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St. Lawrence, SUNY Canton Co-Hosting Digital Humanities Camp

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton will co-host The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), a model of open, free and participatory “unconference” that provides a less formal framework for exploring the intersection of the humanities and technology.


The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at St. Lawrence in Eben Holden, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at SUNY Canton in Southworth Library. Shawn Graham, associate professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, will deliver the keynote address at 4:45p.m. on March 10 in Eben Holden.

The event is free and open to the public.

Before the conference, participants propose sessions, which are then discussed and voted on by the group as a whole to set the agenda for the second day. The first day will include presentations of digital work by local scholars and students and an informal discussion group in addition to the keynote address.

“THATCamp provides a model for less formal exploration of digital projects and digital possibilities in the North Country,” said Leila Walker, assistant director of the Crossing Boundaries Mellon Humanities Grant and a co-organizer of the event. “We are excited to showcase the innovative work being done in the region and to introduce digital novices to new methods of research, pedagogy and storytelling.”

She added, “We hope that this event will be the first step in building a broad community of digital collaboration among North Country institutions.”

All are encouraged to register and participate. “The planning committee is working to ensure that our unconference is suited to participants at every level from undergraduate and graduate students to advanced academics, those already working in the digital humanities and pedagogy to those who maybe just want to get something started,” said Renee McGarry, contributing editor at Art History Teaching Resources and a co-organizer of the event.

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. To learn more, visit

About St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit

SUNY Canton Artist Featured in The Boston Globe

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

SUNY Canton assistant professor capitalized on the abundance of snow in Upstate New York as a medium for his latest artwork.

Elumination display in front of St. Lawrence University's chapel.

Mathew J. Burnett, an assistant professor in SUNY Canton’s humanities department who teaches in the graphic and multimedia design program, was recently mentioned in the Boston Globe for his large-scale snow sculpture installation “E-Luminations.” Burnett and fellow artist Scott Fuller, assistant professor of fine art at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, transformed St. Lawrence University’s quad into a large-scale public art gallery using snow and several customized slide projectors in February.

“We’re used to seeing small-scale bursts of creativity in the snowmen and forts that people craft in parks and backyards,” wrote Courtney Humphries for The Boston Globe article entitled Rethinking Snow. “Yet when faced with so much excess, why not apply those impulses on a grander scale? Around the world, innovative artists, architects, and planners in cold climates have used snow as a design material, transforming it into giant pieces of public art, architecture, and landscaping.”

Enlisting the help of SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence students, Burnett and Fuller carved giant snowballs to use as canvases for projections of their abstracted paintings. Each night for a week, they used LCD and slide projectors to light up the 8-foot orbs with a colorful rotating selection of artwork.

“In our previous installation, we used old local photographs,” Burnett said. “At St. Lawrence we used images and videos of ice, water, and fire, and abstract paintings we made to enhance the visual effect of the sculptures.”

St. Lawrence University Photographer Tara Freeman captured one of the most telling images of the installation within its overall environment. It was published on the cover of the Spring 2011 St. Lawrence University Magazine and reproduced with permission for this release.

To read The Boston Globe article, visit:


SUNY Canton Honors Former St. Lawrence University President

Monday, May 17th, 2010

President Emeritus Daniel SullivanSUNY Canton will present St. Lawrence University President Emeritus Daniel F. Sullivan with an Honorary Doctorate at the College’s Commencement Ceremony.

Sullivan’s tireless efforts as an academician and administrator have dramatically improved the quality of life in the North Country and positively affected the growth and reputation of education throughout the area.

“We are recognizing Dr. Sullivan with an honorary degree to formally thank him for his lifelong commitment and relentless hard work for the people of the North Country,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “He’s furthered opportunities for North Country students of all ages and has been a leader and promoter for business growth and economic development.”

Sullivan began his career as the 17th president of St. Lawrence in 1996. During his tenure, he had a direct impact on the continued growth of Canton, St. Lawrence County, and the surrounding North Country communities. On numerous occasions, Sullivan and Kennedy have partnered with local community and business leaders on initiatives to facilitate improvements for the community at large.

“Dr. Sullivan has been an active supporter and participant in SUNY Canton’s growth and quick to embrace the symbiotic relationship between the two campuses and how it benefits our area,” Kennedy said. “The relationship is a unique public-private alliance and both colleges promote each other’s success and the success of our community.”

Among Sullivan’s numerous accomplishments was the creation of the Canton Initiative, a program that helped strengthen the ties between higher education and the community.

“What an unusual, special partnership St. Lawrence and SUNY Canton, and Joe Kennedy and I, have had over the past 13 years as we have sought together to improve the economic and quality of life vitality of the North Country,” said Sullivan. “Collaborations between public and private universities, such as ours, are rare nationally, but they need to become much less rare. I am deeply honored to be recognized in this way by an institution that has come to mean a great deal to me.”

In 2003, St. Lawrence hosted the inaugural North Country Symposium, bringing together local and regional business owners and stakeholders to develop ways to benefit life in Northern New York. The University hosted its eighth symposium this spring with steering committee input from SUNY Canton employees.

Sullivan, a 1965 graduate of St. Lawrence, received his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1971. He was an Edward John Noble Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. In 1971, he joined the faculty of Carleton College in Minnesota, and in 1979 became Vice President for Planning and Development and Associate Professor of Sociology there. He became President and Professor of Sociology at Allegheny College in 1986. In addition, he spent 1974-76 at Cornell University as a senior research associate and assistant professor of sociology on leave from Carleton.

In addition to his work with the local communities, he oversaw the expansion of St. Lawrence’s academic programs, including several new majors and international study programs. During his presidency, 25 different facilities were created or transformed, including the $36.9 million Johnson Hall of Science. Sullivan was also at the forefront of two of St. Lawrence’s capital campaigns, both the largest in the University’s history.

He and his wife, Ann, currently reside in Colton and are both still active members in the community.

SUNY Canton’s 102nd Commencement Ceremony will be conducted outside at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, adjacent to the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

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

“The Sky is NOT a Ceiling” Author to Speak at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Noted spiritual author and scientist Aileen O’Donoghue will be making an appearance at SUNY Canton to discuss her recently released book, “The Sky is NOT a Ceiling.” Her visit was made possible by the College’s Healthy Hops Wellness program.

O’Donoghue said she has searched for, and found, a peaceful solution to the everlasting conflict between science and religion in her own life and has described that journey in her book. “The Sky is NOT a Ceiling.” She details a rich mix of science, spirituality, and mysticism that goes beyond religion to a universe without limits.

The award-winning astronomer and associate professor of physics at St. Lawrence University will be presenting her findings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Both events are free and open to the public.

O’Donoghue is a regular guest on National Public Radio and her work has been featured in national periodicals. She writes for Living Faith, and holds retreats and workshops across the country.

This is one of several college wellness programs offered during the fall semester. For more information, and for ways to get fit and live well, visit

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.

Free T-Shirt Promotion at SUNY Canton

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Spend $20 downtown and get a free T-shirt!

Students who spend $20 or more in Downtown Canton are eligible for a free T-shirt.

SUNY Canton has joined with the Canton Economic Development Office and St. Lawrence University to promote student exploration of Canton’s shops and boutiques.

To get a free T-shirt, students are asked to bring a receipt or receipts totaling more than $20 from any of the participating stores to the Student Activities Office in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Participating retailers include:

· Fashion Kraze

· Sposa Bella

· Dollar General

· Family Dollar

· Hackett’s

· Gamer Craze

· The Gallery

· The Pear Tree

· Victory Promotions

· Natures Storehouse

· Coakley’s Carpet One ACE Hardware

· Radio Shack

· Rex Hardware

· TAUNY Gallery & North Country Folkstore

· Video Plus II

· Videoliscious

· American Theater

· Whites Flowers

This promotion will run throughout the Spring semester while supplies last.

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.

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