In January 1966, 10-year-old Jim Farfaglia ’77 was celebrating his grandmother’s surprise 70th birthday party in Fulton, N.Y., when what would become known as the Blizzard of ’66 started blasting the region with snow and winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Luckily, his family in their trusty ’58 Ford Fairlane arrived safely at their
Jill Tietjen, chief executive officer of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, author and electrical engineer, spoke to a standing-room only crowd on Sept. 10 about scientific and technical women, whom she featured in her bestselling and award-winning book, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. Her visit was part of the
For Jennifer Thompson Jackson ’94, the process of writing books is “only one piece of [her] own artistic puzzle.” “There’s no one right way to be a writer,” Jackson told more than 100 attendees at an Artswego Living Writers Series public event on Sept. 9. She returned to campus through the Oswego Alumni Association’s Alumni-In-Residence
Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in
For Steve Sheffield ’78, SUNY Oswego was, at first, just another college—far enough away from his home in Syracuse. That is, of course, until Sheffield met Al Lackey, then a zoology professor at SUNY Oswego, who jump-started Sheffield’s passion for zoology. Not knowing what career path to pursue, and two years into sampling courses, Sheffield
Diana Abu-Jaber ’80 shares an excerpt she adapted from her new memoir, Grace at the Table, slated to be published in spring 2016 by W.W. Norton. Her novel, Birds Of Paradise was awarded the Arab-American National Book Award. Her novels, Origin, Crescent and Arabian Jazz, and her memoir The Language of Baklava, also won several awards, including
Preface: The artist’s life began early for Alice McDermott ’75. She was always writing, creating stories, as children do, as a means of shaping and controlling her world. At a very young age, she was in love with short stories and novels, in love with fiction. Here’s Alice. She is filling page after page with
Adventurer-turned-humanitarian Greg Mortenson signs his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time for graduate student Melanie Hogaboom Berry M ’12 after Mortenson’s Oct. 28 presentation in the Campus Center arena. His appearance was part of the “Oswego Reads” communitywide reading initiative.