Syracuse University

Orange Central 2013 Highlights

This year's Orange Central schedule is packed with activities. Among them are some very special events you won't want to miss!

Arents Award Luncheon
Friday, October 4
11:30 a.m., Doors open at 11 a.m.
Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium

This luncheon celebrates all returning alumni and honors recipients of the George Arents Award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor. Watch as this year's recipients—Taye Diggs ’93, Carole Swid Eisner ’58, Henry Grethel ’54, Sid Lerner ’53, and George Saunders G’88—are recognized for being leaders in their fields. Business casual dress.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

’Cuse Brew and Barbecue
Friday, October 4
6 to 9 p.m.
Shaw Quad

All alumni are invited to enjoy an evening of friendship, good food, local micro beers, and the music of an amazing local band. $10 per person.

An Evening with Brian Dennehy with host Tim Bond
Friday, October 4
7:30 p.m.
Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

In a career that has spanned over 35 years, award winning actor Brian Dennehy has had memorable roles in films which include: Cocoon, Silverado, F/X,  Presumed Innocent, and Tommy Boy and on stage in Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey into Night. He was awarded the Tony Award in 1999 and 2003 for these stage performances and maintains a full schedule as actor on stage, screen and television. In an interview with Tim Bond, Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage he will share stories from his prolific career and will entertain us in an evening of recollection, readings and performance. He and his wife Jennifer are also parents of a Syracuse University student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

Cooking with David Shalleck ’83
Friday, October 4
3–5 p.m.
Schine Student Center, Room 304

David Shalleck returns to Syracuse for an exclusive cooking demonstration and book signing. An alumnus of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Shalleck has worked as a chef and culinary television producer for more than 20 years. He has cooked in renowned restaurants and for exclusive events in New York, San Francisco, the Napa and Sonoma valleys, many of Italy’s famous regions, and in conjunction with the finest cruise lines. His most recent television credits include producing the PBS series More Fast Food My Way with Jacques Pépin, José Made in Spain with José Andrés, and the Food Network’s Iron Chef America with chef Cat Cora. Shalleck’s award-winning book Mediterranean Summer will be available for purchase and signing following the demonstration.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

UU Presents Twenty One Pilots
Thursday, October 3
7:30 p.m.
Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

The duo that is Twenty One Pilots—Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun—has built a fervent national following through electrifying live performances at innumerable headline shows and tours, and has been named an MTV "Artist to Watch." Student tickets $10 with SUID, alumni $12.

Engineering Meets Business Lecture Series
Thursday, October 3
3 p.m.
369 Link Hall

Help us celebrate Career Week by joining SU alumna Diane Reineke G’90 of Northrop Grumman as she addresses our students for the inaugural Engineering Meets Business Lecture. Diane will share her insights for navigating the journey from engineering academics to success in the business world. Alumni are welcome to attend the talk and reception, meet Diane, and network with students.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

A Conversation with George Saunders G’88
Friday, October 4
9:30 a.m.
Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

The Syracuse professor and renowned author whose 2013 convocation address recently went viral will discuss the creative process and his teaching.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

The Erie Canal and Its Engineering History, Featuring Professor Sam Clemence
Friday, October 4
9 a.m.
Hall of Languages, Room 107

Come experience one of the greatest stories of American technology, the engineering achievements of the Erie Canal. After its opening in 1825, the impact of the canal was extraordinary on the state of New York and the United States. Because of the Erie Canal, Upstate New York became the equivalent of today's Silicon Valley.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

IDEA Juicer
Friday, October 4
2 p.m.
Hall of Languages, Room 207

Students put their ideas on the table and duke it out in Syracuse’s own shark tank. As a member of the audience, you’ll find out what it takes to compete for startup funding and how RvD IDEA helps students explore entrepreneurship at SU. Then network with entrepreneurial students and alumni.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

SU Libraries Crawl
Friday, October 4
2–4 p.m.
Meet at Pages Café, Bird Library

Here’s your chance to experience the Libraries’ world-class resources and innovative services that support teaching, learning, and research at Syracuse University. Begin the SU Libraries Crawl by meeting at Pages Café in Bird Library and hopping on a shuttle headed to the Libraries’ new state-of-the-art storage facility on South Campus. Then travel to the sixth floor of Bird Library, where you’ll be introduced to some of the University’s rarest and most interesting artifacts from the Special Collections Research Center, including a viewing of the John James Audubon and the American Landscape exhibit; the Marcel Breuer, Architect project; and fascinating items from the Belfer Audio Archive. Afterwards, attend a reception in the recently renovated reading room in Carnegie Library. The crawl is not to be missed!

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

The Legacy of Pan Am 103 at SU
Friday, October 4
3–4:30 p.m.
Watson Theater

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up en route from London to New York. Among the 270 killed were 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University. The effects of this tragedy were felt across campus and remain part of campus life today. A panel moderated by Cara A. Howe, assistant archivist for the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives, will discuss the legacy Pan Am 103 has created at Syracuse University. Panelists include Frederick J. Carranti, instructor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and former Remembrance Scholar; Edward L. Galvin, archives director and Pan Am Flight 103 archivist; Kevin Morrow, executive director of external and public affairs; and Judith L. O’Rourke, director of undergraduate studies.

Registration is required for this event. Register now.

Disability Cultural Center Open House
Friday, October 4
5–7 p.m.
Hoople 105, 106, and 108

Join the staff of the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) as they host host Open House. You will enjoy entertaining conversations, an inclusive menu, and learn more about their services, advocacy, and programming. SU’s Disability Cultural Center is a first of its kind in the world! An American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.