Campus Update Banner Feb 15, 2012
Feb. 15, 2012    
February Photos

Garth Fagan Dance Company in Waterman - Gallery cover

In this issue's photo gallery, the Garth Fagan Dance Company brings sinuous order for an evening to the fast pace of campus life: lectures and hockey, master classes and residencies, fundraising and storytelling — even a military deployment ceremony. If you would like to submit photos of timely activities for future issues, email pictures with a brief caption to

Oswego makes list of 'Best Value Colleges'
The Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego to their 2012 list of 150 "best value" colleges and universities in the nation. Read more >

Athletes featured in fifth sesquicentennial video
Athletics videoIn the fifth chapter of the anniversary video series, "Athletic Spirit," Oswego alumnus and ESPN anchor Steve Levy narrates the story of the college's athletic programs through the years. See video >

Accreditation team to assess assessment
Faculty, staff and administrators have been polishing their assessment tools and practices in anticipation of the April visit by an external team that will judge the college's fitness for reaccreditation. Read more >

Midterm grades adopted to improve retention
The midterm grade pilot program that began in 2009 became campus policy this semester in an effort to give new students a faster and better grasp on where they stand academically.
Read more >

Grant helps recruit teachers for urban schools 
A grant through the state Education Department's Teacher Opportunity Corps will boost a four-year-old School of Education program to increase the number of students of color who are training for careers in urban schools. Read more >


William DuMontAbsorbed in learning law enforcement, extrovert and multitasker William DuMont finds his position as a dispatcher for University Police a good fit — in this issue's Spotlight.


Sheldon rehearsal

College founder to come alive
on stage in word and song

The travails and triumphs of Edward Austin Sheldon, who founded what is now known as SUNY Oswego, will come to life when a famous alumna and four students present excerpts of his autobiography, letters and favorite music in "Speaking of Sheldon …" this month. Read more >

People in Action

Theatre capstone project "human"

In this issue, read about a capstone project going on the road to New York City, a student project contributing to a "Frontline" episode, student art exhibitions, education faculty members traveling in Kenya and faculty publications and presentations in biology, physics and math. Read more >

Calendar Highlights

Friday, Feb. 17
Men's ice hockey, Oswego vs. Plattsburgh
Whiteout game

Saturday, Feb. 18
Performance by storyteller Vanessa Johnson

Sunday, Feb. 19
Faculty concert: "Winter Journey"

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Housing Fair

Thursday, Feb. 23
Theatre performance: "Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale"

Friday, Feb. 24
Fashion and talent show

Saturday, Feb. 25
Art exhibition reception
Black Student Union dinner
Theatre performance: "Speaking of Sheldon"

Sunday, Feb. 26
Theatre performance: "Speaking of Sheldon"

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Preview: "Voices of the Congo"
Voices of the Congo rehearsal

For details, see SUNY Oswego Events.