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The Reporter - September 19

REPORTERNo. 9709/19/08


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, Sept. 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon

Faculty/Professional Staff Promotions

President Schwaller is pleased to advise the college community of the faculty/professional staff promotions for 2008-2009.

Faculty Promotions

Carol Cope Lowe, The Crane School of Music, Assistant Professor
Kelly Drifmeyer, The Crane School of Music, Assistant Professor
Gregory Gardner, Business Administration, Associate Professor
Richard Henry, English & Communications, Professor
Robyn Hosley, The Crane School of Music, Professor
Glenn Johnson, Biology, Professor
Kathryn Koscho, The Crane School of Music, Assistant Professor
Judith Little, Philosophy, Professor
Kathleen Miller, The Crane School of Music, Associate Professor
Susan Neal, Theatre & Dance, Lecturer
Celine Philibert, Modern Languages, Professor
Edwin Portugal, Business Administration, Professor
William Romey, Biology, Professor
Raphael Sanders, The Crane School of Music, Associate Professor
Kirk Severtson, The Crane School of Music, Associate Professor
Brian Snee, English & Communications, Associate Professor
Steven Stannish, History, Associate Professor
Susan Stebbins, Anthropology, Professor
Liliana Trevizan, Modern Languages, Professor
Lisa Wilson, English & Communications, Associate Professor
Paul Wyse, The Crane School of Music, Associate Professor

Professional Promotions

Donald Burgoyne, Computing & Technology Services, Lead Programmer Analyst
Laura Goodrow, Student Health Services, Instructional Support Associate SL-2
Joshua McLear, Center for Campus Life, Residence Hall Director SL-2
Karen O?Brien, Physical Plant, Associate Facilities Program Coordinator SL-4
Ada Santaferra, Community Health, Instructional Support Specialist SL-4
Erin Weishaupt, Center for Campus Life, Residence Hall Director SL-2
Andrew White, Center for Campus Life, Residence Hall Director SL-2

Department Chairs

President John F. Schwaller is pleased to advise the College community of the 2008 ? 2009 department chairs.

School of Arts And Sciences

Anthropology Karen Johnson-Weiner 7/08-6/2010
Archeology Bethany Usher 7/08-12/2008
Archeology Jamin Weets 1/09-6/2009
Art Mark Huff 9/1998-6/2010
Biology Glenn Johnson 9/03-6/2009
Chemistry Maria Hepel 7/06-6/2009
Computer Science Timothy Fossum 7/08-6/2011
Econ. & Empl. Rel. Michael Nuwe 9/04-6/2010
English & Comm. Richard Henry 7/06-6/2009
Enviro. Studies John Omohundro
Geology Robert Badger 9/00-6/2009
History M.J. Heisey 1/08-6/2010
Mathematics Joel Foisy 7/06-6/2009
Modern Lang. Steven Marqusee 7/08-7/2009
Philosophy Judith Little 7/2004-6/2010
Physics Lawrence Brehm 9/05-6/2009
Politics Philip Neisser 7/04-6/2010
Psychology Heather Beauchamp 7/06-6/2009
Sociology Heather Sullivan-Catlin 7/04-6/2010
Theatre/Dance Robin Collen 7/04-6/2010

School of Education and Professional Studies

Business Admin. Donna Mosier 7/08-6/2009
Community Health Maureen McCarthy 7/07-6/2010
Wilderness Education Mark Simon
Curriculum and Instr. Kathy Valentine 9/03-6/2009
Grad MST Child Ed Sandy Chadwick 9/03-6/2009
Grad MS in Ed. & C&I Kathleen Valentine 7/08-6/2009
Undergrad Child Ed. Deborah Conrad 9/03-6/2009
Ottawa MST program Sergei Abramovich 7/08-6/2009
Korean Initiative Andrew Ha 9/03-6/2009
Info. & Comm. Tech. Anthony Betrus 1/04-6/2009
Chinese Initiative Anthony Betrus 7/08-6/2009
Literacy Lynn Hall 6/10-6/2010
Sec. Education Robert Vadas 7/08-6/2009
Sec.French & Spanish Elvira Sanatullova-Allison


