Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumni Recall Oswego Weather

Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumni Recall Oswego Weather

Part of SUNY Oswego alumni’s bragging rights resides in having conquered the (sometimes) inclement weather, particularly the snowy, cold winters, on campus. But the dramatic weather and lakefront campus also make the college the perfect place for students to learn in a world-class meteor­ology program. Plus, nothing brings a campus together like being snowed in

Wicked Weather: The Blizzard of ’66

Wicked Weather: The Blizzard of ’66

In January 1966, 10-year-old Jim Farfaglia ’77 was cele­brating his grandmother’s surprise 70th birthday party in Fulton, N.Y., when what would become known as the Blizzard of ’66 started blasting the region with snow and winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Luckily, his family in their trusty ’58 Ford Fairlane arrived safely at their

Meteorology Program Advances In Step With Technology

Meteorology Program Advances In Step With Technology

In the beginning, there was a single teletype machine spitting out National Weather Service reports in SUNY Oswego’s Piez Hall. There were students and professors gathered around pieces of paper, working out complicated mathematical equations using raw meteorological data to develop weather forecasts—with a pencil. “There just wasn’t much available in the way of tools,”

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Less than a year after he did live on-campus broadcasts of “Wake Up With Al” and NBC’s “Today” show, Al Roker ’76 returned to campus Sept. 25, making time for visits with students before an evening book reading and discussion of his latest writing project, The Storm of the Century. He made good use of

Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

   When a team of evaluators for the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education Board of Examiners visited campus in April 2014 to attend a school partnership showcase, they received programs with the Oswego School of Education logo printed on the front. The image features the word “weaving” and represents the intertwined elements essential

Bridging the Chasm: Dyslexia Scholar Applies Research to Benefit Diverse Learners

Bridging the Chasm: Dyslexia Scholar Applies Research to Benefit Diverse Learners

As a newly minted Ph.D. graduate, Gordon F. Sherman ’75 was studying the donated brain of a dyslexic individual, and he and his colleagues at a Harvard University lab noted unusual clusters of neurons in the left hemisphere—the part of the brain responsible for language. But while the senior researchers were concentrating on those clusters,

Aloha, Alumni: Snapshots from Reunion 2015

Aloha, Alumni: Snapshots from Reunion 2015

More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Oswego June 4-7 for a “hula-day,” our luau-themed Reunion 2015. This year, President Deborah F. and Michael Stanley welcomed alumni from 29 states and as far away as Australia and from class years ranging from 1942 to 2015. Reunion 2015 offered a wide array of activities. The

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

Looking Back on 50 Years of Tradition, Looking Ahead to the Future Event: NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey national championship game. Date: March 18, 2007. Place: Wessman Arena, University of Wisconsin-Superior. The score: Middlebury College 3, SUNY Oswego 3. End of regulation. Sudden-death overtime: At the 7:17 mark, Brendan McLaughlin ’09 settles in for

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

Odes to Oswego: An Oswego Poetry Anthology

Odes to Oswego: An Oswego Poetry Anthology

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry month, we invited all alumni to submit a poem about how SUNY Oswego ignited their passion and helped them find their life’s purpose. We are pleased to share with you our alumni’s submissions.   Oswego Haiku Oswego Spring bloom awakens passion to teach darling buds of