SUNY Morrisville is gearing up for the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, inviting students and the community to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience together.   A tent will be set up in the academic quad (near Charlton Hall) beginning at noon, where free solar eclipse glasses will be given away along with pamphlets about the event and safe viewing information. A limited number of stress relievers, shaped like the galaxy, will also be available.
SUNY Morrisville Professor Christopher Scalzo is making his mark not only in the classroom, but also around the world. His global philanthropy was recently recognized with a President’s Volunteer Service Award from Winrock International. It is the second time he has received the award, a prestigious national honor which lauds international volunteer service.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand secure funding for SUNY Morrisville to purchase three robotic milkers SUNY Morrisville’s dairy program will be getting new equipment that will help put its ag students on the cutting edge in the industry. Through the advocacy of Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, SUNY Morrisville was awarded $1.36 million in congressionally directed spending in the appropriations bill signed by President Biden.
A new partnership with Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and SUNY Morrisville will allow more students to enroll in master’s degree programs at the iSchool. The agreement provides a smooth pathway for SUNY Morrisville undergraduate students to enter residential graduate degree programs at the iSchool to earn masters’ degrees in data science, information sciences and librarianship.  
While most SUNY Morrisville students were packing their bags for spring semester return to campus, Corey Evans was filling a duffle bag heading 3,000 miles in a different direction, on a different mission. The 23-year-old SUNY Morrisville nursing student and Canastota resident flew to Nicaragua for a medical mission, a lifelong calling that impassioned his career helping others.
Angela Petersen started cooking imaginary cuisine on a kitchen playset her mother bought her when she was four years old. She has since traded her plastic pots and pans for real cookery as she pursues her passion in SUNY Morrisville’s culinary arts management program. Classes like culinary restaurant, taught by Associate Professor Anthony Lupino, are flavoring the Bronx resident’s skillset.  
SUNY Morrisville students and staff were among those who ventured to the Capitol to advocate for continued Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) funding and support from state legislators during EOP Advocacy Day. Students met with New York State Sen. Rachel May, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, as well as other elected officials, sharing their EOP experiences and expressing the importance of continued funding for the program in the New York State budget. The day was especially meaningful for EOP and criminal justice student Thomas Eison, of Jamaica, Queens.
Preparing a skilled workforce for careers in the emerging offshore wind industry will be part of SUNY Morrisville’s renewable energy plans thanks to a $500,000 grant. The college is among eight SUNY institutions to receive a grant from the Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI), nearly $4 million announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul recently, to prepare students for careers in the growing offshore wind industry.
When more than 900 students from various technical schools converged on the SUNY Morrisville campus for the annual Area II SkillsUSA competition, they were greeted by teams of enthusiastic SUNY Morrisville students, faculty and staff ready to assist and share stories about the college’s dynamic programs and facilities.
SUNY Morrisville faculty, staff and students will have a hand in assisting more than 900 participants showcasing their talents and brushing up on their skills during the annual SkillsUSA Area II Regional Conference held at the college Friday, Feb. 9. The annual event, which starts at 9 a.m., features students from technical schools and BOCES programs throughout Central New York competing in more than 50 events within job fields that include culinary, health, leadership, construction, mechanics, and computer & communications.