Longtime Sports Journalist Becomes NBA 'Voice'David Benz '92 wanted to skip walking the stage for his December Commencement to make sure he wouldn’t miss his final chance to call Laker basketball.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Longtime_Sports_Journalist_Becomes_NBA_Voice.htmlHonor Roll Coming Nov. 15The SUNY Oswego Alumni Relations and University Development Office’s annual Honor Roll of Appreciation will be posted online National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Honor_Roll_Coming_Nov_15.htmlFive Inducted into Oswego Athletic Hall of FameThe Oswego Alumni Association and college Athletics Department welcomed five to the Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony Saturday in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Five_Inducted_into_Oswego_Athletic_Hall_of_Fame.htmlRegional Alumni Program to RelaunchThe Regional Alumni Program will see a relaunch in the coming months and the Oswego Alumni Association is looking for “ambassadors” in communities coast to coast.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Regional_Alumni_Program_to_Relaunch.htmlChanging Media, New Opportunities Highlight SummitBroadcast journalist Kevin Torres ’06 travels with a camera, tripod, earpiece, mobile phone and two laptops ⎯ one for video editing and another for writing and social media.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Changing_Media_New_Opportunities_Highlight_Summit.htmlLaker Hockey Celebrates 50From throwing bagels to raising banners, Laker hockey celebrates 50 years of tradition at Oswego in 2013.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/november_2012/Laker_Hockey_Celebrates_50.htmlGift Supports International EducationAn alumnus who was the first in his family to have a passport and had his life changed by a study abroad experience through Oswego has made a generous gift to the college to pass on the opportunity of international experience to current and future students.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/Gift_supports_international_education.htmlAlumna Invites Current Students to Join Roadtrip NationCathleen Richards ’09 entered Oswego determined to be a TV broadcast director, but took “a few left turns and off ramps along the way.”http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/Alumna_Invites_Current_Students_to_Join_Roadtrip_Nation.htmlOswego Alumnus, MIT Expert on Aging, Set for Syracuse AppearanceInternationally known gerontology expert and Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin ’82 will keynote a special community forum Oct. 11 at the Metro Center in Syracuse.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/MIT_Aging_Expert_Oswego_Alumnus_Set_for_Syracuse_Appearance.html‘Stars’ to Shine at Media SummitThe 2012 Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit will prove that stardom can result from many different types of success in the media industry.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/Stars_to_Shine_at_Media_Summit.htmlFirst Endowed Faculty Member Champions Hands-On LearningAs the first endowed faculty member at SUNY Oswego, Mary Rodgers, the Marcia Belmar Willock ’50 Professor of Finance, brings three decades of Wall Street experience, an interest in financial history and dedication to opportunities for students.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/First_Endowed_Faculty_Member_Champions_Hands-On_Learning.htmlOffice of Alumni Relations and University Development Welcomes ThreeThe Oswego Office of Alumni Relations and University Development added four new faces this year, including two alumnae.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/Office_of_Alumni_Relations_and_University_Development_Welcomes_Three.htmlBrumley Named Interim Athletics DirectorSUNY Oswego is pleased to announce that Cora H. Brumley, who joined Oswego State as the Assistant Athletic Director in July 2006 and serves as the institutional Senior Woman Administrator, has been named Interim Athletic Director.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/october_2012/Brumley_Named_Interim_Athletics_Director.htmlVolunteer for Reunion 2013The Oswego Alumni Association is counting on milestone classes, Greek organizations and other special groups to make Reunion 2013 a success. Volunteers make it happen.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Volunteer_for_Reunion_2013.htmlOswego Named A Best in the Northeast College AgainOswego is one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the education services company Princeton Review.Oswego is one of 220 institutions recommended in the “Best in the Northeast” section of the website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that went live this month on PrincetonReview.com.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Oswego_Named_A_Best_in_the_Northeast_College_Again.htmlArt Alumni Exhibit to Recognize, InspireArt department alumni spanning four decades will show their work in a special exhibit at Tyler Hall starting today. Some 35 artists will have pieces on display in an all-alumni gallery through Oct. 6.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Art_Alumni_Exhibit_to_Recognize_Inspire.htmlFormer Oswego Students Become the TeachersIt wasn’t very long ago that Audrey Hager ’06 walked the campus as an undergrad. This fall, she returned visiting assistant professor of psychology.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Former_Oswego_Students_Become_the_Teachers.htmlNew Labs Set Stage for Technology Education's FutureTwo space-age, state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratories and a new classroom opened to technology students for fall classes in a 13,700-square-foot addition to Wilber Hall.The new spaces, like the construction and renovations surrounding them, represent an investment in preparing students to survive and thrive in an evolving world, said Dan Tryon ’89, a technology education faculty member helping guide the School of Education renewal projects.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/New_Labs_Set_Stage_for_Technology_Educations_Future.htmlTelefund to Start Sept. 10Telefund students are hoping alumni and friends answer the call this fall as the key Fund for Oswego contributor starts up Monday.Some 26 students will be making the case for the Fund and their own futures beginning Sept. 10.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Telefund_to_Start_Sept_10.htmlDamkaci Named Associate Dean of Grad StudiesDr. Fehmi Damkaci has bee appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.As associate dean, Damkaci will be responsible for assisting with the development of several new graduate degree and certificate programs.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Damkaci_Named_Associate_Dean_of_Grad_Studies.htmlClemo Named Academic Vice PresidentPresident Deborah F. Stanley announced the appointment of Dr. Lorrie Clemo to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs in August.As the college’s chief academic officer, Clemo is responsible for leadership in all academic programs across the college.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Clemo_Named_Academic_Vice_President.htmlOswego State Athletic Director Tim Hale RetiresOswego State Athletics Director Timothy G. Hale has announced his upcoming retirement with his last day on campus being August 23, 2012. Hale, a 1968 graduate of SUNY Cortland and a Bridgeport, N.Y. native, steps down after nine years at the helm of the Laker Athletics Department and over 40 years of working in athletics as a coach or an administrator.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/september_2012/Oswego_State_Athletics_Director_Tim_Hale_Retires.htmlReturn to Oz IV Moved to September 2013The Oswego Alumni Association has postponed the Return to Oz reunion until Sept. 27 to 29 2013."It was an extremely difficult decision brought on by an unforeseen circumstance," said Mike Sgro, director of alumni and parent relations.A maintenance power outage at the Entergy nuclear station has left nearly all accommodations in Oswego and the vicinity booked for most of September. Return to Oz IV was originally slated for Sept. 28 to 30.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Return_to_Oz_IV_Moved_to_September_2013.htmlThe Fund for Oswego Gains $3M in 2011-12The Fund for Oswego Gains $3M in 2011-12The Fund for Oswego raised $3,007,242 with the help of 6,808 alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti, parents and friends from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012."Gifts to The Fund for Oswego energize our students and give them a jump on promising careers," said Kerry Casey Dorsey '81, vice president of development and alumni relations. "They help fund international experiences, faculty/student research, internships, new equipment and student scholarships."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/The_Fund_for_Oswego_Gains_3M_in_2011-12.htmlCheck Out the Ontarian Online ArchiveTake a walk down memory lane without even having to put your shoes on! Nearly every Ontarian yearbook from 1922 to 2005 is available online.The Northern New York Library Network scanned some of about 14,789 pages. Each edition, available on the New York Heritage website, is entirely searchable.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Check_Out_the_Ontarian_Online_Archive_.htmlORI Selects Benioff's City of Thieves for Campus-wide ReadingCity of Thieves, a novel by acclaimed author and screenwriter David Benioff about two teens embarking on a near-impossible journey in Soviet Russia, is the Oswego Reading Initiative selection for 2012-13.Published in 2008, the book revolves around two teenagers, Lev Beniov and Kolya Vlasov, as they search for eggs to make a wedding cake at the request of a high-ranking member of the Soviet secret police during World War II. The two are forced to set out on the dangerous assignment during the Nazi blockade of Leningrad. The novel opens with Beniov living in modern-day Florida, reminiscing about Leningrad.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/ORI_Selects_Benioffs_City_of_Thieves_for_Campus-wide_Reading.htmlAlumnus Wins Prize for Educational GameA teacher who developed a student-engaging game show has actually taken home a grand prize himself.Brendan Noon '91 and his Web-based classroom quiz show earned top 10 status in national competition. The National Education Association Foundation Challenge to Innovate Gaming Awards go to educators across the country who creatively use gaming as a teaching tool.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Alumnus_Wins_Prize_for_Educational_Game.htmlSummer Alumni Magazine Means BusinessThe summer edition of Oswego alumni magazine including features on saving money (couponing), making money (School of Business) and making connections (U.S. diplomacy) will be landing in some 77,000 mailboxes this month.A profile of PwC Chairman and Senior U.S. Partner Bob Mortitz '85 kicks off 13 pages documenting the progress of Oswego's School of Business, founded two decades ago and celebrating a decade of prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation this year.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Summer_Alumni_Magazine_Means_Business.htmlOswego Student Feels Pull of Tiny ParticleScientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" July 4, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of subatomic science.As two independent teams involving more than 5,000 researchers announced the highly technical findings, the usually sedate corridors of the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, erupted in frequent applause and standing ovations. Physicists who spent their careers in pursuit of the particle shed tears.An Oswego student found himself in the midst of the celebrations by scientists in Geneva, Switzerland."The atmosphere here reflects the tremendous satisfaction that everyone who worked at CERN feels," said computer science major Chad Brooks '13, taking part in Oswego's Global Laboratory program this summer. "Many people around the ISDC (Data Center for Astrophysics) have been watching press conferences and eagerly soaking up the news of the discovery."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Oswego_Student_Feels_Pull_of_Tiny_Particle.htmlWomen's Swimming and Diving Recognized as Scholar All-America TeamThe Oswego State women's swimming and diving team was recently recognized as a NCAA Division III Scholar All-America team by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2011-12 season. In order to be named on the All-Academic list, teams must have earned a combined team grade point average of 3.00 or higher during the Spring 2012 semester.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/august_2012/Womens_Swimming_and_Diving_Recognized_as_Scholar_All-America_Team.htmlOswego Alumni Return, ReminisceMore than 800 alumni celebrated this year's biggest alumni "family reunion," the Great Oswego State Fair June 7 to 10.Alumni and friends enjoyed reminiscing, dining and dancing.Jean Moser McKay '62 and her 10 Alpha Sigma sisters cut a rug at the Friday night "Come as You Were BBQ" at Fallbrook. The weekend marked McKay's first visit to campus in 50 years.