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Area Agencies Help Promote Healthy Lifestyles at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

SUNY CantonArea agencies and campus resources will be showcased at SUNY Canton’s Fall Health Fair.

The Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Room 212. The event is free and open to the public. The first 100 students at the event will receive a free backpack.

“Our Green Dot program and our on-campus EMS squad will both have a table at this year’s health fair,” said Health Educator and Wellness Coordinator Farren C. Lobdell. “Both new programs will display alongside more than 30 area organizations, businesses and community resources that emphasize or encourage health or healthy lifestyle choices.”

The college adopted Green Dot, which trains students, faculty and staff how to stop sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking by intervening before a situation gets out of hand. The college’s student EMS program is new this year and provides basic support for on-campus medical emergencies.

Among the exhibitors at this year’s SUNY Canton Health Fair are:

  • ACR Health
  • Acupuncture by Design
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Body Shop Fitness and Salon
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Community Health Center of the North Country
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Initiative
  • Healthy Way
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley
  • Kinney Drugs
  • Le-Vel
  • Mary Kay
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
  • Paula Youmell, RN
  • Planned Parenthood of the North Country, New York
  • Potsdam Food Co-op
  • Reachout Crisis and Information Hotline
  • Renewal House
  • Rose Hill Treatment Center
  • Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition
  • Seaway Valley Prevention Council
  • Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program
  • Lawrence County Public Health Department
  • Lawrence County Office for the Aging
  • State Hearing & Audiology, PC
  • Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • United Health Care
  • Watertown Vet Center’s Mobile Veteran’s Unit
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Additionally, students from the college’s Health and Fitness Promotion program will be providing health screenings and students from the Physical Therapist Assistant program will be offering free mini-massages.

For more information, email davisf@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 nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Joins ‘Green Dot’ to Prevent Acts of Violence on Campus

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Green DotThe program’s inaugural campus-wide event will be held during the women’s volleyball game vs. SUNY Potsdam at 4 p.m. Today (Friday, Sept. 2) at Roos House Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton is implementing the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training to make additional strides toward a safer campus.

The Green Dot slogan is “No one has to do everything, everyone has to do something.” The strategy gives students and other bystanders the means to intervene, interrupt or distract individuals before a problem erupts, according to Farren C. Lobdell, SUNY Canton’s health educator and wellness coordinator.

“We want students to be able to recognize the potential dangers of a situation before it gets out of hand,” Lobdell said. “If someone sees the possibility for harm here on campus – or anywhere – we want them to be responsive by stepping up and saying something.”

Green Dot is an organization built on the premise that everyone can help measurably reduce power-based violence, or more specifically, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Green Dots are used to counteract red dots, which typically demark an instance of personal violence on a map. A Green Dot is any behavior‚ choice‚ word‚ or attitude that promotes safety and communicates intolerance for violence.

“This strategy focuses on the actions we can all take on a daily basis to let everyone know that violence is not tolerated,” said Courtney B. Bish, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “Everyone can take a role in making our campus and our communities safer places.”

The college began a series of Green Dot trainings last semester and has already taught nearly 300 members of the college community about violence prevention.

The next Green Dot bystander intervention training will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at SUNY Canton. The event is open to students, but preregistration is required. For more information, email greendot@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.

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 Adds Two co-Chief Diversity Officers

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Lashawanda-Ingram2 William-JonesJoining the State University of New York system-wide initiative, SUNY Canton has appointed one faculty and one staff member to help lead efforts to foster diversity on its campus.

“Our unique and diverse student population is by far one of our greatest assets,” SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said. “I strongly believe that our two newest executive-level positions will expand on our strengths and reinforce our campus mantra ‘Everyone is Welcome Here’.”

Lashawanda Ingram, the college’s director of diversity and new student orientation, and Professor William T. Jones, who teaches in the Business Administration and Legal Studies programs, have both been selected to serve as the college’s co-chief diversity officers.

“Lashawanda has a well-established connection with our students,” Szafran said. “She has played a lead role in providing resources on issues related to cultural diversity and mentoring students on advocacy, sensitivity and leadership.”

Ingram has been with the college for approximately 10 years working directly with the Residence Life and Student Activities offices to schedule diverse programs, events and guest presentations.

Jones has established himself as one of the college’s top advocates for Native American students. He helped orchestrate the first-ever statewide round table discussion with members of the Six Nations tribes last year and is the faculty advisor for the newly formed Native American Student Association.

“He has played a key role in establishing and developing the College’s relationship with the Mohawk Nation, and in supporting Native American students,” Szafran said.

In their role as co-chief diversity officers, both Ingram and Jones will report directly to Szafran while maintaining their positions on campus. They will meet regularly with the president’s steering committee on diversity, which includes many of the college’s top administrators, and will be involved with the Student Government Association.

