The Rankings Roundup

The Rankings Roundup

Several national organizations have issued their college rankings, and SUNY Oswego continues to receive high praise for affordability, hands-on learning opportunities, green practices, student and graduate success, excellent faculty and academic programs. Here are some of the college’s most recent honors: Top 25 Ranking for Online MBA: The School of Business’ online master’s in business

Alumnus Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Alumnus Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

When Robert Hartranft ’64 offered to help coach baseball at the Farmingdale (N.Y.) public school district back in 1967, he was handed a lacrosse stick. “They told me when a position opened up with baseball, they’d let me know,” Hartranft said. A self-proclaimed “baseball and basketball kind of guy,” Hartranft had never played lacrosse. But

Oz to LA: Alumni Trivia

Oz to LA: Alumni Trivia

Celebrity Connections — Can you connect these Oswego alumni with the celebrity they have worked with? Clues can be found in past issues of the OSWEGO Alumni Magazine! Find out more about LA-area Oswego alumni in Oz to LA: The Road from Campus to Cali. Constance Schwartz ’90              Debra

Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumna Reaches Final Four in Weather-Inspired Reality TV Show

Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumna Reaches Final Four in Weather-Inspired Reality TV Show

When hundreds of seasoned and aspiring meteorologists submitted applications to compete in a reality television show featuring hilarious weather-related challenges, a SUNY Oswego alumna was among the 12 finalists chosen. Christina Faraone ’11 of Walden, N.Y., was selected to join the latest charge in the reality TV movement as a contestant on “America’s Next Weatherman.”

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Less than a year after he did live on-campus broadcasts of “Wake Up With Al” and NBC’s “Today” show, Al Roker ’76 returned to campus Sept. 25, making time for visits with students before an evening book reading and discussion of his latest writing project, The Storm of the Century. He made good use of

At 66, Alumna Makes Big Screen Debut

At 66, Alumna Makes Big Screen Debut

Two months after graduating from SUNY Oswego, Sharon Watroba Burns ’71 moved from her hometown, Amsterdam, N.Y., to New York City—transitioning from student of theatre to professional actress. In New York City, Watroba Burns found ways to survive as an actress for over a quarter of a century—acting in everything from soap operas to the

College Expands Opportunity with Syracuse Campus

College Expands Opportunity with Syracuse Campus

With the official designation of the SUNY Oswego Metro Center as a branch campus, people residing or working in the area will be able to complete in-demand degree and certificate programs in Clinton Square. Courses in support of master’s and graduate certificate programs have been offered at the center for more than six years, but

2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards Recognize Student, Employee Excellence

2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards Recognize Student, Employee Excellence

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknow­ledge and provide SUNY-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction and serving the public good. 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s

Snapshots: Faculty Research and Creative Work

Snapshots: Faculty Research and Creative Work

Combatting Obesity Amy Bidwell (left) and Elizabeth Keida of the health promotion and wellness faculty meet in Mary Walker Health Center to talk about a program to help obese children in Oswego County and in northeast Brazil learn about nutrition, exercise and behavioral triggers for unhealthy eating. Thanks to earning a highly competitive grant from

College Announces New Leadership for School of Communication, Media and the Arts

College Announces New Leadership for School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Julie Pretzat, the former associate dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts, was promoted to dean of the school effective July 1, President Deborah F. Stanley announced. Faculty member Jennifer Knapp, former chair of the Department of Com­munication Studies, was named associate dean of the school. “In her nearly 30 years at