Faculty Hall of Fame – John Weeks

John Weeks

John Weeks cupped his hands into a nest as he recalled the moment as a young child when he saw four bright blue robin eggs and learned that baby birds were growing inside. At 90, he traced a lifetime of loving, teaching and preserving nature back to that defining moment on his brother’s Albion, N.Y.,

Winning the Game of Life

Winning the Game of Life

 SUNY Oswego Division III Athletics Program provides students with skills that translate to success in their work and play   Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04 was coming off an impressive junior year season of swimming at Oswego High School, and she was ready to secure an athletic scholarship during an even better senior year. It was

SUNY Oswego Earns National Recognitions for Community Service, Engagement

Gabrielle Loftus ’17 (left), a childhood education major, welcomes Oswego Middle School students to the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation prior to a tour and workshop as part of the college’s Mentor-Scholar Program, which pairs undergraduates with students in the Oswego and Fulton school districts for academic and social mentoring.

SUNY Oswego, recipient five years ago of the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, retains the designation on the new list of just 361 colleges and universities nationwide for 2015. The tribute from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes colleges and universities that deeply intertwine community engagement in their leadership, curriculum, outreach programs,

Oswego Educators Invited to Brazil’s National Education Conference

Brazil's National Education Conference.

Tania Ramalho, left, and Alfred Frederick of SUNY Oswego’s School of Education attended Brazil’s second National Conference on Education, held recently in that nation’s capital, Brasilia. Frederick contributed to the national discussion of education through his ongoing work with educators in Brazil. They were the only attendees from the United States at the conference.

School of Education Praised in Accreditation Renewal

During the NCATE visit, the review team members had the opportunity to meet and talk with the School of Education’s many community partners and collaborators at the School Partnership Showcase. Here, Linda Griffin (left), chair of the NCATE review team, hears from two partners from area schools, Phoenix School District Superintendent Judy Belfield M’88 CAS’00 (center) and Robyn Proud ’87 M’98 CAS’11 (speaking), vice principal of Oswego Middle School.

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted continued accreditation to Oswego’s School of Education for the next seven years. The accreditation board did not cite any areas of concern or areas for improvement. The school met all six standards for both initial and advanced teacher preparation at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Technology Drives Deals, Student Opportunities with Manufacturers

Edward McCormack ’15, a technology management student at SUNY Oswego, works at the brain center of a Haas Mini Mill, a computer numeric control device that represents all that the college’s new advanced manufacturing labs can offer to area businesses for product design, development and fabrication.

A wealth of advanced manufacturing equipment, labs and talented faculty and students have positioned SUNY Oswego to “go public,” offering businesses around the region a place to develop and refine products and designs. The effort will provide the college’s technology students hands-on, commercial experience and provide advanced services to companies in such areas as computer-assisted

Students Connect with Alumna to Provide PR Solutions to Community Organization

Public relations major Denvol Haye ’15 presents ideas on how Oswego County Opportunities Inc. can improve its donor relations programs, as part of the COM 416 Capstone in Public Relations. The course gives students a chance to create public relations materials for a client from the Oswego community.

In December, four student PR teams presented their final projects for their COM 416 Capstone in Public Relations course, knowing that their school work could make a significant difference in the lives of many Oswego County residents. That’s because the students completed research, developed goals, wrote and designed marketing and training materials, established timelines, created

New Faces on Campus

Jill Bettinger Pippin ’95

William Bowers joined the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as associate provost for research development and administration. He holds a B.S. in biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester, both in Rochester, N.Y. His most recent position was associate director of research at

Faculty Research and Creative Work: Turtle Monitoring

Turtle Monitoring

Peter A. Rosenbaum of the biological sciences faculty has won a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to lead a multidisciplinary team to monitor elusive bog turtles at sites in Wayne and Seneca counties. The $58,000 grant, “Population Monitoring and Habitat Monitoring for the Bog Turtle at Two Sites in the Prairie Peninsula and Lake

Faculty Research and Creative Work: Watershed Poetry

Watershed Poetry

Laura Donnelly (left) of the English and creative writing faculty recently released “Watershed,” an award-winning poetry collection whose genesis is a story of observation, practice and perseverance. “Watershed” earned the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize and was published by the company. In this collection, Donnelly finds inspiration in the often-overlooked work and experiences within