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Potsdam's Dr. Neisser's “United We Fall” encourages discussing political disagreements without resolution

In Dr. Phillip T. Neisser’s “Political Ideas” class this fall, students engaged in sometimes-heated discussions about controversial topics in an effort to demonstrate how disagreement is an essential part of making democracy work. Dr. Neisser, an associate professor of politics and chair of the Department of Politics, believes we too often take the center of the road politically instead of discussing where we differ and becoming stronger for it.

Walker Research Fellowships application deadline draws near

The January 15 application deadline for the 2009 Walker Research Fellowships is drawing near. Faculty at the area’s 11 colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for projects in which they work closely with individuals from local and regional organizations and businesses to jointly research critical problems confronting the North Country.

SUNY Potsdam SGA adopts a local family for Christmas

SUNY Potsdam’s Student Government Association recently took time out from studying for finals to spearhead the effort to adopt a local family for Christmas and the result has been more than $500 raised to help a family of five from Hopkinton. SGA representatives used the money to purchase gifts for the family’s 5-year-old, twin 3-year-olds and an 18-month-old. The presents include learning laptop computers, movies, video games, bedding and toys which the group then wrapped and delivered to the family.

Potsdam ICT students make major connections at educational technology conference

Six students in SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Information and Communication Technology recently attended the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Convention where they made lasting contacts, some of which led to admission in Ph.D. programs. Graduate students Drew Burgess of Watertown; Jing Chen of Hangzhou, China; Ren Jiang of Jiangsu, China; Chengfeng Lou of Fujian, China; Xiaojuan Ru of Sichaun, China; and Mike Sovay of Star Lake traveled to Orlando, FL, in November to attend the four-day conference that was attended by more than 800 professionals.

SUNY Potsdam promotes science as possible majors at High School Science Lab Day

Billy Pierce (r), a home school student who participates in Brushton-Moria’s Science Club, examines the creatures in SUNY Potsdam’s collection during the College’s annual High School Science Lab Day with the help of Potsdam senior biology major Kevin McArdle of Malone. The Lab Day introduces high school students from throughout the North Country to geology, biology, chemistry and physics laboratory science at a college level and promotes the sciences as possible majors for college-bound students.

SUNY Potsdam's share the holiday magic collections 155 gifts

SUNY Potsdam’s Share the Holiday MAGIC (Memories and Gifts in the Community) was once again a huge success bringing in 155 gifts to support the Potsdam Holiday Fund. Members of the residential living community were asked to return from Thanksgiving break with a gift for the program. Resident Assistants RJ Mattimore, a senior from Rochester, and Emily Burt, a senior from Syracuse, with the assistance of the Potsdam Pointercounts caroled through the Knowles residential quad gathering gifts.

Breanna Roy Named to ECAC West Women's Hockey Honor Roll

For the second time this season, rookie defenseman Breanna Roy has been named to the ECAC West Women's Hockey Honor Roll. Roy scored a goal and picked up two assists last week as the Bears skated to a 3-3 tie against host Buffalo State. Roy currently leads her team in points with 8 after scoring 3 goals and adding 5 assists this season. On November 11th, the Orleans, Ontario native was also named to the ECAC Honor Roll.

Brown Scores 29 but Men Fall to St. Lawrence

Damon Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) scored a season high 29 points but it was not enough as the men’s basketball team fell to visiting St. Lawrence 90-84 on Tuesday night. Brandon Siskavich (Peru/Peru) had 16 points and Alvin Dike (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlon) had 14 points for the Bears. Greg Lothridge (Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) had a team high 11 rebounds.

Men Fall Behind Early and Lose to Castleton

(RUTLAND, Vt)- The men’s hockey team fell into an early hole but could not recover as they lost on the road to host Castleton 6-2. Potsdam’s first goal was scored by Todd Hosmer (Scarbrough, ONT/Newmarket Hurricanes) and assisted by Scott Voisin (St. Clements, ONT/Newmarket Hurricanes) and Sy Nutkevitch (Dollard-des-Ormeaux,QUE/Cornwall Colts) with 6:28 left in the second period. The Bear’s second goal was scored by Adam Martinez and assisted by Jeff Zatorski (Welland, ONT/Mississauga Chargers) and Luke Beck (Charlottetown, PEI/Charlottetown Abbies) with 8:59 left in the third period.


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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
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