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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.

Potsdam & Clarkson Profs co-edit essays about Walter Mosley's fiction


SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor English and Communication Dr. Derek Maus and Clarkson University Associate Professor of Humanities Dr. Owen E. Brady have collaborated to produce “Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction,” which will be available in early October from University Press of Mississippi.

SUNY Potsdam celebrates Potsdam College Foundation's 40 years of service


The Potsdam College Foundation is celebrating its 40th year, and SUNY Potsdam is looking back on the organization that has supported its mission and objectives for four decades.

In 1968, the forethought and conviction of a group of friends, eight men and two women, inspired the birth of the Potsdam College Foundation. Dependence on state funding in a fluctuating economy stirred these leaders into action. With a vision toward the College’s future, they laid the groundwork for what is now recognized as the foundation.

SUNY Potsdam garners $1.6M Grant to enhance undergrad research


SUNY Potsdam recently was awarded a $1.6 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Development Grant from the United States Department of Education to enhance its undergraduate research initiatives.

The funds will be utilized over the course of five years with the goal of increasing the number of seniors who participate in research with a faculty member from 24 percent to as much as 50 percent in some areas.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114