Family and Friends Weekend set Oct. 17 to 19

hockey actionSUNY Oswego’s Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 17 to 19, will feature arts, athletics, food, music, theatre events and more for students, visitors and the community.

Students and families can have a complimentary breakfast and meet and talk with Provost Susan Coultrap-McQuin, vice presidents, professors and staff members at the Faculty/Staff Coffee Hour at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Campus Center Activity Court. 

The weekend will feature sporting events including Laker men’s ice hockey hosting the U.S. Under-18 National Team Friday at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center arena. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Campus Center box office or by phone at 312-3073. 

Other sporting events for the weekend will include 1 p.m. Saturday starts for the women’s field hockey team hosting Hamilton at Laker Field and women’s soccer vs. Brockport at the South Athletic Complex. The women’s ice hockey team’s Green/Gold Exhibition will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Campus Center arena. These events are free.

A family carnival for students and their younger siblings with obstacle courses, painting, coloring and snacks will begin at 2 p.m. in the Swetman Gym on Saturday. 

Family and Friends Weekend also will bring performers to the Oswego campus. Magician Shaun Robison will appear at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Campus Center auditorium. Hypnotist Kevin Hurley will perform at 8 p.m. the same day in the Hewitt Union ballroom. 

The theatre department will present three performances of “The Torch Bearers” at Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall. The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday for the farcical comedy, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are available at Tyler box office at 312-2141 or tickets@oswego.edu and cost $12 for adults ($10 for seniors and $7 for SUNY Oswego students). 

The weekend will feature food as well. Members of the Jewish Student Union/Hillel will host a Kosher Shabbat Dinner at 5:15 p.m. Friday in Cooper Dining Center. A special Dining with Family and Friends event at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Forum in Hewitt Union will cost $10.75 for adults ($5.40 for children ages 3 to 11.) Registration is required, with forms available online. Throughout the weekend, all-you-can-eat meals can be enjoyed at residential dining centers for $4.99. 

Music department ensembles will present a free concert at noon Sunday in the Hewitt Union ballroom. Featured performers will include the College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers, College Orchestra and Concert Band.

Other activities for the weekend will include swimming and recreation at Lee Hall and Swetman Gym, art exhibitions at Tyler Art Gallery and Oswego State Downtown, a Penfield Library book sale and tours of the college’s Rice Creek Field Station.

For more information on the weekend and a full schedule of events, call the Office of Campus Life at 312-2301 or visit www.oswego.edu/familyandfriends.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Welcome sight—Oswego’s Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 17 to 19, will offer a full schedule that includes the Laker men’s and women’s hockey teams returning to the ice. The men’s team, including Francois Gagnon (pictured), will host the powerful U.S. Under-18 National Team at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in an exhibition. The women’s team will present its annual Green/Gold Exhibition at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

CONTACT: Kelly Perkins, 312-5405

(Posted: Oct 03, 2008)

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