Transforming the Adirondacks into a high-school classroom

Go birding, explore the St. Regis Wilderness Area, track wildlife and discover the mysteries of Adirondack forests: These are some of the hands-on experiences waiting for high school students in the Adirondack Field Ecology program at Paul Smith's College.

Food entrepreneurship workshop in the works

Culinary, hospitality and business experts at Paul Smith's College have developed a tailored program to help budding entrepreneurs explore their ideas for food-related businesses. Open to the public and located on the Paul Smith's College campus, the "Foodpreneur" agenda includes creative workshops, practical instruction and professional feedback over the course of three days in July. Read more »

Paul Smith's College appoints Nicholas Hunt-Bull as provost

Paul Smith's College announced Tuesday that Nicholas Hunt-Bull will take the helm as provost on July 1.

Hunt-Bull will replace Richard Nelson, who has been named president of Nicolet College in Wisconsin.

"I'm very excited to serve as provost on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country," Hunt-Bull said. "I embrace Paul Smith's focus on career relevant majors and hands-on education and look forward to sharpening and expanding the college's tradition of excellence." Read more »

Paul Smith's College Stewardship Program training underway

Paul Smith's stewards in training

The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program kicked off its training Tuesday, May 19, with nearly twice as many stewards and a new proactive approach targeting the entire Adirondack Park. 

Area colleges announce student transfer agreements

Two area colleges have inked agreements that make four-year baccalaureate degrees more accessible for students in community college programs. Under the new agreements, students who earn certain two-year associate degrees at North Country Community College will be eligible to enter Paul Smith's College as recognized upperclassmen. Read more »

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to address Paul Smith's College graduates

StafanikU.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik will deliver the keynote address at the 68th Commencement exercises at Paul Smith's College Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m.

Students dish out service with a smile on Earth Day 2015

Paul Smith’s College students celebrate a successful Color Run 5K fundraiser as part of the Day of Service

Hundreds of Paul Smith's College students turned out for the second annual Day of Service on Earth Day 2015. 

Paul Smith’s Earth Day endeavor

Paul Smith’s College is cancelling classes this Earth Day, but students won’t take the day off – they'll fan out across the North Country to serve food and volunteer at several community groups and non-profit organizations.  Read more »

Don't miss SAM Fest this weekend at the VIC

Paul Smith's College will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style talks on Saturday, April 18, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. 

The event, known as SAM Fest – for science, art and music – will feature performances by North Country musicians and poets, presentations on Adirondack climate by faculty and students, exhibits of works by local artists and a showing of "The Resilient Ones," an award-winning documentary about North Country youth who are dealing with climate change.  Read more »

An innocent fish, wrongly accused?

The yellow perch has had a bad rap as an invasive species in the Adirondacks since the 19th century. But now, researchers at Paul Smith’s College are using DNA evidence to show that these fish might have been wrongly accused. 

Profs. Curt Stager, Lee Ann Sporn, Melanie Johnson and recent graduate Sean Regalado believe the perch might have arrived in Lower St. Regis Lake more than 2,000 years ago, plenty of time to be considered a native species. They published their findings in the scientific journal PLOS ONE last month.  Read more »


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