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Plattsburgh State Celebrates Homecoming Weekend Oct. 15-17

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will welcome alumni back to campus when they return for the annual Homecoming celebration Oct. 15 to 17.

The weekend, which celebrates the theme, "One World, Many Faces," will provide an opportunity for alumni to make their way back to Plattsburgh for a weekend of fun and a walk down memory lane with old friends.

Rose Anderson '95, director of Alumni Affairs, believes that this year's celebration promises to be one of the best ever.

"We are truly excited about Homecoming 2004," said Anderson.  "It will be a wonderful opportunity for alumni to get together and interact with students, faculty, staff, faculty emeriti and the community."

Homecoming will provide a chance for alumni to reminisce about the past while they experience new things at Plattsburgh State.

"One great example of this will be the celebration of the return of Grace Reese to our campus. She served as international student advisor for over 20 years," said Anderson. "Grace will get to meet the present international students as well as reunite with those whose lives she impacted while she work at the College."

According to Anderson, there will be a range of events for people to choose from.

"There will be something for everyone to enjoy," she said. "It will be a mixture of entertainment, food from around the world and concerts. This year, we are including a dinner theatre, 'Murder at the Rutherford House.' This will be an interactive and fun event."

Some of the weekend's activities include:

Friday, Oct. 15:
7-10 p.m. Welcome Back Buffet in Algonquin Dining Hall - This will give alumni a chance to meet former classmates while enjoying food and drinks. Tickets cost $15 per person.

8 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Servant of Two Masters" at the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts - The play, filled with disguise, deception and mystery, is a delight for all ages. Tickets cost $8 for alumni, $10 for non-alumni and $5 for children. There will be a second showing on Saturday at 8 p.m.

8-9 p.m. Prism Concert at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall - This concert has become the annual highlight of Homecoming. It will feature the Jazz Ensemble, the College Chorale, the Cardinal Singers, the Sinfonia, and small ensembles. Tickets cost $5 each at the door.

9 p.m. Fabulous Fireworks on the field behind Memorial Hall -The Student Association will sponsor this fabulous fireworks display. This event is open to the public. 

Saturday, Oct. 16:
1-3 p.m. "Desserts From Around the World" at the Flynt Commons, Angell College Center -This will be a wonderful opportunity to relax with new and old friends while enjoying coffee and desserts from around the world.

1-3 p.m. "Student Activities Fair" -Angell College Center. The clubs and organizations on campus will be on hand to show off the fun activities they do during the year. The international student population at Plattsburgh State will be highlighted through a cultural exhibition.

3-5 p.m. "Open House Receptions" - Dr. David Mowry will host a reception in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Honors Center in 121 Hawkins Hall. A reception will also be held in the Louise Norton Room in Ward Hall. The Nursing Department will hold its reception in the Nursing Skills lab in Hawkins Hall. There will be an international alumni/student reception hosted by Grace Reese '59 and Sussy Komala '74.

7:30 p.m. Homecoming Dinner Theatre "Murder at the Rutherford House" - This dinner- theater comedy by Peter DePietro and Tom Chiodo will be directed by Bonnie Rogers Black '72. It will give the audience a chance to figure out who is the murderer. Tickets cost $35 a person.

Sunday, Oct. 17:
9 a.m. "History of Plattsburgh State" in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall - Dr. Douglas Skopp, SUNY distinguished professor of history, will present a lecture on the history of the campus. 

10 a.m. "Gospel Choir Performance" in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall - This promises to be an exciting performance filled with singing and dancing.

3 p.m. "Rockwell Blake in Concert" at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins - Blake is a world-renowned operatic tenor. This concert is sponsored by Hill and Hollow Music. Tickets cost $25 per person.

For a complete schedule of Homecoming events, visit: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni/homecoming.php . To make reservations, call the Alumni Affairs Office at (800) 964-1889 or 518-564-2090.

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