From the President’s Desk: Summer 2015

From the President’s Desk: Summer 2015

Educating teachers is in SUNY Oswego’s DNA. Since our founding by Edward Austin Sheldon more than 150 years ago, we have incorporated and developed the most effective teaching techniques to educate students. In the late-1800s, that meant adopting “object learning” or using multisensory techniques to reach a wide range of learners. Today, we continue that

Share Your Winter Campus Photos

Share Your Winter Campus Photos

Winters along Lake Ontario are a rite of passage for SUNY Oswego students. Those who survive share stories of frigid winds, record snowfalls and more ice than what the Lakers hockey teams play on. Alumni wear their Oswego winter survivals as a badge of honor. But now OSWEGO Alumni Magazine is issuing this challenge: Show us,

Oswego Matters: Summer 2015

Oswego Matters: Summer 2015

“Oswego Pride and Oswego Family … this memorial symbolizes both.” These words were part of my remarks as we gathered to dedicate the beautiful new Peace—Free and Easy Forever Memorial during Reunion Weekend 2015. (Pictured on page 29). In my 31 years here at SUNY Oswego, I can honestly say there has not been another

Last Word: Jeff Stage ’77

Last Word: Jeff Stage ’77

Observer, Absorber in Education Heaven My fourth-grade teacher had one major criticism during her parent-teacher conference with my parents so many years ago. “He doesn’t participate enough,” she told Mom and Dad. “I know he understands the material, but he doesn’t raise his hand or participate much. He’s like a sponge.” I guess I always

Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Coming home. For many of us, that evokes feelings of comfort, warmth, special memories and family. That’s one of the reasons the Oswego Alumni Association is relaunching an annual Homecoming program this fall. Unlike our annual Reunion Weekend held every year in June, which is targeted to milestone anniversary classes and affinity group reunions, Homecoming

Alumni Bookshelf – Spring 2015

Alumni Bookshelf – Spring 2015

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed. Stan Levenson ’54

College Endowment Marks Another Strong Year of Returns

Endowment Chart

Scholarship payouts will increase again, thanks to another year of industry-leading returns on investments by the Oswego College Foundation Inc. According to survey results from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), SUNY Oswego’s endowment recorded a rate of return that outpaced the higher education industry by nearly 2 percentage points (17.7

From the President’s Desk

President Deborah F. Stanley

Our mission as an institution of higher education is to light the path to wisdom and empower our students to pursue meaningful lives as productive, responsible citizens. A fundamental part of our success lies in finding a balanced approach to living, in which we nurture the body, mind and spirit. We hope to educate well-rounded

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

From the President’s Desk

From the President's Desk

As we welcome 2015, it is clear that SUNY Oswego has never been as strong as it is today. We provide exceptional opportunities for our students to realize their full potential and their individual destinies—they are immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning in the traditions first established by our founder Edward Austin Sheldon, with extraordinary faculty