MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — 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, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 30.  During the worldwide event, participants are given a central theme and just 48 hours to create a video or board/card game.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Architectural studies & design students combined their skills and talents to build life-size person pods during a semester-end project that turned classroom lessons into real-world experience.  Teams of students in Professor Brian J. Kelly’s Architectural Design 1 class congregated in the lobby of the Sheila Johnson Design Center to construct three full-sized model person pods, a project that took them through sketch and design phase to full-scale framing and modeling on a $75 budget.
Seven members of the New York State University Police at SUNY Morrisville were recently recognized by the SUNY Police Chiefs Association, receiving 2021 University Police Awards. Honored with Professional Service Awards for their outstanding service are: lieutenants James McCartney and Philip Netzband and police officers Stephen Leuthauser, Tyler Morgan, Cody Welch, Luke Learned and Nicole Wright. Officers Wright, Morgan and Welch are all SUNY Morrisville alumni.
Two SUNY Morrisville equine students wrapped up an exciting internship at the college’s western barn, which enabled them to participate at Central New York Reining Horse Association (CNYRHA) shows and take home numerous awards. Victoria Epstein, of Liberty, and Lindsey Eberle, of Holbrook, competed in the Green Reiner 1 and Green Reiner 2 classes to accumulate points for year-end awards, both through the CNYRHA Club and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).
A new Bachelor of Technology degree in game programming is among the latest in SUNY Morrisville’s academic lineup. The first of its kind in the SUNY system, the experiential program provides students with a grounding in information technology concepts with an emphasis on game programming.
SUNY Morrisville made another move toward clean energy with the grand opening of its new Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center. Students, faculty and staff, along with industry partners and VIPs, gathered to celebrate at the new $16 million, 30,000-square-foot applied learning technology building, which houses the college’s renewable energy, agricultural engineering and diesel technology programs. Students started taking classes in the building this semester.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been recognized again for its excellence with numerous listings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, receiving high marks as a Best Regional College and Top Social Mobility College.    The annual report ranks colleges and universities nationwide according to their performance on diverse measures of academic quality. Regional universities and regional colleges are divided and ranked in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West. 
In addition to great food, eye-opening exhibits and commercial attractions, fairgoers once again got an up-close view at SUNY Morrisville’s innovative programs, one-of-a-kind learning and alluring draft horses during this year’s Great New York State Fair.   Faculty and staff stirred up interest during Agricultural Education Days, providing information about the college’s exciting academic programs and innovative learning going on inside and outside of SUNY Morrisville classrooms.  
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Before they go out into the field to study reptiles and amphibians, students in Associate Professor Eric Diefenbacher’s Herpetology class get an indoor lesson in how to safely handle them. A table lined with frogs, lizards and snakes in captive tanks set the scene for one of his first classroom lessons this semester, a real-life learning exercise for students who will venture out to study the creatures in their natural habitat in the coming weeks.  
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville automotive professor Ron Alexander, of Fair Haven, spent part of his summer polishing his skills training Mopar dealer technicians at the Mopar Training Center in Rochester.  Alexander, associate professor of automotive technology, assisted with training of a new diagnostic lab scope, which is being implemented in dealership service departments.