Above and Beyond!

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Above and Beyond! $43,483,781 About the Campaign In 2011, SUNY Oswego embarked on a historic journey to raise $40 million, the largest fundraising initiative by any SUNY comprehensive college. Under the leadership of President Deborah F. Stanley and inspired by the college’s Tomorrow strategic plan, the campaign engaged the entire Oswego family. The Oswego College

Web Exclusive Interview: Green and Gold, Red and White – Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Web Exclusive Interview: Green and Gold, Red and White -  Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Richard Woolley ’89 opened the doors to Weathered Vineyards near Allentown, Pa., with his wife of 30 years, Dana Master Woolley ’87, in 2014. The winemaker shared his experiences – and some memories of SUNY Oswego – in an interview in 2016. How did you and Dana meet? Richard Woolley: Dana and I met in

The Inland Watershed

The Inland Watershed

A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water. The Lake Ontario watershed, part of the even greater Great Lakes watershed, includes innumerable water sources, two of which are Rice Creek and the Little Salmon River. SUNY Oswego

Navigating the Waterfront to the North of Campus: the View Beneath the Surface

Navigating the Waterfront to the North of Campus: the View Beneath the Surface

Mathematics Professor Pat Halpin parks behind Penfield Library and makes his way to shore with his SCUBA gear. “The water off the college is relatively shallow from a diver’s perspective,” Halpin said. “I once dove with a student to see how far out we could go on a single tank of air. We swam north

Navigating the Waterfront To the West of Campus: An Icon Celebrates 70 Years in 2016

Navigating the Waterfront To the West of Campus: An Icon Celebrates 70 Years in 2016

Can you guess the most famous waterfront restaurant among SUNY Oswego alumni and students? Its logo was created in 1980 by the owner’s then 13-year-old daughter. It is now in the third generation of Livesey family owner/operation, and the fourth generation has already started in the stockrooms. Its owners believe in pursuing ways to reuse-reduce-recycle,

Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Two giant chimneys on the shore of Lake Ontario at the northeast edge of campus have long served as a guide for SUNY Oswego students navigating by land toward their lakeshore campus, as have four smaller ones, which have through the years been referred to by alumni as “Huey, Dewey, and Louie” with the last

Harnessing the Wind: Oswego State Sailing

Harnessing the Wind: Oswego State Sailing

Claire Wyngaard ’87 has fond memories of sailing with the Oswego State Sailing Club and Racing Team. SUNY Oswego students sailed on the weekends, using sailboats borrowed from Oswego High School and kept at the Oswego Maritime Foundation. Liability insurance requirements dictated that all students first take a dunk in the lake with a life

Capturing the Beauty of the Lake

Capturing the Beauty of the Lake

For students (and others) seeking a photography minor, the lake is a source of artistic fodder, with hours spent perched on its shore seeking the perfect picture. The lake is among the most popular spots to gather for a sunset photo session during Reunion Weekend. Jim Russell ’83, SUNY Oswego’s campus photographer, has spent decades

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Oswego researchers work to improve the health of the lake that means so much to our campus and our community   To begin to understand it, you must stand on its shore. James Pagano ’74 has, for decades—first as a child growing up in Oswego, today as a researcher. “I have lived, pretty much, with the

College Celebrates Visionary Buckminster Fuller Through Interdisciplinary Activities

College Celebrates Visionary Buckminster Fuller Through Interdisciplinary Activities

Gary Andrews ’73 was getting ready to graduate in December with a bachelor’s in industrial arts when architect, environmentalist, author and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller visited campus in November 1973. “I first heard about Buckminster Fuller from the Whole Earth Catalog, which was a must-have publication for all hippies in the early seventies,” Andrews said.