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Men's and Women's Cross-Country Compete at SUNYACs


The Potsdam cross country teams competed at the SUNYAC Championships which were hosted by Geneseo.

The top three finishers for the women were Sarah Rasco (Cadyville/Saranac Central), Lynea Longmore (Lorraine/South Jefferson), and Sam Love (Ransomville/Wilson). Rasco finished with a time of 25:34, Longmore had a time of 26:04 and Love had a time of 26:37.

Crane Professor Emeritus Brock McElheran passes away


Brock McElheran, 90, Crane Professor, Conductor & Music Educator

Brock McElheran, who established an international reputation as a choral conductor and taught thousands of choral and instrumental conductors during a 40-year career, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at his home in Potsdam, NY. He was 90, and was professor emeritus and senior fellow at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Potsdam presents John D'Addario, Jr. an honorary doctorate from SUNY


John D’Addario, Jr., the eighth generation of the D’Addario family involved in the musical instrument string business and president of The D’Addario Music Foundation, recently was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SUNY Potsdam, on behalf of the State University of New York.

D’Addario received the award at a music education fundraising gala at Steinway Hall in New York City, featuring performances by Crane School of Music faculty members.

Spanish Fulbright Scholar gets down to the serious business of clowning at Potsdam


SUNY Potsdam received an added bonus when Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Kimberley Bouchard served as a Fulbright scholar in Spain. She met Miguel Cortazar, an actor and teacher, who is now a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at SUNY Potsdam training students in the art of comedy and clowning.

SUNY Potsdam students reveal their creative works in “Art Attack"


Dozens of works by SUNY Potsdam students will be exhibited in the College’s Gibson Gallery for “Art Attack,” the annual juried all-student exhibition that will run from Thursday, Oct. 30, to Saturday, Dec. 6. The opening reception will be held October 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art Attack, a SUNY Potsdam tradition for more than 25 years, features artwork ranging from photographs and computer graphics to paintings, sculpture and ceramics.

Learn Japanese language & culture at SUNY Potsdam


SUNY Potsdam’s Office of Non-Credit Programs will offer a variety of Japanese courses this fall for individuals interested in Japanese language and culture. No previous experience with Japanese is required.

The Japanese course offerings kick-off with the “Essential Japanese Language and Culture for Travelers” Workshop. The two-hour program will cover language and basic culture necessary for first time travelers to know and will also feature highlights of sightseeing in Japan. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee is $15.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114