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Phase one involves a college preparatory program for high school juniors and seniors at St. Regis Falls. A Clarkson graduate student team, consisting of Michelle Guymon, Christopher Joanis and Amy Mucenski, will facilitate a program that addresses key areas of life in the college environment and the business world.
A Clarkson University graduate from Potsdam has developed the material, which will capture comet dust on the Stardust spacecraft, launched at Cape Canaveral on Sunday. Dr. Steven M. Jones, a staff scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, developed and made the aerogel material which will capture dust from the tail of Comet Wild (pronounced Vilt) in January 2004.
On Saturday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Louisville Elementary School the North Country Ice Warriors will unveil the "Ice Warrior," the team’s 1999 robot entry in next month's U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition.
Many colleges offer community service options for their students. But at Clarkson University, service learning not only helps students become better members of their communities, it helps them become better engineers, Web designers, and educators.
Clarkson University has appointed a new director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and new associate director of Development.
Lee-glauser Of Hannawa Falls Appointed Clarkson University Assistant Vice President For Academic Affairs
Gina Lee-Glauser of Hannawa Falls has been appointed assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at Clarkson University, effective March 1.
Nearly one year ago, a 53-year-old man – a victim of cerebral hemorrhage which left him unable to speak – underwent a radical surgical procedure: an electrode was implanted into his brain for use in communicating with others via computer.
Mitel Enterprises of Ogdensburg is a new sponsor of the North Country Ice Warriors, the Clarkson University/Massena High School/Potsdam High School U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition Team.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced today that James Carroll of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jefferson Davis of the School of Business, Dayakar Penumadu of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Ian Suni of the Department of Chemical Engineering have been granted tenure, effective February 19. They have also been promoted to associate professor as of that date.
Racquetball Invention Designed By Clarkson University Students To Be Featured In Smithsonian Exhibit
An invention designed by Clarkson University students will be one of 16 featured at the nation's premier museum of American history, invention and culture.
The Commencement Planning Committee, a working group of student, faculty and staff representatives charged with accomplishing the Commencement exercises, has provided this article to explain some of the key points about Commencement>99 to students in general, and especially to the graduating seniors, graduate students, and their families. We urge them to save the article and share it with their families.
Harrington has had extensive experience in the planning, design, and implementation of customer service, billing, provisioning/logistics, cost management, and decision support capabilities and systems. In addition, his engagement experience has included information and technology planning, process re-engineering, inventory/working capital reduction and IT organization transformation.
Baseball lost one of its greatest legends when Joe DiMaggio passed away earlier today at the age of 84.
Clarkson University Will Bring Computer Networking Skills To North Country High-school Students As "cisco Systems Regional Networking Academy"
This summer, Clarkson University will embark on a program to begin the training of northern New York high-school students and teachers in valuable computer networking skills. As a "Cisco Systems Regional Networking Academy," Clarkson will provide training programs to address the current national shortage of information technology workers by teaching the installation and maintenance of computer networks. Clarkson was recently named a Regional Networking Academy by Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet.
Clarkson-based Xerox Urban-rural Educational Partnership Enters Fifth Year Of Helping Young Students
The Xerox Urban-Rural Educational Partnership, a joint venture between the Xerox Corporation and Clarkson University, has entered into its fifth year. Five graduate students make up the Xerox Partnership Team, under the direction of advisers Sandra L. Zuhlsdorf, coordinator of corporate and educational partnerships, and Economics Professor A. John McDonald.
Pizza and pucks were on the itinerary when Mrs. Belt's sixth-grade class from St. Mary's School in Potsdam attended the Clarkson/Harvard hockey game on Saturday, February 27, at Cheel Arena. The Knights made sure the students had something to cheer about at their post-game pizza party by posting a 5-1 victory over the Crimson in the last regular-season home game of the year.
Clarkson Professor To Speak At Mcgill University About Canadian Campaign's Attempt To Create Social Changes
Clarkson University Technical Communications Professor Brenton Faber will speak at the Department of Educational Studies at McGill University in Montreal tomorrow, March 16.
Clarkson University Technical Communications Professor Stephen Doheny-Farina's book The Wired Neighborhood has been named one of the "Top-35 Sustainability Books of the Decade" by the Florida Sustainable Communities Center. The list can be found on the Web at http://fcn.state.fl.us/fdi/fscc/resource/index.html under "Editor's Picks."
