Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

   When a team of evaluators for the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education Board of Examiners visited campus in April 2014 to attend a school partnership showcase, they received programs with the Oswego School of Education logo printed on the front. The image features the word “weaving” and represents the intertwined elements essential

Oswego’s Summer Read Illuminates Animal-Human Divide

Oswego’s Summer Read Illuminates Animal-Human Divide

The Oswego Reading Initiative has chosen Karen Joy Fowler’s PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as the summer read for the SUNY Oswego and greater Oswego communities. Described as layered, funny and poignant, yet deeply human, the book takes on issues that cross academic disciplines and emotions: grief, love, ethics, scientific experimentation

Hosting Prestigious ‘Metascience’ Journal

Hosting Prestigious ‘Metascience’ Journal

With K. Brad Wray, professor of philosophy, taking over as co-editor of the journal Metascience, the Springer publication will call SUNY Oswego its new headquarters. The journal is printed three times a year and publishes about 40 scholarly reviews of books in the fields of the philosophy, sociology and history of science in each issue,

Honoring a Theatre Scholar

Honoring a Theatre Scholar

Henry Shikongo of the theatre department recently was chosen for SUNY’s prestigious Faculty Diversity Program, a three-year, salary-assistance and research award that enabled him to join the department on a tenure track as an assistant professor. An Ottawa, Canada, native, Shikongo earned an MFA from the American Repertory Theater Institute of Advanced Theater Training at

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

Campus and Country Mourn the Tragic Death of Former Oswego Professor

Campus and Country Mourn the Tragic Death of Former Oswego Professor

Warren Weinstein, former professor at SUNY Oswego, died Jan. 14, 2015, in a U.S. counterterrorism drone strike while being held hostage by Al Qaeda in Pakistan for four years. Weinstein was a tenured professor who taught political science between 1970 and 1979. He left the position to help people of developing nations with the U.S.

Faculty Hall of Fame: Brian Betz, Ph.D.

Faculty Hall of Fame: Brian Betz, Ph.D.

Brian Betz, Ph.D., professor emeritus of communication studies, started his storied career as a clergyman. Born Richard Ferdinand Betz, he took the name Brian when he became a monk. He entered the seminary when he was 14 years old to become a priest, and later a monk, where he started on his path to education,

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.,