Theatre performance: "Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare"
Directed by Devin Brain. America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. $20 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in the Culkin Hall lot (E-6) and nearby lot E-18. 315-312-4581. theactingcompany.org.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
I Am Oz Speaker: Winona LaDuke
Former vice presidential candidate, sustainability and women's rights activist and co-founder of Honor the Earth, Winona LaDuke will speak about Honor the Earth's work, including its opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Part of SUNY Oswego's I Am Oz Diversity Speaker Series. Free, including parking, but ticket required. General public can obtain tickets starting March 20, at the Marano Campus Center box office or by calling 315-312-3073. Talk to begin at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. 315-312-5483.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Women's Softball vs. Houghton
Location: Laker Softball Field
Tuesday, March 28, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. LeMoyne
Location: Romney Tennis Courts
Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
No matter what the economy looks like, the job market is always a somewhat scary place for students about to graduate and leave the friendly confines of the Friendly College by the Lake.
When Tom Winiarski '91 visits campus as an Alumnus-in-Residence, he encourages students to think big, but start small.
Before becoming senior vice president and national sales manager of strategy and operations for Turner Entertainment, Winiarski was an administrative assistant offering standard greetings to callers at Katz Communications in New York City.
Winiarski hires his own assistants now, but he strives to mentor them in how to succeed long after they've left his office.
"I know it's a drag," Winiarski said. "You get out and you say to yourself, ‘Now what?'"
A mentor or advocate can help with finding the answer, he said.
Winiarski offers his advocacy to Oswego students whenever possible, encouraging them to take internships at Turner and start their career paths early. One recent graduate, Nora Rudewicz '08, heeded his advice and got her first job as an account service representative at Turner after interning there.
"We've had a lot of people we've hired [for] entry level jobs that we had as interns the previous summer," he said.
Winiarski first visited college classes at Howard University, where he was a guest professor as part of the Time Warner Diversity Outreach Program. For the past few years, he has made an annual trip to Oswego as part of the AIR (Alumni-in-Residence) program.
He said Oswego offered him a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis on writing skills. And while both of those things remain important, Winiarski tells students to use their non-academic qualities to make themselves conspicuous wherever they start out.
"You're putting your stock on the market in a way. You're creating personal equity," during time as an intern or at a first job, Winiarski said. "You can't teach someone to be creative, you can't teach someone to be engaging, so try to show that."
— Shane M. Liebler