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GATHERINGS OF KNIGHTS: YOUR GUIDE TO REGIONAL PROGRAMS

MEN'S HOCKEY
AT PRINCETON
Friday, December 3
Cost: $10

MEN'S HOCKEY
AT QUINNIPIAC
Saturday, December 4
Cost: $15

HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY
OGDENSBURG, NY
Saturday, December 11
Showtime 3 p.m.
Cost: $14

SEATTLE T-BIRDS
WITH PRE-GAME PARTY
Saturday, December 11
Cost: $35

HOLIDAY POPS
SYRACUSE SYMPHONY
Friday, December 17
Cost: $20

NY RANGERS HOCKEY
PRE-GAME AT STOUT
Wednesday, January 5
Cost: $50

MEN'S HOCKEY AT
RPI/UNION
Fri 1/7 & Sat 1/8
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December 2010


THE ALUMNI OFFICE WISHES YOU A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
All of us in the Alumni Relations office at Clarkson wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2011! We hope to see you at a regional alumni event in your area soon - and then back on campus for a spectacular Reunion in July!

LOCAL CHURCH ENLISTS CLARKSON STAR POWER TO SAVE CHRISTMAS TRADITION
The First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam continues a 25-year Christmas tradition thanks to some help from a Clarkson University Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design (SPEED) team. This year, the church's 6-foot-wide lighted Christmas star's battered aluminum frame was finally beyond repair and would not be hoisted to the peak of it's 150-foot-high steeple in November. So, Clarkson Prof. Richard Partch, moderator of the church's board of deacons, sought help from School of Engineering Supervisor of Technical Support Service Ted Ritzko and SPEED Director Bob Davis. Davis said, "The team has always been one to volunteer for projects involving community outreach and I thought they were well equipped to help out the Presbyterian Church on this one." Click to read more & view photo.

PACKAGES FOR OUR SOLDIERS!
Packages for Soldiers is an ongoing charity through the Leadership Corps that aims to send care packages throughout the year to Clarkson Alumni serving overseas providing protection to our country. The packages provide them the chance to remember their alma mater as well as supply them with items they are not able to obtain. Read more about the program and how you can help!

ADIRONDACK LIFE MAGAZINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Give the gift that lasts all year and make your holiday shopping easy! Adirondack Life Magazine continues to offer an attractive rate to new subscribers through a personal subscription or a gift to someone! The Clarkson alumni office has teamed up with Adirondack Life to offer alumni a yearly subscription to the magazine for the reduced cost of $20.95 for six bimonthly issues and the Annual Guide to the Adirondacks and Collectors Issues. A portion of your subscription will be used to support regional Clarkson alumni programming! Take advantage of this offer!

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM NAMED MOST INNOVATIVE IN THE COUNTRY
The Digital Arts & Sciences major at Clarkson University has been named the most innovative program in North America by the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa). The organization serves educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media. Read more...

CLARKSON STUDENTS EXCEL AT NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS CONFERENCE
Clarkson University students were successful in several competitions at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) fall regional conference in Rochester last month. Senior chemical engineering student Theodore D. Glave of Bronx, N.Y., took first place in the Technical Research Experience competition. Junior civil engineering student Brooke I. Clare of Brooklyn, N.Y., took third place. Read more...


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Photo caption: Clarkson University students Theodore D. Glave (left) of Bronx, N.Y., and Brooke I. Clare of Brooklyn, N.Y., took first and third place, respectively, in the Technical Research Experience competition at the National Society of Black Engineers fall regional conference in Rochester last month.

CLARKSON OFFERS NORTH COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SPECIAL COURSES THIS WINTER
Clarkson University's Project Challenge, a unique academic program for local high school students, returns this winter with a choice of nine five-week courses. The popular program is designed to offer area students an opportunity to participate in classes that are not commonly offered in their high-school curriculum. Read more...

