State University of New York at Morrisville

State University of New York at Morrisville

name = Morrisville State College

established = 1908
type = Public
president = Ray Cross
undergrad = 3,356
city = Morrisville
state = NY
country = United States
colors = Green, Black, Yellow
mascot = Mustang
affiliations = State University of New York
website = []

The State University of New York at Morrisville, also known as Morrisville State College or MSC, offers 18 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees at two campuses in Central New York: Morrisville and Norwich. Programs are offered in Agricultural Sciences and Manangement, Animal and Equine Science, Computer Information Technology and many more.

Campus layout

The Morrisville campus includes over 50 buildings spread across an area adjacent to US 20.

This includes 11 residence halls, split into 4 different locations:
* The "Indian Quad" includes Cayuga, Mohawk, Onondaga, and Oneida halls, and is located in the center of campus.
* The "Pond Quad" includes Helyar, Fountainview, Stewart, South, and West halls, and is located on the east side of campus. It is named for the Helyar Pond, which is overlooked by the dorms.
* East Hall, a quiet dorm that consists of small suites of rooms, is located in the northeast corner of the campus.
* The Morrisville Commons, a suite-style dorm built in 2006, is on the far south end of campus. The Commons is operated by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation, unlike the rest of the dorms. This allows them to have different rules, including allowing alcohol on the premises, which is not condoned on the rest of campus. A second dormitory similar to the Commons is currently being constructed.The academic buildings are spread out across the entire campus. The major buildings include:
* Charlton Hall, which primarily houses the School of Business.
* Galbreath Hall, used mostly by the School of Science and Technology.
* Marshall Hall, home to the School of Agriculture.
* Crawford Hall, containing most of the large lecture halls on campus and the School of Liberal Arts.

Other highlights include:
* The [ Automotive Technology building] , which includes classrooms and many large garages for student work in the Automotive program. An Automotive Performance center is scheduled to finish construction in Fall 2008. It will house automotive labs, classrooms and a body shop.
* The [ Equine Center] , located convert|3|mi|km away from campus, two 100–foot by 200–foot indoor riding arenas and an 80–foot by 264–foot indoor riding arena, as well as two 100–foot by 200–foot outdoor riding arenas. Four horse barns with 180 permanent stalls and numerous paddocks, pastures and turnout areas allow MSC to house over 300 horses on campus. In addition, MSC's equine facilities include of a convert|34000|sqft|m2|sing=on breeding and training facility, a draft and driving horse training facility, four hot walkers, riding trails and a half–mile college harness racing track.
* [ The Dairy Complex] , Features many state-of-the-art facilities on the campus of Morrisville State College. A freestall dairy complex was constructed in 2001. This new dairy facility houses 200 milking cows and is being used for teaching, demonstration, and student projects. It is equipped with an electronically-enhanced milking parlor and student-managed computer system. In addition, two heifer barns were recently constructed along with a new calf barn. In addition, the construction on a new show barn has just been completed. These facilities along with a plug-flow anaerobic digester for handling animal waste and producing electrical power provide a tremendous learning environment for MSC students.
* [ Horticulture Department] , features convert|10000|sqft|m2|abbr=on state-of-the-art greenhouses that feature tempered glass, automatic thermal/ shade curtains, convert|14|ft|m high to the gutters, computer environmental controls, Netafim pressure-compensated irrigation system, semiautomatic photoperiod control area, ebb and flood bench area, tropical foliage collection, hydroponic tomato production area, cut flower production area, orchid breeding stock, hibiscus grafting stock, and our pair of department mascot iguana! Other facilities include a Campus Flowershop and Floral Design Lab, Botany and Tissue Culture Lab, Landscape Design / Architecture Studio with 15 Computer-Aided Design Stations, High Technology Lecture Room, Soils / Production Preparations Area with Custom Root Media Mixing,Campus Arboretum, and Specialized Plants and Planting Areas.
* [ Natural Resource Facilities] , Morrisville State College Houses a Arboretum with over 100 native species, 5 dedicated environmental laboratories, Aquaculture facility, convert|800|acre|km2 of college forest property, Aquatic research vessel and mobile laboratory, Wildlife, fish and natural history museums, High technology forestry instrumentation, State of the art global positioning system (GPS) technology and geographic information system (GIS) software, 16 station natural resources GPS/GIS computer laboratory, On-campus ponds, streams, and natural areas, Heavy equipment including a log skidder, Crane lodge field station, Georgetown educational forest, Old growth forest Area, Owens farm wildlife management area, Nature trails
* [ The Copper Turret] , At Morrisville State College, students in hospitality programs have the opportunity to learn and work in a real-world environment in the college’s full-service restaurant, The Copper Turret. Located in the middle of the village of Morrisville, this historic structure was recently renovated to include a wireless classroom, learning kitchen and locker rooms. Students learn theory in class and then are able to use these skills in the restaurant, from buying and pricing food to preparation and serving. This up-close access to a working business is essential in preparing students for careers.
* [ Nelson Farms] , is Morrisville State College’s small-scale food processing center located convert|8|mi|km from the college in Nelson, N.Y. It serves New York farmers, small business owners and entrepreneurs in producing, packaging and marketing products. Currently, more than 250 clients produce 500+ products at the facility, with an average of 18,300 units produced per month. Clients’ products are carried in more than 1,000 retail outlets.

