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Racquette Archives!
The College Archives and Special Collections and the Crane Archives is available for use. SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, and staff may have access to our collections, as well as anyone outside the college community.  The State University College at Potsdam traces its roots back to the St. Lawrence Academy, founded in 1816 by land agent Benjamin Raymond.  (Read more)

The Racquette 1927 - 2009

Current Issues of Racquette

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College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam Alumni & Friends Come Through: College Exceeds Annual Fundraising Goal in Tough Times
Through the generosity of alumni and friends, SUNY Potsdam exceeded its 2009-10 fundraising goal, raising more than $2.6 million to support student scholarships and educational infrastructure at the College.  "I am extremely proud to announce that we have not only met but exceeded our goal for charitable giving to the College this year. In the face of uncertain economic times, the dedication and devotion of our alumni and friends, as well as our faculty and staff, continually leaves me awestruck with gratitude," said SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Camps Create Opportunity for Area Youth
SUNY Potsdam's Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation (CLEAR) continues to be a hub of activity for kids this summer, with many summer camp opportunities for young athletes, performers and princesses alike.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Students Choose Honors Professor of the Year
After receiving a healthy amount of feedback - some of it rather grumbling -about the difficulty of the reading selections for his spring semester course, Dr. John McGinness, an associate professor of music theory at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, was surprised to learn that he had been selected as the 2010 Distinguished Honors Professor of the Year.  (Read more)

After Drive, SUNY Potsdam Senior Donates Marrow to Sick Girl
A SUNY Potsdam student is about to give one little girl a gift that could save her life. Rosie Shrout, a senior psychology major from Rochester, N.Y., will undergo a procedure on Tuesday to extract bone marrow to donate to an 11-year-old girl who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Receives Gift from Corning to Promote Literacy
SUNY Potsdam's Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center recently received a grant to support its work mentoring North Country children. Joseph Neubert, plant manager for Corning Inc. in Canton, presented the donation from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to the literacy center.  (Read more)

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Upcoming Events

September 18
Double Axel at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, NY
Save the date and get out your dancing shoes, this will be a blast from the past!  Learn More

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.

S. Lynn Shane '84
Opera Harvest Gala
September 26
Hamilton, MA

Lisa Vroman '79
"Help Is On The Way" Benefit for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation
August 15
Herbst Theatre, San Fransisco, CA

"Strauss To Sondheim"
August 22
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

Performance with The CPS Orchestra
September 25
Helen Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam

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