SUNY BRIEFS 4/27/2012


Two SUNY Cortland students will present their final art projects to local exhibits in the Cortland area.

Lindsay Wilson and Sarah Lampke will hold receptions for their thesis exhibitions as part of their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Wilson will present “Curves of Steel” at the Beard Building Gallery from Thursday to Sunday, April 29, with viewings being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a discussion on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Lampke will present “Before I Wake” at A Pizza & More in Cortland with an open reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and the exhibit will be open on Saturday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.



SUNY Plattsburgh held its annual “Take Back the Night” event on Saturday, April 21, to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women.

The event was held at the school’s campus, where survivors of rape and abuse shared their stories. The event’s annual march across campus was cancelled in lieu of the Plattsburgh Common Council’s decision earlier in the month to confine the march to the sidewalks.



SUNY Fredonia has appointed Kevin Kearns to the position of interim provost and vice president of student affairs, effective July 1.

Since 2007, Kearns has been a professor and associate vice president of graduate studies and research at Fredonia and a member of the school’s Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Kearns will succeed Virginia Schaefer Horvath, who will take over as college president in June following the retirement of current president Dennis Hefner.


New Paltz

The Princeton Review has included SUNY New Paltz in its 2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges.

The annual list recognizes schools where enviornmental sustainability is a top priority, implementing green policies in classes and events. New Paltz was included in this list for its academic programs, environmentally friendly busildings and their increased recycling efforts.

The guide is co-produced by the U.S. Green Building Council.



Filmmaker Dana Kuznetzkoff has been selected to receive SUNY Oneonta’s Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Award, in honor of her work as a filmmaker and for advocating tolerance and empowerment.

Kuznetzkoff has done work for the HBO series “The Wire” and the movie “Forrest Gump.” She has produced two documents, “Thread” and “Tolerance in Diversity,” which strongly focused on the issue of tolerance. She held a screening of “Thread,” which was about female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan defying their culture to succeed in business at Oneonta last spring.

Kuznetzkoff will receive the award at a ceremony on June 2, as part of Oneonta’s Reunion Weekend.


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