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Paul Smith's, The College of the Adirondacks is set in the Adirondacks on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake. Programs include Biology; Business; Culinary Arts and Service Management; Natural Resources; Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, Fish and Wildlife Technology; Forest Recreation or Forest Technician; Liberal Arts; Ecology and Environment Technology; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Outdoor Recreation; Surveying; or Urban Tree Management.

Paul Smith's College is a founding member of NCPR's Adirondack News Fund, and hosts our Adirondack News Bureau.

NCPR's long-running series on the natural world, Natural Selections, is co-hosted by Paul Smith's College biologist, Dr. Curt Stager.

The growth of craft breweries like the St. Lawrence Brewery in canton has led Paul Smiths College to develop a program around the industry. Photo: David Sommerstein
The growth of craft breweries like the St. Lawrence Brewery in canton has led Paul Smiths College to develop a program around the industry. Photo: David Sommerstein

Paul Smith's taps into a craft beer lover's education

New York's alcoholic beverages industry is booming. According to Governor Cuomo's office, the number of businesses making beer, wine, cider, and spirits in the state has more than doubled since 2011. That's in part due to new laws making it easier to sell alcohol for takeaway at tastings, farms, and farmers markets.

Paul Smith's College in the northern Adirondacks wants to tap into the growing industry. This fall the college launches a new minor in "craft beer studies."  Go to full article
One of the monarchs released Saturday at the Paul Smiths VIC rests on a Black-eyed Susan.  Photo:  Todd Moe

Paul Smith's VIC bids "adios" to monarchs migrating south

About 40 guests and staff gathered at the butterfly house at the Paul Smith's Visitors Interpretive Center, the VIC, in Paul Smith's N.Y., for an end-of-the-season monarch butterfly send-off on Saturday.

Native Species Butterfly House manager Sue Grimm Hanley gave a presentation on monarch migration, and then released a small group of monarchs that were raised, from caterpillar to chrysalis to adult, at the VIC.

It's hoped that most of the monarchs will complete the 2,500 mile migration to Mexico. Next spring, their offspring will begin a multi-generational return trip to the northeast. Todd Moe spoke with Hanley about monarch migration and citizen scientist aspects of butterfly conservation.  Go to full article

Seizure may have led to drowning of Paul Smith's student

State policy say an autopsy performed on a Paul Smith's College student yesterday found the young man drowned in Lower St. Regis Lake after apparently suffering a seizure.

Nicolas Pendl, age 19 from Allegany, New York, was known to suffer from a "seizure disorder," according to police. He was found Tuesday afternoon in the water a short distance from one of the school's dormitories in Franklin County, New York.  Go to full article

Paul Smiths College student found dead

Officials at Paul Smiths College say a student died on the campus north of Saranac Lake last night. Details remain unclear, but Nicholas Pendl from Allegany New York, was...  Go to full article
With the help of first year students, Aquil Virani created this year's triptych that includes an iconic view of St. Regis Mountain.

Paul Smiths College students collaborate on new art

Canadian artist Aquil Virani is on a mission to empower first year college students to feel confident and comfortable in their adopted campus homes.

Virani is...  Go to full article
Cathy Dove will take over as president of Paul Smiths College September 1. Photo provided

Paul Smiths College names woman as 10th president

Paul Smiths College has chosen Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell NYC Tech in New York City, to serve as the tenth president of Paul Smith's College.

According...  Go to full article
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein

Summer school, lumberjack style

The Adirondack woodsman is a North Country archetype - brawny, independent, deeply versed in the ways of the North Woods. There are still loggers working in the forests of...  Go to full article
Paul Smiths College President John Mills in his office on Tuesday, shortly after announcing major job cuts at the school. Photo:  Brian Mann

Paul Smiths College community takes big hit

As NCPR reported yesterday, Paul Smiths...  Go to full article
Paul Smiths College President John Mills in his office on Tuesday, shortly after announcing major job cuts at the school.  Photo:  Brian Mann

Updated: Paul Smiths College cuts 12% of staff, faculty

Facing declining enrollments and rising costs, Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks today announced that roughly 12 percent of faculty and staff will be let go. College...  Go to full article
From a Walk Against Rape. Photo: Steve Rhodes

National sex assault conversation echoes on North Country campuses

Last week, the White House's Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault announced that colleges aren't doing nearly enough.

Its report rolls out a...  Go to full article

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