MEGAN HAUGHT OF MADRID RECEIVES PT SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF MASSENA'S MELISSA WALSH
Clarkson's 2010 Melissa A. Walsh '03 '05 Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been awarded to second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Megan J. Haught of Madrid, N.Y. The scholarship was established in memory of Walsh by her family and friends to assist a Clarkson University physical therapy student with qualities and goals similar to Walsh's. Walsh was a Massena High School and Clarkson University graduate, who lost her life in a 2007 motor vehicle accident. At Clarkson, she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2003 and a master of physical therapy degree in 2005. Read more...

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE CLARKSON FUND
During this season of giving please enrich the Clarkson experience for all of our students with a gift to the Clarkson Fund. We understand that December is a busy time for everyone, especially those who prefer to make their philanthropic contributions before the end of the calendar year. Now more than ever your support of the Clarkson Fund is extremely important to the success of the University. Alumni gifts to the Clarkson Fund provide for resources that make an immediate impact, such as technology, laboratory supplies and equipment, library acquisitions, athletics, and financial aid and student scholarships.
You may also enjoy tax benefits from making your gift before the close of the 2010 tax year. While gifts of cash and credit must be postmarked by December 31, a gift of securities has to be initiated prior to this date in order to count for this calendar year. To make your gift today, please visit our secure website at www.clarkson.edu/giving.
If you have already made a gift, we thank you again for your wonderful contribution and hope that you will consider making an additional gift in the spirit of the season.

ALUMNI STORY: A NOTE FROM ZACH SWANK '08 TO TONY AND KAREN COLLINS
Zack Swank '08 is currently serving as a Peace Corps Ecotourism Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, working on the The Ségou Ecolodge Project. The note below is one he sent to Tony and Karen Collins. Read more...

MEN'S HOCKEY AT PRINCETON & QUINNIPIAC FOR RETURN TO ECAC ACTION
Winners of three of its last four games, the Clarkson University Hockey team takes to the road this weekend for its first back-to-back games on opponents' home ice this season. Guided by eighth-year head coach George Roll, associate coach Greg Drechsel and assistant coach Chris Rogles, the Golden Knights resume ECAC Hockey action this Friday with a 7:00 p.m. game vs Princeton University at Hobey Baker Rink in New Jersey, followed by a 7 p.m. contest on Saturday at TD Banknorth Center in Hamden CT against Quinnipiac University. Read more... There are a couple tickets still available to alumni for these games; two single seats for Princeton and one ticket remaining for Quinnipiac. Click the links to purchase.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY BATTLES COLGATE & CORNELL ON THE ROAD IN FINAL GAMES OF 2010
Currently on a two-game unbeaten streak (1-0-1) and coming off one of its most decisive victories of the season, the Knights would like nothing better than to roll into the upcoming exam/holiday break with two solid efforts in central New York this weekend. Guided by co-head coaches Matt and Shannon Desrosiers and assistant Matt Kelly, the women play at Colgate University on Friday in Hamilton, NY at 5:00 p.m. and then face off against national powerhouse Cornell University in Ithaca on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Read more...

KNIGHTS HALT LOSING STREAK TO POTSDAM WITH 56-43 VICTORY
A near flawless showing from the free throw line helped the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team end a four-game losing streak against Potsdam State as the Golden Knights took a 56-43 victory Tuesday evening at Alumni Gymnasium. Read more...

MEN'S BASKETBALL NEARLY HITS TRIPLE DIGITS IN VICTORY OVER PAUL SMITH'S
A near first half double-double from George Koduah (Accra, Ghana) and a solid shooting performance overall to start the opening period gave the Clarkson University Men's Basketball team an easy 98-60 victory over Paul Smith's College Tuesday evening at Alumni Gymnasium. The Golden Knights improved to 4-1 overall on the season, while Paul Smith's dropped to 4-7. Clarkson closes out the home portion of the first semester on Friday when it hosts Elmira College. Read more...

KNIGHTS OF NOTE
Please click the above link to read about this month's notable knights!


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Steve Newkofsky Steve Newkofsky
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
315-268-6467
Suzann Couts Suzann Couts
Assistant Director for Alumni Relations
315-268-6467