Sec. Mathematics Donald Straight 7/07-6/2009
Sec. Science William Doody 7/07-6/2009
Sec. Social Studies Robert Vadas 1/07-6/2009
Sec. English Linda Seramur 7/08-6/2009
Sheard Literacy Center Tina Bush 9/05-8/2008
Special Education Anjali Misra 7/06-6/2009
Thomas O?Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Tech. Christian Remick 7/07-6/2009

Crane School of Music

Music Education Robyn Hosley, Co-chair 7/05-6/2011
Music Education Peter McCoy, Co-chair 1/07-6/2011
Theory/History/Comp. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis 7/04-6/2009
Performance C. Douglas Rubio 7/04-6/2010
Grad. Program Coord. Debra Lynn Campbell 7/08-6/2009
Tech. Co-coordinator Bryan Burkett 7/08-6/2009
Tech. Co-coordinator Peter McCoy 7/08-6/2009
Choral Coordinator Heather Eyerly 7/08-6/2009

Graduate and Professional School Fair

You are cordially invited to attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair on September 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the MPR of the Barrington Student Union. Thirty-eight institutions and 83 academic programs will be represented at this event.

Please encourage your students to attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair. The success of the Graduate and Professional School Fair and our offering this program in the future depends on student attendance.

To help us market this event we will be sending each department flyers for posting and PowerPoint slide to include in your classroom presentations upon an e-mail request to

If you have any questions, please contact Karen L. Ham, director career planning, at x2339.

2008 - 2009 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence and the Distinguished Professor Awards

Potsdam is eligible to submit two nominations for the Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Teaching and one each for the Chancellor?s Award for Excellence In Librarianship, the Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, the Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the Distinguished Service Professor, the Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Distinguished Professor award. The College is not limited on the number of Distinguished Professor awards it can submit.

The Chancellor?s Award Nomination form and procedures can be found on the Office of Human Resource Web page under forms. The campus nomination deadline is November 1, 2008.

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Perry at, or x2086. E-mail nominations are acceptable.

SUNY Potsdam in the News

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

Thursday, September 11
Harper Awarded (photo)
Woods Will Detail Interfaith Collaboration at Kalaupapa

Friday, September 12
Hear Piano Quartet at Crane Sept. 16
Chris Botti Kicking Off CPS Season
Crane Profs to Play

Sunday, September 14
Advance News:
Dr. Fred Woods to Preach at SUNY Potsdam?s Kellas Hall
Fleming Stars in ?Opening Night Gala? Sept. 22
Janeck?s ?Diary of One Who Vanished? Sept. 30

Monday, September 15
Watertown Daily Times:
Fleming Live, on Big Screen, in Potsdam

Tuesday, September 16
Heinrich Heine Profited by Crane Duo

Wednesday, September 17
North Country This Week:
Trumpeter Botti Open CPS 2008-09 Season
Scholarship Names for FDNY Alumnus
Stone Valley Cleanup (photo)
Lecture to Focus on Interfaith Collaboration
Former Ballet Academy Director Offering Classes at SUNY Potsdam
Metropolitan Opera Opening Night in HD at Roxy
Sandstone Trail Tour

Memorial Weekend for Saul "Sandy" Feldstein '62 former Crane Faculty

Friday, Sept. 26
7 p.m. Sabbath services at Congregation Beth El (81 Market Street).

Saturday, Sept. 27
2 p.m. - Tour of Crane School of Music complex, meet in Green room.
3 p.m. - Inaugural Feldstein Roundtable, Hosmer Hall Stage, "Partnership between Music Education and Music Business."
4:30 p.m. - Reception/Dinner @ Thatcher Hall
7:30 p.m. - Memorial concert @ Snell Hall

Help us celebrate the life of a dear alumnus and former faculty member. All events are open to the public. Reception/Dinner is $35 per person, RSVP Carol "Kickie" Britt at x2103, or "".

