October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Mark your calendars!  Reunion 2010 is July 8 -11th!  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!

Nominate someone for one of the Alumni Association Awards presented during Reunion Weekend in July.  The deadline is February 2.  View award descriptions and nomination form.

Incoming or current students can apply for an Alumni Association Scholarshipin the amount of $1000.  Students must be the child or grandchild of a Potsdam alum.  The deadline for the 2010/2011 award is February 2, 2010.  Download an application.

College Headlines

Record-breaking $62K raised for SUNY Potsdam scholarships
The 21st Annual SUNY Potsdam Scholarship Golf Classic at the Potsdam Town & Country Club featured a day-long putting contest. (Read more)

Renzi top sponsor for Potsdam Scholarship Tournament
Renzi Foodservice of Watertown was a top sponsor of the 21st Annual SUNY Potsdam Scholarship Golf Classic at the Potsdam Town & Country Club.  (Read more)

Team to battle discrimination
In an effort to ensure SUNY Potsdam continues to provide an open and positive community atmosphere for all students, faculty, staff and community members, the College has formed a Bias Response Team to address any reports of harassment or discrimination.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Health Services rates high among students
SUNY Potsdam's Student Health Services' 2008-2009 Client Satisfaction Survey clearly demonstrated students' overwhelmingly positive view of the care they receive at their home away from home.  (Read more)

Two SUNY Potsdam HR professionals receive prestigious awards
The State University of New York Human Resources Association (SUHRA) recently honored SUNY Potsdam Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Kathryn Perry with its Lifetime Achievement Award and Human Resources Payroll Manager Jill Butler with the Excellence in Human Resources Practices Award.  (Read more)

Dr. Fair-Schulz's scholarly work on East Germany published
SUNY Potsdam Assistant Professor of History Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz has published "Loyal Subversion: East Germany and its Bildungsbürgerlich Marxist Intellectuals," which explores the impact of a specific generation of critical Marxist intellectuals of bildungsbürgerlich extraction.  (Read more)

Westbrook awarded $2,000 scholarship
SUNY Potsdam student and Clarkson Army ROTC Cadet Justin Westbrook of Calcium recently was presented the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Memorial Fund Scholarship at the Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention held in Washington, D.C.  (Read more)


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Are you carrying a SUNY Potsdam Visa?
Apply online or call 1-800-853-5576 ext. 8723 to learn more about the SUNY Potsdam Visa card. Show yours off today!

Insurance Program for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
Did you know you can save money on your auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual just by being a Potsdam graduate? Apply online or call 1-800-524-9400
Upcoming Events

November 8
Long Island Masterworks 20th Anniversary Concert
Join alumni and friends for a Sunday brunch and concert!
View details!

December 4
Alumni Reception at the NYSSMA (NY State School Music Association) Conference
Music alumni, faculty and friends will gather at the lovely Rochester Plaza Hotel!

January 22-23
Student Leadership Conference
Students and alumni will come together to share leadership experiences.

January 28
Winterfest
Enjoy the antics and activities starting January 28 and lasting all week!

February 5
Bear Pride Night
Join us on campus at Maxcy Hall and enjoy an evening of Bears basketball, hockey, prizes, kids activities and more!

February 12
Men's Hockey Reunion
The Bears welcome alumni and friends for a weekend you won't want to miss - including an alumni game on Saturday!


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.

Ann Sotherden Bunyan '71
Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers Concert
December 20, 2pm
Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO

Wendy (Holtzman) Chinn '83
Avanti Orchestra
November 4, 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Allison Devery '07
Voice Recital
January 1
Montreal, QC, University of Montreal School of Music

Raymond Durkee '67
Southwestern CC Chorale Holiday Concert
December 8, 7:30 pm
Balsam Auditorium, Southwestern CC Campus, Sylvia NC

David Edelfelt '85
"Here's Johny! 100 Years of Johny Mercer"
November 1, 7 pm
Skokie Theater, Skokie, IL

Paul Gambill '80
Conduct the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra
November 8, 8 pm and November 9, 4 pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Kathy Kelly-George '88
Stravinsky's Opera "The Nightengale"
November 7, 8 pm
Carnegie Hall

Jim Hudson '53
A Little Bit of Broadway, Lyme Disease Benefit
November 22, 4 pm
191 Bridge St. Corning
Featuring Claire Gonta Smock and Jamie Smith

Joanne Loewy '83
Editor of "Music & Medicine"

Kathy Heenan Perconti '84
White Christmas
November 20-22, 7 pm
Ontario Center, NY

Wilbur Rayville '52
Messiah Concert
December 20, 4 pm
Sherburne-Earlville Central School, Sherburne, NY
Bass soloist-Jim Hudson, Soprano Linda Raville with Sherburne Community Chorus and Orchestra

Silvio Scambone '77
Phantom of the Opera
October 26- November 16
Gammage Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ

Marcia Smith '71
Bremerton Symphony Chorale
November 21, 7:30 pm
Bremerton High School, Bremerton WA

Leigh (Harder) Trifari '84
Concert by Choral Chameleon: "Day of the Dead: A Musical Sťance"
November 1, 5 pm
Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West at 76th St, NYC

Nathan Urbach '02
Opera America-High School Singer Open House
February 24
330 Seventh Ave. 16th Fl. NYC

Lisa Vroman '79
"A Little Night Music" with the Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit Opera House, Detroit MI
www.lisavroman.com or Detroit Opera House

Tom Wallace '58
Book published, "Wealth, Energy and Human Values The Dynamics of Decaying Civilizations from Ancient Greece to America"
www.decayingcultures.com


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