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/Oswego_Alumni_Return_Reminisce.htmlReturn to Oz IV Coming this FallThe Oswego Alumni Association invites all alumni of color to "Ease on Down the Road" to Oswego Sept. 28 to 30.Return to Oz, now in its fourth edition, takes place once every five years. Join Oswego alumni of color for fun, food and fantastic sunsets!http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/Return_to_Oz_IV_Coming_this_Fall.htmlAnimal Advocate Earns Rare Volunteer OpportunityFresh from Commencement just a couple months ago, Claudia Lifton-Schwerner '12 will be graduating to a higher level of volunteerism come January as the winner of a once-in-a-lifetime service opportunity.Lifton-Schwerner advanced through several rounds to win Global Vision International's competition. She was one of about 1,000 entrants.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/Animal_Advocate_Earns_Rare_Volunteer_Opportunity.htmlRecent Graduate Quickly Climbs Adirondacks’ 46As BrieAnne Wilson '10, M' 12 trudged upward, wind and cold gnawed at her face. It was only November, but the weather had surprised her and her friends with snow and temperatures that dipped below freezing.Coughlin, the founding director of theNow they were caught in a snowstorm on the side of a mountain in the Adirondacks. Unlike Wilson, who brought winter gear, half the group forgot hats and gloves. Some even neglected to bring winter coats.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/Recent_Graduate_Quickly_Climbs_Adirondacks_46.htmlWatching ‘Wheel’ Put Contestant on a RollHe'd like to solve the puzzle. In mid-December, Matthew Rossiter '04 was able to solve quite a few on the set of his favorite game show in front of millions on national TV."I've been watching ‘Wheel of Fortune' for as long as I can remember ⎯ first when I lived with my mom as a kid, then when I lived with my dad and grandmother as a young adult and even now as a parent in my 30s," said Rossiter, who currently resides in New Hampshire.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/Watching_Wheel_Put_Contestant_on_a_Roll.htmlSchool of Education Projects to Highlight Summer ConstructionSummer construction will feature the kickoff of a $17.2 million project to connect and put a welcoming face on the School of Education's two buildings and to renovate Park Hall, the second-oldest structure on campus.PAC & Associates, already general contractor on the Sheldon Hall exterior historic preservation and an addition to Wilber Hall, won the bid last month. Work will start in about two weeks, employing 40 to 50 workers overall, said Tom LaMere, director of facilities design and construction for the college.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/School_of_Education_Projects_to_Highlight_Summer_Construction.htmlCollege to Offer Five-Year Combined Broadcasting and MBA DegreesThe college has a new combined degree program tailored for students who know as undergraduates that they have interest in the business realms of electronic media.The five-year program leading to a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communications and a master's degree in business administration launches this fall.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/College_to_Offer_Five-Year_Combined_Broadcasting_and_MBA_Degrees.html2012 Hall of Fame Inductees AnnouncedThe Oswego Alumni Association and the Oswego State Athletic Department will induct five members of the Laker sports legacy into the Oswego State Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 27 on campus. Women's soccer, men's ice hockey, men's track and field, men's tennis and wrestling will all be represented.This year's inductees include:http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/july_2012/2012_Hall_of_Fame_Inductees_Announced.htmlSee You at the Fair: Reunion 2012Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls: Hurry, hurry, hurry to the "Great Oswego State Fair" — Reunion Weekend 2012 June 7 to 10.Remember good times and spend time with good friends while enjoying dozens of activities. Register now.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/See_You_at_the_Fair_Reunion_2012.htmlAlumnus Coughlin Honored at 151st CommencementJoseph Coughlin '82, who is internationally known for his work in gerontology and public policy, received an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York May 12 at Oswego's 151st Commencement.Coughlin, the founding director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, shared with some 1,700 graduates the wisdom he learned from his older subjects: to focus on humor, agility, purpose, people and youth.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Alumnus_Coughlin_Honored_at_151st_Commencement.htmlAlumnus Ronan Up for Second Consecutive TonyLongtime Broadway sound master Brian Ronan '84 will compete for his second Tony Award in as many years on June 10.Brian Ronan '84Ronan was nominated in the "Best Sound Design of a Musical" category, which he won for the first time last year for his work on Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon." He was first nominated in the same category in 2009.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Alumnus_Ronan_Up_for_Second_Consecutive_Tony.htmlSpicer Urges Students to Embrace Opportunities at TorchlightThe Oswego Alumni Association welcomed Dr. Yvonne Spicer '84, M '85 as this year's mistress of ceremonies at the Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony May 11.Yvonne Spicer '84"You are deeply immersed in the digital native generation," she told some 700 students, faculty, staff and family gathered for Commencement Eve Dinner. "Many of the jobs you will have, have not been invented yet."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Spicer_Urges_Students_to_Embrace_Opportunities_at_Torchlight.htmlScholarship Founders Meet First RecipientScholarship winner Stephanie Gamboa '12 presented the Trabold family with a piece of original artwork in King Hall recently.Gamboa and the TraboldsIt was a fitting gift since the scholarship was established in memory of another talented artist, Nancy Busco Trabold, the first wife of Charles Trabold '50, M '53 and mother to Beth Ryan, Marilyn Trabold and Lisa Trabold '04.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Scholarship_Founders_Meet_First_Recipient.htmlStill Time to Give to The Fund for OswegoThe Fund for Oswego will close its books June 30 and the Oswego College Foundation is aiming to make 2011-12 one of the strongest years ever for participation.Kevin Torres"All our gifts, when put together, are powerful enough to help alleviate current students' financial burdens while enriching their educational experiences at Oswego," said Jennifer Shropshire '86, national chair of The Fund for Oswego.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Still_Time_to_Give_to_The_Fund_for_Oswego.htmlSpring Players Pull in Postseason AwardsAs the spring athletic seasons came to an end this past month, several Oswego State student-athletes came away with postseason honors from the SUNY Athletic Conference for their season achievements.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/june_2012/Spring_Players_Pull_in_Postseason_Awards.htmlAnonymous Alumnus to Bequeath $5 Million to OswegoA native of Central New York who used a math degree from SUNY Oswego to make a fortune in the real estate business has informed the college of his intention to bequeath approximately $5 million to his alma mater in support of the Possibility Scholars program.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Anonymous_Alumnus_to_Bequeath_5_Million_to_Oswego.htmlCome One, Come All to Reunion 2012Registration for Reunion Weekend is open and all alumni are invited to the “Great Oswego State Fair,” June 7 to 10.Early-bird pricing is available through May 18 for the dozens of events that make up the biggest alumni party of the year.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Come_One_Come_All_to_Reunion_2012.htmlBackpack Journalist Traces Career Path Back to OswegoIt’s quite a hike from Oswego to Denver, but Emmy-winning “backpack journalist” Kevin Torres ’06 has always kept his WTOP-TV experience close.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Backpack_Journalist_Traces_Career_Path_Back_to_Oswego.htmlAlumnus, Tech Expert Ponders Future Made of GlassPeter Bocko ’75 has a vision of a future where content currently housed on smartphones and tablet PCs is everywhere; where all the apps that keep us informed and connected can be summoned by touch on a bathroom mirror or from within a kitchen countertop.It’s the kind of future suggested by the viral “A Day Made of Glass” video produced by Corning and supervised by Bocko.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Alumnus_Tech_Expert_Ponders_Future_Made_of_Glass.htmlEntrepreneur, Networking Expert Shares AdviceIn more than 15 years of running her own event-planning firm, Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham ’86 has never had a client who wasn’t a family, friend or business connection.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Entrepreneur_Networking_Expert_Shares_Advice.htmlFormer U.S. Ambassador Invites Honors Students to Lead in Communities, the World“Everyone in this room today is a leader,” former U.S. Ambassador Marianne Matuzic Myles ’75 told a group of about 115 students assembled for the annual Honors Convocation April 20 in the Campus Center.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Former_US_Ambassador_Invites_Honors_Students_to_Lead_in_Communities_the_World.htmlLewis, Belt Earn SUNY-wide Teaching AwardsSUNY has bestowed a 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching on two professors whose work has been transformative for decades of Oswego students: Tracy K. Lewis and John H. Belt.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Lewis_Belt_Earn_SUNY-wide_Teaching_Awards.htmlEntrepreneurship Scholar Mian Honored with Chancellor's AwardSarfraz A. Mian, professor in Oswego’s School of Business, expert in entrepreneurship and business incubation, and scholar with a global reputation, has received a 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Entrepreneurship_Scholar_Mian_Honored_with_Chancellors_Award.htmlNational News Veteran Garrick Utley Joins FacultyOswego has named longtime NBC and ABC news veteran Garrick Utley as senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism in the college’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/National_News_Veteran_Garrick_Utley_Joins_Faculty.htmlAgreement to Bring Dozens of South Korean Students to SUNY OswegoA South Korean university will send dozens of students to SUNY Oswego in January as the most visible example to date of the college’s increased recruitment of international students.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Agreement_to_Bring_Dozens_of_South_Korean_Students_to_SUNY_Oswego.htmlSororities Arise for Oswego NonprofitMost of the members of ARISE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to employing and assisting people with disabilities, had never had the chance to dress up and attend a prom. Thanks to Christie Foster ’12 and her sisters in Alpha Epsilon Phi, more than 60 prom-goers enjoyed “A Night Under the Stars” in April at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Sororities_Arise_for_Oswego_Nonprofit.htmlBurridge and Collins Named Oswego State Senior Athletes of the YearOswego State men's basketball player Chad Burridge '12 and three-sport women's student-athlete Kelly Collins '12 have been named the 2012 Oswego State Outstanding Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year by the Oswego State Athletic Department.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/may_2012/Burridge_and_Collins_Named_Oswego_State_Senior_Athletes_of_the_Year.htmlAccreditation Team Delivers 'Clean Audit' to SUNY OswegoThe team appointed by the Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education to examine SUNY Oswego and how it fulfills its mission delivered a "clean audit" to the campus community April 4.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Accreditation_Team_Delivers_Clean_Audit_to_SUNY_Oswego.htmlCollege Seeks Alumni InputOswego is seeking nominations from alumni for campus visitors and honorees. Throughout any given academic year, SUNY Oswego features speakers, visiting scholars, Alumni-In-Residence, guest presenters, Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/College_Seeks_Alumni_Input.htmlCollege Releases Annual ReportThe State University of New York at Oswego today launches the annual report of our 150th year. We invite you to explore how we have celebrated our tradition of learning in the world by, for example, expanding our distinctive Global Laboratory, deepening community engagement and initiating co-op education.