Longtime Clarkson University employees were recently honored at a dinner for their service to the University. Clarkson President Denny Brown honored the following employees:
The one thing about your brother is that although you love him — he is family, after all — you also want to win against him whenever you get the chance. The brothers Poapst (PAHPST) of Monkland, Ontario, are no exception.
NASA Astronaut Lt. Cmdr. John B. Herrington will be the keynote speaker at the Northern New York CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) Career Exploration Symposium. The event takes place on Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. in the Robert A. Plane Atrium of Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) building. The symposium is free and the public is welcome to attend.
The Clarkson University Construction Management Team recently took top honors in the student construction management competition at the Associated Schools of Construction Region One Conference in Pleasantville, N.J. Region One extends from Maine to Virginia.
WCKN, Clarkson University’s student-owned and operated cable television station, in conjunction with WWTI-TV channel 50 in Watertown, will broadcast first- and second-round action in the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championships.
Clarkson University's Internet Consulting Group Provides Frontpage '98 Workshops For North Country Community
During the month of April, the Internet Consulting Group (ICG) at Clarkson University will offer two consecutive workshops on Microsoft’s FrontPage ’98, open to anyone interested in learning more about this application.
Noted author, playwright and historian Martin Duberman kicks off a daylong visit to the North Country with an appearance at Clarkson University on Thursday, April 8. The event is part of North Country Public Radio’s continuing focus on the events of the ’60s, and how they have shaped and impacted life in the ’90s.
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Clarkson University recently received a generous donation of limited edition fine art prints by Canadian artists, valued at over $1.3 million. The unframed prints were donated from the private collections of 17 Canadian art patrons who are interested in supporting higher education in the United States. Clarkson plans to honor the donors' wishes by auctioning the prints to raise funds to support the University. A portion of the funds raised will be earmarked for scholarships to support Canadian students.
The North Country Ice Warriors, the Clarkson University-Massena High School-Potsdam High School US FIRST Robotics Competition Team, recently competed in the 1999 UTC New England Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Hartford, Conn., placing 31st in the competition.
Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Yuzhuo Li and Shannon Bice of De Peyster head to Washington, D.C., today for this week's Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) “Posters on the Hill” event.
Receiving honorary degrees and making short speeches will be New York State Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue;noted author and ecological agriculture leader Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute; retired CIGNA Corporation Executive Vice President Thomas H. Dooley, a Clarkson alumnus and University trustee; and retired General Dynamics Corporation Executive Vice President Ralph E. Hawes Jr., a Clarkson alumnus, trustee and former chair of the Clarkson Board of Trustees.
Clarkson University has been awarded $100,000 by the Gleason Foundation of Rochester, N.Y., for expansion of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design) laboratories.
This year’s edition of the popular North Country summer program will run from Monday, August 9, to Thursday, August 12, with the North Country Coaches Clinic slated for Friday, August 13
Zooplankton In Adirondack Streams And Venom On The Web Among 32 Topics At First Clarkson Undergraduate Research Symposium
Topics like "the hidden lives of zooplankton in Adirondack streams" and "looking for an antidote to venom on the Web" will be in the spotlight on Saturday, as Clarkson University undergraduate students present the results of their research and projects at the University's first annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).
The Clarkson University team took a first-place task prize in the ninth Annual Environmental Design Contest held at New Mexico State University this week. The Clarkson team was also awarded the "Best Paper Presentation."
When the Clarkson team took two first-place awards in the ninth annual Environmental Design Contest held in New Mexico on April 15, it was just the latest in a series of demonstrations that the University's curriculum is at the national forefront in preparing students for the 21st century.
On Wednesday, April 21, New York Operation Lifesaver in conjunction with Conrail will hold a Rail Safety Seminar at Clarkson University. This free event starts at 9 a.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms.
Potsdam High School students will offer a free class in Microsoft PowerPoint in a state-of-the-art computer lab at Clarkson University on Thursday, April 29. PowerPoint is an easy and interesting new way to present ideas to an increasingly technical society. The presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Clarkson's Snell Hall Room 216. Refreshments will be served.
