ALANA Conference Schedule

The 27th Annual ALANA Student Leadership Conference 2013

Saturday, September 21

  ALANA Fashion Show (Ticketed Event)

7 - 11:00 p.m.; Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall

Presenters: ALANA Organizations; Hosted by comedian "Talent" Harris; Music by DJ Tumbo

A celebration of cultural fashion. Students, faculty, staff and their families will model in traditional cultural fashion trends. Showcase of cultural music & fashion!  

Sunday, September 22

ALANA 3rd Annual Unity PEACE WALK

11:00 a.m.; leaving Oswego City Hall

Presenters: Black Student Union

This march will be led by ALANA Organizations and is designed to bring together students from all walks of life and to demonstrate diversity within the Oswego community.  Our goal is to build lasting relationships with the community on and off campus.  The Peace Walk will be in celebration of the March on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963.  The March on Washington's purpose was to create awareness of jobs and freedom in America.  Our purpose is to promote unity amongst the students, faculty, and staff within our campus community and Oswego residents.  The march will begin at the Oswego City Hall and will culminate at the SUNY Oswego quad in front of the Penfield Library.  

Black Student Union & Gospel Choir BBQ /ALANA Cultural Movements Festival

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.; Campus Quad (Rain Venue Hewitt Union Ballroom)

Presenters: Black Student Union & Gospel Choir

Join the SUNY Oswego BSU & Gospel Choir for a BBQ gathering and Cultural Movements Festival in celebration of ALANA's 27th conference.  

Performers: Brian Bromka (Salsa Rueda De Casino), and ADANFO (African drumming & dancing).  Salsa and African drumming will approximately be from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. & 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. *IST Approved*  

Monday, September 23

Alumni Student Leadership Panel

3:15-4:30 p.m.; Campus Center 114

Presenters: Panel Moderators, Thomi Kamilia & Darlynda Brownlee

Join us in welcoming alumni students! The alumni will have a panel discussion on their leadership involvement on campus while they were students at SUNY Oswego, and will relate how their development and growth in student involvement helped them secure their current careers.  The panel will be moderated by ALANA student leaders.     

Faculty, Staff, Students, & ALANA Staff/Presenters Reception 

4:30-6:30 p.m.;   Campus Center 131, The Point

Presenters: Howard Gordon, the President's Office, & ALANA 2013 Committee Staff

Join us in welcoming returning and new faculty, staff, and students.  As well as assisting us in greeting and wishing everyone a successful academic 2013-2014 year! Mix with faculty, staff, students, and ALANA staff & presenters.  Refreshments will be served.  

Tuesday, September 24

Nature's Secrets 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Campus Center 114

Presenters: Latino Student Union 

Join LSU for a presentation and discussion on how Latinos use nature to create remedies and cures for illnesses. *IST Approved*   

Definition of Beauty in Asia

7:30-9:00 p.m.; Campus Center 114

Presenters: Asian Student Association 

Join ASA for a presentation and discussion on comparing the traditional and modern sense of beauty in three parts of Asia: Eastern, Southern, and Southeastern, for both the male and female perspectives. *IST Approved*  

Rain Forest Cafe

9:00-10:15 p.m.; Hart Hall Basement

Presenters: African Student Organization & Caribbean Student Association Join ASO & CSA for an interactive program teaching participants dance moves from various parts of Africa and the Caribbean.  They will be educating about traditional dance moves and food dishes from Africa and the Caribbean.  Traditional dances will be demonstrated and traditional food samples will be served. *IST Approved*   

Wednesday, September 25

Women's Economic Empowerment: The Rise of Independence

4:30-6:00 p.m.; Hart Hall Basement

Presenters: Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. 

Women Empowerment has been a topic of discussion for decades regarding the uprising of female workers throughout the nations.  Today in third world countries, more women are providing the majority of income for their families as agricultural workers.  We have also witnessed that in other parts of the world, they have become the head of companies.  This program touches upon the struggles that eventually led to success stories of women who are independently upholding more roles around the world.  *IST Approved*  

Thursday, September 26

International Leadership Opportunities to Better Our Environment

4:00-5:15 p.m.; Hart Hall Basement

Presenters: Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. 

This program will present different non-profit organizations that have an environmental focus or deal with natural issues.  Here, students can learn why there is a need for them to get involved and discuss the international issues that the non-profit organizations deal with.  There are many ways that people can make a difference, however many are not aware of these opportunities or how simple it is to get involved.  Also, many people are not aware of the personal rewards for helping out.  Here, constituents can be enlightened on some of these topics and possibly find an organization that they are interested in.   *IST Approved*    

Collection of Expressions 

6:30 -8:00 p.m.; Hewitt Union Ballroom/Lobby

Presenters: Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc., & Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Master of Ceremonies: Oveous Maximus (Hip-Hop, spoken word, and poetry recording artist)

Students, faculty, and staff will present cultural poetry readings, music, and dance. There will be a special performance by Oveous Maximus. *IST Approved*   

Friday, September 27

ALANA 27th Dinner Banquet & Dessert Reception (Ticketed Event)

4:30- 7:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 4 p.m.); Hewitt Union Ball Room 

Presenters: ALANA 2013 Committee Staff

Hosted by: Latino Student Union

Performances by: Asian Student Association & Oveous Maximus 

DJ Dancing w/ DJ Tumbo: 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Social Dance with "Return to Oz" Alumni Reunion Attendees & DJ Tumbo: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.   

Saturday, September 28

"Ease on Down the Road" - ALANA/Alumni Networking Fair

11:00-12:30 p.m.; Campus Center Concourse - Outside of The Point (131 CC)

Presenters: ALANA Planning Committee, Oswego Alumni Association, and Return to Oz Committee & Volunteers

This will be an opportunity for members of ALANA Organizations and "Return to Oz" alumni to socialize and network.  Refreshments will be served.   

For additional information, visit The Point at 131 Campus Center