October 2012 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Reunion Feedback?
We welcome your 2012 Reunion feedback!  What did you like?  What did you not like?  What suggestions do you have for future Reunion celebrations?  Please e-mail the Alumni Office at alumni@potsdam.edu.

It’s Not Too Soon to Plan For 2013

The 2013 Reunion Weekend will be held July 11-14.  Mark your calendars now.  To check out Reunion dates through 2018, please see Future Reunion Dates.

Attention Wrestling Alumni

Mark your calendars now for the Wrestling Reunion to be held Reunion Weekend, July 11-14! “Meet at the BEAR” to celebrate the 50th reunion of the first season (1963-64) and the 40th reunion of the SUNYAC Championship (1972-73).  Anyone involved with the program (1963 thru 1991) is welcome!  Details to come!

All SUNY Potsdam Athletic Home Games Can Now Be Watched Live Via Webcast
Beginning this season, you can watch all home volleyball, soccer, basketball, hockey, swimming, lacrosse and softball games live via an online webcast.  To watch games and to view individual team schedules, go online.

Event Photos Available Online
Photos from various events, including Reunion Weekend 2012, are available for viewing and purchase through SUNY Potsdam’s new Flickr account.  (Flickr is an online photo sharing site.) 

Video of the Month
New College Archivist Matt Francis discusses the importance of collecting historical materials related to the history of the SUNY Potsdam campus!
You can also view this and other great SUNY Potsdam videos on our YouTube Channel.

College Headlines

Quick Facts About Today’s Students & Recent Grads
Learn more about today’s students and the career status of recent grads.

SUNY Potsdam Unveils Renovations to Largest Residence Complex
The SUNY Potsdam community celebrated extensive renovations and a state-of-the-art addition to Bowman Hall, it largest residence hall next week.
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Crane Opera Ensemble Earns The American Prize For Performance
The Crane Opera Ensemble has for the second year in a row earned top recognition with a national award for one of its productions. The American Prize in Operatic Performance for 2012 awarded first place in the colleges/universities category to the group from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.
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SUNY Potsdam History Professor Honored For Aaron Burr Article
SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of History Dr. Thomas N. Baker has been recognized for excellent scholarly work leading to new historic understanding of the third Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr. 
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Bears Hammer Wildcats to Claim College Cup Title
The SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (2-0) scored four second half goals to down Cazenovia College  6-0 and claim the inaugural Potsdam Women's College Cup.
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Crane Music Education Professor Participates in Think Tank in Washington, D.C.
Crane School of Music Professor Dr. Mark Campbell was recently invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in an important think tank discussion. He and the other invited participants worked toward establishing a national agenda focused on the intersection of arts education and special education.
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Potsdam Pride

Are Your Alumni Records Up To Date?
Let us know if you have moved, changed jobs, got married, or had a baby.  Click here to update your alumni record today!

It’s Phonathon Time of Year Again!
Student Phonathon callers will be reaching out to friends and alumni starting October 1, to raise money for the Annual Fund for Potsdam which helps meet the College’s greatest needs and opportunities.   Answer your phone when you see “315-267-2000” to visit with some of today’s great students! Or you can make your gift now online!

Searching for a Job or Internship? Two Free Services Offered Through Career Planning!
Resume Referral Service: If you are seeking employment, simply upload your resume to BearTracker.  Once approved, Career Planning will submit it to employers posting full-time positions that reflect your qualifications. It’s that easy!

Searchable Job/Internship
Databases: BearTracker is a convenient way to search for a job or internship.  With five search engines and the ability to search by keyword, location, or occupation, BearTracker makes your search that much easier. Learn More.

SUNY Potsdam Students Need You! Sign-up to Become a SUNY Potsdam Mentor Today!
Our SUNY Potsdam students need every advantage they can get in today’s job market. SUNY Potsdam alumni can help our students by becoming a Mentor on our BearTracker database. It is quick and easy to sign-up to become a Mentor and our students can search our alumni on the BearTracker database. Informational Interviews are an excellent way to learn about a career field and our SUNY Potsdam students can locate a “Mentor” in their field of study/career field and learn from a professional! Our SUNY Potsdam students are eager to meet our alumni, so sign-up today! Go online and click on the BearTracker “Mentor Log-In” links.

Set Up Your Automatic Monthly Gift Now!
Did you know that you can set up an installment plan for automatic monthly gifts on your credit card?  Just go online to use this convenient feature.

Sign Up for a Free Potsdam E-mail Account!
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.

Are You Tired of Spending Too Much On Insurance Rates?
Liberty Mutual is offering our alumni special discounted insurance rates.  Find out more and get a free quote by calling 1-800-524-9400 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.)

 college store image Get Your SUNY Potsdam Gear Today
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 Limits, just to name a few.  Apply online or call (800) 853-5576 ext. 8723 to learn more about the SUNY Potsdam Visa Signature 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.

