Posts Tagged ‘Coming Back Together’

Moment of the Month (Syracuse University)

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Vocalist Lalah Hathaway sang for a CBT Concert in earlier this month.

Who, What, Wear

Monday, September 18th, 2017
John Wallace, former SU and NBA player, attended a CBT athlete forum at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center at Syracuse University last week.

John Wallace, former SU and NBA player, attended a CBT athlete forum at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center at Syracuse University last week.

Monday Motivation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Hon. Dave Bing, former Mayor of Detroit, NBA Hall of Fame player, and SU standout will give the keynote address for Coming Back Together next month. Here’s a recent piece on Bing from Detroit Public TV.

Week in Review (About Books)

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Yvonne Conte talked about her book during a live cooking demonstration (with Chris Cesta) at the Italian Festival.

Humorist Yvonne Conte talked about her book during a live cooking demonstration (with Chris Cesta) at the Italian Festival.

Etan Thomas signs books on the SU campus

Former SU Center Etan Thomas signed books on the SU campus

Togetherness

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Author, activist, former NBA player and SU grad Etan Thomas moderated a panel (along with Rachel Vassel) on Fatherhood on Friday. The panel was made up of former SU basketball players.

Author, activist, former NBA player and SU grad Etan Thomas moderated a panel (along with Rachel Vassel) on Fatherhood on Friday. The panel was made up of former SU basketball players.

Where are C-SPAN or ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” when you need them?

After a week that provided way too much negative news pertaining to male athletes and domestic violence and abuse allegations, former SU students Etan Thomas and Rachel Vassel facilitated a panel Coming Back Together (CBT) aimed at dissecting fatherhood, particularly among people of color.

The discussion featured former SU players Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman, John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie and Lawrence Moten. The audience included students, members of the community and alumni (including members of the Syracuse Eight)

The 2-hour town-hall style meeting touched on single parent homes, solutions for raising a generation of children in the modern era, and how to discipline while still showing love.

At times the candor of the athletes spurred a range of emotions (from tears to gut-busting laughter).

Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman and John Wallace

Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman and John Wallace

All-time leading SU scorer (and in the Big East) Lawrence Moten talked about teaching the art of respect when it comes to fathering his daughters.

All-time leading SU scorer (and in the Big East) Lawrence Moten talked about teaching the art of respect when it comes to fathering his daughters.

SU's gentle giant Roosevelt Bouie

SU’s gentle giant Roosevelt Bouie

Etan Thomas talks about reaching not only his own children but those in the community as well (seated to his right was former SU player Manny Breland).

Etan Thomas talks about reaching not only his own children but those in the community as well (seated to his right was former SU player Manny Breland).

A Magnificent Six

A Magnificent Six

We are sure this conversation will continue somewhere (possibly at the next gathering) or maybe another institution will do a tangential discussion.  In the meantime we salute Etan, the other former players, and organizers of CBT for addressing the subject.

We wish they met annually.

The Das Effect

Friday, September 19th, 2014
SU Alum (Newhouse) and music exec, turned entrepreneur and author visited campus to speak to students on Thursday.

SU Alum (Newhouse) and music exec, turned entrepreneur and author visited campus to speak to students on Thursday.

Das set up what she calls the “College Chat Room” during her visit. The College Chat is an Oprah/Charlie Rose table-type conversation for students. She encouraged students to get and stay out of their comfort zones. She also talked about her “Strait A’s” for college success. To learn more about her program, click here.

Street Gaze (part 38): Reunion

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Waverly Avenue

Main Campus

Throwback Thursday: Networking 101

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
George Fraser at Whitman School of Management (CBT, 2005)

Throwback Thursday: CBT

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Dr. Keith Alford leads a discussion during CBT X (pictured with Ali Alif Muhammad and Jeffrey Mangram).

Dr. Keith Alford led an education discussion during CBT X  (pictured with Ali Alif Muhammad and Dr. Jeffrey Mangram).

During Syracuse University’s Coming Back Together (CBT) we always get to meet some great alumni and learn some great stories such as this one about the Syracuse 8 (including Ali Alif Muhammad).
The CBT reunion is coming up next week.