Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
Ground was broken for the dining center on June 10, 1957, by Dr. Hermann Cooper, assistant commissioner in charge of New York State teachers colleges at the time. This $682,000 facility connected to the nearly-finished Johnson Hall.
Opening in 1959, Lakeside Dining Center received praise from a November Palladium-Times article as "one of the most distinctive dining facilities in the nation." Modern design, furniture, and fixtures created a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by Oswego's great natural setting. The dining experience was coupled with a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario, afforded by large windows along the north side of the building. The large dining center also served as a fitting place for student dances and other social activities, once chairs and tables were moved aside.
Modernization and Renovation
During the 2006-07 school year, Lakeside Dining Center underwent $7.2 million worth of renovations to update the facility. The dining center reopened in August 2007 with a modern design, new lights, furniture, and decorations which created a cool atmosphere where students could enjoy their down time for meals and socialization. Students from Riggs Hall were particularly pleased that the renovations included an indoor walkway between their residence hall and the dining center. Other improvements included new walk-in refrigerators and freezers, and upgrades to electrical, heating and plumbing systems.
The most exciting differences, however, were specialized food stations which took the place of the former buffet dining lines. A large oval structure, including a salad bar, fresh fruit, soups and desserts stands in the center of the serving area. Other stations include pizza, pasta, a deli bar, and featured meals on the menu as well as and grilled and vegetarian selections.
Among these impressive upgrades, it is through the large modern windows that the most striking feature of the Lakeside Dining Center, which is still the spectacular view of Lake Ontario, remains.
-- Kathleen Davis, Class of 2012