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March 2017

A Publication of the Office of
Alumni and Parent Relations


President's Town Hall Meeting Touches on Campus, National Issues
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley was joined by faculty members for the first town hall meeting of 2017, touching on topics ranging from the immigration ban to campus building maintenance.

Seniors Celebrate Halfway to Graduation Day
SUNY Oswego seniors gathered on Feb. 15 at one of Oswego’s most popular hangout spots, The Shed, to celebrate completing half of senior year.

SUNY Oswego Community Reflects on School Safety and Preparedness
Survivors of the Columbine High School and Virginia Tech tragedies shared their experiences and the lessons they learned with the SUNY Oswego community on March 1.

College Makes Rokerthon Pitch: ‘Come Home, Al!’
With news that this year’s Rokerthon will see America’s favorite weatherman Al Roker '76 broadcast forecasts on NBC’s Today show from college campuses across the nation, his alma mater sprang into action. An effort spearheaded by student television station WTOP-10 and its general manager Justin Dobrow '17 made a simple yet powerful request: “Come home, Al!”

Fighting Fake News: Panel Discussion Brings Current Issue to SUNY Oswego
On Feb. 15, students, faculty, alumni and community members joined together with an expert panel to discuss the current issue of “fake news.”

Celebrity's Dress Given to Alumna Following Twitter Compliment
Imagine receiving an item of clothing in the mail worn by your favorite celebrity. Through the power of social media, this was the case for recent graduate Rebecca Howe '16.

A Lot of Love From Students on Love-a-Donor Day
Love-a-Donor Day, which coincided with Valentine’s Day, saw a lot of love and appreciation from students as they celebrated the many ways donors impact the college and the opportunities they receive.

Latino Club Students Read Books in Spanish for Oswego Children
Students from SUNY Oswego had a chance to give back to the Oswego community, showcasing their reading and crafting skills in a program held at the Oswego Public Library Feb. 18.

Alternative Spring Break Provides Students With Experience, Travel to New Places
Some students choose to escape Oswego’s brutally cold weather during spring break to venture off to tropical places, while other students visit areas around the country -- and world -- to help others in need through SUNY Oswego’s Alternative Spring Break program.

Athletics News

First in Oswego State History: Women's Ice Hockey Player Named ECAC Rookie of the Year
Jacquelin White '20
of the Oswego State women's ice hockey team has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West Rookie of Year for the 2016-17 season. White is the first player in program history to be named Rookie of the Year.

Men’s Ice Hockey Ready for the NCAA Tourney 
After a devastating 3-2 loss to Plattsburgh in the SUNYAC Championships on March 4, the men’s ice hockey team anxiously awaited its fate on how the season would end. On March 6, when the NCAA Division III selection show announced the at-large bids into the Division III NCAA Tournament, the team and fans alike were excited to learn that the Lakers would enter the tournament on an at-large bid, and continue their season.

Three Laker Wrestlers Qualify for NCAA Championship 
Three Laker wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championship by claiming a top-three spot in their weight class at the Mideast Regional Competition in February. Jordan Bushey '20 (184) and Rocco Russo '18 (157) both captured the title in their respective weight classes while Evan Corso '20 was the 133-pound runner-up. They compete in the NCAA's today and tomorrow, March 10 - 11.

Lakers Baseball Sweeps Wins at Virginia Wesleyan
The No. 18 Oswego State baseball team completed its March 4 road trip unscathed as it defeated Virginia Wesleyan College in both games of a nonconference doubleheader. Oswego improves to 6-2 on the year.

Upcoming Home Athletics Schedule

March 22 Men's Tennis vs. Hartwick, 4 p.m.
March 22 Men's Lacrosse vs. Alfred, 4 p.m.
March 28 Softball vs. Houghton, 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
March 31 Softball vs. Buffalo State, 3 p.m, 5:30 p.m.
April 5 Women’s Lacrosse vs. Potsdam, 4 p.m.
April 7 Baseball vs. Plattsburgh, 3 p.m.
April 11 Baseball vs. St. John Fisher 1 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.
April 11 Women's Lacrosse Vs. New Paltz, 4 p.m.
April 12 Softball vs. Clarkson, 3 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.
April 12 Men's Tennis vs. Utica, 4 p.m.



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