Cornell Hometown Alumni Award – Breakfast Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ‘05

The Division of University Relations, Engaged Cornell, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Office of the Provost and the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo cordially invite you to…

An Engaged Cornell Convening Breakfast 

Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Recognition Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ’05Group Vice President, M&T Bank

With a featured talk by Katherine McComas Ph.D. ’00, Vice Provost for Engagement and Land Grant Affairs on the role of the university in civic participation and community development. 

Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award recipients are Cornell graduates who have contributed in a meaningful way in their home community.

 

Additional speakers include:

Sean RyanNew York State Assembly member, District 149

Joel MalinaVice President of University Relations, Cornell University

Lou Jean FleronDirector, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab

 

Breakfast will be provided. RSVPs are requested by 12/3, contact Catherine March ’14 at cam489@cornell.edu for more information.

International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 18. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8 pm at Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo’s largest craft distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones ’17 at ajj72@cornell.edu.

This event is free but please register in advance.

 

October Book Club

Our October Book Club meeting will be held on October 9 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Rick Greenberg. Rick has chosen the graphic novel, Fun Home: a FamilyTragicomic by Alison Bechdel. This book is a QUICK read.
From Amazon: “A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.”
From Wikipedia:”
The memoir focuses on Bechdel’s family, and is centered on her relationship with her father, Bruce. Bruce Bechdel was a funeral director and high school English teacher in Beech Creek, where Alison and her siblings grew up. The book’s title comes from the family nickname for the funeral home, the family business in which Bruce Bechdel grew up and later worked; the phrase also refers ironically to Bruce Bechdel’s tyrannical domestic rule. Bruce Bechdel’s two occupations are reflected in Fun Home’s focus on death and literature.

Please contact Celinda Crego ’79  (cac432@aol.com) for additional information, or if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Welcome Fall Ivies Happy Hour

You’re invited to the Fall Ivies Happy Hour!

With the end of summer approaching is nostalgia for your college days kicking in?

We’ve got your fix — please join us for a social happy hour with young and young-at-heart alumni throughout Western New York. Come out Thursday, September 27th to mix and mingle with other Ivy alumni on Deep South Taco’s rooftop patio.

Registration is $10 and includes apps. Cash bar.

For event questions, please contact Kelly Scherer ’11 at kkm53@cornell.edu or Nicole Golias ’17 at njg56@cornell.edu.

International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 18. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8 pm at Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo’s largest micro-distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones ’17 at ajj72@cornell.edu.

This event is free but please register in advance.