SUNY Cobleskill News

  • U.S. News & World Report Recognizes SUNY Cobleskill

    01/23/2012
  • SUNY Cobleskill's Terry Hughes Honored by the National Association of Agricultural Educators

    12/05/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Terry Hughes is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Service Citation on Nov. 18, at the NAAE annual convention in St. Louis.
  • Women Chefs

    11/18/2011
    Cloughly, associate professor of culinary arts at SUNY Cobleskill, has been named Educator of the Year by Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR).
  • SUNY Cobleskill, Schoharie County Planning and Development Agency Host Re-Development Program Featuring Nationally Acclaimed Author Randall Arendt

    10/27/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill and the Schoharie County Planning and Development Agency will host nationally acclaimed author Randall Arendt, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in the College's Curtis Mott lounge. The free interactive two-session program will illustrate re-development design strategies to create mixed-use centers from existing highway strips, helping towns and villages in Schoharie County implement smarter, more sustainable development patterns.
  • SUNY Cobleskill's Charles Moran Named to Smart Money Magazine's "Power Thirty in Finance"

    10/25/2011
    Educator and personal financial services leader Charles Moran, professor of business administration and accounting at SUNY Cobleskill, has been named to Smart Money's "Power Thirty in Finance." The list appears in the November issue of Smart Money, the award-winning, personal finance magazine from the Wall Street Journal.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Professor David Thompson Invited to Present at USDA/HACU Leadership Group Conference

    10/25/2011
    Professor David Thompson, professor in SUNY Cobleskill's Department of Agricultural Business and Animal Science, has been invited by the USDA/HACU Leadership Group to present "Managing the Multicultural Workforce in Agriculture" course at the USDA/HACU conference in San Antonio on Oct. 28.
  • Plant Science Professor Co-Authors Paper for Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science

    10/17/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill Professor of Plant Science and Turfgrasss Management Dr. Zhongchun Jiang, along with two researchers at Rutgers University, authored the paper Enzymatic Metabolism of Nitrogen in Leaves and Roots of Creeping Bentgrass Under Nitrogen Deficiency Conditions. It was published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science, a peer-reviewed bimonthly publication of results of original research on horticultural plants, including turfgrass.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Welcomes Carolina for Kibera Co-Founder Rye Barcott

    10/03/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill will host a presentation and book signing by former Marine Corps Officer Rye Barcott on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 2 - 4 p.m., in the College's Bouck Hall theater. The presentation "It Happened On the Way to War" is free and open to the public and explores the failures and triumphs of waging peace while fighting war.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Hosts Benefit "Zumbathon"

    09/21/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill will host a "Zumbathon" on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 - 10 p.m., in the College's Neal Robbins Field House. The event, which is open to the public, will benefit Schoharie County residents affected by recent flooding in the aftermaths of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Presents Cultural Arts for the Campus and Community

    09/16/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Cultural Arts for the Campus and Community fall 2011 series begins on Friday, Sept. 23. All events are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start times.
  • Schoharie County Agricultural Disaster Information Meeting

    09/14/2011
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie County and Schoharie County Planning & Development will host an Agricultural Disaster Information Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Best Western (121 Burgin Drive in Cobleskill). This meeting is targeted to farmers who have experienced flood related losses to their farm businesses or homes. On hand will be representatives from multiple agencies and agricultural service providers who will present an overview of assistance programs, resources, and will be available to answer questions.
  • U.S. News & World Report Recognizes SUNY Cobleskill

    09/13/2011
    U.S. News & World Report has recognized SUNY Cobleskill as one of the North's Best Regional Colleges. The ranking appears in the print and online versions of U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges, released this week.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Classes to Resume Monday, Sept. 12

    09/09/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill classes will resume on Monday, Sept. 12, with all buildings accessible to students, faculty and staff. In addition, all Saturday College sessions for Saturday, Sept. 10, will be held as scheduled.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Classes Cancelled for Friday, Sept. 9

    09/08/2011
    Due to the impact of recent flooding and resulting area road closures, all SUNY Cobleskill classes have been cancelled for Friday, Sept. 9. Anyone traveling to and from campus is advised to be aware of dangerous road conditions. Trailways bus service is not stopping on campus today, Sept. 8. Trailways will inform the College when service is restored. Information regarding travel restrictions throughout New York State can be found at 511NY.
  • Donate to SUNY Cobleskill Foundations Student Natural Disaster Fund

