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Women’s Hockey Plays to a Tie

(Utica, NY)- The women’s hockey team played a defensive game against a good Utica College team and skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers are currently ranked #6 in the latest USCHO Division III poll. The Bears scored first 12:50 into the first period when Brandi Atwell assisted Desiree Webster on the goal. The lead was short lived as Utica tied the game three minutes later on an Andrea Maxon goal. Hillary Hitchman played an outstanding game in goal in making 54 saves. Kelley Peters made 18 saves for the Pioneers.

Men’s Swimming Gets By Brockport

(Brockport, NY)- The men’s swimming and diving team won a close meet against host Brockport 125-118. There was one multiple winner in Dan Callahan. He won the 50 Freestyle in a time of 22.27 and also won the 100 Freestyle in 49.93. Ryan Wentz claimed the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:09.12. Nathan LaRowe won both the one meter and three meter dives with scores of 284.65 and 280.95.

The SUNY Potsdam AIDS Education Group (SUNY-PAEG) is recognizing its 20th year on campus and the 20th official observation of World AIDS Day with a lecture by infectious disease specialist, Dr. Marylene Duah, on Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Dunn Hall Dance Theater. Dr. Duah headed the HIV clinic in Gouverneur between 1997 and 2005 and has been chair of the infection control clinic and HIV clinic at Samaritan Health Center in Watertown since 2005. She has devoted much of her medical career to addressing the needs of people who are HIV-positive.

Annual candlelight concerts promise holiday fun for whole family

A staple of the holiday season in Potsdam, the family-oriented annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts, presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. A SUNY Potsdam tradition for several decades, the concerts showcase the talents of dozens of students and faculty and draw in hundreds of community members each year.

National survey consistently confirms SUNY Potsdam's academic excellence

According to the results of a recent national survey, seniors and first-year students rank SUNY Potsdam above public and private peer institutions for numerous academic and social opportunities as well as for engaging practices associated with high levels of learning and development. The 2008 report from The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures five key areas of educational performance: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.

Walker research fellowships competition now open

To encourage faculty and professional staff from the region’s 11 institutions of higher education to engage in research on critical problems confronting local or regional communities in the North Country, SUNY Potsdam’s Center for Regional Research and Community Education has opened its annual competition for the 2009 T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships. The fellowship program provides an opportunity for faculty and professional staff to use their professional expertise, research or training to analyze and propose solutions to the region’s social and economic problems.

Volleyball Set to Compete at SUNYAC Tournament

The women’s volleyball team will be making its first back-to-back SUNYAC tournament appearance since 1993 this Thursday when they take on the Golden Eagles of SUNY Brockport at 5 pm. The host for this year’s tournament is Fredonia. The Bears (5-3 SUNYAC / 19-13 overall) are ranked third in the SUNYAC East Division while the Golden Eagles (8-2 SUNYAC/16-20 overall) are second in the West. The teams have met once this season back on September 13 at the RIT Invitational. Potsdam won that match 25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 27-25.

Athletes Raking Leaves on Sunday

(POTSDAM, NY) SUNY Potsdam athletes will be working in the village of Potsdam on Sunday (11/9) as they rake the yards of area seniors. The athletes, representing all of the Bears varsity teams, will begin their project at 10 a.m. and continue until approximately 1 p.m. Potsdam coaches will supervise the workgroups as they work within the village. Sunday’s effort is in participation with other State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) colleges who will be performing similar services throughout the month of November.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114