Posts Tagged 'Events around Syracuse'

Upcoming Campus Events This Week: Take Back The Night, BCCE, Boston Trip

Take Back The Night

The centerpiece of an entire week of events geared towards ending violence in our community occurs this Wednesday. The Take Back The Night Rally and March will be held at 7:30 p.m. starting at the Hendricks Chapel steps. All are welcome to participate.

BCCE’s 33rd Annual Year-End Performance

On Saturday, April 24 the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble will perform their annual year-end concert. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

Click on the poster to the left to see a full-size or check out this video with highlights from the 32nd annual performance by BCCE to see what their performances are like.

Ernie Davis Goes To Boston

The Ernie Davis Hall Council has put together a trip to Boston, MA on April 24, 2010 and they’re inviting residents from neighboring buildings to attend. It is a day trip that will be leaving Ernie Davis Hall at 5am on 4/24 and returning around 1am. The cost is $40.00 round trip and includes A Walk Into History Tour, Aquarium/Imax show and dinner at the Hard Rock Café. Students will also have some free time to roam.

Interested students need to contact ARD Ashmini Hiralall at ahiralal@syr.edu. She is requesting that the travel fee is paid by April 15 (students can also inquire about a trip scholarship when they contact Ashmini). Questions can also be directed towards ahiralal@syr.edu.

RA Post Week: Take advantage of the snow… hit the slope

Words by Jordan, Marion Third Floor RA

Syracuse is famous for it’s not so favorable weather but that’s not something that should keep you down. Yes, the roads get slushy and the snow definitely adds a few minutes onto your traveling time from class to class. And, yes, the probability of falling increases greatly right along with the hope that you won’t and the fact that it’s extra embarrassing when you do fall… because then you have to go to class with a huge wet spot on your pants and there is no way to hide it because it takes FOREVER for your jeans to dry.

Anyway, let’s not get too bummed. One plus of having so much snow is the oh-so-fun opportunity to pull your skis and/or snowboards out of the rafters and put them to use.

Syracuse has some really great “mountains” to play around on. There is nothing like the feel of fresh powder sweeping across your face as your carving down the side of a very steep hill! 😉  Check out the links below for a few of the places you can shred and show your friends your skill or just sit back with a nice cup of coco and admire the view:

Song Mountain – Tully, NY

Labrador Mountain – Truxton, NY (RA Pick – great for snowboarding!)

Toggenburg Mountain – Fabius, NY

Register for the SnowJam 2010 ski trip for students!

See the message below from SU Student Zach Jacobs, one of the students planning the SnowJam 2010 trip for SU Students:

My name is Zach Jacobs and I am writing to you to talk about SnowJam, a weekend ski trip up to Montreal and Mont Tremblant. I went on the trip last year and I am the SU Campus Manager for it this year. It is an incredible trip and is a great way to hang out with your organization off campus.

The trip is taking place the 2nd weekend of Spring Semester. Coach buses leave campus late in the afternoon on Thursday, January 28 and get back to campus around 10 PM on Sunday, January 31.

The trip includes:

  • A night of partying in Montreal, Canada with VIP access to a club rented out for the SnowJam trip.
  • 2 or 3 days of skiing at Mont Tremblant, recognized as the best ski resort on the east coast of the US.
  • 4-Star Accommodations at both locations (1 night in Montreal and 2 nights at Mont Tremblant)
  • Coach bus transportation throughout the trip.

There are about 5000 students from around 15 universities in the northeast going on this trip.

The price per person is $319 USD (minus tax). If you are saying “I don’t ski, why would I go?” Don’t worry! 40% of the students on this trip don’t ski. If you choose this option, you get the lift ticket portion of the payment refunded to you.

Rooms are signed up in groups of 4, 6, or 8.

Sorry for the late notice on this but sign-ups end on December 11th so if you are interested, get your friends together NOW and sign up.

Pictures, video, and more information are available on the Facebook group here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?v=info&ref=search&gid=129754201520

For signing up and for even more information, go to:
http://www.campusvacations.com/

Any other questions feel free to email me! (zhjacobs@syr.edu)

Important Thanksgiving Campus Info! (For students both leaving and staying for break…)

STUDENTS LEAVING FOR BREAK

1) FREE BUSING TO THE AIRPORT/REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER

Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, Student Association will provide free bus shuttles that will transport students to Hancock International Airport for air travel and to the Regional Transportation Center (RTC) for bus and train travel. The bus shuttles will depart from the Schine Student Center at the beginning of every hour listed below. The shuttles will arrive at the bus/train station 15 minutes past the hour and at the airport 30 minutes past the hour.

The dates and times of shuttle service are as follows:

·         Nov. 23, 4 p.m.—10 p.m.

·         Nov. 24, 10 a.m.—10 p.m.

·         Nov. 25, 6 a.m.—2 p.m.

·         Nov. 29, 10 a.m.—11 p.m.*

Buses will leave Schine on the hour.

*Note: the Nov. 29 bus will take students back to campus, with pickup at the RTC 20 minutes past the hour and at the airport 40 minutes past the hour.

If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Kong at bkong@syr.edu.

2) General Reminders

-Remove all personal belongings from the bathroom and the lounge.

-Be sure to save unwanted items (clothing and unopened food) to donate to the “Ten Tons of Love Winter” Program.  Boxes will be available in your residence hall lobby from Friday, December 11 – 22, 2009.

