The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter won second place in the Upstate New York Regional Steel Bridge Competition held Friday, April 21 at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome. Based on their success, the SUNY Canton students have been invited to participate in the National Steel Bridge Competition held May 26 at Oregon State University.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the 13th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States.
SUNY Canton held a grand opening for its Center for Diversities and Inclusion April 20. The center will serve as a home for an array of services and programs, such as diversity events, sensitivity training, student leadership development, mediation, tutoring, advising and advocacy.
A matriarch of the Mohawk Nation will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 109th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. As a Condoled Bear Clan Matron of the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs, Wa’kerakats:te Louise McDonald Herne has worked for more than a decade to continue the historical and traditional strength of the Haudenosaunee through education and empowerment initiatives. During the ceremony, she will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her contributions.
Two staff members from SUNY Canton’s Advising and First Year Programs office come to work dressed in colorful costumes during the tenth week of classes every semester. They roam around campus dressed as gnomes, aliens, superheroes or other characters with the specific goal of getting students to register early for their next semester classes.
SUNY Canton will be holding two information sessions about the brand-new Excelsior Scholarship, also known as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tuition-free college plan. “The Excelsior Scholarship will be a game-changer for the State University of New York by making higher education even more affordable for many families,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “It will create more opportunities in education, and ultimately careers, for SUNY Canton students.”
Luis Clemente, son of the late baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, will speak at SUNY Canton this month as part of the college’s popular Living Writers Series. He will discuss the life of his famous father, which is chronicled in the book “Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton’s annual student award ceremony will recognize a retired provost and faculty member who helped expand the college’s global presence. “I’m pleased to announce that the 2017 Honors Convocation will be named for Associate Provost Emerita Pauline A. Graveline,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “As a faculty member, Pauline helped numerous students launch their careers. As an administrator, she helped broaden the reach of SUNY Canton’s academic offerings domestically and overseas.”
Amanda E. Stopa, an assistant director for the SUNY Canton College Foundation and Office of Alumni Affairs, has published a book of poetry titled “Myths & Rituals.” “I was inspired to write the book after I spent the summer in Rome in 2009,” Stopa said. “Thematically, the poems are about loss and healing, leaving home, and going back.”
SUNY Canton will kick off its Scholarly Activities Celebration with a presentation by renowned illustrator and ornithologist David Allen Sibley at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Sibley is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” which was published in 2000 and is widely considered as the most comprehensive guide to North American birds. A second edition of the popular field guide was released in 2014. Both editions feature thousands of beautifully detailed illustrations of hundreds of bird species.