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Morrisville State College Hosts Mustang Weekend Oct. 3, 4

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Morrisville State College is gearing up for Mustang Weekend 2008, Oct. 3 and 4.

Among the lineup of activities scheduled are a 5k run and walk, campus tours, brunch, various entertainment, athletic events, a campus carnival and fireworks.

The Mustang Weekend celebration is open to Morrisville State College students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and emeriti as well as members of the community.

A fishing derby at the Helyar Pond on South Street Oct. 3 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.

Other activities scheduled for Oct. 3 include: family dinner at 4:45 to 7 p.m. in Seneca Dining Hall; live entertainment at the college’s restaurant, the Copper Turret, at 9 p.m.; and casino night in Brooks Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., sponsored by the Casino Management Organization and Campus Activities Board.

Highlights from events on Oct. 4 include: The annual Madison Hall 5K run and walk at 9 a.m.; tractor show in the Marshall Hall parking lot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; alumni lacrosse game at 10 a.m.; horticulture floral design contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Spader Horticulture Building; massages by students in Health Technologies from 12 to 2 p.m. in STUAC; family brunch in Seneca Dining Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; parade at 11 a.m.; automotive cruise-in (car show) sponsored by the Automotive Club at the Automotive Technology Building from noon to 4 p.m.

More events on Oct. 4 include: women’s Mustang soccer vs. Fredonia State at 1 p.m.; Mustang field hockey vs. SUNY New Paltz at 1 p.m.; Mustang football vs. Western Connecticut State at 1 p.m.; alumni campus tours at 2 p.m.; campus carnival sponsored by SGO from 3 to 7 p.m. in the academic quad; sports nutrition and fitness management softball game at 4 p.m.; alumni/emeriti/faculty reception at the Copper Turret from 4-5 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 Porcino (storyteller and folksinger) 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 Field at 8 p.m.

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

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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, including a new associate degree in autobody technology management and a bachelor degree in technology management.

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.