These are some current news items of interest to UC alumni:
UC Student Groups to Host Colorful Religious Celebration of Spring
A Spectacular Spectrum of Colors at Holi
Written By Abby Hansen '13, PR Intern
UC students to celebrate traditions of other cultures
Utica, NY (04/18/2013)- Utica College Student Senate, The Inter Greek Council, Medical Society, Asian Student Union, The International Student Club and WPNR 90.7 FM are sponsoring Holi Festival of Colors on Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Residential Quad.
At Holi, a spectrum of all-natural colorful powders is released into the air, blanketing every participant in a vibrant rainbow, kickstarting the brief festivities to follow.
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the Holi Festival, the purpose of which has evolved over time. Originally, it commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Now, it is a way of celebrating the beginning of the new spring season. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose to commemorate events in Hinduism, representing the triumph of good over bad.
For more information about this event, contact Hashem Al-Hadid, student senate president, at email@example.com.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate degree programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
DARRYL L. MACKEY '86
"Today is a special day for me, as well as for so many of you who have worked hard for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful convocation program."
Read full text >
"The thing that really stood out for me in the PRJ department was the faculty. They weren't just professors teaching -- they were mentors, friends, confidants, and when they needed to be, my parents away from home." "The thing that really stood out for me in the PRJ department was the faculty. They weren't just professors teaching -- they were mentors, friends, confidants, and when they needed to be, my parents away from home. The program was like a family -- from its patriarch Raymond Simon all the way down to the freshman on his first day of classes. I felt welcome and important from the start, but was encouraged and expected to thrive."
Cory Lavalette '99
Coman Publishing Co.
Coman Publishing Co.