Upcoming Events

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University

Aug 01 – Nov 09, 2017
On view at the Palitz Gallery in New York City, this exhibition celebrates 10 years of printmaking in the School of Art’s printmaking studio.

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University celebrates 10 years of printmaking with a selection of work created by a long list of young artists who have worked at the Syracuse University printmaking studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Lake Effect Editions is a press entity at the University that publishes works by visiting artists invited by the printmaking professors to work with undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These visiting artists will typically give a public lecture; give critiques to the students they work with; and create an edition of prints with the students, faculty, and staff. Through this engagement with a working artist, Lake Effect and its guiding professors, Dusty Herbig and Holly Greenberg, hope to give students the opportunity to work directly with master print artists from both the academic and professional print worlds to create fine, hand-pulled editions of works on paper. Students work side by side with the visiting artists who share their knowledge of printmaking and the tricks and techniques not taught as part of the regular curriculum in the printmaking intensive, a part of the studio arts programs in VPA’s School of Art.

The Three Musketeers

Sep 20 – Oct 08, 2017
It’s all for one and fun for all when Alexandre Dumas’ legendary tale comes to life on the stage.

Adapted from the novel by Alexander Dumas
By Catherine Bush
Directed by Robert Hupp
Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

It’s all for one and fun for all when Alexandre Dumas’ legendary tale comes to life on the stage. When a young man arrives in Paris to join the King’s musketeers, he soon finds himself caught up in political plots, romance, and of course multiple swordfights. Robert Hupp makes his Syracuse Stage directorial debut in swashbuckling style. En garde!

Just Our Type Exhibition | Genet Gallery

Oct 04 – Nov 12, 2017
An Exploration of Typography and the story behind Syracuse University's own Sherman typeface.

In 2016, Syracuse University hired Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, to create a new visual identity for the 21st century. When it was discovered that there was a unique connection between the University and Frederic W. Goudy, one of America’s foremost type designers, and that the Special Collections Research Center was in possession of original Goudy type matrices, the decision was made to incorporate these original artifacts into the project. Just Our Type highlights the new Sherman Book typeface, developed from Goudy’s original design by Chester Jenkins of Village Type Foundry, the cornerstone of the University’s new brand identity. Through documentary video, didactic timelines and displays, and examples of original Goudy artifacts from the University’s Special Collections, this exhibition explores the elements typography through the lens of Syracuse’s own signature typeface.

Orange Central 2017

Oct 05 – 08, 2017
Orange Central 2017 is the homecoming celebration for everyone who bleeds Orange!

Orange Central is a once-a-year celebration for the entire Syracuse University community. Homecoming and reunion all rolled into one, it brings Syracuse University students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends together to enjoy dozens of activities, from lectures and panel discussions to campus tours, performances, and social and athletic events.

For alumni, Orange Central is a way to reminisce and reconnect, to explore SU’s newest places and programs, and to get to know today’s campus community. For students, it's the perfect time to show their Orange pride and enjoy a week filled with SU traditions hosted by the Traditions Commission, with free food, T-shirts, prizes, and more. 

View a full schedule and register for all events at orangecentral.syr.edu.

Orange Central Events of note for vpa alumni

Setnor School of Music Fall Festival Concert
Thursday, October 5
7 p.m. concert, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
8 p.m. reception, Winged Victory, Crouse College
The program will feature performances by Brazilian Ensemble, Hendricks Chapel Choir, and University Singers as well as a host of faculty and student chamber music collaborations.

Invention Accelerator Showcase
Friday, October 6
10 a.m.-noon
This past summer, teams of undergrads--including industrial and interaction design students in the School of Design--became inventors in Syracuse University's first “Design, Prototype, and Pitch” competition. Come see their novel creations and speak with the student inventors! Free.

Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Luncheon
Friday, October 6
Noon-2 p.m.
Enjoy a special luncheon at the former Hotel Syracuse as we honor VPA alumnus Warren “Cookie” Kimble ’57 with the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award for his lifelong commitment, dedication, and service to his alma mater. Kimble is America’s best-known contemporary folk artist and considered one of today’s top home furnishings designers, with his images translated into dinnerware, rugs, furniture, textiles, and more. Music by a student string quartet.
Attire: Business casual 
Event cost: Charge includes three-course luncheon and beverages

Communication and Rhetorical Studies Alumni Lunch
Friday, October 6
1-2 p.m.
Reconnect with alumni and faculty; hear the latest about the communication and rhetorical studies program. Afterward, there will be an alumni panel for students. Free; includes lunch and refreshments.

Crouse College Chimes Tour
Saturday, October 7
8:15-9:40 a.m. (Several time slots available - 10 minute intervals)
Time slot one: 8:15–8:25 a.m. | Time slot two: 8:30–8:40 a.m.
Time slot three: 8:45–8:55 a.m. | Time slot four: 9–9:10 a.m.
Time slot five: 9:15–9:25 a.m. | Time slot six: 9:30–9:40 a.m.
Your Chimemaster tour guide will take you to the highest heights of Crouse College to see and hear the bells that compose the “Chimes of Crouse.” Guests can also visit Setnor Auditorium to hear the Holtkamp Organ. Please note that the bell tower tour requires steep staircase climbing and walking. Free.

Holtkamp Organ Presentation
Saturday, October 7
9-9:30 a.m.
University Organist Anne Laver will take you on a historical trip featuring an up-close-and-personal visit with the Holtkamp organ housed in Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. She will be available for questions and conversation about the organ following the presentation. Free.

Marching Band Photo
​Saturday, October 7
1.5 hours before the football game
Be on the Quad during the Gameday Tailgate for the traditional Marching Band performance on the steps of Hendricks Chapel, and listen for your cue to join the group on the stairs for the annual Marching Band photo. Receive a special Marching Band button! Free.

Hendricks Chapel Choir Sung Prayer
Saturday, October 7
Following the football game
The Hendricks Chapel Choir will give a 45-minute sampling of its weekly Sung Evening Prayer. Take this opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current members of the choir. Receive a special Hendricks Chapel Choir button! Free; includes light refreshments.

Malmgren Concert Series: Anne Laver Faculty Organ Recital
Sunday, October 8
4-5:30 p.m.
University Organist Anne Laver performs a recital as part of the Malmgren Concert Series at Hendricks Chapel. The program features works for the organ by female composers on the chapel’s 1952 Holtkamp organ.

Crazy for You

Oct 06 – 15, 2017
Boy meets girl, Times Square meets tumbleweed, and great music meets great dancing. Who could ask for anything more?

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin 
Book by Ken Ludwig 
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent 
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan 
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams 
Original Broadway choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed and choreographed by Brian J. Marcum
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet

Take some of the greatest songs ever written for Broadway and Hollywood, mix them with a fabulous let’s-put-on-a-show style story and the result is the joyous Gershwin celebration Crazy for You. When a stage-struck, wealthy, Manhattan ne'er-do-well named Bobby Child finds himself in a broken down Nevada mining town, he sets his sights on rescuing a bankrupt theater and loses his heart to the beautiful and talented Polly Baker. Boy meets girl, Times Square meets tumbleweed, and great music meets great dancing. Who could ask for anything more?