Family, Friends Weekend set Oct. 12 to 14

SUNY Oswego students and their guests can enjoy a range of arts, athletics, music and theatre activities during the college’s Family and Friends Weekend Oct. 12 to 14.

“This traditional weekend will include a number of activities that highlight the talent of our students and emphasize their dedication toward academic success,” said Kelly Perkins, marketing and communications coordinator for the college’s Office of Campus Life.

A Faculty/Staff Coffee Hour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Campus Center Activity Court will welcome guests and encourage networking. A mini-carnival will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hewitt Union main lounge. The acclaimed Open Hand Theatre/puppetry troupe will perform “The Chocolate War” at 3 p.m. in the Hewitt Union Patio Room. Comedian Josh Sneed and SUNY Oswego’s Shaun Cassidy Fan Club Improv Comedy Troupe will look to entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Patio Room. All of these activities are free and open to guests.

The weekend will also feature food. A Kosher Shabbat Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. Friday in Cooper Dining Center. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, attendees can enjoy a buffet dinner in the Hewitt ballroom.

Family and Friends Weekend will provide many arts activities. The SUNY Oswego theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will raise its curtains at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets cost $12 for adults ($10 for seniors and children, $7 for SUNY Oswego students), available through Tyler box office at 312-2141 or

Tyler Art Gallery will offer two free exhibitions for visitors. “Shades of Clay: A Multicultural look at Contemporary Clay” looks at contemporary ceramics through the lens of cultural experience. “Pride and Perseverance: Civil Rights Paintings by Charly Palmer” gives a visual representation of the struggles of the civil rights movement.

The College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers, College-Community Orchestra and Concert Band will perform a free culminating concert at noon Sunday in the Hewitt Union ballroom.

SUNY Oswego’s athletics will also be showcased during the weekend. A highlight activity will be the unveiling of the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship banner for the men’s ice hockey team when it plays Kent State at 7 p.m. Friday at the Campus Center Arena.

The Oswego State Volleyball Invitational tournament will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday in Laker Hall’s Max Ziel Gymnasium. The men’s soccer team will host Geneseo at 4 p.m. Friday and Brockport at 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Athletic Complex. Saturday will provide visitors with a look at the women’s ice hockey program in a 3 p.m. exhibition against the Nepean Midget AA Wildcats from Ottawa.

Most athletic events are free, except the men’s hockey game—for which tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children (free for SUNY Oswego students), available through the Laker box office. For more information on hockey tickets, visit

For more information on the weekend and a full slate of events, call 312-2301 or visit

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(Posted: Sep 26, 2007)