Family Weekend 2011

2012 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 12
Family Weekend Schedule
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Green Expo
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon-Lovely Ballroom
Discover Green Adelphi!  University department, staff and students will discuss and display the many green initiatives, practices, and projects which are incorporated into Adelphi’s mission to Go Green-er!  Adelphi is one of the energy efficient and environmentally committed campuses in the Northeast.  Find out how.  The Adelphi community will also discover all the other green practices – including lady bugs, water filling stations, solar panels, green careers and more.  Eco-friendly products and services will be displayed by various vendors utilized by Adelphi.  A screening of One Water, a film about the world’s water consumption and shortage, plus, the introduction of Adelphi’s own Green video will be shown during the day.  Plus, environmentally friendly giveaways! 

Shabbat Services & Reception
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Interfaith Chapel & Rooms 215 and 216

Attend services conducted by Rabbi Schwartz followed by a special kosher reception in celebration of Shabbat.  It’s sure to be a wonderful evening with family, friends, and delicious food.

Alumni Games - Women's Soccer
7:00-9:30 p.m.
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Casino Night $ 
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon-Lovely Ballroom

See if lady luck is on your side. Stop by and experience a small taste of Vegas: craps tables, roulette, texas hold’em, black jack, poker tournament, bingo, horse betting, and more. Test your luck for your chance to win some incredible prizes. Each attendee will receive $500 worth of playing money.    
Entrance Fee: $5.00 (includes $500 worth of playing money)
Additional Playing Money: $5.00
Bingo (purchase at the event): $3.00 per card or two cards for $5.00
A Night at the Races Bets: $5 = 8 bets (1 for each race)
Additional Night at the Races Bets: $5 = 8 additional bets .

TheatreLaurie Anderson: "DirtDay!" $ 
8:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

Legendary musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson looks at politics, theories of evolution, families, history and animals in this riotous and soulful collection of songs and stories.  "Politicians are essentially story tellers. They describe the world as it is and also as they think it should be. As a fellow story teller, it seems like a really good time to think about how words can literally create the world."  Illusion, memory and the shifting states of American culture have been Anderson's subjects since the late '70's.  Dirtday! will take on the volatile present. The evening will feature electric violin, keyboards and electronics. Set against a detailed and lush sonic landscape, the stories and music create a unique picture of a hallucinatory world made of dreams and reality.


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Saturday, October 13

Parent Association Brunch and Annual Meeting Calendar
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, 201

Find out about the Adelphi University Parents Association while enjoying brunch with fellow parents, campus administrator and students.  Annual Election of Officer will be held during the meeting.  The meeting topic is Giving Back by Getting Involved!  Students will share their experience in volunteer initiatives.
Parents Only, please.

Flex-ability "Yoga Class"
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Woodruff Hall Studio

Come and start your day off right with yoga.  All levels are welcomed.  Mats will be provided and locker rooms are available.

TheatreBen Gault: A Musical Morning $ 
11:00 a.m., Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall

Audience members, ages 4 and up, will be invited to make music, sing, dance and play along with Mr. Gault and Adelphi's music education students.  Children will receive a complimentary percussive instrument to add to the fun. This event is geared towards children 12 years and younger, but all are welcomed to attend.

Alumni and Collegiate Games
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Arboretum Tour of Campus
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Lobby

Walking botanical tour of campus.

Parent Registration & Concierge Service
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Parking Lot #2 Registration Tent

Come let us know that you are here.  Pick up your free family attendee gift and find out about local attractions and restaurants.

AU Spirit Carnival$g
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Parking Lot # 2

Come out and experience a day of games, carnival rides, student organization booths, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, and more with your family and friends. 

Women's Soccer vs. St. AnselmAthletics
1:00 p.m., Motamed Field

Cheer and Dance teams will be performing during half time.

Financial Planning for a College Environment
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 313

Ask the experts and find out how to live a financially responsible life.

Communicating Across the Generations
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 215/216

Learn about communication styles across the generations and find out techniques to better communicate within your family and to our peers and colleagues.

King and Queen Coronation
2:30 p.m., Parking Lot # 2 Showmobile

Come meet this year’s court as we announce Adelphi’s King and Queen.

TheatreJava & Jazz
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Underground Cafe

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while listening to live jazz played by students of Adelphi’s Jazz Ensemble.  This is an opportunity to meet other members of the Adelphi community, recharge for the evening’s activities and relax in the comfortable surroundings. 

