October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Reunion Weekend 2008
Plan now to reconnect with old friends and classmates!  Watch for Reunion materials in the spring issue of Potsdam People.

Note Regarding Alumni Email Accounts
Student e-mail accounts are permanently activated, even after graduation!  Nearly every student account dating back to 1999 is active.  Recent graduates therefore, do not need to request a lifetime account as their account is still active.  Email the alumni office for more information at alumni@potsdam.edu.

If you graduated before 1999 and would like to request an account, click here!

Check out our February Event Photos!
North Country Teacher Happy Hour, Ogdensburg

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam alumni publication wins merit award from international organization
SUNY Potsdam’s alumni magazine “Potsdam People” recently took home a merit award from the prestigious “Admissions Marketing Report” Admissions Advertising Awards.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Business Team wins first place in competition
The SUNY Potsdam team won first place at the inaugural Business Ethics Case competition held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmetsburg, Maryland. (Read more)

Vocal innovator speaks with SUNY Potsdam students
Bobby McFerrin, one of the world’s best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, spoke to SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music students about his career and inspirations before he and Voicestra, his interactive touring group of 12 singers, took the stage as part of The Community Performance Series Guest Artist Series. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction
The Corporation for National and Community Service named SUNY Potsdam to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam freshman applications indicate another banner year ahead
With approximately 4,300 applications expected this year from prospective freshmen, SUNY Potsdam is on track to have another banner admissions year similar to the largest admissions numbers in 25 years the College saw for the fall 2007 semester.(Read more)

Crane Opera Ensemble to present English world premiere
A taste of England will be part of this year’s Opera Ensemble performance as visiting professor Garth Bardsley brings the world premiere of the original musical he is writing with fellow Englishman, Ben Parry, to the stage. (Read more)

Massena Town Councilman and local businesssman John M. Wicke appointed to Potsdam College Council
Massena Town Councilman and General Manager of the Penski, Inc. John M. Wicke has been appointed by New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer to serve on SUNY Potsdam’s College Council for a five-year term.(Read more)

SUNY Potsdam research reveals how animals act within groups
Most of us have seen those little water beetles that gather on the surface of area lakes and ponds, but what we may not realize is these little insects can tell us about how other animals such as birds, fish and even humans, act together in a group.(Read more)

College Headlines
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

Thursday, March 27
New York City Alumni Event
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Displays, student, performances and more celebrating the fine arts, theatre, dance and music.

Friday, April 11
Washington DC Alumni Event
Join Potsdam alumni and friends on Capitol Hill for an Irish Pub happy hour! 

April 18-20
Potsdam Brass Quintet’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Join past and present members as they celebrate 40 years of dedication to brass music.

Saturday, April 19
Swim Team Reunion
Join former swimmers and coaches for this reunion in Potsdam.  Email the Alumni Office for more information!

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.

Joshua D. Dallaire ’05
FIRST Robotics Competition
February 28, 29, and March 1
Verizon Wireless Arena

Dr. Jim Hudson ’53
Solo Recital
Sunday, March 30 at 8 pm
Grace UM Church, Corning, NY

Lenny LaPinta ’83
Grease and other shows
Broadway, NYC

Steve Meehan ’75
June 18, 8 pm
Carnegie Hall, NYC

Frances Coan Roberts ’64
Performance with Canadian Brass
Friday, April 18, 8 pm
Tilles Center of LI University, CW Post Campus

Donnalyn Eaton Shuster ’78
A Line or Two about Van Gogh
Thursday, March 27, 7 pm
NAEA Convention, New Orleans Hilton

Art with a Message-Introducing Conceptual Art to High School Students
Friday, March 29, 4 pm
NAEA Convention, New Orleans Hilton

Winter Art Show
March 6-28
Walter Elwood Museum, Amsterdam, NY

Edward Tyler ’86
Conducting the Central Connecticut State University Chorale-Concert:  “The British Empire”
Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Torp Theatre, CCSU Campus-New Britain, CT
Free to public

Lisa Vroman '79
Music Man - A 50th Anniversary Tribute
April 22-27
Bushnell Theatre, Harford, CT

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