June 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

The Alumni Office is accepting last minute registrations for Reunion Weekend 2007. Check out the Reunion website and make plans to be a part of the fun.

As we move into July, we extend our best wishes for a safe and happy summer!

College Headlines

DiGiovanna named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Dr. Joseph DiGiovanna, SUNY Potsdam professor of philosophy, to the rank of distinguished teaching professor.  (Read more)

Internship Scholarships
Three SUNY Potsdam students recently received $1,000 internship scholarships for the summer 2007 session.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Department of Anthropology Celebrates 50 Years
SUNY Potsdam's Department of Anthropology recently kicked off a yearlong celebration signifying the department's 50 years of academic development, excellence and success at the College. (Read more)

Two Potsdam biologists receive Hill Funding
Drs. Glenn Johnson and Jason Schreer, SUNY Potsdam Department of Biology faculty members, have received funding for research projects from the Robert J. Hill ’77 Endowment for Environmental Science. The endowment, established by Hill, a SUNY Potsdam alumnus, supports the investigation of and solutions to environmental challenges facing the Adirondack and St. Lawrence Valley regions. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam prof co-authors groundbreaking amphibians and reptiles book
SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Glenn Johnson has co-authored the recently released book “The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State Identification, Natural History, and Conservation” and all royalties from the sale of the book will be used to support conservation efforts for amphibians and reptiles.  (Read more)

Dr. Madeja receives MENC Excellence in Teaching Award
SUNY Potsdam recently presented the MENC Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor James Madeja of Potsdam. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's 2007 Reunion Weekend set to be fun for all
Preparations for SUNY Potsdam’s annual Reunion Weekend are in high gear and the event, scheduled from Thursday, July 12, to Sunday, July 15, promises to be the best yet. All SUNY Potsdam alumni and friends are invited to join in the festivities.  (Read more)

Community Performance Series produces musical review from the fabulous fifties
Only at SUNY Canton’s Kingston Memorial Theater can you catch the wonderful musical, “The Taffetas: A Musical Journey through the Fabulous Fifties.” (Read more)

Potsdam is first SUNY school to host Camp College
SUNY Potsdam has the distinction of being the first SUNY institution to host the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling Camp College, which will take place July 20 to July 22. The camp serves 150-200 under-represented high school students in New York State and encourages them to pursue a higher education. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Revetta/NYPA Lab to be dedicated
A new geophysics lab in Timerman Hall designed for teaching and research that includes computer workstations, plotters and a seismograph will be officially dedicated in honor of SUNY Potsdam Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Frank Revetta who has taught geology at the College for more than 42 years, and the New York Power Authority, which donated $50,000 in support to establish the lab. (Read more)

Showcasing college history: SUNY Potsdam unveils new Mary E. English Commons SUNY Potsdam will unveil its new Mary E. English Commons, a permanent exhibit area designed to showcase SUNY Potsdam’s rich history and traditions dating back to the founding of the St. Lawrence Academy in 1816, in a special ceremony on Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in Satterlee Hall. (Read more)

Upcoming Events

Follow the links for further information…. You can even register online!

July 12-15
Reunion Weekend 2007, Potsdam, NY
Registration is underway... register online today!

August 3
Weekday Summer Luncheon, Albany, NY
Join other alumni in the capitol region for this lovely summer event.

September 8
Rochester Chapter hosts Double Axel, Rochester, NY
Be sure to join fellow Rochester alumni for what has become an annual event!  Details coming soon!

September 11
Scholarship Golf Classic, Potsdam, NY
Support scholarships at SUNY Potsdam at this annual fun-filled tournament.

Complete Schedule of Events

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 and we’ll include it in our e-newsletter!  Fill out the online submission form now.

Roger Ames '67
New England Premiere: REQUIEM FOR OUR TIME
November 9, 2007
Old North Church, Boston, MA
Conducted by Jeffrey Rink, Artistic Director, and Boston Pro Musica. Poetry by Anne Sexton, with the Latin Requiem text. Written for Large Chorus, Orchestra, and soprano and baritone soloists

Performance: EN MIS PALABRAS
July 17, 2007 3 PM
Central City, Colorado
Commissioned by Central City Opera, with a special performance in Central City on the occasion of the opera company's 75th Anniversary.

Steve Fry '69
Concerts - Annie & the Hedonists
See website for locations and dates through this fall.

Dimitri Pittas '99
Performing Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth
November 2007,
The Metropolitan Opera

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