News Releases - April 2004

•   'VOICES OF LIGHT' REPRESENTS CAMPUS, COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Upcoming performances for the multimedia production "Voices of Light" May 6 and 7 at SUNY Oswego will represent a large-scale campus and community collaboration, according to Dr. Julie Pretzat, the show's musical director

•   PROFESSOR'S TEXT ON MEDICAL ETHICS FILLS NEED
Dr. Robert Card brought two projects to fruition at SUNY Oswego this semester. His first book, "Critically Thinking About Medical Ethics" rolled off the presses less than a month before he began teaching "Medical Ethics," a new course he developed at Oswego.

•   CHALLENGE GRANTS SUPPORT STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATION
Since SUNY Oswego's geology program instituted its required capstone experience, "all the students are really, really fired up about doing research," said Dr. Sharon Gabel, associate professor of earth sciences. Now the college's new Student/Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant program has arrived to help support such work.

•   AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT TARGETS STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
SUNY Oswego is one of nearly 200 campuses throughout the country working to increase student engagement and community involvement through the American Democracy Project.

•   LONGTIME BUSINESS LEADER TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE
William B. Davis, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Development Foundation of Central New York, will speak at SUNY Oswego's morning Commencement ceremony on May 15 and receive an honorary degree.

•   CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
Dr. Ray O'Donnell of SUNY Oswego's chemistry department received the Henry Hill Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Status of Chemists and Chemical Engineers last month at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

•   EXHIBITION ON TRAGIC ACCIDENT TO OPEN
"Friends: One Day . . . One Wrong Turn," an exhibition detailing a deadly drunk-driving accident involving seven college students at Colgate University, will have its Central New York premiere when it opens Wednesday, April 21, at SUNY Oswego.

•   AWARD-WINNING VOCALISTS ANONYMOUS 4 TO PERFORM
When the award-winning vocalists Anonymous 4 participate in the upcoming multimedia production "Voices of Light" at SUNY Oswego, it will be as part of the acclaimed group's farewell tour.

•   MUSIC, DANCE OF 1940s FEATURED IN PRODUCTION
Period music and dancing will fill the Waterman Theatre stage when the curtain rises on the SUNY Oswego theatre department's spring musical "The 1940s Radio Hour" on Friday, April 23.

•   SUNY OSWEGO NAMES NEW PROVOST
Dr. Susan M. Coultrap-McQuin will be the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Oswego, President Deborah F. Stanley announced. Currently the dean of social and behavioral sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Coultrap-McQuin will assume her position at Oswego in July.

•   LOOK, SOUND OF 1940s BROUGHT TO STAGE FOR MUSICAL
The look and sound of the 1940s will come to the Waterman Theatre stage with the SUNY Oswego theatre department's spring musical "The 1940s Radio Hour."

•   EMERITUS PROFESSOR TO PRESENT READING, NEW BOOK
Lewis Turco, emeritus professor of English writing arts at SUNY Oswego, will give a reading and debut his latest book at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Penfield Library's Lake Effect Cafe on campus.

•   BIOCHEMISTRY MAJOR TO MAKE STUDENTS, COLLEGE MORE MARKETABLE
The recent state approval for SUNY Oswego to offer a bachelor's degree in biochemistry aims to make both the college and its students more marketable in the future.

•   QUEST TO FEATURE 120 TALKS, ADIRONDACK HISTORY KEYNOTE
In addition to more than 200 presenters from the SUNY Oswego campus community, this year's Quest on Wednesday, April 21, will feature a keynote speaker on Adirondack history through postcards.

•   NEWSPAPER EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT HONORS CONVOCATION
Michelle K. Rea, the executive director of the New York Press Association, will speak at Honors Convocation at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Hewitt Union ballroom on campus.

•   STUDENT'S QUEST PROJECT PROBES HOW MEDIA MISUSE STATS
Kimberly Trela, a senior majoring in journalism and sociology at SUNY Oswego, will explore "How the Media Misuse Statistics" at 9:15 a.m. in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall at Quest on April 21.

•   AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER ILLUMINATES 'VOICES OF LIGHT'
The first time he saw Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc," composer Richard Einhorn said he felt a "sense of utter amazement and wonder." That experience led him to create the multimedia experience "Voices of Light," which will come to SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre for shows at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7.

•   STUDENT GROUP TO HOST PEACE ACTIVIST
Syracuse peace activist Ed Kinane will speak on "Iraq: Eyewitness to Invasion and Occupation" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the main lounge of Hewitt Union. The campus Coalition of Peace Education sponsors his admission-free talk.

•   ALUM TO GET MAKEOVER ON 'QUEER EYE'
Another SUNY Oswego alumnus will get national television exposure when "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" airs April 20 on Bravo.





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