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The Reporter - October 31


REPORTERNo. 97610/31/08



CAMPUS NOTES

Open Office Hours for President

The next series of open office hours for members of the campus community to meet with President Schwaller have been scheduled for the fall 2008 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:

Wednesday, Nov. 5, from2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, from2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Flu Shot Clinics

Student Health Services will once again be sponsoring flu shot clinics around campus. This year, the first 2 clinics are available for students only.

Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 6, (faculty/staff/students)
Location: Barrington Student Union, Fireside Lounge, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Thursday, Nov. 13, (faculty/staff/students)
Location: Raymond Hall, 8th floor lounge, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Nov. 19, (faculty/staff/students)
Location: Crane Plaza, B143 Bishop Hall, Green Room, 9:30 a.m. to noon

The cost is $5 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. (Payment may be made in the form of cash, check or Bear Express.) Shots will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please wear appropriate clothing i.e. short, loose sleeves and be prepared to list all medications and supplements you are taking. If pregnant, please see your obstetrician for a flu shot.

You will be required to wait 15 minutes after the injection. If clinic dates and times are not convenient, students may make an appointment with a nurse at Student Health Services by calling 267-2377.

Student ID is required at all clinics. If you are 17 years old, please contact Student Health Services for a flu shot.

Important Message from Computing & Technology Services

All areas of CTS will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 11, for Veteran?s Day.

  • Administration Office, Stillman Hall
  • Administrative Information Systems (AIS), Stillman Hall
  • Host & Network Services (HNS), Kellas Hall
  • Network Infrastructure & Media (NIM), Kellas Hall
  • TelCom, Bowman Hall West

USER SERVICES:

  • Computer Labs, Kellas Hall
  • E-mail & Directory Services, Kellas Hall
  • HelpDesk, Kellas Hall
  • Instructional Technology Center (ITC), Stillman Hall

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Irene M. Haverstock at x2089.

Weekly Wall Calendar

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership is collecting event information for the Spring 2009 semester to be included in the SUNY Potsdam Weekly (SPW) wall calendar, which will be posted across campus and distributed to students, faculty and staff at the start of the spring semester.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 17. Our goal is to include as many events as possible and we would greatly appreciate your submission. Please forward any submissions, which should include event title, date, time and location via e-mail to doldjm@potsdam.edu.

In an effort to maximize the number of listings on our publication, we are looking for concise entries. The format for submissions should be as follows:

Date; title; location and time. Ex: Sunday, January 25, 2009; Massage Workshop; Fireside Lounge; 2 p.m. ? 4 p.m.

An entry can also include a sponsor if needed. The format with a sponsor should be as follows:

Date; sponsor; title; location and time. Ex: Wednesday, February 04, 2009; Crane Student Association sponsors Young Artist Series, Robert Belinic, guitar; Snell Hall; 7:30 p.m.

Finally, SPW provides on-going weekly campus event information through table tents, fliers, a Web page, facebook and the campus TV channel (6). We would be happy to include events happening in your areas in all of these venues. Event information is due by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 12, the week prior to the event. Events can be submitted through the following Web site at www.potsdam.edu/spw, (click on "Submit an Event").

SUNY Potsdam in the News

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

Thursday, October 23
Watertown Daily Times:
Renzi Top Sponsor of Golf Classic

Friday, October 24
Courier-Observer:
SUNY Potsdam Honored (photo)
Mormon Tabernacle Organist Performs Recital in Hosmer Concert Hall Sunday
Woodwind Quintet Plans Next Recital
Honor Society Donates Funds (photo)
A Rare Find (photo)
CBC Series Features SUNY Potsdam Crew
Memorial Fund Scholarship (photo)
See Met?s ?Doctor Atomic? Premiere Via HD Broadcast
Cello Ensemble Selects Pieces to Play by Pizaaolla, Villa-Lobos
SUNY Potsdam Women?s Hockey Officially Returns Tonight
New T-Shirt Designs Are Out
Music Festival
Lammers? Musical Photographs Exhibited
Education Majors Join Ahkwesahsne Conference

Saturday, October 25
Courier-Observer:
Crane Symphony Orchestra Saluting Veterans
Frackenpohl Brass Players Picked at Crane
Julia Crane Piano Competition/Festival Announced
Students Studying Options to Help the Environment
Sanders Recipient of Maude Memorial Fund Scholarship

Sunday, October 26
Advance News:
Is Math Essential to Voting
CPR/AED Workshop at Potsdam
CPS Presents ?Doctor Atomic? Nov. 8, 16 at Roxy

Watertown Daily Times:
Clown?s Imagination Creates One-Man Circus

Tuesday, October 28
Watertown Daily Times:
Golden Presentation (photo)

Wednesday, October 29
North Country This Week:
Becky?s Place Dedicated
Forum on Economy
Potsdam Chamber Announces ?Commitment to Community Award? Winner
Exhibit of Images Inspired by Music on Display at Hosmer Hall

Design Lab Now Available

The SUNY Potsdam Office of Public Affairs is offering assistance to faculty, staff and students via a newly developed design lab. The design lab is staffed by interns and professional staff and can be used for questions concerning design software, composition, layout and finishing needs. The lab will be open Mondays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, in Stillman Hall, room 105 (ITC lab). No appointments are necessary.