* The Campus also includes a Travel Agency and a Casino Lab for students.

Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation

The [ Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation(MAC)] provides dining and other services to the Morrisville campus. It is a privately owned corporation and as such, is not bound by the same rules that the State imposes on the SUNY schools themselves. MAC works closely with the campus, however, and enables the campus to offer some unique services to the students.

The dining areas on campus include:

*Seneca, located in the center of campus. Seneca features balanced and delicious meals through out the day. Students can choose freshly made deli sandwiches, hot entrées, soups, vegetables, an extensive salad bar, grill items, and hot specials. Some breakfast items are available all day.
*Mustang Alley is located in the Student Activities Building. There you can purchase a variety of salads, pannis, wraps, sandwiches and soups. Worlds fare rotates through a variety of ethnic choices: Mexican, Asian, Italian and Southern. 3rd Degree Grill offers burgers, Philly steaks, chicken quesadillas, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, etc. Brick Yard Pizza, where they make their own dough, offers slices and a small pizza. There is also a grab and go section of frozen entrées, Molly's choice ice cream, bottled soda, remade wraps and more.
* Smooth Jazzy Joz offers a variety of home baked goods, Green Mountain Coffee, smoothies, milk shakes and Molly's choice ice cream made right on campus. It is located in the Student Activities Building, right next to Mustang Alley.
* Pit Stop, currently located next to Seneca. Frequently referred to as "Laptop" by the students, it offers items similar to a convenience store. A variety of snacks, drinks, baked goods, and candy is available. A daily lunch special is also offered.
* Stix, located in the campus Ice Plex. Stix provides pizza, subs, and grill items and is the snack bar available for hockey games and other events at the Ice Plex.
* Norwich Quick Pic, located on the Norwich campus. Quick Pic offers items similar to Laptop Cafe, but for the Norwich students and staff on that campus.


Considered one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation (in the year 2001) for its ThinkPad program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace all phones in residence halls with individual cellular phones for students. [ [ Cellphones : Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation ] ]

On June 21, 2007, Morrisville State College announced the world's first large-scale implementation of a draft 802.11n wireless network. [ [ N.Y. state college takes the plunge, plans 11n WLAN rollout this summer - Network World ] ] [ [ 802.11n wireless LAN tests show 'unbelievable' results at state college - Network World ] ] The "n" radios are scheduled to be deployed in late September, roughly six weeks after the start of the fall semester. In the meantime, the campus will place a/b/g access points across campus.

The campus Computer Services department is currently deploying Thinkpad T61's to new students and others that qualify. Windows XP and Windows Vista is currently being deployed as the base operating system.

[ Center for Liquid Biofuels] The New York state senate awarded $4 million for the creation of the New York Center for Liquid Biofuels at Morrisville State College with a facility based in Cortland County. The grant for the center will help fund a biodiesel infrastructure in New York State through the construction of an oilseed crushing and biodiesel processing plant and extensive research in the use of biofuels and byproducts.

[ Anaerobic Methane Digester] Anaerobic digestion can minimize odor, generate biogas, and allow more effective nutrient use by crops. To realize the potential energy, environmental, and cost saving benefits of anaerobic digestion, farmers need information to evaluate the energy, labor, land, and equipment costs.

The anaerobic digester project at Morrisville State College involves the design and construction of a hardtop plug-flow digester. The digester will biologically treat dairy manure and other organic waste generated on campus to produce a stable effluent with improved physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. In the system, biogas (about 60% methane) will be produced, captured, and combusted to generate heat and power using a 50 kW engine generator set. A boiler that runs on either biogas or propane will also be used to heat water during the startup phase of the system and anytime the engine generator set is not running.

The methane digester system at Morrisville State College was designed by David Palmer at Cow Power, Inc. It is sized to treat manure from over 350 milking cows and generate about 300,000 kWh per year from the recovered biogas. The project is being funded by NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, with additional support through U.S. Representative John McHugh, and from the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office in Golden, Colorado.

The digester project at Morrisville State College will generate data on the effectiveness of an internal combustion engine for converting biogas to energy; will track and evaluate project data, costs, and benefits; and will be used in Morrisville State College's academic programs to transfer information to others considering anaerobic digestion systems. [ 10 kW Wind Turbine] In 2003, Morrisville State College installed a 10 kW wind turbine at its dairy complex. Power generated by the turbine reduces energy costs at the complex by an average of $100 per month. In addition, the wind turbine is used as a real-world laboratory for students in agricultural science, agricultural engineering and renewable resources degree programs.

