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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.
State Senator Pattie Ritchie
State Senator Pattie Ritchie

State Sen. Pattie Ritchie introduces "President in Every SUNY" legislation

State Senator Pattie Ritchie announced Wednesday she's introduced legislation that would require every SUNY college to have its own president.

The legislation comes after the state university system announced last month it's planning to merge the leadership of several pairs of SUNY colleges including Canton and Potsdam, Morrisville and Utica, Delhi and Cobleskill.  Go to full article
SUNY Canton president Joe Kennedy. Photo: SUNY Canton.

Joseph Kennedy to step down as SUNY Canton president

After several days of media speculation, The State University of New York Chancellor announced Tuesday afternoon that SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy will retire at the end of the 2011 - 2012 academic year. After that, he will become special advisor to the Chancellor.

SUNY officials say they are looking to save money, improve efficiency, and promote collaboration among their campuses...but some are seeing this as a step down the road to consolidation of the Canton and Potsdam SUNY campuses.  Go to full article
The cast of "Spoken Motion" in the Kingston Theater in Canton.

A new take on a classic baseball poem

This is the season for summer school. Sometimes it's academic, sometimes fun, sometimes both. A group of high school students in the Upward Bound program at SUNY Canton have used theater, dance and poetry this summer to learn more about teamwork and self-confidence. They'll present a collection of children's skits and poems in SUNY Canton's Kingston Theater Friday afternoon (2 pm). It's free and open to all. Todd Moe stopped by a rehearsal earlier this week for a preview.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam faces cuts with $6 million deficit

The massive state budget deficit is hitting SUNY campuses hard across the state. Albany has cut the SUNY budget by about 10% already and there's rumblings of additional...  Go to full article
SUNY Canton's Mike Newtown teaches contractors to retrofit drafty homes.

Money to plug leaky homes; shortage of people to do the work

The federal stimulus bill is funneling $5 billion to states to make drafty homes more energy efficient. That's more than quadruple the amount ever set aside at one time for...  Go to full article

Preview: Energy Fair in Canton

NCPR is media sponsor for the 14th annual Sustainable Energy Fair at the SUNY Canton Miller Campus Center this weekend. This year's fair includes more than 100 workshops...  Go to full article

Rising crime rate blamed on economy and drugs

Friday's armed robbery of a credit union in Canton was the third time in as many years that a financial institution in the village has been held up. It was also the second...  Go to full article

Comptroller says many SUNY schools aren't reporting crimes correctly

State officials say two-thirds of SUNY schools aren't properly reporting campus crime statistics. An audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office says data reported to the...  Go to full article

Fair offers help with home heat decisions

High heating fuel prices, especially home heating oil prices, are adding urgency to routine preparations for winter. Counties and communities are trying to get ahead of...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Moving back into the dorm

Across the North Country, college students are moving into their dorms this week. On this Heard Up North, a St Lawrence University student is unloading his parents' packed...  Go to full article

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