Norwood-norfolk Central School Students Visit Ottawa In Clarkson University School Of Business Partnership
Late last month, the educational partnership between the Clarkson University School of Business and about 20 juniors and seniors at Norwood-Norfolk Central School conducted a trip to Ottawa for the students and teachers involved.
The Clarkson University community is invited to attend the formal groundbreaking of the New Academic Building on Friday, May 14, at 11:45 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the construction site between Woodstock Lodge and the Science Center.
Michael Cost. Robert LaRock. James Maston. Joseph Zaccardo. Frank Sprow. To many people, these names do not ring a bell. For five graduating Clarkson University students, they are the names of teachers who inspired them to do their best and taught them lessons that proved valuable through high school and college.
Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the Fulbright Scholars Program has allowed thousands of instructors to lecture and conduct research overseas. Clarkson University is no stranger to the program, with a number of professors over the years having been selected for the honor. This academic year, three Clarkson professors were so selected.
Student Honored With Clarkson University Support Staff Award
Clarkson University's student radio station, WTSC-FM (91.1 on air) and WNTC-FM 102.9 (on Time Warner Cable), has announced that from May 3-7 it will be supplementing its usual student DJ shows with rebroadcasts of actual WTSC student radio programs from the late 1970s to mid 1980s.
Clarkson University Physics Professor Gabor Forgacs (GAH-bor FOR-gotch) of Potsdam has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the 1999-2000 academic year. Forgacs will lecture at the Biophysics Institute of the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest. Aside from his Fulbright work, he will also conduct research at the Hungarian Institute for Advanced Studies.
In a time of a rapidly changing health care, Clarkson University and Canton-Potsdam Hospital have teamed up to create a new health center that will benefit the entire region. Most often when you find a university and a hospital sharing a space it's at a big medical school's in an urban setting. But that's not always the case.
Clarkson University's solar car underwent scrutineering and qualifying this past weekend in Michigan for the biannual solar powered vehicle race, Sunrayce.
Clarkson University Professor of Marketing Larry D. Compeau of Canton was recently named to the editorial board of The Journal of Product and Brand Management.
Clarkson University Economics Professor H. Sonmez Atesoglu (SOEN-mez Ah-TESH-a-loo) of Potsdam recently presented papers on growth and fluctuations, and monetary policy at the Eastern Economic Association Conference in Boston.
Clarkson University School Of Business Selected For Membership In Alliance With Leading Business Software Developer
Clarkson University is one of only 60 colleges and universities nationwide that has been selected for a partnership with the international software firm SAP. The University's School of Business will be a full member of the "SAP University Alliance," joining a select group of schools, including Indiana University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California.
Clarkson will also be broadcasting the Commencement on the Internet (http://www.clarkson.edu) with RealVideo for the second consecutive year.
Thomas H. Dooley, retired CIGNA Corporation executive vice president and retired president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, today (May 16) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y.
Thomas H. Dooley '56, retired CIGNA Corporation executive vice president and retired president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y. His address to students follows:
New York State Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue today (May 16) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y.
Thank you so much. It is indeed one of the greatest honors of my career to be with you this morning to receive this degree. Thank you to Denny Brown, Donald Clark and everyone associated with Clarkson University for making this possible for me this morning.
The degree was awarded "for his international leadership in developing the principles of ecological agriculture, and for his imaginative and exemplary work as a humanistic visionary in a technological field."
Noted author and ecological agriculture leader Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y. His address to students follows:
Ralph E. Hawes Jr., managing principal of Hawes & Associates and retired executive vice president-Missiles and Electronics of the General Dynamics Corporation, today (May 16) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y.
Ralph E. Hawes Jr.'55, managing principal of Hawes & Associates and retired executive vice president-Missiles and Electronics of the General Dynamics Corporation, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y. His address to students follows:
More than 500 students from 22 states, 16 countries and 61 of New York's counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's Commencement today (May 16). (Nearly 200 more students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) More than 4,000 parents, relatives and friends attended the ceremony. The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force officers on Saturday, May 15.
Clarkson University’s Mini Baja Team recently placed fourth overall out of a total of 44 teams that participated in this year’s Mini Baja East Competition at the University of Central Florida.
The Clarkson University student team finished in the top-10 at the Formula SAE(R) collegiate design competition in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, topping a field of 100 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Puerto Rico.
