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The Reporter - March 26, 2010


Reporter No.1042 3/26/10

There will not be an updated issue of The Reporter for the week of April 12. Please submit your requests accordingly. The next issue will be on April 23.

CAMPUS NOTES



Open Office Hours for the President

The next series of open office hours for members of the campus community to meet with President Schwaller have been scheduled for the spring 2010 semester. To make a 15-minute appointment during one of the following times, please contact Diane Brown by phone at x2100 or by e-mail at browndr:

Monday, March 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Call for Commencement Volunteers

The Commencement Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the Master?s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22, and the Bachelor?s Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 23. Duties include distributing Commencement programs, ushering individuals to appropriate locations, answering basic questions for campus visitors and assisting with crowd control. A large number of volunteers is needed to make the ceremonies go smoothly and your help is genuinely appreciated.

All volunteers are invited to breakfast on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Lehman Dining Hall. The Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 10:15 a.m. The Master?s Commencement Ceremony volunteer check-in is at 8:45 a.m. in Bishop Hall C123 to pick up last minute instructions and a nametag. Bachelor?s Ceremony volunteers are asked to arrive for check-in by 8:15 a.m. in Dexter?s Caf to pick up last minute instructions and a nametag.

Please note that, should the Bachelor?s Ceremony be moved indoors, faculty and staff who do not process will not be able to observe the ceremony unless they have a ticket (given to them by a student ? no extras are available), or they serve as a volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carol Rourke at x2128 or rourkecm@potsdam.edu. A meeting will be held in the coming weeks to review the procedures. If you are a perennial volunteer, please don?t assume that we will know that and be certain to contact Carol to express your willingness to volunteer again this year.


Design Lab

The SUNY Potsdam Office of Public Affairs is offering assistance to faculty, staff and students via a recently developed design lab. The design lab is staffed by interns, and can be used for questions concerning design software, composition, layout and finishing needs. The lab will be open Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Office of Public Affairs at 604 Raymond Hall.

Appointments are preferred.

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Publications, Jessica Rood at x3348 or roodje@potsdam.edu.


Blueline

The Editors of Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks cordially invite the community to an evening of fine food and entertainment at La Casbah Restaurant on Elm Street in Potsdam, on Friday, April 9. Colleagues and students from SUNY Potsdam and the Associated Colleges, friends of the magazine, contributors, and members of the region's arts communities are all welcome to join us in supporting and celebrating Blueline, the nationally-distributed literary journal published by Potsdam's Department of English and Communication.

The editors also wish to showcase our latest book-length anthology, ?Inside the Blue Line: Essays on Adirondack Environments? (Potsdam College Press 2010), edited by Anthony O. Tyler and Michael Wilson.

Enjoy the buffet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the restaurant's upstairs hall. Dinner price is $18 per person (including donation to Blueline). For a complete description of the menu and an invitation form, please visit http://www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/Engl/upload/Blueline-Benefit-Invitation.pdf or contact Donald McNutt at mcnuttdj@potsdam.edu or 267-2044.

Please purchase your dinner tickets in advance. If you plan to attend, please let Dr. McNutt know by April 5. The John McNutt Band will provide the evening's entertainment after 9:30 p.m. to close in La Casbah's downstairs lounge. Requested $3 donation at the door for the band. John McNutt is a passionate rock guitarist and singer with nearly twenty-five years experience in live entertainment in the United States and Europe. Please come out and join us. Twenty-one and older for the show.

Computer Science Leadership and Practice Scholarship Program

SUNY Potsdam's Department of Computer Science has been awarded a $573,370 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help community college students complete their bachelor's degrees at the College.

The Computer Science Leadership and Practice Scholarship Program will provide 30 students who have already completed their associate's degrees in the field with full scholarships to finish their Bachelor of Science at SUNY Potsdam. Dr. Timothy V. Fossum, chair and professor of the Computer Science department, is the principal investigator for the four-year CS-LEAP project.


Summer 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop

The Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant is hosting a Summer 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop on August 2 to August 3 for eligible tenure-track and tenured faculty to explore strategies that integrate a significant component of undergraduate research into an individual sophomore level or above course. Participating faculty will receive a stipend of $500 to attend the two-day session and work with an invited consultant in curriculum design and development. It is an expectation that participating faculty will also submit a more detailed curriculum development grant application of $2500 based on the summer workshop experience during the Fall 2010 academic term.

