Malone, NY- With Veterans Day right around the corner, North Country Community College is encouraging local residents to contribute to a pair of initiatives the college has launched to support veterans. North Country is partnering with Paul Smith’s College to organize a Care Package Donation Drive for veterans, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 10. Items being accepted for care packages include magazines and pocket-sized mini games, powdered flavor additives, toiletries, protein bars, hard candies, canned meats, instant coffee, Darn Tough socks, and patriotic-themed decorations. Cards and notes thanking veterans for their service are also being collected as part of the drive.
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Onchiota, NY — At noon on Saturday, September 16, there will be a public unveiling of a historic roadside marker to celebrate the recent naming of John Thomas Brook. The new name pays homage to 19th-century Black settler John Thomas, who escaped enslavement in Maryland and established a successful farm near the small stream in Vermontville, NY that was formerly known pejoratively as “N-word Brook” then as “Negro Brook.” Mr. Thomas, his wife Mary, and their son Richard are buried in Union Cemetery in Vermontville.
Lake Placid, N.Y. – Paul Smith’s College has partnered with the Northwood School to bring Natural History of the Adirondacks to downtown Lake Placid at the Innovation Hub. Beginning July 28 through August 25, 2023, Paul Smith’s College professors will introduce the community to the plants and animals that live here. Through interactive presentations, faculty will share more information about mammals, amphibians, and other living organisms of the Adirondacks. Community members and visitors alike will learn something new!
The Northwood School’s Innovation Hub, located at 2495 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946, opened in 2020 and is committed to promoting collaboration, engagement, and partnerships, capitalizing on the shared knowledge, innovation, and creativity within our community.
Several Adirondack-area nonprofits, including Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Foundation, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Watershed Alliance program, and Silver Bay YMCA recently welcomed new employees/board members, and announced noteworthy achievements within their establishments. Please see below for details.
The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute officially launched its 2023 Watercraft Inspection Program on Memorial Day weekend to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Adirondack waterways. The college was recently awarded a $13.2 million contract from New York State to continue implementing the goals of the Adirondack Region Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program. The 5-year contract allows AWI to continue its efforts to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in regional waterways.
Paul Smith’s, NY –Paul Smith’s College students have completed construction of the Akwesasne Mobile Cultural Center. This important new cultural center is a result of a partnership between Paul Smith’s College and the Nia’s Little Library–a nonprofit that promotes literacy and preserve the Mohawk language. In 2020, Nia’s Little Library director, Akat Ransom, contacted Professor Deb Naybor at Paul Smith’s College with an idea to design a mobile library and learning center for the Akwesasne community.
Paul Smiths, NY– Late Night for the Planet, a SUNY Plattsburgh student-run show will record an episode at Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Entitled Late Night for The Planet: Connecting Watershed Science and Nordic Skiing through Climate Change, the episode will feature three Paul Smith’s College guests—two scientists from the college’s Adirondack Watershed Institute and a nationally ranked Paul Smith’s College Nordic skier.
PAUL SMITHS, NY – The New York State Education Department recently approved Paul Smith’s College’s certificate in Clean Energy. The new 30-credit certificate trains and educates students in the rapidly growing fields of conservation and sustainable development, green construction, green business practices, conservation design, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
In preparation for careers in these sectors, students will be provided with a program of study that integrates the natural, social, and management sciences. The certificate is firmly rooted in the core principles experiential learning promoted at Paul Smith’s College, ensuring that students will not only develop the theoretical underpinning necessary for a successful career in this field, but will also have hands-on experience of the realities of managing resources sustainably. Courses include effective college writing, introduction to nature and culture, renewable energy, and conservation design: green communities. The Clean Energy Certificate could be completed in only two full-time semesters.
PSC: Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler Named to USA Nordic Combined Roster at 2023 World University Games
Park City, Utah – USA Nordic has announced its team for the 2023 World University Games in Lake Placid, NY and it includes two Paul Smith’s College athletes. Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler will represent the United States in the Nordic Combined event, which is a combination of ski jumping and classic cross-country disciplines. Aidan Ripp has competed in several Continental Cups for the United States in Nordic Combined, including last year’s pre-Olympics event in Beijing. In that competition he had top-25 finishes to earn valuable Continental Cup (COC) points. He is the USCSA National Ski Champion from 2022 and led the Paul Smith’s College men’s team to their first-ever National Championship in that division. He also competed in the US Olympic Trials in Lake Placid, NY where he finished in 11th place. In addition to competing for the men’s USA Nordic team in the World University Games, Aidan is a 4.0 student.