In addition to adding the two new positions, the college continues to expand its support for students from diverse backgrounds.  Among these initiatives, a new diversity center for students is slated to open later during the fall 2016 semester. The Admissions Office has also made it easier for non-native English speaking families to file relevant information by providing Spanish translations of pertinent admissions forms.

 

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 Fraternity Gives Back Through Community Service

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The brothers of Alpha Omega Chi fraternity at SUNY Canton have helped St. Mary’s Church in Canton with various maintenance projects during the past year. They have collectively spent more than 60 hours helping with lawn and facility cleanup efforts.

According to Paul J. Schrems, St. Mary’s pastoral associate for administration, the fraternity has pitched in on numerous occasions to help their limited staff with labor-intensive maintenance tasks.

Pictured from left to right are St. Mary’s Pastoral Associate Paul Schrems, Matheus Righi, Christopher Fayer, Ben Amatucci, Ryan DeRosa, Andrew Harris, Jobany Calderon, Trevon Robertson, Brendan Leahey, Bobby Simmons, Chapter President Dylan Brenno, Kieran McNamee and Connor McAdam.

Pictured from left to right are St. Mary’s Pastoral Associate Paul Schrems, Matheus Righi, Christopher Fayer, Ben Amatucci, Ryan DeRosa, Andrew Harris, Jobany Calderon, Trevon Robertson, Brendan Leahey, Bobby Simmons, Chapter President Dylan Brenno, Kieran McNamee and Connor McAdam.

“Their commendable efforts belie the assumption that today’s students are only concerned with themselves,” he said. “They are certainly doing their part to bridge the town-gown divide and are a credit to SUNY Canton.”

Fraternity Chapter President Dylan Brenno said the brothers are always willing to help local organizations in any way they can.

“I continue to be impressed by Alpha Omega Chi’s willingness to assist our friends in the community,” said SUNY Canton Greek Life and Community Relations Coordinator Amanda L. Deckert. “I am always able to call them with any request, and they are enthusiastic and eager to help.”

 

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.

Gyptian Cancels; SUNY Canton Reggae Fest to Continue as Scheduled, April 1

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Attention: The main act for tonight’s concert, Gyptian, has cancelled. The concert will still be held. Performers will still take the stage for the evening. Refunds will be available next week.

Doors will open for the Reggae Fest 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Dana Hall Gymnasium, with the concert slated to start at 8 p.m.

Zoo Rass

 

SUNY Canton student musicians Zuberi Shury “Zoo Rass” and Shawn Small “Sma77s” will perform at the concert. Shury is a Sports Management major and Small is a Business Administration major. Both students hail from Brooklyn. They will perform along with SUNY Canton’s Untouchable Movement and SUNY Potsdam’s Team NV dance teams

Tickets for SUNY Canton students are $10 (with college ID) and $15 for the general public. Advance-sale tickets can be purchased at the SUNY Canton Student Activities Office in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, and at Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.

 

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.

SUNY Canton Celebrates University Police Appreciation Day

Friday, February 26th, 2016

SUNY Canton’s staff and students thanked the college’s University Police Department for keeping the college safe. During a surprise ceremony on Wednesday (Feb. 24) each of the officers was presented with a basket filled with gift cards, stress balls, coffee cups, candy and personalized t-shirts designed by students.

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“The Student Government Association (SGA),  the Student Affairs office and the College Association all wanted to thank the officers for all they do to support its students,” said Khaina A. Solomon, a SUNY Canton Management major and SGA President. “Nearly everyone I know appreciates all the work University Police does for the campus.”

UP-Day

University Police provides a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community and assists local law enforcement agencies. Most recently, an officer helped save a life by administering Naxolone (also known as Narcan) to an unresponsive overdose victim at an off-campus residence. Numerous other officers have been heralded for their life-saving efforts both locally and statewide.

 

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.

The Sound of Motown Comes to SUNY Canton Feb. 10

Friday, February 5th, 2016

SUNY Canton will bring the legendary music of Motown to campus this month when the tribute group “Sounds of the Motor City” performs at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Underground Lounge.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, is free and open to the public.

“Sounds of the Motor City” will perform classic songs from renowned artists such as Jackie Wilson; Otis Redding; Isaac Hayes; Earth, Wind and Fire; and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

The group’s members have previously appeared on Broadway in musicals such as “Aladdin,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “West Side Story,” and “Sophisticated Ladies.” They have also performed with iconic bands such as The Drifters and The Platters.

