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Potsdam grad commissioned by ROTC


SUNY Potsdam graduate Danny A. Cunningham of Potsdam was recently commissioned by the Army ROTC program at Clarkson University, known as the Golden Knight Battalion.

Cunningham completed his degree requirements over the summer, earning him a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Potsdam. His commissioning ceremony was conducted at the ROTC house in Potsdam.

SUNY Potsdam employee is given special thanks for helping students


SUNY Potsdam (l to r) Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator Karen M. O'Brien, President Dr. John F. Schwaller and Head Janitor Theresa M. Green thank Lehman Hall Cleaner Robin Harper (second from left) for the selflessness she displayed in helping families involved in a car accident near campus. Harper happened upon the accident just after it occurred as she was on her way home after her shift at the College. She stopped, called 911 and rendered assistance. After she realized two SUNY Potsdam students were involved, she stayed on scene to assist the families.

Professor of religious understanding tells story of interfaith collaboration at leprosy settlement


Dr. Fred Woods, Richard L. Evans chair and professor of religious understanding at Brigham Young University, will present “Kalaupapa: Uncommon Service on Common Ground,” detailing interfaith collaboration at the leprosy settlement known as Kalaupapa, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam’s Kellas Hall, room 104.

SUNY Potsdam moves to online management for recruiting employees


In an effort to be more efficient and effective in the employee recruitment process, SUNY Potsdam has implemented a new Web-based applicant-tracking module to enable online management of the recruitment process.

The system, powered by PeopleAdmin, also will improve SUNY Potsdam’s employment services to job applicants. The overall goals are to shorten the time frame for filling positions with the best candidates and eliminate extra paperwork at all steps of the process for both hiring committees and applicants.

Guest artists present The Sounds of Trombone and Piano at SUNY Potsdam


Trombonist Mark Kellogg and pianist Joseph Werner will present a guest artist recital on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam Sara M. Snell Music Theater. They will be assisted by SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music faculty member Dr. Mark Hartman on trombone.

Three SUNY Potsdam students explore marine biology in the Mississippi Gulf Coast


Marine biology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of SUNY Potsdam, but thanks to the College’s partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi, biology students have the opportunity to spend their summers in the field at its Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS.

SUNY Potsdam Provost awarded Psychology Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Margaret E. Madden, provost, vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology at SUNY Potsdam, recently was awarded the Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychology of Women, which is a division of the American Psychological Association, in recognition of “significant, substantial and longstanding contributions” to the society.

SUNY Potsdam faculty recital to feature Britten's works for voice, guitar and harp


Several SUNY Potsdam faculty members from The Crane School of Music will present a recital featuring Benjamin Britten’s music for voice, guitar and harp on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

KeyBank gives NCSTEP $5,000 grant


KeyBank's Key Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to SUNY Potsdam's North Country Science and Technology Entry Program (NCSTEP), which completed its 20th Annual Summer Math and Science Camp at SUNY Potsdam in July. Twenty-four middle school students from St. Lawrence County, Franklin County and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation at Akwesasne attended the camp, which included classes in robotics, math, forensics and renewable energy design. Pictured at the Student Project Exhibition and Family Luncheon (from left) are Gerhard O.


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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114