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/College_Releases_Annual_Report.htmlMilestone Classes Gathering Gifts for ReunionWith the June 7 to 10 Reunion Weekend 2012 nearing and registration opening later this month, milestone classes are making the final push to reach their class gift goals.The class gifts are a long-standing Reunion tradition and one of the college's most reliable resources for The Fund for Oswego.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Milestone_Classes_Gathering_Gifts_for_Reunion.htmlSTEM Education Leader Will Welcome Newest Alumni at TorchlightA leading national advocate of science, technology, engineering and math education will encourage Oswego graduates of all majors to continue pursuing discovery and innovation as alumni when she speaks May 11 at the Torchlight Celebration.The Oswego Alumni Association will welcome Dr. Yvonne Spicer ’84, M ’85 as this year's mistress of ceremonies at the Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony May 11. All graduates of SUNY Oswego are invited to participate in the annual event, one of the college’s longest-standing traditions.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/STEM_Education_Leader_Will_Welcome_Newest_Alumni_at_Torchlight.htmlGlass Guru, Alumnus to Speak on CampusSUNY Oswego alumnus and Corning Glass Technologies Chief Technology Officer Peter Bocko ’75 will speak on campus as part of the Augustine Silveira Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series April 25.The recent Oswego alumni magazine cover feature subject will discuss “A Day Made of Glass – A Vision of Our Interconnected Future,” at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of Snygg Hall. The lecture will be free and open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Glass_Guru_Alumnus_to_Speak_on_Campus.htmlCoughlin to Receive Honorary Degree at Oswego CommencementJoseph Coughlin ’82, who is internationally known for his work in gerontology and public policy, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York on May 12 at Oswego's 151st Commencement.He will address both the 9 a.m. ceremony for graduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts and the 1:30 p.m. ceremony for graduates in the School of Business and School of Education.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Coughlin_to_Receive_Honorary_Degree_at_Oswego_Commencement.htmlLab Orchestra to Present First ConcertWhen Oswego's new Conductor's Lab Orchestra presents its first concert at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Campus Center Auditorium it will be the first step toward a dream for its founder and first conductor, Wojciech Milewski '11.Milewski, who majored in music performance at Oswego with minors in global and international studies and French, was all set to go to graduate school for international relations, when his capstone experience in conducting helped him realize that his real dream was to be a conductor. With the support of his parents and encouragement of his professors, he decided to stay on at Oswego and gain the important experience at the podium he would need to be accepted into a graduate program in conducting.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Lab_Orchestra_to_Present_First_Concert.htmlTheatre Dept. Celebrates Sesquicentennial with 150 Years of FashionThe theatre department infused the college’s 150th anniversary with a little fun and style with a “Fashionable High Tea” event March 23.With emcee and Syracuse television talent Tammy Palmer ’98, students, staff and alumni gathered to enjoy tea, snacks and a fashion show put on by the theatre department.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Theatre_Dept_Celebrates_Sesquicentennial_with_150_Years_of_Fashion.htmlOswego Alumni Educate Students on Health CareersAlumni in the medical field described a healthy outlook for careers in their profession March 6 at the first-ever Health Care Careers Conference.From physical therapists and veterinarians to medical technicians and physician’s assistants, career options go well beyond the titles of doctor or nurse.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Oswego_Alumni_Educate_Students_on_Health_Careers.htmlLecture Focuses on Workplace FlexibilityThe alumnus-sponsored Ernst & Young Lecture Series continued its examination of women's issues with a presentation by Nancy Salisbury '93.Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors member and Ernst & Young partner spoke about flexibility and its application to all employees, including men, in her presentation "Creating Equity in the Workplace."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Lecture_Focuses_on_Workplace_Flexibility.htmlMultipurpose Rebirth for Romney to Upgrade Athletic OpportunitiesBy next spring, renovations and equipment estimated at $2 million will breathe new athletic life into SUNY Oswego's Golden Romney Field House, until six years ago home to Laker ice hockey and Commencement.Bids are scheduled to go out this month for a fit and finish rehabilitation of the repurposed military drill hall on south campus, featuring a rubberized-surface track and an artificial-turf infield for tennis, lacrosse, soccer and more.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Multipurpose_rebirth_for_Romney_to_upgrade_athletic_opportunities.htmlBoots Goes Pro with LA Kings AffiliateA minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings signed former Oswego Laker forward Ian Boots ’12 in March.Boots will play for the Ontario, Calif., Reign of the ECHL. The signing came just weeks after the Lakers made their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Frozen Four.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/april_2012/Boots_Goes_Pro_with_LA_Kings_Affiliate.htmlMarch Madness: Hockey, Basketball Make Playoff ProgressThe men’s basketball and women’s hockey teams look forward to more postseason play tonight and Saturday after historic wins last weekend. Men’s hockey is also in action Saturday, playing Plattsburgh for the SUNY Athletic Conference title.Nearly 50 years after it last topped the conference, the Oswego State men's basketball team can call itself SUNYAC champions once again.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/March_Madness_Hockey_Basketball_Make_Playoff_Progress.htmlFormer Hockey Standout Makes Great Strides in Canadian CommunityWhile many students have the opportunity to play sports during their time in college, it’s merely a dream that it one day become a career. But for Meagan Big Snake ’11, this dream became a reality only months after graduation.Former Oswego State women’s ice hockey player Big Snake landed a position as the project coordinator and coach for a new program, Greater Strides Hockey Academy, where Canadian aboriginal youth get the opportunity to learn to play the sport.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/Former_Hockey_Standout_Makes_Great_Strides_in_Canadian_Community.htmlLecture Series Focus on Women This Month, Throughout SemesterThe women’s studies program’s Ernst & Young Lecture Series and Science Today Lecture Series focused on women in STEM careers will continue draw top speakers in March, Women’s History Month.The weekly Ernst & Young series focuses on women and work with topics that include “Stereotypes of Women in STEM Education” and “Women Crossing Boundaries,” a talk by Pakistani filmmaker Ayesha Khan. This month alumna Nancy Salisbury ’93 will present on “Creating Equity in the Workplace” March 22.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/Lecture_Series_Focus_on_Women_This_Month_Throughout_Semester.htmlSUNY Oswego Makes List of 'Best Value Colleges'The Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego to their 2012 list of 150 “best value” colleges and universities in the nation.The list of 75 public and 75 private institutions appears in the book The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition, released Feb. 7 by Random House and Princeton Review, as well as on USA Today’s website.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/SUNY_Oswego_Makes_List_of_Best_Value_Colleges.htmlSgro Named Alumni DirectorThere’s a new face in King Alumni Hall – and soon at Oswego alumni events everywhere.After 27 years of leadership by Betsy Oberst, who is now associate vice president for alumni relations and stewardship, the Oswego Alumni Association welcomes a new director of alumni relations: Michael Sgro.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/Sgro_Named_Alumni_Director.htmlMarch Matchness Matches Up GOLD and GivingWhile a trio of Oswego State Laker teams begin a busy March of postseason play, Graduates Of the Last Decade are invited to step up their giving game during Round No. 2 of March Matchness.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/March_Matchness_Matches_Up_GOLD_and_Giving.htmlAdopt-a-School Project Spawns Record Label College DreamsAudio production students, the recording lab supervisor and faculty members have helped rock Oswego Middle School since last fall, working with a music teacher and eighth-graders to roll out 13 bands and an in-school recording company, Buc Records — all the while showing the students the benefits of college and careers.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/Adopt-a-School_Project_Spawns_Record_Label_College_Dreams.htmlGENIUS Olympiad Environmental Competition Invites Worldwide EntriesThe GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego’s global environmental competition for high school-age scientists and artists near and far, has opened applications for a 2012 edition that also invites young writers and architects to submit projects.Finalists will gather June 24 to 29 at SUNY Oswego for the second annual GENIUS Olympiad, which last year drew 342 students, parents and other mentors.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/GENIUS_Olympiad_Environmental_Competition_Invites_Worldwide_Entries.htmlD-III SUNY Oswego Delivers First-Class Sports ProductionsEd. Note: the following story appears courtesy of Brandon Costa, Sports Video Group.It’s the biggest day of the year in Oswego. SUNY Plattsburgh is in town. The SUNYAC regular-season men’s hockey game may not mean much to most outside the modest Upstate New York city on the banks of Lake Ontario; but here? It may as well be Super Bowl Sunday.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/D-III_SUNY_Oswego_Delivers_First-Class_Sports_Productions.htmlSabres Recognize Community Contributions of Former LakerFormer Laker men’s hockey player Tom McFall ’90 received the J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award from the Buffalo Sabres Feb. 11.Established in 1984, the award is presented each year to the coach whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York “best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike (Duffett).”http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/march_2012/Sabres_Recognize_Community_Contributions_of_Former_Laker.htmlWeather Channel’s Winter Expert Has Roots in OswegoWhen your résumé includes experiences like standing atop Piez Hall measuring the wind speed during the Blizzard of ’77, where else would your career take you but before the cameras of the Weather Channel as the Winter Weather Expert?http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Weather_Channel_Winter_Expert_Has_Roots_in_Oswego.htmlDorm Neighbors Tangled, Eventually Tied the Knot Behind WaterburyA frequent walk down the stairs became a walk down the aisle for Judy Jaffie ’75.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Dorm_Neighbors_Tangled_Eventually_Tied_the_Knot_Behind_Waterbury.htmlCarnival Theme, Special Events Planned for Reunion 2012The “Great Oswego State Fair” is coming this Reunion Weekend June 8 to 10 as the annual event takes on a carnival theme.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Carnival_Theme_Special_Events_Planned_for_Reunion_2012.htmlStudents Make Alumni Connections at NYCC EventAbout 125 students networked with more than 50 alumni at another successful edition of New York City Career Connections Jan. 4 at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Students_Make_Alumni_Connections_at_NYCC_Event.htmlAlumni Ambassadors: Woodbridge and Helen Gillespie FerrisEDITOR’S NOTE: The final Sesquicentennial edition of Oswego alumni magazine published in December featured a well-received series of profiles called “Alumni Ambassadors.” Among the visionaries was Woodbridge N. Ferris 1873, who founded Ferris State University in Michigan.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Woodbridge_and_Helen_Gillespie_Ferris.htmlOswego Class Successfully Summits Mount KilimanjaroA 23-member team from SUNY Oswego successfully reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in mid-January as part of a class that literally brought learning to new heights.