Author talk: "Outcasts United"
Warren St. John, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "Outcasts United," will speak. The book tells the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a southern town that became a center for refugee resettlement, through the lens of a soccer team of refugee boys called "the Fugees." The book explores the difficulties the team and town face as people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds are forced to live and work together. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-2232.
Location: to be announced
Wednesday, Sept 28, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Elmira
Location: Romney Tennis Court
Sunday, Sept 25, noon - 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Romney Tennis Court
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Sunday, Sept 25, 4:15 a.m. - 4:15 a.m.
College leaders and dignitaries dedicated the Village townhouse community and marked the occasion with a tree planting Sept. 17.
Like the groundbreaking for the Science, Engineering and Innovation Corridor earlier the same day, the ceremony focused on the new complex's role in educating students.
"We are certain that the Village will be a place where our students can grow and prosper," Vice President for Student Affairs Joseph Grant said. One benefit is the proximity to learning centers that on-campus housing provides the 348 juniors and seniors who might otherwise live in town.
The Village houses students in four- and six-person units in a complex just south of Glimmerglass Lagoon. The state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible community features such off-campus amenities as a full kitchen, furnished living rooms, laundry units in each house and a large commons building for leisure and studying.
Take a tour via these slideshows.
Residence Life and Housing Director Rick Kolenda said that the completion of the Village is a reflection of the collective efforts from a variety of different groups, including architects, construction crews, administrative planning and student focus groups.
"The community feel is something that you remember for the rest of your life," Student Association President Steven DiMarzo '11 said at the dedication. "It's what attracts good students and it's proof of how Oswego can expand and adapt."
Read what student residents have to say and look at pictures from inside the new community in the Fall 2010 issue of Oswego alumni magazine.
— Shane M. Liebler
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