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Morrisville State College Gears up for Mustang Weekend

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. —Join fellow students, alumni and friends during Morrisville State College’s Mustang Weekend 2007, Oct. 12 and 13, and be part of the yearlong observance of the college’s 100th anniversary.

Mustang Weekend events include a pep rally and bonfire, campus tours, brunch, various entertainment, athletic events, a campus carnival, and fireworks.

A fishing derby at the Helyar Pond on South Street Oct. 12 will kickoff Mustang Weekend. The derby, hosted by the college’s Fish and Wildlife Society, will be held from 1-5 p.m. A New York state fishing license is not required. The entry fee is $3 per person.

The Mustang Weekend celebration is open to Morrisville State College students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and emeriti as well as members of the community. The event coincides with a college Open House Oct. 13.

Other activities scheduled for Oct. 12 include: making “picture yourself Morrisville postcards,” from 3 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in the lobby of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC); men’s Mustang soccer vs. SUNY Oneonta at 4 p.m.; family dinner at 4:45 to 7 p.m. in the newly renovated Seneca Dining Hall; live entertainment at the college’s restaurant, the Copper Turret, at 9 p.m.; beach party from 9 to 11 p.m. in the STUC pool; Rock the Night – basketball, food, music and fun, sponsored by the Student Government Organization (SGO) on the tennis court (rain location, Hamilton Hall).

Highlights from events on Oct. 13 include: The annual Madison Hall 5K walk/run at 9 a.m.; alumni social from 9 to 11 a.m. in Mustang Alley; alumni lacrosse game at 10 a.m.; horticulture floral design contest and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Spader Horticulture Building; massages by students in the massage therapy program from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the front entrance to Seneca Dining Hall; pep rally and bonfire, behind the recreation center, 7 to 10 p.m.; family brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; three different alumni luncheons from noon to 2 p.m.; automotive cruise-in (car show) sponsored by the Automotive Club at the Automotive Technology Building from noon to 4 p.m.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., there will be an academic program showcase in STUAC where academic departments and campus offices will be available in an open setting in to answer questions about academic programs, student life, financial aid, athletics and more.

More events on Oct. 13 include: Men’s Mustang soccer vs. SUNY New Paltz at 1 p.m.; Mustang field hockey vs. SUNY Geneseo at 1 p.m.; Mustang football vs. Salisbury University at 1 p.m.; campus carnival sponsored by SGO from 3 to 7 p.m. in the academic quad; alumni hockey game at 4 p.m.; complimentary community/campus picnic in the academic quad from 5 to 7 p.m.; choir performance at 6 p.m. in the academic quad; family entertainer, John Rossbach, at 6:15 p.m. in the STUAC theater; ice cream social featuring the college’s own ice cream from 7 to 8 p.m. in the administrative quad; fireworks over Drake (football) Field at 8 p.m.; casino night sponsored by the Casino Management Organization (CMO) and CAB.

Generous funding collaboration allows the campus to host the majority of Mustang Weekend programs with minimal cost to participants.

Limited residence hall housing is available on-campus in Oneida Hall. For local hotel/motel/B&B accommodations, visit

For more information about Mustang Weekend or for a complete list of events, call the Morrisville State College Alumni/Development Office at 1-800-462-4723 or 315-684-6030 or visit

Mustang Weekend is made possible with support from the village of Morrisville and the following Morrisville State College organizations: Alumni/Development Office, Admissions Office, Athletics Department, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Community/Campus Relations Committee, Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) and the President’s Office.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and online communication, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.