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Oswego_Class_Successfully_Summits_Mount_Kilimanjaro.htmlState of SUNY Address Promises to ‘Get Down to Business’SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher delivered her 2012 State of the University Address Jan. 9, unveiling plans to “get down to business” following a year of milestone accomplishments.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/State_of_SUNY_Address_Promises_to_Get_Down_to_Business.htmlAthletic Department Receives National Community Service AwardThe Oswego State Athletic Department has received the Award of Merit from the Jostens/National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators in the "Array of Projects" category.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/february_2012/Athletic_Department_Receives_National_Community_Service_Award.htmlMentor-Scholar Program Molds Middle School, College StudentsThe inaugural semester of the Mentor-Scholar Program inspired both Oswego Middle School students and their college stewards, organizers said.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Mentor-Scholar_Program_Molds_Middle_School_College_Students.htmlAlumni and Students to Stage, Stream Sheldon StoriesProfessor of Theatre Mark Cole ’73 and actress Robin Curtis ’78 are teaming up to stage “Speaking of Sheldon …,” a reader’s theatre adaptation of The Autobiography of Edward Austin Sheldon, which will premier on the Web and at Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall in late February.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Alumni_and_Students_to_Stage_Stream_Sheldon_Stories.htmlOswego wins $1.73M Grant for Trailblazing Teacher Training ProgramThe School of Education will establish an innovative teacher training pilot program in nine high-need secondary schools in Oswego County, Syracuse and New York City, thanks to a $1.73 million grant.The state Education Department will use federal Race to the Top funding to fund a three-year, graduate-level proposal to raise the bar on traditional student teaching.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Oswego_wins_1M_Grant_for_Trailblazing_Teacher_Training_Program.html'True' Story: Bestselling Author Offers Tips to December GradsAbout 550 graduates joined the ranks of the Oswego Alumni Association following the Sesquicentennial December Commencement Dec. 17 in the Campus Center arena and convocation hall.Bruce Coville '73Bestselling children's book author Bruce Coville '73 advised members of the Class of 2011 to hang on to their "deepest, truest" selves as they enter the next, very fast, phase of life.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Bestselling_Author_Offers_Tips_to_December_Grads.html24 Hours in Photos Captures Many Facets, Faces of CampusFrom early-morning Zamboni drivers and bakers to students taking part in athletics and the arts throughout the evening, the 24 Hours in Photos project captured many faces and facets of SUNY Oswego over the course of one day.The project sought activities from 12:01 a.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 2.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/24_Hours_in_Photos_Captures_Many_Facets_Faces_of_Campus.htmlProfessor Emeritus Teams with Alumnus to Create Scholarship for CoachA legendary soccer coach and revered professor emeritus, the late Ernest B. Luongo made a difference on the field and in his classroom. Professor Emeritus Harry Nash and former player Dan Scaia ’66 have joined with the Luongo family to ensure his legacy is preserved at Oswego with the Ernest B. Luongo Memorial Scholarship.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Professor_Emeritus_Teams_with_Alumnus_to_Create_Scholarship_for_Coach.htmlMen’s Basketball Continues to ImpressThe Oswego State men's basketball team entered the 2011-12 season with high expectations after getting a taste for the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time, posting a 24-5 overall record and losing only two seniors last year. The Lakers have so far met those high standards and are currently ranked No. 20 in the D3hoops.com poll.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/january_2012/Mens_Basketball_Continues_to_Impress.htmlLake E-ffect - January 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/january_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - February 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - March 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - April 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - May 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - June 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - July 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - August 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - September 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - October 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - November 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011.htmlLake E-ffect - December 2011Lake E-ffect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Oswego Alumni Association.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011.htmlCelebrate 150 Years of Oswego at Reunion, with FounderThe Oswego Alumni Association will be celebrating 150 years of friends, memories, sunsets and fun this summer on the shores of Lake Ontario.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Celebrate_150_Years_of_Oswego_at_Reunion_with_Founder.htmlSheldon Hall to Turn Back to ClocksThe clock strikes 150 this year at SUNY Oswego, making it all the more appropriate that the clocks will return to the cupola of the college’s cornerstone Sheldon Hall.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Sheldon_Hall_to_Turn_Back_to_Clocks.htmlCommunity Engagement Earns College a Coveted HonorThe Carnegie Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego a prestigious Community Engagement Classification, recognizing that the college has deeply intertwined community engagement in its leadership, curriculum, outreach programs, strategic planning and community partnerships.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Community_Engagement_Earns_College_a_Coveted_Honor.htmlOswego Trio Linked by Syracuse PerformanceSprague's "Reach" will debut in Syracuse next week. The storyline follows a couple sorting through their devastated lives on the heels of Hurricane Katrina.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Oswego_Trio_Linked_by_Syracuse_Performance.htmlWinter Sport Seasons Heat Up as Post-Season NearsThe winter weather continues at Oswego, but there is one area of campus that is heating up despite the high snow and low temperatures: athletics.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Winter_Sport_Seasons_Heat_Up_as_Post-Season_Nears.htmlDoppler-on-Wheels Gathers Snow Data, Media InterestWinter break’s heavy snows and a radar-lugging vehicle known as a Doppler-on-Wheels have enabled Scott Steiger ’98 and several meteorology students to witness never-before-seen phenomena—like a line of seven tornado-like waterspouts in one recent lake-effect storm—and to collect unique data.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Doppler-on-Wheels_Gathers_Snow_Data_Media_Interest.htmlClass Visits Haiti on Mental Health MissionIn the days and months following last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, millions of people around the world were eager to help with necessities like food, water and shelter.The campus community has counted itself among the many making those efforts, but in January a group of Oswego professors and students took on another necessity – mental health.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/february_2011/Class_Visits_Haiti_on_Mental_Health_Mission.htmlThen and NowStarting this week, the college's Sesquicentennial celebration now includes peeks at its past, present and future through a regular "Then and Now" Web feature."We hope this series can bring our alumni family up to date on campus happenings, rekindle some memories and maybe even make them aware of interesting parts of our history they didn't know," President Deborah F. Stanley said.This week's feature asks: The campus is abuzz for a group accomplishing something for the first time since 1910. What is it?Future questions will appear in the e-mail boxes of more than 36,000 alumni on a weekly basis and at oswego.edu. Click on the image to the right to see the answer to this week's "Then and Now."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Then_and_Now.htmlWomen's Ice Hockey Ends Historic Season with Double-Overtime Playoff LossNeumann's Mariah Fairgrieve scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime and the Oswego State women's ice hockey team fell 2-1 in the Easter Collegiate Athletic Conference West Play-In game Feb. 26 in Aston, Pa.The Lakers tied the game early in the second period and neither team ended the stalemate before the end of regulation. Oswego State completed its best season in program history finishing the season with a record of 13-10-3.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Womens_Ice_Hockey_Ends_Historic_Season_with_Double-Overtime_Playoff_Loss.htmlSTEM Career in Oil Started at OswegoWhether the gold is black or yellow, Jim Wallace '77 can dig it.As a petrophysicist, he finds and measures oil and gas reserves around the world. As a businessman, he's extended the reach of Wallace International to include gold mining in Ghana.Wallace's career started with Schlumberger Well Services and Mobil, where he analyzed data to determine reserves in areas around drilling sites.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/STEM_Career_in_Oil_Started_at_Oswego.htmlExtended Learning Springs Forward during WinterSessionOnly eight classes met on the main campus and at the Metro Center during January's WinterSession, but enrollment was up 21 percent over last year. The explanation: 28 online classes.With total enrollment of 802 students, "it was a banner year for WinterSession," said Tom Ingram, director of academic programs for the Division of Extended Learning. The 2011 enrollment for winter was 11 percent above the previous best year in 2009.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Extended_Learning_Springs_Forward_during_WinterSession.html'Bonobo Handshake' Gets Thumbs-up as ORI BookAn engaging story on the curious habits of two sets of primates — the chimpanzee-like bonobos and humans — earned Vanessa Woods' Bonobo Handshake the thumbs-up as the 2011 Oswego Reading Initiative selection.Bonobos are the closest living relative to humans - the species' DNAs are 98.7 percent similar - yet most casual observers likely could not tell bonobos from chimpanzees. But as Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi of the ORI committee noted, those two species are very different.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Bonobo_Handshake_Gets_Thumbs-up_as_ORI_Book.htmlGreen Village Earns GoldThe U.S. Green Building Council has certified the 68 units of SUNY Oswego's new residential community, the Village, as meeting the "LEED Gold" rating under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program.The college opened the Village's 12 townhouses to 348 juniors, seniors and graduate students for fall semester."We knew we had achieved our goal of meeting the gold standard in spirit, and we are thrilled to receive the official certification," said President Deborah F. Stanley. "This project was a model for our students of how big, complex organizations like SUNY Oswego and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York can get the details right and produce a high-quality result that is environmentally responsible."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Green_Village_Earns_Gold.htmlMarch a Perfect Match for Fundraising ChallengeMarch can feel like the dead of winter in Oswego, but one alumnus hopes to energize the college's recent alumni with a fundraising challenge this month.During "March Matchness," Oswego Alumni Association Board member Tim Barnhart '02 will match every dollar donated by a Graduate Of the Last Decade up to $10,000. The goal is to get more GOLD involved in giving - at least 100, to be exact.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/March_a_Perfect_Match_for_Fundraising_Challenge.htmlOswego Students and Grads a ‘Target’ for Corporate RecruitersPenn State, Pitt, Oswego State: That's how retail giant Target ranks its best recruiting schools in the Northeast.In fact, the continuous success of Oswego students who take internships and jobs in human resources, business and beyond has earned the college a "Tier I" status with the company and a $10,000 grant to keep it up.