Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I had hoped my first communication with the campus community would be to share positive news. Sadly though, I am writing with the most difficult news to share—the passing of one of our students. We…
Author Talk, Book Signing for ‘Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University’ are Sept. 13
To coincide with the celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial in 2020, Syracuse University Press is publishing “Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University.” This monumental 10-inch by 12-inch book, lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs, provides a unique look at the diverse people, places and events that have helped Syracuse University become an internationally renowned research university.
Authors Scott Pitoniak ’77 and Rick Burton ’80 will share highlights from the book and will be available for book signing at Bird Library on Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. as part of Orange Central.
Pitoniak, a nationally honored columnist and best-selling author, and Burton, a coauthor of numerous books and the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management in the Falk College, have utilized exhaustive research, scores of interviews and their own Syracuse University experiences to craft a book that explores what it has meant to be Orange since the institution’s founding as a small liberal arts college in 1870.
“Forever Orange” illuminates Syracuse University’s chronological history, with special focus on how the University led the way in numerous important matters—gender, race, military veterans and science—going far beyond the parameters of a traditional institutional history. Through narrative and hundreds of photos, “Forever Orange” presents the University’s glorious 150-year history in a lively, distinctive, informative manner, appealing to alumni and University friends, young and old.
The foreword is written by astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Eileen Collins ’78, with the afterword by Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little ’67.