Shineman Foundation Gives $1 Million to Expand, Rename Summer Children’s Program

Dr. Bardbara Palmer Shineman speaking to to children

The Sheldon Institute, an on-campus summer enrichment program that serves over 130 Oswego County children in grades 2 through 10 annually, will continue in perpetuity to provide hands-on learning experiences in a range of subject areas, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.” The gift expands the institute, which was

Research Snapshots

People outside researching

  Cell Movement and the Spread of Cancer Supported by a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, undergraduate researchers are working with Dr. Yulia Artemenko of SUNY Oswego’s biological sciences faculty to investigate how single cells determine where to move, which could have implications for why cancer cells metastasize—migrate away from a primary tumor. The three-year

The Gift of Possibilities: Sisters Name Scholarship in Tribute to Parents

In 1970, Marcia Osterhout Kees ’74 (left) and Donna Osterhout Davenport ’71 with their parents, Marjorie and Ralph.

Donna Osterhout Davenport ’71 was a senior living on the second floor of Hart Hall when her freshman sister, Marcia Osterhout Kees ’74, moved onto the fifth floor. “We were the first generation of college kids in our family,” Davenport said. “It was nice to know she was close by. I know my dad appreciated

Grant Helps Student Researchers Gain Skills Studying Skulls of Ancient Animals

Zoology major Meghan Gillen ’15 ’18

Professor Jennifer Olori of the biological sciences faculty recently won a National Science Foundation grant for a project designed to provide undergraduates—particularly women, who remain underrepresented in sciences and math—with research experiences focused on head-first burrowing animals from as long ago as 300 million years. Thanks to the $73,165 grant from the NSF’s Division of

Scholarships Create an Extended Family of Education

Photo of Couple

It all started when Sharon Wilcox ’74 cut the line in front of Joseph Yacura ’74 to get her SUNY Oswego freshman photo ID. “She cut in front of me, and I let her in,” Joe said, laughing. “That’s how we met.” It was the start of a relationship—and ultimately, a marriage—that has included three of their own children,

Oswego Collects Community Service Award of Merit

Members of the Laker women’s ice hockey team Eryn Stewart ’20 (left) and Lauren Martel ’20

  The 24 Oswego State NCAA athletic programs were recognized once again for their outstanding commitment to community service, as they received the second-place Award of Merit from the National Administrators of Division III Athletic Directors, sponsored by Jostens. This award is the 11th earned by Laker teams in the past nine years. In that

Endowment Shows Strong Returns, Outperforms Peers

Endowment Chart

The Oswego College Foundation’s endowment continues to outperform not only peer schools, but the industry average as well, according to the survey results of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)-Commonfund Study of Endowments. In fact, SUNY Oswego’s endowment has yielded stronger returns than the NACUBO average for the past 11 years

Grant to Support Big-Data Alzheimer’s Research

Kim Higher

Dr. Sungeun Kim, an electrical and computer engineering faculty member, received a grant of nearly $119,000 to use big-data techniques in support of earlier and more accurate diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The grant, from the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, will assist a project—“Integrating Neuroimaging, Multi-omics, and

Grant Boosts Teacher Candidates from Underrepresented Groups

Grant Boosts Teacher Candidates from Underrepresented Groups

The New York State Education Department recently awarded a five-year, $1.63 million grant to SUNY Oswego’s School of Education to scale up and enhance its Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) program, which seeks to attract and retain teacher candidates from underrepresented groups—particularly young men—in high-need schools.   The $325,000 a year in funding through the state’s