Barnhart Named New National Chair for The Fund for Oswego
Long-time SUNY Oswego volunteer and philanthropist Timothy Barnhart ’02 has accepted the position of national chair of The Fund for Oswego. In his role, he will lead the volunteer effort to raise funds for SUNY Oswego through the annual fund.
The Last Dance: A Senior Reflects on her Final Del Sarte Club Performance
The lights went down, and it was my turn to be a ballerina again. The adrenaline rushed through my body and I was ready to dance my senior solo. My smile never left my face that whole minute and eighteen seconds on stage.
Second Annual OzFest Offers End of Year Fun
The weather was cloudy and rainy but that didn't dampen the festivities of SUNY Oswego’s second annual OzFest on Friday, May 6.
Space Pirates Land in Oswego
The SUNY Oswego Theatre Department launched Space Pirates of Planet Penzance in April, a futuristic adaptation of the classic 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan comedy.
Students ‘Cruise Around the World’ to Experience Cultural Diversity in Residence Halls
SUNY Oswego students and resident assistants held their annual program, Cruise Around the World, in residence halls across campus on Sunday, April 10. The program aimed to inform students about countries around the world and the importance of diversity through cultural games, informational project boards, decorations, food and music.
PRSSA Hosts Fifth Annual What’s Next Session
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) gave communication majors the opportunity to learn about real-world experience in business-to-business communication during its fifth annual What’s Next Session on April 18.
SUNY Oswego Communications Department Hosts Fourth Annual Ozzie Awards
Communications majors got to dress up and feel like stars to celebrate their accomplishments on April 22 for the Communications Department's fourth annual Ozzie Awards in the Marano Campus Center auditorium.
Two Graduates to Receive 2016 OAA Outstanding Senior Award
The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association has selected Eric M. Flagg ’16 and Darlene Le ’16 as winners of the 2016 Outstanding Senior Award. They will be recognized during the Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony on Friday, May 13 in the Marano Campus Center.
College Community Invited to Celebrate 2016 Torchlight Commencement Eve Ceremony
The college community, including graduates and their families, are invited to attend the 2016 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony Friday, May 13, in the Marano Campus Center. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., and writing and theatre alumna Dresden Engle ’88 will deliver the keynote address.
Alumna Speaks About Diversity in Journalism
If readers don’t see themselves or hear their own voices in your writing, you will lose your audience. Diversity is just as important as fact checking your pages, according to the keynote speaker for SUNY Oswego's Voices of Diversity event, journalist Michelle Garcia ’06.
Augustine Silveira Distinguished Alumnus Lectures on the World of Chemistry
On April 29, Todd Maloney '96 was brought back to SUNY Oswego as part of the 2016 Augustine Silveira Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series. Maloney is a research scientist for Eli Lilly and Company. He provided a campus lecture as well as visits to chemistry classes to discuss what he did as a student at Oswego and where he is today.
Alumnus, Retired Corning Glass CTO, Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship with Students
Peter Bocko ’75, former Corning Glass Technologies chief technology officer, advised students about entrepreneurship during his visit to campus in Jinpei Wu’s Entrepreneurial class in Rich Hall.
Through My Eyes: Students Provide First-Person Accounts of Quest Day
Quest is an annual symposium dedicated to sharing the scholarly and creative pursuits of the faculty, staff and students of SUNY Oswego. Presentations take the form of panels, debates, plays, readings, recitals and demonstrations. Regular classes were canceled campus-wide on April 13 so that students could take part in the more than 150 events - both as presenters and attendees.
Oswego Students Bring Some Muscle to Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Alternative Spring Break trips here at SUNY Oswego give students the opportunity to get involved and give back over their spring break. It is quite literally the ‘alternative’ to what some of their peers are doing. This year 11 other students and I took the trip down to Florence, Alabama to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. --Samantha Schou '16
Alumna Gives Advice on Making the Best Use of Business Connections
Maximizing communication, professional contacts and classroom experiences are three important aspects to building a career, according to Diana Watts '04.
Students Explore Healthcare Careers through Interactive Panel Discussions
Students and alumni participated in a healthcare careers conference on March 16 in the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.
Students Get Advice On Human Services Fields in Panel Discussion
A degree in human development and human services offers so many possibilities to students that it can be difficult to decide which career path to take. In an April panel discussion, Sara Haag ’03, Ryan Raflowski ’11 M’15, and Kate Wolfe-Lyga ’02 shared their experiences in the human services field to offer advice to SUNY Oswego students
Five Years After Earthquake, Alumnus Reflects on Journey
It’s been five years since the earthquake that rocked Louisa County High School in Mineral, Va., but the way Principal Lee Downey '00 kept the school community together has not been forgotten.
