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SU's Orange Central celebration features something for everyone, including array of free, community-oriented events

September 23, 2009

Jaime Winne Alvarez
(315) 443-3784

Syracuse University’s new Orange Central celebration includes a weeklong roster of student events and
culminates with an expanded Homecoming + Reunion, Oct. 1-4, creating the one and only destination for everyone who “bleeds orange.”

The celebration features an array of special events that will appeal to not only reunion-year alumni from classes ending in 4 and 9, but all SU alumni, current students, faculty, staff and members of the local community.

Festivities open to the community include a number of free events, in addition to those with minimal entrance fees. Paid parking for Orange Central events is available in any SU pay lot, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, Oct. 1
Campus Art Walking Tour
2:30 p.m., departs from Shaffer Art Building
Free admission; no tickets required

Homecoming Showcase
8 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center
Sponsored by SU Traditions Commission, directed by DanceWorks
Featuring performances by student dance and a cappella groups
Tickets required

  • SU students: $3 with valid SU I.D.
  • SU faculty, staff and alumni: $5
  • General public: $7

Contact Schine Box Office, 443-4517

Friday, Oct. 2
Treasures of the Syracuse University Library
9 a.m., Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor E. S. Bird Library
SU Librarian and Dean of Libraries Suzanne Thorin on treasures found in the University’s libraries
Free admission; no tickets required

Ernie Davis Hall Dedication Ceremony
9 a.m., 619 Comstock Ave.
New, state-of-the-art residence hall named in honor of late football great Davis ‘62, who broke barriers on and off the field and was first African American to win Heisman Trophy
Refreshments and building tours immediately following dedication
Free admission; no tickets required
Free parking in Booth Garage

Joyce Carol Oates ‘60, H’00 Lecture
10 a.m., Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3
Selected readings and commentary by Oates, followed by Q&A session with audience
Free admission; no tickets required
Contact Alumni Relations, 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867) or sualumni@syr.edu

“Winslow Homer’s Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond” Guided Tour
11 a.m., SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Free admission; reservations required
Contact SUArt Galleries, 443-4097

2009 Arents Awards Presentation at Reunion Gala Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center
Arents Awards are the University’s highest alumni honor.
2009 recipients include Karen L. DeCrow L’72, Samuel V. Goekjian ‘52, Frank A. Langella ‘59, Donald G. McPherson ‘87 and Joyce Carol Oates ‘60, H’00.
Free seating for spectators in the balcony; reservations required
Contact Alumni Relations, 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867) or sualumni@syr.edu.

Organ Recital with Donald Ingram ‘54, G’60
2:30 p.m., Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Features selections by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Douglas Major, Samuel Barber and César Franck
Free admission; no tickets required
Contact Sue Tooley, 443-4728

“Winslow Homer’s Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond” Guided Tour
3 p.m., SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Free admission; reservations required
Contact SUArt Galleries, 443-4097

Inaugural Orange Circle Awards
4 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center
Presented by the SU Alumni Association to honor SU students, alumni and friends who work to better the world
Hosted by MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer ‘96
Free admission; RSVP required
Contact kmgodles@syr.edu or call 1-888-590-2873
Free parking in Booth Garage

`Cuse Commotion Parade
5:30 p.m., departs from Schine Student Center, University Place
Guest judges Ted and Amy from 93Q and participants from SU and local community
Viewing stands at Waverly Avenue (between Schine Student Center and Newhouse School) and Shaw Hall (at Euclid and Comstock avenues); Judges stand outside of WAER on Ostrom Ave.
Free admission; no tickets required
Free parking in Lehman and Harrison lots and University Avenue Garage

`Cuse Commotion Pep Rally and Bonfire
6:15 p.m., immediately following the parade, SU Quad
Announcement of parade banner winners, Orange Spirit Award winner and Homecoming Court with appearances by SU Student Association president and SU Orange Head Football Coach Doug Marrone
Free admission; no tickets required
Free parking in Lehman and Harrison lots and University Avenue Garage

Barbeque on the Quad
6:30 p.m., immediately following the pep rally, SU Quad
Rain location: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center
Relax and mingle with alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends
Food and beverages served
Admission required; reservations preferred

  • $12 for adults (ages 12 and up)
  • $5 for children (ages 11 and under)

Contact Alumni Relations, 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867) or sualumni@syr.edu.
Free parking in Lehman and Harrison lots and University Avenue Garage

Laugh Til You Say WhAT
8 p.m., The Underground, Schine Student Center
Benefit comedy show featuring Warehouse Architecture Theater Students, Zamboni Revolution, Penguins Without Pants and more
Admission required; $4 for all tickets
Contact Schine Box Office, 443-4517

Saturday, Oct. 3
Football Fun Zone
9 a.m., SU Quad
Fun for fans, alumni and friends of all ages with food available for purchase
Free admission; no tickets required

Life Sciences Complex Tours
10:30 a.m., Life Sciences Complex
Discover SU’s newest and largest academic building, which brings biology, chemistry and biochemistry under one roof for the first time.
Free admission; no tickets required

Syracuse vs. South Florida Football Game
Noon, Carrier Dome
Tickets required
Contact Carrier Dome Box Office, 1 (888) 366-3849

LGBT Benefit Dinner
6 p.m., The Underground, Schine Student Center
Benefit spaghetti dinner for P.E.A.C.E. Inc.
Tickets required

  • SU students: $3 with valid SU I.D.
  • SU faculty, staff and alumni: $5
  • General public: $7

Contact Schine Box Office, 443-4517

ASIA Autumn Moon Festival and Alumni Dessert
8 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center
Annual celebration with dessert to follow
Tickets required

  • SU students: $3 with valid SU I.D.
  • SU faculty, staff and alumni: $5
  • General public: $7

Contact Schine Box Office, 443-4517

Sunday, Oct. 4
Religious Services
Various times and locations
Contact Hendricks Chapel, 443-2901

Syracuse Festival of Races
Syracuse’s premier annual, full-family running and fitness event
Contact Dave Oja, 446-6285 or daveoja@festivalofraces.com

For more information on Orange Central and an up-to-the-minute schedule of events and activities, visit http://orangecentral.syr.edu. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867) or e-mail sualumni@syr.edu.

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