Faculty Research and Creative Work: Watershed Poetry

Watershed Poetry

Laura Donnelly (left) of the English and creative writing faculty recently released “Watershed,” an award-winning poetry collection whose genesis is a story of observation, practice and perseverance. “Watershed” earned the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize and was published by the company. In this collection, Donnelly finds inspiration in the often-overlooked work and experiences within

Faculty Research and Creative Work: Children’s Heart Health and Lead

Junior biochemistry major Ethan Walker ’16 prepares to load a slide with a blood sample as Kestutis Bendinskas of the chemistry faculty observes.

A $99,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help chemistry faculty member Kestutis Bendinskas, James MacKenzie of the biological sciences department and three undergraduate students advance understanding of how low levels of lead affect children’s cardiovascular health. Building on the work of a previous $1.8 million, multi-institutional NIH grant, Bendinskas is trying to

New Turf Field, Stadium Under Construction

New Turf Field adjacent to Romney Field House

Student-athletes and the college’s Athletics Department are looking forward to all of the opportunities and benefits that a new turf field and stadium will bring starting next summer. In September, the college announced the construction of an NCAA-compliant 225-by-360-foot all-weather synthetic turf field along with a press box, bleachers for 1,000 fans and full stadium

Former Oswego State Goalie Scores as ‘Prolific Writer’

Paul Ferguson ’69

Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in

Expert on Education Law Establishes Faculty Award

Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66

Recalling the inspiration he received as a student in the Oswego School of Education, Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66 has established the Perry A. Zirkel ’66 Education Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. He says he was especially inspired by the late Dr. Jose Ramon Perez, teacher of foreign language and the first

Costumers Add the Finishing Touch

Gutierrez, as drag queen Nina York, and Miss Fame show off the custom attire of Gutierrez.

Michelle Gore ’95 helps grown men transform into rhinoceroses eight times a week. “Actors can pretend to be a rhino or a hyena, but the complete change into character comes when they put their costume on,” Gore says. As a dresser for the Broadway musical Lion King, she is responsible for pre-setting the costumes, including

Special Alumni SURVEY

Oswego Alumni Association Logo

Calling all alumni! The Oswego Alumni Association is conducting a survey to explore your opinions of SUNY Oswego’s correspondence and engagement with you as well as your impressions of the college’s image. Complete the survey online at alumni.oswego.edu/survey. You may also request a paper copy of the survey by contacting the Alumni Office at 315-312-2258

Stay on Campus for Harborfest

Stay on Campus  for Harborfest

On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s Harborfest, July 24 to 27. Alumni will be housed on campus (dorm to be determined) according to class year, with a maximum of two adults per room. Alumni may begin checking in Thursday, July 24, at

Oswego State Inducts Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Swimmer Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04, right, wrestler Brian V. McGann ’70, center, and lacrosse and soccer player Kathryn “Kat” Stead ’05, left, were inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 2 in the Sheldon Ballroom. They joined the ranks of 78 other accomplished individuals who have been voted into the college’s