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Oswego_Students_and_Grads_a_Target_for_Corporate_Recruiters.htmlBasketball Marches to the NCAAs, Makes HistoryDespite a tough loss in last week's SUNY Athletic Conference Championship semifinal game, men's basketball will make SUNY Oswego history tonight in the program's first-ever NCAA tournament appearance.The Oswego Alumni Association is co-sponsoring a webstream of the WTOP-TV broadcast live from Max Ziel Gymnasium as the Lakers (23-4) host Wells College (17-11) at 7:30 p.m.The team's SUNYAC Championship hopes were dashed in a 74-70 loss to SUNY Brockport in the conference semifinals last week. But the Lakers remarkable season, which included a 16-game win streak, earned them one of 18 at-large berths in NCAA Division III tournament.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Basketball_Marches_to_the_NCAAs_Makes_History.htmlMen's Hockey Drops Semifinal, Awaits Word on Tourney BerthBen Waldman continued his postseason tear, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime Feb. 26 as No. 6-seed Fredonia upset the top-ranked Oswego State men's ice hockey team, 2-1. The Laker offense ran into another hot goaltender in Mark Friesen, who registered 43 saves, including eight in the extra frame during the SUNY Athletic Conference semifinal game at Oswego.Oswego State, which fell to 22-4-0, will now await word as to whether it will make the national tournament from the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Selection Committee Sunday.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/march_2011/Mens_Hockey_Drops_Semifinal_Awaits_Word_on_Tourney_Berth.htmlCollege Goes Green with First Online Annual Report2010 was the year U.S. News named SUNY Oswego to its short list of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools,” and the college's first fully online annual report shows why.In 44 vignettes and five short videos, the report shows Oswego students engaged in learning, research and service at home and abroad and the dedicated faculty who guide them.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/College_Goes_Green_with_First_Online_Annual_Report.htmlMen's Ice Hockey Falls to Adrian in Frozen FourThe Oswego State men’s ice hockey team tied the game against Adrian 1:18 into the third period, but a Bulldog goal just over a minute later proved to the game-winner as the Lakers fell, 5-3, in the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Semifinal contest March 25 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Mens_Ice_Hockey_Falls_to_Adrian_in_Frozen_Four.htmlBurridge Caps Stellar B-ball Season with AwardsOswego State men's basketball forward Chad Burridge '12 has earned national, regional and conference recognition for his contributions to his team's historic 2010-11 season.Burridge was named to the DIII News Men's Basketball All-America Fifth Team, adding to a extraordinary resume that includes SUNYAC Player of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) East District Player of the Year, the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Upstate Player of the Year, D3Hoops.com East Region First Team, and First Team NABC All-America.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Burridge_Caps_Stellar_B-ball_Season_with_Awards.htmlReunion Classes Look for Big Giving Numbers This Sesquicentennial YearSUNY Oswego turns 150 years old; the 1961, 1986 and 2001 classes will celebrate milestones; and for three days in June, the college will host 1,500-plus alumni expected to attend Reunion 2011, June 10 to 12. Those are some exciting numbers.Reunion giving volunteers are also excited about their fundraising numbers as their classes compete for the Participation Cup, awarded each year to the class with the highest percentage of donors.The class gifts are a long-standing Reunion tradition and one of the college's most reliable resources for The Fund for Oswego.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Reunion_Classes_Look_for_Big_Giving_Numbers_This_Sesquicentennial_Year.html‘King of Scrounge’ Brings Green Message to CampusJim Juczak '80 realizes his green dreams with what he calls the art of scrounging. Known as the "King of Scrounge," Juczak has made recycling, scrounging and sustainable living a part of his life - and is expanding his mission globally.Juczak visited campus March 12 to talk about his unique style of sustainable living in a presentation hosted by the college's Office of Business and Community Relations.The Woodhenge green community founder, Cornell Cooperative Extension energy coordinator and author is hoping to go to Afghanistan next summer with the military to help farmers learn sustainable practices.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/King_of_Scrounge_Brings_Green_Message_to_Campus.htmlESPN’s Levy to Light the Way Commencement EveThe Oswego Alumni Association will welcome ESPN anchor Steve Levy ’87 as this year’s master of ceremonies at the Commencement Eve Torchlight Ceremony May 13. All graduates of SUNY Oswego are invited to participate in a special edition of the annual event, which this year will launch the institution’s Sesquicentennial celebration.Levy has been an anchor on SportsCenter since joining ESPN in 1993. He has also handled play-by-play of the NHL on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports; college football on ESPN2; and the NCAA Division I men’s hockey “Frozen Four.” He has also served as the studio host for ESPN’s NHL telecasts and co-hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/ESPNs_Levy_to_Light_the_Way_Commencement_Eve.htmlSesquicentennial Unfolding in CyberspaceThe celebration of the institution founded by Edward Austin Sheldon 150 years ago is unfolding in a very 21st-century way via the Web and social media.The college's Sesquicentennial website is up and running with a variety of features on campus history, upcoming events and an evolving list of stories about its buildings (some written by English major Kathleen Davis '11).One prominent Sesquicentennial site feature is an interactive photo timeline where users can view images and read more about news and events spanning the institution's history. New photos continue to be added to the developing visual timeline, powered by the Web tool Dipity.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Sesquicentennial_Unfolding_in_Cyberspace.htmlSantander Grant Funds Student travel, Learning in BrazilA $160,000 grant through Europe 's largest commercial bank and the SUNY system will enable 30 students in science-related fields from Oswego and around SUNY to study at Oswego's global laboratories in Brazil over the next two years.Interim Provost Lorrie Clemo said the college made the case for the grant from financial giant Banco Satander with the help of the eight partnership agreements SUNY Oswego already has in place in Brazil - more than any other college or university in the SUNY system - as well as its course/travel offerings there over the years.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Santander_Grant_Funds_Student_travel_Learning_in_Brazil.htmlHappy Birthday, Lake E-ffectThe Oswego Alumni Association launched a new, improved version of the Lake E-ffect monthly enewsletter one year ago this month.Just like we solicited your opinions to create the new look, the editors of Lake E-ffect would like your opinion again. Please take our five-minute survey and let us know how we are doing.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/Happy_Birthday_Lake_E-ffect.htmlCollege Seeks Alumni InputOswego is seeking nominations from alumni for campus visitors and honorees.Throughout any given academic year, SUNY Oswego features speakers, visiting scholars, Alumni-In-Residence, guest presenters, Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients.These individuals offer the college community their expertise, talent and skills and often provide important and inspiring messages of achievement, success and the human condition. The profile of the institution and the value of SUNY Oswego degrees are enhanced with the rising caliber of these special individuals.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/april_2011/College_Seeks_Alumni_Input.htmlLaganiere and Williams Named Oswego State Senior Athletes of the YearOswego State men's ice hockey player Chris Laganiere and women's ice hockey player Emi Williams have been named the Oswego State Outstanding Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year by the Oswego State Athletic Department.Laganiere, a native of Owego, N.Y., was a member of the 2010 SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship team and the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Semifinalist squads. During his four-year career, he appeared in 97 games recording 34 goals and 67 assists for 101 points. Laganiere became the 47th member of the 100-Point Club on February 19 when he posted a hat trick in the third period against Geneseo in the final conference game of the regular season.Laganiere was named First Team All-SUNYAC in 2009-10 after finishing second in the league in scoring with 1.88 points per game and posting four game-winning goals. That season he tallied 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 points to finish ranked ninth in Division III with 1.03 assists per game and 12th with 1.59 points per game.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Laganiere_and_Williams_Named_Oswego_State_Senior_Athletes_of_the_Year.htmlRegistration Open for the Sesquicentennial Reunion CelebrationThis summer’s Reunion Weekend June 10 to 12 is a party 150 years in the making.The Oswego Alumni Association expects more than 1,500 graduates of SUNY Oswego to return to campus for the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration. A special Friday night rock concert and Saturday morning 5K run are among the new additions to this year’s festivities.Alumni can enjoy early-bird savings on popular events like the “Come as You Were” barbecue at Fallbrook, “Picnic on the Lake” behind Johnson Hall and Saturday dinner at the Campus Center through May 20. Dozens of events are planned.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Registration_Open_for_the_Sesquicentennial_Reunion_Celebration.htmlSuccessful Alumni Share Leadership AdviceRefining and growing a tolerance for the unknown and never giving up were just two of the many tips W. R. Grace CEO Fred Festa ’81 imparted to students assembled for the first-ever Future Oswego Leaders Conference April 8 and 9 on campus.Festa offered the keynote address at the two-day conference, which drew 162 students to the Campus Center and Sheldon Hall to hear presentations from fellow students, develop their own unique strengths and network with alumni from various career fields.The inaugural conference was sponsored jointly by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society, Student Association, Oswego Alumni Association, Phi Beta Lambda and Beta Alpha Psi.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Successful_Alumni_Share_Leadership_Advice.html‘Outstanding Seniors’ Will Be Recognized at Commencement Eve DinnerThe Oswego Alumni Association will honor two “Outstanding Seniors” at this year’s special edition of the annual Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony May 13.Michelle Hamann ’11 of Maine and Houston native Adam King ’11 will be presented with the Outstanding Senior Awards before more than 700 family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni expected for the Commencement Eve Dinner. ESPN’s Steve Levy ’87 will host the evening’s festivities.The Outstanding Senior Award goes to a graduating student who is highly involved on campus and maintains an exceptional academic record.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Outstanding_Seniors_Will_Be_Recognized_at_Commencement_Eve_Dinner.htmlEntries Pour in for Global Science Event, Art CompetitionSUNY Oswego’s first GENIUS Olympiad science and art competition has invited more than 170 high school finalists from 45 countries and 32 states to SUNY Oswego this summer, and has attracted a noted National Geographic photographer as keynote speaker.Fehmi Damkaci, assistant professor of chemistry and the competition’s chief organizer, was ecstatic about the entries — more than 620 in all. He said it has been tough to trim the list for this summer’s Global Environmental Issues U.S. (GENIUS) Project Olympiad on the college’s campus.“It was very difficult to eliminate any of the entries,” Damkaci said. “There were remarkably high-quality projects throughout the applications.”http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Entries_Pour_in_for_Global_Science_Event_Art_Competition.htmlRecent Grads Share Old-Timey Tastes in RadioImagine it is 1918. At the climax of World War I, aliens have crash landed and now the race is on between the “Central Powers” and the “Allies” to put the new alien technology to use to win the war. The Germans have resurrected the infamous Red Baron, believed dead, and plan to send him back into the skies.This is how “The 1918 Show” begins. An old-time radio drama, “The 1918 Show” was born when Samantha Mason ’06, Matthew Boudreau ’06 and Monique Boudreau ’05 decided they wanted to modernize the art of the radio drama. Their radio show’s first season, which includes four 10-minute episodes, is reminiscent of “War of the Worlds,” but with a twist. In this show, the aliens’ technology is used against them.Samantha, Matthew and Monique revamped old plot ideas with modern touches, such as digitally produced audio. Many of the sound effects were produced digitally. The radio drama is available free online and each episode was limited to less than 10 minutes to keep the attention of online listeners.