College Launches New Diversity Awareness Campaign

College Launches New Diversity Awareness Campaign

A diversity awareness initiative, “Shine the Light on Oz,” is the latest in a series of projects nurtured over the past year by the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The campaign encourages meaningful conversation—in person and on social media—among students, faculty and staff about understanding differences in

Three Alumni Provide Inspirational Send-Offs to New Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Three Alumni Provide Inspirational Send-Offs to New Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Three distinguished alumni were the featured speakers at SUNY Oswego’s three 154th Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16 in the Arena and Convocation Center in the Marano Campus Center. The speakers were: Margaret “Peggy” LaTulip Focarino ’77, now retired commissioner for patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Laura Pavlus Kelly ’09 (left), alumni relations director, presents public relations major Bridget Jackson ’15 of Buffalo, N.Y., with the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 15. Jackson was selected based on her academic achievements, campus involvement and service to

College Expands Opportunity with Syracuse Campus

College Expands Opportunity with Syracuse Campus

With the official designation of the SUNY Oswego Metro Center as a branch campus, people residing or working in the area will be able to complete in-demand degree and certificate programs in Clinton Square. Courses in support of master’s and graduate certificate programs have been offered at the center for more than six years, but

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

Alumnae Stress the Value of Clean Resume, Professional Online Presence

Alumnae Stress the Value of Clean Resume, Professional Online Presence

The Public Relations Student Society of America’s fourth annual “What’s Next?” seminar featured five panelists, including alumnae Mary Jo Godnick ’14, brand strategist for Tera­keet in Syracuse, N.Y.; Traci Legonelli ’12, an associate public relations manager for Tipping Point Communications in Rochester, N.Y.; and Meghan Wells ’11, event manager for the OnCenter in Syracuse. The panelists

Take Advantage of Hands-On Experiences, Broadcasting Alumni Advise

Take Advantage of Hands-On Experiences, Broadcasting Alumni Advise

The first Oz Empire State Panel, co-sponsored by the student-run TV station, WTOP, and the Oswego Alumni Association, featured meteorologist Patrick Cavlin ’13, post-production manager Barry Gliner ’84, broadcast engineer Ben Gordon ’13, reporter Tammy Palmer ’98 and media adviser and instructor Marie Villa ’11. Marissa Sarbak ’15 served as moderator. The alumni, reflecting on their