University at Albany


(January 14, 2008)

Vibrant Campus: Vibrant Campus: Spring Semester Highlighted by an Abundance of On-Campus Events

With classes set to resume next week, students will have ample opportunity to
take advantage of the many campus events and activities, including theatre productions, concerts, Division I athletics, films and lectures. The fun starts immediately when the men's basketball team takes on America East rival Maine at 7:30 p.m. on January 23 at SEFCU Arena.
Some other highlights coming in 2008 include:

Big Purple Growl and Ferocious FeastFeb. 2
11th Annual Big Purple Growl and Ferocious Feast
5-7 p.m.
Featuring a pre-game party and feast and men's and women's basketball games against Stony Brook. The women play at 4:30 p.m.; the men at 7 p.m. in UAlbany's SEFCU Arena.

Feb. 7
Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Luncheon, 12 p.m
. Campus Center Ballroom
Featuring civil rights activist and writer Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Feb. 8
Plays in Process
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Readings of new works to nurture and encourage student playwrights

Feb. 26
Men's Lacrosse vs. Siena
2 p.m. at John Fallon Field

March 5
Dangerous Music Project - Clogs

7 p.m., Performing Arts Center
This Aussie-American alt-classical quartet, which composes and improvises using sounds, textures and influences from across the musical spectrum, presents a demonstration.

March 11
Visiting Writers Series Seminar & Reading

4:15 p.m. Seminar
8 p.m. Reading
Poet Marie Howe's newest collection is The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008); Prize-winning poet Campbell McGrath's latest poetry collection is Seven Notebooks (2008).

Gergory Maguire

Visiting Writers Series author Gregory Maguire visits March 13.

March 13
Visiting Writers Series

7 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Reading/talk by the much acclaimed, Albany-born Gregory Maguire, revisionist fairy tale writer and UAlbany graduate, who is best-known for Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), which was adapted as a Broadway musical in 2003.

March 21
Men's Lacrosse vs. Princeton

1 p.m., John Fallon Field

April 3
Capital Trio
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Pianist Duncan Cumming, violinist Hilary Cumming and cellist Solen Dikener comprise this new chamber ensemble in residence at UAlbany.

April 5-6
Relay for Life
3:00 p.m., Collins Circle
Join the Students of Albany Against Cancer in an overnight benefit for the American Cancer Society including multiple activities/events.

April 18
Japanese Student Association Japan Night

6:30-9:30 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom
Japanese tradition and culture with dancing, singing, food and activities.

Fountain Day

Fountain Day, an annual rite of spring, is set for April 27 at the Main Fountain.

May 2-18
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
10 a.m.-5 p.m., University Art Museum
The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition features work produced by candidates for the University at Albany Art Department's three-year, 60-credit-hour program of intensive training and study in traditional and contemporary fine arts practices.

May 17
Graduate Commencement
9-11 a.m., SEFCU Arena

May 18
Undergraduate Commencement

10-11 a.m., Science Library Lawn University-wide degree-granting ceremony for those receiving bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates of advanced study.

Related Links:
UAlbany Events Calendar
Big Purple Growl and Ferocious Feast
Performing Arts Center
Great Danes Athletics
New York State Writers Institute
University Art Museum
Student Involvement & Leadership

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