Author talk: "Outcasts United"
Warren St. John, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "Outcasts United," will speak. The book tells the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a southern town that became a center for refugee resettlement, through the lens of a soccer team of refugee boys called "the Fugees." The book explores the difficulties the team and town face as people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds are forced to live and work together. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-2232.
Location: to be announced
Wednesday, Sept 28, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Romney Tennis Court
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Field Hockey vs Morrisville
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Tuesday, Sept 27, 6:02 a.m. - 6:02 a.m.
Are you interested in
The Future of Higher Education?
You are invited to join
a discussion of books
on the future of higher education.
Books are now available on reserve in the library.
Or, why not order a copy through Interlibrary Loan
or purchase one for yourself through the bookstore or on-line?
You are encouraged to read the book in advance,
but, if unable to do so, please come hear the discussion anyway.
12:40-1:40 Campus Center 133
Wednesday, February 9 - Kamenetz, Anya (2010), DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.
This is a thought-provoking look at changes in higher education. Kamenetz discusses the challenges of access, cost, and quality and gives many examples of how people are responding by using technology, independent study, unbundled learning, and other strategies. She offers resources to students for their own education. This book is a glimpse of future possibilities.
Wednesday, March 9 - Kuh, George D. (2008). High Impact Educational Practices: What they are, Who has access to them, and Why they Matter (AAC&U)
This short publication defines a set of educational practices that have a significant impact on student success. George Kuh explains why they benefit all students and seem to benefit underserved students even more than their more advantaged peers. This is a very good book on increasing student success on campuses of the future.
Wednesday, April 6 - Wildavsky, Ben (2010). The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press)
International competition is transforming the world of higher education. From new universities in China, India and Saudi Arabia to satellite campuses of Western universities in Dubai and Singapore, the landscape of higher education is changing. This is creating a new global meritocracy and new challenges for the future
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
To express interest, ask questions, or suggest future readings, contact John Kane or Susan Coultrap-McQuin.