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 January 2017

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SUNY Oswego’s Online MBA Ranks Highest in State, According to U.S. News
SUNY Oswego's online MBA tied for 27th among online master of business administration programs nationally -- the highest of any institution in the state, according to U.S. News' 2017 "Best Online Degree Programs: MBA" rankings published Jan. 10.

Plants vs Chemicals: Professor, Students Explore Green Solution for Air Quality
Vadoud Niri of the chemistry faculty and his undergraduate assistants worked steadily—and quietly—for three years researching five common houseplants as agents for removing potentially hazardous chemicals such as acetone from the air. Then the American Chemical Society took note of their work, and it is quiet no longer.

Professor Emeritus, Donor Meets First Recipient of his Scholarship
Herbert Van Schaack '51, professor emeritus of the SUNY Oswego psychology department with accomplishments and accolades that span decades, was visited by the first recipient of the Professor Herbert Van Schaack Endowed Scholarship.

Oswego Names Mary Toale Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
SUNY Oswego has appointed communication studies professor and chair Dr. Mary Toale as interim dean of graduate studies, effective Jan. 12, announced Walter Roettger, the college’s acting provost and vice president of academic affairs.

A Del Sarte Dancer Reflects: December 2016 Grad Graces New Waterman Stage for Final Time as Student
For some of us, it was a return to where we began, since seniors in the Del Sarte Dance Club had performed our first recital in Waterman Theatre. For others, it was a brand new experience performing in a beautiful theatre on our own campus. For me, it brought my time with Del Sarte full circle, as my first and last recitals in this theatre.

Athletics News

Emma Geyer '18 Named SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has named SUNY Oswego's Emma Geyer '18 as one of its inaugural Scholar Athletes of the Year. 

Women's Basketball Head Coach Tracy Bruno Earns 100th Win
This season, the Oswego State women's basketball team head coach Tracy Bruno earned the 100th career victory, all of which have come at Oswego State in her 10-year span at the helm of the Laker program.

Men's Ice Hockey Takes Championship in Annual PathFinder Bank Hockey Classic
The nationally ranked Oswego State men's ice hockey team defeated the Utica College Pioneers, 4-1, in the championship game of the 11th Annual PathFinder Bank Oswego State Hockey Classic.

Upcoming Home Athletics Schedule

Jan. 20 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Brockport, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21 Swimming & Diving vs. Geneseo, 1 p.m.
Feb. 1 Wrestling vs. Alfred State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Men’s Basketball vs. Potsdam, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Potsdam, 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 Wrestling vs. Oneonta, 7 p.m.



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