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SUNY Potsdam receives the environmental stewardship award from Hill & Markes

Hill & Markes Inc., Amsterdam-based wholesale distributors, recently announced that SUNY Potsdam received its Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the responsible decisions that SUNY Potsdam has made regarding the products they select (Green Seal® Certified, EPA Registered, LEED Recognized, EcoLogo™, etc.) and the methods they employ to clean that contribute to a sustainable future. Some of the steps that SUNY Potsdam has taken to use environmentally preferable products include:

Men's and Women's Cross-Country Compete at SUNYACs

The Potsdam cross country teams competed at the SUNYAC Championships which were hosted by Geneseo. The top three finishers for the women were Sarah Rasco (Cadyville/Saranac Central), Lynea Longmore (Lorraine/South Jefferson), and Sam Love (Ransomville/Wilson). Rasco finished with a time of 25:34, Longmore had a time of 26:04 and Love had a time of 26:37.

Crane Professor Emeritus Brock McElheran passes away

Brock McElheran, 90, Crane Professor, Conductor & Music Educator Brock McElheran, who established an international reputation as a choral conductor and taught thousands of choral and instrumental conductors during a 40-year career, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at his home in Potsdam, NY. He was 90, and was professor emeritus and senior fellow at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Potsdam presents John D'Addario, Jr. an honorary doctorate from SUNY

John D’Addario, Jr., the eighth generation of the D’Addario family involved in the musical instrument string business and president of The D’Addario Music Foundation, recently was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SUNY Potsdam, on behalf of the State University of New York. D’Addario received the award at a music education fundraising gala at Steinway Hall in New York City, featuring performances by Crane School of Music faculty members.

Spanish Fulbright Scholar gets down to the serious business of clowning at Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam received an added bonus when Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Kimberley Bouchard served as a Fulbright scholar in Spain. She met Miguel Cortazar, an actor and teacher, who is now a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at SUNY Potsdam training students in the art of comedy and clowning.

SUNY Potsdam students reveal their creative works in “Art Attack"

Dozens of works by SUNY Potsdam students will be exhibited in the College’s Gibson Gallery for “Art Attack,” the annual juried all-student exhibition that will run from Thursday, Oct. 30, to Saturday, Dec. 6. The opening reception will be held October 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Art Attack, a SUNY Potsdam tradition for more than 25 years, features artwork ranging from photographs and computer graphics to paintings, sculpture and ceramics.


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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114