Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

  When Susannah Melchior Schaefer ’90 arrived in 2014 at a remote village in Tanzania, she was greeted by the entire community with a ceremony in her honor and a feast of chicken. But more importantly, she was greeted by the smiling face of 6-year-old Osawa Owiti—the recipient of Smile Train’s 1 millionth cleft surgery.

Find the Founder!

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In the fall 2017 issue, the Sheldon statue can be found in the middle right side of the photo of Chinese watercolorist and visiting artist Zhinan Jiang on page 15. Grand prize winner of a College Store gift certificate and a Sheldon Hall print is Donna Fraser Chatterton ’68. Winning Sheldon Hall prints are Gary H. Fox

In memoriam

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Student-Created, Web-Based BusShare Tool Simplifies Transportation

Students Peterly Jean Baptiste ’18 (left) and Theresa Personna ’18

Students Peterly Jean Baptiste ’18 (left) and Theresa Personna ’18, both of whom work with SUNY Oswego’s Office of Sustainability, show the “Let us help” home page of the college’s web-based BusShare application. Award-winning brainchild of Alex Monachino ’17, who has since graduated with a degree in graphic design, BusShare provides easy-to-follow, plain-language steps for

2017 Technology Conference Showcases Innovations

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More than 100 different presenters gathered in SUNY Oswego’s Park and Wilber halls to reveal their latest innovations to students and educators alike at the 78th Technology Fall Conference on Oct. 27. Hosted by SUNY Oswego’s Department of Technology, the conference featured a Technology Innovation Showcase where current cutting-edge inventions, such as 3D printing machines,

Class Notes

Class Notes

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New Digital Humanities Minor Blends Modern, Traditional Disciplines

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The computer age meets the study of traditional disciplines—literature, history, philosophy and more—in digital humanities, a new minor at SUNY Oswego. Broadly defined as a multidisciplinary, collaborative academic field that applies modern computational tools and information science to the arts, linguistics, cultural studies and others, digital humanities as a minor launched in fall 2017. Computer

O’Donnell Media Summit Tackles ‘Fake News’

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Watch the 13th Annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit  The 13th Annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit began with some ground rules about civil discourse. “We’re not all going to agree today,” said panel moderator Benita Zahn ’76, WNYT-TV news anchor in Albany, N.Y. “That’s OK. What matters is that we listen and that

Lessons from Lakers

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More than 130 alumni returned to the SUNY Oswego campus during the fall 2017 semester to participate in the Oswego Alumni Association’s award-winning Alumni-In-Residence (AIR) program, with 70 alumni representing Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD). More than 3,000 students attended alumni classroom visits, workshops, panel discussions and other programs that provide a forum for