HOMECOMING 2014

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HOMECOMING 2014


Alumni and Family Weekend



OCTOBER 17, 18, and 19, 2014



A weekend full of fun activities for Alumni, Families, and Friends. Join us!

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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

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(Note: Updated June 23, 2014. Events subject to change.)

Friday, October 17


4:00 – 9:00 PM

Stop here first! Registration and Information Station


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER
STREBEL SERVICE CENTER BOOTH
  • Pick up your official name-tag which serves as your pass for pre-registered events for the weekend.
  • Didn’t pre-register? No problem. Register for various events for the weekend and get your official event name-tag quick and easy.
  • Get the latest information about the weekend’s events.
  • Early bird pre-registration INCENTIVE: A pair of UC Sunglasses to the first 1,000 registered - while supplies last. Snap and share a selfie with your UC shades while on campus and maybe we will feature your photo!
7:00 PM

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game and Reception


CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
HomecomingCatch the alumni game, and stick around for the 2014 Men’s Lacrosse
Awards Ceremony and Alumni Reception (afterwards in the Library Concourse) – one of the longest running and largest Homecoming traditions.
($10; INCENTIVE: $5 if you pre-register by Sept. 17th)

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Casino Night hosted by IGC (Inter Greek Council)


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Try your luck at various casino games. No real money is involved. Win great prizes. All ages are welcome.
(Free)

9:00 PM – MIDNIGHT

Pub Night: Students’ Showcase


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, PIONEER PUB
Enjoy watching and listening to a variety of our students’ performances and works including snippets of plays, live dance, songs, spoken word, etc. Beginning at 9 p.m. request your favorite song from the WPNR DJs; at 10 p.m. spend some time checking out our talented students in a relaxed setting. If you are a talented alumna/nus or parent, jump in and show us what you got!
(Free with cash bar available with proper I.D.)


Saturday, October 18


8:30 – 10:00 AM

National Alumni Council Meeting


SHERWOOD BOEHLERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Stop here first! Registration and Information Station


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER,
ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
  • Pick up your official name-tag which serves as your pass for pre-registered events for the weekend.
  • Didn’t pre-register? No problem. Register for various events for the weekend and get your official event name-tag quick and easy.
  • Get the latest information about the weekend’s events.
  • Early bird pre-registration INCENTIVE: A pair of UC Sunglasses to the first 1,000 registered - while supplies last. Snap and share a selfie with your UC shades while on campus and maybe we will feature your photo!
8:30 AM

Parents’ Breakfast with the School Deans; Hosted by The Utica College Parent Council


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, PIONEER PUB
Mix and mingle with other UC parents, our School Deans and learn more about the Parent Council. President Hutton will provide a brief “State of College” update.
($5; INCENTIVE: $1 for UC parents if you pre-register by Sept. 17th)

Homecoming9:30 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 gathering (parking lot A) for a home-style BBQ.
(Free)

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.
(Free)

10:00 AM

Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game and Lunch


CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Play in or watch the alumni game. Connect with women’s lacrosse alumni, parents, and friends, and meet the current team and coaches. Lunch will follow in the Bull Family Board Room, Bell Hall.
(Lunch: $10)

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery Exhibit:
Spun from Light, Woven in Silence; paintings and sculptures by John Lyon Paul


FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
LIBRARY CONCOURSE LEVEL
This self-taught artist began to make sculptures at the same time he began to practice meditation in the 70s. These two practices, the receptive and the active, have informed his entire creative life and generated a large and innovative output of artworks. The master of many materials, John spends about equal time painting and sculpting in the solitude of the studio he built in the hills near Ithaca, NY.
(Free)

Artist Website: www.johnlyonpaul.com

11:00 AM

The President’s Golden Pioneer Luncheon


FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
LIBRARY CONCOURSE LEVEL
Begin the festivities with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, listen to the Tim Coakley ’59 Jazz Trio, and mingle with other Golden Pioneers.

Then sit down for an enjoyable lunch hosted by President Todd S. and Mrs. Jennifer Hutton. Classes of 1949-1963 are invited to the induction celebration of the newest Golden Pioneers: The Class of 1964 as they celebrate their 50th Reunion Year. Our 60th Anniversary Reunion Class, 1954, is also being acknowledged along with the Class of 1959 for their 55th. Lunch is complimentary for members of the ’64, ’59, and ’54 Classes.
(INCENTIVE: Spouses/significant others of the ’64, ’59, and ’54 Classes are complimentary if pre-registered by Sept. 17th)

11:00 AM – 1:00 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! Once again, we are in the huge tents in 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. WPNR 90.7 FM will be providing music and on air shout-out opportunities.

