College to offer five-year combined broadcasting and MBA degree

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The college has a new combined degree program tailored for students who know as undergraduates that they have interest in the business realms of electronic media.

The five-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and mass communications and a master’s degree in business administration launched this fall.

Fritz Messere ’71, M ’76, dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts, said he sees many graduates of the college’s broadcasting program develop successful careers in the field outside the studio. The new degree option aims to give such students a quick start on that career path.

“Particularly the students we see graduate from the broadcast program who are not in a creative area, they tend to be focused in some area related to business: sales of broadcast time, programming, management of broadcast stations, advertising and marketing,” Messere said.

Richard Skolnik, dean of the School of Business, noted that the strength of the two programs at Oswego makes the combination especially attractive for students seeking thorough grounding for solid careers. The School of Business appears every year in Princeton Review’s guide to “Best Business Schools.” The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences lists Oswego’s broadcasting program among the nation’s outstanding television, film and digital media programs.

RISE supporting undergraduate research, creative opportunities

Diana Boyer and RISE

Earth sciences faculty member Diana Boyer, director of the Office of Research and Individualized Student Experiences, or RISE, can speak from experience on encouraging and enabling student research, creative work, internships and conference travel.

“When I was in high school, I was given an amazing opportunity to work with a faculty member at Penn State, where I’m from,” said Boyer, who wanted to explore her interest in paleontology. “I did a research project. I went out into the field, collected fossils, did the lab work, presented at a regional conference — and from that moment on I was hooked.”

PHOTO: Shineman Center progress

PHOTO: Shineman Center progress

Construction continued in the late fall months to enclose the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation with windows, walls and doors in preparation for winter, according to Facilities and Design Project Coordinator Allen Bradberry. The state-of-the-art building, at left, is on pace to open in fall 2013. Above, a 13,700-square-foot addition to Wilber Hall completed this summer includes this lounge.

New labs set stage for technology education’s future

Richard Bush ’92, M ’97, left, and Dan Tryon ’89

Two space-age, state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratories and a new classroom opened to techno­logy students for fall classes in a 13,700-square-foot addition to Wilber Hall.

The new spaces, like the construction and renovations surrounding them, represent an investment in preparing students to survive and thrive in an evolving world, said Dan Tryon ’89, a technology education faculty member helping guide the School of Education renewal projects.

SUNY Oswego to offer electrical and computer engineering degree

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SUNY Oswego will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in electrical and computer engineering starting next fall, coinciding with the opening of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.
The new program is expected to help meet demand regionally and nationally for engineers in such cutting-edge fields as bioinstrumentation, robotics and power systems and in embedded systems such as microprocessors, which are omnipresent in machines and products from autos to refrigerators.