October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

The cold and snow has covered our campus but have not deterred our positive spirit or good wishes to all!  Enjoy February and its offering of Valentine’s Day!

SUNY Potsdam Job Fair
There’s still time to join us on 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. All alumni and students are welcome to attend! 
For further information, click here.

Students Calling Alumni

 The Spring 2009 Phonathon efforts are underway, having begun on February 2. Our student callers look forward to speaking with you.  Celebrating your class reunion?  It’s a great time to contribute to your class gift! We appreciate your support.
To learn more about the Phonathon, click here.

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam's Winterim session offers a three week session & increases enrollment
SUNY Potsdam’s two-week Winterim session has always been a popular choice for hundreds of students to either catch up on credits, get ahead of the game or explore an area of interest, but now with an additional three-week offering, the enrollment has seen an increase.  (Read more)

Potsdam chemistry prof awarded $37K grant for research
SUNY Potsdam Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah recently received a grant from Research Corporation (Cottrell College Science Awards) in the amount of $36,925 to fund his project title “Relationships between Iron and Hydrogen Peroxide, Free Radical Formation, and Oxidative Damage in Recombinant Human and Bacterial Ferritins.”  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam student wins film award for documentary
SUNY Potsdam student Stephanie Russo, a senior art studio major from Hamburg, was recently awarded “Best Local Film” at the second annual North Country Film Festival held in Potsdam by the North Country Film Society.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam music professor turns artist: Wyse paints portrait of renowned musician Leon Fleisher
World-famous piano makers Steinway & Sons recently celebrated a special unveiling of a new addition to the Steinway Art Collection: a portrait of music legend Leon Fleisher painted by fellow Steinway artist Dr. Paul Wyse, associate professor of piano at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.  (Read more)

Madden elected to APA Board of Educational Affairs
Dr. Margaret E. Madden, provost and vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Potsdam, recently was elected to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Board of Educational Affairs.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's music prof to perform in title role at Lincoln Center
SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music associate professor of voice David Pittman-Jennings, a world-renowned baritone, will star in the tile role of Dallapiccola’s “Il Prigioniero” at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's redesigned web site more attractive & user friendly
If you can’t judge a book by its cover, can you judge a College by its Web site? Well, if the site is SUNY Potsdam’s completely redesigned pages, the judgment will likely be an astounding “Wow!”  (Read more)

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New Insurance Service for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
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Upcoming Events

February 14
Double Axel at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Make it a special Valentine’s Night!  Live music from 9 pm-1 am.

February 23
Albany Chapter Hosts a Politics Alumni Reception
This is your chance to catch up with former Politics professors, meet the new ones, and visit with SUNY Potsdam alumni!

March 9
United State Army Band and Chorus
Join Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier '75, commander and conductor at Crane.

March 14
Florida Chapter Annual Alumni Luncheon
Fun in the sun at Beachcomber Restaurant!

March 23
NYC Alumni Gathering
Listen, view, and be inspired by the work and dedication of SUNY Potsdam students and faculty.

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.

Michael Benedict ’79
CD Release Party
February 8, 6 pm
Palmer House Café, Main St. Rensselaerville, NY

Karen (Fuller) Buckley ’79
Turtlesinger T.A.L.E.S.
March 2
Avalon, New Jersey

Don Egry ’59
Jazz Trio Performance
February-April, Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Mojo Grill, Rte 376, Fishkill Plains, NY

Kit Fallon ’77
Acoustic Fold Performance with Wastrels
February 12, 7-9 pm
Gridley Inn, Waterloo, NY

Peter Fusco ’71
Books published

Jonathon Geffner ’81
Good Dog Nigel-acoustic duo
February 6, pm
National Underground, NYC

Rich Holly ’78
Book published

Patti (Smith) Newsted ’75
Whatcom Wind Ensemble
March 18, 7 pm
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Schuyler Rhodes
Pastsor in Residence
March 2-7
Drew University, Madison, NJ

Leigh Harder Trifari
“Jaded Love” A Caberet to benefit “Choral Chameleon”
February 12, 9:30 pm
The Duplex, Christopher St at 7th Ave, NYC

Kristian Truelsen ’76
“The Man Who Shot Chance Delaney”
February 26- March 7
Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

“Ah, Wilderness!”
April 23-May 23
Chemainus Theatre Festival, Chemainus, BC

Jamie Ware ’07
“As Bees in Honey Drown”
February 20-28
Midland Center for the Arts, Little Theater, Midland, MI

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