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Homecoming 2012 - Alumni and Family Weekend

Homecoming 2012


ALUMNI AND FAMILY WEEKEND

October 12 - 14, 2012


Join us for what will truly be a time to remember for every member of the UC community!

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Call toll-free (800) 456-8278, Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST).
All major credit cards accepted.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



Friday, October 12, 2012



4:00 – 9:00 PM

Registration and Information Station


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Check in, pick up registration materials, and find out the latest information about the weekend’s events.

Lacrosse at UC7:00 PM

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game and Reception


CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Catch the alumni game, and stick around for the 2012 Men’s Lacrosse Awards Ceremony and Alumni Reception afterwards – one of UC's most popular and longest running Homecoming traditions.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Utica College Theatre and the Players of Utica Present: Fighting and Dancing with Shakespeare
RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
STREBEL AUDITORIUM
Nine scenes from Shakespeare's more popular comedies and tragedies. This shared production, directed by Ron Medici, will showcase our students as well as greater Utica’s community theatre for an evening including music, sword fighting, and even some dancing. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online: www.ticketderby.com/players

9:00 – 11:00 PM

Carnival Under the Stars


LAWN BEHIND STREBEL STUDENT CENTER
Get a sneak preview of Saturday’s carnival. All ages welcome.

9:00 - 11:00 PM

The Nightmare (a Ron Mexico ’05 production) hosted by the UC’s Programming Board and Advancement Office
LAWN BEHIND STREBEL STUDENT CENTERCarnival under the stars
Halloween arrives early with an interactive haunted house (one version for adults/ one for children) uniquely designed for students, families and alumni of all ages. Voted scariest haunted house in the Midwest, the three tractor trailers roll onto campus a few weeks early.

9:45 – 11:30 PM

Casino Night hosted by IGC (Inter Greek Council)

STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Try your luck at various casino games. No need for a big bank-roll, since no real money is involved. Win great prizes. All ages are welcome.

9:45 PM - 12:00 AM

Pub Night with "Classified"
RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, PIONEER PUB
For 20 years their “hot brass, cool sounds” have made them one of the best musical groups in Central New York, having shared the bill with Earth, Wind & Fire, Eddie Money among other well-knowns. Join Greeley Ford ’77, Caitlin Henry ’08 & G ’12, UC’s music instructor Michael DiMeo, and their bandmates as they get the party started.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Registration and Information Station 
RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Check in, pick up registration materials, and find out the latest information about the weekend’s events.

Trax and friends9:00 AM

Physical Therapy Reunion Gathering
F. EUGENE ROMANO HALL,
PHYSICAL THERAPY LABORATORY, ROOMS 101-103
Physical therapy alumni, faculty, current students and their parents are invited to attend. Gather together and celebrate
15 years at UC. Come back “home” to see how the department has evolved since the program graduated its first students in 1997. Small fee for continental breakfast.

9:00 - 10:00 AM
National Alumni Council Meeting
SHERWOOD BOEHLERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM

9:00 AM

Construction Management Advisory Committee Meeting
HUBBARD HALL, DOROTHY M. THURSTON CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT LABORATORY, B 10
The Construction Management Advisory Committee invites all alumni, faculty, parents, and current students to attend their open meeting. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the 11 a.m. CM tailgate tent (parking lot A) for some home- style BBQ and blue grass.

9:30 AM
Alpha Phi Omega, Eta Mu Chapter Reunion Meeting
ROCCO F. DEPERNO HALL,
MACFARLANE AUDITORIUM
Reconnect with the co-ed service fraternity from years gone by where volunteerism coincided with leadership, friendship, and service. Small fee for continental breakfast.

10:00 AM

Alpha Chi Rho Reunion Meeting
ROCCO F. DEPERNO HALL, WILLARD CONFERENCE ROOM
The Alumni Chapter of Alpha Chi Rho will conduct a closed council meeting which will include a presentation on the history of the AXP Omicron Phi Chapter facilitated by Brother Jim Lohnas ‘67. Chapter paddles, composites, old photos, and fraternity relics (1966-2003) will be on display. Wear your letters, bring your old pictures, and re-live the bonds of Alpha Chi Rho. Small fee for continental breakfast.

On stage at Homecoming10:00 AM

Theta Xi Reunion Meeting
STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, THE DUROSS DINING ROOM
Theta Xi alumni have returned to campus for almost 20 years to reminisce about the past and to be a part of the College’s present and future. The brothers will be updated on the status of the scholarship, they established several years ago, as well as details about the recipient. Small fee for continental breakfast.

10:00 AM

Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game and Lunch
PRACTICE SOCCER FIELD
Play in or watch the alumni game. Connect with women’s lacrosse alumni, parents and friends, and meet the current players and coaches. Lunch will follow in the Bull Family Board Room, Bell Hall.

10:00 AM

Walking Campus Tour
DEPARTS STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Take a walking tour led by a member of the admissions staff and view the most recent additions to campus.

10:30 AM - Noon

Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery Exhibit: Utica Camera Club,
Members Exhibit

FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LIBRARY CONCOURSE LEVEL
The club includes all ages and levels of experience, from some just beginning to explore self expression with a camera to those who have won many local, state, and even national awards. Golden PioneersRegardless of whether the photographer uses film or digital, one thing remains constant; the camera does not make the image, the photographer does.

10:30 AM

Women’s Field Hockey vs. St. John Fisher
CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Wear your UC colors and support your Pioneers who are coming off one of their best seasons in program history.

