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SUNY Canton is a small coeducational college of science and technology in Canton NY, offering both two and four-year undergraduate degrees. This unit of the State University of New York is widely noted for programs in veterinary science, nursing, mortuary science and criminal justice.

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The School of Agriculture, Canton NY
SUNY Canton started life as The School of Agriculture in 1906. This slideshow is part of a display from the school archives presented at the Third Annual Symposium on Education, Environment and Economic Vitality in April 2005.
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Teaching Technology: Just Throw Tomatoes
A class at SUNY Canton gives high school students a chance to grapple with real engineering problems, but with a seasonal twist. Students have to design and build a catapult to launch rotten tomatoes the furthest.
Myrtle Butterfield, with her great-granddaughter Jamie (left) and great-grandson Carter. All are attending SUNY Canton. Photo: Gregory Kie
Myrtle Butterfield, with her great-granddaughter Jamie (left) and great-grandson Carter. All are attending SUNY Canton. Photo: Gregory Kie

A new love of learning, at 83

A Canton great-grandmother will earn her associate degree from SUNY Canton in a few weeks, and says she wants to continue her higher education. 83-year-old Myrtle Butterfield is a liberal arts major who says age should never be a barrier to attending college.

Butterfield went straight from high school to marriage in the late 1940's and says she regretted not getting a college degree. This year, she's been taking classes alongside two of her great grandchildren, 65 years after graduating from high school.  Go to full article
Adam Levin. Photo courtesy the author

Chicago writer Adam Levin visits SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton will host Chicago writer Adam Levin on Wednesday night as part of their "Living Writers Reading Series." Levin is the author of the award-winning The Instructions, praised for its dark humor, and is out with a new collection of short stories, Hot Pink. Todd Moe spoke with him about his intense writing habits--sometimes 12 hours at a stretch--and the inspiration for his brand of fiction.

Levin will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at SUNY Canton's Kingston theatre as part of their Living Writers Reading Series. Admission is free and open to everyone.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers, Mary Karr, "Lit"

Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with The Liar's Club. Karr will read from her work at 7:30 pm tonight, September 25, in SUNY Canton's Kingston Theater.  Go to full article
The fire at SUNY Canton, Friday, February 10. Photo: Thomas Quant, Jr.

Arson ruled out in SUNY Canton fire

Investigators have determined that a fire that broke out last Friday at SUNY Canton wasn't caused by "an intentional or criminal act."

Students were evacuated,...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton classes cancelled

Classes are canceled at SUNY Canton this week, as investigators work to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at Cook Hall on Friday.

Many campus...  Go to full article
Staff and students evacuated from two buildings at SUNY Canton watch the fire which originated in a chemistry lab. Photo: Thomas Quant, Jr.

Fire at SUNY Canton

Crews from ten fire departments were at SUNY Canton today, after a reported explosion and fire. A spokesman for the school says it happened in a chemistry lab, on the north...  Go to full article

SUNY softens on Canton-Potsdam presidency

The State University of New York is apparently softening on the idea of a shared president for the Canton and Potsdam campuses.

More than a hundred Canton...  Go to full article

Local supporters on the road to defend Canton College

A busload of Canton college is heading to New York City this morning - to defend their local SUNY campus at the meeting of the state university's Trustees.
...  Go to full article
Clarkson University's Stephen Bird

St. Lawrence County studies climate action plan

This summer, the St. Lawrence County legislature considered a measure to create a climate action plan. The plan would find ways to save money while reducing the county...  Go to full article

SUNY backs off on shared Canton-Potsdam presidency

The State University of New York is backing off from what had seemed like a done deal - that the Canton and Potsdam campuses would share one president.  Go to full article

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