The national It’s On Us organization selected six Oswego students for leadership roles nationally and locally, in conjunction with the college’s It’s On Oz effort. Tara Hansen was selected as a National Student Advisory Committee member, while Rose Banks, Kaitlin Campanini, Marisa Ford, Shannon France and Shelby Gallaro were chosen to play student organizer roles. It’s On Us, which marked its third anniversary in September, is a national organization dedicated to raising awareness and empowerment to prevent sexaul assault. The National Student Advisory Committee consists of 105 members from 34 states as well as Washington D.C. Campus teams consist of 239 organizers overall, with representation from 44 states as well as Washington D.C. The next big It’s On Oz event will take place Oct. 24 in the Marano Campus Center, asking members of the campus community to sign the It’s On Us pledge to stop sexual violence. 

Sarfraz Mian of the marketing and management department in the School of Business traveled in August to an international entrepreneurship summer camp in Karachi, Pakistan. The camp, organized by the Institute of Business Administration, hosted more than 60 national and international undergraduate students and several faculty from neighboring countries. Mian lectured on student start-up support and entrepreneurship education in the United States. Mian was also invited to the National ICT R&D Fund in Islamabad for consultations on the establishment of several business incubation centers in various parts of Pakistan, and visited the National Incubation Center in Islamabad during the trip. Later he participated in the development of entrepreneurship curriculum across all disciplines at a meeting organized by the Director General Academics of HEC at the Higher Education Commission facility.  

New communication students faculty member Joe Stabb was elected to a two-year terms on the board of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement. Stabb teaches courses in public relations, leadership and social media management at Oswego, and also is a strategic partner at Fuerst Consulting Corporation in Buffalo. Stabb’s role for the board will include working to increase sponsorship revenue and helping the chapter to better manage resources and improve member communication and benefits.

Jason Zenor of communication studies had two publications in late spring: "If it's in the game: Is there liability for use of players' likeness in user generated content" in the John Marshall Law Review. The article looks at how recent precedent holding that video game producers had to pay celebrities for the use of their likeness may be extended to protect the identities of private persons in the age of virtual reality. Zenor also served as a guest editor and wrote the introduction for Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies for a special issue on "Perceptions of Censorship."