Oswego Names New Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Adrienne McCormick

Dr. Adrienne McCormick began her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Oswego on July 11. Most recently, McCormick served as interim associate provost for curriculum, assessment and academic support at SUNY Fredonia. A longtime professor of English at Fredonia, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service

Curtain Up on Professor’s Plays and Pedagogy

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Brad Korbesmeyer

Brad Korbesmeyer teaches advanced playwriting in Lee Hall dance space because, he says, “Plays are not for the page; they’re for the stage.” In his 22nd year at Oswego, Korbesmeyer is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. But, this recipient of the President’s Advisor of the Year Award and Chancellor’s Award

SUNY Oswego Secures $1.2M to Draw STEM Students, Workers to Teaching

STEM Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego a five-year, $1.2 million grant for a scholarship program to help create a pipeline of science, technology, engineering and math teachers for high-needs school districts. Oswego’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education worked together on the “Full STEM” grant and will collaborate

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.”

Faculty Hall of Fame: Dr. John Demidowicz

Demidowicz

Dr. John Demidowicz, professor emeritus of Spanish, liked to play a little joke on the first day of class. He would let a golf ball slip out of his pocket and tell the students, in Spanish of course, that he was on the golf course when he remembered he had to teach. “You ruined a great game,” he would say.

Invariably, they would laugh, and that was just what he wanted. “A burst of laughter is like an unexpected quiz, “ he says. “It shows they understand.”

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.

Students at SUNY Oswego Pinpoint Storms for Schools

Photo by John

When Oswego County BOCES trans­portation supervisor Kathy Jamerson thinks there might be a bad winter storm ahead, she turns to students at SUNY Oswego for help.

“They’re local, so their forecasts are a little more accurate, a little more specific,“ Jamerson said. “They are really good at pinpointing the very time a storm will go through. Like we’ll be thinking of dismissing at noon, but they’ll say, ‘No. It will be worse at noon than at your regular dismissal time.’”

Photo: Glass guru

Peter Bocko '75

Corning Glass Technologies Chief Technology Officer and Augustine Silviera Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Peter Bocko ’75, left, met with students in Snygg Hall chemistry labs during his visit to campus in April. Bocko described a future of “ubiquitous connectivity” fueled by technology and glass that could support computers and applications virtually anywhere. This vision, outlined in the viral video “A Day Made of Glass,” (embedded below) is not without its drawbacks. “The technology is great, but at the same time we need to be responsible,” Bocko said.