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September 19, 2012

SUNY Delhi throwing its own birthday party

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — The State University College of Technology at Delhi is throwing itself a birthday party after a century of “inspiring minds” and “changing lives,” the college says.

The months-long party will feature concerts, competitions and community events through early June.

“It was the community’s vision that made SUNY Delhi a college 100 years ago, and we are grateful for that,” President Candace S. Vancko said. “So, we are extending a special invitation to the community to join us in celebrating the college’s 100th birthday.”

The celebration will kick off Friday at 7 p.m. with the premiere of “Mise en Place,” a documentary about the SUNY Delhi culinary team’s 2010 national championship. The screening will be followed by a reception with film director Kent Garrett.

The presentation will continue in October with a presentation, “SUNY Delhi: The Region and the State 100 Years Ago” on Oct. 18; a haunted house and a film, “Mission: Wolf” on Oct. 29, and a Halloween presentation by John Zaffis of the SciFi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” about the ghosts and spirits he’s encountered.

Other planned events include:  

A Community Service Day on Oct. 27 during which Delhi students will volunteer with area organizations.The National Junior College Athletic Association’ Division III cross-country national championships Nov. 12.An exhibition game by the Harlem Globetrotters on Feb. 4.A concert by the Oak Ridge Boys on March 9.“A Day at SUNY Delhi,” a series of workshops, classes and other events on March 16.The Milestones Relay for Life Relay on April 26-27.A presentation by world-renowned wine expert and SUNY Delhi graduate Kevin Zraly on May 4.Alumni Weekend and the 20th annual Golf Education Tournament, May 31-June 2.For a full listing of events, times and locations, call Student Activities at 746-4568.