AU Family Dinner $ Calendar
6:00 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon-Lovely Ballroom

Please join Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, and administrators at the AU Family Dinner. 
Cocktail starts at 6:00pm, Dinner and Entertainment begin at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner Entertainment: Gerry McCambridge, “The Mentalist Show”
Gerry currently performs nightly in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, he participated on NBC’s “The Phenomenon”, and he’s the creative force and inspiration behind CBS’s hit television show “The Mentalist.”

TheatreAndreas Klein: Fantasy and Fury$ 
8:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

Continuing our series of world-class pianists playing our magnificent Fazioli concert grand piano, we are pleased to present German-born pianist Andreas Klein. Mr. Klein has established a reputation as a dynamic and compelling performer who is known for his imaginative interpretations and his command of a wide range of tonal colors.  Mr. Klein will be performing works by Balakirev, Debussy, Mozart, Prokofiev and Schumann.


Sunday, October 14

New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts $ Calendar
9:30 a.m. – optional transportation departs from Parking Lot #2
1:00 p.m. – game at Met Life Stadium

Come watch the NY Jets take on the Indianapolis Colts at Met Life Stadium.  $60 per student, $80 per guest price includes admission to the game (upper side zone) and optional transportation – limit 3 tickets per Adelphi undergraduate. 

For more information please contact the Center for Student Involvement, 516.877.3616 or     

Crossroads at Grossman’s Organic Farm
10:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m., 480 Hempstead Avenue Malverne, NY 11565 

Enjoy a guided tour of a local organic farm.  Guides will provide a discussion about organic methods of the over 40 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers grown.  The closest certified organic farm to New York City also has beehives and patrons have an opportunity to purchase the farm’s produce as well as Long Island produced apple cider and homemade pies.  Attendees must provide their own transportation and be there 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Grossman's Organic Farm is within a 15 minute drive from the Garden City Campus.

Catholic Mass & Reception
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center Thomas Dixon-Lovely Ballroom

The Interfaith Center will sponsor a Catholic Mass and Reception for those students and families wishing to celebrate together.. Mass will be celebrated by Father Lachlan Cameron, our university Catholic Chaplain. Please come and join us for the celebration of mass and fellowship.

Alumni Games - Volleyball
1:30 p.m., Center for Recreation and Sports
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TheatreStudent Recital
3:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
Adelphi students perform a delightfully varied program of vocal and instrumental music. Admission is free.

TheatreFilm: L'Italiana In Algeri
5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Giacomo Rossini wrote L'Italiana in Algeri in only 18 days when he was 21 years old – and now, almost 200 years later, audiences still thrill at both the manic energy and elegant melodies that make it a masterpiece. This light-hearted production from the Teatro Comunale di Bologona stars Anna Maria Sarra as the broken-hearted Elvira, Michele Pertusi as the lecherous Mustafŕ, Edgardo Rocha as the devoted Lindoro, and Marianna Pizzolato as the smart and resourceful Italian girl of the title. Italian with English subtitles.

Midnight Madness Athletics
11:00pm, Center for Recreation & Sports

Join our men's and women's basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team, hip-hop club, step team and many  more Adelphi Athletes as we celebrate the start of the 2012-2013 basketball season, which we hope will be another record setting campaign. There will be giveaways, a DJ, games and more!


Center for Recreation and Sports

Family members can "Have Fun & Be Active" in the Center for Recreation and Sports.  Family Weekend Guest Passes are available for Family members 17 yrs. or older.  These passes will be available at the CRS Lobby throughout the weekend.  The facilities include: a 5,000 sq. ft. state of the art fitness center, squash and racquetball courts, indoor pool, indoor track and gymnasium.  Locker Room & showers are available.  Appropriate workout attire is required.

Call for hours of operation: 516.877.4242 or go to the Campus Recreation website.


$ - Fee to attend or purchase items
Calendar - Must pre-register for this event using the online registration form
Athletics - Athletic Event
Theatre- Performance
CRS - Center for Recreation and Sports
PAC - Performing Arts Center
P2 – Parking Lot # 2
UNC - University Center
WDH – Woodruff Hall


For additional information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
Ruth S. Harley University Center,
Room 110
p - 516.877.3603
f - 516.877.3659

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