Project SMART Celebrates 10 Years of Support from Entergy

(Standing from left) Carol Burch ’83 M’94, Jason Webb ’01 M’06, Sue Witmer ’02, Kelly Sawyer (Entergy), Dr. Barb Beyerbach ’74, Jim Feeney (Entergy), Carol Carroll ’91 M’95, Dan Wood M’10, Brad DePoint ’04, Chris Cox ’96, Jamie Hefti M’00; (Seated) Dr. Marcia Burrell, Nicole Freebern M’04, Paula Meyers (Missing from photo: Stacy Dawson M’12)

Over the past 10 years, Entergy has provided Project SMART (Student-centered, Multicultural, Active, Real-world Teaching) with more than $200,000 to help fund the collaborative professional development program for K-12 teachers. In June, representatives from Entergy gathered with the teacher participants who shared stories about what the funding enabled them to do in their classrooms and

Scholarship Makes On-Campus Living Available to Local Student

Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65

Because residence life meant so much to her, an alumna has established the Alice Nykaza ’65 Endowed Scholarship that will provide a scholarship, preferably for an Oswego County student who lives on campus. Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65 says a significant portion of her education took place among other students in the “dorms” and snack bar.

Modernization of Waterman Theatre Marks First Step in Tyler Renovation

Modernization of Waterman Theatre Marks First Step in Tyler Renovation

Contractors have been working since the end of spring 2014 semester on the first phase of renovations that will make Tyler Hall a premier home for Oswego’s fine and performing arts program. The curtain has fallen on the 1968 version of Waterman Theatre and will rise in spring 2016 for the debut of an accessible

Reunion 2014 — Passport to Oswego

Patricia Secrest ’64 Memorial Bench

More than 1,000 alumni and guests used their “Passport to Oswego” June 5-8 to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and see all the exciting new changes on our lakeside campus. The weekend-long celebration included 18 mini-reunion groups and 17 milestone anniversary classes. A total of $892,867 was raised by all Reunion classes for The

Wedding Album

Stinson Wedding

Maureen Flynn Kratz ’04 and Mark Kratz ’03 were married Oct. 19, 2013, at the Old Tappan Manor in Old Tappan, N.J. From left, front row, are Brian Duran ’04, Emma Duran, Taissha Gotay ’09, Luke Morse ’04, Mark Brescia ’03, Lindsey Heacock ’07, Andrea Donnelly Morgia ’03, Shannon Kenny Nowicky ’04, Brooke Craft Pimentel

Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

In 25 years marked by “changes, challenges and celebrations,” Linda Syrell Tyrrell served three divisions at SUNY Oswego. Whether in Student Affairs, Academic Services or Administration, she was constant in her advocacy for students. Arriving in 1969 to a burgeoning campus, Tyrrell spent one year as residence hall director of Lonis-Moreland-Mackin before moving to Seneca,

PHOTO: Joseph Coughlin ’82 Keynote

Joseph Coughlin '82 and President Clinton

Joseph Coughlin ’82, right, director of MIT’s AgeLab, was one of three keynotes speakers at the 2013 CEO Forum in Napa Valley, Calif., in November. His talk on the impact of demographic change and aging on global business followed former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates and preceded former U.S. President Bill

Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright

Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.

In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to a one-year commitment. Thirty-five years later, the curtain falls on his final exit from a remarkable performance. He says he doesn’t know exactly how retirement will play, but he will continue to write and perform. Teaching

Curtain Up on Professor’s Plays and Pedagogy

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Brad Korbesmeyer

Brad Korbesmeyer teaches advanced playwriting in Lee Hall dance space because, he says, “Plays are not for the page; they’re for the stage.” In his 22nd year at Oswego, Korbesmeyer is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. But, this recipient of the President’s Advisor of the Year Award and Chancellor’s Award