Handicapped Accessible

Reminder that SUNY Potsdam is required by law to have all events wheelchair accessible including the parking lots, entrances to the buildingand restrooms. Compliance with all the accessibility requirements is essential to provide a basic level of access for people with disabilities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Stebbins, affirmative action officer, at x3372.

CPS Presents Best-Selling Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti

Community Performance Series is kicking off its 20th Anniversary Season with a performance by talented jazz trumpeter Chris Botti on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

Fresh from his performance with the Boston Philharmonic, the best-selling jazz artist has earned spots on the Top Jazz Album Charts with ?When I Fall in Love? and ?To Love Again.?Botti has worked with celebrated artists including Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Sting and film composer John Barry.

Botti's new CD, ?Italia,? was inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy and demonstrates Botti?s talent as both a performer and composer.Hismusic promises to give the listener a unique blend of jazz, pop and classical music.

Ticket prices range from $13 to $48, with discounts for youth and seniors. Tickets for the concert are on sale in person at the CPS Box Office located in the Snell Theater Lobby at SUNY Potsdam or by calling (315) 267-2277. Tickets are also available at Northern Music & Video in Potsdam and online at

This Chris Botti concert is generously sponsored in part by Cappello Linden & Ladoceur Attorneys at Law and Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping.

Summer Session 2009 Preliminary Course Proposals Due

It is once again time to begin building the preliminary 2009 Summer Session course schedule. All approved Banner forms should be received on or before Oct. 10, 2008 in order to be available to students on the Extended Education Web site by October 16 when advising begins for Winterim 2009 and Spring Semester 2009 courses. Once again, we do not plan on printing a preliminary Summer Session course schedule but will add courses on the Web site as soon as approved Banner forms have been received in the Office of Extended Education. All faculty members have been sent a cover memo and Banner form which details the various session dates and class meeting time templates. For additional information, please contact Lee Ghostlaw at or x2166.

Message from Human Resources?

Bank of America will implement a check-cashing fee of $6 beginning on Sept. 16, 2008, to cash a check issued by a business for individuals without a Bank of America relationship. According to the terms of the state contract with Bank of America, state employees will not be charged for cashing NYS payroll checks at any Bank of America branch located in New York state. State employees are exempt from this check-cashing fee. They do not need to have an account with Bank of America in order to cash their payroll checks free of charge. Per the Office of the State Comptroller, Bank of America has made all branches aware of this exemption for NYS employees.

Message from Human Resources Regarding Commuting and Carpooling

In an effort to provide information to the campus community about resources available for commuting to and from work, the following options are presented for your information. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Mary Dolan at or Kathy Perry at, and we will try to address the concerns.

1. There is a commuter bus service in St. Lawrence County. One route goes from Ogdensburg to Heuvelton to Rensselaer Falls to Canton and arrives at SUNY Potsdam at 8:12 a.m. The return trip leaves SUNY Potsdam at 4:21 p.m. The current fare is $1.50. Visit the following Web site for more information and schedules: You may also call 315-393-5200.

2. As we are getting more calls for information from colleagues who have expressed an interest in carpooling, we have agreed to serve as the clearinghouse for the information, on a trial basis. For those interested in carpooling with other employees/students to and from work, you may either sign up in Human Resources to indicate your interest or contact Mary Dolan or Kathy Perry by e-mail. The form will be on the bulletin board in the Office of Human Resources. You willadd your name, hometown and phone numberand e-mail to the list and if someone is looking to carpool, they may view the list and contact you. Commuting arrangements are the responsibility of the employee(s). However, for this first time, Human Resources will coordinate getting information out to the interested parties via e-mail of individuals in similar locations that have expressed an interest in participating.

