SUNY Canton has named its Veterans Lounge for a 1962 graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran. College President Zvi Szafran announced that the space would be named after Raymond G. Modell of Syracuse in a small ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 5, in Wicks Hall. Modell made a significant gift to name the lounge and enhance the college’s efforts to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for veterans.
SUNY Canton’s Cyber Café in the Southworth Library celebrated a grand reopening with a new look, more dining options and expanded hours. New seating and soft lighting help establish a fresh atmosphere for the college’s premiere coffee shop.
The SUNY Canton Davis Health Center has invited more than 25 area agencies and organizations to campus to highlight health-related resources. The fall “Hop to Health Fair” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 212. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton’s Davis Health Center is holding an undergarment drive and fundraiser to raise awareness about women’s health. The college will be collecting new or gently used bras for a “Bras Across Campus” event scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 26 in the Southworth Library Learning Commons. All of the donations will be hung up to remind viewers about breast cancer prevention.
SUNY Canton students and staff are leading several fundraising initiatives and donation drives to assist Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricaine Maria. SUNY Canton senior Maurizio M. Paniconi-Pagan from San Juan is partnering with New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to organize a donation drive on campus to collect supplies for his home country.
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.
Nearly 40 will be participating in SUNY Canton’s Fall Career Fair held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at two locations on campus. The event is free and open to job seekers from the campus and from the community.
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran is challenging more alumni to give to the Canton College Foundation. Any alumnus making a gift of $25 or more before June 30, 2018, who hasn’t been a donor previously, will have his or her gift matched by the president and his wife, Jill.
The public is invited to attend a temporary art event that merges nature and technology on the Grasse River adjacent to the SUNY Canton campus. The concept, according to artist and SUNY Canton Associate Professor Matthew J. Burnett, is to bring together the campus and surrounding community to watch the launch of 100 LED lighted miniature vessels on the river at approximately 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The display, titled “Convergence,” will cap off the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley’s Sustainability Day, held at SUNY Canton.
Fort Drum soldiers enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Solar Ready Vets program will be installing photovoltaic panels to power Norwood’s landmark fountain. The class will be working from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the fountain’s site on Prospect Street. This is the latest in a series of restorations initiated through the Save the Fountain campaign and fundraising effort, according to committee co-chair and SUNY Canton employee Teresa L. Sharlow Clemmo.