Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Great Minds” Visiting Los Angeles with Fred Walters, PhD

Stony Brook University Alumni and Friends

“Great Minds” Visiting Los Angeles

Please join us for a special talk on “Astronomy Today” by Stony Brook University astronomy professor Fred Walter, PhD.  

Fred Walter, PhDTuesday, July 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Anheuser Busch 
15800 Roscoe Blvd. 
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Join us as alum Brian McWilliams, ’78 hosts a complimentary beer tasting prior to 
Professor Walter’s talk! 

                                  Seating is limited!

Please RSVP online or call Janet Masini (631) 632-6330 by July 5.  

Presented by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association

Wolfstock 2012: Be there on September 22!

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Stony Brook University Names New Executive Director of Alumni Relations


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Matthew Colson joins Stony Brook with goal of providing superior programs and services to more than 150,000 alumni worldwide

STONY BROOK, NY, June 25, 2012 – Matthew Colson has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter A. Bailey Jr., Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University.

  As Executive Director, Colson oversees a staff of five with the mission of providing superior programs and services for Stony Brook’s more than 150,000 alumni worldwide. He works closely with the Stony Brook Alumni Association’s Executive Committee and with University Advancement to develop student and alumni services that will create and sustain lifelong relationships between alumni and the University.

  “Matthew understands the complexities of effective and sustainable alumni relations,” said Bailey. “There has never been a better time for our alumni to be connected with their alma mater. Alumni participation is a key hallmark of excellence in higher education and we aspire to build an alumni relations program that rivals the finest universities in the world.”

  Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Colson served as Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship at St. Joseph’s College. During his time at St. Joseph’s, Colson designed and implemented a comprehensive alumni relations operation; creating and executing new programs that were effective in recognizing and engaging alumni into the fabric of the College’s community.

  “We have a great story about life as a Stony Brook alum,” said Colson. “I’m excited to help tell that story to students, alumni, the community and the world.”

  Colson received his BA in Speech Communications from St. Joseph’s College and his MS in Education from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.


  Editors’ Note: Matthew Colson resides in Medford, NY.

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Kids Health & Safety Expo 7/11/12

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Kids Health & Safety Expo



Wednesday, July 11, 10 am to 3 pm

Flowerfield, 199 Mills Pond Road, St. James

The Expo features:

Free Health Screenings • Interactive Exhibits • Health Demonstrations

Hands-on Activities • Lots of Great Giveaways • And Much More!

For information, call (631) 444-4000.

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Ray Furuta ’12 – A Student’s Graduation Gift Benefits Silicon Valley Classical Music Aficionados

A Student’s Graduation Gift Benefits Silicon Valley Classical Music Aficionados

Flutist, Ray Furuta a recent graduate from the Stony Brook University brings world class musicians to San Jose to play as a graduation gift to him for the first ever Silicon Valley Music Festival from June 24 -29, 2012

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Quote start“My dream was to make music and music education available to students of all backgrounds”, says SVMF founder Ray Furuta.Quote end

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

The dream for the Silicon Valley Music Festival started to develop seven years ago in the mind of a student from San Jose’s Eastside, Independence High school, Ray Zamora-Furuta. Recently graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Ray sacrificed his graduation ceremonies with his class to be in San Jose, making preparations for the festival, which will include two outdoor concerts, six indoor concerts, student masterclasses and an outreach program. Already an accomplished musician himself as a protege of the world renown flutist, Carol Wincenc and teaching assistant for Emerson Quartet, this was his way of thanking his family, friends and community for their support in his journey.

“My dream was to make music and music education available to students of all backgrounds,” says SVMF founder Ray Furuta. “During this economic downturn, we must not let the music and arts programs diminish and I wanted to do everything I can to help young aspiring musicians to become the best that they can be.”

Ray’s passion for music and desire to give back to the community has earned him the respect of a team of world class musicians willing to help him make his graduation dream come true. Internationally acclaimed classical musicians such as Philip Setzer, violinist and founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, Katherine Murdock, violist of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, Mark Hill, Principal oboist of the National Philharmonic in DC, amongst others will join young emerging artists to present classical music both familiar and wholly new as well as compositions by contemporary artists.

“We are honored to have virtuosos who are in great demand join us at this inaugural event,” remarks Jasmin Arakawa, SVMF co- artistic director, “who have played at the finest concert halls & festivals including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall & Kennedy Center.”

In this inaugural year, the festival taking place from June 24-29 will be providing a variety of musical activities throughout Silicon Valley at a fraction of the cost or free, which would benefit and appeal to young aspiring musicians, professional musicians, and music lovers alike. For concert dates and ticket information, visit or call 408-230-5199.