    09/08/2011
    Due to the impact of recent flooding and resulting area road closures, all SUNY Cobleskill classes have been cancelled for Friday, Sept. 9. Anyone traveling to and from campus is advised to be aware of dangerous road conditions. Trailways bus service is not stopping on campus today, Sept. 8. Trailways will inform the College when service is restored. Information regarding travel restrictions throughout New York State can be found at 511NY.
  • Cancelled Classes and Advisory SEP 07

    09/07/2011
    Due to heavy rains and flooded road conditions, classes are cancelled as of 1:45 p.m. for the remainder of Wednesday, September 7.
  • Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts: How You Can Help

    09/07/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill continues its efforts to assist those affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which devastated large parts of the Schoharie Valley. Many residents, farmers, business owners and members of the campus community have been forced to abandon their property, while others remain in hopes that their homes and business can be restored or rebuilt.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Classes Cancelled for Monday Aug 29, 2011

    08/27/2011
    Due to Hurricane Irene, all SUNY Cobleskill classes scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29 have been cancelled. The 2011 fall semester will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 30, with a regular Tuesday schedule. In addition, all College activities have been cancelled for Sunday, Aug. 28. Saturday's orientation and associated activities will be held as scheduled.
  • Schoharie Fresh Online Farmers' Market Launches in Cobleskill

    08/26/2011
    Schoharie Fresh, a new online farmers' market, connects local consumers with Schoharie County producers. A convenient way to access fresh produce, customers shopping at www.schohariefresh.com will support Schoharie County's farmers and the local economy. The development of Schoharie Fresh is being funded by Creating Healthy Places, a New York State Department of Health grant awarded to SUNY Cobleskill.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Continuing Students Arrival Information

    08/25/2011
    Due to Hurricane Irene, SUNY Cobleskill students living in the high impact zone of New York City and its surrounding areas are welcome to return to campus earlier than scheduled.
  • SUNY Cobleskill's Terry Hughes Honored by the National Association of Agricultural Educators

    08/22/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Terry Hughes has been selected as the 2011 New York winner of the Outstanding Service Citation Award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). Hughes is also the recipient of the NAAE's Regional Outstanding Service Award, which he will receive at the NAAE convention in St. Louis in November.
  • College, Local Schools Receive Smart Scholars Grant

    07/29/2011
    Three Schoharie County school districts will be sending students to SUNY Cobleskill over the next three years, thanks to winning a highly competitive $199,999 grant.
  • President Dr. Donald Zingale Announces Retirement

    07/28/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Donald P. Zingale has announced his retirement, effective August 3, 2011.
  • University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor College for Its Model of Efficiency

    07/11/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill is one of six colleges and universities nationwide recognized by University Business magazine's "Models of Efficiency" program, which is sponsored by Higher One, a company that assists in college technology and payment services operations.
  • Ag Science Professor Visits Belarus as part of Farmer-to-Farmer Program

    07/05/2011
    Dr. John Tryon, professor of agricultural science at SUNY Cobleskill, recently returned from a two-week trip to Belarus as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Farmer-to-Farmer program.
  • Histotechnology Students Receive National Recognition

    06/20/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill Histotechnology students Thomas Bushnell of East Berne, N.Y., Kristen Martin of Fishkill, N.Y., and Jun Jie Liang of Esperance, N.Y., are 2011 recipients of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Student Honor Award recognizing excellence in the laboratory professions.
  • College Hosts 25th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

    06/08/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill hosts its 25th annual Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, June 24, at the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the event help secure the financial resources necessary to sustain scholarships held within the SUNY Cobleskill Foundation and Alumni Association, as well as professional development for faculty and staff.
  • Council for Student Activities Named APCA Programming Board of the Year

    06/08/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Council for Student Activities has been named the Association for Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Programming Board of the Year, a prestigious award given to a college's campus activities board that has demonstrated the most consistent and innovative events calendar during the previous year.
  • College's Child Development Center Earns NAEYC Accreditation

    06/02/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Effie Bennett-Powe Child Development Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.
  • Get Ready to Garden

