Office of Public Affairs
(315) 312-2265
Oct. 3, 2001
CONTACT: James F. Scharfenberger, 312-3214
OSWEGO -- An array of activities await attendees of SUNY Oswego's Parents, Friends and Families Weekend Oct. 19 to 21.
Visitors and students can hear musical performances, participate in a game show, sample the college's arts and theatre offerings and meet faculty and staff during three days of events.
"During October, the campus is at the height of its activities, so it is a great time to roll out the red carpet," said James F. Scharfenberger, SUNY Oswego associate vice president and dean for student affairs. "Parents can spend time with their students while seeing how they are engaged in their college community."
Friday's events will include the JP Shaggy Show, as the acoustic guitarist invites attendees to sing along during an 8 p.m. show in the coffeehouse setting of Timepieces in the Hewitt Union.
Students, parents, friends and members of the community can come together for an admission-free faculty-staff coffee at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in The Forum in Hewitt Union.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Lee Hall gym will host a three-on-three basketball tournament, which invites teams that include parent-student combos.
Saturday's special events will also include a special buffet dinner at 6 p.m. in The Forum with advanced reservations required. The "Tune in Game Show" at 8 p.m. in the Hewitt Union food court, sponsored by Hewitt Union Bringing Activities to Campus, will test participants' pop culture trivia knowledge.
The day's activities will close with a performance by student jazz ensembles Solid State and StateSingers, directed by music department Chair Stan Gosek, at 10 p.m. in the Hewitt Union ballroom.
Live music will also highlight activities Sunday, Oct. 21, with a live concert led by music department faculty at 1 p.m. in the Hewitt Union ballroom. The College Community Orchestra, under Juan F. La Manna, and the College Choir and Chamber Singers, directed by Julie Pretzat, will perform.
The college's first theatre production of the season, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will have performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Throughout the weekend, attendees can visit the Art Department Faculty Exhibition and Master of Art Thesis Exhibition in Tyler Art Gallery, see natural wonders at the Rice Creek Field Station and participate in open recreation or watch Laker teams in action.
The registration fee, which covers all events except formal meals and the theatre performances, is $4 per person.
For more information or a full list of events, call 312-2301 or visit
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