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SUNY Fredonia's
175th Anniversary Celebration

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August 2001

August 4, 1:00 PM
Darwin Barker Museum
(exhibit will run August 2001 - May 2002)
Historical Exhibit/Opening Reception

175th Banners Begin to Fly
Village of Fredonia/SUNY Fredonia Campus

September 2001

September 15
  • LakeShore Savings Clock Tower Dedication, 7:00 PM
  • Concert - Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
    100 Years of Jazz, 8:00 PM, King Concert Hall

September 22, 8:00 PM
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Marvel Theater

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October 2001

October 1
Convocation Speaker, James Burke of PBS Connections

Traditions and Transitions: Connecting to the Future

October 5 - 7
Homecoming 2001
  - Calendar of Events

Homecoming Highlights:
Friday, October 5

  • Pep Rally, 7:00 PM, Williams Center
  • Students' Birthday Party & Barbecue, 9:00 - 11:00 PM, tent outside Williams center (free)
  • Opening Reception, Traditions and Transitions, Reed Library Historical Exhibit, 8:00 PM, featuring the Fredonia Jazz Ensemble in Reed Library; followed by fireworks outside.
  • Library Exhibit - hundreds of photographs and artifacts will be in place August 2001 - May 2002

Saturday, October 6
Academic Showcase

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Workshops, panel presentations, seminars, and lectures
Featuring a mix of current students, faculty, emeritus faculty and alumni

  • Reed Library, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, complimentary coffee and pastries, visit the Traditions and Transitions Exhibit
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Reception, 11:30 AM
  • Golden Alumni Luncheon, Noon
  • Soccer Games, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • School of Music Concert, King Concert Hall, 3 PM

175th Anniversary Kick Off Gala Dinner
(Saturday evening, October 6)

  • Honored Class Year Receptions, 5:00 PM
  • Cocktails, 6:00 PM
  • Recognition Ceremony Honoring Emeritus Faculty and Dinner, 7:00 PM
  • Neil Postman '53, keynote speaker, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award

October 13
Archives Week, Chautauqua History Professionals

Theme: Using School Records as Local History Resources Workshop and Display, Williams Center

October 20
Scholars Breakfast
for Fredonia College Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Parents, and Donors

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November 2001

November 8
Lech Walesa, Nobel Prize Recipient and former President of Poland

7:30 PM, King Concert Hall
Tickets: Williams Center Box Office, general admission $10. Students, Faculty and Staff one ticket each, $1 with photo ID.

November 28 - December 5
Natural and Social Sciences Research Exposition
Keynote address, 11/28 - Traditions and Transitions: Historical Perspectives in Science
Poster display
, 11/28 - 12/5

November 29
Hanging of the Greens

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December 2001

No events scheduled at this time.

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January 2002

January 25 - 26
Men's and Women's Varsity Basketball, Varsity Hockey
and Alumni vs. JV Basketball Games
Come celebrate with a Birthday Party between games featuring a GREAT BIG CAKE, historical sports display, and reception for Alumni and Emeritus Coaches.

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February 2002

College - Community Month
Recognizing the historical support by the community for the college will be a part of the yearlong celebration. However, the month of February will have a special focus honoring the strong college-community relationship.

February 6
Harlem Globe Trotters

Steele Hall, Fredonia campus

February 8 - 9
Prism Concerts

Fredonia Opera House
The School of Music presents two prism concerts featuring SUNY Fredonia faculty and students.

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March 2002

Traditions and Transitions Women's Studies Project
Publication Party and Panel Presentation

A history of the college from the perspective of women faculty members, spouses, alumni and students, compiled from a series of interviews conducted during the past two years by Women's Studies students will be discussed. Interviews were conducted with 65 alumni, faculty and staff emeriti, and students ranging in age from 25-90+.

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April 2002

Student Month
Student participation is an important part of all of the 175th Anniversary events; however, the month of April will have a student focus involving activities presented by SUNY Fredonia student organizations.

April 26 - 27
Musical: On the Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein

Master Swim Meet - Date to be announced

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May 2002

May 2 - 4
Musical: On the Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein

May 11
Finale: A Black Tie
(optional) Evening. Be sure to save this date!

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