PHOTO: Joseph Coughlin ’82 Keynote

Joseph Coughlin '82 and President Clinton

Joseph Coughlin ’82, right, director of MIT’s AgeLab, was one of three keynotes speakers at the 2013 CEO Forum in Napa Valley, Calif., in November. His talk on the impact of demographic change and aging on global business followed former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates and preceded former U.S. President Bill

Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright

Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.

In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to a one-year commitment. Thirty-five years later, the curtain falls on his final exit from a remarkable performance. He says he doesn’t know exactly how retirement will play, but he will continue to write and perform. Teaching

Curtain Up on Professor’s Plays and Pedagogy

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Brad Korbesmeyer

Brad Korbesmeyer teaches advanced playwriting in Lee Hall dance space because, he says, “Plays are not for the page; they’re for the stage.” In his 22nd year at Oswego, Korbesmeyer is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. But, this recipient of the President’s Advisor of the Year Award and Chancellor’s Award

Developing Dichotomies into Balance

Professor Juan Perdiguero

Black and white. Animalistic and humanistic. Public and private. Technique and passion. Professor Juan Perdiguero has manipulated opposing elements into a harmonious and satisfying life as an artist and a teacher. Using only paper towels, cotton swabs and his hands, he draws large-scale, lifelike images of mostly dogs and monkeys by wiping away black etching

Professor Opens Ears and Minds to Classical Music

Juan Francisco La Manna

Juan Francisco La Manna tells the story as it has been told to him. He’s at a family gathering. He’s 4. He jumps atop a table and sings a rousing aria from Rigoletto. The amused adults are unified in their response: piano lessons. As a teenager in Venezuela, La Manna was simultaneously attending high school

ARTSwego Brings the Creative Arts to Oswego

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Performance

Since its creation 25 years ago, the ARTSwego program at SUNY Oswego has supplemented classroom experiences available to students by bringing outstanding professional artists to the campus for performances, exhibitions, screenings and readings. Frequently, guest artists also participate in extended residencies that build connections with public schools and other partnering organizations in nearby communities. In


Sabrina Sutton '14

The Department of Athletics had several teams reach milestones during the fall season. Oswego is proud to be laying the groundwork for success, as many squads are trending upwards with various improvements in 2013. Women’s Soccer Oswego State women’s soccer team ended the year with a record of 10-7 improving from its 7-9 record last

O-RITE Teacher Training Model Results in Lasting Benefits

Jean Pierre Rosas M’13

Three-year funding for the Oswego Residency Initiative for Teacher Education expires in August. But the positive effects of the clinically rich O-RITE model are being felt by the 31 participants, secondary students and mentors in high-need placement schools, and faculty in the department of curriculum and instruction. Barbara Garii, school of education associate dean, and

Oswego Expands Its Global Connections in China and India

Oswego Expands Its Global Connections in China and India

SUNY Oswego administrators recently announced two new partnerships that will expand international exchanges and opportunities for campus members. In November, SUNY Oswego and Communication University of China in Beijing signed an agreement that could send as many as 20 Chinese students a year to Oswego to complete their undergraduate degrees in broadcasting and mass communications,

Oswego One of Six SUNY Colleges to Debut Open SUNY

Stephen Aschkenes ’14

The SUNY system has selected SUNY Oswego’s nationally ranked online master’s in business administration and MBA in health services administration to join only six other degree programs in the soft launch this spring of Open SUNY. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher introduced the new Open SUNY degree programs during her annual State of the University