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SUNY Potsdam Women Denied in Hockey Home Opener


Playing in their first women’s hockey home game since 1984, the Bears were denied, 6-0, in Friday’s historic contest with the visiting RIT Tigers. SUNY Potsdam now goes to 2-4-1 while RIT advances to 4-1-1.

Following a ceremonial puck drop led by President John F. Schwaller, RIT freshman Megan Kobar (Calgary, ALB/Calgary Chaos) scored the game’s first goal on a power play at 10:23 of first period play.

Men's Basketball Wins Home Opener


Three players scored in double figures as the men's basketball team defeated Paul Smiths College 99-50 in the Casella North Country Tip-Off Classic at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium.

Orlando Minott (Bronx/Samuel Gompers) led the Bears with 18 points. Also scoring in double figures were Alvin Dike (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlon) with 14 points and Nelson Gedeon (Far Rockaway/Thomas Edison) with 10.

Joseph Collura (East Rockaway) led Paul Smith with 18 points. Tim Riel (Epsom) also scored in double figures as he had 11.

Potsdam Swimming Places Well at North Country Invitational


The SUNY Potsdam men's and women's swim team both finished well on the first day of the North Country Invitational at Maxcy Pool.

The women are currently in second place with 285 points behind Oneonta which has 376. The men are in third place with 230 behind Clarkson (323) and Buffalo State (266).

SUNY Potsdam Women Fall in Basketball Opener


The SUNY Potsdam women were denied in Friday’s season opener at the Keene State Women’s Tip-Off as they fell 65-59 to the University of New England. The Bears will play again on Saturday when they meet Johnson and Wales in the tournament’s 1 pm consolation round. Despite leading most of the first period, Potsdam went to the locker room with a narrow 31-33 deficient. The Bears regained the lead early in the second half, before the Nor’easters took over again with under five minutes to play.

SUNY Potsdam student wins second place in national research competition


SUNY Potsdam junior Jeremiah Miller recently won second place for his research poster at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) National Research Conference in Atlanta, GA, in late October. Miller, a triple major in biology, community health and psychology, presented research he conducted over the summer at SUNY Stony Brook on chronic psychological stress.

SUNY Potsdam's Psychology Club Holiday Fundraiser


Members of SUNY Potsdam’s Psychology Club junior Victoria (Tori) McAdam of Governeur (l) and senior Brittany Deno of Downsville braved the rain, wind and snow on a recent weekend to collect money to purchase holiday gifts for children served by Cerebral Palsy of the North Country. The club manned stations at Giant Tiger and Wal-Mart in Potsdam and exceeded their totals from last year’s effort.

SUNY Potsdam education students inspired by best practices in teaching seminar


A total of 14 SUNY Potsdam students majoring in education recently participated in the Best Practices in Teaching Seminar, “Keys to Effective Teaching” sponsored by SUNY Potsdam’s Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) and School of Education and Professional Studies.

Carol Rossi-Fries, clinical faculty member of the School of Education and Professional Studies and former social studies teacher at A.A. Kingston Middle School, Potsdam and 2003 New York State Teacher of the Year, presented the interactive seminar.

SUNY Potsdam to celebrate International Human Rights Day


SUNY Potsdam is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights with several events on Monday, December 8, designed to be informative, reflective and offer a forum for discussion about current human rights issues.

The celebration will feature several presentations by students, faculty and experts in the fields of human rights. All events will take place in the Barrington Student Union Fireside Lounge unless otherwise indicated.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114