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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Greetings from Your Alma Mater!

We Need Your Input to Improve SUNY Potsdam’s Website!
surveyHelp us improve your SUNY Potsdam website and enter for a chance to win an iPod Nano by completing this short survey! The Office of Public Affairs is looking to assess and improve the site, with a relaunch in the Spring of 2013. This survey is completely voluntary. At the end of the survey, you will be given the option to enter your name into a drawing to win one of three Apple iPod Nanos. Your responses are important to us. Please complete the survey on or before Wednesday, June 6.

We Want Your Class Notes for the Fall Issue of the Alumni Magazine, Potsdam People!
Submit your class notes to us by June 15, 2012 to be included in the fall issue of Potsdam People.  Submissions after the deadline will be considered for the spring 2013 issue.  Class notes can be submitted to alumni@potsdam.edu.

Academic Search Alumni Edition, Available to SUNY Potsdam Alumni!
Many SUNY Potsdam graduates are familiar with the breadth of information resources provided by the College Libraries, and many alumni miss having that seamless access to high-quality online information. If this is you, we're proud to offer a solution: Academic Search Alumni Edition. Designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides full text for nearly 2,400 journals as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 7,370 journals. Academic Search™ Alumni Edition offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more. Any SUNY Potsdam alumnus with a Potsdam e-mail address can access Academic Search Alumni Edition online and login with your Potsdam account information. (If you are an alumnus who wishes to have a SUNY Potsdam e-mail account set up, contact the Alumni Relations Office for assistance at (315) 267-2120 or complete the online form.  This special alumni database is part of the SUNYConnect program, which provides access to information resources for all 64 SUNY campuses. If you have questions about using Academic Search Alumni Edition, please contact the College Libraries for help.

Reunion Weekend 2012: Register Now for NO Fee!
Register by June 30th to receive free registration!  The weekend schedule, registration information and a list of registered alumni and friends can be found online.  Printed materials can be found in the spring issue of the alumni magazine, Potsdam People.  We look forward to seeing you in July!

Photographs from Crane’s New York City Performance
Photos from the May 1 performance of Verdi’s Requiem in NYC, including photos of the alumni reception, are available for purchase through SUNY Potsdam’s new Flickr account.  (Flickr is an on-line photo sharing site.)  There is no charge to view the photos;  you are only charged if you choose to order a photo.  This is the first time we have used this service and we’re hoping to use it for future events, so let us know what you think!

Annual Association Meeting Notice
The annual Alumni Association business will be conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9 a.m., including the approval of the 2012-13 trustees and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.

All Alumni Gifts Make an Impact on Our Students
It's not too late!  The College's fundraising year will close on June 30. All gifts received from you by that date will count in Potsdam's total support and toward our ranking for alumni participation in giving. Last year, Potsdam's alumni participation placed us at 15th in the nation among all reporting public master's degree institutions. Your gift will impact the experiences of current Potsdam students and enable Potsdam to continue to achieve great things. Make your gift now.

Video of the Month
What is SUNY Potsdam's Brand? Learn about the SUNY Potsdam experience here.  You can also view this and other great SUNY Potsdam videos on our YouTube Channel.

College Headlines

Hundreds Attend Crane School of Music Lincoln Center Concert
More than 2,000 people gave a raucous standing ovation as students from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music performed on the stage of Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on May 1. World-renowned conductor Ann Howard Jones led the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, alongside four superb vocal soloists—three of whom attended Crane.  (Read More)

1984 Potsdam grad Luckie to officiate in third straight Final Four
Jamie Luckie, an Ogdensburg native and 1984 Graduate of SUNY Potsdam, was selected by the NCAA to officiate during the Men’s Division I Basketball Championship this weekend. This will be Luckie’s third consecutive Final Four and 13th straight NCAA Tournament.  (Read More)

SUNY Potsdam Student Earns Prestigious Shining Star Award
SUNY Potsdam student Natalie Francis, a senior from the Bronx, N.Y., recently received the Shining Star Award, the highest accolade given every year by the College’s Student Support Services. Francis was among nearly 100 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for their academic achievements during the Fall 2011 semester by Student Support Services at its annual student awards reception.  (Read More)

Research Scientist, Sharklet Inventor Received Honorary Degree, Spoke at SUNY Potsdam Graduation
Revolutionary scientist and inventor Dr. Anthony B. Brennan ’75 encouraged SUNY Potsdam students to unlock their full visionary potential, when he addressed graduating seniors at the College’s 2012 Bachelor’s Commencement Ceremony on May 20th.  (Read More)