Everyone is welcome to attend this party hosted by the National Alumni and Parents’ Councils. Saranac 1888 root beer included, a buck a Saranac for those over 21 (Valid I.D. required).
($5; free for meal-plan students)

Within the huge tent are other tents or tables set up to reunite with the following affinity groups:
  • Classes of 1974, 1989, 2004 and 2009
  • Softball Reunion/Gathering
  • Alpha Phi Omega Gathering
11:00 AM

Health Professions and Education Potluck Tailgate Gathering


TENT, PARKING LOT A
Networking reception for all alumni, faculty, and current students.
(Free)

11:00 AM

Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity Programs


ECJSC BUILDING, PETRALIA LOUNGE AND TERRACE, 2ND FLOOR
Networking reception for all alumni, faculty, and current students.
(Free)

11:00 AM

Phi Alpha Theta’s 65th Anniversary and History Department’s Tailgate


TENT, PARKING LOT A
Mingle with revolutionary war re-enactors camped out alongside our history professors’ tailgate tent. Historians indeed are fun! Networking reception for all alumni, faculty, and current students.
(Free)
Homecoming - Pioneer Football
1:00 PM

Utica College Football vs. St. John Fisher College


CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
Wear your blue and orange and UC shades, too!
(INCENTIVE: Game free if pre-registered online by Sept. 17th!)

3:00 PM

The Young Scholar’s Annual Potluck Gathering


OUTSIDE THE FACULTY CENTER
Current Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program (YSLPP) students, alumni, families, and friends.
(Free)

4:00 – 6:30 PM

Post-game Happy Hour for all Alumni, Students, Families, and Friends; sponsored by The Matt Brewing Company


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE AND BEYOND
A festive party atmosphere where we celebrate what makes UC so special; the people! Featuring music by Showtime: the ultimate cover/party band since 1997.
• $1 draft beers; $1 root beer and ice cream floats; and, $1 pizza slices
• Various interactive booths, presented by the Office of Student Activities, including a photo booth for your “selfies.”

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Phi Beta Sigma’s Networking Break-Out Session


SHERWOOD BOEHLERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM
While Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated celebrate their 100 years of brotherhood scholarship and service, our Omicron Alpha Chapter celebrates 30 years at UC. College Trustee and Sigma Brother, Solade Rowe '94,  along with the Office of Career Services will facilitate a networking session for all students and alumni.
(Free)

6:00 – 7:00 PM

PR/J Reception/Mixer for all PR/J Alumni, Families, and Friends


ROCCO DEPERNO HALL, WILLARD CONFERENCE ROOM
Join the PR/J family to honor Sherwood Boehlert ’61 as the 2014 Raymond Simon Institute’s Outstanding Public Relations/Journalism Alumnus. Reunite with old friends and network with fellow alumni/students. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soda.
(Free)

6:00 PM

Women’s Soccer vs. Alfred University


CHARLES A. GAETANO STADIUM
(Free)
Leon Etienne, Illusionist
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Leon Etienne ’06, Illusionist (back by popular demand)


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, STREBEL AUDITORIUM
As seen on last year’s America’s Got Talent this alumnus and native Utican was such a hit last year we had to bring back his multi-award winning, jaw dropping, high-voltage production of illusion, rock music and theatre. (Seating is first come, first served and limited; doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
(Free)

8:15 PM

Fireworks


STREBEL STUDENT CENTER LAWN / ATHLETIC GROUNDS

8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

John Cassidy, “Balloon Freak Show” (Sponsored by the UCPB)


RALPH F. STREBEL STUDENT CENTER, ELLEN KNOWER CLARKE LOUNGE
Comedy, some magic and really weird things with balloons - this artist holds several Guinness World Records® for balloon sculpting speed. His show has received rave reviews and he has appeared numerous times on television, cruises, and also at the White House.
(Free)

10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Pub Night: “Old School Jam-Style”


FRANK E. GANNETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LIBRARY CONCOURSE
We are taking the “caf” party from the old days and movin’ it on up to a more upscale location. The Reunion Classes of 2004 and 2009 invite all students, alumni, and families out for an old school jam-style party featuring current Phi Beta Sigma DJs mixing the beats. So dress up a little, either in throwback clothes or something modern, mix, mingle and dance to some classics as well as some of today’s music.
($5 for alumni/parents; free to UC students with UC I.D. - Proper I.D. required; cash bar with beer and wine)

Sunday, October 19


9:30 AM

Alumni Awards Breakfast


HAROLD THOMAS CLARK JR. ATHLETIC CENTER
Seating is limited, please register early.
($25)

All are welcome to join the UC National Alumni Council in honoring the 2014 Alumni Award recipients:

Pioneer Legacy Award
Larry E. Bull ’74
F. Eugene Romano
Walter W. Williams ’61 (posthumously)

College Key Awards
Randolph J. Collins ’83
Scott A. Weisman ’77

Distinguished Alumni Award
William W. Abraham
Thomas Hoffmeister ’74
Jean-Marie Kneeley ’78
Luke A. Lambert ’86

Honorary Alumni Award
Scot and Jill Hayes
Russell “Uncle Russ” Schmitt

Young Leadership Award
Dr. Adnan Cemer ’02
Anthony J. Fus Jr. ’04, DPT
Patricia (Mensah) Owusu-Asiedu ’09

Outstanding Service Award
Jean Zerbe

Outstanding Senior Award
Amanda D. Marsh ’14

Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Joel A. Wetmore ’16

Sportsmanship Award
Anastasia C. Bowden ’14
Nicholas Therrien ’14

11:00 AM

Women’s Water Polo Alumni Scrimmage and Reunion


HAROLD THOMAS CLARK JR. ATHLETIC CENTER, POOL OF CHAMPIONS
Join Head Coach, Erin Knight, current players and alumni.
(Free)


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