About Silicon Valley Music Festival – The Silicon Valley Music Festival is a week-long music festival and chamber music institute in the Silicon Valley Area. Founded in 2011 by flutist Ray Furuta and pianist Jasmin Arakawa, SVMF is dedicated to artistic excellence, innovation, and the broadening of musical perspectives. The inaugural season from June 24-29, 2012 will feature a captivating series of concerts performed by a roster of internationally acclaimed classical musicians, as well as public masterclasses, pre-concert lectures, interactive outreach performances, and a chamber music institute and fellowship program for aspiring young musicians.

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WUSB-FM 35th Anniversary Benefit Concert

WUSB-FM 35th Anniversary Benefit Concert 

‘Sophisticated Interpretations’

Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Time Zone: America/New_York 
Local Time: Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

(Donation Levels Below for this Special WUSB Thank You Premium !) 

*Premium code:Concert20 $20.00 donation for 1 ticket 

**Premium code:ConcertVIP $75.00 donation for 2 tickets to the 35th Anniversary Concert which includes: Preferred reserved seating for two and pre-concert refreshments/social gathering from 6:30-7:30PM 


Please note: Tickets will be mailed after June 1st (after June 1st will be will call only) 

Musicians and Singers in the ensemble are:

  • Rob Bruey 
  • Mary Anne Devine
  • Jim Dexter
  • Caroline Doctorow
  • Jim Faith
  • Marci Geller
  • Susan Risoli
  • Mario Staiano
  • Dana Hedquist
  • Kerry Kearney
  • Cindy Lopez
  • Dave March (Miles To Dayton)
  • Buddy Merriam Workhorse
  • John Tabacco
  • Allan Varela
  • Fred Golik (Easy Chief, Waterstreet Blues Band)
  • Jack Licitra (Musical Director)
  • Jon Preddice (Miles To Dayton)

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Seawolves Baseball Advances to College World Series


Game One: Friday, June 15 at 5 pm EST
Don’t Miss Out On This Historic Sports Event!

The Stony Brook Seawolves, Baton Rouge Super Regional Champions, head to Omaha for their first-ever appearance in the College World Series after a thrilling win over LSU last weekend. The Seawolves will face No. 2 UCLA in the opening game of the College World Series on Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST).

WATCH: Watching the game from home or interested in watching at one of several game watch parties with fellow alums? Click here for more info.  
LISTEN: Listen Live at 90.1 FM WUSB
GO TO THE GAME: Live in the Omaha area? Or willing to travel?
Ticket purchase information here.
FOLLOW: Get World Series Updates on Facebook and Twitter.  

More information on the NCAA College World Series.

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Seawolves Send Off Event Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 am – Sports Complex

To All Students, Faculty and Staff,


It is official: the Baton Rouge Super Regional Champions — your Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team — will face No. 2-seed UCLA in the opening game of the 2012 NCAA College World Series on Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST). 


The team leaves campus at 9:30 am tomorrow so please, Get Your Red On!! and join the campus community at 9:00 am outside of the Stony Brook University Sports Complex where we will give an official send off to the team, Coach Matt Senk, and the entire coaching staff as they head to Omaha, Nebraska to represent Stony Brook, Long Island, New York State, and the Northeast Region as one of only eight teams that will compete in the College World Series, June 15-26. 


The media will be there in force, so let’s really show our support and let the world know that we believe in our team that has “Shocked the World” by sending them off with a hearty farewell, and reinforce to our students and their coaches that they are truly supported and that we will be cheering them on at home.


For those who would like to journey to Omaha to cheer the Seawolves in person, there are a limited number of tickets available for purchase through the Stony Brook Athletics ticket office by calling 631-632-4513, June 13-14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; the deadline for purchasing tickets to Friday’s game is Thursday at 4 pm EST. To purchase tickets to Sunday’s game which will take place at 4:00 pm or 8:00 pm CST, the ticket office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. More information about the College World Series can be found on the Stony Brook Athletics site at


Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD


NCAA Baseball Super Regionals Stony Brook University Baseball vs. Louisiana State University

Stony Brook vs. LSU Friday Night at 12:00 PM

Friday – Sunday

Cheer on the Stony Brook University Seawolves with a school and America East Conference Record 50 wins against Louisiana State University Tigers 

Stony Brook baseball junior center fielder Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, PA) has been selected by the San Diego Padres 44th overall in the supplemental first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Jankowski becomes Stony Brook’s first-ever first-round selection.

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SUPER SEAWOLVES!! Baseball headed to Super Regionals

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