Application forms for the summer workshop are now available from Julie Ellingsen, Title III Administrative Assistant, in the Title III Grant Office at 105 Morey Hall or e-mail ellingmj. There are a limited number of seats available for the workshop and early applications are encouraged.

The workshop format will include an interactive half-day presentation on strategies to incorporate undergraduate research into curricular design and a series of individual meetings with consultant Jo B. Paoletti, Director of the American Cultures Program at The University of Maryland at College Park and a nationally recognized scholar in instructional methodology related to undergraduate research and new directions in humanities teaching and learning.

Completed summer workshop applications should be submitted on or before Tuesday, June 1, to Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, in the office of Academic Affairs at 712 Raymond Hall. Late applications will not be considered. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Director at ratlifgl or call x2107.


Faculty Senate Seeking Nominations

The Nominating Committee of the Faculty Senate is currently seeking nominations for the following positions: University Faculty Senator, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Delegate-at-Large, and multiple Standing Committee Seats. Please self-nominate or nominate a colleague by downloading the proper form from the Faculty Senate Web site www.potsdam.edu/faculty/senate/forms.cfm. Nominations are due by March 31.

The Faculty Senate is the primary mechanism for your participation in University Governance and is vital to the ongoing success of our institution. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jamey Hoose, Chair of the Nominating Committee at x2305 or e-mail hoosejo@potsdam.edu.

SUNY Potsdam in the News

The following are selected headlines from local newspapers featuring SUNY Potsdam and its people.

Wednesday, March 17
North Country This Week:
?Respect Among Students Goal of Seminar?
?SUNY Potsdam Grad Solicits for Ethiopian School?
?Celebrate Pi Day?
?Women Composers?
?Music of East and West at Crane Saturday?

Saturday, March 20
Watertown Daily Times:
?SUNY Potsdam Senior Appears in Film ?Green Zone??

Daily Courier-Observer:
?Colleges Prep Just in Case Mumps Spread?
?SUNY Potsdam Will Offer CS Degree Scholarships?
?Crane Percussion Ensemble Plays?
?SUNY Potsdam Students to Protest Education Cuts?
?SUNY Potsdam CS Awarded NSF Funds for Scholarship?

Sunday, March 21
Sunday Advance News:
?SUNY Potsdam Offers Theatre Arts Degree?
?SUNY Potsdam Grads Win Grammy Music Awards?
?SUNY Potsdam Basketball Teams Fight Breast Cancer?

Monday, March 22
Watertown Daily Times:
?North Country Colleges React to Plattsburgh Mumps Cases?

Tuesday, March 23
Daily Courier-Observer:
?SUNY Potsdam Combines Theater, Teaching Majors?

Ogdensburg Journal:
?Computer Students Getting $?

Wednesday, March 24
Watertown Daily Times:
?Students Going To Albany Rally?

Ogdensburg Journal:
?4 SUNY Potsdam Students Lobbying Albany For Aid?



CSEA Central Region 5 James J. Moore Scholarship

Applications for the CSEA Central Region 5 fourth annual James J. Moore Scholarship are now available. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, who will be continuing their education at an accredited college/trade school, and are the child/legal dependent or grandchild of a CSEA member in good standing or a CSEA Region 5 Staff member.

Applications are now available be calling (800) 559-7975 or by writing to: Scholarship Committee, C/O CSEA Central Region Office, 6595 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Application deadline is April 1, 2010. Our winners will be selected in April, with the two $500 awards presented in June.


CSEA 2010 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship Program Available

Applications for the CSEA 2010 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship are now available. High School Seniors who apply for the Flaumenbaum Scholarship are automatically in the running for the Pearl Carroll and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships.

In total, $23,000 in scholarship money is available to CSEA members' children. High School seniors are eligible to apply. Applications are available from Bonnie Lawrence, 309 Dunn Hall, x2900 or e-mail lawrenbs@potsdam.edu. Please mail completed application to: Scholarship Committee, CSEA, 143 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210. Application deadline is April 23. Winners will be notified in June and announced in The Work Force.