When it comes to being creative, innovative, and committed to providing the best education possible, four people come to mind: Lee Baines, William Keener, Ron Reid and Pat McKeown.
Andrew Leutwiler, a Clarkson University freshman from Skokie, Ill., has been named the 1999-2000 Mike Morrison Memorial Scholar. Leutwiler, a business major and son of Barbara and Charles Leutwiler of Skokie, is the seventh recipient of the esteemed scholarship, named for the late Clarkson hockey star Mike Morrison.
North Country's Best And Brightest High Schoolers Invited To Participate In Clarkson University Summer Program
Nearly 30 North Country high school students will get a chance this summer to experience living and learning in a university environment through High School of Excellence, a challenging BOCES-sponsored program at Clarkson University, designed to spark intellectual development, communication skills and cooperative problem solving.
Clarkson University and the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society will host a chemical conference involving scientists from throughout the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada June 21-25.
Clarkson University Biology Professor Michael Roberts of Potsdam was interviewed recently by a reporter from the Prague Post, the major English-language paper in the Czech Republic. The article appeared yesterday and explains how some of the drugs Roberts has used in his work are entering clinical trials for cancer. You can read the article on-line at http://www.praguepost.cz/news060999h.html.
KeyBank has generously granted Clarkson University $100,000 in support of the "Campaign for Clarkson." KeyBank Senior Vice President Martin P. Schatz recently made a check presentation of the first installment at the construction site of Clarkson's $14-million New Academic Building that will house the Clarkson schools of Business and Liberal Arts by fall 2000.
The Clarkson University solar car racing team has qualified for Sunrayce '99, which starts here Sunday.
Constant rain and a broken shock made life difficult for the Clarkson Solar Knights on day one of Sunrayce '99, but not difficult enough to keep them from placing 19th after today's 115-mile run from Washington, D.C. to Charlottesville, Va.
Once again, dreary skies denied the 29 teams a chance to run their cars by solar power, forcing them to gamble with whatever battery power remained from day one.
All you need to know about day three of Sunrayce '99 can be summed up in six simple words: the sun finally came out today. To be sure, it was a brief appearance for only a few hours late this afternoon, but it was certainly welcomed by the Clarkson University team, who faced clouds and drizzle again this morning.
The Clarkson Solar Knights finished 17th in today's fourth stage of Sunrayce '99. Clarkson's overall position in the 10-day race was unofficially number 13 at this hour; they were in position 11 overall yesterday at the end of day three.
Overcast skies and steady rain greeted Clarkson University's Solar Knights this morning, beginning day five of Sunrayce '99 in Clemson, S.C.
The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency will be issuing bonds for approximately $14.1 million this week for two capital projects at Clarkson University. Those projects include the construction of a 92,000 square foot, three-story academic building which will house the University's schools of Business and Liberal Arts, and the construction of a 2,500 square-foot two-story outdoor lodge to be used for outdoor recreation programs.
The Clarkson Solar Knights received the Sunrayce '99 Teamwork Award today for their work in fixing a steering problem on their car Hyperion yesterdayin Atlanta. The award is given at the conclusion of each race day and recognizes teams who best exemplify working together.
Choosing to save their battery power to raceanother day, the Clarkson Solar Knights today trailered their car to the finish line in stage seven of Sunrayce '99. While other teams began therace, all but two were forced to stop because of torrential downpours anddead batteries. When the day ended only Queen's University (Canada) and theUniversity of Missouri at Rolla were able to travel from Macon, Ga. toTallahassee, Florida - a distance of 199 miles. (At the end of yesterdaythe team remained in 15th place.)
Clarkson University Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Kelly today announced his decision to withdraw the recognition of the Sigma Delta fraternity. This action comes in the wake of several disciplinary actions taken against the fraternity in the past year. The most recent of those incidents took place in early May when police were called after receiving complaints from a neighbor that a pig was possibly being abused at the fraternity. Following an investigation police found the animal dead at the house. They later arrested three house members in connection with that incident.
Clarkson University has initiated its first Web-based distance learning course. The interactive Information Systems class, developed by Management Information Systems Professor Somendra Pant, also involves two on-campus weekend sessions.
For the first time in Sunrayce '99, Neither the University of Missouri-Rolla, nor Queen's University made it across the finish line.
