College Names New Vice President

Jerald Woolfolk

Jerald Woolfolk is the new vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds Joseph Grant who retired in 2012. Woolfolk oversees admissions, financial aid, auxiliary services, residence life and housing, student conduct and compliance, Mary Walker Health Center and the counseling center, campus life, athletics, student advisement, orientation and career

Seago Legacy Gift Brings Future Into Focus

James and Marilyn Seago

In a career that has spanned 46 years in the Oswego biology department, James Seago, Ph.D., has been recognized twice by the Botanical Society of America. He received an award in 2004 for outstanding contributions to the botanical sciences and another in 2006 for exemplary service to the plant sciences. He is nationally known for

SUNY Oswego Expands Relationship With Zhejiang University

SUNY Oswego Expands Relationship With Zhejiang University

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Chairman Fei Junqing sign an agreement to jointly deliver bachelor’s degrees to Chinese students in three business-related majors: business administration, human resource management and marketing. The two institutions’ relationship began in 2007, and more than 60 students from the Chinese university have since studied at

SUNY Oswego-ESF Pact Encourages Teacher Training in Sciences

SUNY Oswego-ESF Pact Encourages Teacher Training in Sciences

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry President Cornelius B. Murphy Jr. have signed an agreement that enables ESF graduates who fulfill a prescribed curriculum to enter a graduate-level initial teacher certification master’s degree program at Oswego. Barbara Garii, associate dean of SUNY Oswego’s School of Education, called

Education Professor to Assist in Brazilian State’s School Development

Education Professor to Assist in Brazilian State’s School Development

Dr. Alfred Frederick, distinguished service professor in SUNY Oswego’s School of Education, is a visiting professor and scholar in residence at the State University of Piaui in Brazil at the invitation of the State Secretariat of Education of Piaui and the State University of Piaui. Frederick said he would continue his cross-cultural work on culturally

Lebanon-Oswego Class Partnership Springs COIL Forward

Lebanon-Oswego Class Partnership Springs COIL Forward

Students in Susan Coultrap-McQuin’s “Women, the Workplace and the Law” class interacted online with students in Lebanon in the fall ’12 semester as part of the SUNY-wide Collaborative Online International Learning experience. Ina Pfeifer Issa, the teacher of a Lebanese course in international management, visited SUNY Oswego this spring to help Coultrap-McQuin share lessons they

College’s New X-ray Device to Probe Archeological Samples

Kathleen Blake uses Forensic X-ray Device

Analyzing sharp-force trauma, studying ceramic artifacts disinterred after centuries, disclosing the trace elements in soils—SUNY Oswego forensic anthropologist Kathleen Blake can think of many uses for portable X-ray equipment purchased with a National Park Service grant. The new instrument will enable faculty and student researchers to study samples in detail without liquefying, pulverizing or otherwise

Former Coach Returns as Director of Athletics

Sue Viscomi

Susan Viscomi is Oswego State director of athletics effective June 1. She comes with more than 30 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as a coach, associate athletic director and, most recently, as athletic director at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York. “I share Oswego’s vision for excellence and believe it’s important to develop student-athletes who

Faculty Hall of Fame: Luciano Iorizzo

Luciano Iorizzo

In the cozy dining room of his home on the west side of Oswego, Professor Emeritus of History Luciano Iorizzo positions his beloved stand-up bass next 
to a grandfather clock. It’s a favorite of his wife of 60 years, Marilee, and it stands near a print by Professor Emeritus of Art Tom Seawell, “American Album

Environmental center honors GENIUS Olympiad founder

Environmental center honors GENIUS Olympiad founder

CHEMISTRY FACULTY MEMBER FEHMI DAMKACI, LEFT, recently was honored with a Center for Environmental Initiatives’ Environmental Excellence Award for his work in creating and growing the GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego’s environmental competition for high school students around the world. The center recognized GENIUS Olympiad at its 39th annual Community Salute to the Environment for leadership in environmental