Compiled from SU news reports
Class of 2007 gathers in the Carrier Dome for From Home
to the Dome: Orangefest 2003, part of the Universitys
new student orientation program.
In August, Syracuse
University launched its new signature student orientation program,
Syracuse Welcome 2003: A Slice of SU Life. The initiative gives
students the chance to meet their new classmates before the beginning
of the academic year, take care of organizational details, and get
a taste of campus life and culture. Syracuse Welcome celebrates
our new students arrival to campus, helps them make an easy
transition to the University, and unites us as a community that
believes in scholarship and Orange pride, says Mariana Lebron,
director of the recently established Office of Orientation and Transitions
Services in the Division of Student Affairs. This program
involves students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni working
collaboratively to implement programs and initiatives that will
challenge students thinking processes, facilitate their academic
and social engagements, and help them know the resources and people
available to assist them.
Aside from the
traditional activities, the new program spiced up orientation with
such events as a carnivale and comedy show, a shopping
trip for last-minute items, an assortment of recreational activities,
a visit to the New York State Fair, and From Home to the Dome: Orangefest
2003, a picnic featuring activities and spirit events in the Carrier
For those of
you who are still savoring the Orangemens NCAA basketball
championship, here are a couple mementos to help you continue the
Odyssey: The Championship SeasonThis
documentary film, released by the University, includes highlights
from the regular season and the Big East and NCAA tournaments, Final
Four festivities and championship celebrations in Syracuse, and
interviews with coaches and players. The film was produced by Emmy
Award-winning filmmaker Roger Springfield and is narrated by sportscaster
Marv Albert 63. Available in DVD or VHS format, the documentary
can be ordered online at www.suathletics.com
for $19.95 (plus $5 for shipping and handling) or by calling 800-416-4800.
For mail orders, send a check or money order for $24.95 payable
to Syracuse Basketball Video, 100 Pine Avenue, Holmes PA 19043.
A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Coaches vs.
Cancer Fund of the American Cancer Society.
license platesSU, in cooperation with the New York State Department
of Motor Vehicles (DMV), is offering 2003 National Champions
license plates for state-registered passenger and commercial class
vehicles, as well as those that have the International Symbol of
Access for any registrant with a disability. A standard National
Champions plate costs $53, and a personalized one is $78 (both
include a one-time $10 fee to benefit general and educational programs
at SU). Both plates also carry annual renewal fees above DMV registration
costs. To order the plates, or for more information, call the SU
Custom License Plate Program, Office of Trademark Licensing, at
315-443-2838. Those who already have SU custom plates and want to
convert to National Champions plates should call the DMVs
Custom Plates Unit at 800-364-PLATES.
SU Trustee David
Flaum 75 was appointed by President George W. Bush to
serve a five-year term on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council,
which supports the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
George W. Bush nominated Judge Sandra L. Townes G76
to the U.S. District Court for New York States Eastern District.
Townes, a member of the College of Law Board of Visitors, currently
serves as a justice on the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate
Division, Second Judicial Department, in Brooklyn.
Alejandro Garcia of the College of Human Services and Health
Professions was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association
of Social Workers.
lacrosse player Michael Powell 04 received the Jack
Turnbull Award (attackman of the year) for the third consecutive
season from the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association named Anna Goodale 05
a first-team All-American and honored her as a 2003 Division I National
American studies professor Janis Mayes of the College of
Arts and Sciences was named president of the African Literature
Association, an international organization of scholars, teachers,
literary critics, and writers of African and African diaspora literature.
of Architecture professor Francisco Sanin won first place
in a design competition in Seoul, South Korea. He collaborated with
Korean architect Joh Sung Yong to design a new temple complex to
accompany the famous 8th-century Buddhist Haeinsa temple.
Cieplicki was named head coach of the SU womens basketball
team. Cieplicki, who coached the University of Vermont womens
team for the past six seasons, takes over for Marianna Freeman,
who resigned last spring after guiding the Orangewomen for 10 seasons.
Martin J. Whitman 49, a prominent
New York City investment advisor and longtime supporter
of the School of Management, has endowed Syracuse
University with one of the largest gifts in its history.
Although the exact amount of the gift was not disclosed,
it ranks among such milestones of support as two $15
million pledges from the Newhouse family (see related
story, page 6), a $14 million bequest from the estate
of Ruth Freeman Meyer 24, and a $20 million
pledge in 2000 from an anonymous donor.
honor of Whitmans generosity, the School of
Management has been renamed the Martin J. Whitman
School of Management. Marty is a wonderful person
who, over many years, has shown a commitment to the
school and to our students, says retiring School
of Management Dean George R. Burman. He has
been generous with his time, speaking and teaching
to the benefit of our students. He has been generous
with previous gifts focused on making Syracuse University
available to students through scholarships. The new
naming gift creates a very special opportunity for
the school to continue to improve its performance
Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw says the University is
for his generous support and faith in SUs future.
This naming gift is but another example of his
commitment to his university, Shaw says. I
am delighted that the school will bear his name. Martin
Whitman is a distinguished professional. His success
as a businessman, his integrity in his dealings, and
his willingness to teach and mentor others are exactly
the kinds of qualities that role models need in an
institution of higher education.
am honored and pleased, says Whitman, a School
of Management graduate who is co-chief investment
officer of Third Avenue Management LLC and the advisor
to the Third Avenue Funds, as well as to private and
institutional clients. I look forward to continuing
my close relationship with the school and the University
in the years to come.
When the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) looked to expand
its membership, it courted several Big East schools as potential
candidates, including Syracuse. After weeks of negotiations,
rumors, and uncertainties, the ACC extended invitations to
Miami and Virginia Tech. They accepted. Syracuse remains in
the Big East, which now faces the daunting task of replacing
perennial football power Miami in hopes of preserving the
leagues automatic bid to the football Bowl Championship
is an excerpt from SU athletic director Jake Crouthamels
take on the situation (for his complete commentary, go to
What does the outcome of the Big East-ACC situation
mean for Syracuse University? We have to adapt to the new
conditions we face. And we are doing so, working closely with
several of our fellow Big East institutions. Its easy
to be angry or disappointed by what has transpired over the
past few months, but our energy is better spent on determining
the best way to move forward.
Shaws and my intentions are to (1) bolster our conference
position as a football entitywhich is essential in this
era of the BCS, not to mention key to our second intentionand
(2) stabilize and secure SUs athletic future. I was
privileged to be involved in the birth of the Big East 24
years ago, and I take pride in what weve accomplished
as a conference, as well as the achievements of our individual
members. I have confidenceand I see all around me the
determinationthat we will go forward and through deliberation
and hard work will create a bright future for our conference