Oswego Matters: By Executive Director Betsy Oberst

Oswego Matters: By Executive Director Betsy Oberst

It is a glorious time of year to live in Oswego on our beautiful lakeshore. Lunches and dinners at beautiful waterside restaurants; breathtaking sunsets every night; our parks, gardens and city planters in full blooming color; concerts along the river—these are all joys of this season. In this issue, Eileen Crandall shares with us an

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Ian Sison ’10 was just 5 years old when he started watching professional wrestling. A Long Island native, Sison quickly fell in love with the athleticism and showmanship of professional wrestling. “I signed up for the youth amateur wrestling team. I was expecting the big ring with ropes and lights and crowds,” Sison laughed. “When

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Her research might make your skin crawl. Katie S. Costanzo ’00, Ph.D., is an evolutionary ecologist at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. One of her favorite blood-sucking subjects: mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are far more than a nuisance. Some of the world’s most serious illnesses can be traced to the pests—including the most recent Zika virus outbreak,

Commencement Speakers Include Honorary Degree Recipient John McHugh

Commencement Speakers Include Honorary Degree Recipient John McHugh

Former U.S. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the State University of New York on May 14 at SUNY Oswego’s 155th Commencement ceremony before delivering his address to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates. Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid’s regional executive director for Upstate New York,

Governor Names Jerald Woolfolk to Heroin Task Force

Governor Names Jerald Woolfolk to Heroin Task Force

Jerald Woolfolk, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, is one of 23 professionals named to a statewide heroin task force charged with creating a comprehensive plan to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in New York. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo launched the task force in May to identify ways to expand awareness of

’Tomorrow’ Begins Today

'Tomorrow,' SUNY Oswego's new strategiv plan begins today! Visit oswego.edu/tomorrow

The holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” tells the story of what the world would be like if the protag­onist, George Bailey, had never existed. A disheartened George, accompanied by an angel, travels back in time and begins to realize the impact that he has had on many people’s lives. At the climax of the