October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

SUNY Potsdam welcomes back its students!  The campus is bustling with activity and brimming with optimism!

SUNY Potsdam is pleased to announce changes in our Advancement Staff. 
Sherry Allen Paradis ’00, former director of alumni relations, has assumed the position of donor relations and campaign director.  Mona Ouimet Vroman ’85, a former development officer, is now the director of alumni relations.

Taking the Leap and Going Green!
In an attempt to be fiscally and environmentally responsible, the Office of Alumni Relations is moving toward electronic communications.  This means you will receive less in your mailbox and more in your inbox.  So, we need your e-mail address. Tell your friends and classmates we need their's too!
Update your information today.

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam makes Design Can Change Pledge
Design Can Change is an initiative aimed at uniting the world’s graphic designers to use their influence and purchasing power to combat climate change.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam receives Conservation Bookshelf
Treasured objects and artifacts held by the SUNY Potsdam will be preserved for future generations with help from the “IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf,” a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  (Read more)

Potsdam students perform in Germany
SUNY Potsdam seniors Meryl Gellman (center) of Buffalo, a soprano in The Crane School of Music and Nick Abounader (left) of Clinton, a tenor from the Department of Theatre and Dance recently attended the International Performance Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany.  (Read more)

Potsdam Prof named Editor of International National Archaeology Newsletter
In recognition of his research on the history of historical archaeology, SUNY Potsdam Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Benjamin Pykles recently was appointed to serve as editor of the “Images of the Past” column for the quarterly newsletter of the Society for Historical Archaeology.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam ranked in top tier for Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report
SUNY Potsdam has been named one of the top tier public and private regional universities in the northern United States in the University-Master’s category of the 2010 edition of “U.S. News & World Report’s” guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” This is the 11th consecutive year “U.S. News” has recognized Potsdam as one of the nation’s highest-quality institutions.  (Read more)

Metropolitan Opera back in Potsdam for another stunning season
North Country residents will have the truly unique opportunity to view nine live and nine encore Metropolitan Opera performances without the expense of a trip to New York City as SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and Potsdam’s Roxy Theater bring The Metropolitan Opera’s groundbreaking series “The Met: Live in HD” back to Potsdam for a second season.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam RAs get hands-on fire safety training
Fire Protection Specialist Christopher Taylor from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control recently gave SUNY Potsdam resident assistants and resident directors a close up look at fire safety protocols as part of their training.  (Read more)

C. Donald Timerman’s family donates to SUNY Potsdam
The family of SUNY Potsdam geology and physics building’s namesake, C. Donald Timerman, recently donated some of his items to the College.  (Read more)

College Headlines

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

September 23
Crane School of music presents David Aronson ’72, piano and Silvia Greenberg, voice
Join alumni and friends at Snell Theater at 7:30 p.m.
Click here for more details!

September 25
Double Axel in Rochester
Join alumni and friends for appetizers, drinks and great music!
Click here for details!

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

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.

Martin Banner ’73
Honored by Temple University
October 16 at noon
Temple University- Mitten Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Anthony Brennan ’75
Foster Chemistry Colloquium Series Antifouling-Chemistry or Topography?
October 9 at 4 p.m.
SUNY Buffalo, North Campus

Katherine (Kopec) Burton ’91
Roundtable Discussion about “Chemo brain”
November 2 at 9 p.m.

Mimi Delano Holtz ’76
Coastal Communities Concert Band Tribute to Sammy Nestico
October 4 at 2 p.m.
Coastal Community Church, Carlsbad, CA

Tim Lindemuth’72
Reelected President of the Kansas State University Alumni Fraternity Council
Manhattan, KS

Frances Coan Roberts ’64
Long Island Masterworks 20th Anniversary Concert
November 8 at 4 p.m.
Garden City Cathedral

Marcia Smith ’71
Fundraiser- benefit dinner and auction for Caring Clowns International
September 12 at 5:30 p.m.
My Girl Drive In, Kingston, WA

Kristian Truelsen ’76
My Fair Lady
November 26- December 5
Western Canada Theatre, Kamlopps, BC

Lisa Vroman ’79
Broadway Showstoppers: Revivals!
October 4-10
Kimmel Center, Center City of Philadelphia, PA

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