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College enhances emergency communication, alert notification systems

September 21, 2018

In an ongoing effort to strengthen campus safety and improve communication on campus, Campus Technology Services (CTS), University Police and the Office of Communications and Marketing teamed up this summer and took a number of steps aimed at augmenting the way we notify members of our campus community in the event of a crisis or emergency.

We are pleased to share the following enhancements that are now in place and ready to implement if and when necessary.

Free flu shots available for students next week

September 20, 2018

Free flu shot clinics for students at Walker Health Center will be offered on the following days and times. 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Deadlines approaching for campus research grants

September 20, 2018

The deadlines to apply for a Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant or a Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant are quickly approaching. 
The application deadline for the Faculty SCA Grant is Monday, Oct. 22.

Seeking bakers (and tasters) for annual SEFA/United Way bake-off fundraiser

September 19, 2018

Next month begins the 18th annual State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) United Way Bake-Off, and organizers invite faculty and staff members to consider baking a dessert to help raise money for the 2018-19 campaign.

Thanks to the bakers and tasters during last year's bake-off, the campaign was able to raise around $660. The list below provides days and times for when representatives of buildings on campus will participate. To enter, a baker would e-mail the contact person for their building's bake-off and let them know the name of the dessert they will submit.

Provost discusses new first-year classes on CELT podcast

September 19, 2018

Provost Scott Furlong discussed Oswego's new infusion of first-year programs that incorporate popular culture and current events into the curriculum in a recent edition of the weekly "Tea for Teaching" podcast hosted by John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare of the college's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Award for outstanding library student employee goes to Tenaja Smith-Butler

September 18, 2018

Sharona Ginsberg congratulates Tenaja Smith-Butler

SUNY Oswego’s 2018 Northern New York Library Network Outstanding Student Employee award honored makerspace assistant Tenaja Smith-Butler, a three-year Penfield Library employee.

Efforts continue on thwarting attacks on hosting services

September 15, 2018

According to Oswego's Campus Technology Services (CTS), the hosting provider for Blackboard and Degree Works continues to work on a series of externally driven outages that have impacted these services.

Michelle Bandla named director of Excel: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning

September 14, 2018

College Provost Scott Furlong recently announced the formal appointment of Michelle Bandla as director of Excel: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning at SUNY Oswego.

Site puts Oswego among top in state for on-campus living

September 14, 2018

College search site Niche added another honor for Oswego, placing on-campus living facilities among its 2019 Best College Dorms in New York state.

Oswego's residence halls came in at #22, second in Central New York behind SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.