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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) (Becky’s Place adjacent to Raymond Hall)

Friday, July 14

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Cupid Breakfast
Join this fun-filled breakfast for all of our Potsdam-Potsdam & Potsdam-Clarkson couples.
(2nd Floor, Thatcher Hall)

9 - 10 a.m.
Yoga with Julia Rapczynski
Start your day the right way with yoga in our beautiful campus Labyrinth. (Labyrinth, 1st Floor, VanHousen Hall)

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour
(Meet in Raymond Hall Lobby)

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. Wakefield Recital Hall, 2nd Floor, Bishop Hall)

10 - 11 a.m.
Drumming for Fun
Presented by Peter McCoy, associate professor of music education and coordinator of music technology. No experience necessary. Bishop Hall C107)

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

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. (Crumb Library 204)

11 a.m. - Noon
***Tour of Maxcy Hall Facilities
(Meet at the bear statue on the second floor in Maxcy Hall)

11 a.m. - Noon
***Tour of The Crane School of Music
(Meet in the Snell Theater Lobby)

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Emeriti Luncheon
Everyone is invited to attend and visit with some of your favorite retired professors. (2nd Floor, Thatcher Hall)

1 - 2 p.m.
Tour of the Applied Learning Center
Tour of the Applied Learning Center
Visit the new center and observe Makerspace in action along, with our new 3D Printer. (Meet in the Crumb Library Lobby at Minerva’s Café)

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. (Wakefield Recital Hall, 2nd Floor, Bishop Hall)

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). (Timerman Hall 131)

2 - 3 p.m.
Tour of the Performing Arts Center
(Meet in the Performing Arts Center Lobby)

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 with keynote speakers John Lehet ’82 and Ellen Lehet ’15. (8th Floor Dining Room, Raymond Hall)

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. (Meet in the Hosmer Hall Lobby)

3 - 4 pm
Tour of the WISER Greenhouse
Visit and tour our new greenhouse in the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research. (Meet at the inside entrance, main floor, Stowell Hall)

3 - 4:15 p.m.
Class of 1957, 1962 and 1967 Informal Gatherings
Please bring your memorabilia to share. (cash bar) (Fireside Lounge, 2nd Floor, Barrington Student Union)

4:30 - 6 p.m.
***Welcome Reception for All Alumni and Friends
Catch up with old friends and make new ones. (Performing Arts Center Lobby)

6 p.m.
Center For Diversity/Multicultural Affairs Alumni BBQ.
Cash bar available. (Sisson Quad)

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Dinner
Dessert will follow at the home of President Kristin Esterberg. (2nd Floor, Thatcher Hall)

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) (Townhouse
Courtyard. Rain location: Barrington Student Union Dining Court)

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 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. A tour of Maxcy Hall facilities will be conducted post-race. (Meet outside Maxcy Hall by the Fieldhouse entrance)

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Estate and Will Planning Seminar and Continental Breakfast
Learn helpful tips for estate planning. Presented by Roger Linden, Esq. ’74, Secretary of the Potsdam College Foundation. (8th Floor Lounge, Raymond Hall)

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. (Meet at 8:45 a.m. in front of Raymond Hall to carpool or meet at the cemetery entrance at Outer Clarkson Avenue, County Rt. 59, Potsdam).

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

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. (7th Floor Board Room, Raymond Hall)

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. (Sheard Literacy Center, Satterlee Hall 104)

11 a.m.
Alumni Regional Volunteer Annual Meeting
Meet with alumni staff and volunteers to learn how you can be involved in future activities wherever you live! (8th Floor Lounge, Raymond Hall)

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. (Merritt Hall Lobby & Gymnasium)

11 a.m.
Class of 1967 Photo
“Meet at Minnie” in the Minerva Plaza across from the Barrington Student Union. (Rain location: Thatcher Hall Lobby)

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. (2nd Floor, Thatcher Hall)

11:45 a.m.
Greek Photo
Photo of all Greek alumni will be taken at Minerva Plaza. (Rain location: Thatcher Hall Lobby)

12:30 - 2 p.m.
***Block Party
All alumni and friends are invited to attend. This event will feature a lunch, entertainment, and activities. Entertainment provided by Todd Hobin ’72 & Friends. Sponsored by Jeff Washburn ’79. Wine and beer tastings available for extra cost. (cash bar) (Behind Barrington Student Union. Rain location: Barrington Student Union Dining Court)

1 p.m.
Crane Alumni Band Luncheon
South side of Hosmer Hall outside near Cassie’s Harp. (Rain location: Crane Commons)

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 Brianne Sterling ’10, who is filling in for Roger Ames ’67. Accompianist, Peter Woolschlager ’83. (Wakefield Recital Hall, 2nd Floor, Bishop Hall)

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. (Meet at
the Admissions Office in Raymond Hall)

2 - 4 p.m.
WRPS/WAIH Radio Station 50th Anniversary Reception
All past radio station members will meet, reminisce and see the current station. (cash bar) (Fireside Lounge, Barrington Student Union)

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Tour of the Performing Arts Center
(Meet in the Performing Arts Center Lobby)

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 Initiatives and the Alumni Scholarship Fund. (2nd Floor, Thatcher Hall)

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. (Multi-purpose Room, 2nd Floor, Barrington Student Union)

8:30 p.m.
***Crane Alumni Band Concert
Hosted by Dr. Brian Doyle, Director of Bands, including special guest conductors Dr. Rebekah Covell (Hon. ’15) and Dr. Michael Schaff. (Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall)

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

Sunday, July 16

8:30 - 11 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast
(Dexters Café, Thatcher Hall)