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SUNY Canton Scholarly Activities Celebration Features Nutrition Expert, Natural Medicine Symposium, and Student Design and Research

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Dan Benardot holds up his book, Nutrition for Exercise Science

A world-renowned leader in sports nutrition and two natural medicine experts will speak at SUNY Canton during the weeklong Scholarly Activities Celebration.

SUNY Canton alumnus and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Dan Benardot, Ph.D., class of 1968, will return to his alma mater to deliver the keynote speech at 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. He will discuss how nutrition strategies designed for professional athletes can be used by anyone looking to maximize their health and fitness.

Benardot is professor emeritus at Georgia State University and visiting professor at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health. Prior to that, he was the nutritionist for the Atlanta Falcons from 2014 to 2017 and the 1996 Olympic gold-medal-winning USA Gymnastics team. He is the author of several books, including “Advanced Sports Nutrition” and “Nutrition for Exercise Science.” His research has been funded by the United States Olympic Committee, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and the American Cancer Society.

The college will also host its third annual Symposium on Natural Medicines from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Payson Hall, Room 219. Activities include a plant identification lesson, smoothie-tastings and trivia contest. Guest speakers Michael B. Burgess, Ph.D., assistant professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore., will discuss ancient remedies and the benefits of antioxidants.

Burgess and Bradley

The event is co-sponsored by the Canton College Foundation, the Northern New York Chapter of the American Chemical Society, Nature’s Storehouse and the Potsdam Food Co-op. It is free and open to the public, and those interested can find out more or register for the event.

SUNY Canton students and faculty will present their research projects from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Southworth Library Learning Commons, followed by oral presentations from 4 to 7 p.m. in Cook Hall, Rooms 200 and 201. Topics include an analysis of whether electromagnetic radiation exposure from hybrid vehicles poses a health risk, the relationship between artificial photosynthesis and sustainable energy, and the role of health care professionals to assist human trafficking victims. 

Kyle Matsumoto presents on road salt contamination in the Southworth Library.
Kyle Matsumoto presents “Contamination from Road Salt” at the 2017 Scholarly Activities Celebration.

The Graphic and Multimedia Design program will host two art exhibitions: a senior showcase from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 16, 17, and 18 at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center and a portfolio presentation from students enrolled in the Professional Practices course Thursday, April 18, in the Miller Campus Center, Rooms 218-220. Included works in both shows will represent a variety of media including photography, illustration and graphic design. 

All events are free and open to the public.

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 digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 16 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. 

Symposium on Natural Medicine Arrives April 28 at SUNY Canton

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

SUNY Canton and the Northern New York Chapter of the American Chemical Society will present the second annual Symposium on Natural Medicines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 28) in Payson Hall Room 219.

Presentations include two sessions with natural medicine experts. Community Health Educator Paula Youmell, a registered nurse from Wise Woman Nurse and a 1985 SUNY Canton graduate, will be presenting on the rejuvenating and disease preventing properties of whole foods and common herbs. Aswini Pai, Ph.D., an ethnobotanist and plant ecologist from St. Lawrence University, will be taking a look at the exchange of traditional and new age herbal medicine.

Erica Sharpe prepares an experiment in the chemistry lab

SUNY Canton Instructor Erica M. Sharpe, Ph.D., prepares an experiment to test the antioxidant properties of mushrooms in the college’s chemistry labs. Sharpe helps orchestrate the Symposium on Natural Medicine each year.

There will also be an herbal medicine trivia game and activities to accompany each lecture.

Nature’s Storehouse has cosponsored the symposium. The Canton business donated herbs for one of the presentations and prizes for the trivia challenge.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact SUNY Canton Instructor Erica M. Sharpe by email, sharpe@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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.