OSWEGO LOOKS TO SCRIPT SUCCESS WITH NEW CINEMA
SUNY Oswego’s new cinema and screen studies
major will offer lessons far beyond making films,
its co-coordinators said.
Bennet Schaber and Amy Shore, the new major’s
co-coordinators in the English and creative writing
department, point to a 2005 New
York Times article headlined “Is
a Cinema Studies Degree the New M.B.A.?”
The skills students develop in these courses translate
into many areas of business, Schaber noted.
“Being a film major is not a bad way to
get a job,” Schaber said. He said the major,
which received final approval in December, teaches
such in-demand traits as...MORE
HOUR TO PROVIDE DIVERSE EVENTS AT SUNY OSWEGO
SUNY Oswego’s College Hour will debut at
12:40 p.m. every Wednesday this semester with
a schedule that includes performances, lectures,
dance workshops, comedy, films and more.
College Hour activities are dedicated to student
involvement, topical issues and personal enrichment
during a time that will not conflict with classes.
Events are free and open to the community.
Rhonda Mandel, SUNY Oswego interim dean of arts
and sciences, said a major goal is to enhance
the college’s sense of community at a time
of maximum convenience.
“A lot of these events are traditionally
things we really want our students to attend,
YORK STATE MUSIC FUND SUPPORTS DARWIN PRODUCTION
THROUGH SUNY OSWEGO
The Artswego Performing Arts Series at SUNY Oswego
has received a $95,000 grant from the New York
State Music Fund to support collaboration between
composer Richard Einhorn and the college to create
a multimedia production based on the life and
work of Charles Darwin.
Julie Pretzat, professor and chair of music, is
working with Einhorn on early stages of the choral
work, tentatively titled “The Origin of
the Origin,” to debut at Oswego in March
Einhorn first collaborated with Pretzat when he
brought his multimedia masterwork “Voices
of Light” to SUNY Oswego in 2004. “Voices
of Light” mixed live music as the “voices”
TARGETED AS NEXT ORI BOOK
The novel Bombingham
by Anthony Grooms has been selected for campuswide
reading this summer, and activities in the next
academic year, under the Oswego Reading Initiative.
The book spans two pivotal historic events and
offers a personal, identifiable narrative through
fictional protagonist Walter Burke, said Rhonda
Mandel, interim dean of arts and sciences.
“The main character is fighting in Vietnam,
but he’s also reminiscing about growing
up in Birmingham, Ala., during the civil rights
movement,” Mandel said. “It’s
also a juxtaposition to Vietnam, in how what happened
in Birmingham affected how he functioned in Vietnam.”
The action finds Burke trying to compose a letter
to the parents of...MORE
:::Bridging the Gap:::
TO SPEAK ABOUT ART, TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE
The Washington Post
considers him “one of the most intriguing
minds in the Western world.” With such a
unique and entertaining perspective on how people
and institutions transform, James Burke takes
his audience on a creative journey through the
history of science, technology and social change.
The intrepid researcher, writer and producer will
be on the Oswego State campus to speak about “Technology,
Change and the Arts” Wednesday, Feb. 21,
at 8 p.m. in Hewitt Union ballroom.
“He has been brought here as the keynote
:::Life after College:::
CONNECTIONS GUIDES THE WAY
More than 100 Oswego State students attended the
New York City Career Connections event, sponsored
by the Oswego Alumni Association, held at the
Fashion Institute of Technology Jan. 4.
The event hosted 40 Oswego alumni from a variety
of professions and included a question-and-answer
panel as well as the networking portion.
The event was an opportunity for juniors and seniors,
as well as recent graduates, to network with professionals,
get help with their résumés and
find out exactly what their chosen profession
“The networking that goes on in New York
is constant,” Louis
A. Borrelli Jr. ’77 told...MORE
EATS TO CELEBRITY GREETS, OSWEGO ALUMNI FILL RACHAEL
Kristen LoVullo ’05
never imagined a job in television.
