Events

  • Orange Exchange Breakfast – Friday, January 11 – Lala Zinkevych

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, January 11, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15

    In January, we welcome Lala Zinkevych of Ukraine, who joins us via the Humphrey Fellows program at SU’s Maxwell School. The topic of her talk will be “How to Define a Nation’s Identity: The Story of Ukraine.” Since early 2014, Ukraine has been going through a staggering turmoil of rises and falls – change of government, Russian aggression, economic transformations, political turbulence.  However, these challenges are nothing but a background for something much more significant for the Ukrainian nation, and that is a revival of the national identity. Ms. Zinkevych will discuss: What happened to the mindset of Ukrainians when they changed their ideological course from Russia towards Europe? What is a new national identity of Ukraine and how does it influences social, political and economic trends in Ukraine and Europe? How has a new national identity become a major driver for a change of the Ukrainian state?  Ms. Zinkevych is currently the Head of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Department of the Center for Strategic Communications StratCom Ukraine, a leading non-profit institution, providing a capacity building support for the Ukrainian government. She is an executive member of the policy team of the Ministry of Information Policy working on crises response capacity building, and the Advisor to the Reforms Office of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    RSVP (by January 9th) to: cnyorange@gmail.com with the number of people in your party if you plan to attend.

    Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

    Price for the event is $15 at the door and includes breakfast, event, and gratuities. There is ample free parking.

  • SU Alumni Holiday Party – Wednesday, December 12

    Join SU alumni for a holiday party at Laci’s Tapas Bar on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person and includes appetizers and one drink.  We will have a silent auction of exciting prizes to benefit our scholarship fund, and Otto the Orange will join us for this holiday celebration!  Matt Park, the “Voice of the Orange, will give a “State of the Orange” sports update, and he will live auction a few prizes.  Register here.  Contact us at cnyorange@gmail.com with any questions.

    Auction items include:

    -          2 executive box seats to the SU – Arkansas State men’s basketball game

    -          4-pack of tickets to the Syracuse Mets, including game tix, parking and swag

    -          Apple TV

    -          Autographed basketball from Jim Boeheim

    -          Autographed football from Dino Babers

    -          Autographed Zack Martin game day program from the Dallas Cowboys

    -          A 2003 SU Men’s Basketball National Championship golf putter

    -          Appearance by Otto the Orange

    -          Additional gift certificates, wine, and admission tickets to various CNY locations

  • Orange Exchange Breakfast – Friday, February 8 – Kyle Bass

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, February 8, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15

    In February, we welcome Kyle Bass, Assistant Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage. Kyle is the author of the play Possessing Harriett, which premiered at Syracuse Stage earlier this season. He has written a number of other plays that have been performed at Syracuse University, the Paley Center (NYC), and La MaMa Experimental Theater (NYC). He has taught Creative Writing at Goddard College, and he currently teaches playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theater courses in the Department of African American Studies.  He has also been a guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Kyle is also the creator and curator of Syracuse Stage’s Cold Read Festival of new plays.

    RSVP (by February 6th)\to: cnyorange@gmail.com with the number of people in your party if you plan to attend.

    Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

    Price for the event is $15 at the door and includes breakfast, event, and gratuities. There is ample free parking.

  • Snowshoeing at Beaver Lake – Saturday, February 9

    Join the SU Alumni Club of CNY at Beaver Lake for a Snowshoeing Adventure!

    What: Guided 1 to 2 mile snowshoeing trek
    When: Saturday, February 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    Where: Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $6, includes parking and snowshoes rental

    No snowshoeing experience required! Guides will point out animal tracks and wildlife along the trail. At the end, you can warm up by the fire in the lodge.

    Price for the event is $6 and includes two guides, parking and equipment rental.

    Since this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately. Gloves and hats are important and snow boots or hiking shoes are recommended. Snowshoes fit over your footwear.

    In the event of lack of snow for snowshoeing, we will take a guided nature hike instead.

    Beaver Lake Nature Center is located at 8477 East Mud Lake Rd., Baldwinsville, NY.  Please arrive by 9:45 a.m., as we will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

    RSVPs requested by February 5th.  Use this form to register and submit payment.

    Please contact Lauren Rosenstein with questions at lhrosens@gmail.com.

  • SU Alumni Night at the Syracuse Crunch – Friday, January 18

    Our annual “SU Alumni Night” at the Syracuse Crunch will be held on Friday, January 18. We’ll gather at Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub (located in the Syracuse Marriott Downtown), 550 South Warren St., to socialize prior to the game.  Look for the SU alumni banner to connect with our group inside Shaughnessy’s and pay as you go for food and drinks.  We’ll be there starting at 5:00 p.m.

    The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. that evening as the Crunch host the Belleville Senators at the War Memorial.  Ticket cost is $17 per person.

    Please use this form to register and pay for this event.  RSVP deadline is January 15.  Your tickets will be sent via text message to your smart phone during the week of Jan. 14th.

    Please contact Jonathan Hoster at jjhoster@syr.edu or 315-443-5348 with any questions.