?Student Learning Assessment 101? Workshop

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce a campus participatory workshop titled, "Student Learning Assessment 101" on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Thatcher Hall.

The workshop will be conducted by Linda Suskie, vice president of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Preliminary workshop topics include framing meaningful student learning objectives, designing relevant evaluative instruments that capture useful information and identifying appropriate implementation strategies that achieve stated institutional goals. Suskie is an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant on the selected assessment topics. Past director of the American Association for Higher Education Assessment Forum, she is also author of the popular Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey-Bass Anker Series, 2004). A complimentary buffet dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Those unable to attend the evening workshop may attend an informal open session facilitated by Carol Franck on Wednesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center (LTEC) to meet Ms. Suskie and ask questions related to developing assessment plans, identifying student learning objectives or other topics of interest.

Both the participatory evening workshop and the informal open session require pre-registration so that participants may receive advance reading materials. Faculty and professional staff interested in attending either event should contact Gerald Lee Ratliff at x2107 or e-mail to reserve a slot. The deadline for preregistration is Monday, Sept. 22.

Upcoming IRB Workshop

The campus is invited to attend "Smooth Sailing through the IRB Process 2008-2009?, Friday, October 24, at 3 p.m. in the LTEC.

In this workshop, participants will take part in a review and update regarding the IRB review process, forms and policies. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns for discussion.

This workshop is appropriate for any faculty member doing research with human participants.

Community Chorus Begins Fall Season

Potsdam Community Chorus will host their fall concert is Sunday, Nov. 23. The featured work is J.S. Bach?s ?Cantata 140, Wachet auf,? with soloists and string accompaniment.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, the Community Chorus will join The Orchestra of Northern New York for performances of Handel?s ?Messiah.?

Musical director and conductor is Dr. Peter J. Durow of The Crane School of Music faculty.

Chorus membership is open to all interested singers. Choristers range in age from teens to octogenarians, and come from many North Country communities. For more information call 315-265-5634.

Optional Retirement Reps on Campus

Dave Howe, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus on September 24, October 22, 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: September 25, October 9, October 23, 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.


SUNY Center Workshops

The SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to offer the following events at Stony Brook University:

Research Grant Writing
When: Thursday & Friday, October 9 & 10, 2008

CPD Member One Day - $80? CPD Non-Member One Day - $100
CPD Member Both Days - $145 ?CPD Non-Member Both Days - $180
CPD Points can be used for payment of this class

Writing and Maximizing Content for Use on the Web

When: Friday, October 17, 2008
CPD Member - $210
CPD Non-Member - $250
CPD and ITEC Points can be used for payment of this class.

Registration and details can be found in the SUNY CPD CALENDAR at Select the event you are interested in for complete details and a link to our new registration system.

If you have any questions, contact the SUNY Center for Professional Development by phone at 315-233-3052 x-112 or e-mail:

FIT will host a SUNY-wide COCID-FACT conference on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 titled, ?Design Technology: Catalyst for Creativity.

Guidelines for submitting proposals can be found on the conference Web site. The conference is about the role and possibilities of technology in today?s post-secondary education. Information on the conference can be found at



9/19/08 - 9/21/08 Family Weekend
9/19/08 Woodwind Area Recital @ Snell Theater 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball SUNYAC Pool Play 4 p.m.

Wind and Jazz Ensembles @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
9/20/08 Volleyball SUNYAC Pool Play 9 a.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Russell Sage 1 p.m.

CPS Event, Trumpeter Chris Botti @ Hosmer Hall

7:30 p.m.
9/21/08 Faculty Recital, Kelly Drifmeyer, horn @ Hosmer Hall 3 p.m.
9/22/08 THE MET LIVE in HD - Opening Night Gala starring Renee Fleming @ Roxy Theater 6:30 p.m.
9/24/08 Volleyball vs. Canton

Faculty Recital, Kenneth Andrews, flute @ Hosmer Hall 7:30 p.m.
9/26/08 Voice Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall 1 p.m.

