October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Do you know a Potsdam alum deserving of recognition?
Each year, the Alumni Association honors several alumni with Alumni Awards during Reunion Weekend in July.  It’s not too early to nominate a worthy individual.  The Deadline is February 1.  Click here for award descriptions and the nomination form.

SUNY Potsdam Job Fair
Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  We are currently inviting employers to participate by bringing their business and employment opportunities to Potsdam to help students and alumni in their job searches.  For further information, click here.

SUNY Potsdam has proudly launched a new and improved website.  Be sure to check it out!

On behalf of the Alumni Relations Office, Happy Holidays! 

College Headlines

475 SUNY Potsdam Students "Make a Difference" with 850 Volunteer Hours
When SUNY Potsdam and its students say they are committed to making a difference locally, regionally and nationally, they don’t mess around. Approximately 475 students contributed more than 850 hours – the equivalent of more than 35 days – of volunteer work during the College’s “Make a Difference Week.”  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Circle K Club: Making efforts that last
The Circle K Club at SUNY Potsdam was busy volunteering during the College’s “Make a Difference Week” right along side many other SUNY Potsdam students and organizations, but for Circle K, volunteering and making a difference is more than a week-long event. The members have committed to actively make a lasting impact in the community.  (Read more)

National survey consistently confirms SUNY Potsdam's academic excellence
According to the results of a recent national survey, seniors and first-year students rank SUNY Potsdam above public and private peer institutions for numerous academic and social opportunities as well as for engaging practices associated with high levels of learning and development.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam community gets QPR training to prevent suicides
Because suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students, SUNY Potsdam is taking a proactive approach to teach faculty, staff and students how to identify the warning signs of a potential suicide crisis and the methods that can be used to prevent it.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam student wins second place in national research competition
SUNY Potsdam junior Jeremiah Miller recently won second place for his research poster at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) National Research Conference in Atlanta, GA, in late October. Miller, a triple major in biology, community health and psychology, presented research he conducted over the summer at SUNY Stony Brook on chronic psychological stress.  (Read more)

Crane Candlelight Concerts to be broadcasted on WPBS-TV
The magical sounds of Potsdam’s annual holiday tradition, SUNY Potsdam’s Christmas Candlelight Concerts, can be relived this season as WPBS-TV broadcasts the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 performances. The broadcasts will feature the Crane Chorus and Crane Orchestra as well as special guests.  (Read more)

Greek fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
 For Make a Difference Week, 13 Greek houses participated in a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Psychology Club Holiday Fundraiser
The club manned stations at Giant Tiger and Wal-Mart in Potsdam and exceeded their totals from last year’s effort.  (Read more)

Friday's Historic Puck Drop at SUNY Potsdam
The Bears played RIT in their first home game of the season.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam’s Annual High School Science Lab Day
he Lab Day introduces high school students from throughout the North Country to geology, biology, chemistry and physics laboratory science at a college level and promotes the sciences as possible majors for college-bound students.  (Read more)

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Upcoming Events

December 10
CPS presents A Leahy Family Christmas
Show is in Hosmer Hall at 7:30 pm.  For further information, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.

December 13
Sherburne Community Chorus
Dr. Frackenpohl’s “Te Deum” “A Child this Day” and many more will be performed at 7:30 pm in the Sherburne-Earlville High School auditorium.

February 6
Bear Pride Night
Join us on campus at Maxcy Hall and enjoy an evening of Bears basketball, hockey, prizes, kids activities and 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.

Roger Ames ’67
Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration
December 19 & 20
Strathmore Performing Arts Center, Silver Springs, Ma

Michael Benedict ’79
December, 2008
CD release, “The Next Phase”

Ann Sotherdon Bunyan ’71
Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers Concert
December 21, 2:00 pm
Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO

Michael Cleary ’67
Poetry Reading
December 14, 2 pm
Crandall Public Library, City Park, Glens Falls, NY

Jason Emerson ’99
January, 2009
Book: Lincoln the Inventor

Sarah Millard Hedeen ’73
Acting in Dead Man Walking
Park Theatre, Detroit, Mi.

Directing: Once Upon a Mattress
January-February, 2009
Carli Theatre, Livonia, MI

Edward Tyler ’86
Central Connecticut State University Chorale-Winter Concert
December 5, 7:00 pm
South Church, New Britain, CT

Dr. Susan Udell ’57
Handbells with the Madison Symphony Orchestra
December 12 &13, 7:30 pm, December 14, 3:00 pm
Asbury Methodist Church, Madison WI

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