This application can also be downloaded from our Web site http://www.csealocal1000.org/wi/scholarships.php#Edu_5d

PLEASE NOTE: Old applications could disqualify potential candidates. Applications were revised January 2010. Please check the back, lower right corner for that date.

The Irving Flaumenbaum Award will provide eighteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors; three in each Region.

The Pearl Carroll and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships will provide two awards of $2,500 each. The top 2 percent of scholastic achievers, based on high school average, class rank and SAT scores, will be selected to create the eligibility pool for this scholarship.


AFSCME Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship

AFSCME recently announced the 2010 Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship Program. The scholarship will be awarded to two students who are currently sophomores majoring in the social sciences. The winners will each receive $5,000 per year for their junior and senior years of study, as well as an opportunity to intern with the International Union's Political Action Department.

Applicants must be a child or financially dependent grandchild of an AFSCME/CSEA member, have a grade point average of 2.5 or better, be in his/her sophomore year of study, be a social science (i.e., political science, sociology, ethnic studies, communications, etc.) major at an accredited college or university, and must demonstrate a commitment to social justice and political activism.

Applications can be obtained by writing, e-mailing or downloading, as follows: Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship, c/o AFSCME Education Department, 1625 L Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036; e-mail education@afscme.org; download http://www.afscme.org/about/scholarj.htm.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2010. The winners will be announced by August 1.


CSEA Local 613 Scholarship Available

Applications for the CSEA Local 613 Scholarship are now available. Applicants must be a CSEA Local 613 member, or son, daughter or legal dependent of a Local 613 member and must be a full-time student attending an institution of higher learning such as a two-year or four-year college, university, trade school, etc.

The scholarship is a one-time award of $500 ($250 per semester). Recipient will receive award only upon proof of enrollment at an institution of higher learning. A lottery system will be used to select one award winner. An alternate name will also be drawn in the event that the winner is unable to accept the award.

Applications are available from Bonnie Lawrence, Dunn Hall, x2900 or e-mail lawrenbs@potsdam.edu. Application deadline is Monday, May 3.



Special Summer Funding for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce special funding to support a limited number of summer undergraduate research projects through the Frederick B. Kilmer Apprenticeship Fund. The goal of the Kilmer Fund is to encourage and support undergraduate research in all academic disciplines across campus.

Please note that funding for the summer differs from awards during the academic year. This summer, a limited number of awards ($800 - $1,500) will be funded for students only.

Application deadline is by noon on Thursday, April 1.

The newly revised application and details about the summer funding may be found at
http://www.potsdam.edu/academics/specialprograms/cur/kilmer.cfm.


The Center For Undergraduate Research

Workshop Series for Spring 2010

How to Get Started in Undergraduate Research: A roundtable discussion with faculty & students
Tuesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m., Fireside Lounge

Delivering a Compelling Research Presentation: Sharing your findings in a professional & engaging manner
Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., C224 Bishop Hall (Crane Complex)

For more information contact the Center for Undergraduate Research at x2051 or visit our Web page at http://potsdam.edu/cur.



Spring 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development Awards Application Deadline

The Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant final application deadline for Spring 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development awards is Friday, April 2. Faculty interested in submitting an application should visit the Title III Web site at http://potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titleiii for additional information, including application forms and funding levels, or contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, at x2107.





Optional Retirement Reps on Campus

Rick Wolf, a representative from Valic, will be on campus on the following dates: April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13 and May 27. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call him directly at 315-729-9627 or send him an e-mail at rick.wolf@valic.com.

Employee Assistance Program

The SUNY Potsdam Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has two EAP Coordinators, Toby White, at x3434 and Ada Santaferra, at x2229. Both are available to discuss personal concerns and make appropriate referrals. You may contact Toby or Ada at the numbers listed above, or you may call the Statewide EAP in Albany at 1-800-822-0244. EAP is a confidential referral service available to all campus employees, retirees and their families.