LoVullo, a public relations major and marketing
minor, entered the real world just like every
other Oswego graduate, to find a job in her chosen
field. But when the job didn’t deliver like
she had hoped, LoVullo jumped at the opportunity
given by friend and sorority sister, Stephanie
Serr ’05, to become a part of the
crew at the new “Rachael Ray” daytime
Serr, a broadcasting major, spent her first year
out of college working for “The Tony Danza
Show.” But when the show was cancelled,
Serr, using a networking opportunity, got...MORE
TEACHES, TRAVELS, HEADS NYS TESOL
Twenty years ago Joanne
K. Beard ’72, a teacher in the Utica
City School District, said “Yes” to
a challenge: teaching English as a Second Language
to the district’s burgeoning population
This January Beard said “Yes” to a
new endeavor: She began her presidency of the
New York State TESOL organization, representing
1,000 teachers of English as a Second Language
Beard teaches at Utica Proctor High School, where
English language learners make up about 250 of
the school’s 2,600 students. She travels
to Columbia Teachers College in New York City
once a month for...MORE
:::A Common Goal:::
INTERNSHIPS, NETWORKING AND RÉSUMÉS
CAN GET YOU YOUR DREAM JOB
“The issue facing a lot of recent graduates,
especially in communications, is the field has
a need for a much stronger internship background,”
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) mentor Sean
Koppelman ’90 said.
Koppelman, a communications major, is now the
president of his own company called the Talent
Magnet, a recruiting firm that places people in
a variety of different careers and positions.
Working in the recruiting business has Koppelman
NAME A LOCKER FOR TONY
Tony Sgro ’82
was the type of hockey player his teammates and
friends remember fondly—so much so that
they set up a fund to name a locker in his memory
in the Lakers locker room at the new Campus Center.
Sgro, who died Sept. 12 of cancer at age 49, played
center for the Lakers from 1978 to 1982.
“Tony was a special guy to a lot of people,
especially in this room,” said Rick
Pratt ’82, who along with Todd
Amann ’81 spearheaded the drive to
name the locker for Sgro.
Pratt was speaking to friends gathered in the
locker room Dec. 29 at the...MORE
SEARCHING FOR ALUMNI, DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS
Oswego’s alumni and development team has
openings for two professionals.
The college is currently searching for a major
gifts officer and an associate
vice president for development and alumni relations.
“If any alumni with experience in these
fields are interested in serving their alma mater
as part of the alumni and development team, we
would welcome their...MORE
:::New Arena, New Traditions:::
Oswego State’s men’s ice hockey games
against Plattsburgh always bring out the best
in the teams, campuses and communities. These
perennial SUNYAC contenders have a storied rivalry
that has, in recent seasons, been marked by a
few unfortunate incidents during games between
Some fans have repeatedly thrown objects on the
playing surface throughout games in both Oswego
and Plattsburgh in recent seasons, resulting in
numerous delay-of-game penalties against the home
teams. A fun tradition has negatively affected
the teams and competitions, when league championships
are at stake.
It’s time for a change, and the Oswego State
players and coaches have...MORE
DIVER BREAKS TWO SUNYAC RECORDS
Kevin Morgan ’08
of the men’s swimming and diving team continues
to excel in his diving career at Oswego State.
Morgan, a junior diver on the men’s swimming
and diving team, set all-time SUNYAC records in
two diving events in a meet held at Laker Pool
Jan. 16, against Cortland.
Morgan scored 527.80 for 11 dives on the one-meter
diving board, and scored 336.75 for six dives
on the three-meter board. Both were conference
Morgan is a native of Saratoga Springs, a two-time
NCAA qualifier and was an All-American in 2006.
He now owns the Oswego State records in three
of the four diving disciplines, and was named...MORE
YOUR CALENDARS FOR ALUMNI EVENTS
Oswego graduates will be able to gather and mingle
with fellow SUNY alumni at a special event in
It’s not too late to register
for the Atlanta All-SUNY Alumni Reception Thursday,
Feb. 15. The event will take place from 6 to 8
p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell
in the Alpharetta area. The address is 1075 Holcomb
Bridge Road, Roswell, Ga.
Keep your calendars open for several alumni events
On Tuesday, March 13, Charlotte, N.C., alumni
will gather at...MORE
:::Join our Community:::
OFFERS NEW INCENTIVE TO JOIN
the exclusive online community for SUNY Oswego
alumni, has always offered lots of “gifts”
to members. You can update your contact info,
connect with lost friends, post class notes, promote
your business, search a huge job database and
even get your own free, permanent e-mail address.
But for a limited time, OsweGoConnect members
have the chance to earn another kind of gift.
Everyone who is a registered member on OsweGoConnect