Events

  • Annual Membership Meeting and Center of Excellence tour – Tuesday, June 11

    Join us for our annual club meeting and reception as we tour the Center of Excellence. Meet other amazing Central New York alumni and select those who will lead our club in 2019-2020. Edward Bogucz, Executive Director and Associate Professor of Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will lead our tour. Please take this opportunity to become a member and meet other engaged alumni of our Syracuse CNY Alumni community.

    DATE and TIME:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5:30, Tour facility 6 p.m.

    LOCATION: Center of Excellence, 777 E. Washington Street* Syracuse, NY

    PARKING: Free parking available, *enter parking lot on Furman Street.

    Please email cnyorange@gmail.com to RSVP (by June 6) and please include the number of people in your party.  There is no cost to attend.

  • Orange Exchange Networking Breakfast, Friday, June 14, Steve Sawyer

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, June 14, 2019, 8-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15


    steve sawyer

     

    The SU Alumni Club of CNY invites you to our Orange Exchange
    Networking Breakfast with Steve Sawyer, Professor in the School of
    Information Studies and Director of the iSchool Doctoral Programs.

    The event will be held at the historical Barnes Hiscock Mansion located at 930 James Street, Syracuse. Breakfast buffet will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Colleen speaking at 8:30 a.m. Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

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

    Please RSVP for the event at cnyorange@gmail.com

    Steve Sawyer is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with
    masters and doctoral degrees in Ocean Engineering and Information
    Management Systems from the University of Rhode Island and Boston
    University. His research at SU builds on and advances social
    informatics through particular attention to the ways in which people
    organize to work together and use information and communication
    technologies. The courses he teaches focus student’s attention to
    the design, development and implementation of information systems,
    managing projects and systems, and to the roles of information and
    communication technologies relative to organizational and social
    change.

  • Orange Exchange Networking Breakfast, Friday, May 10, Colleen Thiesen

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 8-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15


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    Please join us for breakfast as we welcome Colleen Theisen, SU’s Special Collections in Bird Library

    The event will be held at the historical Barnes Hiscock Mansion located at 930 James Street, Syracuse. Breakfast buffet will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Colleen speaking at 8:30 a.m. Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

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

    Please RSVP for the event at cnyorange@gmail.com

    Collen is the Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Programs, and Education for the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the Syracuse University Libraries. The SCRC advances scholarship and learning by collecting and preserving rare books, manuscripts, and other primary source materials including antiquarian books, pulp literature and science fiction, recorded sound and music, and cartoons and cartoonists, just to name a few highlights.

  • Minnowbrook Weekend – August 2-4, 2019

    Join SU Alumni for our Annual Minnowbrook Weekend, August 2-4, 2019, at Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondacks. Our featured speaker is SU professor Donald I. Siegel, Emeritus Professor of Earth Science.  Enjoy the fabulous food, entertaining programs and good company, all on beautiful Blue Mountain Lake.  This amazing weekend includes 2 nights lodging at Minnowbrook (an Adirondack Great Camp), 6 delicious meals prepared by Minnowbrook’s gourmet chef, and 2 receptions. Refreshments are always available. We’ll gather on Friday afternoon before dinner and our weekend ends after lunch on Please see the flyer and registration form for complete details.


    Program:

    Our topic for the weekend is: Perception vs. Reality: An Earth Scientist’s Take on What’s Real, What’s Not, and How to Find the Hidden Truth in the Message

    Siegel will explore three cultural areas where the real and the unreal have blended together to create a sometimes unholy alliance.

    • How science has been distorted by all sides of environmental issues and how storytelling should be used to communicate effectively to counter distortion
    • Truth and fakery in Reality TV
    • Is today’s manufactured pop music “real” music or not

     

    You’ve heard of Minnowbrook, But What Is It? 

    Minnowbrook is a grand-lodge in the Adirondack Great Camp style of the 19th century. It is an all-inclusive retreat 3 hours from Syracuse or 2 hours from Albany, where you can swim, canoe, kayak, hike, play tennis and more – all on site. Area attractions include:

    • Blue Mountain Lake
    • Golf courses
    • Hiking trails
    • Museums (The Adirondack Experience, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Town of Indian Lake Museum, etc.)
    • And much more.

