Family, Friends Weekend to welcome visitors

imageComedy, drama, athletic events, art exhibitions, music and more will greet visitors to the SUNY Oswego campus for Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 15 to 17.

“This tradition welcomes the family and friends of our students to share their experiences, meet their new friends and see what Oswego has to offer,” said Rich Hughes, director of campus life. “Some of the activities showcase the talents of our students, on the stage, on the athletic fields or elsewhere.”

The traveling one-man comedy act The Jim Show will set down in Hewitt Union’s main level food court at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The Jim Show offers physical comedy, juggling, balancing and stunts. Audience participation is encouraged for the admission-free show.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see SUNY Oswego’s own Shaun Cassidy Fan Club Improv Comedy Troupe, named one of CollegeBound Network’s 13 Cool Campus Clubs nationwide, perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the OZone, Hewitt Union. There is no admission fee, but viewer discretion is advised.

College musicians and singers will come together for a concert at noon Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Hewitt Union ballroom. The College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers, College Orchestra and Concert Band will all perform in the admission-free show.

Three performances of the modern drama “Infinity’s House” will unfold in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For information or reservations for this production, contact Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Visitors can view two art exhibitions in Tyler Art Gallery, American Indian Baskets and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Several intercollegiate athletic activities will dot the weekend. Oswego’s nationally ranked ice hockey team will begin its campaign with an exhibition match against Canadian college Waterloo at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Oswego Women’s Volleyball Invitational will bring in teams from Hartwick, St. Lawrence, Clarkson, Plattsburgh, Fredonia, Rochester Institute of Technology and Oneonta for a tournament on Friday and Saturday. The women’s soccer team will host Potsdam at 4 p.m. Friday and Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Other activities will include a used-book sale in Penfield Library from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, open ice skating from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Romney Field House and self-guided tours of Rice Creek Field Station from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Tuning up—The College Choir will be one of many student groups who will showcase their talents for visitors during Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 15 to 17.

(Posted: Oct 01, 2004)