February 2012 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Greetings from Your Alma Mater!

Does Your Child or Grandchild Attend SUNY Potsdam?   If so, Then Have Them Apply For The Alumni Association Scholarship!
Incoming or current students can apply for an Alumni Association Scholarship.  Students must be the child or grandchild of a Potsdam Alum.  The deadline for the Alumni Scholarship is March 1st.   For more information, check out scholarship eligibility.

Reunion Weekend 2012 is July 12-15, 2012 – Have You Marked Your Calendar?
  The Class of 1977 has created a Facebook group for its 35th Class Reunion.  The Class of 1992 has created a Facebook group for its 20th Class Reunion.  Check out these groups to join in the chatter about the upcoming reunion.  If your class doesn't have its own page, no problem!  Just check out the SUNY Potsdam Alumni page, where there are 2,100 members.   Just click the “Ask to Join Group” button.  It's a good place to find out what's going on and to reconnect with current and former friends. (If you aren't on Facebook and want to be, go to www.facebook.com and sign up – it’s a free and simple process.)

Calling All Classes of 2001-2011!
  SUNY Potsdam is holding its first ever “Return To Potsdam Weekend” March 30-April 1, 2012.  Come back to Potsdam for a weekend full of activities.  This weekend is targeted to our Alumni from the classes of 2001-2011, but all are welcome! Learn More (PDF)

Crane 125th Events – in Potsdam AND New York City!
  In celebration of Crane’s 125th Anniversary, many alumni will be returning to campus to perform and participate in events scheduled throughout the year.  This includes both a Potsdam and New York City performance by The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra of Verdi’s monumental Messa da Requiem under the baton of Ann Howard Jones, the 2012 Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor.  The New York City performance is made possible by the Adeline Maltzan Crane Chorus Performance Tour Fund, funded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay '67.  For more information, view details about this and other events online.  In addition, many upcoming concerts at Crane are being audio streamed live.  Learn More

Video of the Month
  Take a stroll on the beautiful SUNY Potsdam campus. Has it changed since you were here?  You can view this and other great SUNY Potsdam videos on our YouTube Channel.


College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam's Nearly 200-Year History Documented with Photographs
Nearly 200 years of SUNY Potsdam history are documented in photographs in an Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History series. Authored by SUNY Potsdam alumnae Jane M. Subramanian ’72 and Virginia Rose Cayey ’60, the book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.  The book is available for purchase through the SUNY Potsdam Bookstore and through Amazon.  (Read More)

Crane Piano Professor Paints Portrait of Billy Joel for Steinway
  Dr. Paul Wyse, an associate professor of piano at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music who is also a renowned painter, recently completed a full-length portrait of “piano man” Billy Joel. (Read More)

SUNY Potsdam President Comments on NYSUNY 2020 Expansion
  In his State of the State Address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called the State University of New York the “great equalizer” for New Yorkers, allowing people from working families to access quality higher education. (Read More)

Crane School of Music Professor's CD Named Recording of the Year
 “Love is Everywhere: Selected Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang, Vol. 1,” by tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro, was released last year by Delos Music and was named one of the 2011 Best Recordings of the Year by MusicWeb International. (Read More)


Potsdam Pride

Show Off Your Potsdam Pride With A Potsdam E-mail Address!
Lifetime Potsdam e-mail accounts are available to SUNY Potsdam Alumni. Contact the office at (315) 267-2120, e-mail alumni@potsdam.edu or go online to request an account today!

Have You Recently Gotten Married, Had A Baby or Changed Jobs?
If so, we want to know!  Click here to update your alumni records.

  Need a Job? Then check out BearTracker!
SUNY Potsdam graduates can 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.  Go online then click on "Alumni Job Search" to create a profile.  If you need assistance, e-mail career@potsdam.edu.

     
Alumni Insurance Discounts for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
    Did you know your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on Car Insurance and Home Insurance from Liberty Mutual? Find out more and get a free quote on Auto & Home Insurance by calling 1-800-524- 9400 or by going online. (Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.)
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Get your SUNY Potsdam Gear Today
Visit the College Bookstore online for a variety of SUNY Potsdam clothing and items.
Are you carrying a SUNY Potsdam Visa?
Apply online or call (800) 853-5576 ext. 8723 to learn more about the SUNY Potsdam Visa card. Show yours off today!
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Upcoming Events

Visiting campus?  Check out the complete
  campus calendar to see what’s happening. 
  Visit News and Events to see a full listing of
athletic events, concerts, etc.

February 3, 2012
  Bear Pride Night
  6 p.m. - Women’s Basketball vs. Fredonia
  7 p.m. - Men’s Hockey vs. Buffalo State
  8 p.m. - Men’s Basketball vs. Fredonia
  Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam

February 3-4, 2012
  Alumni Men’s Hockey Weekend
  6 p.m. Friday - Alumni Registration for Men’s Hockey
  7 p.m. Friday - Men’s Hockey vs. Buffalo
  11 a.m. Saturday - Breakfast with Hockey Coach
  12:30 p.m. Saturday - Alumni Men’s Hockey game
  7 p.m. Saturday - Men’s Hockey vs. Fredonia
  Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam
  For more information, contact Coach Christopher Bernard at bernarcd@potsdam.edu or (315) 267-2518.

