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Family Weekend Set for Sept. 25-26

09/04/2009 

Swing Café, an acoustic swing, jazz and rockabilly band that is seen in clubs around New England, will headline SUNY Cortland’s Family Weekend at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Corey Union Function Room.

Other Family Weekend events include an art exhibition, informational talks, athletic events and educational and recreational activities for the entire family. Events are free unless noted otherwise.

On Friday, events include the conceptual art solo exhibition by Richard Jochum, “Unexpected Weight Loss,” in the Dowd Gallery; a women’s soccer game vs. Ithaca College on Holloway Field; and a Family Shabbat Dinner, departing from Corey Union to the Temple Brith Sholom.

On Saturday, participants who sign up will have access to the Tomik Fitness Center. The art exhibition “Unexpected Weight Loss” continues in Dowd Gallery. Other events that day include the information presentation, “How is Your Student Doing in College?” in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge; the annual President’s Brunch, hosted by SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum; an afternoon football game against Kean College at the Stadium Complex; a planetarium show in the Bowers Hall Planetarium; and a bus trip from Corey Union to Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill.

The weekend culminates that evening with Swing Café as SUNY Cortland continues its tradition of bringing up-and-coming, vibrant performing artists to Family Weekend. Presented by the Campus Artists and Lecture Series, Swing Café tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for all students.

Family Weekend event tickets may be purchased during registration in Corey Union, Room 209 from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 26. Swing Café tickets also may be obtained through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office, Corey Union, Room 406, or at the door one hour prior to the performance.

For a registration form or more information about Family Weekend, stop by Corey Union, Room 406, visit the Family Weekend Web site at www.cortland.edu/family/familyweekend.html or call (607) 753-5574.