Third summer session begins
Saturday, June 23, 3:20 a.m. - 3:20 a.m.
Talk: “Lake Ontario - What We Can Do?”
Susan Gateley will speak about “Lake Ontario - What We Can Do?” She is a life-long Lake Ontario watcher and a sailor upon its waters for 50 years. The talk is part of a Brown Bag speaker series tying into the "We Are Lake Ontario" exhibition. Gateley has written many magazine articles and a half dozen books on the lake’s ecology and maritime history. In support of the campus-wide project on fresh water, she will discuss what’s being done and what more we can do to heal and restore our still great but troubled lake. Though now the most stressed of the five Great Lakes, Lake Ontario is still an amazing and resilient ecosystem. Free. Part of SUNY Oswego's two-year, college-wide Grand Challenges Project: Fresh Water for All. For more information, visit oswego.edu/grand-challenges.
Location: Oswego State Downtown
Thursday, July 12, noon - 1 p.m.
A devastating fire gutted the auditorium of the Normal School Building, aka Old Main, in 1941. The building, and the college, would rise from the ashes.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stopped on campus to meet with students and other members of the campus community.
A large crowd gathers on the front steps to listen to a musical performance in the 1950s.
A look at a sign to the Admissions Office in the 1950s. The Admissions Office departed the building subsequently but has since returned.
An image from the 1950s featuring its prominent purgola (at right), a walkway from the building to the trolley stop. Despite many attempts, the structure did not survive the ravages of time.
Overhead view of Sheldon Hall with a background that includes Splinter Village -- former armed forced barracks used to temporarily meet the residential and academic needs of a campus dealing with a post-World War II boom of students through the GI Bill and greater desire for higher education.