Posts Tagged ‘Open House’

SUNY Canton to Unveil State-of-the-Art Game Design Lab

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology invites the community to explore the future of video game design at the college’s new design lab in Nevaldine Hall.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting and open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Nevaldine North Room 119. The event is free and open to all ages, and parking is available in Lot 1.

Guests can play video games, watch demonstrations, and enter for a chance to win gift cards to Gamer Craze in Canton and Tactics in Potsdam.

Student playing a virtual reality game

The lab, which was designed for the college’s bachelor’s degree in Game Design and Development,  officially opened at the beginning of the fall semester.

“Months of planning went into developing this state-of-the-art classroom, and we can’t wait to showcase it to the public, especially to those who may want to pursue a career in game design,” said Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown,. “It will enable students to learn, collaborate and transform their ideas into a finished product.”

He noted that the lab will also be utilized by students in the Graphic and Multimedia Design program and the recently announced four-year Technological Communications program, which begins next fall.

During the open house, guests can test out the Vive virtual reality system or play video games on one of 26 high-speed computers, each of which are equipped with two ultra-high-definition 4K monitors. The room also features an interactive smart board and five 55-inch flat-screen monitors that are connected to each workstation.

Student developing a 3D model.

“This is a great opportunity for prospective students to get a close-up look at the latest industry software and equipment used to create 3D, virtual reality, and interactive games,” Newtown said.

Faculty will also offer a glimpse into the concepts students will learn in the classroom.

“In addition to showing some student-produced augmented reality games, I will be demonstrating narrative video games that my classes play in order to identify strong storytelling devices, such as “Gone Home,” “This War of Mine,” “PeaceMaker,” and “Revolution 1979,” said Assistant Professor Laini Kavaloski, Ph.D.

The new lab will primarily serve as a training center for the next generation of video game designers, who will be entering a growing field. A 2014 economic impact study conducted by Economists Incorporated showed that the video game industry increased in size by more than nine percent, or four times the growth rate of the U.S. economy, between 2009 and 2012.

 

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 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Welcomes Prospective Students, Families at Open House

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton hosted one of its largest open house events last weekend.

Approximately 400 total visitors, including prospective students and their families, came to view the campus and learn about the college’s academic programs. It was the most well attended admissions event in the last three years, according to SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans.

“We had students visiting from nearly every corner of the state and we had an extremely strong showing from St. Lawrence County,” Evans said. “We also had several registrations from Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada. We are looking forward to welcoming a large and academically prepared incoming class.”

Open houses are designed to showcase the campus, programs, services, and talents to prospective students and their families. Faculty members highlight their respective academic programs and the college’s focus on applied learning. Attendants had the opportunity to visit the college’s business trading room, technology-driven laboratories in the engineering sciences and learning facilities in allied health fields. They also have the chance to visit the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center and Kennedy Hall, the college’s newest student residence.

As part of a new tradition, a band comprised of SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Associate Professor Daniel J. Gagliardi, and Executive Director for University Relations Lenore VanderZee welcomed families to the day’s events.

SUNY Canton will host two more Open House events on Friday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 13.  To register, contact the office of Admissions at 1-800-388-7123, emailing admissions@canton.edu or by visiting the college’s webpage www.canton.edu.

SUNY Canton Hosts First Fall Open House Oct. 10

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton will hold the first of three fall open houses from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

Prospective college students and their families can spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., which will be followed by an Academic and Student Services Fair where representatives from financial aid, tutoring, career services, admissions, athletics and student clubs and organizations will be on hand to speak with attendees.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about academic programs, participate in a financial aid workshop, meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor and submit an application.

For those who cannot attend the Oct. 10 event, the college will also host open houses Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Nov. 13.

Prospective students who are interested in attending any of the open houses are asked to register at https://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Office of Admissions at (315) 386-7123 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 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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton to Host Open House and Admitted Student Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

SUNY CantonProspective SUNY Canton college students and their families will spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students during an open house Saturday, April 25.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with a meet-and-greet session immediately following. Representatives from financial aid, tutoring, career services, admissions, athletics and student clubs and organizations will be available to speak with attendees.

Students will also learn about academic programs and hear from faculty in their respective majors. Parents and family members will also have the unique opportunity to speak with college administrators at a special question-and-answer panel.

Those interested in attending the open house are asked to register at https://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html.

The college will also host the final admitted student day event of the spring Friday, May 1, for those who have been accepted for the fall 2015 semester. The Office of Admissions encourages accepted students to submit their deposits by May 1.

Those interested in attending the admitted student day are asked to register at

http://www.canton.edu/admitted_student_day/

For more information about open house or admitted student day, contact the Office of Admissions at (315) 386-7123 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 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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.