Broadcasting Alumnus Inspires Student Participants in Oz Leads Program
Anthony DeMario ’12 felt a bit nostalgic after returning to SUNY Oswego for the first time since graduation. On Feb. 29, DeMario spoke to Oz Leads, a leadership institute for undergraduate students launched this past year, sponsored by William Spinelli ’84, the chair of the Oswego College Foundation board of directors.
Alumni Advise Students at Leadership Conference
Oswego alumni from all different fields of study gathered this March to advise current students on how to be good leaders, at the sixth annual Future Oswego Leaders Conference.
Alumnus Teaches Students Ins and Outs of Digital Campaigns
Ever wonder how the ads on the websites you visit always seem to be specifically catered to you? Digital media specialists like Ryan Sperry ’13 interpret market research data and advise their clients on how to best customize their digital advertising to reach a certain audience.
Alumnus, Last Person Recovered Alive From World Trade Center Wreckage, Shares Story With Oswego Students
In 2001, John McLoughlin '75 was a New York Port Authority police officer. He and fellow officer Will Jimeno were two of only 20 people recovered following the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center; McLoughlin was buried for 22 hours after the buildings collapsed. His story of survival became the basis for the 2006 movie “World Trade Center,” directed by Oliver Stone.
Alumnus Provides Television Syndication Expertise, Job Interview Advice
Popular television shows have an afterlife, and Michael Teicher ’86 plays a crucial role in delivering favorite characters and episodes to the realm of repeats. From Modern Family to Friends, Teicher makes the deals that transition prime time television shows and movies into syndication.
ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’
Linda Cohn ’81, an ESPN anchor for more than 20 years, hosted her milestone 5,000th broadcast of SportsCenter on Feb. 21. No one in the program’s 36-year history—male or female—has hosted more shows.
Social Media Guru Shares Importance of Digital Media Safety
International social media expert Josie Ahlquist, Ed.D., spoke to SUNY Oswego students on Feb. 15 in the Marano Campus Center auditorium about managing one’s digital identity and professional online reputation.
Seniors Celebrate Their Final Year Together During OAA-Sponsored Event
Around 110 SUNY Oswego seniors celebrated Halfway to Grad Day at The Shed on Feb. 18. Sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association, with support from The Fund for Oswego, the event is one of several activities organized by the Senior Class Planning Committee.
SUNY Oswego’s Black Student Union Closes Black History Month With Variety Show
The Black Student Union (BSU), founded in 1968 at SUNY Oswego, is dedicated to promoting and educating the student body and staff about African-American cultures and attributes on campus. For the 2016 Black History Month celebration, BSU focused on sharing parts of African-American culture.
Making It Backstage on Broadway: Tony Award-Winning Sound Designer, Alumnus Lifts the Curtain on Technical Theatre Careers
Brian Ronan ’84, a two-time Tony Award winner for sound design, came back to campus in February and met with more than 150 SUNY Oswego students and campus members in classes, during informal meals with students and in an open public forum. Ronan also dropped by the set during rehearsal for the theatre department’s production of 'The Mousetrap', which opened March 3.
Writing Essential to Career Success, Alumna Stresses During Live Webinar
Writing is a learned skill that is imperative for success in most careers, according to Kristin Quinn ’08. On Feb. 17, Quinn discussed career paths in writing and editing communications during a Lunch and Learn live webinar, sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association, with support from The Fund for Oswego.
Alumnus Offers Lessons in Active Participation
Jonathan McDonald '12 returned to campus to take part in the Alumni-In-Residence program, sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association with support from The Fund for Oswego. McDonald visited professor Joseph Schwab’s class to share his career path and how his time in Oswego shaped him.
Good Times at SUNY Oswego’s Second Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
“Let the good times roll!” is a common phrase heard during Mardi Gras, and the phrase was especially applicable to SUNY Oswego’s second annual Mardi Gras celebration held in February.
Theatre Students Take on Agatha Christie with ‘The Mousetrap’
Murder and mystery come to SUNY Oswego, as the student honors production of The Mousetrap takes the stage this March. The cast of the age-old Agatha Christie play, presented by the Student Association, Blackfriars and the Oswego State Theatre, will perform their final shows March 11, 12 and 13.
Students Show Their Love for Donors on Love a Donor Day
On Feb. 12, the Oswego Alumni Association held its third annual Love a Donor Day, a celebration for students and campus members to express thanks to all the donors of the college and to learn about the role of philanthropy on campus.
Job-A-Rama Event Offers Students On-Campus Job Opportunities
Students looking for on-campus job opportunities stopped by “Job-A-Rama” Feb. 4 in the Marano Campus Center.
