Upcoming Events


Please take a look at the many upcoming events planned for SU alumni and friends. You may find an opportunity in your city to connect with fellow Orange alumni, faculty, staff and/or students.

“Power” Screening a the Real Theater, Los Angeles: March 28, 6 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. screening; 8:00pm talkback

Syracuse University in Los Angeles invites you to a screening of the hit Starz drama, Power. Following the screening, attendees will enjoy an exclusive talkback with the show’s writer and director. For more information, email suinla@syr.edu or call Joan Adler at 818.561.7371.

Forever Orange Week: March 24-29, Syracuse University

Forever Orange Week celebrates the bond that forms as soon as a student arrives at Syracuse University campus and that lasts a lifetime. Activities throughout the week showcase that journey, highlighting ways students can be campus leaders, fostering Orange pride, underscoring the strength of the Syracuse alumni network, and emphasizing the importance of giving back and staying Forever Orange through the Syracuse University Alumni Association. Learn more.

Orange Circle Awards and Phanstiel Lecture: March 29, 5 p.m., Schine Student Center, Room 304

The Orange Circle Award honors altruistic members of the Syracuse University community who have done extraordinary things in the service of others. The 2018 winners are Rob Long ’12, G’14, Nanhi Kali, Uplifting Athletes, The Shaped Clay Society. The Phanstiel Lecture, created due to the support of Howie Phanstiel ’70, G’71 and his wife, Louise, is a vital part of the awards ceremony. This year, Orange Circle Award winner, Rob Long ’12, G’14, will share his personal Syracuse story and why he chooses to stay involved and give back. This event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students. We encourage all guests to register.

Syracuse Honors Program Reception: April 12, 6 p.m., Aster Pantry and Parlor, Syracuse, NY

Join us at a reception for Renée Crown University Honors Program alumni and your guests. Interim Director Chris Johnson and Honors staff members Hanna Richardson and Kate Hanson look forward to meeting you. Following the reception, enjoy a brief talk by Honors core faculty member and iSchool professor Steve Sawyer based on his popular course, “Working in the Digital Economy, or My boss is a bot and all my coworkers are too.” This Honors course examines an increase in the use of digitally-centered systems, changing demographics (including the rise of non-human workers), and virtual collaboration. Learn more. 

Keeping Pace with Technology – Risks & Rewards at the Hotel Zaza, Houston, TX: April 12, 6 p.m.  

Join us for an evening with Syracuse University in Houston as we explore the amazing opportunities and the tremendous risks that accompany rapid advancements in emerging technology.Maxwell School professor Peter Wilcoxen and College of Engineering and Computer Science professor Shiu-Kai Chin will discuss the considerable impact technology has on every aspect of human life. From unmanned drones to fitness trackers, new tech is designed to make our lives easier and more connected than ever. But with these rewards come significant risks to our safety and security that must be considered. ECS Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg will moderate this thought-provoking, informative discussion. Learn more. 

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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