    See Minnowbrook’s website for more information.


    REGISTRATION

    Single Occupancy $535/person (check), or $550/person (credit card)

    Double Occupancy $478/person (check), or $493/person (credit card)

    To register and pay by credit card. Go to, please complete and submit this online form.

    To reserve your spot and pay via check, please print and complete this form.  Mail the form with your check, payable to “SU Alumni Club of CNY,” to:

    Dawn Penniman
    74 Watertree Dr
    East Syracuse, NY 13057- 1911

    Payment is due June 28, 2019. Refunds, minus a $100 handling fee, are possible only if requested before July 22, 2019.

    The Minnowbrook-CNY SU Alumni experience includes opportunities for learning, adventure, relaxation and meeting new people as well as connecting with old friends.

    Capacity is limited – Reserve NOW!

    Please let us know if you have special dietary or accommodation needs, or if you’d like to carpool.  Please find directions to Minnowbrook here.

    For more information or questions, contact:

    Dawn Penniman at dpenniman@twcny.rr.com or 315.463.3032

    Kathleen Bradley at kmbradle@syr.edu or 315.676.4708

    Rosemarie Nelson at RosemarieNelson@alum.syracuse.edu or 315.391.2695

    Judy O’Rourke at jlorourk@syr.edu or 315.439.3352

     

     

    Weekend Timeline 

    Friday, August 2rd

    Check-in after 2pm

    5pm: Wine/beer reception

    6pm: Dinner

    8pm-9pm: Opening Program

     

    Saturday, August 3th

    8am-9am: Breakfast

    9:30am-11:30am: Morning Program

    12pm: Lunch

    Afternoon: Free Time

    5pm: Wine/beer reception

    6pm: Dinner

    8pm: Evening Program/Entertainment

     

    Sunday, August 4th

    8am-9am: Breakfast

    9:30am-11:30am: Morning Program

    12pm: Lunch – Dining Room or Box Lunch To Go

    Adjourn
    How does it really compare? 

    Minnowbrook Aug 2-4

    • Rate $493/ person double occ
    • Meals: Fri dinner thru Sun lunch, with 2 wine & beer receptions including heavy appetizers. Snacks all day & evening (fruit, bars, popcorn, ice cream, coffee, tea, sodas).
    • Access to: Canoes, kayaks, tennis, swim, hike, fitness center.

    Great Camp Sagamore Aug 24-26

    • $398/ person double occ
    • No Sunday lunch. Wine & beer extra fee.
    • Access to: Canoes, kayaks, SUPs.

     

    Mirbeau open dates

    • $1,090 + resort fee + tax double occ
    • $100 dining credit.
    • $500 spa credit.
  • Orange Exchange Breakfast – Friday, March 8 – David L. Prince

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

    In March, we welcome David L. Prince, Curator of the SU Art Galleries as our guest speaker. Learn about the many treasures that are part of the Art Galleries, which is comprised of over 45,000 objects. Expansion in 2008 and recent construction has established a long-term exhibition area for more of the University’s permanent collection than ever before. A once closed storage facility has become an open gallery space where visitors are welcome to examine over 1500 objects illustrating different cultures and time periods in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, as well as collections of sculpture, glass and ceramics.

    While the Syracuse University Art Collection has evolved over 145 years of active collecting, its mission continues to follow the original intent of its founder Dr. George Fisk Comfort: to establish a resource that provides meaningful encounters with objects through the acquisition, preservation and interpretation of the collection to the University community of students, faculty and staff, alumni, and to the region’s general public.

    Over his career, David Prince has developed a number of exhibitions including examinations of Berenice Abbott, James McNeill Whistler, W. Eugene Smith and Ivan Mestrovic. He also created several loan exhibitions, most notably on Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Winslow Homer. In 2011 Prince brought to campus new work by emerging New York artists. He has been a regular presenter in the Galleries’ Lunchtime Lecture programs, most recently giving a series of talks on the sculpture located on or near the campus central quadrangle.

    RSVP (by March 7th) 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.

     

  • 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.