations at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, among other high-ranking international positions. Prior to those posts, she held various positions for the German Federal Foreign Office. Wagener studied law at both the University of Bonn and at the University of Hamburg.

 

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.