11:00 AM
The President’s Golden Pioneer Luncheon
FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LIBRARY CONCOURSE
Hosted by President Todd S. and Mrs. Jennifer Hutton, Classes of 1949-1961 are invited to the induction celebration of the newest Golden Pioneers: The Class of 1962 as they celebrate their 50th Reunion Year. Our 60th Anniversary Reunion Class, 1952, is also being acknowledged along with the Class of 1957 for their 55th. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Lunch is complimentary for members of the Class of 1962.

11:00 AM

Health Professions and Education Pot Luck Tailgate Gathering
TENT, PARKING LOT A
Networking reception for all alumni, faculty, and current students.

Leading the cheer at Homecoming
11:00 AM

Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and
Cybersecurity Programs

ECONOMIC CRIME, JUSTICE STUDIES, AND
CYBERSECURITY BUILDING
PETRALIA LOUNGE AND TERRACE, 2ND FLOOR
Networking reception for all alumni, faculty, and current students.

11:00 AM

Softball Alumni Game
GREENMAN FIELD, SOFTBALL FIELD ON BURRSTONE ROAD
Play in or watch the alumni game. Connect with Softball alumni, parents, and friends, and meet the current players and coaches.

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Pre-game Tailgate Party: All Beef Dogs, Beverages, and Tunes
TENT, TAILGATING AREA, USE BURRSTONE ROAD ENTRANCE, PARKING LOT A
Get ready for Pioneer football! Last year’s changes were a hit including moving to the tailgating area, where the masses meet. The menu is simple: all beef hot dogs (with all the fixings), veggie burgers, some sides, and beverages by our sponsor, The Matt Brewing Company.

Everyone is welcome to attend this party hosted by the National Alumni Council. Saranac 1888 root beer included, a buck a Saranac for those over 21 (Valid I.D. required).

Tables are set up to reunite with the following affinity groups:
  • Classes of 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002 and 2007
  • Football Reunion
  • Men’s Hockey Reunion
  • Softball Reunion/Gathering
  • Alpha Chi Rho Reunion
  • Alpha Phi Omega Reunion
  • Theta Xi Reunion
  • Physical Therapy Reunion
  • Public Relations, Journalism, PR/J Reunion
 
2:00 PM

Pioneer FootballUtica College Football vs. Frostburg State 
CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Wear your blue and orange, and arrive early for a good seat.

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Post-game Happy Hour for all Alumni, Families, and Friends in honor of All Class Year and Affinity Reunions, sponsored by The Matt Brewing Company 
RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, PIONEER PUB
Meet and mingle over drinks and hors d’oeuvres while we celebrate UC's greatest asset: people.

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Carnival
BEHIND STREBEL STUDENT CENTER
Enjoy a family carnival featuring games, rides, and food. There’s something for everyone!

5:00 - 8:00 PM

The Nightmare (a Ron Mexico ’05 production) hosted by the UC’s Programming Board and Advancement Office
LAWN BEHIND STREBEL STUDENT CENTER
Halloween arrives early with an interactive haunted house (one version for adults/ one for children) uniquely designed for students, families and alumni of all ages. Voted scariest haunted house in the Midwest, the three tractor trailers roll onto campus a few weeks early.

6:30 - 9:00 PM

PR/J Reception/Mixer for all Alumni, Families, and Friends
FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LIBRARY CONCOURSE
Join the PR/J family to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Tangerine newspaper, a PRSSA Reunion, and the retirement of PR/J Professor Kim Landon ’75. Reunite with old friends and network with fellow alumni. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, and a cash bar. Entire UC family is welcome. The Utica Camera Club gallery exhibit will be available for viewing.

7:00 PM

Utica College Men’s Soccer vs. Ithaca College
CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Watch the game on the turf and wear your UC colors.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Utica College Theatre and the Players of Utica Present:
Fighting and Dancing with Shakespeare

RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, STREBEL AUDITORIUM
This shared production will showcase our students as well as greater Utica’s community theatre. See Friday’s description for more details including ticket info.

Pioneer Pub9:30 PM
Fireworks
STREBEL STUDENT CENTER LAWN / ATHLETIC GROUNDS

10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Pub Night - the Tradition Continues...
RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, PIONEER PUB
Enjoy the company of friends with drinks, pub food, and songs from your era. Requests encouraged! If you haven’t seen the remodeled “pub” you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012


9:30 AM

Alumni Awards Breakfast
HAROLD THOMAS CLARK JR. ATHLETIC CENTER Seating is limited; please register early.
All are welcome to join the UC National Alumni Council in honoring the 2012 Alumni Award recipients:

Pioneer Legacy Award

Doris Miga

Alumni AwardsCollege Key Award

Cecelia “Ci Ci” Holloway ’79

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Charles W. Brown Jr. ’77 (posthumously)
Benjamin T. Clark ’62
Benjamin A. De Iorio ’62
Kenneth J. Taubes ’80

Honorary Alumni Awards

Donald J. Snyder P’92, P’95, P’97, P’98
Theresa H. Snyder P’92, P’95, P’97, P’98

Young Leadership Awards

Kyo M. Dolan ’98, G’03

Outstanding Service Award

Gregory Roberts

Outstanding Senior Award

Jonathan D. Szczesniak ’12

Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Kristina Shikula ’14

Sportsmanship Awards

Mallory J. Mariano ’12
Jonathan M. Wood ’12

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Utica College Theatre and the Players of Utica Present:
Fighting and Dancing with Shakespeare

RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
STREBEL AUDITORIUM
This shared production, directed by Ron Medici, will showcase our students as well as greater Utica’s community theatre for an evening including music, sword fighting, and even some dancing. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online: www.ticketderby.com/players

Register now! 

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