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Schedule of Events

*indicates Bicentennial Academy Classes

***indicates family activities

Thursday, July 14

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Early Bird Gathering

In Becky?s Place adjacent to Raymond Hall. Entertainment provided by Alex Vangellow (Hon. ?14) and sponsored by Jane Morale ?80 and Glen Zagorski ?87. (cash bar)

Friday, July 15

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cupid Breakfast - For All Potsdam-Potsdam & Potsdam-Clarkson Couples

Join us for this fun-filled breakfast for all of our couples, on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
*Yoga with Julia Rapczynski

Start your day the right way with yoga in our beautiful campus Labyrinth. Julia has taught yoga on campus for many years and is certified through Yoga Flight Teacher Training.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour

You can also take our virtual tour at www.potsdam.edu/about/visit.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The Crane School of Music History Project

Hear the story of the development of the school from it's beginning to the present day. The content was researched and compiled by Crane professors emeriti Robyn Lisuzzo Hosley, '77 and Scott P. LaVine, '71 and '72, who also assembled the technology. The multi-media history includes photos, sound clips of Crane Chorus performances edited Audio Engineer Emeritus Gary Galo, '73 and '74, and oral histories.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
*Drumming for Fun

Drumming is a highly interactive musical activity where no previous musical experience is needed to participate. When people come together as a group to create rhythm, sing and even dance something intrinsic, inclusive and amazing happens. Presented by Tracy Wanamaker ?08, Adjunct Instructor: Special Music Education.

10:30 a.m.
Tour of the New Center for Applied Learning

Visit our newest student facility, which helps students learn by engaging in direct application of skills in hands-on and real-world settings. In the Center for Applied Learning, we want to ensure that every SUNY Potsdam student can engage with our motto of ?experience, reflect, become? and reach their full potential!

11 a.m. - Noon
*Planetarium Show ***

Presented by Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Hon. ?05).

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Emeriti Luncheon

Alumni and friends are invited to attend and visit with some of their favorite retired professors and a delicious lunch.

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

Meet in the Snell Theater lobby.

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

Meet at the bear statue on the second floor in Maxcy Hall.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*Adventures in Excavation: SUNY Potsdam?s Archaeology Field School

From deep in the Adirondack wilderness to the shores of the Raquette River, Potsdam?s archaeology students have travelled back in time to discover new details about our recent and ancient past. Hear archaeologist and SUNY Potsdam Professor Hadley Kruczek-Aaron describe some of the recent fieldwork carried out by faculty and students and what has been learned from their work. Artifacts will be on display.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra: Historic Performances of the Class of 1966

Audio Engineer Emeritus Gary Galo ?73 continues his survey of Crane Chorus performances given by the class celebrating its 50th Reunion.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Making Music Mobile: Exploring Apps for Phones and Tablets

Discover fun and useful apps that turn your mobile device into a music production studio. Examine a variety of software for music notation, sequencing, sharing and inspiration. Presented by Dr. Peter McCoy, associate professor of music education and coordinator of music technology.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*SUNY Potsdam's Photographic History Book Discussion

Alumnae Jane Gatta Subramanian '72 and Virginia Rose Cayey '60 authored a book that contains many vintage photographs of the college's past selected from the large collection of photographs in the SUNY Potsdam College Archives. Join the authors as they discuss their work, including people and traditions, and share your own favorite memories. Signed copies will be available at the College Store.

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

Take this guided walking tour of our new academic building, the first one in 40 years! You will not want to miss this incredible new space and all it has to offer.

2 p.m. - 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 legacy tours for our multi-generational alumni families during Reunion Weekend. See what?s new on campus and gain an understanding of the current campus and community, how it has changed, yet how many traditions remain the same. This is a great family activity! The tour will start at the Admissions Office in Raymond Hall.

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
*Hosmer Hall Tour

We will walk through the hallways of Hosmer Hall and talk about the many famous people from the 20th Century who participated in the Spring Festivals instituted by President Fred Crumb and Dean Helen Hosmer who were photographed by local portrait photographer Clarence Premo (Hon. ?66). Presented by Dale Zurbrick '68, Past President of the Alumni Association and member of the Crane Alumni Board.

