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Schedule of Events

Reunion Weekend July 13-16, 2017

***indicates family activities

Events in Maroon are events you will not want to miss

Registration Hours

  • Thursday:  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 13

4 - 6:30 p.m.
Early Bird Gathering
Entertainment provided by Alex Vangellow (Hon. ’14) and sponsored by Omega Delta Phi Alumni Association. (cash bar)

Friday, July 14

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Cupid Breakfast
For All Potsdam-Potsdam & Potsdam-Clarkson Couples.

9 - 10 a.m.
Yoga with Julia Rapczynski
Start your day the right way with yoga in our beautiful campus Labyrinth.

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour

10 - 11 a.m.
The Crane School of Music History Project
Hear the research compiled by Crane professors emeritus Robyn Lisuzzo Hosley ’77 and Scott LaVine ’71. The multi-media history includes photos, sound clips edited by Audio Engineer Emeritus Gary Galo ’73.

10 - 11 a.m.
Drumming for Fun
Presented by Peter McCoy, associate professor of music education and coordinator of music technology. No experience necessary.

11 a.m. - Noon
***Planetarium Show
Presented by Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Hon. ’05). 

11 a.m. - Noon
The Norwood Brass Firemen Band's Strong Beat Since the 1870's
The Norwood Brass Firemen is one of the few existing brass firefighters’ bands today.  Learn about its beginnings and historical performances over the years.  Presented by archivist emerita, Jane Gatta Subramanian ’72.

11 a.m. - Noon
***Tour of Maxcy Hall Facilities

11 a.m. - Noon
***Tour of The Crane School of Music

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Emeriti Luncheon
Everyone is invited to attend and visit with some of your favorite retired professors.

1 - 2 p.m.
Tour of the Applied Learning Center
Visit the new center and observe Makerspace in action along, with our new 3D Printer.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra:  Historic Performances of the Class of 1967
Audio Engineer Emeritus Gary Galo ’73 continues his survey of Crane Chorus performances given by the class celebrating its 50th Reunion.

2 - 3 p.m.
The Potsdam Seismic Network and Earthquakes in New York State Seminar
Presented by Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Hon. ’05). 

2 - 3 p.m.
Tour of the Performing Arts Center

2 - 4 p.m.
Math Alumni Reunion and Celebration of Dr. Clarence F. Stephens’ 100th Birthday!
Meet up with current faculty and emeriti to celebrate this momentous occasion.

2:45 - 4 p.m.
Tour of the Historic Clarence Premo Portraits in Hosmer Hall
Presented by Dale Zurbrick '68, Past President of the Alumni Association and Crane Alumni Board member.

3 - 4 pm
Tour of the WISER Greenhouse
Visit and tour our new greenhouse in the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research.

3 - 4:15 p.m.
Class of 1957, 1962 and 1967 Informal Gatherings
Please bring your memorabilia to share. (cash bar)

4:30 - 6 p.m.
***Welcome Reception for All Alumni and Friends

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Dinner
Dessert will follow at the home of President Kristin Esterberg.

6 - 8 p.m.
***Á la carte Backyard BBQ – Food Truck Style
Entertainment provided by Andy VanDuyne '75 and Michael Welch, sponsored by PACES Dining Services. Tickets for á la carte items will be sold at the event. (cash bar)

9:30 p.m.
Potsdam Village Festival Fireworks

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Double Axel (Maxfields, downtown Potsdam)

Saturday, July 15

8 - 9:45 a.m.
***Bear Walk/Run
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m.   A tour of Maxcy Hall facilities will be conducted post-race.

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Estate and Will Planning Seminar and Continental Breakfast
Presented by Roger Linden, Esq. ’74.

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Walking Tour of Bayside Cemetery and Its Legends
Dale Zurbrick ’68 returns to conduct this popular tour at the local historical site.

10 - 11 a.m.
***Planetarium Show
Presented by Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Hon. ’05). 

10 - 11 a.m.
Economic Development Discussion – The SUNY Potsdam Initiative
Learn about starting a business in Potsdam and being affiliated with SUNY Potsdam.  Presented by John Wicke, Director of Strategic Alliances, SUNY Potsdam.

10 - 11:30 a.m.
A Seriously Fun Potsdam History Lesson
Learn about your Alma Mater's history through fun and engaging strategies. Presented by Kim P. Loucks ’77 and Carolyn Hirst-Loucks.

11 a.m.
Alumni Regional Volunteer Annual Meeting
Meet with alumni staff and volunteers to learn how you can be involved in future activities where ever you live!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Learning Center Alumni Reception
Last year’s reunion was such a success we are doing it again this year! Former C-L-C students, teachers, parents and friends are invited to attend. Sponsored by the School of Education Alumni Association.

11 a.m.
Class of 1967 Photo
Photo will be taken at Minerva Plaza.

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
50-Year Club Luncheon
All alumni from 1966 and earlier are invited to a luncheon hosted by the Golden Year Class of 1967. The Class of 1967 will be officially inducted into the 50-Year Club during a diploma ceremony.

11:45 a.m.
Greek Photo
Photo of all Greek alumni will be taken at Minerva Plaza.

12:30 - 2 p.m.
***Block Party
All alumni and friends are invited to attend. This event will feature a lunch buffet, entertainment, games and activities. Entertainment will include alumni groups and more. Wine and beer tastings available for extra cost. (cash bar)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Choral Reading
Featuring Alleluias of Crane’s past, including Ames ’67, Hannahs ’38, Frackenpohl (Hon ’04) and Thompson, concluding with Annie Laurie. Conducted by Roger Ames ’67. Accompianist, Peter Woolschlager ’83.

2 - 3:30 p.m.
***Legacy Campus Tour
Is your child or family member considering Potsdam? The Office of Admissions is pleased and honored to provide a legacy tour for our multi-generational alumni families.

2 - 4 p.m.
WRPS/WAIH Radio Station 50th Anniversary Reception
All past radio station members will meet, reminisce and see the current station.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Tour of the Performing Arts Center

4 - 6 p.m.
Reception, Donor Recognition and Silent Auction
Join President Kristin Esterberg as she acknowledges those who give back to Potsdam. Silent Auction proceeds will support the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

6 - 8 p.m.
Class Dinner and Alumni Award Presentations
Join us at the biggest event of the weekend, where alumni, faculty, emeriti and friends of the College come together to celebrate Potsdam. Tables will be reserved for classes and affinity reunions. The Alumni Association Meeting will also occur during dinner.

8:30 p.m.
***Crane Alumni Band Concert
Hosted by Dr. Brian Doyle, Director of Bands, including special guest conductor Dr. Rebekah Covell (Hon. ’15).

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Double Axel (Maxfields, downtown Potsdam)

Sunday, July 16

8:30 - 11 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast