Office of Public Affairs
Oct. 2, 2002
CONTACT: Michael Yoon, 312-5405
PARENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILY WEEKEND SLATED OCT. 18 TO 20
OSWEGO -- Student entertainers, sporting events and Shakespearean theatre are some of the activities planned for Parents, Family and Friends Weekend at SUNY Oswego, Oct. 18 to 20.
Themed "Unity on the Lake," the occasion should present "an eventful weekend of activities that will highlight the talents of our students and emphasize their dedication toward academic success and campus involvement," said Michael Yoon of the college's campus life staff, who coordinates the weekend.
The theme ties in with the recent one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with the cross-campus committee that plans the weekend attempting "to infuse this annual event with a sense of patriotism and unity," Yoon said. "The weekend is an opportunity for visitors to join the college community and celebrate the bonds of family and friendship."
The community is invited to a number of cultural and athletic events. The SUNY Oswego theatre production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will raise its curtain at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. "Late Night with Solid State and StateSingers," at 10 p.m. Oct. 19, will feature the student jazz ensembles performing under the direction of music Professor Stan Gosek in the Hewitt Union ballroom.
At 1 p.m. Sunday in the ballroom, the music department will present performances by the Chamber Singers with the College Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Two Tyler Art Gallery exhibitions -- the Art Department Faculty Exhibition and "My Mother's Name Is Anna, Her Maiden Name Was Lanzo" -- also will be open for public viewing.
Intercollegiate athletic events will include a women's soccer game and a scrimmage by the men's ice hockey team on Friday, and Saturday contests for the women's soccer and field hockey teams. The college's volleyball team will host an invitational tournament Friday and Saturday.
Campus-oriented events will include a Saturday lineup featuring a faculty-staff coffee at 10:30 a.m. in The Forum in Hewitt Union, a Presidential Scholars reception at 1 p.m. in the lower lobby of Sheldon Hall and a dinner at 5 p.m. in the union ballroom.
"Student involvement really hits full stride by the middle of October," Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jim Scharfenberger said. "This weekend is an opportunity for students to show their friends and family what they have been up to for the first several weeks. But it's also a chance for the community to discover some of the talents of the learners who give life and energy to our campus."
For more information, call the SUNY Oswego Office of Campus Life at 312-2301 or visit www.oswego.edu/campuslife/pff.
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