CAMPUS CENTER DEBUTS
WITH WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION
Alumni are invited to a week of events to celebrate
the opening of the college's first new building
in 35 years this month.
The Campus Center construction is part of a larger
complex including Swetman and Poucher halls as
well as more than $160 million of campus-wide
renewal, upgrades and updating to enhance Oswego's
Join in the celebration at a special event for
the Oswego community, a pep rally for students
and the first hockey games in the new center's
convocation center/ice arena, all among the...MORE
:::Media and Sports:::
SUMMIT TO EXAMINE MEDIA IMPACT ON SPORTS
The impact of media on sports will be the focus
of the second annual Louis
A. Borrelli Jr. ’77 Media
Summit at SUNY Oswego at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct.
20, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. A panel of national
figures in athletics and sports journalism will
discuss "The Impact of Media on U.S. Sports:
Who's Winning? Media, Teams, Athletes or Fans?"
Panelists will be George Bodenheimer, president
of ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chairman of Disney
Media Networks; Dr. Myles Brand, president of
the National Collegiate Athletic Association;
Linda Bruno, commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference;
Richard Sandomir, sports reporter and columnist
for the New York Times;
and Stuart Robinson, athletic director at SUNY
Linda Cohn ’81,
an anchor on ESPN's “SportsCenter,”
DEMS LOOK BEYOND THE SOUTH
In his book Whistling
Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the
South, published this month,
Dr. Thomas F. Schaller ’89 issues
a challenge to the political party: Build a winning
coalition outside the South.
Schaller argues that Republicans now dominate
the South. “Rather than superficial and
mostly futile pandering to the nation’s
most conservative voters, Democrats should begin
to build a non-Southern majority by unapologetically
tailoring policies and targeting messages to more
receptive audiences outside the South,”
His message to Democrats wanting to score big
in this year’s mid-term election is to...MORE
:::Just Like Oz:::
TORNADOES ON THE LAKE
MAKE DRAMATIC PHOTOS
Dr. Scott M. Steiger ’99,
assistant professor of meteorology, always knew
Oswego was a great place to study meteorology.
Lake effect snow and other weather phenomena off
Lake Ontario were what drew him to the college
as an undergraduate. But the morning of Sept.
21 brought home the message in dramatic fashion.
The college’s location on the shore of a
Great Lake and just the right weather conditions
combined to give Steiger the opportunity to take
“unprecedented” photos of tornadoes
on the water, commonly called waterspouts.
“I was driving to work at about 7:40 a.m.,
and saw the clouds and...MORE
for a Cause:::
PLAYS GOLF TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER
Andy Girard ’00
wanted to get out of the sand trap and onto the
And he has, in a big way, by planning a golf-filled
summer that will see him playing courses in 48
states in only two months for charity. That is,
in essence, what the “Summer
of Andy — Fight Against Breast Cancer Tour”
is all about.
Girard had no real plan for the summer. After
three and a half years of working for WebMD in
New York City, he left that job and returned to
his hometown of Jeffersonville to spend the summer
with family and figure out what to do next.
His brother-in-law suggested playing golf in every
state in only one month’s time. After a
HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT SIX
Six former Laker athletes and coaches will be
inducted into the Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame
at the induction luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 11, in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom.
Join us as we induct Linda
Cohn '81 and Anne
Potter Collins '80 for their pioneering
achievements in women's ice hockey; Dr.
Casimir Kowalski '65, for his achievements
in men's basketball and Rick
Pratt '82 for his achievements in men's
Two former ice hockey coaches will also be honored
COLLEGE TO HOST FAMILY
SUNY Oswego will welcome the family and friends
of students to campus on Family
and Friends Weekend Oct. 20 to 22. Many activities
are scheduled to showcase the academic, athletic
and creative talents of Oswego students.
Family members can experience the excitement when
the puck drops for the first time in the new Campus
Center as the men’s and women’s hockey
teams kick off their seasons. Students’
families can take in “Antigone” by
Jean Anouilh in a theatre department production
or enjoy a concert by Oswego’s musical ensembles
and meet Oswego faculty, staff and administrators
RETURN TO OZ III SET
FOR FALL 2007
A grand dinner and ball, a concert by the Gospel
Choir and a lakeside picnic were some of the experiences
awaiting Oswego State alumni of color who came
back to campus for the first two Return to Oz
Don’t miss out! Come back in fall 2007 for
Return to Oz III set for Sept. 28 to 30, 2007.
Sign up to be a Return to Oz volunteer! It’s
a great opportunity to network with other alumni
of color, plan the...MORE
CROSS-COUNTRY, GOLF, VOLLEYBALL HOST INVITATIONALS
Oswego State athletics teams successfully hosted
and competed in invitational events in September,
showcasing their programs and facilities. Oswego
State will host yet another invitational tournament
Oct. 13 and 14 as the volleyball team welcomes
Gallaudet, St. Lawrence, Plattsburgh and Hartwick
to Ziel Gymnasium at Laker Hall.
The Oswego State cross country teams welcomed
13 men's and women's teams to campus for the 16th
Annual Oswego State Cross Country Invitational
Sept. 9. The competitors ran a scenic course through
the campus and along the shoreline of...MORE
:::Take a Seat!:::
NAME A SEAT IN CAMPUS CENTER
With the opening of the new Campus Center convocation
center/ice arena this month, Oswego’s Laker
hockey teams will take to the ice in a 2,500-seat
state-of-the-art arena. Alumni and friends of
Oswego will have the opportunity to name one of
those seats with a gift of $500.
“Supporting Oswego’s new Campus Center
is a generous act of philanthropy that creates
a lasting legacy for the donor in the heart of
the campus,” said Kerry
Casey Dorsey ’81, associate vice
president for development and alumni relations.
“Hockey fans, members of the greater Oswego
community and alumni are all invited to be part
of this special effort.”
Seats may be named in honor of...MORE
JACKSON JOINS DEVELOPMENT
Dan Jackson ’75
has joined the Office of University Development
as a major gifts officer.
As part of the development team, he will be working
to develop and maintain the college’s base
of philanthropic donors.
Jackson served as the assistant area industrial
director of Operation Oswego County, the area’s
community development agency, and for 23 years
owned and operated an Oswego business, Fred’s
News. He said he is looking forward to meeting
Oswego alumni and hearing their fond stories of
their time on campus.
He’ll have a few memories to share as well.
Not only is Jackson an...MORE
ALUMNI SAVE WITH
Since 1999, the Oswego Alumni Association has
endorsed Liberty Mutual’s Group Savings
Plus® program, and the response from members
has been tremendous. Oswego alumni greatly value
Liberty Mutual’s competitive, discounted
rates, and exceptional service and claims handling.
SUNY Oswego alumni receive an additional 10 percent
discount on car insurance and 5 percent on home
or renters insurance*. That’s a $100 savings
on your car insurance alone, if you’re paying
an average premium of $1,000 per vehicle (or more
in New York!). Auto policyholders also can receive...MORE