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Alternative Rockers "The Spill Canvas" Coming to Canton

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

CANTON – SUNY Canton will be hosting popular alternative rockers The Spill Canvas on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Canton Pavilion on Lincoln Street.

The Spill CanvasDoors open for The Spill Canvas with special guests The Trapps at 6 p.m.

The Spill Canvas is a South Dakota foursome who has toured with the bands Motion City Soundtrack, Straylight Run, Mae and The Plain White T’s, and performed at venues including The Bamboozle in New Jersey and in the Vans Warped Tour.

According to the band’s biography, lead singer Nick Thomas is described as a noticeably talented, quietly charming, and extraordinarily friendly next door neighbor type who grew from his experiences of hometown success.

The band has produced four albums since 2002, the most recent of which hit the Billboard 200 charts. The Spill Canvas was named one of the Bands to Watch in 2007 according to Alternative Press. Though no longer the guy next door, they have preserved the sensibility of their humble beginnings and are highly-devoted to their fans.

The Spill CanvasThe concert is one of many of the college’s student activities lined up for the fall semester. The events are sponsored by the Student Cooperative Alliance and the College Union Board, the college’s student government organizations. Future activities include the college’s Fall Festival and Family Weekend beginning Sept 26.

Tickets are on sale at the SUNY Canton Bookstore, Northern Music & Video, or by phone at 315-386-7623. Advance tickets are $10 for SUNY Canton students, $15 for the general public, and $20 the day of the show.

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


Gay NFL Player Esera Tuaolo at SUNY Canton, Wednesday April 23

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Esera TuaoloDespite his incredible size, anti-gay sentiments nearly brought Esera Tuaolo to his knees. Now the 300 pound former Atlanta Falcons Defensive Lineman helps others be their best by embracing their individual truths without fear or intimidation.

Tuaolo will be presenting “Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Kingston Theater. This event is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the SUNY Canton College Union Board.

For nine years, Tuaolo excelled in the NFL. He played in the 1999 Pro Bowl and went to Super Bowl XXXIII. As a gay man in the hyper-masculine culture of professional football, Esera was forced to hide his sexuality. The secret crippled him, leading him to drink excessively and contemplate suicide. It also hindered his football achievements, as he felt that if he were too good a player, he would be exposed as a homosexual. He left the NFL to achieve personal happiness.

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 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined 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.