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MSC-Norwich Campus to Host Spring Events

NORWICH, N.Y.--April and May will be busy months at Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus, which will host several events for prospective students and the community.

On April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., prospective students and their families are invited to an open house at the college’s new academic building, Roger W. Follett Hall. The college will offer a variety of activities designed to introduce students to the Norwich Campus and assist them with the college search process.

The open house sessions will enable prospective students to tour Follett Hall, attend a financial aid workshop, learn about the admission process and academic programs, and shop in the campus store. Administrators, faculty, staff and students will be available to meet with students and parents in an effort to provide them with as much information as possible about student life and education at Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus.

A special seminar, “An American Tragedy” Retrospective: The Grace Brown Murder, will be held April 12 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Follett Hall Atrium. Norwich Campus faculty member, Mike Foor-Pessin, and authors Craig Brandon, Joseph Brownell and Jennifer Donnelly will discuss their books, the writing process, and commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Chester Gillette-Grace Brown murder trial, the event that inspired Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, the 1951 film, “A Place in the Sun” and other important works. Implications for contemporary rural America will also be considered. The event is free and open to the public.

The first-ever Norwich Campus Student/Faculty Art Show will take place April 21 - May 11 in Follett Hall. Under the direction of Norwich Campus faculty member, Kathryn Niles, artwork by Norwich Campus students and faculty will be on display. There will be an opening reception and awards ceremony on April 21. The event is free and open to the public.

The Norwich Campus will celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with a luncheon, keynote speaker and professional development workshop on April 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. This event is offered in concert with the college’s Office Technology program. The cost is $25 per person, or $45 for those registering with a supervisor or colleague. To register, call Morrisville State College’s Corporate and Community Relations Office toll-free at 866-607-1572.

A wide range of professional development classes is also being offered at the Norwich Campus. These include continuing dental education in conjunction with the University at Buffalo, customer service, business communication, effective presentations, medical coding and much more. Call toll-free 866-607-1572 or visit for details.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.