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
*Voices of the Past

For over 30 years, Tom French ?88 has been recording ?Old Timers? from along the St. Lawrence River and their stories of life in the early 20th Century. He will present a number of these stories along with historic photographs and vintage home video from the 1930s - 50s and tall tales based on actual events.He will also instruct techniques so you can begin recording your own oral histories. French is the author of the award-winning book, ?River Views: A History of the 1000 Islands in 3-D,?a collection of 19th Century stereoviews.

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Class of 1961 Informal Gathering

Please bring your memorabilia to share. (cash bar)

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Class of 1966 Informal Gathering

Please bring your memorabilia to share. (cash bar)

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

Help celebrate our athletic history and achievements with coaches, fans, and friends along with Jerry Welsh (Hon. ?79), Neil Johnson (Hon. ?01), and many others! (cash bar)

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1966 Dinner

Celebrate your 50th Reunion in style with great food, spirits and most especially, great company! Dessert will follow at the home of President Kristin Esterberg.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
***Backyard BBQ

Join us for this popular event, which includes a traditional picnic menu and, new this year, we are offering la carte items! Catch up with friends, enjoy beverages, great food and a make your own sundae bar. Wear your Potsdam gear to show your Potsdam pride! Entertainment provided by Andy VanDuyne '75 and Michael Welch, sponsored by PACES Dining Services. (cash bar)

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

Saturday, July 16

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
***Bear Walk/Run

Start off the day by joining friends at the annual alumni 5K walk/run. This is a great event for all ages!

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Estate and Will Planning Seminar and Continental Breakfast

Learn helpful tips for estate planning, how to best plan for the future and how to create a better will. Presented by Roger Linden, Esq. ?74.

9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
*Walking Tour of Bayside Cemetery and Its Legends

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Potsdam?s Bayside Cemetery, which was established by Potsdam residents in 1865 under the leadership of Thomas Clarkson, Sr. and Bloomfield Usher. Dale Zurbrick ?68 returns to conduct this popular tour at the local historical site. (Meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of Raymond Hall to car-pool or meet at the cemetery entrance at Outer Clarkson Avenue, County Rt. 59, Potsdam).

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
*Planetarium Show***

Presented by Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Hon. ?05).

10:30 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m.
*A Seriously Fun Journey through 200 Years at Potsdam

Attendees will have the chance to learn about their Alma Mater's 200 years of history through fun and engaging strategies, strategies they can use in THEIR work. Presented by Kim P. Loucks ?77 and Carolyn Hirst-Loucks.

10:30 a.m. - Noon
***Legacy Campus Tour

Is your child or family member considering Potsdam? The Office of Admissions is pleased and honored to provide legacy tours for our multi-generational alumni families during Reunion Weekend. See what?s new on campus and gain an understanding of the current campus and community, how it has changed, yet how many traditions remain the same. This is a great family activity! The tour will start at the Admissions Office in Raymond Hall.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Crane Institute of Music Business Alumni Brunch

CIMB alumni are invited to brunch with Carol (Kickie) Britt '69, Executive Director, Crane Institute for Music Business. Join Kickie for brunch as she celebrates her retirement from the Institute and The Crane School of Music. She will be missed!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Learning Center Alumni Reception

Did you attend the Campus Learning Center as a child, student, teach or observe classes or work at the CLC as faculty or staff? If so, all CLC alumni and friends are invited to gather, reunite, and visit Merritt Hall to reminisce and share memories of a very special place. Sponsored by the School of Education Alumni Association.

11:15 a.m.
Class of 1966 Photo

Photo will be taken at Minerva Plaza.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
50-Year Club Luncheon (Classes of 1966 and earlier)

All alumni from 1965 and earlier are invited to a luncheon hosted by the Golden Year Class of 1966. The Class of 1966 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.

