Monthly Archives: December 2012

Destiny USA hosts Grand Opening of XSRE to find the #XSREgirl

XSRE Store#XSREgirl Casting Call

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -Walking into the XSRE store of Destiny USA last Saturday was an overwhelmingly beautiful sight. Many young girls gathered to check out all the new accessories and participate in a Casting Call in hopes of being the next XSRE girl.

Rachel Ferrucci, Co-founder of The Blogger Connection graciously embraced me as I desired to give the live Blogging event a little bit of visual motion. Check out the video and see how much fun it was!

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Connective Corridor Ballerina Project

To round out May’s “In Motion” series and celebrate Commencement weekend, the Connective Corridor featured an evening of music, photography and the human form on the Corridor bus in collaboration with Syracuse University, the Ballerina Project and the Tech Garden. This unique event featured actual ballerinas, a professional photographer and live music. The Connective Corridor traveled from the Warehouse, Friday, May 11, l to SU. The group will exited the bus at the College Place bus stop . for a short live street recital, and then re-boarded bus for downtown.


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Skiddy Park Dedication

Near Westside Initiative (NWSI) board members and neighborhood residents found it fitting that the new playground at Skiddy Park honor Seymour’s impact on the neighborhood, the City of Syracuse and the sport of basketball. The unveiling of the Paul Seymour Playground took place at Skiddy Park, located at the intersection of Tioga and Otisco streets, on Thursday, May 17, 2012. This location is particularly fitting as Seymour was part of the first scrimmage game, played at Blodgett School, directly across from Skiddy Park, using the experimental 24-second shot clock developed by Nationals-owned Danny Biasone in an effort to bring time limits to the game. The clock was adopted by the NBA and is credited with saving the sport from dwindling popularity.


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Craftistas Takes Top place in Student Sandbox Demo Day Competition

Startup entrepreneur Camille Malkiewicz wins RVD IDEA Student Sandbox Demo Day Competition.

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601 Tully Then and Now

601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It’s a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture.

The School of Architecture exemplifies one of Syracuse University’s main mission that our Chancellor Nancy Cantor speaks of; Scholarship in Action. With affiliation with the Near Westside Initiative, about 15 students of the 601 Tully class are working on rebuilding 601 Tully Street into a Community center that is fun, educational, and appealing to the residents of the Near Westside. Marilyn Higgins is responsible for all Near Westside projects and she is pleased to with the great stride that the school of Architecture has made to be community engaged and community driven, she says it is truly an example of scholarship in Action.


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IDEA Hosts Frozen Flash Mob

IDEA is putting new and fun ideas into practice to get the entrepreneurship ideas flowing on SU’s campus. More than one hundred students gathered to participate in the 3-minute frozen flash mob to spread the word about their ventures and entrepreneurship at Syracuse University.

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