EAP Health and Wellness Fair

EAP is sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair for all SUNY Potsdam employees and their families on Tuesday, March 30 in the Barrington Student Union Multi-Purpose Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 local drug stores, fitness centers, banks, non-profit organizations and other businesses will be available to discuss their products and services with you. Door prizes and giveaways will be available.

CALENDAR

March


26 Last day to withdraw and/or elect S/U
ONNY rehearsal @ Hosmer, 9:30 a.m.
CPS Meets the Arts and ONNY @ Hosmer Hall, noon
Voice Area Recital @ Snell Theater, 1 p.m.
Brass Area Recital, C119, 3 p.m.
Woodwind Area Recital, Wakefield, 3 p.m.
27 Crane Presents The Met: Live in HD, Hamlet, 1 p.m.
French Gala Dinner to benefit The Met: Live in HD @ LaCasbah, 5 p.m.
Orchestra of Northern New York @ Hosmer Hall, 7 p.m.
27&28
French Gala Dinner to benefit The Met: Live in HD @ LaCasbah, 5 p.m.
30 Passover
EAP Health & Wellness Fair @ Student Union MPR, 10 a.m.
Chamber Music Competition @ Hosmer Hall, 7 p.m.
Vocal Chamber Recital @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
31 Grad Finale @ Barrington Student Union, 9 a.m.
Crane Wind Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.


April


1 Potsdam Brass Quintet @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
2 Good Friday
Recess begins at 10 p.m.
3 Men's Lacrosse vs. Oneonta, 1 p.m.
Women's Softball vs. SLU, 1 p.m.
4 Easter Sunday
6 CPS Meets the Arts, National Players @ Snell Theater, 10 a.m.
7 Classes Resume
Faculty and Guest Artist Recital, Anna Hendrickson, oboe, Paige Morgan, oboe, John Ellis, trumpet and Kathryn Koscho, piano @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
8 Planetarium Show: Constellations from Around the World, 4 p.m.
Faculty Recital, Raphael Sanders, clarinet @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.
9 Houghton College Touring Choir @ Snell Theater, noon
Brass Area Recital, C107, 3 p.m.
Woodwind Area Recital, C119, 3 p.m.
Masterclass with Martha Arapis, WRH, 4 p.m.
CPS Event, Rockapella @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.


FACULTY AND STAFF EXCELLENCE


Gary Galo (Crane) has reviewed ?The Victor Red Seal Discography,? Vol. II, ?The Victor Black Label Discography 16000-17000 Series,? ?The Victor Black Label Discography 18000-19000 Series? and ?The Victor Green, Blue and Purple Labels,? all by John R. Bolig, plus ?The Edison Discography 1926-1929? by Raymond R. Wile, in the March 2010 issue of Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association.

Carolyn Schwarz (anthropology) published an article titled ?Sick Again, Well Again: Sorcery, Christianity, and Kinship in Northern Aboriginal Australia? in the March 2010 issue of the journal, Anthropological Forum. She published another article titled, ?Carrying the Cross, Caring for Kin: The Everyday Life of Charismatic Christianity in Remote Aboriginal Australia? in the most recent issue of the journal, Oceania.

Paul Siskind's (Crane) orchestral piece Clarion Call was recently selected as runner-up in the Audiences of the Future contest, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. It will be performed by the PSO in April. Clarion Call was written for the Crane Symphony Orchestra in 2008. Another new orchestral piece by Paul, The Gumption Trap, was recently commissioned and premiered by the East Meadow All-District Orchestra.





PACES NEWS

PACES Spring Buffet
PACES annual buffet will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at Lehman. The buffet will be available from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The menu is as follows:

Green Salad
Mediterranean Madness Salad
Caesar Salad Bar
Crab Cakes
Flat Bread Pizza?s
Lobster Bisque Soup
Vegetarian Vegetable Soup
Grilled Chicken Parmesan
Spinach Mushroom Lasagna
Carved Flat Iron Steaks
Block Buster Burger Bar ? including Angus Burger ? Chicken Burgers
Dessert Bar ? also to include hot fudge sundaes

Tickets will be available for pre sale at Dexter?s and Becky?s starting March 15. The price for tickets are as follows: Cash or Bear Express: $7.75, Faculty/Staff Flex $6.20. If you haven?t signed up for a faculty staff plan, please read more below. Faculty emeriti are also eligible for the plan.

Faculty/Staff Discount
PACES dining services? program offers faculty/staff customers a 20 percent discount at all dining locations on campus. We want your business. Faculty and staff sales contribute to the overhead cost of our PACES programs, which helps all of our customers and SUNY Potsdam.

Union Market

March 22 ? March 27
20 percent off Rubbermaid products.

College Store
March 29
20 percent resume, job skills and career building books and papers

College Store and Union Market
March 29
Lucky grab Bag days $1.99 (while supplies last)

Barrington Student Union
March 31
Grad Finale, 9 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m.

PACES announces 2010-11 Student Meal Plans Approved

PACES Scholarships
The 2010-2011 PACES Scholarships were presented by Carlie Harper, director of The College Store. The scholarships are given to children of PACES employees who are attending or plan on attending SUNY Potsdam. They are also given to students who work for PACES. Scholarships awards are based on demonstrated notable achievement, co-curricular activities and need. This year?s recipients include Alexander Allen, Ryan Arno, Allison Johnson and Kevin McFarland.

PACES Student Awards
Presentation of PACES Student Awards were made by Jan Trybula, a member of the PACES Board of Directors. Awards were given in recognition of a graduating senior who has excelled academically while providing exceptional service to the college and student life activities while maintaining a 3.0 minimum grade point average. This year?s awards went to Joshua Rich $500, Violeta Ayala $200 and Rachel Graf $200.

National Poetry Month Starts in April

Employee Incentive Fun Days
PACES employees will be allowed to participate in a series of ?fun days? during the spring semester. The next activity is April 20, which is favorite team jersey day. Campus members are encouraged to join in the fun.

PACES Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

On May 7, at the annual spring luncheon, PACES will be recognized by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce for its milestone 60th anniversary.

Dining Service Break Hours

Lehman Dining Center
Open during break as follows:
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, 8:30 a.m. ? 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. ? 3 p.m., 4 p.m. ? 8 p.m.

Student Union Dining Court

Fifth World Grill
Closes Friday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Opens Tuesday, April 6, 11 a.m.

Chips Old Time Deli
Closes Friday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Opens Tuesday, April 6, 11 a.m.

Tomassito?s/Firehouse Grill/ Saguaro Burrito
Closes Thursday, April 1, after late night
Opens Tuesday, April 6, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Plate Diner/Meds
Closes Friday, April 2, 2:30 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m.

Cookies, Cream & Co.
Closes Thursday, April 1, 10 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, April 7, noon

Snack Bars & Cafs

Crane Snack Bar
Closes Friday, April 2, 2 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, April 7, 7:15 a.m.


Dexter's Café  

Closes Friday, April 2, 2 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m.

Minerva?s Caf
Closes Friday, April 2, 2 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, April 7, 7:45 a.m.

Becky's Place

Closes Friday, April 2, 3 p.m.
Open Tuesday, April 6, 7:30 a.m. ? 3 p.m.

Becky's Caf
Open Monday, April 5, 7:30 a.m. ? 3 p.m.
Open Tuesday, April 6, 7:30 a.m. ? 2 p.m.

VACANCIES

Maintenance Helper

Line Items: TBA
Temporary Full-Time (for period May 24, 2010 ? August 27, 2010)
Salary Grade 6
Operational Services Unit, Labor Class
Salary: $12 - $13 per hour

Maintenance Helpers assist skilled and semiskilled trades positions in building and structure maintenance and construction performing the heavier and less skilled work such as lifting and placing timbers; mixing mortar and plaster; erecting ladders and scaffolds; cleaning gutters and eaves; removing materials preparatory to repair or construction; preparing surfaces and spreading paint; carrying bricks and mortar; digging ditches; operating jack hammer pumps, light trucks and other power equipment; cleans shop and cleans up after repair work.

Maintenance Helper may perform a variety of activities functioning as a general handyman in an assigned location. Under direction, Maintenance Helper may use the hand tools, portable power tools, shop equipment and measuring and testing instruments appropriate for the craft area to which assigned. They may occasionally operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment.