Timothy Ziegler joins Ripp at the upcoming games, having battled through an injury last year to get himself in true competitive form. A junior at Paul Smith’s College, Ziegler has had considerable experience and success as a USA Junior athlete in Nordic Combined over the years. He has spent the last year recovering from an injury that occurred during pre-jumps at the US Olympic Trials last December. After all the adversity, “Timo” has done tremendously well, and was named to the USA Nordic team for Nordic Combined for the World University Games.
Graduates of Power52’s Solar Installation Training Program to Receive Six College Credits by Paul Smith’s College
PAUL SMITHS, NY –Paul Smith’s College and Power52 Clean Energy Access Institute signed a green energy pathway agreement that will grant graduates of Power52’s 450-hour solar installation workforce certificate six college credits. Power52’s Clean Energy Access Institute is meeting growing workforce demand in well-paying sustainable jobs in the renewable energy sector by training individuals from underrepresented communities in solar installation.
The new pathway provides graduates of the Clean Energy Access Institute’s workforce program access to Paul Smith’s world-class college degree programs in environmental sciences, sustainability, natural resources conservation, and many other programs focuses on environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Not only does the agreement open the door to underrepresented communities to attain an associates or bachelor degree in critically-needed areas, like environmental sciences, it allows graduates of Power52’s workforce certification program to attain a college degree faster and at a lower cost.
Graduates of Apex Technical School’s New Home Automation Certification Program to Receive PSC Credits
Agreement will Help Reduce Time and Lower Cost to Achieve College Degree for Apex Graduates and Open Up New Enrollment Opportunities for Paul Smith’s College
PAUL SMITHS, NY –Paul Smith’s College and Apex Technical School signed an agreement for Paul Smith’s to award any graduate of the Apex Technical School’s new Home Automation certificate program six college credits. This would allow graduates of Apex’s workforce certification program to attain a college degree faster and at a lower cost.
Apex’s new Home Automation certificate program will train students for jobs in high demand sectors, like green energy—including learning skills to install digital smart grid systems to reduce energy consumption. Today’s agreement allows these graduates to get additional educational opportunities at Paul Smith’s College to also complete an Associates and/or Bachelor degree.
PAUL SMITHS, NY –This past Saturday, Paul Smith’s College inducted ten individuals who have had a profound impact on furthering the College’s mission and academic excellence into the College’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame event was attended by over 100 students, staff, faculty, alumni, and supporters of the College.
Paul Smiths, NY (October 11, 2022) – The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant welcome Stephanie Tyski as the Watershed Science Communication Fellow. Earlier this year, Lake Champlain Sea Grant awarded the AWI a two-year, competitive fellowship that provides $25,000 a year toward the hire of an early career professional.
Tyski is contributing to AWI’s communication strategy for protecting clean water and healthy watersheds. AWI will support and mentor Tyski as she implements a communication project that engages the public and fosters stewardship. Lake Champlain Sea Grant will offer learning opportunities and additional training for Tyski to enhance her efforts in the Adirondack region.
PAUL SMITHS (July 27, 2022) – Registration is now open for the Adirondack Lakes Alliance symposium, which will take place 8:30am – 4:00 pm on Friday, August 5.
The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration will return to the Paul Smith’s College VIC from Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5. The event will introduce birders of all ages and skill levels to the unique boreal birds and habitats of the Adirondack Park.
Skilled birders will lead full- and half-day field trips to places including Whiteface Mountain, Madawaska Flow and Spring Pond Bog, the second-largest open expanse of peatland in New York. You can even get on the water with a paddling trip led by the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation (canoe rentals available). Depending where you visit, you might see Bicknell’s Thrush, Boreal Chickadees, hawks, Bald Eagles, and many more species.
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