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Publications Jessica Rood at x3348.

Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Benefits

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) has entered into an agreement with Express Scripts Inc., a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM), which has a network of pharmacies to make available the medications workers may receive for their work-related injury or sickness. This does not change your right to get the medication necessary to treat such an illness or injury. It only means that you should obtain that medication from Express Scripts network pharmacies. The pharmacies, and their addresses, can be obtained by calling the Express Scripts Call Center at (866) 533-7011 or the Web site www.express-scripts.com/custom/expresscomppharm or contact the NYSIF Web site at www.nysif.com.

If you are obtaining your medication through a workers' compensation claim, you should obtain that medication from one of these pharmacies unless you have a medical emergency and it is not reasonably possible to purchase the medications you need for that emergency from a network pharmacy, the pharmacy is not within 10 miles of your rural location, or within one mile of your non-rural location and there are no Scripts Call Center at (866) 533-7011.

All pharmacies in the network are required to keep a sufficient stock of medication on hand so that they can service you without undue delay. All in-store pharmacies must be open for business during hours that are typical in your community, and must post a sign saying that they serve injured workers who receive their benefits from NYSIF. Express Scripts network pharmacies will bill NYSIF directly. You will not have to pay out-of-pocket costs for medication. You may obtain additional information about Express Scripts network pharmacies from the following Web site at www.express-scripts.com, or the toll free 24-hour telephone number is (866) 533-7011.

If you have any questions or problems, please call NYSIF at (866) 303-7737, the Workers' Compensation Board at (877) 632-4996, or the Board's Advocate for Injured Workers at (800) 580- 6665. Further information can be found on the Web site www.wcb.state.ny.us, the pharmacy in the network will deliver to you.

Please note that Express Scripts has mail-order service. Instructions for this can be obtained by calling the Express Scripts Call Center.

The Empire Plan Basic Medical Program

Below are the Empire Plan Basic Medical Program/Non-Network Practitioners Annual Deductible and Coinsurance Maximum for calendar year 2009. You may want to keep this information in mind as you plan for the upcoming year. These changes will be announced in the December 2008 Empire Plan Reports. Please remember, you have no deductible or coinsurance when you use The Empire Plan participating provider program. You can find participating doctors or labs at http://www.empireplanproviders.com or by calling the number on the back of your card. Bi-weekly rates are not yet available.

Annual Deductible (per enrollee, per spouse or domestic partner, per all dependent children combined)

CSEA $225
ALESU $363 CPI**
M/C $363 CPI**
PEF $363 CPI**
UUP $363 CPI**

Coinsurance Maximum(Out-Of-Pocket Expense)

CSEA $500/300***
ALESU $1345 CPI*
M/C $1,000
PEF $1,000
UUP $1,000

*Each program's deductible, coinsurance and maximum coinsurance amount is separate and not combined with any other deductible, coinsurance and maximum coinsurance amount.

**These changes reflect the 4.1 percent increase in the medical care component of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, all Cities (C.P.I.-W.) for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

***The coinsurance maximum out of pocket expense will be reduced to $300 for calendar year 2009 for employees in or equated to Salary grade 6 or below on January 1, 2009.

Optional Retirement Reps on Campus

Dave Howe, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus on November 19 and December 17. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call the Rochester office at 1-877-209-3144.

Rick Wolf, a representative from AIG-Valic, will be on campus on the following dates:November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 18. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call Annette in the Office of Human Resources at x2709.

Employee Assistance Program

The SUNY Potsdam Employee Assistance Program has two EAP Coordinators, Toby White at x3434 and Ada Santaferra at x2229. They are available to discuss personal concerns and make appropriate referrals. You may contact them 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.

CALENDAR

November

11/01/08

North Country Music Teachers Association Fall Festival @ The Crane School of Music

8 a.m.

Opera Production, "Gianni Schicchi" 7:30 p.m.
11/02/08 Daylight savings time

Brass Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
11/03/08

Guest Artist, Marcin Dylla, Guitar @ Snell Theater

7:30 p.m.
11/04/08

Election Day



Crane Percussion Ensemble @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
11/05/08

Crane Horn Ensemble and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall

7:30 p.m.
11/06/08 Crane Jazz Ensemble @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
11/07/08

Voice Area Recital @ Snell Theater or Wakefield Recital Hall

1 p.m.
11/08/08 Admissions Fall Open House

Crane Admissions Presentation @ Wakefield Recital Hall

10:30 a.m.

"The Circus Show," @ Dunn Hall 11 a.m.

THE MET LIVE in HD - John Adams, "Dr. Atomic" @ Roxy Theater

1 p.m.

"Pinballs" and The Most Massive Woman,? @ Dunn Hall

7 p.m.
11/09/08 Piano Festival @ Crane
11/11/08 Veteran?s Day

Crane Guitar and Harp Ensembles @ Snell Theater

7:30 p.m.
11/12/08 Crane Concert Band @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
11/13/08 Crane Symphonic Band @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
11/14/08 Woodwind Area Recital @ Snell Theater 3:30 p.m.