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Recent_Grads_Share_Old-Timey_Tastes_in_Radio_.htmlDiscovery Exec Urges Scholars to Embrace Challenge“Some paths are easier than others; few are level,” said Egan, senior vice president of Discovery Solutions, the Discovery Communications division dedicated to network-wide advertising sales and partnerships. “Passion is the love you have for what you do and it fuels your journey.”Some students struggle with money issues, health problems or academic difficulties. But, it’s how we handle these challenges that make us stronger, she said.A former strategist for Gillete, Frito-Lay and Pizza Hut campaigns, Egan used her own bout with cancer as one personal example.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Discovery_Exec_Urges_Scholars_to_Embrace_Challenge.htmlChancellor’s Award Supports New Sustainability Course to EcuadorOswego’s first recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization will use the $4,000 prize to support the first offering of a course on sustainability in Ecuador.Lisa Glidden, assistant professor of political science, was one of five professors around the system to win the awards as SUNY revived a grant program that had seen two rounds of awards in the last decade, the last in 2006. The awards are designed to promote and support the development and implementation of innovative study abroad projects.The new quarter course, “Crafting Sustainable Communities,” will begin in October and feature three weeks in Ecuador in December and January, with one week in the nation’s capital, Quito, and two in a rural community. Students will stay with host families to be immersed in Ecuadorian culture.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Chancellors_Award_Supports_New_Sustainability_Course_to_Ecuador.htmlSummer of Opportunities Slated at Metro CenterCentral New York professionals looking to upgrade their job titles or simply sharpen their skills have a summer of opportunities ahead of them at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center starting this month. The Metro Center, on Syracuse's Clinton Square, will offer three series of programs focused on office management, customer service and leadership. Most programs are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August and include a boxed lunch. SUNY Oswego will provide transportation from its main campus in Oswego to the Metro Center and back for its employees and others in the area.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/may_2011/Summer_of_Pro_Development_Slated_at_Metro_Center.htmlBurridge, Stockwell Add One More to the MantleThe first-ever GENIUS Olympiad science and art competition is expected todraw more than 170 high schoolers from across the world, a world-renownphotographer and many alumni from the area, who are invited to the openingceremonies.From June 26 to 30, the competition will feature exhibitions, ceremonies, fieldtrips, judging and fun.The public, including alumni, is welcome to an opening exhibition of the students'projects 6:30 p.m. June 27 in Hewitt Union ballroom, followed by a gala openingceremony at 8:15 p.m. at Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre.National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will be keynote speaker thatevening. The opening festivities are free of charge.The brainchild of assistant chemistry Professor Fehmi Damkaci, SUNY Oswego'sinaugaral GENIUS Olympiad science and art competition has invited finalistsfrom 45 countries and 32 states to SUNY Oswego. More than 620 entries weresubmitted.With sponsorship from Syracuse Research Corp., Terra Science and EducationFoundation, and SUNY Oswego, each visiting entrant and his or her teacher willhave only airfare to pay among major trip expenses.Keynote speaker Griffiths adds appropriate flair to the international competition.One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, has hadassignments in more than 100 countries.She is founder and executive director of HotPink, a collective of photojournalistsdocumenting the programs that help poor women deal with the effects of climatechange.— Jeff Rea '71http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/GENIUS_Opens_with_Exhibition_Gala.htmlFederal Grant to Provide $600K for Science ScholarshipsThe National Science Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego nearly $600,000 over five years to provide scholarships to recruit and retain talented students who otherwise could not afford to pursue degrees in science and technology fields.The year-old SUNY Oswego Possibility Scholars program will receive crucial support from the new grant. Recipients of Possibility Scholarships - the first four are finishing their freshman year - are promising science, technology and math students from the Oswego and Syracuse city school districts who receive all-expenses scholarships, currently funded entirely through leading donors to the college.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Federal_Grant_to_Provide_600K_for_Science_Scholarships.htmlFirst-of-Its-Kind Report Card Grades SUNYSUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher launched the SUNY Report Card, an exclusive evaluation tool that will publicly track the university's system-wide work as an educator, job creator, community partner, and generator of boundary-breaking research.With the release of its report card May 17 moderated by Benita Zahn '76, SUNY takes the unprecedented step of measuring the university system's performance against New York's greatest social and economic needs, including the alignment of SUNY's research capacity to statewide job growth and the state's ability to capture a greater share of the global green energy market, among other measures.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/First-of-Its-Kind_Report_Card_Grades_SUNY.htmlBurridge, Stockwell Add One More to the MantleOswego State men's basketball player Chad Burridge '12 and head coach Adam Stockwell have earned the 2010-11 Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) Men's Division III Player and Coach of the Year awards. They will be presented with the awards during the 30th Annual BCANY Fall Clinic at West Point Sept. 23-24.Burridge and StockwellThe award adds to Burridge's collection from the 2010-11 season, as he was also named National Association of Basketball Coaches East District Player of the Year and SUNYAC Player of the Year after helping the Lakers make their first NCAA Tournament appearance en route to posting a 24-5 overall record.During his career, Burridge has amassed 1,361 points (ninth in program history), 661 rebounds (eighth), and ranks second in blocks at 189.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Burridge_Stockwell_Add_One_More_to_the_Mantle.htmlShed to Re-Open This SummerThe Woodshed Tavern, a local bar and grill once popular among college students and alumni, has been sold after spending more than two years for sale.The Woodshed Tavern, a local bar and grill once popular among college students and alumni, has been sold after spending more than two years for sale.The new owners, Scott Grants and his business partner Sarah Tracy, plan to make extensive changes to the establishment, but will also keep the Woodshed name and cater to college students.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Shed_to_Re-Open_This_Summer.htmlSound Career on Broadway Could Bring TonyBrian Ronan ’84 swept the steps and fetched the coffee for his Broadway bosses back in his Oswego days. Come next Sunday, he may be polishing his first Tony Award.Ronan earned a pair of nominations doing sound design for two of Broadway’s hottest musicals, “Book of Mormon” and “Anything Goes.”Ronan said he feels blessed just to be in the business, let alone be considered for its highest honor. The nods in the “Best Sound Design in a Musical” category are the culmination of more than 25 years in theatre.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Sound_Career_on_Broadway_Could_Bring_Tony.htmlLast Call for Reunion 2011Whether you love to run, love to rock or love to reminisce about bygone bars like Buckland’s, the Oswego Alumni Association would love to have you as a guest at this year’s Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration June 10 to 12.More than 1,500 graduates of SUNY Oswego are expected to visit campus for Reunion 2011, which will commemorate the college’s 150th anniversary. A Saturday morning 5K walk/run, Friday night rock concert and special gathering of former Buckland’s bar patrons join a lineup of several dozen events.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Last_Call_for_Reunion_2011.html‘Go Be Great,' Levy Tells SeniorsAs an ESPN anchor, Steve Levy '87 is used to getting some the hottest tickets around — Super Bowls, World Series, you name it. But, his "golden ticket," he told graduates-to-be at the annual Commencement Eve Dinner and Torchlight Ceremony, is actually a letter dated March 2, 1983: a confirmation of his admission into SUNY Oswego."It was Oswego that gave me the confidence and the skills to succeed in the real world, where you're all headed Monday," Levy told more than 750 graduating seniors, their families and friends who joined alumni, faculty and staff May 13 in the Campus Center convocation hall and arena.An even larger crowd assembled outside to take part in the annual Torchlight Ceremony, which this year marked the official kickoff of SUNY Oswego's Sesquicentennial.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Go_Be_Great_Levy_Tells_Seniors.html‘Do Something You Love’ Durney Tells Business School Honorees"Do something you love. Work with people you like. Cherish your degree. Manage your career," was the advice Michael Durney '83 had for the 2011 class of Beta Gamma Sigma inductees gathered at the Sheldon Ballroom May 6.The honors society dedicated to the values of honor, wisdom and earnestness in business inducted 43 juniors, seniors and graduate students this year.The senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of Dice, Inc., Durney underscored the importance of coming back to Oswego, supporting the college and current students. "Every alum's dream is to have the school be better than when they were here," he said. "Oswego is far better today than when I was here."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Do_Something_You_Love_Durney_Tells_Business_School_Honorees.htmlGraduates Urged to Change the World, Live Fulfilling LivesMore than 1,400 SUNY Oswego students received degrees at the college's 150th Commencement May 14, and as they celebrated they heard words of wisdom to carry them out into the world.Gus Silveira Jr.Marking the historic nature of the Sesquicentennial Commencement, President Deborah F. Stanley told the graduates, "change and challenge are constant in our history. Our college, and our graduates, have a record of going through trying times and coming out all the better — stronger, wiser, more just."http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Graduates_Urged_to_Change_the_World_Live_Fulfilling_Lives.htmlCutting-edge Video Tech Coming to OswegoImagine taking a class or attending a presentation where the audience is interacting with a speaker who is hundreds or even thousands of miles away.That's just one of the features of the video conferencing system SUNY Oswego will begin using this fall.High-tech video conferencing is just a small part the three-year, $3.5 million initiative intended to modernize campus telecommunication infrastructure, said Joseph Moreau, chief technology officer for Campus Technology Services.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Cutting-edge_Video_Tech_Coming_to_Oswego.htmlSuccessful Alumni Share Leadership AdviceRefining and growing a tolerance for the unknown and never giving up were just two of the many tips W. R. Grace CEO Fred Festa ’81 imparted to students assembled for the first-ever Future Oswego Leaders Conference April 8 and 9 on campus.Festa offered the keynote address at the two-day conference, which drew 162 students to the Campus Center and Sheldon Hall to hear presentations from fellow students, develop their own unique strengths and network with alumni from various career fields.The inaugural conference was sponsored jointly by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society, Student Association, Oswego Alumni Association, Phi Beta Lambda and Beta Alpha Psi.