Metro Center to host grand opening, expand educational offerings

The SUNY Oswego Metro Center will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and Holiday Reception on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event launches a busy lineup of activities at the center, located in the Atrium in downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square.

President Deborah F. Stanley and other officials will speak, and noted Oswego alumni who have built successful careers in the Syracuse area will be featured.

In its first year of operation, the Metro Center is slated to host three courses during Winter Session, Jan. 5 to 21 in communication studies, management and music.

The number of courses offered in the spring semester has tripled from the fall semester, up to 15 classes. Most are graduate-level courses and cover programs including business, counseling and psychological services, curriculum and instruction, gerontology, literacy education, psychology and public justice.

In addition, legal education and risk-management lecture series are on the horizon.

Administered by the Division of Extended Learning, the SUNY Oswego Metro Center offers downtown Syracuse access to Oswego’s MBA program, graduate courses in education and the liberal arts, customized and contract training, and small business consulting.

The center also hosts regular art exhibitions. On view now are two exhibitions by Oswego art faculty, “Mapping Linguistics Revisited” by Kelly Roe and the four-artist “Visual Journals,” both running through Jan. 16.

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(Posted: Dec 02, 2008)