February 4, 2012
Men's Alumni Basketball Game
11 a.m.
Maxcy Hall
SUNY Potsdam
For more information, contact Coach Sherry Dobbs at dobbsse@potsdam.edu or (315) 267-2308.

February 21, 2012
Outstanding Alumni Concert Series featuring “Rising Stars”:
Rob Sanderl ’99, Jessica Thoman ’97, Marcel Rominger ’02, Megan Weikleenget’05, and Jeremy Reger ’04

7:30 p.m.
Snell Theater
SUNY Potsdam

March 6, 2012
Crane Alumni Composition Recital featuring:  Roger Ames ’67, David Dies ’00, Bill Ryan ’90, Rob Smith ’90, Brian Vlasak ’03, Paul Riker ’02, & Doug Van Nort ’00
7:30 p.m.
Snell Theater
SUNY Potsdam

March 10, 2012
  SUNY Potsdam Florida Luncheon
  11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  The Polo Grill and Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop
  Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
  (at the corner of Lakewood Ranch Blvd. & Lakewood Ranch Main St.)
  (941) 782-0899, Cost: $27 (includes salad, lunch, dessert, coffee, ice tea). Cash Bar.
  RSVP by March 1, 2012 by registering online or by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at (315) 267-2120 or alumni@potsdam.edu

March 26, 2012
  SUNY Potsdam Charter Day 196th Celebration
  Noon at the Student Union
Potsdam, NY

March 30-April 1, 2012
  “Return To Potsdam Weekend”
  Come back to Potsdam for a Weekend Full of Activities!
  This weekend is targeted to our Alumni from the classes of 2001-2011, but all are welcomeLearn More (PDF)

April 14, 2012
Outstanding Alumni Concert Series featuring:
Christopher Still ’93, Trumpet Soloist, with the Orchestra of Northern New York

7:30 p.m.
Hosmer Hall
SUNY Potsdam

April 28, 2012,
  Women's Soccer Alumni Game
10 a.m. SUNY Potsdam Soccer Field
For more information, contact Coach Mark Misiak at (315) 267-3133 or misiakmj@potsdam.edu.

April 28, 2012
  The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra performance of
  Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under the baton of Ann Howard Jones,
  the 2012 Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor
  7:30 p.m.
Hosmer Hall
SUNY Potsdam
  Potsdam, NY
  Call (315) 267-2277 to reserve free tickets.
Learn More

May 1, 2012
  The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra performance of
  Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under the baton of Ann Howard Jones, the 2012 Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor.  The New York City performance is made possible by the Adeline Maltzan Crane Chorus Performance Tour Fund, funded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay '67.
  7:30 p.m. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
  Concert tickets ($35/general, $30/senior, $15 student) can be purchased online or by calling (212) 721-6500
  SUNY Potsdam Alumni Gathering prior to the performance
  5 p.m., The Lobby Bar, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
  (Advance registration is required. Register online or call (315) 267-2120.)
$25 per person

May 19 & 20, 2012
  SUNY Potsdam Commencement Weekend
  Potsdam, NY
Learn More  
 
  July 12-15, 2012
  Reunion Weekend
  Potsdam, NY 
 
  September 6, 2012
  Scholarship Golf Classic
  Potsdam Town & Country Club
  Potsdam, NY


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.
  Please note that the deadline for submission
  for all future issues of Alma Matters will be
the 10th of each month.

Various Dates in February & March
  Donna Moschek’08, Brandon Patterson’08, Sean B. Johnson’11, Shaneah Daise’12 and Aaron Moore’14
  To Kill A Mockingbird
  Pendragon Theater Tour
  Saranac Lake, NY
  Learn More

February 3, 2012
  Michael Benedict ’79  Quartet
  9 p.m.
  9 Maple Avenue
  Saratoga Springs, NY
  Learn More

February 11, 2012
  Lisa Vroman ’79
  “A Valentine Treat” with the NJ Symphony
  Newark, NJ
  Learn More

February 18-19, 2012
  Lisa Vroman ’79
  In Concert with the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches
  Palm Beach Gardens, FL & Jupiter, FL
  Learn More

February 25, 2012
  Lisa Vroman ’79
  “A Gershwin Evening” with The Abilene Philharmonic
  Abilene, TX
Learn More

Various Dates in March & April
  Dimitri Pittas ’99
  Starring as “Macduff” in Macbeth
  The Metropolitan Opera
  New York City
Learn More

April 6, 2012
  Michael Benedict ’79
  Bopitude CD Release Party
  7:30 p.m.
  Greenville HS Auditorium
  Greenville, NY
  Call (518) 966-5070, ext. 439 for tickets.
Learn More


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