First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Service Awards Recognition Luncheon
The recognition luncheon honors SUNY Oswego's CSEA, Council 82, PBA and PEF employees for their years of service. $8 (admission by ticket only). 312-2230.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Friday, June 14, noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Major: Broadcasting and Mass Communication
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Rome, NY
What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
I have been involved with WTOP, the student run television station; BASIC, which is a religious group on campus; and SCOPE, which is a club within the School of Business. Also, I have been involved with OAR program in the Admissions Office and I had a job at Auxiliary Services in Culkin Hall during my Freshman and Sophomore years.
Why did you choose Oswego?
I chose Oswego not only because of the lake shore, but because the overall location of the campus. I am from Rome, which is about an hour and half away from here. I always thought that a location like Oswego is just far enough away from home but not too far. I also chose it because of the many different activities that there are to be involved with, as well as the uniqueness of the programs, namely within the School of Education.
What is the best thing about your major?
I actually just recently changed my major to Broadcasting, so the major is brand new to me. However, I have already gotten a chance to see how interesting the courses are going to be and how much I am going to get out of them with regards to experience for the future as well as hands on practice for the present.
Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
The faculty has seemingly been very welcoming since I have come to Oswego. I have had numerous fantastic professors, many of whom have actually had backgrounds in the respective fields of study. This has greatly helped me because not only does it give them extra credibility with regards to what they are teaching, but it also helps me to learn and retain the information more easily because they are able to tell us about actually experience they have had with the material they are presenting to us.
Who's your favorite professor and why?
I would have to say my favorite professor has been Jennifer Knapp in the Communication Studies Department. I have only had Professor Knapp for COM 100 up to this point, but I definitely plan on taking more courses with her in the future. Despite the fact that the class is upwards of 200 students, "Jen" (as she has us call her) has made a solid effort to get to know each and every one of us on a first name basis. She is also extremely approachable both before and after class and during her office hours for help with papers and other assignments. For all prospective students coming in as communications majors, I highly recommend taking at least one course with Jen!
Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
Due to the fact that I just recently changed my major to Broadcasting, the Communication Studies Department is brand new to me. However, I have already had nothing short of positive experience. They were extremely helpful during the entire process of switching my major, and they have been extremely helpful since. The entire faculty, including my advisor, Dr. Mejias, has been very approachable when I have needed assistance with anything, and all of the professors have been very skilled instructors from what I have seen so far. I am very much looking forward to working with this department throughout the remainder of my time here at SUNY Oswego.
What's the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
The best thing about Oswego is not only the location and the proximity to my hometown, but also the uniqueness of the programs, the small class sizes, and the overall size of the campus as a whole. All of these factors illustrate the fact that Oswego was definitely the right college choice for me.