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Encyclopedia > State University of New York at Potsdam

State University of New York at Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam logo Image File history File links Potsdam_Logo. ...

Motto "To Learn - To Search - To Serve"
Established 1816
Type Public
President John Frederick Schwaller
Faculty 304
Undergraduates 3,507
Postgraduates 820
Location Potsdam, New York, U.S.
Campus Rural, 240 acres maintained
Colors Maroon and Gray
Mascot Bear
Website http://www.potsdam.edu
SUNY Potsdam's Satterlee Hall
SUNY Potsdam's Satterlee Hall

The State University of New York at Potsdam, also known as SUNY Potsdam, is a public university located in the Village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, New York. It is among the 100 oldest colleges in the United States. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Potsdam is a village located in the Town of Potsdam in St. ... This article is about the state. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... Gray (Gy) is the derived SI unit for absorbed dose, specific energy and kerma (kinetic energy in matter). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2132x2848, 842 KB) I took this picture myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2132x2848, 842 KB) I took this picture myself. ... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... Potsdam is a village located in the Town of Potsdam in St. ... St. ...


The institution began as St. Lawrence Academy in 1816 and became Potsdam Normal School in 1868. In 1948, as the New York State Teachers College at Potsdam, it became a founding member of the State University of New York. In 1964 its mission changed and the university adopted its current name. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ...


In addition to its traditional strengths in teacher education, music education, mathematics (Potsdam Miracle and Potsdam Model), and computer science, the college offers over one hundred programs and majors in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Professional Studies, and the Crane School of Music. The latter was established in 1886 as one of the first schools of music education in the United States. It has been estimated that half of all public school music teachers in New York and one of every six in the U.S. has received a degree from Crane. In addition to music education, it offers programs in music business, music composition, musical studies and the theory and history of music. Its teacher education programs are accredited by NCATE, the gold standard of quality in teacher preparation, and are firmly rooted in the principles of such progressive thinkers as John Dewey, Jonathan Kozol, and Alfie Kohn. The Potsdam Miracle refers to the unusual success of the Mathematics Department at SUNY Potsdam , under the guidance of Dr. Clarence F. Stephens, in attracting large numbers of students to become successful mathematics majors. ... The Potsdam Miracle refers to the unusual success of the Mathematics Department at SUNY Potsdam , under the guidance of Dr. Clarence F. Stephens, in attracting large numbers of students to become successful mathematics majors. ... The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ...


The Crane School of Music received the first of 141 Steinway pianos January 24, 2007. With this $3.8 million purchase, SUNY Potsdam joins the ranks of Mellon University School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Yale School of Music among others as an All-Steinway School. The purchase marks the single largest acquisition of new Steinway pianos in the 154-year history of the company.[1] The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ... Steinway & Sons is a piano manufacturing firm, currently based in New York and Hamburg, Germany. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... The Yale School of Music has received a gift of $100 million that will allow the school to subsidize fully the tuition for all students, Yale President Richard C. Levin has announced. ...


Virtually every academic department has a chapter of the national honor society of its discipline and the college's Honors Program provides an enriched educational experience for highly motivated and able students.


Notable faculty emeriti and alumni

Clarence F. Stephens (b. ... Brock McElheran was a conductor and professor at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. ... David J. Hanson, Ph. ... Arthur Frackenpohl is an American-composer and a professor emiritus at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. ... Dr. Alan Steinberg is an American author. ... T. Coraghessan Boyle (also known as T.C. Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... The American soprano Renée Fleming (born 14 February 1959) is a leading opera singer. ... The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ... Lisa Vroman is an American soprano and stage actress. ... The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ... Tim Welsh (born October 4, 1960, Massena, New York) is the current head basketball coach at Providence College. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ... In 1985, C. J. Rapp developed Jolt Cola, which contains 72 milligrams of caffeine, which is the maximum amount permitted by the U.S. food and Drug administration. ... Jolt Cola logo Jolt Cola is a carbonated soft drink produced by Wet Planet Beverages. ... Stephanie Blythe is a Mezzo-Soprano opera singer. ... The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ... David J. Valesky (b. ... The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... M. Kathleen Deignan is the Dean of Undergraduate Students at Princeton University. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Stephen Savoia is a photographer for the Associated Press. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the television network. ... Daniel Decker is an American composer, singer and recording artist known for his unique blending of musical influences from around the globe and infusing them into his own works. ... The Crane School Quad at SUNY Potsdam The Crane School of Music is located in Potsdam, New York, and is one of three schools which make up the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. ... Dan Schaefer Daniel Dan Schaefer (January 25, 1936 – April 16, 2006) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado from 1983-1999. ... Stanley Jasspon Kunitz (born July 29, 1905) is a noted American poet who served two years (1974–1976) as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a precursor to the modern Poet Laureate program), and served another year as United States Poet Laureate in 2000. ... A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events. ...

In pop culture

  • The university was mentioned in the American comedy TV series Will & Grace, in its 86th episode ("Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard") guest starring Rosie O'Donnell.

Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ...

External links

  • The average picture of the trees around the quad
  • Samples of how we deal with "homesickness" while gone to college
  • Official website
  • Discover Potsdam NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Student Government Association

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