Dedicating Rejuvenated Rice Creek Field Station

Dedicating Rejuvenated Rice Creek

    President Deborah F. Stanley, speaking at the Landmark Celebration of Rice Creek Field Station Oct. 3, 2013, said, “We gather at beautiful Rice Creek to rededicate our long-standing commitment to the environment on this 400-acre woodland site and to emphasize our increased commitment to research.” Celebrating the dedication, with a crowd of current and former

A Legacy of Life, Learning and Love: A Tribute to Colleen and Lynne

Remembering the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

Imani Gary ’15 wasn’t born when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, killing the 259 passengers aboard and 11 people on the ground. She didn’t know the two SUNY Oswego students who perished in the bombing: Colleen Brunner ’90 and Lynne Hartunian ’89. Yet, Gary said her life has been profoundly affected by them. As the 2013

Towel and Tissue Titan: George Wurtz III ’78

Towel and Tissue Titan: George Wurtz III ’78

A shrewd investment in his industrial arts education has paid hefty dividends in his manufacturing career. Just to be clear: George Wurtz III ’78, president and CEO of Soundview Paper Co. LLC, fully intended to teach industrial arts after graduating from Oswego. Hardwired with his grandfather’s love of woodworking and machinery, Wurtz had graduated from

‘Temple of Learning’ Restoration Commemorates Sheldon Hall Centennial

‘Temple of Learning’ Restoration Commemorates Sheldon Hall Centennial

Approached at dusk, it’s a breathtaking sight—SUNY Oswego’s landmark building bathed in a splendid luster. The cupola is suffused with a stunning glow, taking its place among the stars far above the campus and city. The Normal Building. Old Main. Sheldon Hall. Whatever name alumni remember it by, Oswego’s signature structure marks a 100-year milestone

Oswego’s Endowment: The Art and Science of Success

Oswego's Endowment

On one hand, the story of SUNY Oswego’s endowment is one of numbers—how the gifts made from generous donors to the Oswego College Foundation have been wisely managed to support the institution. On the other hand, it is a story of people—how alumni, faculty and friends give generously; how the Foundation Board members, stewards of

Fights, Fires & Falls: Stuntwoman has the Drive to Dodge Danger

Fights, Fires & Falls: Stuntwoman has the Drive to Dodge Danger

  Preparing for a photo shoot backstage at Waterman Theatre, Hollywood stuntwoman Joanna Shelmidine ’89 starts pulling gear out of her stunt bag — fireproof clothing, hip and back pads, body harness … and a little box, like a child’s pencil case, full of matchbox cars. There are a sports car, ambulance, motorcycle, three tiny cop cars

College Prep Starts with ABC

College Prep Starts with ABC

Each week, La Rae M. Martin-Coore ’99 is used to getting a few glances when she cruises the grocery aisles with her husband, son and three carts in tow. They’re shopping for their extended family, the six New York City teens who live with them in Manlius. The girls are enrolled in the A Better Chance, or ABC, program

Romancing the Ruins: Photos Capture Beauty in the Debris

Romancing the Ruins: Photos Capture Beauty in the Debris

There is beauty in their decay. In rusty brilliance, the remnants remind passersby there was life here. There was commerce, there were castle homes, there was economic might in the Empire State. Robert Yasinsac ’99 has done his best to capture it before these abandoned buildings disappear. He concentrates his urban exploration on the Hudson Valley, where factory

Remembering a Science Star

Remembering a Science Star

Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65, M ’71, professor emerita of education, sifts through memorabilia of her late husband, Dr. Richard S. Shineman. She finds a card their granddaughter Megan gave Dick for his birthday one year. It reads, “The man who reaches for his star is admired, but the man who helps others reach theirs is loved.”

Weather Channel’s Winter Expert Has Roots in Oswego

The Weather Channel's Top Snow Man

When your résumé includes experiences like standing atop Piez Hall measuring the wind speed as the Blizzard of ’77 rolls in off Lake Ontario, where else would your career take you but before the cameras of The Weather Channel as the Winter Weather Expert?

Luckily Tom Niziol ’77 made it down off that roof safely. Now he draws on his Oswego snow schooling and a 30-year career with the National Weather Service in Buffalo in his role with the country’s premier source for consumer weather information.