Lyuda Ardan of the economics department recently published an article with recent graduate Patrick Bauer titled “The effect of macroeconomic conditions on parental time with children: evidence from the American time use survey" in Review of Economics of the Household. Based on research when Bauer was at Oswego, the paper investigated the effect of changes in macroeconomic conditions on time allocation to children among mothers and fathers, and found an increase in state-level unemployment rates associated with an increase in enriching child–father time in families with small children.

Two Oswego administrators earned awards and several communication studies faculty presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, March 30 to April 2 in Boston:

  • Mary Toale, who is also interim dean of graduate studies, earned the Distinguished Service Award from ECA
  • Kristen Eichhorn, who will become Oswego's dean of graduate studies in July, received the Past Officers' Award
  • Tiffany Bell, Christine Hirsch, Katherine Thweatt and Toale were panelists on "Free to be...Really," sharing experiences as women, and a desire to assess and improve the experience of females who choose to teach in higher education
  • Hirsch also was a panelist on "Flipping the Basics: Considering Flipped Classroom Methodologies in Basic Communication Courses," presenting advantages and challenges of implementing flipped classroom methodologies in communication courses
  • Toale also was a panelist for “ECA Distinguished Teaching Fellows: Communicative Freedom in Instructional Contexts"; she served as ECA Distinguished Teaching Fellow the past year
  • Taejin Jung presented Influence of School Based Nutrition Education Program on Healthy Eating Literacy and Healthy Food Choice among Primary School Children,” selected as a Competitive Paper in Health Communication
  • John Kares Smith was a panelist on "Humor, Horror, and Pop Culture in Politics"
  • Jenny Rosenberg presented "Targets of Gossip Freeing Themselves By Managing Information: A Test of the Theory of Motivated Information Management,” chosen as a Top Paper in the Interpersonal Communication Division.
  • Jason Zenor presented "Redskins Football, Navajo Panties, and Crazy Horse Liquor: Misappropriating American Indian Culture in Commercial Speech,” a Top Paper in the Communication Law and Ethics Division.
  • Zenor also was a panelist on "Campaign Ethics and the Race for President: The Freedom to Distract the Public and the Freedom to Be Distracted"

Jesse Corfield,
who graduated from Oswego in 2014 with a Spanish major and linguistics minor, has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program to teach English in Brazil for 2017-18. He is currently with the Peace Corps in Albania, teaching English to elementary school students and working with other teachers to design and deliver English-language classes. English Teaching Assistant programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers while serving as cultural ambassadors. Corfield is one of
more 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English and provide expertise abroad for the upcoming academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide. For more information on Fulbright student program at Oswego, visit the Institute for Global Engagement website.

Lisa Glidden, Faculty Assembly chair and associate professor of political science, and President Deborah F. Stanley presented a SUNY Oswego case study in shared goverance at the third annual SUNY Voices Conference on Shared Governance April 27 and 28 in Suffern. The presentation looked at the Campus Concept Committee as an example of successful shared governance. Created in 1998, the Campus Concept Committee brought faculty, students, administration and staff to the table to discuss the long-term vision for the college. The paper analyzed its successes and challenges, demonstrating that shared governance works best when it is understood as an ongoing relationship codified in institutions and supported by the continued commitment to communication and consultation. 

The college’s chapter of Enactus, a student-run School of Business group that seeks to take entrepreneurial action to shape a better world, qualified for the global organization's national competition through an outstanding performance at a regional event March 31 in Washington, D.C. The competitive, skills-building organization with a philanthropic heart presented multiple projects for the benefit of the greater Oswego community, some of which the college's Enactus team plans to present at nationals May 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. The team of presenters includes (pictured at top, from left) Jackson Haber, Anna Fedorenko, Jorjienne LaBarge, Eli Vanorman and Spencer Wieland. Accounting faculty member Susan Wright serves as faculty coach and adviser. Among the projects the group is presenting is Divert, a waste diversion program currently in the pilot phase. Enactus is working with campus organizations to build large volunteer networks to coordinate food drives and to continue to stock the student food pantry in Penfield Library. "We also want to start transporting the excess food from the dining halls to people in the Oswego community that are in need," said Wieland, a marketing major who is the group’s senior vice president. Depending on the rank the SUNY Oswego team achieves at nationals, the Enactus group has the potential to receive grant funding to contribute to current projects and those still in development.

Marketing and management professor Sarfraz Mian was a keynote speaker at an International Research Conference on Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Education in Toulouse. He also chaired sessions on student entrepreneurial learning and co-presented a paper titled "Transferring Business School Entrepreneurship Education Practices to Engineering Institutions: The Case of IBA's Program Transfers to Local Engineering Universities." 

Mathematics professor Ampalavanar Nanthakumar's research article, "Kurtosis of the Sample Mean and the Sample Centroid and its Limiting Values," is appearing in the Pakistan Journal of Statistics. This is his 44th publication in a refereed research journal.

Art professor Juan Perdiguero’s most recent work was selected for two international survey exhibitions on contemporary drawing -- "DRAWN" at the Manifest Art Space in Cincinnati, and "Drawn to Creating: A Survey on Contemporary Drawing" at Susquehanna Art Museum at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Both exhibitions are on view this month.

Douglas Pippin of the anthropology department and Richard Weyhing of the history department both presented at the inaugural Fort Ontario History and Archeology Conference, April 21 to 23 in Oswego. Pippin presented “The British on Lake Ontario During the American Revolution; An Archeological Perspective. Carleton Island, Fort Ontario, & Fort Niagara.” Weyhing shared “They Closed Their Eyes & Risked Death to Come Here: Menominee Warriors at the Siege of Oswego, 1756.” They were among a roster of experts taking part in the event that explored the history and archaeology of warfare and conflict in the United States and Canada.

Lakeside Media students Raymond Rivera and Lamont Sadler earned third place at the Broadcast Education Association Student Media Competition in the Educational Video category for “The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana,” currently in use as an educational tool for local middle and high school students. It marks the third award in the past four years that Oswego student broadcasters have earned in this competition, said adviser Marybeth Longo. Lakeside Media is a student-staffed, faculty-mentored video production business whose other recent projects include a video series for Oswego Health and a promotional video for Harbor Hotel in Clayton.