October 9, 2012
“The President's Own” U.S. Marine Band Directed by Colonel Michael J. Colburn (Hon. ’12)
SUNY Potsdam
Hosmer Hall
7:30 p.m.
Learn More

October 18, 2012
The Crane School of Music Faculty Piano Recital and Reception
Steinway Hall - 109 W 57th Street
New York, NY
7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/person or $40/couple
For more information and to register, contact Heidi Walker at (315) 267-2812 or walkerhl@potsdam.edu.

November 8, 2012
Boston Alumni Networking Reception & Campus Update with Special Guest Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Steven Marqusee
Post 390 (Restaurant)
406 Stuart St.
Boston, MA
5 -7 p.m.
RSVP online by October 26, 2012.
Learn More

November 30, 2012
Crane Alumni Reception at NYSSMA
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Rochester, NY
For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations office at (315) 267-2120.

December 2, 2012
The Crane School of Music Candlelight Concert
SUNY Potsdam
Hosmer Hall
3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

February 8, 2013
Bear Pride Night
SUNY Potsdam
Maxcy Hall - Jerry Welsh Gymnasium
Women's basketball at 6 p.m.
Men's basketball at 8 p.m.
Both games vs. Geneseo

April 2, 2013
SUNY Potsdam Spring 2013 Job Expo
Student Union MPR
4:30 - 7 p.m.
Alumni can participate as job seekers or employers.
For employer registration, please visit Job Expo.
For more information, please contact Meg Bain at (315) 267-2700 or via e-mail at bainmm@potsdam.edu

July 11-14, 2013
Reunion Weekend

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 October 2012
Jill Weston ’65
Performing in “Little Woman: the Musical”
Robertson Museum, by SRO Productions
Binghamton, NY
For information, please call (607) 722-2821.

October 2-4, 2012
Neal H. Allen ’85
Tracy Winter Allen ’82 & ’84
Performing in the Glimmerglass Festival Production tour of “The Music Man”
The Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman
For more information, go online.

October 11, 2012
Brandon Mendelson ’06
Book signing of “Social Media is Bullshit”
1 - 3 p.m.
SUNY Potsdam Bookstore
Barrington Student Union
SUNY Potsdam

October 13-21, 2012
Jessie Thoman ’97
Tour and CD Release
Chicago, IL
Learn More

October 19 & 20, 2012
Frances Coan Roberts ’64
Performing in “From Argentina with Love”
8 p.m., both performances
Oct 19th:
Manhasset Congregational Church
Manhasset, NY

Oct 20th:
Unitarian Fellowship Church
Huntington, NY
Learn More

October 24, 2012
Kevin Moore ’71
Piano Recital, Complete Chopin “Preludes”
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY
Learn More

October 24 - November 11, 2012
Kristian Truelsen ’76
Performing in “The Light in the Piazza” (musical)
Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
For more information visit: www.persephonetheatre.org
Or call: 306-384-7727

October 26, 2012
Michael Benedict ’79
“A Place for Jazz”
8 p.m.
1221 Wendall Avenue
Schenectady, NY
Learn More

November 8-10, 2012
Michael Whitton’89
Herkimer Footlighters Drama Boosters Present: “Fear Factory”, directed by Michael Whitton
7:30 p.m.
Herkimer High School Auditorium
Herkimer, NY

November 10, 2012
Michael Benedict ’79
Bopitude Big Band
7:30 p.m.
Greenville HS Auditorium
Greenville, NY
Learn More online or call (518) 966-5070

November 18, 2012
Anne Cavolo Tedesco ’73
Solo piano concert
"A Musical Journey, with a special Tribute to Debussy"
3 p.m.
Rogers Memorial Library
Southampton, NY
For reservations and additional information, please call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523

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

December 10, 2012
T.C. Boyle ’68
Lecture, as part of the 2012-13 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series
produced by Friends of the Central Library.
Crouse-Hinds Theater - Mulroy Civic Center
Syracuse, NY
For tickets, go online.
Learn More

January 13, 2013
Scott Verity ’74
Conducting the 2013 NMEA Division 1 West Chorus
Tilles Center
CW Post College

February 16, 2013
Martin Banner ’73
Texas All-State Women's Choir performance of Martin Banner's edition of Nicola Porpora's "Lauda Jerusalem”
Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

March 9, 2013
Martin Banner '73
Alabama All-State Women's Choir performance of Martin Banner's edition of Johann Michael Haydn's "Dixit".
Samford University
Birmingham, AL

April 7, 2013
Martin Banner '73
First All-Eastern Women's Choir performance of Martin Banner's edition of Johann Michael Haydn's "Dixit".
Hartford, CT

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