Oswego professors to speak in partnership with YMCA

SUNY Oswego and the Oswego YMCA will continue their program partnership where professors give talks at the Y’s downtown Armory building, corner of West First and Utica streets.

All installments in the “Oswego Talks” series are free to attend, begin at 10 a.m. and are open to the community.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Dr. Gwen Kay of SUNY Oswego’s history department will discuss “Fort Ontario: Historical Context of the Refugees,” on the one-of-a-kind shelter in Oswego for nearly 1,000 European refugees—most of them Jewish—during World War II.

Mark Cole, chair of the college’s theatre department, will talk about this year’s theatre season and the department’s activities on Thursday, Nov. 8. Student actresses Ariel Marcus and Sara Weiler will read a short scene from Cole’s upcoming play “The Glass Coffin.”

Gay Williams, the Oswego city attorney and a member of SUNY Oswego’s School of Business faculty, will speak about estate planning on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The partnership began last year as an initiative to present programs of interest to community residents and strengthen college-community relationships.

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(Posted: Oct 24, 2007)