Faculty and Student Recital, Forbidden Music of the Nazis @ Snell Theater

7:30 p.m.
11/14/08 - 11/15/08

Faculty Dance Concert @ the College Theater in Satterlee Hall

8 p.m.
11/16/08

Encore Event - THE MET in HD - John Adams, "Dr. Atomic" @ Roxy Theater

1 p.m.

Faculty Dance Concert @ the College Theater in Satterlee Hall

2 p.m.

Faculty Recital, Kirk Dougherty, voice, Kirk Severtson, piano and Lorraine Sullivan, voice @ Snell Theater

3 p.m.

Crane Saxophone Ensembles @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.

To view the entire SUNY Potsdam Events Calendar and the revised 2008-2009 academic calendar, go to http://events.potsdam.edu.

POTSDAM PERSONALITIES

Arlene Stillwell (psychology) recently published an article in the refereed journal, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, with co-authors Roy Baumeister (Florida State) and Regan Del Priore (Potsdam, '02), titled "We're all victims here: Toward a psychology of revenge.?

CAMPUS ACTS OF KINDNESS

Potsdam is an amazing community of people who often go out of their way to help others. Do you know of someone who did a good deed for someone else? We want to know about it. Please e-mail your story to kelleykm@potsdam.edu so we can recognize those who help make Potsdam so special.

I would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone for their flowers, cards and the overwhelming support they have shown me and my family in our time of loss. Knowing that so many colleagues and friends were there for us helped us through this difficult time. We will never forget the kindness and support extended to us from the Potsdam SUNY family.

Again, My Sincere Thanks,
Martha Kerr & family

PACES NEWS

Hayes to Receive Potsdam Chamber Award November 12

The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has selected PACES Executive Director and Potsdam College Foundation Business Manager Daniel J. Hayes as this year?s recipient of Potsdam?s Commitment to Community Award. The award reflects the ?efforts of individuals or organizations in enhancing the quality of life, providing service to fellow citizens or improving the business environment in Potsdam.?

Hayes has worked for PACES since July 1977 and was instrumental in extending Bear Express to local merchants and expanding the services that PACES provides on campus. Hayes also instituted using Potsdam Chamber of Commerce gift certificates for employee gifts and matching employee donations to the Holiday Fund, which benefits local families in need. Hayes will be presented the award at the annual Chamber Dinner on November 12. For tickets to attend the dinner, contact the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce at 265-5440.

Hayes? volunteer endeavors include serving as a member of several boards of directors, committees and involvement in local government. According to the chamber, ?Hayes is known as a hardworking individual committed to making Potsdam the best community that it can be. He frequently can be found selling raffle tickets, lending his expertise in finance and human resource management, and working collaboratively to ensure that a project is completed.?

While a Potsdam village trustee, Hayes served as president of the Local Development Corporation, and serves as a member of the Village Comprehensive Planning Committee. He also serves as a trustee for North Country Savings Bank, as a member of the Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg?s Investment Advisory Committee and as vice-president of the Sandstone Foundation. Hayes has also served as a board member for the Knight Club, the Potsdam Town & Country Club and the Potsdam College Foundation.

Sandy LaClair Retirement
Sandy LaClair, a familiar face at the Greenery is retiring after 39 years of working for PACES. Sandy was the supervisor at the Greenery until its closing and has been working the cash register at Lehman for the past year. Please come and wish Sandy goodbye on Monday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Becky's Place. Refreshments will be served.

Becky?s Place Now Open
The eating unit will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Becky?s Caf serving coffee and sweets is open until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Online Catering System to Launch in November
Dining Services has implemented a new online catering order system through Catertrax. The new site will be launched in November. Please be aware that all catering events scheduled on or after January 1, 2009, must be placed through the new site. Vicki Jacot, catering coordinator, has accepted a position at Associated Colleges. During this transition period to the new online ordering system you may continue to call x2668 and speak with Lori Smith and she can assist you with any questions you might have.

Faculty and StaffFlex Plan
Any faculty and staff participating in the plan will receive a 20 percent discount on the entry price to Lehman and save 7 percent (NYS sales tax) on all food purchases at all units. To enroll in the plan, set up a flex account with a minimum $50 balance at the PACES Business Office.

The College Store is sponsoring a series of workshops with Apple Computers. RJ Mattimore, Apple campus representative, is presenting the workshops on the following topics. For more information, contact Carlie Harper at The College Store.

Mac Workshops by RJ Mattimore ?09
The College Store is sponsoring with Apple a series of workshops for the campus community. RJ Mattimore will be presenting. Mattimore is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and is a RA and has been working for CTS since his freshman year. Mattimore is The College Store?s Apple Rep on campus.

Switching to a Mac? Nov. 3, 7 p.m., SUDC
This is a great place to start. In this workshop, we?ll familiarize you with the Mac operating system and show you how to accomplish on a Mac what you used to do on a Windows PC. We?ll also dispel common myths, show you how Windows applications like Microsoft Excel and Word work on a Mac, and answer any questions you may have.

