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.,

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.