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Current Events:

APA Reunion Luncheons

Marty Goldsmith has been sponsoring a series of APA luncheons
 at the Shaker Ridge Country over the past few years and these are 
expected to continue once or twice a year.  



Check here for updates on future luncheons

The last event was on
Wednesday, April 13, 2005

and was held at:

Shaker Ridge Country Club, Loudonville, NY
Noon on April 13, 2005


Below are photos from the October 2004 luncheon.

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UAlbany vs. Siena basketball game

This renewed rivalry is annually held in 
the Fall (normally in Novenber) 



Check here for updates
 on this year's game

Below are photos from last fall's ALBANY vs siena
game.
Albany prevailed for the first time since 1977.

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                      50th Anniversary            

A gala 50th anniversary was held on the weekend of October 18-19-20th, 2002.  Details on this once-in-a-lifetime event can be found below and throughout the website.

                    Prior Events                          

In addition to the gala reunion for the Fall of 2002, a number of interim have or will take place.  This past year there were a reunion in March, a golf tournament at Western Turnpike Country Club as well as a Picnic at Thatcher Park in August.  A great time was had by all who attended.

There are also a number of sporting events that will be of interest to former members of APA.  These include home football games and basketball games.  The 2001 Homecoming Football game was held on October 21, 2001. Albany lost to a tough Sacred Heart team 32-17. The 2002 Homecoming game featured a defeat of Canisius.

The basketball team  played against Siena College for the first time since 1977.  This Albany/Siena game was held at the Pepsi Arena in Albany on November 27, 2001. Siena held off the dogged Danes 60 to 48 in a less than skillful contest. Albany's E.J. Gallup was outstanding, scoring 36 points. More than 25 brothers were among the 10,285 in attendance. Details can be found on the Home Page and pictures will be posted on the Photos Page of the web site.  The 2002 game was a much more skilled athletic contest where Albany just lost to Siena by a score of 79 to 74 despite featuring a number of new freshmen. Read the Albany Times Union article from the last meeting of these two teams 24 years ago:

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The basketball team also hosted Syracuse on December 2, 2001 at the Pepsi Arena.  For a complete listing of the Albany football and basketball schedules log onto:


University at Albany Football

University at Albany Basketball

Stay tuned to our web site to find out about groups of people who are planning on attending these events.

 

Read John Ewashko's highlights of the UAlbany-Siena Basketball Game

Read Glenn Sapir's recap of the 2001 Picnic

 

 

 50th Anniversary Reunion Event Schedule
Held October 18-20, 2002


Friday, October 18th, 7 to 10 p.m.:
   
   Evening welcome reception at the University Alumni House, 1400 Washington Avenue.

Saturday, October 19th, 10 a.m. to 12 noon:
            Panel Discussion on the History of APA at the  UAlbany Standish  Board Room , new library.

Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
            Alumni Association Tailgate Party at the UAlbany football field.

Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.:
              Homecoming Football Game vs. Canisius College.

Saturday, 6 to 7 p.m.:
              Reception at the Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Road.

Saturday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.:
              Banquet/Dinner/Dance at the Marriott Hotel.
              (followed by all night parties in local bars or hotel rooms).

Sunday, October 20th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
              Farewell Buffet Breakfast/Brunch at the Marriott.

         Click here for a copy of the Reunion Invitation       

Click here for a listing of Brothers attending the Reunion


CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL INFORMATION

CLICK HERE for Directions to the Reception
October 18, Alumni House

  

Albany Area Maps:
                    University Area Map
                    Large Campus Map
                    Print Sized Campus Map

 

Albany Weather Page

 


Other activities taking place on Alumni Weekend that did not conflict with the primary scheduled  APA events:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Viewing
Main Library, 2nd floor
View UAlbany’s nine panel Veterans Wall of Honor, which includes photos, illustrations and the names of more than 3,000 alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. military.

10:00 a.m. & Noon
Campus Tours
Performing Arts Center, 1st floor
An hour-long information session is followed by guided walking tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
"State Street Stories:
350 Years of Albany’s Heritage"
University Art Museum
Celebrate the 350th year anniversary of Albany’s growth from Dutch fur-trading post to Capital City on the Hudson. Featuring paintings, photographs and other archival materials, the exhibit brings to life compelling narratives that make State Street one of American history’s most significant and fascinating thoroughfares.

 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Boor Sculpture Studio Dedication
The University’s new state-of-the-art sculpture studio will be dedicated at a gala open house and reception. Come tour this amazing building, talk to the faculty and students who will be working there, see works in progress and meet Terri Cosma Boor, the artist whose generosity made this wonderful addition to our campus possible.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
"Friends of the Library" Book Sale
Main Library
Offering a variety of books for sale at bargain prices.
 
9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Viewing

Main Library, 2nd Floor
View UAlbany’s nine panel Veterans Wall of Honor, which includes photos, illustrations and the names of more than 3,000 alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. military.

9:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Albany Invitational - Campus Course 

10:00-10:45 a.m.
CESTM Tour
The Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology Management is home to two of the University’s internationally renowned research centers — The UAlbany Institute for Materials (UAIM) and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center; several high technology incubator industries; and the Albany office of the National Weather Service. In 2002, the University was selected as the site for an international computer chip research and development center, International SEMATECH North, which will be housed in an expansion to the CESTM facility.

