Every seat was filled in the SUNY Oswego Campus Center auditorium April 9, when Bruce Coville ’73, keynote speaker for the 34th Quest symposium, shared wisdom garnered from his life as a writer of fantasy and science fiction stories for children and young adults. Many in the audience had read Coville’s books—sometimes as part of
A dozen students from the more than 90 participants in Oswego’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program presented at the 22nd annual statewide CSTEP student conference at Lake George, N.Y., in April. Delvison Castillo ’14 took an honorable mention in oral presentation for technology, and Andrew Rubio ’14 won first place in the zoology, ecology
With combined SUNY Oswego teaching careers that total more than 100 years, Professor Dan Barach, appointed in 1964, and Dr. Marilynn Smiley, appointed in 1961, were honored May 8 at the final concert to take place in Tyler Hall before renovations began this summer. Dr. Smiley, named a distinguished teaching professor in 1974, has served
With pomp and pageantry, the 2014 SUNY Oswego Honors Convocation was convened in the Campus Center arena April 11, when awards for academic achievement were presented to 121 students. Christina Lynch ’14, president of Vega, Oswego’s women’s honor society and sponsor of the ceremony, gave opening remarks. Awards were granted by academic departments, the Oswego Alumni Association,
When recipients of the annual Class of 1954 Scholarship sent letters of appreciation to Robert Allen ’54, he recognized the extent of their gratitude. He had worked with the Reunion 2004 committee to establish an anniversary class scholarship because he knows from personal experience what it means for students to work their way through college.
Recalling the inspiration he received as a student in the Oswego School of Education, Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66 has established the Perry A. Zirkel ’66 Education Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. He says he was especially inspired by the late Dr. Jose Ramon Perez, teacher of foreign language and the first
The family of Kathleen Manley Peterson ’54 has ensured that her dedicated career in teaching and her impressive record of volunteer work will be remembered. A scholarship in her name will be awarded to an Oswego junior or senior majoring in education who maintains honor grades, has demonstrated volunteer activity and can, in an essay,
A four-year scholarship enabling a deserving Oswego student to stay in school and concentrate on academics has been established in memory of Tom Lenihan ’76, former board member and chair of the Oswego College Foundation Investment Committee. His wife, Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76, and children, Brian, a digital media strategist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,
Because residence life meant so much to her, an alumna has established the Alice Nykaza ’65 Endowed Scholarship that will provide a scholarship, preferably for an Oswego County student who lives on campus. Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65 says a significant portion of her education took place among other students in the “dorms” and snack bar.
In the technical world of stagecraft, where specialists give substance to the designer’s vision, artistic traditions meet and mingle with practical skills. While the audience perceives enchantment, Abby Rodd ’96, production manager since 2008 of Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., sees reality: 2,000 pounds of pig iron to counterbalance scenery; solidly constructed sets that won’t