Brass Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall 3 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Brockport 7 p.m.

Guest Artist Mir Ali, Flamenco Guitar @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
9/27/08 Admissions Fall Open House

College Open House @ Hosmer Hall 8 a.m.

Crane Admissions @ Wakefield Recital Hall 10:30 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Geneseo 3 p.m.

Sandy Feldstein Memorial Concert @ Snell Theater 7:30 p.m.
9/28/08 Northern Symphonic Winds @ Hosmer Hall 3 p.m.

Encore Event - THE MET in HD - Opening Night Gala starring Renee Fleming @ Roxy Theater

6 p.m.
9/29/08 Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

Graduate School Fair 4 p.m.
9/30/08 Rosh Hashanah

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

7:30 p.m.

To view the entire SUNY Potsdam Events Calendar and the revised 2008-2009 academic calendar, go to

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 so we can recognize those who help make Potsdam so special.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of my co-workers andstaff members fortheir support, prayers and kindness shown during my medical absence. In addition, toeveryone who donatedtheir time, please know that I am truly humbled and appreciative tosay the least. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.

Again, My Sincere Thanks,
Kevin & Tami Bailey & Family


Greenery Butcher Block Tables for Sale
First-come first sold sale of the old Greenery tables.
Solid butcher block, $50 each. Contact Amy Randal at Bowman x2605 to view and select.

Lehman Goes Trayless
Starting Thursday, September 25 through October 16, Lehman Dining Center will be weighing food waste as a part of an awareness program. Typically, when trays are used 25 percent waste is generated in the process. Additionally, washing one tray can use up to a half a gallon of water to clean. Lehman will be encouraging students to go ?trayless? in an effort to reduce waste and adopt greener practices.

Dexter?s Menu Updates

Signature Sandwiches
? The Sicilian
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Roasted Red
Peppers & Extra Virgin Olive Oil served on a Milano Roll
? The Vegetarian
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Swiss Cheese, Arugula, Sprouts, Tomato, & Red Onion. Served on Pita Bread
? The Fresco
Cilantro-Lime Marinated Grilled Chicken, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, & Lettuce. Served on a Milano Roll Salads

Dexter?s Caf Salads
Wheat Berry Salad w/ Orange-Lime Vinaigrette
Black Beans, Corn, and Tomato Salad
Spicy Pasta Salad
Bacon Chive Potato
Marinated Grilled Vegetables

? Monday
Roast Beef, Horseradish Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Tomato, & Arugula
? Tuesday
Roasted Vegetables, Lemon Goat Cheese, Arugula, & Sherry Vinegar
? Wednesday
Prosciutto de Parma, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato,Roasted Red Pepper & Fresh Basil Pesto
? Thursday
Fontina Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Gouda,Tomato, Peperonata, & Tapenade
? Friday
Grilled Chicken, Prosciutto de Parma, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Basil Pesto, & Fontina Cheese

Each Wednesday & Friday Dexter?s offers Sushi made especially for us by Purple Rice, (located at 20 Elm Street, downtown Potsdam).

Beverages include: Lipton Iced Teas, Bottled Water, Steaz Organic Green Tea, Sodas, Vitamin Water, Soft Drinks Italian Sodas, French Sodas, Tazo Teas, Green Mountain Fair Trade Coffees.

Becky?s Place Construction Update
The Caf at Becky's Place is serving coffee and tea, Monday - Friday,from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.Due to construction delays, Becky?s Place will now be opening in early October. Please check our Web site at for construction and opening date updates.

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.

9/19/08 - 9/20/08

PACES Dining Celebrates Family Weekend


The College Store Welcome Families. Refreshments will be served.

The College Store Celebrate Religious Freedom Week, check out the book selection.

9/21/08 - 9/27/08

The College Store All American Jock Week

20 percent off Athletic Apparel

Union Market 20 percent off all Sports Drinks


Desserts-Crane Commons from 11 a.m. ? 2 p.m.

