October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

A Celebration of the Life of Joe Sarnoff will be Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the Barrington Student Union MPR.  We invite you to join Joe's family and the College community as we celebrate the life and contributions of Joe Sarnoff.  Learn more.

Are you or someone you know interested in pursuing a Computer Science degree?  SUNY Potsdam's Computer Science Leadership and Practice Scholarship Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  This four year project provides scholarships for needy students who transfer from SUNY Community Colleges into the Computer Science program.  Learn more.

Attention SUNY Potsdam Grads, take advantage of BearTracker-it's free and it works!  Our Career Planning Office will connect your resume with employers who are seeking your academic background.  Your resume will be sent to full-time job openings based on the selection you make in your profile.  Click here then click on "Alumni Job Search".  Create a profile, if you need assistance contact alumni@potsdam.edu.

Experience is what makes us evolve, become a BearTracker Mentor to our students!  Sign up online or contact alumni@potsdam.edu

Mark your calendars!  Reunion 2010 is July 8 -11th!  Here's your opportunity to enjoy the beautiful north country summer and catch up with old friends!  Townhouses are available for a full week this year.  Visit Reunion 2010, updates are made regularly!

The Racquette-SUNY Potsdam's Student-run Newspaper since 1927, is now available online @ www.theracquette.com.  Sign up to receive weekly editions or search for past issues!

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam Wins Awards for its Recruiting Materials, Web Site
SUNY Potsdam has been recognized for excellence in design in its admissions materials and Web site by a national publication. The College recently received four awards in the 25th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.  (Read more)

Athletes Increase Breast Cancer Awareness
Although the SUNY Potsdam Bear's basketball season may be over, the fight against breast cancer continues. In February, the SUNY Potsdam men's and women's basketball teams swapped their warm-up shirts for pink ribbon breast cancer t-shirts to raise awareness of the fight against this disease.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The Corporation for National and Community Service named SUNY Potsdam to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities. The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Receives $573,370 National Science Foundation Grant
SUNY Potsdam's Department of Computer Science has been awarded a $573,370 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help community college students complete their bachelor's degrees at the College.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Debuts First Theatre Education Degree Program in the State
SUNY Potsdam has become the first college in the State University of New York to offer a theatre education program. Since the College unveiled the new Bachelor of Arts degree late last semester, 10 students have already applied to join. The theatre education major represents a unique partnership between the College's School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Education and Professional Studies.  (Read more)

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Upcoming Events

April 9
Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks Benefit
All are welcome to this special celebration! .

April 21-24
Campus Festival:  Footprints in the North Country: Pathways on the Planet
The goal is to examine the footprints that we make here in the North Country ecologically, socially, scientifically, philosophically, educationally and artistically, and, when appropriate, examine how these have a positive, productive impact on the rest of the world.

May 21
Party in the Plaza
The Alumni Association invites you to celebrate our graduates in the Minerva Plaza from 4 - 6 p.m. 

June 2-5
NERM 2010
The 37th North East Regional Meeting (NERM 2010) of the American Chemical Society will take place on the SUNY Potsdam campus.  It will be hosted by the Northern New York section of the ACS. Our theme is "Chemistry for a Sustainable World." Please join us! 

August 7
Day At The Races in Saratoga
Join us for an exciting day at the racetrack in Saratoga! 

August 8
Great Escape SUNY Potsdam Day
This is sure to be a fun filled family day you won't want to miss! 

Out and About

Are you performing in a concert; giving a reading; leading a seminar or participating in anything else that you might want alumni in your area to know about?  Let us know!  Fill out the online submission form now.

Russ Kassoff '74
Conductor/Pianist for the Twyla Tharp Broadway Musical "Come Fly Away"

Leslie Lloyd Scholtz
Outreach Concert
April 24, 3 p.m.
Plattsburgh Methodist Church

Donnalyn (Eaton) Shuster '78
Bedazzled-Hands on Introduction to Beaded Jewelry Workshop
April 15, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD

"A Line or Two About Van Gogh" Workshop
April 17, 4 p.m.
National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD

Rosemary Callard-Szulgit '68
Author Talk & Book Signing
April 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Barnes and Noble New Hope Commons Durham, NC

Lisa Vroman '79
"VOX 2010" with the NYC Opera
May 1
"A Sunday Afternoon at the Opera", benefit for the Marcello Giordani Fdtn.
St John the Evangelist Church, NJ

May 22
Grand Opening Gala Weekend-Hylton Performing Arts Center with Conductor, Anthony Maiello, former Crane faculty member
Prince William Campus of George Mason University

Matt Warren '05
Awarded the Young NYS Choral Conductor of the Year

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