-Turn off all lights. Be Orange, Think Green.

-Remove all trash and recyclable items to the designated location on your floor.  For your convenience, plastic trash bags are available at the main desk.  Blue recycling bins must be left in your room.

-Disconnect lamps, and close and lock all windows.  Curtains should be left open (except for first floor residents whom should close their curtains).

-Consider taking some personal items home now that you know you will not need for the remainder of the fall semester.  It will make packing for semester break easier in December.

-Lock your room door.

STUDENTS STAYING FOR BREAK

1) OPEN CAMPUS SERVICES

Please note that the following support systems will be in place for residents staying throughout Thanksgiving Break:

-The Office of Residence Life (ORL), located at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 200 (above the Health Center), and the South Campus Office of Residence Life, located in the Goldstein Student Center, will be open Wednesday, November 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Both offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, reopening on Monday, November 30, at 8:30 a.m.

-All residence hall main desks will operate on a reduced schedule as outlined below:

Wednesday, November 25:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Thursday, November 26:  closed | Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Sunday, November 29:  regular hours (8 a.m. – 12 midnight)

-Resident Advisors are on-call throughout Thanksgiving Break, 24 hours per day, beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 25.  Resident Advisor cell phone numbers will be posted at all residence hall main desks.

-Residential Security Aide (RSA) coverage will continue throughout the Thanksgiving Break period.

The gym hours are located here.

2) ON CAMPUS DINING

Dining locations on campus will operate with reduced hours during the break period.  The schedule of operation for dining locations is listed below for your reference and is also available on the Food Services website

Dining Halls are closed from 10 a.m. on Wednesday through 11 a.m. on Sunday. Schine Dining is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, then 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thur. through Sat.  On Sunday, normal dining commences (Kimmel, Goldstein, Campus Delivery, Dining Halls, etc.).

The total schedule can be found at: http://foodservices.syr.edu/pdf/diningcenterhours.pdf.

October RA Post Week: Caring for a Cause in Clinton Square

Words by Jordan, Marion Third Floor RA

marioncharityIt’s always nice to do something good for others, to help out in any way you can. Marion Floor Three gathered up some of our floor mates and made it our mission to do some good for someone else.

Thanks to Shelby Fenster, our floor got the chance to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that took place down in Clinton Square on Oct. 4. We raised some money, made cool T-shirts and had a blast!  Thanks guys – it was really fun!

…even if we did have to walk a few extra miles just to get there.

Upcoming Events: Coloring Books for Kids, NRHH, Koppel/Langella and the author of “The Kite Runner.”

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Looks like fun, right? Always lots going on at SU

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the big upcoming events involving John Legend and La Festa Italiana, but those aren’t the only things happening sooner (rather than later) at SU…

Serving Syracuse / Coloring Books for Kids: This week’s installment of Serving Syracuse involves a coloring book drive. You can access the coloring book here, then simply print it off and bind it. Afterward, drop it off at either the Booth or Kimmel main desk and we’ll take it from there. Stay tuned for Serving Syracuse to start becoming mobile at the end of Sept./beginning of Oct. when the service will be taken directly to the local Boys & Girls Club.

NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary): This nationwide organization would like you to invite you to apply for membership. SU’s NRHH chapter is made up of the top 1 percent of leaders on the Syracuse University campus and you could recognized as one of them! If you have served the residence halls for at least a year, you are eligible to apply.

Members of NRHH work to recognize the efforts of all involved in the residence halls – from RAs to residents,  maintenance staff to programs. OTMs (or Of the Month awards) are given, as well as banquets and recognition ceremonies. Along with our recognition efforts, we strive to show the community that we are the top 1 percent of leaders by involving ourselves in service projects and other volunteer efforts.

The application deadline is October 5 with an induction ceremony held November 1.  Any questions can be directed toward your RD/ARD, but know that if you join you’ll get to work with some amazing advisors. Here’s an example of their recruitment work…

Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner”: The world-reknowned author will be kicking off the SU lecture series on October 5 at Hendricks Chapel. The event is free to students so you should absolutely take advantage.

Frank Langella/Ted Koppel: A pair of famous SU alums will be coming to give a speech as part of SU’s Homecoming 2009. Langella is the Oscar-nominated actor most recently known for portraying Richard Nixon in the film Frost/Nixon. Koppel is a long-time journalist for ABC’s Nightly News. The event will be held at Syracuse Stage on October 1 and it’s also free for students.

Juice Jam this weekend (and other upcoming CNY concerts)

jjamIf you haven’t heard yet, the annual fall Juice Jam concert is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday on South Campus starting at noon.

This year’s lineup is headlined by the guy to the right, Gregg Gillis a.k.a. Girl Talk. You can check out his album at a pay-what-you-want-free-is-OK rate on his record label’s official site. It’s an eclectic sound because he combines the music of others (and all types of others, classic rock, rap, indie, pop, etc.) to create a new song. His album Wikipedia page really explains it well.

The other acts for the day are The Cool Kids (minimalistic, beat-heavy rap) and Jack’s Mannequin (formerly a side project of Something Corporate for the pop-punk-emo folks out there).

If you don’t have the opportunity to take the trip to South Campus for music this weekend, read on after the jump to see some other concerts planned around CNY this fall. Continue reading ‘Juice Jam this weekend (and other upcoming CNY concerts)’