PACES Dining
Nov. 2, Pre-Presidential Election Day Dinner, vote your choice of menu, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lehman.
Nov. 3, Eat the Vote, TBA, SUDC.
Nov. 4, Sponsored Vendor Food Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., MPR Room

The College Store
Nov. 3 to Nov. 8, Grand Opening of the Holiday Shoppe

Union Market
Celebrate National Popcorn Popping Month, 25 cents/bag (through Nov. 8)

Menus can be found online at www.potsdam.edu/paces/dining.

VACANCIES



Full-time Faculty Position in Literacy

SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Literacy available September 1, 2009. The successful candidate will primarily teach the literacy and educational research courses in Ottawa, Canada, for the College's part-time graduate program of professional education (primary and junior divisions) under the auspices of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the residents of Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate would also teach online graduate literacy courses for the College's graduate literacy programs.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have 1) earned a doctorate in literacy or related discipline from an accredited institution; 2) experience working with college students and public school faculty; and 3) at least three years of teaching experience at the primary/junior divisions.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: Knowledge of U.S. and Canadian national literacy standards and educational institutions; academic credentials and professional experience related to literacy learning and development; experience teaching education courses at the university level; knowledge and experience with diverse populations; involvement in professional literacy organizations and professional development activities; and experience in the use of technology in education, including on-line education.

To apply go to employment.potsdam.edu. Application review will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Full-Time Faculty Position in the Secondary English Education Program

The Department of Secondary Education at SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the secondary English education program available September 1, 2009. The successful candidate will teach secondary English language arts methods courses, participate in Web-based performance assessments, support curriculum development, serve on committees, and advise students. Candidate will also provide leadership for the field-based component of the programs. This includes placement and supervision of pre-service teacher candidates and the development, support and maintenance of field experiences in a collaborative professional development model.

Doctorate in secondary English education from an accredited institution; teaching certificate in secondary English; experience working with teacher candidates, public school faculty, administrators and parents; and, at least five years of full-time teaching English at middle/junior high or high school levels required, experience in teaching English education courses at the college level; experience working with a diverse population, knowledge of current theory, research, and practice in teaching ELA; experience in meeting the diverse learning needs of students; sponsorship and/or supervision of pre-service teacher candidates; and, involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities preferred.

To apply go to employment.potsdam.edu. Application review will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Dean of The Crane School of Music

The State University of New York College at Potsdam invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The Crane School of Music. The Dean is responsible for managing the academic, administrative, artistic, and fiscal affairs of the School of Music. SUNY Potsdam seeks an energetic, dynamic individual to lead the faculty, staff, and students of The Crane School and participate in advancing the mission of the entire College as it approaches its 2016 bicentennial anniversary.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for the Dean of the Crane School will have a graduate degree in music and doctorate in an appropriate field; a record of significant experience in the administration of academic programs; and successful experience in college teaching of music and scholarly or creative work in a field of music. Other desirable qualities include an open, collaborative leadership style and commitment to participatory governance; experience in the administration of arts programs and commitment to assisting students and faculty achieve high levels of creative and scholarly activity; demonstrated ability and vision to lead strategic planning and program review processes; knowledge of enrollment management issues; a record of successful interactions with diverse constituents, including students, faculty and staff, alumni, and prospective donors; involvement in fundraising activities; a sense of humor; and great personal integrity.

Information for Applicants:
The search committee is chaired by, Dr. Gerald Ratliff Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The committee will make its recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President of the College. Review of candidates will begin on November 10 and will continue until the position is filled, with an expected starting date of July 1, 2009. Application materials should include: a letter describing the candidate?s interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of administrative philosophy, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five professional references. Interested applicants should visit SUNY Potsdam's employment site at https://employment.potsdam.edu to apply for this position. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially welcome. For more information on SUNY Potsdam, please refer to the Web site www.potsdam.educrane.

SUNY Potsdam is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor in Marketing for the Business Administration

SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marketing for the Business Administration Department, starting fall 2009.

Responsibilities:
As teaching is our primary mission at Potsdam, demonstrated excellence in teaching is vital. Applicants are expected to teach introductory and advanced marketing courses, advise students, conduct research suitable for publication, and serve on department and college-wide committees.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be nearing completion of a doctorate, in marketing or a related field. Terminal degrees in subjects other than marketing will be considered if supported by relevant work experience. We are especially seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups.

To apply, go to employment.potsdam.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. For questions contact Dr. Joe Timmerman at (315) 267-2219 or e-mail him at timmerja@potsdam.edu.

SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor of Community Health

The State University of New York at Potsdam invites applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor of Community Health available in the fall of 2009. Long recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States, SUNY Potsdam preserves a tradition of excellence in the liberal arts, music and teacher education. The College fosters a student-centered environment through efforts in program development that encourage faculty/student research and innovative pedagogy.

SUNY Potsdam is primarily an undergraduate teaching institution. Faculty are expected to teach lower division as well as upper division courses, contribute to the General Education program, serve as advisors for both undeclared and major students, and engage in scholarly activity. Candidates for all faculty positions must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and commitment to students.