Clarkson raced into the Imagination parkinglot at Epcot Center today doing 50 miles per hour - the first time since the opening day teams racing in Sunrayce '99 had been able to reach speeds in excess of 30 mph.
The J. M. McDonald Foundation has made a generous gift of $50,000 to Clarkson University in support of the University's $70-million fund-raising campaign. The gift will support construction of a new Leadership Development Laboratory in the Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, part of Clarkson's New Academic Building. Slated to open on Clarkson's "hill campus" by fall 2000, the New Academic Building will house Clarkson's schools of Business and Liberal Arts.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil And Story Presentation January 18 At Clarkson University
Storyteller and poet Shindana Cooper will lead a candlelight vigil at Clarkson University on Monday, January 18, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Afterward, she’ll celebrate Dr. King’s life in her presentation “Martin’s Story,” a tribute to “the myth, the man and the legend.” The events will take place at Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center at 8 p.m.
What do Clarkson's Solar Car, headache prevention, and magic shows have in common? They're all topics that will be presented in one-hour seminars during Clarkson University's 103rd Alumni Reunion this weekend in Potsdam. Clarkson alumni from around the world are in town this weekend to visit the alma mater and celebrate their college days.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has promoted three faculty members. Abdul J. Jerri of Potsdam, and Farzad Mahmoodi and Poojitha D. Yapa, both of Hannawa Falls, have been promoted from associate professor to professor, effective July 1.
Kelley L. Frosino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Frosino, 49 Suburbia Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., recently received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 104th Commencement Ceremony in Potsdam, N.Y. Frosino was selected for the $1,000 award by the University faculty, based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Sephir D. Hamilton of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., son of Lloyd Hamilton, Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Judith Zimmer, New Lebanon, N.Y., recently received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 106th Commencement Ceremony in Potsdam, N.Y. The mechanical engineering major was selected for the $1,000 award by the University faculty, based on his scholarship and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Clarkson University Chemical Engineering Professor Ross Taylor of Potsdam has been appointed chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
The first class will enter into Clarkson University's new Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program next month.
Amy K. Zander of Madrid, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, was recently awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during Clarkson University’s 106th Commencement Ceremony.
Clarkson University Chemical Engineering Professor Ian I. Suni of Potsdam was recently awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during Clarkson University’s 106th Commencement Ceremony in Potsdam, N.Y. This $1,500 research account is presented annually to “a faculty member who has shown promise in engineering, management, liberal studies or scientific research.”
Dr. Dana M. Barry of Canton, editor and technical writer for Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received an APEX '99 Award for Publication Excellence.
Clarkson University Summer Programs Help Native American Students Explore Engineering, Technology Interests
In the grass just outside of the Hamlin-Powers residential dorms on the campus of Clarkson University, under clear skies and the cool evening air, the young and old moved and danced in two circles --one inside the other- in opposite directions.
Stub E. Estey of Washington, D.C.; Douglas L. Kieta of Spring, Tex.; Kenneth R. Baker of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Kenneth C. Thode of Scituate, Mass.; and Thomas R. Baum of Little Falls, N.Y., have all received the Golden Knight Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Stub E. Estey III of Washington, D.C., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson
Thomas R. Baum of Little Falls, N.Y., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson
Kenneth R. Baker of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson
Kenneth C. Thode of Scituate, Mass., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Kieta received his bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson in 1964. He remained at Clarkson for two years, serving as an instructor in Statics and Dynamics, and Soil Mechanics. In 1967, he began a 16-year relationship with the Dravo Corporation, where he was involved with numerous domestic and international heavy construction projects, and rose to the position of manager-new ventures. Kieta left Dravo to become president and chief executive officer of Century Contractors West, Inc., and was eventually named president and chief executive officer of CNF Industries, Inc. when that corporation took over Century. Today, Kieta serves as senior vice president of construction for Calpine Corporation, a leading independent power producer, located in Sacramento, Calif., where he is responsible for construction of all electrical generating plants.
Kerr received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson in 1989. After graduation, Kerr joined Landis and Staefa, Inc., where he worked in positions in both design and sales engineering. In 1995, Kerr moved to Syncsort, Inc. where he has served in a number of increasingly responsible positions and is currently a senior account representative.
