October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Reunion Weekend 2008
 Reunion 2008 is almost here! There is still time to register! Come and enjoy classmates, faculty, and the beautiful campus!  There are fun-filled events scheduled all weekend-come and be a part of it all!  Reunion registration is underway and can be found online. Also, check out who’s coming to Reunion 2008! Click here for details.

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Check out our recent event photos!
SUNY Potsdam Swim Reunion
Brock McElheran Celebration & Commemorative Concert
Albany and Double Axel


College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam student takes third in national video contest
SUNY Potsdam junior Matt Williams of New Hyde Park turned his interest of short films into a third place win in the national “I Heart Tap Water Student Video Contest” for his entry “Take Back the Tap.”  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam signs art agreement with Clinton Community College                 
SUNY Potsdam will now offer a “two plus two” program with Clinton Community College for students who are interested in earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio.  (Read more)

Potsdam student awarded “Best in Show” at SUNY Exhibition
SUNY Potsdam studio art major Laura A. Murphy of Canton recently earned a “Best in Show” award from the Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition for her work “Life in a Moldy Cup of Coffee.” (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam students contribute to a forum on global governance at the UN
Three SUNY Potsdam students were among 300 students selected from across the world to participate in a Global Governance Forum at the UN in New York City in April. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Admissions Professionals earn SUNYCAP honors
The State University of New York College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP) awarded SUNY Potsdam personnel two admissions achievement awards and two honorable mentions at the recent conference held in Rochester.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's BearTracker features more than 2,100 opportunities for students
Since its implementation approximately a year ago, SUNY Potsdam’s BearTracker, a Web-based system that allows students and employers to post information about themselves in hopes of finding solid matches, has more than 2,100 opportunities available for students.  (Read more)

Susan Kimball endows scholarship for Crane School percussionists in memory of her son
Susan Kimball of Clay, mother of the late SUNY Potsdam student Jeffery Kimball, has endowed a scholarship to benefit SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music students majoring in percussion, as her son did.A recipient of the Jeffery Kimball Memorial Alley Scholarship will be named in the spring semester of each academic year. To be eligible, a student must be a junior who is enrolled in The Crane School of Music as a declared percussion major.  (Read more)


College Headlines

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New Insurance Service for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
The Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of an alumni program with Liberty Mutual. To learn more about alumni discounts on your auto, home or renters insurance, visit www.libertymutual.com/lm/potsdam or call 1-800-524-9400

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Upcoming Events

July 10-13
REUNION WEEKEND 2008
Another fun-filled weekend is planned for alumni and friends returning to campus to celebrate their reunions.

July 10
SUNY Potsdam Bear Pride Council meeting
Meeting in support of Potsdam Athletics

July 18
CPS Ballet Performance
Rebecca Kelly’s ballet performance in Dunn Dance Theatre. 
www.cpspotsdam.org

Sunday, July 27
Kiss Me Kate, featuring Lisa Vroman ’79 at the Glimmerglass Opera
Gather with alumni, friends and Lisa following the performance. July 29-August 2
July 29-August 2

CPS presents, My Fair Lady
Nightly and Saturday matinee.
www.cpspotsdam.org

August 16
CPS presents, Robin Hood
Missoula Children’s Theatre in Snell Theater. 
www.cpspotsdam.org

August 19-21
SUNY Potsdam Student Leadership Conference
Keynote speaker, Ray Agnew ’80

Thursday, August 21
Finger Lakes Wine Tasting Event
Casa Larga Vineyards Winery will be hosting Rochester alumni and friends at this event.

September 11
SUNY Potsdam Scholarship Golf Tournament
In support of Potsdam Scholarship Fund
http://www.potsdam.edu/golfclassic/

September 26-28
Special Weekend in Memory of Sandy Feldstein
All students, friends and colleagues of the late Sandy Feldstein are invited to Potsdam for this very special weekend.


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.

Glen Anderson
Live Band Performances
Various times in July
Orange County California
GDAPOTSDAM@aol.com

Steve Fry ’69
Annie & the Hedonists
Various times in July
Various locations in Northeast
http://home.nycap.rr.com/anniehedonists/

Jonathon Geffner ’81
Acoustic Performance
July 2 at 9:00 pm
Gizzi’s Coffee, NYC

Brian Goldman ’97
Directing Long Island Choral Festival Youth Choir
July 20-25
Adelphi University, Garden City NY
www.lichoralfest.org

Dorothy Olson ’73
Historical Dance Workshop at Amherst Early Music Festival
July 5-13
Connecticut College, New London, CT
http://www.amherstearlymusic.org/

Donnalyn Shuster ’78
Art Circles workshop
Various times
Herkimer County


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