ONE DAY: Countless Lives Transformed

WIth Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego

With Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego holds public launch on October 16, 2014 Every day, donors make a difference in the lives of SUNY Oswego students. Some gifts have a very tangible presence on campus—like a memorial bench in a scenic spot along Lake Ontario shores, a refurbished café for students to

’Tomorrow’ Begins Today

'Tomorrow,' SUNY Oswego's new strategiv plan begins today! Visit oswego.edu/tomorrow

The holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” tells the story of what the world would be like if the protag­onist, George Bailey, had never existed. A disheartened George, accompanied by an angel, travels back in time and begins to realize the impact that he has had on many people’s lives. At the climax of the

New Freshmen, Transfer Students Share in Welcoming Torchlight

New Freshmen, Transfer Students Share in Welcoming Torchlight

One of SUNY Oswego’s most revered traditions greeted more than 2,000 of the newest students as the glow of hundreds of small candles moved like waves throughout the Marano Campus Center. The Commencement Eve Torchlight tradition started in the 1930s. SUNY Oswego added Welcoming Torchlight in 1989, and on Aug. 22 the incoming freshmen and

Family Establishes Scholarship to Honor Tom Lenihan ’76

Tom ’76 and Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76

A four-year scholarship enabling a deserving Oswego student to stay in school and concentrate on academics has been established in memory of Tom Lenihan ’76, former board member and chair of the Oswego College Foundation Investment Committee. His wife, Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76, and children, Brian, a digital media strategist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,

Backstage Stars

Backstage Stars

“Don’t look at us like we are, sir. Please… See make-up, caked, in glowing powder pink! Imagine a beard, full blown and blowing, like the whiskers of a bear! And hair! Imagine hair. In a box I’ve got all colors, so I beg you — imagine hair! And not these clothes. Oh no, no, no. Dear God, not rags like any beggar has. But

Taking Center Stage

George Dummitt ’69

AT CURTAIN: GEORGE DUMMITT ’69 is sitting on the hood of a cream-colored American Motors Gremlin on the set of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre in New York City. He is wearing a Local One union T-shirt, blue jeans, work boots. A quick-link hangs from his belt and holds his keys.

Here’s Alice: Award-Winning Author of Seven Novels

Award-Winning Author of Seven Novels: Alice McDermott '75

Preface: The artist’s life began early for Alice McDermott ’75. She was always writing, creating stories, as children do, as a means of shaping and controlling her world. At a very young age, she was in love with short stories and novels, in love with fiction. Here’s Alice. She is filling page after page with

Creative Arts Programs at Oswego

Creativity... the Creative Arts programs at Oswego

Creativity… demands risk-taking rejects prevailing thoughts bubbles up from within spawns innovation follows no rules accepts mistakes begets creativity thrives at Oswego The Creative Arts programs at Oswego encompass a range of academic disciplines, including fine arts, music, theatre, film and creative writing. The work of faculty and alumni enrich the cultural environment of the

Keeper of the Torch

Keeper of the Torch

The Oswego Alumni Association ensures the bonds among 78,000 alumni remain strong. By Margaret Spillett Commencement Eve for nearly 90 years, SUNY Oswego alumni have ceremoniously passed the torch of learning from one generation to the next, with the charge—penned in 1936 by then Chair of the English Department Dr. Lida S. Penfield ’19—to carry

$7.5 Million Marano Bequest Plants Seeds of Learning for Student Scholars

$7.5 Million Marano Bequest Plants  Seeds of Learning for Student Scholars

The late Lorraine and Nick Marano may have never imagined that their farming endeavors would grow a legacy of learning for future generations of SUNY Oswego students. When Lorraine E. Marano designated $7.5 million from her estate to benefit SUNY Oswego, she did just that. The bequest—the largest single gift in the college’s 153-year history—establishes