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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.

Six SUNY Potsdam students strike gold this summer at Nevada and Alaska mines


Six SUNY Potsdam geology students spent their summer interning at gold mines in Alaska and Nevada and getting a first-hand look at the rewards and challenges of working in the mining industry.

Douglas Eck of Attica, Dan Ingersoll of Buffalo, Jake Seller of Saranac and Josh Sovie of Ogdensburg spent three months in Nevada working for Barrick Gold Corp., the largest gold mining company in the world. Garrett Lee of Hopewell Junction and Nathan Peirce of Heuvelton were on duty in Alaska with Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company.

Women’s Soccer Ties Oswego


The women’s soccer team got off to an early 1-0 lead in Friday's home conference game with Oswego before a late second period Laker goal forced the Bears to settle for a tie. Potsdam now moves to 7-2-2 overall (0-2-1 SUNYAC).

Dedra Palmer (Whitesboro/Whitesboro)put the Lady Bears ahead in the first half at 20:53 on an assist from Lacey Malbeuf (Harrisville/Harrisville). Potsdam held the Lakers to one shot in the first half before a second half Laker goal by Laura Ambron (Fishkill/John Jay) tied the game at 74:55. Julie McCloskey (Hopewell Junction/John Jay) had the assist.

Men Lose to Oswego


The men’s soccer team lost to SUNY Oswego 4-0 on the road to drop to 4-6-2 on the season. They are 0-3 in SUNYAC play.

Felipe Cavalcanti scored for Oswego just over five minutes into the game. Mike Roorda, Chris Carra and Ben Peters all scored for the Lakers. German Colazzo and Ben Nix each contributed an assist.

Evan Smith started in goal for the Bears and made seven saves. Matt Wopperer had one save for Oswego.

The Bears stay on the road and play Cortland at 1pm on Saturday

Men Defeated by Cortland


The men’s soccer team lost to SUNY Cortland 3-0 on the road to drop to 4-7-2 on the season. They are now 0-4 in SUNYAC play.

The Red Dragons got on the board quickly almost 90 seconds into the game when Andrew Schwert scored on a loose ball after a corner kick. Kyle Stepannovsky later sent a long shot into the goal following another corner kick. He was assisted by E.J. Reutmann. Mark Gunsch scored the final goal of the game at 54:33 off an assist from Schwert.

Volleyball Wins Two at Hartwick Tournament


The volleyball team picked up two wins at the Hartwick Tournament. In the first match they defeated Old Westbury 25-8, 25-8, 25-14. In the second match against SUNYIT, the Lady Bears won 25-19, 25-18, 25-23. Their overall record is now 12-7 for the season.

It was an all around team effort in both matches. Lisa Wenninger, Meg Welcher, and Sammie Pickering all had four kills against Old Westbury. Courtney Falconer had 24 assists and Diana Murphy had 17 digs.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114