SUNY Oswego Upgrades Experiences For Hearing-Impaired Audiences
SUNY Oswego has moved to enhance the experience of hearing-impaired spectators at ceremonies, performances and athletic events, installing audio-induction loops at several key locations.
Tony Award-Winning Sound Designer, Alumnus to Host an Open Forum at SUNY Oswego
Brian Ronan ’84, a two-time Tony Award-winning sound designer, will lead a free open forum for campus and community members at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the college's Hewitt ballroom.
February is Matching Gift Month: Does Your Company Participate?
February is Matching Gift Month, helping nonprofits and companies to build awareness of company matching gifts benefits.
SUNY Oswego Ranks 20th on U.S. News Online MBA List
SUNY Oswego’s online Master of Business Administration program tied for 20th among online MBA programs nationally—the highest of any institution in the state, according to U.S. News’ 2016 “Best Online Degree Programs: MBA” rankings published Jan. 12.
SUNY Oswego Receives Over $1 Million to Help More Complete Degrees
SUNY Oswego will receive $1,025,000 for two projects in the SUNY-wide competition for project grants from the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund.
SUNY Oswego's Cheer Team Eligible for NCA Nationals, Seeks Support
For the sixth year in a row, the SUNY Oswego cheer team has been invited to showcase its talents on the national stage. It is seeking financial support to attend the competition in Florida this April.
Alumnus Establishes Five New Scholarships, Honors Memory of Alumna Wife
Five new scholarships have been established by John Robert “Bob” Roth ’64 and Marilyn Burkell Roth ’63.
Remembering Buckminster Fuller’s 1973 Visit to Campus
More than four decades after American architect and inventor R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller visited SUNY Oswego, the campus will host an event in honor of the legendary thinker and design scientist. On March 16, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will present “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,” accompanied live on stage by American indie band, Yo La Tengo. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hewitt Union Ballroom.
The Lakers Athletics Challenge Is Now in Overtime!
The Lakers Athletics challenge has been extended into 2016 to meet a goal of 625 alumni-athletes, current coaches, former coaches and student-athletes donors. Rich ’80 and Beth Kagan Lashley ’80 have agreed to make a gift of $30,000 to The Fund for Oswego if the goal of 625 donors is met.
Pathfinder Bank Establishes Scholarship for SUNY Oswego Students with Financial Need
Pathfinder Bank has made a $30,000 gift to the college to establish the $25,000 Pathfinder Bank Opportunities Scholarship Endowment and will provide $5,000 to make current use awards of $1,000 for the first five years, beginning in fall 2016.
Re-Instituted Homecoming Brings Together Alumni and Students
Hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends traveled from near and far to celebrate our re-established campus tradition on Nov. 14 and show their Laker pride.
SUNY Oswego Tag Day Raises Awareness of Donor Impacts
For the second year in a row, students working for Oswego’s Future Alumni Network (FANs) tagged various spots on campus to raise awareness about the impact donors have on the campus community.
SUNY Oswego Earns Military Times 'Best for Vets' Ranking
Military Times has named SUNY Oswego to its “Best for Vets” colleges ranking for 2015.
Business Panelists Urge Students To Be On Technology’s Cutting Edge
Adaptive employees who are capable of adjusting quickly to changing business technology needs are in high demand, alumni panelists stressed during the School of Business Symposium titled The Impact of Technology on Business: Implications for Millennials.
Alumni Legacy Reception Links Generations of Oswego College Community Members
When Joe Cavataio ’89 and his wife, Eleni, were making plans to visit their son, Michael ’18, during Friends & Family Weekend, they made sure to include a stop at the Alumni Legacy Reception in King Hall.
11th Annual Media Summit Explores Diversity and Inclusion
Hundreds gathered Oct. 14 in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom and nearly 600 people tuned in for live webcast to explore the topic “A Mile in My Shoes: Reflections on Equity & Diversity in the Media” during the 11th Annual Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit. A panel of media professionals, most of whom are alumni and all of whom represent a diverse voice, discussed the importance of having multiple perspectives in news and mass media.
SRC Establishes Endowed Scholarship Program for SUNY Oswego Business, Engineering Students
SUNY Oswego will offer four new scholarships to Central New York students, thanks to the generosity of a Syracuse-based research and development company.
Students with Undeclared Majors Get Advice from Alumni
Sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association with support from The Fund for Oswego, undeclared majors were able to receive career advice - and share struggles - with several alumni representing different academic components available to them as they determine the major that best fits them.
