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Students gain experience through renewable field work at SUNY Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, NY—He worked with different wind turbine towers and took a tower climbing and rescue class. Last week, SUNY Morrisville student Dylan Mathew added wind turbine maintenance to his skill set.

The Long Island native’s goal is to learn all he can through the college’s renewable energy bachelor’s degree program and to sign up for every opportunity offered to him.

“I never know what I will be doing in the future, so I try to learn as much as possible,” he said.  

SUNY Morrisville gears up for Milk Run and Dairy Showmanship events

MORRISVILLE, NY—Faculty, staff and students are gearing up for two agricultural and dairy events this weekend: the sixth annual Milk Run on Friday, May 3, and Dairy Showmanship on Saturday, May 4.

The Milk Run is a family-friendly, five-kilometer run, walk or crawl open to all skill levels. A one-mile fun run begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 5K run beginning at 6 p.m. in front of Marshall Hall. The Milk Run is part of the Route 20 Road Race Challenge.

SUNY Morrisville students receive top award from SUNY

MORRISVILLE, NY—SUNY Morrisville students Zainab Jimoh, of Staten Island, and Layne Martin, of Cazenovia, have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The prestigious award recognizes students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY.  

SUNY Morrisville Hosts Spring on the Farm

MORRISVILLE, NY—Did you know that the average Holstein dairy cow drinks 25-30 gallons of water per day? Or that cows can smell something up to six miles away? 

Learn more about cows, agriculture and SUNY Morrisville’s programs and dairy complex during Spring on the Farm, Saturday, April 27.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is from noon-4 p.m. at the SUNY Morrisville Arnold R. Fisher Dairy Complex, located off of Eaton Street.  

The spoon is the limit! We need you to create a new SUNY Morrisville ice cream flavor

MORRISVILLE, NY— Gilligan’s Ice Cream loves its fans so much, they are letting them choose a new SUNY Morrisville indulgence through a Mustang Ice Cream Contest. 

SUNY Morrisville alumni Andy Lagoe ’92 and Gil Hodges ’92 along with partner Mike Lagoe, owners of Gilligan’s Ice Cream, (www.gilliganssherburne.com), located in Sherburne, devised the contest, which lauds their Mustang pride.

SUNY Morrisville Human Services Institute presents community forum on the opioid crisis and Narcan training

NORWICH, NY—The SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus and Human Services Institute will present a community forum on the opioid crisis Thursday, March 28, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the community room, #132A & B of Follett Hall on the Norwich Campus. Light refreshments will be served at 1 p.m.

The event, organized by students in the Abnormal Psychology course, focuses on gaining an understanding of mental health considerations, experiences and responses to the increasing severity of the opioid crisis locally and regionally. The forum is free and open to the public. 

SUNY Morrisville’s woods sports team gears up to host its first lumberjack winter competition March 2

MORRISVILLE, NY—Winter’s harsh elements don’t stop SUNY Morrisville’s woods sports team.  

Behind the college’s aquaculture center, amid frigid temperatures, snow and ice, they shovel snow off of the practice field and swing axes and fire up chainsaws until dark.

This week is especially busy as they ready for their lumberjack season, which starts with a winter competition on Saturday, March 2. The free contest will be held inside the college’s equine rehabilitation center on Route 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Newest canine member of New York State University Police at SUNY Morrisville adds another layer of safety

MORRISVILLE, NY—The newest member of the New York State University Police at SUNY Morrisville is headed to the police academy.

For the next 20 weeks, Bruin, a year-old black German Shepherd, and his new partner, New York State University Police Officer Nicole Wright, will undergo intense training at the New York State Police Canine Training Facility in Cooperstown.

SUNY Morrisville Campus Activities Board receives 2018 APCA Northeast Community Service Event of the Year award

MORRISVILLE, NY—After helping bring joy to children in need of care, the SUNY Morrisville Campus Activities Board (CAB) was recently honored with the 2018 Northeast Community Service Event of the Year award by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA).