Composer Nick Gianopoulos and His Life ‘Con Variazioni’

George “Nick” Gianopoulos ’07, right, top, composer-in-residence for the LA-based Symbiosis Chamber Ensemble, turns pages for Oswego music professor Robert Auler, who performs Gianopoulos’ classical piece, “Theme and Variations,” during a concert in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.

Enrolling without specifying a major, George Nicholas Gianopoulos ’07 expected his SUNY Oswego journey to proceed “con variazioni,” with changes. He was leaning toward computer science, when—as one of 126 students enrolled in MUS 101, a general education music appreciation course—he discovered his passion. He played no instrument. He did not read music. He insists

Visual Artist Jeffrey Newell Prospers in ‘Amazing Learning Environment’

Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13

“I call my under­graduate peers and faculty my film family . . . [Oswego] wanted me to stay . . . I came back for grad school in the art program. Now I have an art family, and they’ve adopted me.” — Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13 Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13 shared his talents in photography, videography and the

New Members, Oswego Alumni Association Board

New OAA Board Members

Three graduates who have already demonstrated their commitment to SUNY Oswego and its students have been elected to the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, the policy-setting arm of OAA. They attended their initial meeting on campus Oct. 4. Joining the board are: Cathleen Richards ’09, Washington, D.C., a broadcasting and mass communication major, owns District

Return to Oz IV

Return to Oz IV

More than 100 attendees “eased on down the road” to the Return to Oz Reunion Sept. 27 – 29. Alumni reconnected at more than 15 events and activities throughout the weekend, including a welcome dinner on Friday, a picnic at Fall­brook on Saturday afternoon and a dinner dance on Saturday night. This was the fourth Alumni of Color

Alumnus Helps Make Oswego a Top School for Veterans

Veteran's Lounge

Lt. Col. Mike Waters ’70 USAF (Ret.) knows what it is like to be a veteran-student at SUNY Oswego. He served several tours in combat with the Air National Guard before finishing his degree, nine and a half years after his high school graduation. Waters has been supporting veterans’ initiatives on campus for years, starting the

A Heritage of Mentorship Continues From the Shinemans To the Danas

Shinemans to the Danas

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” —HARRIET TUBMAN Sometimes, we make choices that lead us to the best possible circumstance among the best possible people we could hope for in our lives. When that happens, we thank our lucky stars,

Alumni Soar in the Sciences

Alumni Soar in the Sciences

Launched from Oswego’s lakeside laboratories and classrooms, mentored by Oswego’s dedicated faculty and inspired by a culture of inquiry, Oswego alumni soar in research, discovery, innovation and design. They lead the way in a variety of groundbreaking missions; their work is a testimony to the vigor of the Oswego experience and the value of an Oswego degree. Read more

A Chemist Abroad

Stacy Trey ’02

At the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Stacy Trey ’02 collaborates on projects to make lightweight, anti-static building materials; she also works at SP Wood Technology and Process Development to formulate commodity chemicals from pulp and paper industry residual streams. Trey is a chemist, who says she was encouraged by Oswego professors to participate in summer programs

Varied Oswego Program Prepares Science Grad for Multiple Careers

John Planz ’84, Ph.D.

University of North Texas Health and Science Center Professor John V. Planz ’84, Ph.D., offers this advice to students: “Don’t have blinders on. You never know what opportunities might come up.” This wisdom, shared by one of America’s leading forensic scientists, represents what Planz has learned from his own journey. “Forensics?” he asks. “Never even on my