Posts Tagged ‘Paul Smiths’

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Paul Smith’s partners with Clarkson in regional food waste audit

compost bucket

By Ariah Mitchell, Casella Climate Resilience Fellow

Paul Smith’s College Center for Sustainability has been awarded a $7,500 grant as part of a regional food waste audit research project with Clarkson University, backed by NYS Pollution Prevention Institute. The goal of this project is to develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of food waste in facilities of higher education within our region. Under the direction of Sustainability Coordinator and Instructor Katharine Glenn, we will be hiring a team of student interns to complete a comprehensive audit of food waste on campus. With assistance from Clarkson University and Compost for Good, our Food Waste Audit Interns will collect and track data regarding our current composting efforts and our goals for the future, and engage our campus community with awareness of food waste management practices. 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Paul Smith’s College to host SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run Late Night for the Planet, April 5

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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.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Paul Smith’s College students can now buy local foods on campus

PSC Center for Sustainability Partners with Campus Bookstore on Local Food Access.

PSC Center for Sustainability Partners with Campus Bookstore on Local Food Access.

By Ariah Mitchell, Casella Climate Resilience Fellow

On campus at PSC, there are few options to purchase farm fresh or local grocery products. The Packbasket Bookstore has acted as a sort of convenience store on campus for quite some time, selling prepackaged snacks and drinks. Since our campus is 12 miles from town and about 6 miles from the closest market (Brighton Mini-Mart) and not all students have cars, access to fresh and affordable food can be an issue. According to a survey designed by Kevin McCarthy’s Fall 2022 class, students, faculty, and staff would like to be able to purchase organic, local food in the Packbasket. Mary Haskell, our new Bookstore Manager, is planning on a rebrand to do a better job of meeting the needs of the community both on-campus and off. The Bookstore will be partnering with the Center for Sustainability to make these goals a reality. 

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Monday, February 20, 2023

Paul Smith’s College VIC releases new mobile app that offers interactive trail map

Paul Smith's College VIC.

PAUL SMITHS- The Paul Smith’s College VIC announced the release of its new mobile app that provides an interactive trail map with location services for ease of use on trail system. Content development began in July 2022. App Released in BETA mode to the Public in August. The past two years have been a story of growth, particularly in terms of technology. In August, the VIC
announced a “soft launch” of its new mobile phone application, that would allow users to view their location on an interactive map and explore points of interest along the trails. The app was developed by Frameless Technologies, whose mission is to “create immersive engagement opportunities for innovative brands to attract clients, visitors, and talent.”

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Paul Smith’s College Clean Energy Certificate Approved by NYS Education Dept.

Paul Smith's College campus.

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.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Stephanie Tyski Joins Adirondack Watershed Institute and Lake Champlain Sea Grant as Science Fellow

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.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Mohawk Nation: Film screening and discussion

mohawk nation

Ganienkeh is the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974. Planned in collaboration with the Ganienkeh, this program focus on indigenous activism and current challenges to survival. This includes discussions of the process of cultural solidarity and creating innovative media practices.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tackle that “Adirondack Bucket List” this summer at Paul Smith’s

building a lean-to

Anyone who has ever spent a night camping in an Adirondack lean-to will be able to describe the joy of being woken up by the early morning sun accompanied by the fresh scent of balsam needles and the haunting call of loons. If you have ever come upon one of these unique three-sided structures deep in the backcountry and wondered how such a thing was constructed, or even fantasized about having one in your backyard, you are not alone. Building a proper lean-to requires a set of knowledge, skills, and experience that make it difficult for the average person to do on their own. The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) had remedied this by offering a full lean-to building class as part of our “Adirondack Bucket List” series.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

PSC, North Country students complete winter expedition in High Peaks

winter expedition

Students at Paul Smith’s College recently completed an eight-day winter expedition in the Adirondack High Peaks led by instructors in North Country Community College’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.

The two colleges partnered to offer these students an experience in North Country’s Winter Practicum course, which includes instruction in snowshoeing, skiing, mountaineering and backcountry camping.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Paul Smith’s College athletes named to World University Games team

Dolcie Tanguay, of Fort Kent, Maine, and Diego Schillaci, of New Paltz, N.Y., are student athletes at Paul Smith's and will compete in the biathalon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Paul Smith’s College and US Biathlon have announced that two student/athletes at the College of the Adirondacks have been named to the 2021 World University Games team.

Dolcie Tanguay, of Fort Kent, Maine, and Diego Schillaci, of New Paltz, N.Y., will compete in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Games are set for Dec. 11-21 in the Swiss city and the six cantons in the central region of the country. The event was delayed 11 months due to the pandemic.

“We are thrilled for Dolcie and Diego,” said Max Cobb, US Biathlon President and CEO. “The opportunity to compete with the top student biathletes from around the world is incomparable, and we know it will inspire them as well as being a tremendous educational experience. They will represent Paul Smith’s College and our country really well.”

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Paul Smith’s College celebrates 75 years

paul smithsPAUL SMITHS, N.Y. – The 75th anniversary of Paul Smith’s College is underway as the College of the Adirondacks celebrates its position as one of the iconic educational institutions in Northern New York.

Phelps Smith, son of (Apollos) Paul Smith who passed in 1937, founded the college through his bequest. It was his father Paul who built the Paul Smith’s Hotel in 1859, one of the first resorts in the Adirondacks. 

The college’s first class matriculated in 1946. Two and four-year degrees are offered in environmental sciences, hospitality, forestry, business, and a new Master’s degree in natural resource management rounds out the academic offerings. Most recently, it has committed to a sport and education initiative whereby PSC has developed official working relationships with USA Nordic and US Biathlon. Student/athletes in those sports can attend PSC, train right outside their dorm rooms, and simultaneously pursue an education. 

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

New facilities unveiled at Olympic Day celebration

Olympic DayPaul Smith’s College is an Official Sport and Education Training Center for US Biathlon and USA Nordic. The relationships have produced over 20 new enrollees in those sports at the college this fall. These student/athletes will be able to train on the Nordic trails virtually outside their dormitories.

This photo was taken at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s new refrigerated indoor push track for bobsled and skeleton, and was one of the many new facilities that were unveiled during ORDA’s Olympic Day celebration in Lake Placid on Thursday, June 24. Other highlights included the new refrigerated start facility at USA Luge and a new biathlon range.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

An Adirondack Engagement

engagedI remember our orientation day visit to Paul Smith’s College with our son RJ as he prepared to enter his freshman year as a Wildlife Sciences major there.

It was August 2017. RJ had been accepted into Paul Smith’s Wildlife Sciences program. He wanted to follow his grandfather’s footsteps and become a Forest Ranger. My wife and I were so proud.

We had visited the campus several times prior to that day.  RJ had fallen in love with it from the start. So had we, as his parents. Who wouldn’t? It was perfect. A small college campus nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, on the shore of a lake. A place where students could bring boats, kayaks & canoes, go hunting, hiking or fishing, study trees, fish & wildlife, learn to make maple syrup, where they could simply open their dorm room window and smell that cool mountain air balsam breeze.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Paul Smith’s College Makes ‘Graduation Guarantee’

Paul Smith’s College has announced “The Graduation Guarantee,” a program that allows students who do not graduate within four years to complete their required coursework with no additional tuition cost. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Sports and Event Panel Set For Paul Smith’s

collegiate decaPaul Smith’s College and its DECA chapter is set to host “Adventures in Top Tier Sport,” a panel featuring five sports and event management professionals, on Thursday, February 27th.

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