Penfield Library Celebrates 50 years
Since 1968, Penfield has been a communal experience for students—some might say the “living room” of campus. Over the decades, as it has transformed from a “book warehouse” to technology hub, it remains an academic core of the institution. Penfield Library was named for Lida S. Penfield (1873-1956), alumna of the Class of 1919 and chair of the English Department. An authority on local history, she wrote Stories of Old Oswego, and she helped inaugurate the Torchlight Ceremony in 1936. The Penfield building became the library for SUNY Oswego in 1968, when tens of thousands of books were moved by students—by hand, brigade style—from Rich Hall. The photo pictures students entering the “old” Penfield Library in Rich Hall. READ MORE
Veterans Day Dedication Honors 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice
A ceremony on campus on Veterans Day included a plaque dedication in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice that ended World War I and those who served and continue to serve.
The ceremony was led by college President Deborah F. Stanley (left) who, along with Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow (right) and Oswego Town Supervisor Richard Kaulfuss ’74, unveiled the new plaque along Washington Boulevard between Sheldon Hall and the Park Hall lot. Veterans and others from the campus and community attended.
Graduate Studies Turns 70
SUNY Oswego celebrated 70 years of graduate education with a week of activities Nov. 12 to 16. Kristen Eichhorn (standing), dean of graduate studies, said the college’s continuing responsiveness to the needs of students and to economic trends is a key to its ongoing success. Initially offering master’s degree programs in elementary education and industrial arts education (now called technology education), the Division of Graduate Studies now administers more than 50 degree and certificate programs. The week-long celebration culminated with the Graduate Studies Showcase, which included networking, music and awards recognizing outstanding graduate students and faculty members.
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