Report to the Region
Talk: “Art and Activism - Issues, Images and the Ways We Make Change”
Amy E. Bartell, artist and activist who believes in the power of art to generate conversation, incite action and create change, will speak about “Art and Activism - Issues, Images and the Ways We Make Change.” Part of the Brown Bag Speaker Series tying into the "We Are Lake Ontario" exhibition. Her work speaks to issues of diversity and social justice. Through her business, A.E. Originals, she has created collaborative mural projects on college campuses and community centers throughout the United States, including Washington State University, Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, Carleton College, Towson University, University of Connecticut and Wells College. Her published work is featured at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She is the Coordinator of Community Art Exhibitions and teaches illustration and graphic design at SUNY Oswego. 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 19, noon - 1 p.m.
Fourth summer session begins
Monday, July 16, 3:08 p.m. - 3:08 p.m.
Our graduates and their lifelong achievements represent SUNY Oswego's greatest contribution, but a related benefit for our region is the considerable economic power inherent in our sizeable and successful enterprise. Beyond enriching human capital, we are a thriving institution that helps drive the economy
of Central Upstate New York.
SUNY Oswego is the largest employer in Oswego County. This college and its affiliated agencies employ well over a thousand Central New Yorkers full time. Factor in part-time workers, and total employment exceeds 4,000.
Our 2009 economic impact study shows that the college's financial activity -- the goods and services purchased by people connected with us -- generates over 5,300 more jobs in the business community of our region. In addition, the college fosters local employment by creating special courses and training programs in direct response to the workforce needs of business and industry.
The study indicates that spending by students, faculty and staff and by the college and its affiliated agencies last year had an economic impact of $345 million on the seven-county Central New York region and injected nearly $428 million into New York state’s economy -- an exceptionally good return on the state’s net appropriation of $55 million dollars.
Just as the college is more than an educational enterprise, it is also more than an economic entity. SUNY Oswego enriches the quality of life in this area through its many cultural programs and research projects and the volunteer service of faculty, staff and students. This publication presents some of the many ways the college enhances life in our region.
We are proud to play a leading part in the Central Upstate community and look forward to increasing cooperative efforts that will further spur our region's development and prosperity.