College Hour to offer arts, academics, other activities

Chris Blanar speakingOswego’s College Hour returns this semester, with performances, presentations and panels for the campus and community from 12:40 to 1:35 p.m. every Wednesday while classes are in session.

Feb. 6 events will include visiting artist Paul Rajeckas joining a panel discussion on “Violence and Identity” in Waterman Theatre; student Benjamin Patterson exploring “The Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland, 1922-1998,” part of the History Colloquium Series, in Room 217 of Mahar Hall; “Mars vs. Venus: Battle of the Sexes,” a Jeopardy-style game sponsored by the Counseling Services Center, in Room 208 of the Campus Center; “Academic Success without Financial Distress” by Sue Borden and Sheila Cooley of Oswego’s Financial Aid Office, in Room 137 of the Campus Center; Jim Early of Oswego’s computer science department discussing “Deriving Behavioral Feature Models for Network Intrusion Detection” in Room 102 of Snygg Hall as part of the college’s Science Today lecture series; and “Block One Advisement and Welcoming Session” for education students in Room 305 of Park Hall.

Sessions focusing on performance and the arts Feb. 13 will include director Kevin Kennison of the theatre department presenting an open rehearsal and discussion of “A Doll’s House” in Room 114 of the Campus Center; an interactive informance from visiting violists Simon Rowland-Jones and Sarah Avery in Room 41 of Tyler Hall, previewing that night’s “Viola Center Stage” Ke-Nekt concert; and a reading by South Dakota poet Lee Ann Roripaugh, including a discussion on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, in Room 118 of the Campus Center.

Other Feb. 13 College Hour events will include Andrew Smiler of Oswego’s psychology department explaining “New Trends in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities” in Room 214 of Mahar Hall; a Science Today lecture on “Bacterial Motility: Amazing Molecular Machines” by Timothy Braun of Oswego’s biological sciences department in Room 102 of Snygg Hall; “Education through International Experiences, Part I,” detailing the recent study-abroad program in Paris and Benin, in Room 117 of Wilber Hall; a “Multicultural Assembly” in Room 107 of Lanigan Hall; Borden and Cooley asking “Are your Career Goals and Financial Roles in Alignment?” in Room 120 of the Campus Center; and “Interviewing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” led by Gary Morris of Career Services, in Room 142 of the Campus Center.

The College Hour’s pilot program has been extended through fall 2008 to continue study of the program’s effectiveness and logistics. Fall’s College Hour programming will start at 12:45 p.m. all Tuesdays the college is in session.

For more information, visit the College Hour spring calendar online.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Science session—Chris Blanar of Oswego’s biological sciences department discusses “Are Parasites Good Indicators of Environmental Disturbance?” in the first Science Today lecture of the semester, which took place in the first week of College Hour programs.

(Posted: Feb 04, 2008)