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Successful_Alumni_Share_Leadership_Advice.htmlEntries Pour in for Global Science Event, Art CompetitionSUNY Oswego’s first GENIUS Olympiad science and art competition has invited more than 170 high school finalists from 45 countries and 32 states to SUNY Oswego this summer, and has attracted a noted National Geographic photographer as keynote speaker.Fehmi Damkaci, assistant professor of chemistry and the competition’s chief organizer, was ecstatic about the entries — more than 620 in all. He said it has been tough to trim the list for this summer’s Global Environmental Issues U.S. (GENIUS) Project Olympiad on the college’s campus.“It was very difficult to eliminate any of the entries,” Damkaci said. “There were remarkably high-quality projects throughout the applications.”http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Entries_Pour_in_for_Global_Science_Event_Art_Competition.htmlRecent Grads Share Old-Timey Tastes in RadioImagine it is 1918. At the climax of World War I, aliens have crash landed and now the race is on between the “Central Powers” and the “Allies” to put the new alien technology to use to win the war. The Germans have resurrected the infamous Red Baron, believed dead, and plan to send him back into the skies.This is how “The 1918 Show” begins. An old-time radio drama, “The 1918 Show” was born when Samantha Mason ’06, Matthew Boudreau ’06 and Monique Boudreau ’05 decided they wanted to modernize the art of the radio drama. Their radio show’s first season, which includes four 10-minute episodes, is reminiscent of “War of the Worlds,” but with a twist. In this show, the aliens’ technology is used against them.Samantha, Matthew and Monique revamped old plot ideas with modern touches, such as digitally produced audio. Many of the sound effects were produced digitally. The radio drama is available free online and each episode was limited to less than 10 minutes to keep the attention of online listeners.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Recent_Grads_Share_Old-Timey_Tastes_in_Radio_.htmlDiscovery Exec Urges Scholars to Embrace Challenge“Some paths are easier than others; few are level,” said Egan, senior vice president of Discovery Solutions, the Discovery Communications division dedicated to network-wide advertising sales and partnerships. “Passion is the love you have for what you do and it fuels your journey.”Some students struggle with money issues, health problems or academic difficulties. But, it’s how we handle these challenges that make us stronger, she said.A former strategist for Gillete, Frito-Lay and Pizza Hut campaigns, Egan used her own bout with cancer as one personal example.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Discovery_Exec_Urges_Scholars_to_Embrace_Challenge.htmlChancellor’s Award Supports New Sustainability Course to EcuadorOswego’s first recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization will use the $4,000 prize to support the first offering of a course on sustainability in Ecuador.Lisa Glidden, assistant professor of political science, was one of five professors around the system to win the awards as SUNY revived a grant program that had seen two rounds of awards in the last decade, the last in 2006. The awards are designed to promote and support the development and implementation of innovative study abroad projects.The new quarter course, “Crafting Sustainable Communities,” will begin in October and feature three weeks in Ecuador in December and January, with one week in the nation’s capital, Quito, and two in a rural community. Students will stay with host families to be immersed in Ecuadorian culture.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Chancellors_Award_Supports_New_Sustainability_Course_to_Ecuador.htmlSummer of Opportunities Slated at Metro CenterCentral New York professionals looking to upgrade their job titles or simply sharpen their skills have a summer of opportunities ahead of them at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center starting this month. The Metro Center, on Syracuse's Clinton Square, will offer three series of programs focused on office management, customer service and leadership. Most programs are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August and include a boxed lunch. SUNY Oswego will provide transportation from its main campus in Oswego to the Metro Center and back for its employees and others in the area.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/june_2011/Summer_of_Pro_Development_Slated_at_Metro_Center.htmlWRVO Wins Grand AP prize in Statewide Radio JournalismSUNY Oswego’s National Public Radio affiliate, WRVO-FM, won the top award for radio journalism June 4 in the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association annual awards.WRVO’s nine first-place awards for news, enterprise, feature and sports coverage, along with general excellence, brought it the Steve Flanders Memorial Award, which goes to the most decorated radio station regardless of staff or market size.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/WRVO_Wins_Grand_AP_Prize.htmlVision for Predictable Tuition Realized in SUNY 2020SUNY leadership and student representatives praised passage of a financial plan that includes steady annual tuition increases for the next five years.State legislators approved the SUNY 2020 plan and the state university system’s Board of Trustees instituted it in late June.The plan, which takes effect this fall, calls for a $300 annual tuition increase for New York resident undergraduates at 29 campuses, including Oswego. Non-resident students attending SUNY’s four university centers at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook will see a 10 percent increase each year.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Vision_for_Predictable_Tuition_Realized_in_SUNY_2020.htmlVillage Named Best New Green Project in RegionThe Village, SUNY Oswego’s newest residential community, picked up another honor in May at the A Time to Build awards ceremony in Liverpool.First Niagara Financial Group sponsors the competition, which it calls Central New York’s most comprehensive development/construction/real-estate awards program.The townhouse complex near Glimmerglass Lagoon on campus won in the Best Green Project-New category. Hueber-Breuer Construction Co. entered The Village for the award. The other two finalists for best new green project were Old Forge Arts Center and King & King Architects' green roof in Syracuse.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Village_Named_Best_New_Green_Project_in_Region.htmlSustainability Team in PlaceThe President’s Climate Commitment and Environmental Sustainability Team was formed this spring and charged by President Deborah F. Stanley with creating a plan to make Oswego a more environmentally sustainable campus. Members took part in a retreat led by Lee Davis and Rob Neimeier from the engineering firm O’Brien and Gere, with a goal to creating a sustainability roadmap for Oswego’s future.The team, which features representatives from across campus, is expected to:http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Sustainability_Team_in_Place.htmlAlumni Celebrate at Special ReunionMore than 1,100 alumni and friends came to celebrate SUNY Oswego’s 150th birthday at the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration June 10 to 12.Guests made “celebrate” the operative word, pouring into a Friday night concert in downtown Oswego and dancing the evening away during the Happy Birthday Bash dinner Saturday in the Campus Center.Days were filled with numerous events for classes celebrating milestone anniversary years as well as dozens of Greek and other student organization mini-reunions. Oswego Alumni Association photographers captured much of the action.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Alumni_Celebrate_at_Special_Reunion.htmlStudents Testify to Value of Brazilian Research Experience Oswego students Earl Bellinger ’12 and Janet Buckner ’11 eagerly tell how their summer 2010 work at the college’s global laboratories in Brazil studying the stars and surveying wildlife has opened opportunities for them as future scientists.As they prepared to return this summer, they had a chance to share their stories with representatives of the international partnership that is supporting a Brazilian research experience for them and 13 other SUNY students this year and another 15 next year.Officials from Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander, the SUNY system and Brazil’s State of Alagoas visited SUNY Oswego in May to hear Bellinger’s and Buckner’s presentations. Banco Santander awarded $160,000 to SUNY to support student participation in ongoing research at Brazilian sites in Oswego’s new network of global laboratories.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Students_Testify_to_Value_of_Brazilian_Research_Experience_.htmlFormer Laker Named Boston U B-ball CoachBoston University named Joe Jones ’87, M ’89 the 25th head coach of the men's basketball program June 23."After an extensive search, we are thrilled to have Joe Jones take over the reins of a BU basketball program that is on the rise," BU Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch said in a press release. "Joe comes with impressive credentials and past head coaching experience that will help take the program to the next level."A former head coach at Columbia University, Jones left Boston College after one year as associate head coach and returns to the America East Conference after gaining coaching experience in the Big East Conference, Ivy League and Atlantic Coast Conference over the past 14 seasons.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Former_Laker_Named_Boston_U_B-ball_Coach.htmlProfessor, Student Help Map Harborfest in 3DJames Early, an associate professor of computer science, and students have helped create the first all-digital, 3D map of Harborfest, one of the region’s largest summer festivals. The main goal of the mapping project is to move away from a hand-drawn map of the festival’s parks, and into a digital tool for organizers to plan space assignments.“The way they set up the festival was that a person sat down with a piece of graph paper and a pencil and they would draw stuff,” said Early.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/Professor_Student_Help_Map_Harborfest_in_3D.htmlGENIUS Unites Nations, SolutionsJoseph Meyer of Oregon has created a new energy source and solution to a pair of pollution problems. Mashiad Mostafa and The Ngone Oo of Myanmar have discovered non-chemical ways to enhance a traditional homeopathic mosquito repellant.Meyer’s chicken waste recycler and Myanmar team’s alternative uses for Thanaka wood were just two of 196 science and art projects originating in 46 countries and 31 states at the inaugural GENIUS Olympiad June 26 to 30, held on campus.“We need your brains, we need your energy and we need your curiosity,” said Annie Griffiths, National Geographic photographer and keynote speaker at the opening June 27. “You guys are going to make the world a better place.”http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/july_2011/GENIUS_Unites_Nations_Solutions.htmlWomen's Swimming and Diving Recognized as Scholar All-America TeamThe Oswego State women's swimming and diving team was recently recognized as a NCAA Division III Scholar All-America team by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2010-11 season. In order to be named on the All-Academic list, teams must have earned a combined team grade point average of 3.00 or higher during the Spring 2011 semester. http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Womens_Swimming_and_Diving_Recognized_as_Scholar_All-America_Team.htmlHall of Fame Class of 2011 AnnouncedThe Oswego Alumni Association will induct five key members of the Laker sports legacy into the Oswego State Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Hall_of_Fame_Class_of_2011_Announced.htmlChancellor’s Award Winners Shaped Alumni LivesTwo Oswego faculty members were honored with prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Chancellors_Award_Winners_Shaped_Alumni_Lives.htmlAlumni, Friends Invest Nearly $3 Million in OswegoThe Fund for Oswego raised $2,981,548 with the help of 6,989 alumni, faculty,staff, emeriti, parents and friends from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Alumni_Friends_Invest_Nearly_3_Million_in_Oswego.htmlSUNY Oswego to Offer Literacy Coaching Programs for EducatorsSUNY Oswego plans to offer educators an opportunity to help develop their school districts’ approaches to literacy education, with a four-day Literacy Coaching Institute in August, following up the next week with a two-day Advanced Literacy Coaching Institute.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Literacy_Coaching.htmlOswego MBA Offers New OptionsWith fall semester classes starting this month, anyone interested in SUNY Oswego’s MBA program will have more options than ever before. http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/august_2011/Oswego_MBA_Offers_New_Options.htmlAlumni, Community Invited to Remember 9/11 on CampusSUNY Oswego Student Affairs and the Oswego Alumni Association are inviting graduates back to campus to participate in several 9/11 remembrance events slated for Sunday and Monday.