McCormick graduated from Clarkson in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She worked for the General Electric Company and New York State Office of General Services for a short period before joining the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation where she serves today as an associate environmental engineer with the Division of Environmental Remediation.
Robert D. Kerr of Warwick, N.Y., has received a Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Michael Santarcangelo of Latham, N.Y., policy and compliance engineer of the New York State Public Service Commission, was recently elected the 1999-2000 second vice president of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors.
Susan D. McCormick of Niskayuna, N.Y. a member of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was recently elected the 1999-2000 third vice president of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., where she is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors.
As vice president for Enrollment Management, Liberty provides overall leadership for all aspects of freshman and transfer admission, as well as financial aid for new students. She is responsible for Clarkson's promotion and communication to high-school students, guidance counselors and other colleges and universities. In her new role, she will manage the development of a campus-wide initiative to improve student retention on campus.
Elmer E. "Stub" Estey III of Washington, D.C., founder of Triple-E Associates, was recently elected the 1999-2000 first vice president of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors.
Elliott graduated from Clarkson in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering. Upon graduation, he secured a position at O'Brien and Gere Inc. as a civil engineer and progressed through several assignments of increasing responsibilities. In 1989, he joined Stearns & Wheeler and is currently a partner and executive vice president.
Spence graduated from Clarkson in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. After graduation, she spent a short time with Procter and Gamble before joining Kraft Foods in their research and development area. Today, she serves as vice president for research and development at Kraft, a division of the Phillip Morris Company, Inc. In 1985, Spence received her masters of engineering degree from Manhattan College.
Richard Wetmore of Holmdel, N.J., director of Performance Applications Group, was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Wetmore's term runs until 2004.
J. Ronald Frazer of Hannawa Falls, N.Y., retired professor and women's hockey coach at Clarkson University, was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson. Frazer's term runs until 2004.
Professor Larry D. Compeau of Canton has been named director of Clarkson University’s Center for Canadian-U.S. Business Studies, effective July 1.
A car that heralds the future of transportation will be on display in a museum exhibit honoring America’s automotive past.
The Clarkson Theatre Company will hold auditions for its fall 1999 production of “Camelot” on Monday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. The musical comedy is based on the life and times of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Clarkson University Professor Offers Different View Of Land Down Under With New Book hiking Tropical Australia
Next year, the eyes of the world will focus on Australia and the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. Many Americans and Canadians will be making the trip primarily to see the beauty of athletic competition. But, Clarkson University Liberal Arts Professor Lew Hinchman of Canton hopes tourists will make a detour before, during, or after the Games to see another kind of beauty—the natural beauty of the continent.
Clarkson University’s Formula SAE race car will be on display at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, January 16).
Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., is among the nation's Best National Universities and has one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation, according to the year 2000 edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges, which hits the World Wide Web today, and newsstands on Monday.
Lewis P. Hinchman of Canton, professor of Liberal Arts at Clarkson University, has recently returned from Germany, where he did research on environmental protection and alternative energy sources as part of a William J. Fulbright grant.
Many students complain that the first two years of their college education is spent in theoretical courses, the relevancy of which is often difficult to appreciate-- but not Clarkson University’s business students.
Clarkson University will host "The Feel Good Festival" on Saturday, September 18, beginning at noon on the lawn of the Cheel Campus Center.
Noted Chemist, Author And Playwright Carl Djerassi To Deliver Shipley Lecture At Clarkson University Sept. 30
Back at the turn of this century, if a couple wanted to avoid unwanted pregnancy, they had to take precautions, and that meant condoms, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other end of the spectrum, fertile women had no trouble conceiving, but infertile women were out of luck.
High school seniors and their parents will have an opportunity to see if Clarkson University is a perfect fit during the University’s Open House on Saturday, September 25.
REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $5,000 TO CLARKSON UNIVERSITY AMERICAN INDIAN PROGRAM
Representatives of the Reynolds Metals Company St. Lawrence Reduction Plant recently visited Clarkson University on behalf of the Reynolds Metals Foundation to present a $5,000 contribution to Clarkson’s American Indian program.
Prof. Abdul J. Jerri of Clarkson University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has just returned from the International Conference on Sampling Theory and Applications in Loen, Norway, where he presented two research papers.