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Alumni Council of Classes Meeting
Alumni House
A bi-annual meeting of alumni representatives from the classes of 1927–2002. 

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"State Street Stories:
350 Years of Albany’s Heritage"

University Art Museum  (See description under Friday 10 a.m.) 

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
New Library Tours
New Library Atrium
Tours of this five-story 142,420 square-foot high-tech library leave on the quarter hour.

11:00 a.m.
Clock Tower Unveiling
Science Library Turnaround Lot.  Join us as we unveil this gift from the Class of 2001 

11:00-11:30 a.m.
Empire Commons Tour
Tour UAlbany’s newest housing complex for upperclassmen and graduate students. Featuring apartment-style living accommodations and a state-of-the art community center, the complex consists of 26 buildings that will house 1,200 students when it is completed in January 2003. 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Life Sciences Research Virtual Tour
West Seminar Room, Science Library
UAlbany has launched a $100 million research initiative to build excellence in the Life Sciences, focusing on understanding the molecular basis of disease. The new $78 million, 198,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research facility, due for completion in 2004, will enable UAlbany to bring world-class research teams to the Capital Region to undertake the collaborative research that is needed to combat the major diseases of our time.

 

11:00-1:00 p.m.
TOUCHDOWN TAILGATE PARTY
RACC Parking Lot

 

Join friends and family at the Touch-down Tailgate party and get ready to root on our Great Danes as they take on the Canisius Golden Griffins. The tailgate features music, a Family Fun Zone, beer garden and luncheon fare available on a cash basis.

Be sure to arrive early - space is limited!

 

Tickets available as part of the APA package.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Boor Sculpture Studio Tour
Visit UAlbany’s new addition — a 20,000- square-foot, state-of-the-art sculpture studio. Come tour this amazing building, talk to the faculty and students who will be working there and see works in progress. The new facility includes a media suite, an experimental gallery/ installation area, a three-dimensional design room, a foundry/metal working area and more.

Noon

The Chamber Singers
Performing Arts Center Courtyard
Join UAlbany’s outstanding chorus for
"Songs of America."

Noon
Open House at the Chapel House
Come by and meet the Chaplains and students who participate in the activities at our Chapel House.

 

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming
Football Game

University Field

 

 


Come show your purple pride as the University at Albany faces Canisius College. Watch Head Coach Bob Ford as he guides Ualbany through its 30th anniversary varsity football campaign.

 

Tickets available as part of the APA package.


4:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Stony Brook
University Gymnasium 

4:00 p.m.
Pops for Parents
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Internationally renowned pianist Findlay Cockrell, of the UAlbany Music Dept., performs a repertoire of popular classics. FREE

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Parents Council Meeting
Campus Center Assembly Hall
Stay connected with your son’s or daughter’s campus community. Join President Karen Hitchcock and other University representatives for an informal discussion about on-going campus activities. Space is limited, so please come early. 

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
"State Street Stories:
350 Years of Albany’s Heritage"

University Art Museum  (See description under Friday 10 a.m.) 

10:00 a.m. & Noon
Campus Tours

Performing Arts Center, 1st floor
An hour-long information session is followed by guided walking tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

11:00 a.m.
President’s Brunch
Campus Center Ballroom
This event is sponsored by the Student Association to provide parents and family members an opportunity to hear from President Karen Hitchcock and members of the Student Association. An enjoyable event that has traditionally sold out – so get your tickets early!  Cost: $15/adult, $7.50/children under 10, children under 3 are free.  Although most APA members will probably be attending the APA Reunion Farewell brunch at the Marriott Hotel.

 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Field Hockey vs. Cornell
Skidmore College

 1:00-4:00 p.m.
"State Street Stories:
350 Years of Albany’s Heritage."

Featuring William Kennedy
University Art Museum
(See description under Friday 10 a.m.) After enjoying the exhibit, join William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwriter and playwright, at 2 p.m. for "State and Pearl Streets: The Corner Where History Meets the Imagination as he sorts out the historical and anecdotal accounts surrounding one of early Albany’s principal crossroads. Reservations required. Call (518) 442-4035. 

3:00 p.m.
Theater Production
Performing Arts Center, Lab Theater
"Woman in Black" by Susan Hill. For more information or to order tickets call (518) 442-3997. 

8:00 p.m.
University Symphony Orchestra
Performing Arts Center, Main Theater
Led by conductor Kirk Smith. For more information or to order tickets call (518) 442-3997.

 


  Reunion Subcommittees:
       
Invitations-Bill Motto, chair, Joel Schensul, John Vetere, Dave Feldman.
       
Registration-Glenn Garver, chair, Mark Litcofsky.
       
Finance-Bob Reid, chair.
       
Corporate Support-Steve Zahurak, chair.
        Event Programs-John Hotaling, chair, Ken Kirik, Jim Wingate, Harry Hotaling, 
                                 Marty Goldsmith, Bob Wright, Tom Schermerhorn.
        Favors-Al Horton, chair.
        Panel Discussion-Lee Upcraft, chair, Paul Hooker

Anyone wishing to be a part of the reunion committee andelkinpic.jpg (17020 bytes) assist with its planning, please contact Dennis Elkin at elkin2228@hotmail.com


 

                                               

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