Responsibilities include competencies in the instruction of professional preparation courses within the field of community health, including but not limited to content areas such as; substance abuse prevention (graduate and undergraduate), public health education, program evaluation, program planning, nutrition, human disease, biostatistics or epidemiology. Applicants should have education or experience in the area of nutrition. Duties also include student advising, research/creative activities, and University/public service.

Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in Public or Community Health. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working within the public health and prevention field. To apply, go to employment.potsdam.edu. Application review will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Employment Relations

SUNY Potsdam invites candidates to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2009 in Employment Relations. A doctorate, JD or other terminal degree is required by fall 2009. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity is also desirable. The candidate is expected to teach a broad range of Employment Relations courses in a liberal arts environment. Current courses offered by the department can be found at the Department of Economics and Employment Relations' Web site at www.potsdam.edu/emre. The department also welcomes new courses.

To apply log into, employment.potsdam.edu. Applications received by December 15, 2008 are guaranteed full consideration; others will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, e-mail smithba@potsdam.edu. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at State University of New York, Potsdam announces a full-time, tenure-track search for an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. We seek a scenic designer who also has lighting and/or sound design experience to join a multidisciplinary faculty in an undergraduate program committed to a liberal arts education for young artists. An MFA in theatrical design is required. Experience in teaching and professional design work is an expectation. The candidate should also have a record of professional activity or in other ways demonstrate an ongoing commitment to her/his professional design work and scholarly pursuits. The candidate should be proficient with computer assisted design technologies.

Responsibilities will include teaching beginning and advanced design classes, introductory and seminar theatre classes, designing departmental productions, mentoring advanced students in their production designs and academic advising. The design faculty member will work closely with colleagues and guest artists in all aspects of theatrical production. Interdisciplinary collaborations and strong student involvement in productions are hallmarks of the program. An important aspect in the coming years will be the design faculty member's expertise and input in the new multi-million dollar Performing Arts and Technology Center that will house the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Please visit employment.potsdam.edu to apply for this position. Review of candidates begins December 1, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.



RESEARCH

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:

Fall 2008 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date

Time

Proposal Due Date

Deadline

Room

Wednesday, Nov. 12 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 5 p.m. Satterlee 113
Wednesday, Dec. 10 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 5 p.m. Satterlee 113

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 Sept. 22, 2008. Researchers are asked to verify the revision date on their application materials with the online 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 have questions about the IRB process, please contact Maureen McCarthy at x2919 or by e-mail at mccartma@potsdam.edu.

The research proposal ?Advanced Honors Learning Project,? submitted by Dr. Alan Hersker and Mark Millward, Department of Anthropology, 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 Oct. 20, 2008. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

The research proposal, ?NACS Survey,? submitted by Abby Lee, Department of PACES, 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 Oct. 15, 2008. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

The research proposal, ?Homework and It's Effectiveness,? submitted by Dr. Kathleen Valentine and Shannon M. Carr, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 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 Oct. 23, 2008.

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.

Grant Development Program 2008-2009

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.

Spencer Foundation

Major Research Grants
The foundation has as its primary mission, by the intent of its founder, ?to investigate ways in which education can be improved, around the world.? The foundation funds widely-varied research projects, ranging from medium-sized studies that can be completed in a year by an individual researcher to more extensive collaborative studies that last several years.

Small Research Grants
This program supports short-term research projects (one year or less) that require no more than $40,000 to complete. The program is appropriate for modest-sized research projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger investigations and projects, which arise in response to unusual opportunities.

DEADLINE: Open.

For more information contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 267-2131.


Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2009

This program supports faculty-student projects during the summer months. It is designed to support an outstanding student, (cumulative GPA 3.25 and demonstrated scholarly potential) who will be returning for at least one full semester as an undergraduate. This experience should first and foremost provide an outstanding opportunity for the student to learn the procedures and techniques used in such endeavors, and to make an original contribution to that particular field of endeavor. This is primarily a student-oriented program and is not meant to merely provide a ?free technician? for a faculty member?s research or creative project. Students will receive a stipend of $3,200 for 10 weeks of full-time work on the proposed research project. In addition, a double occupancy room will be provided free of charge. The research team will receive an award of up to $500 for expenses related to the proposed research.

DEADLINE: February 4, 2009

Research and Creative Endeavors Program for 2008-2009

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.

DEADLINES: April 1, 2009

Curriculum Development Program 2008-2009

The Curriculum Development Program is designed to provide teaching faculty with seed money to engage in projects that lead to curricular innovation. Three types of projects are encouraged in this program:

  1. creation of/or significant redesign of courses that emphasize new teaching technologies;
  2. the creation of courses for new majors or minors and
  3. the creation of new interdisciplinary courses and learning communities.

The maximum award is $1,000.

This program does not provide funding for conference travel, computer equipment or general office expenses.

DEADLINES: April 15, 2009

Research and Sponsored Programs Travel Program 2008-2009

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office has travel funds available again this year to help support faculty scholarship. Funding will only be considered for faculty and professional staff who are either presenting papers or posters or are chairing a panel. This supplemental funding source does not preclude your applying to already established avenues, i.e., your department chair and the dean of the school.

