Lizette Alvarado of SUNY Oswego is one of 14 leaders from across the state recently named to the second-ever class of fellows at SUNY's Hispanic Leadership Institute by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Associate director of Oswego's Office of International Education and Programs, Alvarado was one of 14 SUNY leaders announced in January as part of the 2019 class for the institute, which is charged with developing and supporting the next generation of executive-level Hispanic/LatinX leaders across the SUNY system. Read full story.

Outcomes from communication studies faculty member Taejin Jung’s Healthy Highway project were recently published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. For the project, Jung worked with the Oswego County Health Department on a school-based healthy eating intervention program for improving healthy eating knowledge and healthy food choice behavior among elementary school students.

Jennifer Kagan earned a diversity and inclusion award from the Eastern Tennis Association

Jennifer Kagan (pictured), faculty member of the School of Education’s curriculum and instruction department, recently earned a 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award from the Eastern Tennis Association for her work over the last 11 years with the tennis program of the Onondaga Nation School. The Eastern Tennis Association, a section of the United States Tennis Association, annually makes the award to “a person or organization who has demonstrated leadership and promotional initiatives in bringing tennis programs to diverse communities within the section.” Kagan has worked with the Onondaga Nation School tennis program since it began with a grant from the Junior Tennis Foundation in 2007. Part of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, the program has become year-round, offering instruction, fun and tournament competition to students. “The award is for me as executive director of the program, but I feel Chris Capella, an Onondaga and art teacher, and the Onondaga Nation School should share in the award, as I have chosen to house the award at the Onondaga Nation School,” Kagan said. She also said that for the past two years, they have organized a four-week summer program at Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes (Where They Play Ball), the pavilion for box lacrosse on the Nation. “What’s most exciting, is that we go to AAKD, or Arthur Ashe Kids' Day (in Flushing Meadows, Queens), by chartered bus as the culminating activity to the tennis program,” she said.

Bastian Tenbergen of the computer science faculty and 2018 SUNY Oswego graduate Justin MacCreery presented the paper “On the Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Quality of Students’ Conceptual Models” at the 52nd Hawaiian Intl. Conference on System Science (HICSS) on Jan. 10. “The paper was part of an independent study Justin did under my supervision,” Tenbergen explained. “It is quite impressive (and rare!) that student’s bachelor-level work is accepted to such a prestigious conference.” Also at the conference, one of the foremost on system science in the world, Tenbergen and a collaborator from Germany, Marian Daun, presented “Industry Projects in Requirements Engineering Education: Application in a University Course in the US and Comparison with Germany.”