Alumnus, International Business Executive Visits SUNY Oswego Business Students
When chief human resources officer for NXP Semiconductors Dennis Shuler ’78 met with students in Professor Steven Abraham’s Human Resource Management class, he immediately opened the floor to questions.
Alumnus Visits Campus to Encourage Students Seeking Careers in Writing
Paul Austin ’89 met with undergraduates in Professor Linda Loomis’ ’90 M’97 Creative Nonfiction Writing class Oct. 29 to encourage them to look at technical writing as a possible career path, as they consider their options.
Educators Gather To Learn, Share Technology for the Classroom
More than 100 technology educators packed a session on 3D printer classroom applications, presented by Professor Donna Matteson ’83 M’88 with students Jonathan Russo ’16 and Rachel Edic ’16. The session was part of the SUNY Oswego Department of Technology’s 76th Fall Conference, which drew more than 500 education professionals to more than 50 programs and commercial exhibits showcasing the latest for the classroom and laboratory.
SUNY Oswego Millennial Alumni Find a Home in Fast-Growing Tech Company
If you are offered a ride on a rocket ship, get on board. Christopher Loman ’08 did, and now he is vice president for operations at one of the fastest-growing software and online marketing companies.
President Stanley Hosts First Fall Town Hall in Sheldon Ballroom
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley hosted a town hall forum in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on Monday, Oct. 5. In attendance were about 40 students with comments, questions and concerns for President Stanley and the various campus leaders.
Senior Class Planning Committee: Preparing Students for Their Futures
The Senior Class Planning Committee provides students with the tools to leave SUNY Oswego confident and prepared for the world ahead.
Students and Alumni Unite to Honor Young Cancer Patient, Raise Funds to Fight Childhood Cancer
On Sept. 12, the sorority Alpha Delta Eta hosted “The Amazing Race Around the World” to help raise funds for children’s cancer research.
Al Roker ’76 Leads an On-Campus Discussion of His ‘The Storm of the Century’
Before a sold-out crowd of more than 200 people, plus nearly 600 people watching live WTOP webcast, Al Roker ’76 described his latest writing project, The Storm of the Century, on Sept. 25 in the auditorium of the Marano Campus Center.
Alumna Corporate Recruiter Offers Advice for Job Seekers
A successful job interview is all in the preparation. That’s according to Brittani Arnold ’13, a corporate college recruiter for SRC Inc. in North Syracuse, N.Y. Arnold shared advice during an Oct. 6 live webinar designed to help both current students and alumni ace their Skype and phone job interviews.
Furry Friends Visit Campus for Mental Health & Wellness Week
Therapy dogs were brought to campus by Pet-Assisted Wellness Services of Central New York (PAWS of CNY), as part of a weeklong series of stress-relieving activities that also included yoga, zumba, art therapy and educational panels.
Alumni Panel Offers Advice to Students During ALANA Week
A panel of four alumni shared advice with 50 students on Sept. 21 during the 29th annual ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) Student Leadership Conference at SUNY Oswego. The event provided students an opportunity to interact with - and gain insight from - successful alumni.
Personal Loss at Sandy Hook Spurs School Safety Presenter
Michele Gay, whose daughter lost her life in the Sandy Hook school shootings, spoke Sept. 17 as an advocate of improved safety and security in the nation’s schools. Her presentation was part of the Cutler Speaker Series, an initiative of the Cutler Public Justice Fund, endowed by David Cutler ’74.
Press Agent Provides Theatre Students a Glimpse Inside Broadway
Juliana Hannett ’95 returned to campus in early September to speak to more than 10 classes, and was the special guest for an Artswego Theatre Talk public forum as part of SUNY Oswego’s Alumni-in-Residence (AIR) program, with support from The Fund for Oswego.
Al Roker '76 to Visit Campus to Discuss New Book 'Storm of the Century'
The Central New York and campus communities are invited to a discussion with America’s favorite weatherman and 10-time Emmy Award-winning TV personality Al Roker '76 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in SUNY Oswego’s Marano Campus Center.
Summer Scholars Share Their Research
Students presented their summer research at the Oswego Summer Scholars Symposium in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on Friday, Sept. 4. These students were high school scholars, college students and students from SUNY Oswego’s Global Labs program.
FANs Connects Students into the Power of the Alumni Network
The Future Alumni Network is a student group sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association that connects students into the network of more than 80,000 alumni and helps student build the skills they need for future success.
Former Campus Tour Guide Now Recruits for Oswego in New York City
Meet Emmanuel “Manny” Cruz ’09, an alumnus who resides in Queens and covers the five boroughs of New York City as a full-time recruiter of prospective students for the Office of Admissions.
