Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 12, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Internationally recognized sculptor Coral Penelope Lambert of Alfred University will demonstrate her art, the age-old sculpting and manufacturing technique using molten iron. Free; including parking. 312-2111.
Location: Lot R13, off Iroquois Trail between Oneida Hall and The Village
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Oswego, NY, Romney Tennis Courts
Wednesday, Oct 7, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Fredonia
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Oct 9, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Alumni & Friends Event with President Stanley
Save the date. http://alumni.oswego.edu/events
Location: New York, NY, USA
Wednesday, Oct 7, 12:48 p.m. - 12:48 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A tour of Johnson Hall today
Growing popularity and rising student enrollment proved SUNY Oswego's current facilities to be inadequate for the growing student population. In 1955, New York State Governor W. Averell Harriman announced the construction of Johnson Hall as part of an effort to remedy this insufficiency. This building would cost $854,000 and take three years to complete.
In 1958, Johnson Hall was opened and dedicated, taking the name of Harold B. Johnson, publisher of Watertown Daily Times and chair of the Oswego Board of Visitors (now the College Council) who helped gain college status for the Oswego State Normal School in 1942. Johnson also was a founding member and guiding force in the work of the State Dormitory Authority.
At its opening, Johnson Hall, like most other residence halls, was a unisex dormitory housing 200 young women. While other residence halls gradually opened to co-ed living, Johnson Hall remained a unisex dormitory into the 1990s.
But Johnson Hall underwent a big change in the 21st century -- a $14 million renovation to enhance the residential experience and implement a first-year program for incoming freshman. The changes to Johnson Hall, which re-opened in 2003, were noticeable inside and out. The addition of a fourth floor allowed room for more students to enjoy both the new program and new facility. Other additions included a foyer, spacious lounge area with a stone fireplace, expansive deck and modern classroom complex. Each room received new furniture, walls, windows, wiring, and fire and smoke detector systems. A final exciting addition: occupant-controlled air conditioning. While it was the second on-campus residence ever built, the renovated Johnson Hall provides new students with an ultra-modern on-campus living experience.
Today, 240 first-year students each year become part of a community that learns, lives and laughs together, complete with some first-year classes and opportunities to bond while serving others through the The First-Year Residential Experience. The intent of this program was "to integrate the opportunities that exist on campus, both academically and non-academically, into first-year life of students," Chuck Weeks, then director of residence life and housing, told The Palladium-Times in 2003 Palladium-Times. Residential mentors and teaching assistants along with other faculty members provide academic advice to residents in providing a new, cozy home away from home.
-- Kathleen Davis, Class of 2012