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
When it comes to showing and telling stories, video is a powerful and popular medium. Anything from a smartphone to more sophisticated equipment available on campus can create engaging video. Here are some quick tips.
Keep it short and simple. Even videos less than a minute long can effectively put your point across, whether promoting a major, a residence hall, an event or anything else that lends itself to a visual treatment. Be concise and compelling. The web isn't live TV in that viewers don't want to sit through a long intro or credits; they want you to get to the point quickly, or they'll just surf on. This is why platforms offering short video like Instagram (which started with just photos) and Vine have been popular.
Quality is important ....: At minimum, what's happening in the video should be clear (not blurry, not too dark) and any dialogue or explanations should be understandable.
... but it doesn't need to be slick: Our most popular recurring feature, Alyssa Explains It All, mainly consists of student Alyssa Levenberg talking into a camera about making the transition to college. No fancy special effects, no rapid-fire edits, nothing slick ... just content that viewers are intereseted in told in an engaging manner.
Think in terms of stories: Storytelling is the core of effective web video. A video featuring a student performing research is more effective than a video talking about research students can do.
Share it: SUNY Oswego's YouTube channel -- which receives well over 20,000 visits most months -- welcomes video submissions from the campus that meet basic quality and content standards. Email us if you're interested in submitting. You can embed YouTube videos on a web page and/or share via social media to increase your audience.