Student Involvement Awards
Awards recognize and reward students and their organizations whose involvement has made SUNY Oswego and the surrounding community a better place to live and learn. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Brockport
Location: Oswego, NY- South Athletic Field
Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Potsdam
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Softball Field
Sunday, April 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
The introduction of a new gerontology health certificate at SUNY Oswego will address a growing issue in today’s older population.
“There’s a real need for this,” said Mike LeBlanc, chair of the Counseling and Psychological Services department at SUNY Oswego. “Obviously this is an aging population and there’s a real need for mental health services for older adults.”
According to ExploreHealthCareers.org, the number of Americans over 65 will account for one-fifth of the population by 2030. As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, there will be an increased need for geriatric services.
The gerontology health certificate, set to begin in Spring 2013, was created to help students seeking careers in this growing job field. SUNY Oswego is the only SUNY college with a gerontology certificate in central New York.
“It’d be helpful if you were a counselor in the older population, it would give you a leg up if you were certified and you were familiar with issues surrounding older adults,” LeBlanc said.
The certificate was designed to benefit students and already working professionals, with courses offered online and at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse.
“It’s a real attractive certificate for people working in the field,” LeBlanc said. “People working at nursing homes and care facilities might want their staff to have this kind of certification.”
It's also getting attention from current mental health counseling students. Current students can earn both their master’s degree and the graduate certificate over the course of one program..
“There’s a certain number of electives you need to take as part of the mental health counseling program,” LeBlanc said. “The five or six gerontology courses meet those requirements and you could graduate with your master’s in mental health counseling and get the certificate in gerontology.”
This means mental health counseling students can earn the gerontology certificate simply through fulfilling the requirements for their graduate program.
The gerontology graduate certificate program has rolling admission and is set to begin in Spring 2013. For more information on the program, visit the gerontology program page.