October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

A Celebration of the Life of Joe Sarnoff will be Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Barrington Student Union MPR.  We invite you to join Joe's family and the College community as we celebrate the life and contributions of Joe Sarnoff.  Learn more.

Are you or someone you know interested in pursuing a Computer Science degree?  SUNY Potsdam's Computer Science Leadership and Practice Scholarship Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  This four year project provides scholarships for needy students who transfer from SUNY Community Colleges into the Computer Science program.  Learn more.

Attention SUNY Potsdam Grads, take advantage of BearTracker, it's free and it works!  Our Career Planning Office will connect your resume with employers who are seeking your academic background.  Your resume will be sent to full-time job openings based on the selection you make in your profile.  Click here then click on "Alumni Job Search" and create a profile. If you need assistance contact career@potsdam.edu.

Experience is what makes us evolve so become a BearTracker Mentor to our students!  Sign up now or contact alumni@potsdam.edu for more information. 

Mark your calendars!  Reunion 2010 is July 8 to 11!  Here's your opportunity to enjoy the beautiful North Country summer and catch up with old friends!  Townhouses are available for a full week this year.  Visit Reunion 2010, updates are made regularly!

The Racquette, SUNY Potsdam's student-run Newspaper since 1927, is available online at www.theracquette.com.

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam Recycles Soles
SUNY Potsdam and the Potsdam community rose to the occasion when they were asked to donate their gently worn shoes for Soles4Souls, a charity that collects shoes and donates them all over the world to people in need. Molly Brennan, assistant coach for the SUNY Potsdam women's basketball team, organized the fundraising event and collected approximately 200 pairs of shoes.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Support Services awards $31,372 in Student Aid
Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to enhance academic skills and increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students. It was introduced at SUNY Potsdam in 1984. SSS grant aid funding is a result of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001 and special funds provided by the U.S. Congress for the Fiscal-Year 2009 appropriation for the Federal TRIO Programs.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam All Greek Council Participates in Make-A-Difference Week
Last fall, the All Greek Council (AGC) of SUNY Potsdam executed a successful week-long school supply drive for the Lawrence Avenue Elementary School of Potsdam as part of Make-A-Difference Week.   (Read more)

Encore of Der Rosenkavalier "The Met: Live in HD" at the Roxy
Once again audiences can experience Stauss's comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th century Vienna, Sunday Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at Potsdam's Roxy Theater. SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music alumna, Renee Fleming, stars as the aristocratic Marschallin.  (Read more)

Crane School of Music Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Chopin
SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music faculty and students will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin on Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.  (Read more)

Potsdam Sends Two Teams to SUNYAC Quarterfinals
Two Potsdam athletic teams will be competing in the SUNYAC Quarterfinals on Tuesday evening. Both games are on the road and will start at 7 p.m..  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam and Local Kids Help Bring Heritage to Light
SUNY Potsdam and the Raquette River Corridor Blueway (RRCB) are helping to get local children involved in their community's history. Katherine Brown's 6th grade English class at Colton-Pierrepont Central School will be participating in a project in which they gather oral histories from local community members.  (Read more)

SUNY Program Hopes to Counteract Doctor Shortage
SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine continue to recruit for the Medical School Early Assurance Program with the goal of engaging high school students to both attend medical school and continue their medical practice in a rural area. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Gibson Gallery Exhibit Explores Pop Master
SUNY Potsdam's Gibson Gallery will be featuring the work of Andy Warhol as part of the gallery's annual ArtPartnership exhibition from March 4 to April 10, 2010. ArtPartnership is the Gibson's annual exhibition geared toward school age students in the North Country making important artists and collections accessible to area children and the North Country community.  (Read more)

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Upcoming Events

March 11
Informal Gathering at the Havana Country Club in The Villages, Florida
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and great company during this gathering!  Learn More.

March 13
Florida Annual Luncheon in Sarasota, Florida
Come and have lunch with fellow alumni and friends!  Learn More.

March 22
Alumni Gathering at TAI in NYC
Join us for a very special celebration.  Learn More.

March 24
SUNY Potsdam's Job Expo
Please consider recruiting our students and alumni for your full-time, part-time, internship, summer vacancies, or volunteer opportunities at this event!  Learn More.

March 31
Grad Finale
All day in the Barrington Student Union, graduates can visit tables of a number of campus representatives.

April 9
Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks Benefit
All are welcome to this special celebration!  Learn More.

April 21-24
Campus Festival:  Footprints in the North Country: Pathways on the Planet
The goal is to examine the footprints that we make here in the North Country ecologically, socially, scientifically, philosophically, educationally and artistically, and, when appropriate, examine how these have a positive, productive impact on the rest of the world.  Learn More

May 21
Party in the Plaza
The Alumni Association invites you to celebrate our graduates in the Minerva Plaza from 4-6 p.m. 

June 2-5
NERM 2010
The 37th North East Regional Meeting (NERM 2010) of the American Chemical Society will take place on the SUNY Potsdam campus.  It will be hosted by the Northern New York section of the ACS. Our theme is "Chemistry for a Sustainable World." Please join us!  Learn More.

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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.

Ellen Curry '89
Celebrating 20 years as an English/Writing Specialist in the Academic Support Center at Herkimer County Community College

Raymond Durkee '67
Assumed Director position of the Lake George Community Band.  Sixty - five piece concert band performs summer concerts in the park and other concerts in the Wood Theater.

Jim Ford '68
Theatre Organ Accompaniment of Silent Film "Wings" (1927)
March 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Forum Theatre, Binghamton, NY

Kathleen Kelly - George'88
Gandolfi Choral Work - World Premiere
June 3 - 6

Carol Kelly '60
Blackhawk Chorus Performance
May 1
Walnut Creek, CA

Fred and Phyllis Lyngard '62
Currently writing a book about Charles Robert Reinert
If you have any information contact:  fredandphyl@aol.com

Chris Reynolds '53
Jazz Trio Concert
April 1, 6 p.m.
Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC

Frances Coan Roberts '64
March 6, 8 p.m.
St John's University, Queens, NY

Anne Cavolo Tedesco '73
Piano Concert
April 13, 8 p.m.
St John's University, Jamaica

Kari Tieger '76
Album of the Year in the Motif Magazine Music Awards, Nos Mots

Leigh Trifari '84

"Beautiful Dreamers" - performance with Charis Chamber Voices
March 13 & 14
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua, NY

"Hymns for the Amusement of Children" - performance with Choral Chameleon
April 18, 5 p.m.
4th Unitarian Universalist Society, 76th and CPW, NYC

Lisa Vroman '79
March 12
"The Most Happy Fella" in Concert
Symphony Silicon Valley, The California Theatre, San Jose, CA

May 1
"Vox 2010" with the NYC Opera
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYC

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