Bobcat Prints

The Market

“To some, summer means watersports, grilling, bonfires, warmer weather, and/or vacation.” By Chef Chris Griffin

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An Interview with a Trustee: Forrence Orchard’s Link to PSC

After interviewing some of the workers and learning about their lives, I gained interest in the industry of seasonal work and what it is like to live the process. I expressed my interest in this topic, and learned that one of the orchard co-owners is also affiliated with Paul Smith’s College….

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We, The People

In the midst of our upcoming elections, immigration is a hot topic. We forget to talk about the fact that becoming a US citizen is a long and sometimes difficult process…

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Incoming Vision: Dr. Terry Lindsay

Challenge and conflict are opportunities to grow, he explained. “How you manage conflict, in a community and as an individual, that’s where the growth, learning and development will happen”…

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My Conversation with the New Culinary Chair

He was very clear that he did not come here because he wanted to live in the mountains or the wilderness. He went on to explain that the reason he came here for was a challenge: an opportunity to make a difference…

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Komorebi

An account of a student’s first experiences in the US…

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PSC in the Family: Interview with Trustee Welling

…he just enjoyed sitting in the meetings with me. He had given his all, he worked I think under three different presidents, and he was a fundraiser par excellence. I really learned a lot from him. The college had a special place in his heart…

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Teaching Wildlife in Minnesota

When I first agreed to teach a class called Principles of Wildlife Management, I had certain ideas as to what teaching entailed. Boy was I in for a surprise…

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Golden Eagle Monitoring

I use my property, in Edmeston NY (30 miles south of Utica, in Central NY) for an annual golden eagle migration study. Golden eagles are monitored, in the winter months, from NY down to Virginia, by volunteers in rural areas…

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BECI Investigator Ken Bruno

Investigative Lieutenant Kenneth Bruno laughs as he recounts his journey to his current position with the NY Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Law Enforcement (NYDEC)…

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Forester in Pennsylvania: Zak Miller ’10

I will start by saying one of the best things about my Forest Technician job and my current Forester position is that there are a number of different things you could be working on any given day…

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Seward Mountain Crash

Dean William Rutherford banged on door after door, waking up students in the morning hours of June 28th 1970. It was a Sunday, during summer session, so many students were sleeping in. He was recruiting volunteers for a grim, long, and demanding assignment. “Get dressed. It’s going to be a long day. We are needed…

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Just Wingin’ It – Sarah Norton’s Work with Raptors

It’s really difficult to pick just one favorite moment after working five seasons with Raptor View. I think though one of my favorite moments was when I caught a female Golden Eagle with two of our interns in 2013. At the time I was in the blind moving our pigeon on the line…

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Baking in “Montana: The Last Best Place”

The place has a marina, rustic lodging, a full-service restaurant, poolside tiki bar, and so much more. The restaurant would be my second home for the summer, as I was the assistant to the executive pastry chef…

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Brazil Forestry Alum

Jim Collom ’61 has traveled all over the planet as a forester and an educator. He went to Brazil and started a forestry school from scratch. Later on in life, he became a college administrator who worked on international education projects...

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Interview with Provost Nicholas Hunt-Bull

It’s the start of the year, and there are many new faces on campus. At least one of them – new to returning students as well as first-year arrivals – is hard to miss. You might see him unfolding his very tall frame from the very compact car he drives, or notice his colorful, home-sewn shirts, or even admire his hair, which though modestly trimmed now, has a reputation of unruly behavior. This, dear Smitties, is our new Provost: Dr. Nicholas Hunt-Bull.

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Tony Streams: Lead Packer in Montana

Tony Streams, class of 2013, talks with fellow alumnus Rand Snyder about his work in the back-country, and with pack animals, and much more about life in Montana. (This interview part of the Seedling Series, conducted by Rand Snyder.)

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