Posts Tagged ‘Robert Strong’

SUNY Canton Top 10 of ‘09

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Max Payne10. Next Stop, Hollywood

Several SUNY Canton students were the stars of a media event promoting the DVD release of the movie Max Payne. Students and faculty from the Criminal Investigation staged a murder mystery scenario in New York City that stumped international television, magazine, and web-based journalists. » More

CARC Groundbreaking9. Roos House Breaks Ground

Many have been enthusiastically watching the rapid progress of the College’s new Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The “Roos House” is going up in leaps and bounds, alongside a complete renovation of Nevaldine Technology Center. The College also plans to add a new residence hall on campus in the near future. » More

Robert Strong8. Strong Awards

Assistant Professor Robert Strong, PhD., won a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities for his book-in-progress “Bright Advent.” The award-winning author and poet penned a lyric history of King Phillip’s War including key events that led to the creation of America. » More

Nursing7. Nursing Options

Over the past year, SUNY Canton added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a one-year Practical Nursing program. These programs were created to help meet the demand for more advanced trained nurses amidst a nation-wide professional health care shortage, and have built a full ladder curriculum for students to spend one, two, or four-years learning what they love. » More

Winterterm6. Winterterm Becomes a Hot Item

Approximately 800 students took courses during the 2009-2010 Winterterm session. Enrollment increased nearly 60 percent from last year and is now five times as large as the 160 students who enrolled in the first Winterterm session four years ago. The semester between semesters has become a convenient and effective way for students to catch up or get ahead. » More

Terry Martin5. Coach Martin Keeps Winning

The American Hockey Coaches Association announced that former Hockey Coach Terry Martin was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award. Martin was the college’s head coach for 24 seasons (1974-1999), compiling a record of 527-211-29, including a 102-11-8 mark in his final four seasons. His teams won 12 national championship titles and were runner-ups five times. » More

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher4. SUNY Chancellor Visits

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher visited SUNY Canton in July as part of her summer-long tour of the 64 colleges and universities within the SUNY System. After being met at the College’s entrance by our Roo mascot, the Chancellor was introduced to the evolution and extraordinary growth that has distinguished the College among its peer universities. » More

Steel Bridge Team3. Best Bridge Builders in the Nation

The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team hit it big in Vegas on Labor Day weekend by building a better bridge than any other college in the nation. The team won the 2009 National Student Steel Bridge Competition by practicing strenuously and beat the odds that favored larger universities with bigger names (and higher tuition.) » More

Centennial Clock2. Centennial Campaign Clocks in at $11 Million

The largest and most comprehensive fundraising campaign in SUNY Canton’s 100-year history was successfully concluded after raising $11 million for scholarships and overall college enhancements. To honor Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs Ronald L. ’59 and Blanche K. ‘06 Woodcock, the alumni and foundation boards procured a landmark clock which now adorns the Roselle Academic Courtyard. » More

Enrollment Graph1. Enrollment Tops the Charts

SUNY Canton smashed its all-time high enrollment record during the Fall 2009 Semester with more than 3,300 students. There was a 20 percent increase in first-year, full-time students, and a 10 percent increase in overall enrollment from the previous year. The expansion has led to increased selectivity in the College’s signature career-driven programs. » More

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Receives Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Winner of the Dr. Robert Strong.

President Kennedy presenting Dr. Robert Strong with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. A SUNY Canton Assistant Professor’s published works have led him to receive one of the highest recognitions possible within the State University of New York system.

Assistant Professor of Humanities Robert Strong, PhD., is the 2009 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for his book-in-progress “Bright Advent.” He previously received a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship for the same work.

Strong will be among the faculty, staff, and scholars highlighted at the College’s 101st Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, outdoors across from French Hall.

“Dr. Strong’s awards are in recognition of his excellent scholarship and creativity,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “His highly successful research has augmented his success with his students. He is respected and admired by the campus community for his seemingly tireless inspiration. We are proud to have him at SUNY Canton.”

His latest book deals with a Puritan and Indian collaborative translation of the Bible in the 1650s and related events leading to King Philip’s War, when more than half of all of the towns in New England were attacked by Native American warriors. Both sides suffered staggering losses in what was proportionately the deadliest war in American History.

“Dr. Strong holds a stellar record of scholarship and commitment to research and professional development,” said Strong’s colleague, Assistant Professor of Humanities Kelly Concannon Mannise. “He embodies campus values and strikes a significant balance between dedication and leadership.”

Strong received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 in History from Boston College, his master’s degree in Writing and Poetics from the Naropa Institute and his doctorate degree in Creative Writing and Literary Studies from the University of Denver in 2004. He has been working at SUNY Canton since 2005, where he teaches courses in writing and literature, in addition to writing his own works.

“Dr. Strong’s success with his students is due in large measure to the extensive scholarly and creative background he incorporates in his classes,” noted the Dean of Business and Liberal Arts Linda A. Heilman. “He consistently seeks to present the best teaching, scholarship and creative activity in his work at the College and beyond.”

The assistant professor previously won the competitive Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society, which led to his publication of his book “Puritan Spectacle” in 2006. He was the editor of “Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry” in 2007 and authored the poetry book “Brethren: Order of the Seasons” the same year. He has published over 30 poems and authored essays and reviews for the “New England Quarterly,” the “Encyclopedia of African American Literature,” and the “Boston Review,” among others.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


SUNY Canton Author Earns Hearst Fellowship

Friday, January 30th, 2009

CANTON – SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Robert Strong, PhD., has won a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.


SUNY Canton's Assistant Professor Robert Strong, PhD

Strong, an award-winning author and poet, reached into one of the most turbulent times in American history for the inspiration for his newest manuscript, and the Hearst Foundation funding will be used to support his ongoing research. The upcoming publication is entitled Bright Advent.

“The book deals with a Puritan and Indian collaborative translation of the entire bible in the 1650s and related events leading to King Philip’s War,” Strong pointed out. “It will read much like a historical novel in verse and source.”

The Society’s goal in sponsoring Strong is to improve the ways that history is communicated, according to the society’s website. Strong’s manuscript investigates violence, language, and religion as it portrays the events and facts that lead to the creation of America.


Area Authors to Read at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

A published SUNY Canton author will be joined by an area writer for an evening of literature.

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Robert Strong and SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of English Rick Henry will be reading their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Kingston Theater. The reading is free and open to the public.

Strong recently published his own poetry collection Puritan Spectacle with support from the SUNY Canton College Foundation. Strong was also the editor of The Autumn House Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry. Henry is the author of Lucy’s Eggs, a collection of short stories that includes a novella.

For more information about this event, contact Writing Center Coordinator Karen Gibson at 315-386-7308 or email