[ 10 kW Wind Turbine] In 2003, Morrisville State College installed a 10 kW wind turbine at its dairy complex. Power generated by the turbine reduces energy costs at the complex by an average of $100 per month. In addition, the wind turbine is used as a real-world laboratory for students in agricultural science, agricultural engineering and renewable resources degree programs.

At the request of the company which produces the wind turbine, the college is conducting research which compares the wind performance data in the geographical area against the productivity of the windmill.

Local farmers may also take tours of the wind turbine and corresponding equipment and operational data to assist them in determining the feasibility of using a small wind turbine to assist in powering their operations.

[ Weather Station] A fully automated, self-contained weather station has been in operation at Morrisville state College since 2002. The weather station collects weather data which is used in support of various Morrisville State College projects, including alternative energy projects.

=Campus highlights= Morrisville State College

Morrisville State College is not your typical college. A unique mix of academic programs provides for a dynamic learning environment that attracts a variety of students, faculty and staff. The result is a culturally and intellectually diverse campus where students and facilitators are engaged in a great range of learning activities both in and out of the traditional classroom. Morrisville State College offers students a place not only to learn, but also to learn how to apply theiracquired knowledge in order to succeed after graduation. The village of Morrisville, home to MSC, is located in Central New York, about convert|30|mi|km from both Syracuse and Utica. Morrisville is a small town, however a bus on a major route arrives and departs campus twice each day. The campus is situated on convert|150|acre|km2 of land with more than 48 buildings, several athletic fields and convert|1000|acre|km2 of college-managed farm and woodland. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
*Is the home of the Morrisville State College Entrepreneurship Institute (MSCEI). MSCEI is one of the first college sponsored, non-profit organizations solely dedicated to bringing students and businesses together for the direct benefit of both.
*A new highlight and addition to the MSC campus is a 24-hour vending machine dubbed "Shop 24". While the machine is popular in Europe, MSC was the first college in the United States to adopt it. It offers a refrigerated section for milk, eggs and soda.
*Being an agricultural college as well, the school boasts both a working (and award winning) Dairy of Distinction dairy farm located a short distance from campus and an extensive complex of equine science-related facilities, including a horse-racing track, located a few miles away on a side road.
*The dormitory buildings are being rehabilitated one dormitory at a time. Windows are replaced, heating systems updated, and other work is being done. At least some of the rooms in the renovated dorms are being converted to "suite style" dorms, with multiple single rooms with common living areas.


* Morrisville is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
* Student Athletes have contributed to MSC's long standing success as an institution and have brought home a number of regional and national titles. MSC has also had many student athletes selected for post-season honors and All-Americans. Sports include Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Ice Hocey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Softball and Volleyball
* [ Facilities]
* John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities - houses the man gymnasium (capacity 1,200), a state of the art fitness center, a six lane pool with balcony seating, an auxiliary equipment/laundry room, athletic department staff offices and additional men's and women's locker rooms.
*The Fitness Center - features a variety weight training machines, treadmills, steppers, elliptical trainers, free weights, other aerobic machines and a hardwood aerobics room.
*The Pool - is the site of many organized water activities, including intercollegiate swimming and diving, recreational swimming, community swimming, instructional classes, and water aerobics
* The [ IcePlex] - houses two regulation-sized rinks ad serves as home ice for the men's hockey team. Several community organizations also call the IcePlex home. Within the twin-rink complex are classrooms that provide hand-on training, a first-aid room, 11 locker rooms, offices, a game room, pizza and sub shop and a pro shop. The IcePlex hosts hockey tournaments and hockey camps, as well as ice skating shows be the IcePlex Skating Club.
* The Recreation Center - is an artificial surfaced field house. Along with the full sized turf playing area the facility includes an indoor 200 meter turf track, laundry and equipment room, wresting room, and locker rooms and office for student athletes and coaches.
* Athletic Training Room - Full-Time athletic trainers are available to athletes for care and prevention of injuries. The New Athletic training room serves athletes daily needs as well as rehabilitative needs following an injury, and is equipped with a variety of whirlpools and strength equipment machines.
* Hamilton Hall - Morrisville State College touts three gymnasiums. Hamiton Hall serves as a facility for intramural activities.
* Outdoor facilities - The College features a synthetic 400 - meter track, six outdoor tennis courts, and many athletic fields for football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, softball, and a beautiful hiking/walking trail. A new football stadium is also being considered in the near future.

Norwich campus

The [ Morrisville State College Norwich Campus] also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango area residents and employers.

External links

* [ Morrisville State College]
* [ Norwich Campus]
* [ Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation]
* [ Copper Turret Restaurant]
* [ Morrisville State College Library]
* [ MSCEI]
* [ News of 802.11n network deployment]
* [ Article on First Test Results of 802.11n Equipment]


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