"Forest, Farm & Fork" event offers info on grants, loans

"Forest, Farm & Fork: An Opportunity Symposium" offers North Country business owners information on getting grants and loans for their businesses from the 2014 Farm Bill, as well as other private and New York State sources. Speakers, including U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, will discuss opportunities in forestry, agriculture, food production and tourism. Read more »


Noted Ecologist to Speak About Endangered Desert Tortoise

A noted ecologist will round off this spring's Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series Friday, April 18, at Paul Smith's College.  Read more »


College wins Tree Campus USA honor

Paul Smith's College has been named part of the Tree Campus USA program for the first time by the Arbor Day Foundation. The program honors colleges and universities that promote effective campus forest management and engage students, faculty and staff in conservation goals. Read more »


Paul Smith's Selected for Highly Competitive National Program

Paul Smith’s College is known for standing apart from traditional higher-education institutions, by leading the way in hands-on, experiential learning programs that propel students toward the college’s 90 percent job-placement rate. Now, Paul Smith’s is proud to announce that the four-year private college has been distinctively selected to participate in a national program to develop innovative, competency-based education (CBE) through the 2014 Breakthrough Models Incubator program of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC).  Read more »


Thanks for Giving Day

As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch. 


College, The Wild Center join on climate project

As climate change comes to the Adirondacks, how will it change our lives?

A $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and a Pennsylvania-based science-education center will help Paul Smith's College and The Wild Center answer that question by putting it to groups and individuals likely to see the change first. Read more »


Local ingredients in spotlight at bakery on March 6

North Country farms and food producers produce enough flour, eggs and other ingredients that a bakery could practically rely on suppliers from this region alone.

On Thursday, March 6, the student-run A.P. Smith's Bakery at Paul Smith's College will prove it. Read more »


"Dean of Fun" Snowshoe Mag's Person of the Year

Snowshoe Magazine recognized Athletic Director Jim Tucker for his contributions to the sport by awarding him the 2014 Cindy Brochman Memorial Person of the Year Award.

“Jim Tucker is likely the number one most important figure in the sport, though his modesty would keep him from agreeing to such a comment,” said Phillip Smith, senior editor at Snowshoe Magazine, in an article on the magazine's website. Read more »

Paul Smith's wins $500K EPA grant

The Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith’s College has won a $500,000 federal grant to help protect lakes and rivers from invasive species.

The grant, which was awarded from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, was announced last week.

“This award represents an investment in the future of water quality, biodiversity, and economic and community sustainability in one of our nation’s most cherished natural landscapes,” said Dr. Eric Holmlund, director of the Watershed Stewardship Program. Read more »


Alum leads $1M endowment with major matching gift

A $1 million campaign to endow a position for an internationally recognized climate expert at Paul Smith's College has been staked with a major matching gift.

Caroline Lussi, a 1960 graduate of Paul Smith's and a former college trustee, has offered a matching challenge of up to $500,000 to establish the college's first Endowed Chair in Lake Ecology and Paleocology, the first recipient of which will be Curt Stager. Read more »


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