Funding will take place throughout the year. The maximum amount for domestic travel is $200. The maximum amount for international travel is $300. To apply, use the state travel requisition form available in your department. Submit the requisition to your chair and the dean first; then if you are in need of additional funding submit the requisition with a brief explanation of your level of participation at the conference to Kathy Chapman, 5th Floor, Raymond Hall. These monies will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve-basis. A spending cap has been placed on this program.

DEADLINE: Open

Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to six awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2008-2009. 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 November 2008 for proposals submitted up to October 31, 2008.

Up to three awards will be made in June 2009 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2009.

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.


CALENDAR

October

10/24/08

CPS Meets the Arts, Catskill Puppet Theater Hiawatha @ Snell Theater

10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Voice Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall

1 p.m.

Woodwind Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall

3:30 p.m.
10/25/08

Organ Encounter with guest organist Andrew Unsworth @ Hosmer stage

3 p.m.

A# Arrangement Invitational @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
10/26/08

Ranlett Memorial Organ Recital featuring guest organist Andrew Unsworth @ Hosmer Hall

3 p.m.

Crane Symphony Orchestra @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
10/27/08 Potsdam Woodwind Quintet @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
10/28/08 Admissions Fall Open House

Crane Cello Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
10/29/08

National String Project Fall Masquerade Concert @ Large Rehearsal Room

5:30 p.m.

Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
10/30/08

Opera Production "Gianni Schicchi" @ Snell Theater

9:30 a.m.

Flute Ensemble and Presidential scholars event @ Hosmer Hall

7:30 p.m.
10/31/08 Brass Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall 3 p.m.

November

11/01/08

North Country Music Teachers Association Fall Festival @ The Crane School of Music

8 a.m.

Opera Production, "Gianni Schicchi" 7:30 p.m.
11/02/08 Daylight savings time

Brass Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
11/03/08

Guest Artist, Marcin Dylla, Guitar @ Snell Theater

7:30 p.m.
11/04/08

Election Day



Crane Percussion Ensemble @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
11/05/08

Crane Horn Ensemble and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble @ Hosmer Hall

7:30 p.m.
11/06/08 Crane Jazz Ensemble @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
11/07/08

Voice Area Recital @ Snell Theater or Wakefield Recital Hall

1 p.m.
11/08/08 Admissions Fall Open House

Crane Admissions Presentation @ Wakefield Recital Hall

10:30 a.m.

"The Circus Show," @ Dunn Hall 11 a.m.

THE MET LIVE in HD - John Adams, "Dr. Atomic" @ Roxy Theater

1 p.m.

"Pinballs" and The Most Massive Woman,? @ Dunn Hall

7 p.m.

To view the entire SUNY Potsdam Events Calendar and the revised 2008-2009 academic calendar, go to http://events.potsdam.edu.

POTSDAM PERSONALITIES

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, (English and communication) has had her poem, "Tripedal Balance" accepted for publication in The Cape Rock, a literary journal.

Donald George (Crane) sang the tenor solo in the Bach Cantata BWV 125, "Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin" with the Bach Society, in Munich, Germany on October 12. The Munich newspaper Sddeutsche Zeitung writes of George's "eloquent singing" and that the interpretation achieved an "undeniable truth.?

Rick Henry/Blueline (English & communication) has won a small press development grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Karen Springsteen (English & communication) received FACUL-TE Funding from the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center to support development of a course in digital writing. With the support of LTEC, Dr. Springsteen attended the Seventh Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition: The New Work of Composing at the University of Louisville, KY.

Alan Steinberg (English & communication) has been notified that his dramatic monologue, Cosmic Judo, was chosen one of the winners of the Stage This! National Playwriting Competition. The monologue will be presented as part of the off-Broadway Stage This! 2008 Short Play Festival, and will be published in the third volume of the Stage This! anthology of short plays and monologues.

PACES NEWS

The College Store Participates in National Research Initiative: SUNY Potsdam Students Asked to Share Thoughts on Shopping Habits
Attitudes and habits toward shopping will be the focus of a campus-wide survey conducted by The College Store. The survey is a part of Student Watch, a national research project sponsored by the NACS Foundation, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS). Student Watch provides insight into college student consumer behaviors.

The survey will be conducted online through the bookstore via e-mail beginning Monday, Oct. 20. One student at each participating campus will win $100 and one student from all entries will take home $500.

Headquartered in Oberlin, OH, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $11 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores daily serve America?s college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at www.nacs.org.

Becky?s Place to open October 27
Becky?s Place at Pratt Commons is set to open on Monday, Oct. 27. The unit will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Until the training of staff is complete, certain units will alternate being open. The Hearth oven will be open one day, salads the next and the grill the next. Caf serving coffee and sweets is open 2 hours later, closing at 9 p.m., Monday through Thursdays.

Online Catering System to Launch in November
Dining Services has implemented a new online catering order system through Catertrax. The new site will be launched in November. Please be aware that all catering events scheduled on or after January 1, 2009, must be placed through the new site. Vicki Jacot, catering coordinator, has accepted a position at Associated Colleges. During this transition period to the new online ordering system you may continue to call x2668 and speak with Lori Smith and she can assist you with any questions you might have.

