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Schedule for Homecoming Weekend
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October 23-25

Friday, October 23, 2015

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM - Freedonia Marxonia Exhibit - Reed Library. Substantial exhibit  is of particular interest to 1987-1990 alumni, includes photos from past years, and background about Freedonia Marxonia, Duck Soup, the Marx Brothers, etc. Free.

1-8 PM - Registration & Ticket Pick Up: Alumni House, 286 Central Ave. Please park at two-tiered lot to the right of the stop sign.

1 PM - Guest Artist Workshop: Allan Wilson, film score recording session, Mason Hall 1080 In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, the College Symphony Orchestra (David Rudge, director) and the Sound Recording Technology program of the School of Music are offering a (mock) film music orchestral recording session under the tutelage, and in honor of Allan Wilson, the eminent film music conductor and Fredonia alumn, (Music Performance, '75). The recording session is open to the public (space permitting) and is meant to convey to a general public the working habits of a true Hollywood-style orchestral film music recording session. This event is supported in part by the Fredonia College Foundation's Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund. Free. 

2 PM Biology Alumni Reception - Science Center Atrium.

3 PM -5 PM Alumni Presentations (6 alumni currently in medical school, veterinary school and PhD programs) - Kelly Family Auditorium, Science Center

4 PM Computer and Information Science Networking Session – Joe Piacente ’00 (HSBC Network Engineer) and Thaddeus Wojcik ’00 (Web Developer in Rochester) will share their experiences, challenges, do demonstrations, and discuss job opportunities. Refreshments will be served – CIS Lab, 115 Fenton Hall.

5-8 PM - Bookstore Open: University Commons.

5 PM - Pep Rally: Williams Center. Theme: “Fredonia Through the Decades.” Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

6 PM - Presentation:“Listen Before Talking: A Journey of 4000 Kilometers Across the North American Interior,” Jason Dilworth, Assistant Professor of Art and Marion International Fellow for the Visual and Performing Arts. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. Free Admission.

6 PM – 7 PM Book Signing by author and alumna Wendy Corsi Staub – Campus Bookstore. Wendy will be signing two books which are the first in two separate trilogies, BLOOD RED (first in the Mundy’s Landing trilogy) and NINE LIVES (first in the Lily Dale mystery trilogy).

7-9 PM - Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

7:30 PM - 9 PM - Fredonia Recreational Public Ice Skating.

8 PM - 1970’s Reunion Jazz Ensemble Alumni Concert Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall. Free Admission.

9–Midnight - All Alumni Get Together Meet at the White Inn. No cover charge. Cash bar available.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:30 AM -10:30 AM  Biology Dept. Alumni Breakfast - Science Center Atrium.

9 AM – 4 PM Registration & Ticket Pick Up Williams Center. Parking available in Nixon, Fenton, and Thompson lots.

Please Note: on the second floor of the Williams Center near the Veterans’ Office display case, there will be an opportunity to view the FALLEN STARS MEMORIAL, a traveling mural depicting the names and faces of veterans who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan both Saturday and Sunday. Class of 1965 alum, Ray Lenarcic, has offered to bring this tribute to Fredonia.

10 AM – Alumni 5K Run, sponsored by Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Team. $10/alum. $20/non alum. Students are free. Meet at end of Steele Hall Fieldhouse.

A FREE shuttle bus will continuously circulate the various parking lots and campus for your convenience.

10 AM - Men's Alumni Soccer Game, Grass Soccer Field.

10:30 AM - Noon  Biology Dept. Panel Presentation - 12 alumni currently in PhD programs and medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and nursing school - Kelly Family Auditorium, Science Center.

11 AM - Campus Tours Meet at McEwen 209.

11 AM–5 PM Bookstore Open. University Commons.

11 AM - Communication Dept. Tours and Reception Radio Station. Free.

11:30 AM Alumni Awards Brunch. Recognition of Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients. This year‘s honorees are Perla Hewes Manapol ’71 (History) and Allan H. Wilson ’75 (Music Performance) Classes of 1965 and before will be recognized. Multi-Purpose Room, Williams Center. $18.00 per person. Reservations Recommended. Musical entertainment provided by Ron Corsaro ’61 and Co.

Noon – 6 PM - Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

Noon - 7:30PM- Freedonia Marxonia Exhibit - Reed Library. Substantial exhibit is of particular interest to 1987-1990 alumni, includes photos from past years, and background about Freedonia Marzxonia, Duck Soup, the Marx Brother, etc. Free. 

Noon - ??? Opportunities for students to network with the Biology Alumni - Science Center Atrium.  

12:30 PM – Men’s Hockey vs. Blue-White Intrasquad Scrimmage. Steele Hall. Free.

1 PM - Communication Dept. Alumni Panel Discussion Radio Station. Free.

1 PM - Men’s Soccer FREDONIA vs. New Paltz Soccer Stadium. Alumni Reception to follow at 3 PM.

1 PM- 4 PM Fredonia's Public Relations Student Society of America 10th Anniversary Celebration. Reception for all Communication Department's PR grads. Heenan's, Main St., Fredonia. Nominal Charge for refreshments. 

2-4 PM - Octoberfest Gathering Dods Hall Grove – tickets for beverages available on premises. You must be 21 to enter beer area. Please bring photo ID. Food available in lower level of Williams Center.

3 PM – 4 PM - Graduate Degree Alumni Reception. Networking reception for all alumni from all Fredonia graduate degree programs. Global Student Lounge, S226, Williams Center. Complimentary light refreshments. Free.

4 PM – 6 PM - School of Business 40th Anniversary Reception Pucci Room, S202, Williams Center (formerly known as the Campus Center) Food/drink/networking/door prizes. Free to all School of Business alumni. Reservations recommended.

4 PM – 6 PM - Honored Classes Reception for the Classes of 1970,1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005. Tim Hortons, Williams Center (formerly known as the Campus Center). $5.00 per person, refreshments, cash bar. Reservations recommended.

7:30 PM – 9 PM Fredonia Recreational Public Ice Skating Skate rental $4/person, Adults $4/person, Children $3 and Fredonia students free. 

8 PM - Class of 1990 - 25 Year Reunion, Old Main Inn, Water Street. Light refreshments/cash bar.

8 PM - Wind Ensemble Concert – King Concert Hall with Paula Holcomb. 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Please Note: on the second floor of the Williams Center near the Veterans' Office display case, there will be an opportunity to view the FALLEN STARS MEMORIAL, A traveling mural depicting the names and faces of veterans who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan both Saturday and Sunday. Class of 1965 alum, Ray Lenarcic, has offered to bring this tribute to Fredonia. 

10AM Class of 1990 Brunch Cranston Marche $10.75 per person. Please pay at the door.

10 AM – 5 PM- Double Reed Day. Mason Hall

Noon – 4 PM - Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free

Noon - 12:30AM - Freedonia Marxonia Exhibit - Reed Library. Substantial exhibit  is of particular interest to 1987-1990 alumni, includes photos from past years, and background about Freedonia Marxonia, Duck Soup, the Marx Brothers, etc.. Free.

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