    05/20/2011
    Creating Healthy Places, lead by SUNY Cobleskill's Beard Wellness Center, is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie County and Cobleskill Community Gardens to host Gardening Basics on Saturday, June 4, from 9 - 11 a.m. in the College's Curtis Mott Lounge. In addition, Creating Healthy Places has added additional beds to the Cobleskill Community Garden and there are plots open for the 2011 gardening season.
  • Turf Alum Oversees Valhalla Golf Club for Senior PGA Championship

    05/31/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill alum Roger Meier, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Class A golf course superintendent at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., has the golf course in great shape for the PGA of America's Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 26-29.
  • College Named to President Obama's Community Service Honor Roll

    05/19/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill has been named to President Barack Obama's 2010 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is the second straight year the College is recognized for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
  • Two Faculty Members Receive 2011 Chancellor's Awards

    05/09/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill Professor of Psychology Dr. Harald Abrahamsen and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Jennifer Gray are recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, respectively. They will be recognized at the College's 93rd Commencement on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
  • Annual Plant Sale Set for May 7

    04/27/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Plant Science department will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the campus' Hodder Hall. All the plants are grown by Plant Science students, and the funds raised will be used to support and enhance educational programs.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Hosts STIHL Timbersports Series April 29-30

    04/28/2011
    The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, the nation's premier lumberjack competition, now in its 26th season, holds its Northeast Qualifier for the Collegiate and Professional Series at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds on April 29 & 30. In addition to hosting the event, SUNY Cobleskill will field a team vying for top honors. ESPNU and ESPN2 cameras will be onsite to capture the action.
  • Temple Grandin to Speak at Albany's Palace Theatre as Part of College's Centennial Celebration

    04/19/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill welcomes acclaimed livestock handling facilities designer Dr. Temple Grandin to Albany's Palace Theatre on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m., as part of the College's centennial celebration in 2011.
  • College Hosts 86th Annual New York State FFA Convention

    04/19/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill hosts the 86th annual New York State FFA Convention, in partnership with the Walton and Sidney FFA chapters, May 5 - 7. The College welcomes approximately 1,000 students from grades 6-12 representing 80 state chapters during the three-day convention.
  • College Hosts Spring Classic on April 16

    04/13/2011
    The SUNY Cobleskill Animal Science department's Sheep and Goat Production class hosts its bi-annual Spring Classic on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the areas surrounding the College's livestock barns. This year's event offers several short seminars offering learning opportunities for many beginning and seasoned small ruminant farmers.
  • Ochoa, Asst. Secretary for Postsecondary Education, to Deliver Keynote at Commencement

    04/18/2011
    Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver the keynote address at SUNY Cobleskill's 93rd Commencement on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Nearly 650 students are eligible to participate in the ceremony, with more than 250 receiving bachelor's degrees.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Ag & Energy Day on March 5

    03/05/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie County to host the annual Agriculture and Energy Day on Saturday, March 5. The event will be held in the College's new Center for Environmental Science and Technology, adjacent to the Dairy Complex, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Students Honored with Chancellor's Award

    03/30/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill students Krysten Zummo of Patchogue, N.Y., and Claire Reynolds of Schenectady, N.Y., are the recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
  • Campus Child Care Center Hosts Fourth Annual Children's March

    03/23/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill's Campus Child Care Center hosts the fourth annual Children's March in recognition of Week of the Young Child on Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m. This year's event features a special performance by musician, composer and educator Skip West.
  • President's Forum Highlights College's Past, Present & Future

    03/21/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill, celebrating its charter centennial year, hosts a special panel discussion on the College's past, present and future on Friday, April 1, at 12 p.m. in Bouck Hall Ballroom. The President's Forum features current President Dr. Donald P. Zingale and Presidents Emeriti Dr. Thomas J. Haas and Dr. Neal V. Robbins.
  • Turfgrass Students Compete in Turf Bowl at Regional Conference

    03/21/2011
    Six students represented first-time participant SUNY Cobleskill at the Turf Bowl held on March 9 at the New England Regional Turfgrass Conference and Show in Providence, R.I.
  • Orange Tie Dinner Dance Celebrates Centennial Year

    03/21/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill hosts the Orange Tie Dinner Dance in celebration of the College's charter centennial year on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in Bouck Hall Ballroom. This year's event, sponsored by the SUNY Cobleskill Foundation, includes a tribute to the institution's 11 leaders. Current President Dr. Donald P. Zingale will be joined by Presidents Emeriti Dr. Thomas J. Haas and Dr. Neal V. Robbins.
  • 30th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale Set for April 2