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
***Bicentennial Block Party

All alumni and friends are invited to attend this Bicentennial celebration that will feature a lunch buffet, entertainment, games and activities. Entertainment will include our student a capella groups, DJ and more. All organizations, that are alumni represented, are encouraged to sign up for a table and display memorabilia and decorate in their themes (ie, Greeks, Campus Life, Athletics, etc.) Prizes given for best represented organizations. Entertainment sponsored in part by Omega Delta Phi Sorority. (cash bar)

1 p.m.
Crane Alumni Band Luncheon

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Men?s Alumni Basketball Game

Contact Jen Sullivan in the Athletics and Physical Education Department (315-267-3484 or sullivja@potsdam.edu) if you wish to participate. All are welcome!

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*Choral Reading

This popular Crane alumni event will feature octavos, known to all, conducted by Dale Zurbrick ?68, and a short major work conducted by Peter Bagley ?57.

2 p.m.
The Alumni Bicentennial Time Capsule Burial

All alumni are encouraged to join the Alumni Board for the burial of this momentous time capsule, in front of Satterlee Hall, celebrating our Bicentennial. Help us celebrate this historical event, burying items alumni helped to select.

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

Take this guided walking tour of our new academic building, the first one in 40 years! You will not want to miss this incredible new space and all it has to offer.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Potsdam Bears Athletics Alumni, Friends, and Fans Reception

Spend time and catch up with former teammates, classmates, and friends.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Gala Reception, Donor Recognition and Silent Auction

President Kristin Esterberg invites all alumni and friends to celebrate their return to Potsdam with a gala reception and silent auction to help celebrate our Bicentennial and enjoy the company of SUNY Potsdam?s past Alumni Award Recipients.

6 p.m. - 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 mini-reunions. The Alumni Association Meeting will also occur during dinner. (Annual Alumni Association business will be conducted, including election of 2016-17 officers.)

6 p.m. ? 8 p.m.
Omega Delta Phi Banquet

8:30 p.m.
***Crane Alumni Band Concert

Hosted by Dr. Brian Doyle, Director of Bands at The Crane School of Music, including special guest conductor Dr. Anthony Maiello. Contact Dr. Doyle at doylebk@potsdam.edu for more information.

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

Sunday, July 17

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast (featuring an omelet station)

Special Information

Registration Hours in Raymond Hall Lobby (adjacent to Becky?s Place in Pratt Commons)

Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Campus Virtual Tour:
www.potsdam.edu/about/visit

College Store Hours:

Friday, July 15: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 16: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

50% discount off one item (coupon will be included in registration packets) and 20% off each additional item will be available to all alumni on most College Store items.

Double Axel Performance at Maxfields: downtown Potsdam

Friday, July 15: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday, July 16: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Mary E. English Commons

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the photos and displays from our College?s history in the Mary E. English Commons, 1st floor, Satterlee Hall.

Maxcy Hall: (free of charge to registered Reunion attendees)

Shane T. Shaul Fitness Center (3rd floor)

Thursday, July 14: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, July 15: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Maxcy Hall Field House:

Thursday, July 14: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, July 15: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: 8 a.m. - Noon

Maxcy Hall Swimming Pool:

Friday, July 15: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The tennis, racquetball and basketball courts and the soccer fields are available for use during the weekend as well. You must bring your own equipment.

SUNY Potsdam is now a Tobacco Restricted campus

Tobacco use in any form, including chew and e-cigarettes, can only be used in designated tobacco use areas. More information can be found online.

Important Phone Numbers

Registration Desk: (315) 267-2968 (on-campus x2968)

University Police: (315) 267-2222 (on-campus x2222)

Housing: (315) 212-1652

On-Campus Dining Location Hours
Thursday

Becky?s Place: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Lehman Hall: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Bicentennial Breakfast Buffet $7.50)

Friday

Becky?s Place: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lehman Hall: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Bicentennial Breakfast Buffet $7.50)

Saturday

Becky?s Place: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lehman Hall: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Bicentennial Breakfast Buffet $7.50)

Sunday

Dexter?s Caf, Thatcher Hall: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Farewell Breakfast only - must register in advance.

Potsdam Village Summer Festival

Visit www.potsdamchamber.com for the schedule of events.

ATMs are located in the Barrington Student Union lobby, the Carson Hall Lobby (next to the vending machines) and Crumb Library.