Job requirements and essential functions of the job:

? Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and to communicate verbally for the purpose of exchanging information.
? Applicants must be able to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
? Applicants must be able to use a variety of hand and power tools and motorized equipment.
? Applicants must be able to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
? Applicants must be able to climb stepladders.
? Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time.
? Applicants must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

There are no education or experience requirements for this class. Applicants must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy physical labor. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver's License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Supervisors: TBD
Shift: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Location: Physical Plant

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply at https://employment.potsdam.edu by March 29, 2010, close of business.

Cleaner

Salary Grade 5
Part-Time Temporary
Operational Services Unit -- Labor Class
Salary: $ 10.93/hour

Job requirements and essential functions of the job:

? Applicant must be able to move heavy objects such as furniture and equipment.
? Applicant must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor.
? Applicant must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.
? Applicant must be able to stand, stoop, bend and stretch for long periods of time.
? Applicant must be able to operate heavy equipment to clean floors.
? Applicant must be able to climb ladders.
? Applicant must be able to use various cleaning equipment and products.
? Applicant must be able to understand and follow verbal and simple written instructions.

Minimum Qualifications:

There are no education or experience requirements. Applicants must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor.

Supervisor: Theresa Green
Location: Resident Halls/Town House Apartments
Shift: TBD

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply at https://employment.potsdam.edu by, March 29, 2010 close of business.




RESEARCH

Conflict of Interest Requirements

In accordance with Federal regulations, SUNY Potsdam requires that a researcher disclose any potential conflict of interest due to a significant financial interest in a sponsored activity to the Research and Sponsored Programs Office before a proposal for that activity may be submitted to a sponsoring agency.

In order to provide assurance that any potential conflict is disclosed all investigators must read the Conflict of Interest Policy and then complete and submit the Annual Disclosure of Financial Interests and Obligations Statement on or before October 1, but no later than:

? Submission of an application to an external sponsor, or

? Acceptance of award where there was no prior disclosure submitted for that work

The Policy and forms can be found on The Research and Sponsored Programs web site at: http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/rspo/conflict/index.cfm

Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements

Effective January 4, 2010, the State University of New York at Potsdam will require that all researchers receiving NSF or NIH funding, whether a new application or renewal, complete training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program to meet the RCR requirements. The modules contain information about responsible conduct in research, case studies and quizzes related to each of the areas.

The policy and procedures for completing the training can be found on The Research and Sponsored Programs Web site at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/rspo/conflict/index.cfm.

Please note that these RCR courses are not substitute training courses for individuals who conduct research utilizing human participants or animals. If you plan to conduct research utilizing human participants or animals you must also complete the required basic training courses in those areas.




Institutional Review Board

The SUNY Potsdam Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research activity involving the use of human subjects or activities involving data collection from, or related to, human subjects. State and federal laws require that all projects involving human subjects be reviewed.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The board requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official. Please use the following as a guide for submission of proposals:

Spring 2010 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Time Room
Proposal Due Date
Deadline
Wednesday, March 31 2 p.m.
Dunn 102
Friday, March 19
5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 2 p.m.
Raymond Hall, 8th floor lounge
Friday, April 16
5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19 2 p.m.
Satterlee 113
Friday, May 7
5 p.m.


Application materials, sample consent/assent forms and instructions on how to apply are available online at www.potsdam.edu/rspo under the Institutional Review Board. *NOTE ? the most current revision date of application materials is April 22, 2009. Researchers are asked to verify the revision date on their application materials with the on line version to make sure you are using the most current version prior to submission. If you have any problems opening any of the forms please contact Kathy LaMay in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at x3121 or by e-mail at lamaykm@potsdam.edu.

An electronic copy of the application should be submitted to the chair, Maureen McCarthy, at mccartma@potsdam.edu. In addition, the signed cover page with original signature(s) should be mailed to Maureen McCarthy, Dunn Hall 100C.

If you are unsure whether the research you plan to conduct should be submitted for IRB review or if have any questions about the IRB process, please contact McCarthy at x2919 or by e-mail at mccartma@potsdam.edu.

