The State University of New York at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh) is a four-year, public, liberal arts college located in the city of Plattsburgh. SUNY Plattsburgh offers more than 60 degree programs and a wide variety of minors within three principal academic divisions; Arts and Sciences, an internationally accredited School of Business, and Education, Health and Human Services. Graduate degrees are offered in Education, School Psychology, speech-language pathology, and liberal arts. All courses offered at Plattsburgh are taught by faculty, the majority of which hold doctoral degrees.
A few of SUNY Plattsburgh’s more notable academic programs include:
In addition to academics, the university supports dozen of student clubs, events and activities year around.
Artwork is an essential aspect of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is considered a “Museum Without Walls”, comprising over 4600 historic and contemporary works of art. Two prominent permanent exhibitions are the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection and the Nina Winkel Sculpture Court.
Cardinal Hockey (all Plattsburgh State intercollegiate athletic teams are named either Cardinals or Lady Cardinals) is by far the most notable of Plattsburgh State sports, featuring perennial national powerhouses in both men’s and women’s ice hockey.
As early as Samuel de Champlain’s 1609 expedition into the Lake Champlain valley, this region began to fall under the influence of the French – and later under American and English colonial power. Early French contact and the proximity of Plattsburgh to Quebec, make this a historically French region. Situated within and intimately intertwined with the extended fur trade network positioned in the Montreal hinterland (and beyond), this area fell within the lands of the coureur des bois (an independent entrepreneurial French-Canadian woodsman who traveled in New France and the interior of North America) affiliated with the larger trading hub in Montreal. While permanent French settlement was hampered by the looming threat of armed conflict with Iroquois natives of the region, French missionaries did begin to settle alongside local indigenous populations where Native villages were found, as early as 1609.
Plattsburgh is an hour’s drive from Montreal, Lake Placid, and Burlington. The region provides students with rich recreational and cultural experiences. Plattsburgh is located on the western shore of Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains of Vermont and New York’s Adirondacks rise majestically above the Lake Champlain Valley, a U.N.-designated biosphere and focus of environmental study. A pollution prevention, control, and restoration plan for Lake Champlain was first endorsed in October 1996 by the governors of New York and Vermont and the regional administrators of the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). In April 2003, the plan was updated and Quebec signed onto it. It primary goals are to reduce phosphorus inputs to Lake Champlain; reduce toxic contamination; minimize the risks to humans from water-related health hazards; and control the introduction, spread, and impact of non-native nuisance species to preserve the integrity of the Lake Champlain ecosystem.
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