Interested in making a game and being part of a global experiment in creativity? SUNY Morrisville is once again serving as a host site for Global Game Jam®, the world’s largest game jam event, taking place Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. During the worldwide event, participants are given a central theme and just 48 hours to create a video or board/card game. During the fast-paced “jam session” teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers and gamers throughout the world are given a chance to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design.
SUNY Morrisville has added a Bachelor of Technology degree in agricultural science to its program lineup. The new bachelor’s degree, which launches in Fall 2023, enables students to choose from four specialty tracks: dairy management, agronomy, livestock management, and agricultural outreach and education. “Students can diversify their studies with the new degree, which offers a wide breadth of courses within agriculture, along with a set of core courses common across all four tracks,” said Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, associate professor of agricultural science.
High upon a hill overlooking the SUNY Morrisville campus, students, faculty and staff are working long before the sun rises. Some are milking cows in the college’s high-tech milking parlor, while others are recording data on computers, pushing feed and performing other necessary tasks.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville kicked off its Campaign for Morrisville in grand fashion, receiving a $100,000 pledge from college President David Rogers and his wife, Associate Professor Jan Rogers. Their donation provides an important incentive to generate increased funds through the $15 million comprehensive campaign, the first in Morrisville’s history, to fund more than 40 initiatives in the four pillar areas of academic opportunities, student support, scholarships and operational improvements.
It’s a monumental day in SUNY Morrisville’s history as the college announced its first master’s degree in Food & Agribusiness (FAB). The fully online, two-year degree prepares professionals for careers throughout the food system, drawing from agricultural economics, food marketing, supply chain management, organizational management, econometrics, agriculture and food regulation, and more, all tailored to the special problems that food businesses face.
SUNY Morrisville Conservation Tri-Society (CTS) club members were recently busy doing service activities at Camp Kingsley for the Leatherstocking Council’s scouting programs. The students evaluated an area for invasive plant removal, refloated a dock that had been pinned by a beaver-felled tree, laid out a new trail and conducted trail maintenance. Their advisor onsite was Professor Brendan Kelly ’93, an Eagle Scout who was a camp counselor in his youth at Camp Kingsley.
Suzan Harkness is the new Provost at SUNY Morrisville, beginning Jan. 9, 2023. Harkness comes to SUNY Morrisville with more than two decades of experience in higher education, most recently as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Assessment at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland. In that role, she is responsible for academic operations, student success and retention, institutional accreditation and assessment, policy development and online learning.
SUNY Morrisville’s annual Autumn Review Sale, “Magic of Morrisville,” is Friday, Oct. 14. The sale, run by the SUNY Morrisville Dairy Club, starts at 7 p.m. at the college’s former draft horse barn at 5000 Hart Road, near the Arnold Fisher Dairy Complex off of Eaton Street. The sale features 43 live lots up for consignment plus an embryo lot and semen lot. View the sale catalog and bid at cowbuyer.com auction website, http://www.hoskingsales.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/MSCAutumnReview/.
Dylan Rees, a student in SUNY Morrisville’s technology management bachelor’s degree program, is spreading his disc golf talent to the community. Instead of a usual internship, Rees launched a startup business, Flying Mile Disc Golf, as part of his entrepreneurship practicum in associate professor Tom Pilewski’s class. Rees’s business offers course design, individual lessons, merchandise sales and tournament planning and operations, including running events on-location.
SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich Campus was a great start for Zan Stewart and he is on track to do great things. Stewart, a native of Norwich, New York, graduated from Norwich High School in 2015 and then took a gap year, living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, before returning to his hometown and enrolling at SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich Campus, where he graduated with his degree in human services in 2019.