Faculty and StaffFlex Plan
Any faculty and staff participating in the plan will receive a 20 percent discount on the entry price to Lehman and save 7 percent (NYS sales tax) on all food purchases at all units. To enroll in the plan, set up a flex account with a minimum $50 balance at the PACES Business Office.

The College Store is sponsoring a series of workshops with Apple Computers. RJ Mattimore, Apple campus representative, is presenting the workshops on the following topics. For more information, contact Carlie Harper at The College Store.

Mac Workshops by RJ Mattimore ?09
The College Store is sponsoring with Apple a series of workshops for the campus community. RJ Mattimore will be presenting. Mattimore is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and is a RA and has been working for CTS since his freshman year. Mattimore is The College Store?s Apple Rep on campus.

Switching to a Mac? Nov. 3, 7 p.m., SUDC
This is a great place to start. In this workshop, we?ll familiarize you with the Mac operating system and show you how to accomplish on a Mac what you used to do on a Windows PC. We?ll also dispel common myths, show you how Windows applications like Microsoft Excel and Word work on a Mac, and answer any questions you may have.

The College Store GEEK WEEK (Oct. 27 ? Nov. 1)
20 percent off selected computer accessories, and books
20 percent off all Children's Halloween Books

Union Market
20 percent off CDR, CDRW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Union Market Scary Movie Special - $6 gets you: 2 bags popcorn, 1 liter soda & 3 Movie Rentals (through Nov. 1)

PACES Dining Apple Cider Fest, Oct. 28
Lehman Dining Hall Great Cook Off, Oct. 30

The College Store
The Great Pumpkin Hunt, Oct. 31
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere, and not a one in sight, $5 - $50 you'll win, if you look just right!
PACES Dining Employee Halloween Dress Up Day
PACES Dining wear your Halloween outfit into a unit, get a free torch cone.

Menus can be found online at www.potsdam.edu/paces/dining.

VACANCIES


Dean of The Crane School of Music

The State University of New York College at Potsdam invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The Crane School of Music. The Dean is responsible for managing the academic, administrative, artistic, and fiscal affairs of the School of Music. SUNY Potsdam seeks an energetic, dynamic individual to lead the faculty, staff, and students of The Crane School and participate in advancing the mission of the entire College as it approaches its 2016 bicentennial anniversary.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for the Dean of the Crane School will have a graduate degree in music and doctorate in an appropriate field; a record of significant experience in the administration of academic programs; and successful experience in college teaching of music and scholarly or creative work in a field of music. Other desirable qualities include an open, collaborative leadership style and commitment to participatory governance; experience in the administration of arts programs and commitment to assisting students and faculty achieve high levels of creative and scholarly activity; demonstrated ability and vision to lead strategic planning and program review processes; knowledge of enrollment management issues; a record of successful interactions with diverse constituents, including students, faculty and staff, alumni, and prospective donors; involvement in fundraising activities; a sense of humor; and great personal integrity.

Information for Applicants:
The search committee is chaired by, Dr. Gerald Ratliff Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The committee will make its recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President of the College. Review of candidates will begin on November 10 and will continue until the position is filled, with an expected starting date of July 1, 2009. Application materials should include: a letter describing the candidate?s interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of administrative philosophy, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five professional references. Interested applicants should visit SUNY Potsdam's employment site at https://employment.potsdam.edu to apply for this position. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially welcome. For more information on SUNY Potsdam, please refer to the Web site www.potsdam.edu/crane.

SUNY Potsdam is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor in Marketing for the Business Administration

SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marketing for the Business Administration Department, starting fall 2009.

Responsibilities:
As teaching is our primary mission at Potsdam, demonstrated excellence in teaching is vital. Applicants are expected to teach introductory and advanced marketing courses, advise students, conduct research suitable for publication, and serve on department and college-wide committees.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be nearing completion of a doctorate, in marketing or a related field. Terminal degrees in subjects other than marketing will be considered if supported by relevant work experience. We are especially seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups.

To apply, go to employment.potsdam.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. For questions contact Dr. Joe Timmerman at (315) 267-2219 or e-mail him at timmerja@potsdam.edu.

SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor of Community Health

The State University of New York at Potsdam invites applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor of Community Health available in the fall of 2009. Long recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States, SUNY Potsdam preserves a tradition of excellence in the liberal arts, music and teacher education. The College fosters a student-centered environment through efforts in program development that encourage faculty/student research and innovative pedagogy.

SUNY Potsdam is primarily an undergraduate teaching institution. Faculty are expected to teach lower division as well as upper division courses, contribute to the General Education program, serve as advisors for both undeclared and major students, and engage in scholarly activity. Candidates for all faculty positions must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and commitment to students.

Responsibilities include competencies in the instruction of professional preparation courses within the field of community health, including but not limited to content areas such as; substance abuse prevention (graduate and undergraduate), public health education, program evaluation, program planning, nutrition, human disease, biostatistics or epidemiology. Applicants should have education or experience in the area of nutrition. Duties also include student advising, research/creative activities, and University/public service.

Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in Public or Community Health. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working within the public health and prevention field. To apply, go to employment.potsdam.edu. Application review will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Employment Relations

SUNY Potsdam invites candidates to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2009 in Employment Relations. A doctorate, JD or other terminal degree is required by fall 2009. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity is also desirable. The candidate is expected to teach a broad range of Employment Relations courses in a liberal arts environment. Current courses offered by the department can be found at the Department of Economics and Employment Relations' Web site at www.potsdam.edu/emre. The department also welcomes new courses.

To apply log into, employment.potsdam.edu. Applications received by December 15, 2008 are guaranteed full consideration; others will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, e-mail smithba@potsdam.edu. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at State University of New York, Potsdam announces a full-time, tenure-track search for an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. We seek a scenic designer who also has lighting and/or sound design experience to join a multidisciplinary faculty in an undergraduate program committed to a liberal arts education for young artists. An MFA in theatrical design is required. Experience in teaching and professional design work is an expectation. The candidate should also have a record of professional activity or in other ways demonstrate an ongoing commitment to her/his professional design work and scholarly pursuits. The candidate should be proficient with computer assisted design technologies.

Responsibilities will include teaching beginning and advanced design classes, introductory and seminar theatre classes, designing departmental productions, mentoring advanced students in their production designs and academic advising. The design faculty member will work closely with colleagues and guest artists in all aspects of theatrical production. Interdisciplinary collaborations and strong student involvement in productions are hallmarks of the program. An important aspect in the coming years will be the design faculty member's expertise and input in the new multi-million dollar Performing Arts and Technology Center that will house the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Please visit employment.potsdam.edu to apply for this position. Review of candidates begins December 1, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.



RESEARCH

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:

Fall 2008 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date

Time

Proposal Due Date

Deadline

Room

Wednesday, Nov. 12 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 5 p.m. Satterlee 113
Wednesday, Dec. 10 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 5 p.m. Satterlee 113

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 Sept. 22, 2008. Researchers are asked to verify the revision date on their application materials with the online 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 have questions about the IRB process, please contact Maureen McCarthy at x2919 or by e-mail at mccartma@potsdam.edu.

The research proposal, ?Olfactory Priming,? submitted by Dr. Thomas Gerstenberger and Lindsey Walicek, 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 October 14, 2008.

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.

Grant Development Program 2008-2009

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.

Spencer Foundation

Major Research Grants
The foundation has as its primary mission, by the intent of its founder, ?to investigate ways in which education can be improved, around the world.? The foundation funds widely-varied research projects, ranging from medium-sized studies that can be completed in a year by an individual researcher to more extensive collaborative studies that last several years.

Small Research Grants
This program supports short-term research projects (one year or less) that require no more than $40,000 to complete. The program is appropriate for modest-sized research projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger investigations and projects, which arise in response to unusual opportunities.

DEADLINE: Open.

For more information contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 267-2131.


Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2009

This program supports faculty-student projects during the summer months. It is designed to support an outstanding student, (cumulative GPA 3.25 and demonstrated scholarly potential) who will be returning for at least one full semester as an undergraduate. This experience should first and foremost provide an outstanding opportunity for the student to learn the procedures and techniques used in such endeavors, and to make an original contribution to that particular field of endeavor. This is primarily a student-oriented program and is not meant to merely provide a ?free technician? for a faculty member?s research or creative project. Students will receive a stipend of $3,200 for 10 weeks of full-time work on the proposed research project. In addition, a double occupancy room will be provided free of charge. The research team will receive an award of up to $500 for expenses related to the proposed research.

DEADLINE: February 4, 2009

Research and Creative Endeavors Program for 2008-2009

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.

DEADLINES: April 1, 2009

Curriculum Development Program 2008-2009

The Curriculum Development Program is designed to provide teaching faculty with seed money to engage in projects that lead to curricular innovation. Three types of projects are encouraged in this program:

  1. creation of/or significant redesign of courses that emphasize new teaching technologies;
  2. the creation of courses for new majors or minors and
  3. the creation of new interdisciplinary courses and learning communities.

The maximum award is $1,000.

This program does not provide funding for conference travel, computer equipment or general office expenses.

DEADLINES: April 15, 2009

Research and Sponsored Programs Travel Program 2008-2009

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office has travel funds available again this year to help support faculty scholarship. Funding will only be considered for faculty and professional staff who are either presenting papers or posters or are chairing a panel. This supplemental funding source does not preclude your applying to already established avenues, i.e., your department chair and the dean of the school.

Funding will take place throughout the year. The maximum amount for domestic travel is $200. The maximum amount for international travel is $300. To apply, use the state travel requisition form available in your department. Submit the requisition to your chair and the dean first; then if you are in need of additional funding submit the requisition with a brief explanation of your level of participation at the conference to Kathy Chapman, 5th Floor, Raymond Hall. These monies will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve-basis. A spending cap has been placed on this program.

DEADLINE: Open

Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to six awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2008-2009. 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 November 2008 for proposals submitted up to October 31, 2008.

Up to three awards will be made in June 2009 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2009.

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.