1964 yearbook photo of students dining

Then: Oswego has long had international connections with students from across the globe, with 1878 graduate Hideo Takamine, who took his knowledge to reform teacher training in his native Japan, among the most famous. The 1964 Ontarian yearbook celebrated an influx of international students at the time, showing interactions in the classroom, the residence halls and here over meals. That edition noted Oswego students and faculty hailing from the likes of Belgium, China, Jordan, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines.

Hart Hall Global Awareness Conference

Now: As the world becomes a more tight-knit global village, Oswego has continued to attract more students from abroad who lend an increasingly international perspective to campus. The Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center hosts many international students and events like the annual Global Awareness Conference (pictured) celebrating a wide range of cultures. This year, Oswego hosts 142 degree or exchange students from 20 countries -- Cameroon and China to Germany and Guatemala, Spain and Sri Lanka to Thailand and Turkey. In addition, a recent partnership with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea is expected to bring more than 50 high-achieving students to Oswego. (Photo by Jim Russell)