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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.

SUNY Potsdam Women Make Home Hockey Debut on Friday

The women’s hockey team at SUNY Potsdam will make its home debut on Friday night when they welcome the RIT Tigers for a 7 p.m. contest. President John F. Schwaller along with pioneers from earlier women’s teams will meet at center-ice for a ceremonial puck drop to mark this special occasion. While the Bears are returning to home ice as a NCAA varsity team for the first since 1984, they have already accumulated a 2-3-1 season record in road games thus far. Potsdam tied nationally ranked Utica, 1-1, in last Saturday’s conference travel match at Utica.

SUNY Potsdam to Host North Country Tip-Off Classic

SUNY Potsdam’s Jerry Welsh Gymnasium will be the site of this weekend’s exciting basketball action as the Bears host the North Country Tip-Off Classic sponsored by Casella Waste Services. Friday’s games will began at 6 pm when the Golden Knights of Clarkson University take on the Keystone College Giants. Following at 8 pm the Potsdam Bears will welcome the Paul Smith’s Bobcats. Tournament action will continue on Saturday afternoon with the consolation match scheduled to begin at 2 pm followed by the 2008 championship contest at 4 pm.

Potsdam Men Welcome Plattsburgh Skaters on Saturday

The SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey team will welcome the defending SUNYAC Champion Plattsburgh Cardinals to Maxcy Hall Arena this Saturday at 7 pm. The Bears are currently 2-3-2 overall while holding a 2-2-1 SUNYAC tally. They tied Brockport, 2-2, in last Saturday’s game. Connor Treacy leads the team in goals with seven and in points with twelve.

Breanna Roy Named to ECAC West Hockey List

Freshman defense player Breanna Roy (right) was named to the ECAC West Women's Hockey Honor Roll on Tuesday after having a hand on all three Potsdam goals in the Bears 3-1 victory over Oswego State last Saturday night. Roy scored two goals including the game-winner while also adding one assist. She is currently tied with teammate Stephanie Malcolm as Potsdam's top scorer with four points from two goals and two assists.

Men’s Basketball 2008-09 Season Outlook

The SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team will return nine players from last year’s team, including six seniors. The Bears will be led by Coach Sherry Dobbs who has compiled a career record of 82-58 (.586) over the past five seasons. Potsdam finished 11-14 (7-9 in SUNYAC) in the 2007-08 regular season while making a return to the playoffs. Potsdam competes in the always tough SUNYAC conference, where they will face four preseason Top 30 teams, and also have a challenging out of conference schedule with a total of 11 games against teams that saw post-season action last year.

Volleyball Advances to ECAC Championship

(New York, NY)- The third seeded Bears volleyball team upset second seeded St. John Fisher College to advance to the championship match of the 2008 ECAC Tournament and take on top seeded NYU. Potsdam won 25-16, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19. Sammie Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) led Potsdam with 25 kills and nine digs. Sarah Carney (Victor/Victor) and Allison Pepe (Amsterdam/Amsterdam) both had nine kills. Courtney Falconer (Bay Shore/Bay Shore) recorded 44 assists and 10 digs while Kim Plummer (Horseheads/Horseheads) added 22 digs.


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