Ernst & Young Lecture Features National Expert on Women in STEM
Electrical engineer, bestselling author and chief executive officer of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Jill Tietjen will present “Discovering Amazing STEM Women” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in the auditorium in the Marano Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff Ceremony
You’re invited to be part of SUNY Oswego history during the Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff, a ceremony to officially open the new athletics stadium. The ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the new facility across Sheldon Avenue from Romney Field House.
Renovated Waterbury Hall Re-Opens for Fall 2015
Less than a year after Waterbury Hall closed for an $8.8 million facelift and update, the residence hall opened its doors for 230 student residents.
College Establishes Minors in Nutrition, Illustration
SUNY Oswego introduced two new minors in response to student interest and market demand: nutrition and illustration.
Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony to Recognize Diverse Class of 1,500 Freshmen
Tonight, the college officially welcomes the most diverse class in school history during the Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony, a long-standing tradition during which we celebrate the start of the academic year with the symbolic passing of the Torch of Learning to our first-year and transfer students.
Top Police Prize: University Police Earns National Recognition
SUNY Oswego’s University Police Department took first place in the college and university category of the 2015 National Law Enforcement Challenge, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has announced.
Michel Named Dean of Education
Pamela Michel was named dean of the School of Education, effective July 1.
Oswego's Online MBA Program Earns Top 25 National Ranking
SUNY Oswego’s online MBA program ranks in the top 25 nationally in Princeton Review’s first-ever comprehensive survey of colleges and universities offering such programs.
Oswego Recognized as 'College of Distinction'
Innovative learning opportunities at SUNY Oswego grew in 2014-15, earning the school recognition again among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Oswego has been included in the Colleges of Distinction consortium for more than a decade.
SUNY Oswego Expands Opportunity with Syracuse Campus
With the official designation of the SUNY Oswego Metro Center as a branch campus, people residing or working in the greater Syracuse area will be able to complete in-demand degree and certificate programs at the Syracuse location in Clinton Square.
Students Encouraged to 'Leave Green'
Students are invited to donate any of their unwanted clothing, household goods and non-perishable food Monday, May 11 through Saturday, May 16 in any campus residence hall through the "Leave Green" program.
President Stanley Hosts Town Hall Discussion With Students
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley hosted a town hall-style forum for students to engage in open conversation, express concerns and voice opinions with college leadership.
2015 Student Involvement Award Winners
Students involved in community service and campus projects were recognized during an April 21 ceremony, sponsored by The Point, in the Marano Campus Center.
Alumna Stresses Importance of Hard Work, Learning Agility on Graduates’ Future Success
Stephanie Pianka ’87, the treasurer and vice president of financial operations at New York University, delivers the keynote address at the 2015 Honors Convocation, sponsored by Vega women's honor society.
Quest Puts Student Research on Display
Quest is an opportunity for students to display their hard work, but more importantly, it is an opportunity to explore, create and learn. The day-long symposium, dedicated to sharing the scholarly and creative pursuits of students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego, celebrated 35 years on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Student-Run TV Station WTOP Brings Back Alumni for Oz Empire Panel
Five broadcasting alumni shared advice with students in the first Oz Empire Panel, sponsored by the student-run WTOP.
College Earns National Honor for Students' Recycling Campaign
A student-led recycling effort and social media campaign won one of only eight honors nationally in a first-ever competition sponsored by the sustainability organization RecycleMania.
Alumnae Panelists Offer Students Insight into Professional World
The Public Relations Student Society of America–PRSSA–hosted its fourth annual “What’s Next?” discussion with five panelists on April 6 in the Marano Campus Center.
SUNY Chancellor Awards Honor Five Oswego Students
Five SUNY Oswego students active in academics, leadership, community service, campus involvement, arts and career-long achievement will receive the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence—the highest student recognition through the statewide university system.
Quest Emphasizing Quality
The annual symposium of the best student work is evolving, but continuing 'to showcase excellence.'
Alumni Share Tips with Students at Future Oswego Leaders Conference
Students make connections that can lead to internships, jobs and future success.
Internships Lead 2014 Alumna to First Job with NY Islanders
Megan Lynch '14 returns to campus to share her career experiences with public relations students.
Alumnus Author to Speak About History of Black Opposition to Nuclear Bombs
Dr. Vincent J. Intondi M'03, author of “African Americans Against the Bomb," will discuss the story of 20th century black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament, often connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality and liberation movements around the world.
'Circle Mirror Transformation' Probes Games, Emotions
SUNY Oswego’s spring honors production, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” will key on emotions-exposing games within an acting class within the play, as it runs the last weekend in February and the first weekend in March in Hewitt Union’s lab theater.