Bear Express Merchant List
On Campus Locations:

All Dining Locations, College Store, Union Market, Laundry Facilities, Copying, Vending, SGA/CPS Box Office, Student Health Services, College Libraries.

Off Campus Locations:

Domino's Pizza, 177 Market St, (315) 265-7500
First Crush Bistro, 32 Market St, (315) 265-9463
The Fields Coffee House (Jack & Weezie's), 2 Main St, (315) 265-1300
Arby's, 172 Market St, (315) 265-1240
Burger King, 178 Market St, (315) 265-8863
McDonald's, 171 Market St, (315) 265-6890
Ponderosa Steak House, 185 Market St, (315) 265-8080
Josie's Pizza, Market St, (315) 265-
The Bagelry, 9 Market St, (315) 265-9378
Little Italy, 30 Market St, (315) 265-5500
Angelo's Fresh Seafood & Takeout, 43 Maple St, (315) 265-9227
Sergi's Restaurant (eat in or takeout only: no deliveries), 20 Market St., (315) 265-3420
Subway, 180 Market St, (315) 265-7827
Sandstone Grill, 145 Market Street, (315) 265-7623


Big M Grocery, 27 Elm St, (315) 268-0442
Northern Music & Video, 29 Market St, (315) 265-8100
Wear on Earth, 19 Market St, (Sporting goods, Ski/Snowboard Sales), (315) 265-3178
Strawberry Fields, 8 Market Street, (CD's new and used, musical equipment) (315) 265-7700
Great Northern Printing, 6 Main Street, (custom t-shirt printing, clothing) (315) 265-6211
Misty Hollow (Art/Craft Supplies), 22 Market St, (315) 265-1660?
The Computer Guys (Textbooks/Computing Supplies), 4 Clarkson Ave, (315) 265-3866?Videorama(Movie Rental), 12 Main St, 265-7000?
Northern Ice and Dance, 47 Market Street, (skating, dance and performance wear), (315) 265-0009
Our Greener Home(Eco-friendly general store), 45 Market St, (315) 274-9326

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.

Getting Started with a Mac
If you are new to Mac, or you?re thinking about getting one, this is the workshop for you. We?ll familiarize you with the Mac operating system and how easy it is to work and play on a Mac. That includes setting up your new Mac, connecting it to the Internet, sending e-mail and setting up a printer. You?ll also learn how to import and share photos, as well as learn about some tricks to.

Mac OS X Leopard
With more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard lets you have more fun no matter how you use your Mac. In this workshop, you?ll learn how to use such new desktop features as Stacks, Spaces, Quick Look and Cover Flow. You?ll see the fun new video effects available in iChat and learn how to take advantage of screen sharing in iChat Theater. You will also learn some tips and tricks to make you more productive.

Menus can be found online at


Calculations Clerk 2

ID NO. 03050
Full-Time Permanent
Salary Grade 9
Salary: $30,483

Calculations Clerks 2 perform complicated numerical tasks using accepted account keeping, auditing, statistical, payroll or other procedures in which mathematical calculations are fundamental and/or supervise three to eight clerical support staff who perform more routine numerical tasks.

There are no minimum requirements of education or experience, however, to be eligible for appointment, applicants must be reachable from an appropriate Civil Service list or eligible for transfer.

Supervisor: Dan Wilson
Location: Central Printing
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday

Persons who are interested and who qualify for this position may apply at by September 22, 2008, close of business.

SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. This College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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


Proposal Due Date



Wednesday, Oct. 8 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 5 p.m. Satterlee 113
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 under the Institutional Review Board. 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

An electronic copy of the application should be submitted to the chair, Maureen McCarthy at 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

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

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 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.


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.


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: October 1, 2008 and 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: October 15, 2008 and 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 Nancy Dodge Reyome, 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.


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.