The African Heritage Revue will bring their storytelling and dancing talents to Clarkson University’s Snell Auditorium on Friday, September 24. Their performance is part of the 1999 World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, co-sponsored by Clarkson and SUNY Potsdam.
Clarkson University's Speed Program Teams With Potsdam, Massena High Schools To Build A Robot For National Competition
They have a name. They have a logo. Now the team participating in a March robotics competition has begun work on what they hope will be the winning entry.
Waste-Stream Inc. recently completed a $50,000 pledge to purchase for Clarkson University the Zamboni which has been resurfacing the ice of the Cheel Arena since 1995. The battery-powered Zamboni replaced a 12-year-old propane-fired machine.
The Clarkson University student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was selected as the Best Student Section in Region F, which comprises 26 colleges and universities in the Northeastern United States. Section president Colleen E. O’Laughlin accepted the award at last June’s SWE national meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Clarkson University’s new academic building which is currently under construction will be named for the late New York Congressman and longtime Clarkson trustee, Bertrand H. Snell, in recognition of a major gift commitment by Mrs. Harold W. Cheel, his daughter.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced the appointment of Christopher Ritter as director of University Marketing. In this newly created position, Ritter will lead a concentrated effort to raise the University's profile through a strategic marketing initiative.
North Country elementary and secondary school teachers will learn about their planet and get lost in space when Aerospace Education Specialist Ronald P. Ernst visits Clarkson University on Thursday, February 11, to conduct workshops as part of Clarkson's Space Grant Program.
W. Hollis Petersen of Bronxville, N.Y, was elected this weekend to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. Petersen is a private investor participating in various financial markets.
The Clarkson Theatre Company will present “Camelot” on Thursday, October 28; Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, in Clarkson's Sara M. Snell Auditorium. The show is at 8 p.m. all three evenings, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Camelot portrays the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable through song, dance, and dialogue. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, please call the theatre at 315-268-3783 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarkson University will host Access-Ability Day on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.-midnight in the Cheel Campus Center.
As the days dwindle down in the last year of this century, people are looking forward to the start of a new millennium. Songs about Y2K are getting airplay on the radio. News networks offer retrospectives on the people, places and events over the last 100 or 1,000 years. People are making plans to welcome in the year 2000 at various locales worldwide. A general sense of nostalgia and anticipation is being shared by many around the world.
A team of Army ROTC cadets from Clarkson University finished second overall in the 1st Brigade, First ROTC Region's 13th Annual Ranger Challenge Competition this past weekend in Westover, Mass. The performance by the Clarkson Ranger Challenge Team was the University's best finish in the history of the competition.
William R. Wilcox of Potsdam, professor of engineering at Clarkson University, was inducted into membership in the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in ceremonies held recently in Amsterdam, Holland. The induction ceremony was part of the International Astronautical Congress, which is held annually.
Antonio E. Abrantes of West Stockholm, N.Y., a graduate student at Clarkson University, is the recipient of a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Clarkson University students are getting hands-on experience and learning about the structural mechanics of paper products, liquid penetration resistance and developing energy efficient processes as they prepare their paper kayak for Energy Challenge '99.
Steve Neely of St. Clair, Mich., was a sophomore majoring in computer engineering at Clarkson University when a freak auto accident took the 18-year-old's life in September 1995. In his short time, Steve's "can do" attitude greatly affected everyone who came in contact with him.
Potsdam Central School students will soon be forming their own computer consulting company offering free computer workshops to the community, thanks to a partnership between the Clarkson University School of Business and Siemens Building Technologies, Landis Division -- a business unit of Siemens, the third largest corporation in the world.
National Starch and Chemical Company recently awarded scholarships totaling $4,500 to three Clarkson University undergraduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Lynn C. Brown of Potsdam, registrar and director of Clarkson University’s Student Administrative Services (SAS) office, will speak at the annual conference of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association in Lake Placid November 1-4.
Clarkson's WCKN-TV Gears Up For 'Knight Time' Viewing With Broadcast Of Hockey Home Openers Vs. North Dakota This Weekend
With a record of 2-0, the Clarkson Golden Knights return home to face the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and WCKN, Clarkson University’s student-run cable TV station, has Knights fans covered this weekend.
