Latest News

Tim Messner and his archaeology students craft a canoe
Spring 2015 SOAR presenter Tim Messner and his archaeology students created a dugout canoe this summer "using nothing but fire, handmade tools and one giant pine log."
Spring 2015 Luncheon - photos posted
Enjoy some photos from the Spring 2015 luncheon.
The 2015 Super SOARer is ...
SOAR is proud to announce that our most recent Super SOARer is Dot Howe!
Fall 2013 SOAR Luncheon
Photos are posted!
Meet-the-Chef: Sergi's Restaurant - Potsdam
Photos are posted! View them from the "Events/Trips" link here on the Home Page.
Fall 2013 Bus Trip to Syracuse Stage
Photos are posted! View them from the "Events/Trips" link on the Home Page.
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Course Updates

November 20, 2015 - The Fall 2015 Luncheon was very enjoyable. Great music to greet us, good meal to nourish us, Nice program to recap our fall semester, and to recognize those presenters, ambassadors, and special people who work so hard to make our lifelong learning program a success. (We are already busy at work on the spring 2016 semester! We hope to see you all again in class in March)
September 10, 2015 - A NEW .pdf MAP OF SUNY POTSDAM CLASS LOCATIONS is now posted under "DOCUMENTS" (upper right corner of this page). Use the LOCATION tab above to view a separate page with details and photos helping you find EVERY location we have a class at this semester.
August 31, 2015 - The Fall 2015 Course Booklet is posted. All the inserts, including the registration form, are posted in the upper right corner as well in the "DOCUMENTS" section of this page. Spring 2016 documents will be posted late February.
September 25, 2015 - Ascidians: Are They Taking Over the World? "Ascidians...." - Linda Auker: CANCELED
October 20, 2015 - How We are Taxing our Grandchildren "...Taxing Our Grandchildren" - Joe Timmerman: CANCELED
September 17, 2015 - Closed Courses: "Angikuni Lake, NW Territories...," "Ascidians: Are They taking Over...," "Digital Photography...," "Former Presidents...," "Gentle Chair Yoga," "The Great Apes," "History of Impressionism," "Knitting...Ornaments: Potsdam," "The Last Czar of Russia," "Memoir Writing...," "Minerals of NY State," "North Country Raptors," and "Quaking Bogs..."

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Spring 2016 Working List of Topics (pdf)
by presenters last names (as of 11/13/15)
Fall 2015 Course Booklet (pdf)
(updated 09-03-15)
SOAR Trifold (pdf)
Brochure with general info about SOAR

Events / Trips

Fall 2015 SOAR Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Fall 2015 Meet-the-Chef: The Club
October 21, 2015 at 1:00pm

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SUNY Potsdam
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Phone: 315-267-2690


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