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Alumni_Community_Invited_to_Remember_911_on_Campus.htmlOnline Transcript Ordering Increases Security, ConvenienceTranscripts required for employment, post-graduate study or any other reason will arrive faster and more securely via an online ordering system launched last month.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Online_Transcript_Ordering_Increases_Security_Convenience.htmlBetsy Hayden Named Oswego State Head Volleyball CoachBetsy Hayden has been hired as the new head coach for the Laker volleyball team. Hayden joins Oswego State after a season launching the inaugural men's and women's volleyball programs at Wells College.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Betsy_Hayden_Named_Oswego_State_Head_Volleyball_Coach.htmlOnline Course Offerings for Fall Rise at SUNY OswegoThe numbers are up for online course sections this fall at SUNY Oswego, thanks to increased interest among prospective students, support from academic deans and department chairs, participation and flexibility among faculty members and a new online MBA program.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Online_Course_Offerings_for_Fall_Rise_at_SUNY_Oswego.htmlALANA Celebrates 25th, Welcomes Co-founderOne of ALANA’s founding voices will contribute to the 25th annual celebration of diversity as keynote speaker this month.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/ALANA_Celebrates_25th_Welcomes_Co-founder.htmlVolunteers Will Make Reunion 2012 MemorableAlumni and friends celebrated Oswego’s 150th birthday at the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration this year and it was quite a party.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Volunteers_Will_Make_Reunion_2012_Memorable.htmlScott Landers Named Oswego State Head Baseball CoachScott Landers has been selected to be the Oswego State Head Baseball Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. The Windsor native joins the Laker staff after serving as the assistant coach at Le Moyne College for the past nine seasons.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Scott_Landers_Named_Oswego_State_Head_Baseball_Coach.htmlSUNY Oswego Reaches Out to Small BusinessesSUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations and Small Business Development Center have started a public outreach campaign throughout Oswego County to promote their business services.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/SUNY_Oswego_Reaches_Out_to_Small_Businesses.htmlFulbright Scholar to Educate Researchers in KenyaFaith Maina, a SUNY Oswego faculty member and a new Fulbright Scholar, looks forward to returning this school year to her native Kenya as she seeks to build the research and writing skill sets of young Kenyan scholars.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Fulbright_Scholar_to_Educate_Researchers_in_Kenya.htmlOswego Again a Best Regional CollegeSUNY Oswego is one of 220 institutions Princeton Review recommends in the 2012 edition of its guide, The Best Northeastern Colleges, published earlier this month by Random House/Princeton Review Books.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/september_2011/Oswego_Again_a_Best_Regional_College.htmlFormer Oswego State Men's Soccer Coach Ernest Luongo Passes AwayFormer Oswego State men's soccer coach and Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Luongo passed away Sunday at the age of 88.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Former_Oswego_State_Mens_Soccer_Coach_Ernest_Luongo_Passes_Away.htmlMedia Summit Invites Students, Public to ‘Diversify Yourself’Diversity in the workplace has expanded beyond ethnicity and gender to include technology and various platforms of communication.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Media_Summit_Invites_Students_Public_to_Diversify_Yourself.htmlCampus Celebrates Founder, SesquicentennialThe year of SUNY Oswego’s birth 150 years ago takes on lives of its own Tuesday as faculty, staff and students mark the college’s sesquicentennial near Glimmerglass Lagoon, with the Village student townhouses as a backdrop. A “birthday bash” for founder Edward Austin Sheldon—born Oct. 4, 1823—put an exclamation point on the day’s festivities. http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Campus_Celebrates_Founder_Sesquicentennial.htmlALANA Conference Co-Founder Holmes Comes Home for KeynoteThe 25th anniversary of the African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Leadership Conference brought audience interaction and genuine astonishment from keynote speaker and co-founder Tyrone Holmes M ’89.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/ALANA_Conference_Co-Founder_Holmes_Comes_Home_for_Keynote.htmlNext Stop: Reunion Weekend!Come relive the days of touring, touting and taking questions at Reunion 2012 June 8 to 10.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Next_Stop_Reunion_Weekend.htmlSummer Scholars Show ResearchThe second summer of the Summer Scholars Program yielded a Sheldon Ballroom-full of projects from students practicing a variety of creative and scientific pursuits Sept. 9.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Summer_Scholars_Show_Research.htmlLiving Writers Series Student Becomes the TeacherJon Chopan ’03 celebrated the publishing of his first book in his return to a course the now-Ohio State University professor took as an Oswego student.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Living_Writers_Series_Student_Becomes_the_Teacher.htmlSUNY Oswego a Perennial Best in College GuideU.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2012. Oswego is No. 17 on the U.S. News accounting of the best 50 public campuses in the Northern region this year.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/SUNY_Oswego_a_Perennial_Best_in_College_Guide.htmlLeone Named Head Basketball CoachJason Leone has been named the 17th head coach of men’s basketball at Oswego. http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/october_2011/Leone_Named_Head_Basketball_Coach.htmlGraduate Certificate Programs Help Meet Demand for Digitized Health RecordsTwo new graduate certificate programs in health will help address a pressing need, fueled by federal mandates and incentives, for trained workers to make medical records available electronically across the spectrum of health care providers.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Graduate_Certificate_Programs_Help_Meet_Demand_for_Digitized_Health_Records.htmlScanning Electron Microscope Offers Nanoscale ViewsWhen Fehmi Damkaci peers at the computer monitor next to the gleaming electron gun of the college’s new scanning electron microscope, he sees the future—a vital piece of equipment for the sciences and their new home.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Scanning_Electron_Microscope_Offers_Nanoscale_Views.htmlMen's Basketball Ranked In Two More Preseason PollsThe Oswego State men's basketball team has made several preseason rankings lists as it gets ready for a Nov. 15 season opener at St. Lawrence.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Mens_Basketball_Ranked_In_Two_More_Preseason_Polls.htmlBrazil's ‘Science Without Borders’ to Send Students to OswegoBecoming a destination for students in Brazil's Science Without Borders project shows SUNY Oswego's growing reputation in global education, Interim Provost Lorrie Clemo said.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Brazils_Science_Without_Borders_to_Send_Students_to_Oswego.htmlDiversity Grows Among Strong Incoming ClassSUNY Oswego has nearly the same numbers of new freshmen and transfers this fall as last, but the number from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups continues to rise.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Diversity_Grows_Among_Strong_Incoming_Class.htmlMen's and Women's Ice Hockey Eye Frozen FourAfter making its first back-to-back appearances at the NCAA Division III Frozen Four in program history, it is safe to say the standard of excellence for the Oswego State men's ice hockey program continues to climb. This season is no exception, as the 2011-12 Laker squad is driven to not only return to the NCAA Tournament, but to reclaim the SUNY Athletic Conference title.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Mens_and_Womens_Ice_Hockey_Eye_Frozen_Four.htmlNew Media Means High Expectations for New GradsThe Web has bred so many sources to sort, so many audiences to engage and so much content to create, a panel of experts agreed at the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit Oct. 27 at SUNY Oswego. Actually, those sources are called feeds; the audiences, user bases; and the content, multi-platform media.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/New_Media_Means_High_Expectations_for_New_Grads.htmlHockey, Basketball Webcasts ReturnThe Oswego State Athletic Department is pleased to announce that most men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, men's basketball, and women's basketball games will be webcast during the 2011-12 seasons when school is in session.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/Hockey_Basketball_Webcasts_Return.htmlORI Author Shares Memoir-Writing ExperienceIn the search to finding the answers to what makes us human, Vanessa Woods and husband, Brian Hare, study bonobo apes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/november_2011/ORI_Author_Shares_Memoir-Writing_Experience.htmlFall Athletes Named to All-SUNYAC TeamsOswego State field hockey player Kelly Collins ’12 became a two-time First Team All-SUNY Athletic Conference selection and her teammate Ashley Collins ’14 was chosen for the Second Team in November. Both were joined by two women’s soccer and one men’s soccer all-conference selections.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Fall_Athletes_Named_to_All-SUNYAC_Teams.htmlHometown Entrepreneur Is on the RiseThings are looking up for Mike Taber ’06, who is giving entrepreneurship a second try with a business dedicated to rock climbing in Oswego.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Hometown_Entrepreneur_Is_on_the_Rise.htmlNew Minor in Sustainability Studies Underscores Going GreenA new minor in sustainability studies lends energy and coordination to a wide variety of courses that feature ideas, projects and policies for better stewardship of the world.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/New_Minor_in_Sustainability_Studies_Underscores_Going_Green.htmlCollege Rolls Out Mobile Website to Meet Growing DemandThe launch of the college’s new mobile website allows users to connect with the campus through a location-based map, interactive directory and many other features.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/College_Rolls_Out_Mobile_Website_to_Meet_Growing_Demand.htmlHall of Fame Induction Spurs Reminiscing, RecognitionHall of Fame weekend presented Oswego State athletes and coaches with memories of their once-upon-a-time home and introduced five new members to the Oswego State Athletic Hall of Fame.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Hall_of_Fame_Induction_Spurs_Reminiscing_Recognition.htmlAlumnus Takes City’s Top Seat in OswegoOswego’s mayor-elect has witnessed the city through the ages as a native son, college student and professional. Now Tom Gillen ’72 is eager to help move it into a new age.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Alumnus_Takes_Citys_Top_Seat_in_Oswego.htmlPrinceton Review Recognizes School of Business for Eighth YearTwo new graduate certificate programs in health will help address a pressing need, fueled by federal mandates and incentives, for trained workers to make medical records available electronically across the spectrum of health care providers.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Princeton_Review_Recognizes_School_of_Business_for_Eighth_Year.htmlOswego Team Develops Business, App in 54 hoursFive SUNY Oswego students showed off their computer science skills and business savvy Nov. 4 to 6 in a business-startup competition that brought 146 students and faculty from 10 colleges together with scientists, engineers, software developers, designers and other professional mentors to harness entrepreneurial drive throughout the region.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Oswego_Team_Develops_Business_App_in_54_hours.htmlHonor Roll of Appreciation PostedThe Oswego Office of Alumni Relations and University Development recognized the 6,989 alumni, faculty, emeriti, staff, parents and friends of SUNY Oswego, who made gifts to The Fund for Oswego from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, and raised nearly $3 million.http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/publications/e-newsletter/2011/december_2011/Honor_Roll_of_Appreciation_Posted.html