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Smith's College Receives
Paul Smith's College Pres. George Miller (left)
and Rob Grant Pres.
Internet Gift From Rob Grant
PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smiths College announced
today that they have received a significant gift in the form of educational domain
names designed to drive Internet traffic to their PaulSmiths.edu web site.
gift was made by Rob Grant of Rob Grant & Associates in Saranac Lake.
Grant has worked closely with the college since 1999 exploring and developing
a unique online network of educational web sites through his internet consulting
domains are extremely powerful and very intuitive," said Mr. Grant. "They
represent important generic industry brands in various academic fields that are
the focus of the Paul Smiths curriculum." These domain names include the
to a recent survey conducted by the nations largest educational directory "Petersons
Educational Guide", over 35% of all U.S. students actively used the Internet
to search for schools and apply online. Consulting firm CollegeNet estimates that
over 50% of all international students search for schools and apply directly online.
As the Internet has continued to grow worldwide, online admissions has become
an essential tool for any school hoping to compete globally for prospective applicants.
For an organization like Paul Smiths college, controlling such important educational
domains means that Paul Smiths now becomes the electronic destination for any
student anywhere in the world who conducts a search by typing in any one of these
As Paul Smiths continues
to grow and expand from a 2-year college to a 4-year institution, its goal is
to raise enrollment from 800 students currently to over 1,100 students by the
year 2005. In order to accomplish such an ambitious task the internet will play
an increasingly pivotal role as Paul Smiths competes with other academic institutions
from around the globe to attract students to the Adirondacks.
on the recent gift to the college, Paul Smith president George Miller noted that
"as the colleges web presence continues to evolve, the addition of
these valuable domains will enhance that presence in many significant ways. This
gift will be used to direct prospective students and other interested parties
to the colleges web site, thereby helping to increase enrollment and build awareness
of our institution. Such a gift is deeply appreciated as we continue to seek better
ways to serve our students as well as the greater Adirondack community."
Mr. Miller also thanked Rob Grant for "his continuing support of our work
at PSC and in making a difference in the future of Paul Smiths College".
here for The Paul Smiths College Website
Adirondacks.com and the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Centers announce
new internet partnership designed to showcase the visitor centers in Paul Smiths
New York State Adirondack Park Agency operates the Visitor Interpretive Centers
in Paul Smiths and Newcomb.Open
year-round, the facilities serve the 6 million-acre Park as
environmental education and traveler orientation centers.
The Paul Smiths and Newcomb
centers were opened in 1989 and 1990,
respectively, and have served more
than a million people.
Both facilities offer miles
of scenic, surfaced trails that feature signage explaining the local ecology.
Winter in Paul Smiths sees the system adapted for cross-country skiing, while
the Newcomb Center loans snowshoes to winter visitors who wish to explore trails
Indoor exhibits on natural
history are complemented by regular showings of
on the park. Youngsters will find "touch tables,"
games and puzzles to spark
their interest in the regions's animals, insects and plants.
first Native Species Butterfly House reopens every June at the
VIC at Paul
Smiths. Observe butterflies in all stages of development as well as
larval food and nectar plants from 10 am to 4 pm through Labor Day.
From lectures on bear behavior,
orienteering classes, maple sugaring outings,
and packbasket weaving workshops,
the Interpretive Centers offer more than
150 public programs annually, many
of them free. Summers at the Centers
feature regularly scheduled interpretive
trail walks, the Junior Naturalists series,
astronomy classes, evening explorations
at Newcomb and live birds of prey
sessions at Paul Smiths and Newcomb.
Environmental education is
a priority at the Interpretive Centers.
With the support of a private, non-profit
organization called the
Adirondack Park Institute Inc., the two facilities
Hudson Headwaters River Watch, a wide variety of on-site and
off-site school programs and Stalking Science Teacher Training Workshops.
Classes from throughout the northeast have participated in the residential
education program titled "Life in the Woods," co-sponsored by the
Center, the State College of Environmental Science and
Forestry and the Adirondack
Friendly staff and volunteers
knowledgeable about the Adirondack Park
are eager to help visitors find places
to stay, eat and enjoy all the Park
has to offer ó recreational activities
such as skiing, canoeing and hiking,
museums and other attractions, concerts
and plays and annual events
such as the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
centers are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm year round,
and Christmas. Admission is free.
The center in Paul Smiths is on Route 30,
12 miles north
of Saranac Lake, phone: 518-327-3000; the center in
is located on Route 28N, 14 miles east
of Long Lake, phone: 518-582-2000.
To visit the Paul Smiths and Newcomb Visitor
Interpretive Center's website: click