Admissions AM Information Program
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to park and check-in. A short, introductory DVD followed by a presentation from an Admissions Counselor will go from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. a current student will take guests on a walking tour of campus. The tour will conclude around 12:30 p.m. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register for this event.
Location: 222 Sheldon Hall, Historic Lecture Hall
Wednesday, March 1, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lessons from Tragedy: A Conversation on School Safety and Preparedness
Frank DeAngelis, retired principal of Columbine High School now with Safe and Sound School, and Kristina Anderson, survivor of the Virginia Tech tragedy and founder of the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, will speak on how to improve school safety. Program to start at 5 p.m. Light refreshments. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-3404.
Location: Room 101, Lanigan Hall
Wednesday, March 1, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. SUNY Poly
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, March 3, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Clarkson
Free with valid student ID
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
An updated carbon footprint for the SUNY Oswego campus was prepared utilizing the Clean Air and Cool Plant Campus Carbon Calculator was done in 2009. Results showed the campus produced a net eCO2 of 44,736 metric tons during the 2008. On-campus stationary equipment is the largest contributor of CO2 on the campus (40 percent for 2008). The largest contributor in this area is the central heating plant that utilizes natural gas to produce steam for heating the campus. Fuel oil is occasionally used as a backup source. Purchased electricity is the second largest contributor of CO2 (31 percent for 2008). The third contributor is transportation (29 percent for 2008). which includes commuting, direct transportation and air travel, with commuting being the largest factor in this category. (Information comes from page 4 of the Climate Action Plan, 2009.)
The issues facing Oswego are large and hard to solve within a short period of time, but it can be done. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides a lot of the science background about our greatest current environmental problems as a planet and offers advice on what needs to be done.
To find out more specific information, talk with a professor! They have much the latest knowledge on climate change and what needs to be done to change our behaviors and habits. Kestas Bendinskas is a great resource, as are many other professors in the biology, meteorology and chemistry departments. The knowledge doesn't stop there, as teachers in political science, such as Lisa Glidden, and economics, such as Said Atri, can explain different aspects of climate change and how it affects political, social, natural and economic parts of our lives.