“It will be an exciting experience for our students,” said SUNY Canton’s Director of Diversity Affairs Lashawanda Ingram. “It will also be educational because students will learn about the history of Motown and how it contributed to America’s cultural evolution.”

Ingram added that the college specifically sought out a musical group that would promote diversity and teach students a bit of history at the same time.

For more information about the event, contact Ingram at (315) 386-7128.

 

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.

SUNY Canton’s Student Government Association Reveals New Campus Memorial

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The college’s Student Government Association (SGA) revealed a new monument Feb. 2, called the Memorial Rock, located in the campus Peace Garden. The association has established the memorial as a place of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of life. The plaque on the rock says, “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed.”

Memorial Rock Ceremony

Taylor N. Charles, SUNY Canton Student Activities Marketing and Media Coordinator, photographs Student Government Association Executive Officers Devine Pearson, Khaina A. Solomon, Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann, Fatizjah Burnett and Lorraine Honeyghan after the unveiling of a new memorial at SUNY Canton.

“Student Elliot Mullings passed away days after the spring 2014 semester was over, so we began a new academic year with the loss still heavily lingering in everyone’s mind. We felt we needed to a place to grieve or celebrate the lives of those who have passed,” said SGA President Khaina A. Solomon.

Mullings, who was a junior in the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership program was very active and well known on campus. He passed away in May 2014.

“We wanted to give something back to the campus,” Solomon added. “The association has been working on the memorial project for about two years, and with the help of many campus staff members and Northeastern Sign Corporation in Colton, it has come to life.”

The ceremony included a poem from Mariama Cisse, a junior majoring in Applied Psychology; a song by Rebecca Jean-Baptiste, a junior majoring in Liberal Arts; and speeches by SGA executive officers Fatizjah Burnett and Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann.

Students plan to use the rock for Sept. 11 ceremonies and as a possible practice area for Funeral Services Administration students.

 

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.

SUNY Canton’s Top 10 News Stories from 2015

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

As we celebrate a new year, let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest SUNY Canton headlines of 2015.

haney-thumb10. SUNY Canton Alumnus and Powersports Instructor Invents Chainsaw Improvements

A SUNY Canton instructional support associate has invented a new and more reliable way to oil the bar and chain on commercial chainsaws. Neil A. Haney of Chase Mills came up with an idea for improvements while building a homebuilt firewood-processing machine. » WDT

sos-thumb9. SUNY Canton Receives High Marks and Number One Rankings in Student Opinion Survey

According to the 2015 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, SUNY Canton is excelling in student service-, academic- and facility-related areas. The college earned number one rankings in three categories: library resources, library services and tutoring services. » SUNY Canton News

Girl with cat8. SUNY Canton Ranked Among the Top 10 Best Colleges for Animal Lovers

SUNY Canton has been ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation for animal lovers, according to Great Value Colleges.net. The college placed ninth out of 25 schools and was chosen in large part for its well-known Pet Wing housing option that began in 1997.

Adirondack Ops7. SUNY Canton Launches New Start-Up NY Partnership with Adirondack Operations, LLC

SUNY Canton has received approval to begin its first Start-Up NY partnership. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Adirondack Operations LLC, has been approved to begin working with the college. The business will receive tax incentives as it expands its operations in Canton.  » WDT | NCPR

McMorrow6. Àine McMorrow Wins USCAA National Championship

SUNY Canton freshman Àine McMorrow closed out her phenomenal rookie season in thrilling fashion as she finished in first place at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships.  » Roo Athletics

US News and World Report5. SUNY Canton Moves to Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report Regional Rankings

SUNY Canton has been ranked among the best colleges in the northern region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” edition. The college moved up several spots to 44th this year, which puts SUNY Canton in the top tier of the rankings. » SUNY Canton News

Brayden White4. Student Speaks with President Obama During Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

SUNY Canton student and Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Nation (Bear Clan) member Brayden S. White had a special opportunity to serve as a youth delegate at the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5. » WDT

McKibben3. Environmental Activist Bill McKibben Talks Global Warming at SUNY Canton

More than 700 students, faculty and community members from throughout the North Country region packed the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center to hear McKibben discuss the alarming rate at which global warming is progressing. » WDT

Kangaroos Logo2. Roos Complete NCAA DIII Membership Process

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Management Council announced that SUNY Canton has officially completed its provisional membership process and will become full-time members of NCAA Division III, effective Sept. 1st. » WDT

 

Szafran1. SUNY Canton Inaugurates Szafran as College’s Fourth President

An investiture ceremony held at SUNY Canton April 10 officially inaugurated Zvi Szafran, Ph.D., as SUNY Canton’s fourth president. More than 300 guests gathered in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center to celebrate a new era in the college’s more than 100-year history . » WDT | » Channel 7 News