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October 18, 2013

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After that, her picture will join those of all the others who have received such honors, adorning a wall in Feinberg.

The geologist is one of only five faculty members from the 64 campuses in the State University of New York system to be named a distinguished teaching professor this year. 

The rank is one of the four designations that constitute the highest tributes conferred upon SUNY instructional faculty.

“Dr. Roden-Tice continues to demonstrate a high level of professional competence as a productive teacher and scholar since receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001,” said President John Ettling in his letter of support for the promotion. 

“She is a leader in undergraduate research at SUNY Plattsburgh and has engaged a number of students in significant research in the area of geology.”

Roden-Tice joined SUNY Plattsburgh in 1994 as the first female tenure-track faculty member in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science. She was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and full professor in 2005.

Her major areas of scholarly expertise include geochronology, fission-track dating, thermochronology, geochemistry, isotope geology and igneous and metamorphic petrology.

She has earned 15 grants and contracts, amounting to nearly $370,000. Of this total, $225,000 came from the National Science Foundation and allowed 36 SUNY Plattsburgh students to learn fission-track dating.


Sarnanac Lake Carnival planners seek volunteers

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is looking for more volunteers to help plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for Jan. 31 through Feb. 9, 2014.

There are many ways to pitch in, a press release said, and the need is greater this year, as a number of volunteers have moved on or moved away, a press release said.

“Winter Carnival is only possible through the help of volunteers,” Carnival Committee Chairman Eric Foster said in the release. “We welcome new people to join the existing committee members so we can continue to improve this long-standing community event.”

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