Emerita Returned to Conduct Concert, Symphonic Bands at Crane
Professor Emerita Dr. Rebekah C. Covell was a member of The Crane School of Music faculty for 25 years. During her tenure at Crane, she served as conductor of the Crane Symphonic Band, and taught conducting, basic musicianship, theory and sight singing. Additionally, she designed and developed the music business program.  (Read More)

Potsdam Pride

Are Your Alumni Records Up To Date?
If not, we want to know if you have moved, changed jobs, gotten married, or had a baby.  Click here to update your alumni record today!

Free Potsdam E-mail Accounts!
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!

Become a Mentor to a Current SUNY Potsdam Student…We Need You!
Your professional experience is in high demand and it will help our students.  Become a BearTracker Mentor to our students!  Go online to sign up or e-mail alumni@potsdam.edu

Would You like To Save Some Money
Liberty Mutual is offering our alumni special discounted insurance rates.  Find out more and get a free quote by calling (800) 524-9400 or go 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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Visit the College Bookstore online for a variety of SUNY Potsdam clothing and items.
Do You Have The SUNY Potsdam Visa Signature Card?
Benefits have been enhanced and include Fraud Protection, Travel Insurance and no Pre-Set Spending Limit, just to name a few.  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.

June 21, 2012
SUNY Potsdam Alumni Gathering: Saranac Thursday’s at the F.X. Matt Brewery

Utica, NY
For more information and to register, view event details.

June 28, 2012
SUNY Potsdam Albany Chapter Alumni Gathering
Taste of Town Restaurant
45 Beaver St.
Albany, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Live Music!
For more information and to register, view event details.

July 12-15, 2012
Reunion Weekend  
Potsdam, NY 
For more information and to register, visit the Reunion Weekend site.

August 17, 2012
SUNY Potsdam Albany Chapter Alumni Event @ SPAC
Philadelphia Orchestra's performance of "The Best is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond".
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Concert and Pre-Concert Alumni Dinner
For more information and to register, view event details.
September 6, 2012
Scholarship Golf Classic  
Potsdam Town & Country Club
Potsdam, NY
Learn More

September 29, 2012
SUNY Potsdam Alumni Event: Todd Hobin and Double Axel In Concert
Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY
Concert and Pre-concert alumni gathering
More information to come

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.

May 30-June 6, 2012
Vanessa Breault Mulvey ’90

Body Mapping Workshop at Trevor Wye’s 2012 Boston Master Class
Boston University
Boston, MA
Learn More

June 6, 2012
Larry Ham ’82
Sofias, 221 West 46th Street, NYC
7:00-11:30 p.m.
The Larry Ham Trio
Learn More

June 8, 10, and 13, 2012
Margaret Lattimore ’91
Performing in “Dark Sisters”
Opera Company of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
For more information, visit www.operaphila.org or www.margaretlattimore.net

June 17, 2012
Larry Ham ’82
Little Branch
7th Ave South at Carmine Street, NYC
10:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
The Chris Flory Quartet
Learn More

July 19, 2012
Pete Malinverni ’79
Performing with Jodi Sandhous and the Pete Malinverni Trio
Norwood Village Green Concert Series
Norwood, NY
7 p.m.
Learn More

July 22-27, 2012
Susan Udell ’57
Hands-on Handbells Workshop
University of Wisconsin
Rhinelander, WI
Learn More (PDF)

July 25 & 27, 2012
Dimitri Pittas ’99
Recitalist, The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series
July 25th
Central Park Summer Stage, NYC
8 p.m.
Learn More

July 27, 2012
Dimitri Pittas ’99
Brooklyn Bridge Park,
Brooklyn, NY
7 p.m.

June 29, 2012
Larry Ham ’82
183 W 10th Street, NYC
7:30-9:45 p.m.
The Larry Ham Trio
Learn More

August 6-10, 2012
Roger Ames ’67
“Teaching Music! Words! Opera!” a Summer Professional Development Course for credit (college or professional development)
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
For more information, contact The Crane School of Music at (315) 267-2775

November 30-December 1, 2012
Jonathan Babcock ’91
Conducting the New York All-State Women's Choir at NYSSMA
Rochester, NY

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