    03/17/2011
    The 30th annual Dairy Cattle Club's Dairy Fashions Sale, part of SUNY Cobleskill's Centennial Celebration, is set for April 2 at 11 a.m. The sale, which is the club's largest annual fundraiser, takes place in the hangar guest stables at the College's Equestrian Center.
  • College Awarded Creating Healthy Places Grant

    03/18/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill has been awarded a five-year $875,000 Creating Healthy Places grant. The College will lead a partnership of Schoharie County agencies to implement and evaluate a series of strategic initiatives designed to create healthy places to live, work and play in the towns and villages throughout the county.
  • 30th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale Set for April 2

    03/17/2011
    The 30th annual Dairy Cattle Club's Dairy Fashions Sale, part of SUNY Cobleskill's Centennial Celebration, is set for April 2 at 11 a.m. The sale, which is the club's largest annual fundraiser, takes place in the hangar guest stables at the College's Equestrian Center.
  • USDA Regional Meeting Set for SUNY Cobleskill

    03/03/2011
    One of six regional meetings seeking public input on natural resource policy issues will take place on Thursday, Mar.10, on the campus of SUNY Cobleskill. This Northeast regional meeting, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Bouck Hall, is open to anyone with an interest in natural resource conservation policy issues.
  • Coby's Hosts Slow Ride Regional Traveling Art Show

    02/14/2011
    Work created by amazing hand-picked local artists will be on display at Coby's on Feb. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. Coby's, the entrepreneurial venture of SUNY Cobleskill in conjunction with Cobleskill Auxiliary Services (CAS), is located at 549 Main Street in Cobleskill.
  • Tim Moore Named Interim COO of School of Ag. and Natural Resources

    01/20/2011
    Tim Moore associate professor of agricultural business at SUNY Cobleskill since 2009, has been named interim chief operating officer for the College's School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective immediately. In addition to coordinating department chair management of day-to-day academic endeavors, Moore will supervise farm-related operations and personnel and represent SUNY Cobleskill to industry organizations, among other responsibilities.
  • Charles Moran Professor, CFP to Serve as 2011 Chair of CFP Board

    01/20/2011
    Educator and personal financial services pioneer Charles A. Moran, CFP, professor of business administration and account at SUNY Cobleskill, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. - a role he will use to champion awareness of the value of CFP certification and the importance of financial planning education.
  • SUNY Cobleskill Hosts Non-Profit Fiscal Responsibility Seminar

    01/19/2011
    From the smallest all-volunteer group to large national associations, managing and protecting financial resources is a major concern for all non-profit organizations, especially during these turbulent economic times.
  • College Partners with Biomass Alliance and Farm Viability Institute to Support Biomass Energy Entrepreneurs

    01/15/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill, New York Biomass Energy Alliance (NYBEA) and the New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) are continuing to help rural entrepreneurs advance innovative biomass technology projects through offering a second round of technical assistance. The goal of this collaborative effort is to support projects that are already in development by providing experienced engineering and financial analysis and advice.
  • Central American Youth Delegation to Visit College

    01/14/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill, in partnership with Schenevus and Cobleskill-Richmondville High Schools, hosts a delegation of Central American youth from Jan. 25 - 31. The Central American Youth Ambassadors Program highlights topics such as civic engagement, community activism, entrepreneurship and leadership development. The ambassadors spend three weeks in the United States as part of the program - one week in Washington, D.C., one week at SUNY Cobleskill and one week at Northern Michigan University.
  • Dr. Debra Thatcher to Serve as College's Next Provost, VP for Academic Affairs

    01/10/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Donald P. Zingale has recommended to the chancellor the appointment of Dr. Debra Thatcher as the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College, effective Jan. 19. Thatcher replaces Dr. Anne Myers, who returns to the faculty after eight years as vice president, including two years as SUNY Cobleskill's officer in charge prior to the arrival of Zingale in 2008.
  • Third Annual Communiversity Fundraiser Set for February 12

    01/06/2011
    SUNY Cobleskill hosts its third annual Communiversity Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 12. This year's event, a tribute to the 1969 music festival Woodstock, will be held in the campus' Bouck Hall Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m., with culinary delights provided by the College's Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism department.
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