Clarkson University Receives $20k "Partners In Engineering" Grant To Benefit Potsdam High School Girls
Clarkson University has received a $20,000 grant from the Engineering Information Foundation of New York, N.Y., to support Clarkson's “Partners in Engineering Program” (PIE). This innovative program teams undergraduate women from Clarkson University with girls at Potsdam High School
Clarkson University has been awarded $50,000 by the Alcoa Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pa., in support of initiatives to increase diversity on campus and open doors for graduates to excel in the global marketplace.
New York’s Capital Region played host to students from Clarkson University and Syracuse University at the General Electric Leadership Conference held recently in Schenectady and Albany.
Brown-Shor Of Morristown Named Associate Director Of Clarkson Career & Professional Development Center
Barbara Brown-Shor of Morristown was recently appointed associate director of the Career and Professional Development Center at Clarkson University. The Alexandria Bay native is the daughter of the late Vicki Virkler Brown and George A. “Coach” Brown.
If you attend a Clarkson University basketball game this year, you could help some Clarkson Technical Communications students push their grades a little higher. This fall, students in Professor Brenton Faber's Professional Writing course have been working with Clarkson basketball to improve the program's popularity on campus.
Some Clarkson University entrepreneurship students have put together a special holiday event for the area’s senior citizens. The students are inviting seniors from throughout the North Country to the “Winter Wonderland Ball” on Sunday, December 5, from 2-5 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center.
The sisters of Delta Zeta sorority and the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Clarkson University are sponsoring the annual Christmas House on Thursday, Dec. 2.
Reynolds Metals Company Foundation Contributes $5,000 For Native American Students At Clarkson University
On behalf of the Reynolds Metals Foundation, representatives of the Reynolds St. Lawrence Reduction Plant recently presented $5,000 to Clarkson University for Native American student scholarships.
Clarkson Honors Students Tackle Emergency Services Consolidation Issue For Town And Village Of Potsdam
Clarkson University’s Honors Program students are used to looking at problems from many different angles and teaming up to come up with a solution. Now, they are putting what they’ve learned in the classroom to good use, using real-world answers to tackle a real-world problem for the Town and Village of Potsdam.
Clarkson-st. Lawrence Hockey On North Country Tv Saturday; Time Warner Cable Will Also Broadcast Remaining Clarkson Home Games
Saturday night’s Clarkson-St. Lawrence hockey contest will be broadcast live on television in the North Country. Time-Warner Cable will air the hockey game on channel 44 of its systems in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin and Clinton counties.
Could milk unstir itself from coffee and run backward into the milk carton? Could a broken egg mend through a reversal of time? Could wrinkles spontaneously disappear? According to a Clarkson University scientist, such things may in fact be happening in certain regions of the universe.
The Clarkson Theatre Company will present its fourth annual One Acts Festival in February. The four plays to be presented, directed by students from both Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, share the theme “question reality.”
Three North Country School Districts To Benefit From $956,000 National Science Foundation Grant To Clarkson University
Three North Country school districts will benefit from a $956,000 grant recently awarded to Clarkson University by the National Science Foundation.
$830,396 Department Of Education Grant Will Help Clarkson To Prepare Disadvantaged Students For Doctoral Studies
Disadvantaged students will continue to get a boost in their pursuit of graduate studies, thanks to a Department of Education (DOE) grant recently received by Clarkson University.
HBeing All They Can Be: Area High-school Students Take To Clarkson ROTC Course To Work On Problem Solving
What do you get when you cross a ladder, a pole bridge and 50 high-school students with undergraduate and graduate students from Clarkson University?
It was a day for the young– and the young at heart— to cut a rug.
When it comes to basketball, some play for fun, some play for money, and some play for both. Clarkson University students would fall into the third category, only the money they made wasn’t theirs to keep.
Graduate students from the Clarkson University School of Business, along with representatives from Slic Network Solutions and Orion Power New York, are working with local schools on both sides of the border to establish a new Canadian-U.S. Educational Partnership program.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio, has awarded Clarkson University $10,000 in support of SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design) and four student organizations promoting diversity and professional development on campus.
Alice Singleton Williams never attended Clarkson University, but a generous gift of over $250,000 from her estate will create a student scholarship endowment in honor of her brother-in-law, Earl LaPointe.