Posts Tagged 'On Campus Events'

Closing Info #4: End of the year events

1. BKM Hall Council’s End of the Year Event

This event will occur from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Among the attractions:

– Inflatible joust

– Live DJs/performers

– Spork sales to benefit “She’s The First

– Henna tattoos, tie-dye shirts

– Ernie Davis dining with some catering

Come support the BKM Hall Council in their last event of the year (and thank them for a year’s worth of great initiatives!)

2. The NewsHouse Tweet & Find Contest

Win prizes for answering SU trivia via Twitter with The Newshouse.

3. Habitat for Humanity’s 5K

4. Music on campus this weekend: Drake, Fabolous, RJD2/Delerium

– Drake at Block Party on Friday night.

– Fabolous at the fashion show in Schine on Saturday night.

– RJD2 and BKM’s own Delerium at the Mayfest afternoon on Friday.


Upcoming Campus Events Part II: Another Ernie Davis bus trip, April Mythbusters

Mythbusters – April 2010

This month’s campus wide Mythbusters survey topic: How many SU students do you think receive financial aid?

Ernie Davis NYC Trip

In addition to their upcoming Boston trip…


It’s a trip to New York City that is organized by the Health and Exercise Science Departments Majors’ Club to visit “Bodies: The Exhibition” on Saturday, April 17.

There is a link provided below for those of you that may not be familiar with the exhibit:

Itinerary for trip to New York City:

Date: Saturday April 17, 2010

Cost: $33

Destination: New York City (Bodies: The Exhibition) at 11 Fulton Street NY, NY 10038

Time: Bus departs SU (College Place) at 6:30am / Arrive at Bodies Exhibit at 11:15 for check in

Exhibit  Tour starts at 12pm—lunch to follow

Free time in the city: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Bus departs NYC at 6:30pm to arrive at SU campus between 11-11:30pm.

Please contact Idriss Njike ( or Ashmini Hiralall to sign up if interested.

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 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

Want to help with Syracuse Welcome 2010? Join the Goon Squad!

Spring is here so the time has come to start planning Goon Squad for Syracuse Welcome 2010!

In continuation of our Goon Squad tradition, the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs is seeking volunteers to welcome new students and families at residence halls and help with evening events.   Over 3,200 students are expected to arrive in August and your volunteer efforts will ensure they begin their SU experience on the right foot.

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please visit GOON SQUAD 2010 for the on-line volunteer registration form. Volunteers must be registered by JUNE 1.

*Please note:  You will be able to move into your residence hall early.  The date for move-in will be on TUESDAY, AUGUST 24.

If you have questions about the volunteer sign-up process, please contact the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at 315-443-1012 or via email at You can also get more information at

RA Post Week: Landscape life before Ernie Davis Hall

Words By Cait, Booth Seventh Floor RA

Mid-February marked a month since the grand opening of the Ernie Davis Dining Hall and Fitness Center. Now I know the new residence hall complex marks a significant architectural advancement for our campus, but with this construction we also lost a very dear and green friend of the university: The Dellplain Lawn.

There are probably very few people left on campus who actually remember the Dellplain Lawn. You might be thinking, “What?! There was a lawn there, not a gaping hole turned construction sight, turned residence hall with multicolored lounges?” Yes, at one time there was a grassy knoll leading up to the doorstep of good ol’ Dellplain. I remember it well. On my first visit to SU, my chipper tour guide took me all over campus, pointing out buildings and giving me the heads up about the Carnegie stairs. When it came to the conversations about living arrangements, she was proud to boast about future plans for a new residence hall in front of Dellplain. Sure the students would have to relinquish a sweet spot for games of Frisbee and sun bathing, but that’s what Throndon Park is for. After the tour, my mom and I decided to go survey the area. Honestly, I thought there was a mistake. They were going to building a whole new facility on this patch of grass? No way. I was sure it was some other lawn.

Sure enough, in the following years that lucious patch of grass became a mudding construction pit.  While it’s sad to see a recreational field go the way of the dinosaurs, look what we have gained. A snazzy new residence hall for happy SU students to live; a dining hall so big you need a map to navigate the food line; and a fresh new gym with fancy treadmills that have TVs!

RA Post Week: Is it time to close your eyes and pick a spot on the map?

Words By Kate, Marion First Floor RA

A few weeks ago, I walked into Shine and nearly had a heart attack.  I was simply swinging by to get an iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts (despite the fact it was snowing outside) and was overwhelmed by the number of tables set up in the atrium.  Each table was covered with pictures of places all over the world: London, Madrid, Australia, China, France- there was a table for almost every country.

I immediately got a pit in my stomach as I remembered I had to do the inevitable: decide where to go abroad.  My dad has been hounding me to decide since the beginning of the year (what type of parent is so set on shipping their daughter off to a foreign country?!).  The problem is, there are too many choices!  I just can’t decide where to go.  Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I want to make sure I do it in the right place.

Panicked by all the choices, I tried to escape to the study longue only to find an SU Abroad photo contest.  All the photos where taken by Syracuse University students on their trips abroad.  The amazing photos made my thought process even more difficult.  I came to a conclusion right then –  I was going to hit up every SU Abroad meeting that week in order to help me decide where to go.  I urge everyone to find future meetings so you aren’t left to decide where to spend a semester of your life at the last minute.  Even if you are a freshman, it’s never to early to start preparing.

The website for SU Abroad is and don’t forget to check out the photo contest upstairs in Schine and vote for your favorite online here.

On Campus Events This Week: Mythbusters, Gardening and XBOX

March Mythbusters Survey

March’s Mythbusters topic is about the City of Syracuse. How much do you know about the socioeconomic makeup of the area?

Help with a Rain Garden for SU Showcase

As part of SU Showcase, a rain garden (a garden designed to capture  runoff and filter water pollution) will be constructed in the Waverly Parking Lot on the SU campus.

The build will take place on April 10  from 10-4 and interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up for 2hr  shifts to help plant the garden. If you are interested or  have any questions, please contact Alison Carey with the committee at


See the message below from SU graduate student Ryan Rogers:

Hey SU students,

My name is Ryan Rogers and I am a graduate student in the Newhouse school. As part of my thesis, I am conducting an experiment to better understand video game culture.

Do you play Xbox Live?  If so, then I would like to invite you to participate in an experiment on online gaming.  Participation in this experiment will earn you a $10 gift card to Game Stop.

You will watch a fifteen minute gaming session that has been pre-recorded and you will be asked to indicate your acceptance of in game behaviors via a perception analyzer and respond to a brief survey.  This will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. All information will be kept confidential.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact me at or call 574-274-7351.