The research proposal ?Classroom Project: PSY340 Learning and Memory? submitted by Dr. Heather Beauchamp, Department of Psychology, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board. It has been determined that the use of human subjects in that research meets the criteria of exempt research on March 17, 2010. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

The research proposal ?Classroom Project: PSYC300 Learning and Memory? submitted by Dr. Heather Beauchamp, Department of Psychology, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board. It has been determined that the use of human subjects in that research meets the criteria of exempt research on March 17, 2010. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

The research proposal ?The Effects of Temperature on Context-Dependent Memory? submitted by Dr. Heather Beauchamp and Keena-Marie Herne, Department of Psychology, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and by the provost of the College. The researcher and the use of human subjects in that research have been approved as of March 17, 2010.

The research proposal ?Exploring the Views of Adirondack Residents: Divergent Perceptions of the Adirondack Park and Its Future? submitted by Dr. Stacy Rosenberg, Christopher Warren and Maridee Rutledge, Department of Politics and Environmental Studies Program, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and by the provost of the College. The researcher and the use of human subjects in that research have been approved as of March 23, 2010.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Meetings

The SUNY Potsdam IACUC reviews any use of live animals in research, teaching, service or display by faculty, staff or students affiliated with SUNY Potsdam, regardless of where the activity occurs and of the activities funding source.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The committee requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official.

If you are unsure whether the project you plan to conduct should be submitted to the IACUC or have questions about the approval process, please contact Steve Marqusee, chair of the IACUC, at x3186 or by e-mail at marqussj@potsdam.edu.

Researchers are reminded that state and federal laws require that all projects involving animal subjects be reviewed. Application forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Researchers may contact Kathy LaMay at x3121 or by e-mail at lamaykm@potsdam.edu for application materials.


Title III Undergraduate Research Programs for 2009-2010

SUNY Potsdam is the recipient of a five-year, $1.6 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Education to promote undergraduate research across-the-curriculum, enhance faculty professional development related to undergraduate research and support student/faculty participation at regional and national conferences. For additional information, please contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director at ratlifgl@potsdam.edu, or Julie Ellingsen at ellingmj@potsdam.edu, Title III administrative assistant. The following campus award program applications are available at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titleiii/index.cfm.

Faculty Curriculum Development

The goal of the faculty curriculum development program is to integrate undergraduate research into an individual course that will have significant impact on a substantial number of students. The curricular proposal may focus on plans to revise an existing course or design a new course that introduces and promotes active research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Application deadline: April 2.

Student/Faculty Travel

The goal of the student/faculty undergraduate travel program is to increase the current number of students/faculty engaged in collaborative projects of high quality whose preliminary research results are competitively presented at regional or national conferences.

Application deadline: March 29.



Research and Creative Endeavors Program for 2009-2010

The Research and Creative Endeavors Program is designed to provide faculty with seed money to pursue a research or scholarly project and eventually seek and attract external funding for their work. As in the past, in making awards, the Committee will especially emphasize projects that have the potential to encourage new faculty, women and minorities; to support research and creative endeavors across the disciplines; and to attract external resources. The maximum award per project is $1,000. Generally, this program does not provide funding for conference travel, computer equipment and general office expenses.

DEADLINE: April 7, 2010

Grant Development Program 2009-2010

This program will provide awards of up to $1,500 to full-time faculty or professional staff to pursue the development of new proposals for submission to external funding agencies. All successful applicants will be required to submit a full proposal (with a budget of at least $50,000/yr.) to an external sponsor within one year from the time of award. It is expected that those interested will have identified a potential sponsor and contacted that sponsor to discuss funding possibilities. The application form requires a description of the proposed project and a project time line that incorporates the applicant?s plans for meeting the grant submission deadline. Allowable budget items include travel, supplies, books, duplicating, telephone, etc.

DEADLINE: Open.

Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to 6 awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2009-2010. All grant proposals submitted through the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (excluding continuation and fellowship applications) will automatically be eligible.

Awards will be made based on the following considerations:

?quality of proposal

?match between proposal and sponsor (likelihood of success)

?institutional support of proposal

Up to three awards will be made in June 2010 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2010.

In affirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all individuals, SUNY Potsdam actively seeks faculty, staff and students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status.