President’s Desk

President's Desk

With Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego captured the heart and soul of our college community, exceeding all expectations by raising $43.48 million—well past our $40 million goal, which was the largest campaign among all SUNY comprehensive colleges. The remarkable success and impact of With Passion and Purpose will be featured in our next issue of the magazine, but I want to thank each of our 16,000-plus alumni

President’s Desk

President's Desk

As I write this column, temperatures dip below freezing, and ice and snow blanket the campus. Students take refuge in their cozy residence halls with their textbooks and laptops. They fill their dining trays with warming comfort foods like fresh, home-cooked soups. Just as the natural world is gearing up for spring, our students are preparing

From the President’s Desk: Fall/Winter 2015

From the President's Desk: Fall/Winter 2015

Looking out on the late autumn Oswego campus landscape and reflecting back on 2015, I can still feel the electricity and enthusiasm that filled Pearl’s Sunset Strip in West Hollywood during an Oswego alumni event last February. The room literally buzzed from the dozens of Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) and other alumni networking,

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

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

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

From the President’s Desk

President Deborah F. Stanley

Behind the scenes. The concept conjures images of people in the shadows, amid pulleys, electrical cords and the blank sides of two-dimensional set pieces. Or the expression can signify an “edgy” approach that gives audiences an “insider’s” look into the making of a movie, a play or really any kind of creation or process. This

From the President’s Desk

Deborah Stanley

I remember the moment vividly. Last June, sitting in the Princeton Club in Manhattan, listening as New York Times reporter and emcee Sam Roberts reflected on the exceptional quality of writers in the room, I was filled with pride to be representing SUNY Oswego, as one of our own—Alice McDermott ’75—was inducted into the New

From the President’s Desk

President Deborah F. Stanley

During the fall 2013 semester, we dedicated the Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation and the Rice Creek Field Station, launching unlimited opportunities for faculty and student exploration, learning and research. In doing so, we expressed gratitude for the foresight and generosity made tangible through the various resources that funded these forward-looking projects, which

From the President’s Desk

President Deborah F. Stanley

Our college and the accomplished and diverse members of our SUNY Oswego family build on the past in intriguing ways, even as we move boldly into the future. A case in point is George Wurtz ’78, who has used his degree in what we used to call industrial arts to develop a career in paper manufacturing that places