News Releases - March 2004

•   INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DESIGNER MARY MCFADDEN TO SPEAK
Mary McFadden, one of the top names in the fashion and design industry, will share her knowledge and experience at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall. Artswego and the SUNY Oswego art department co-sponsor her admission-free talk, which is open to the public. A reception will follow.

•   MULTIMEDIA MASTERPIECE 'VOICES OF LIGHT' COMING TO CAMPUS
"Voices of Light," a multimedia production that blends the screening of the silent classic film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" with live music headlined by Anonymous 4, will take the stage of Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7.

•   '1940s RADIO HOUR' TO OFFER THEATRICAL LOOK AT BROADCASTING
The SUNY Oswego theatre department will peek behind the curtain of old-time radio with the spring musical "1940s Radio Hour," opening on Friday, April 23, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre.

•   GALLERY TO FINISH SEASON WITH STUDENT EXHIBITION
Tyler Art Gallery will showcase student work through the 2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, which will run from April 16 to May 15. 

•   PENFIELD LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK SALE FUND-RAISER
The Penfield Library Associates Book Sale, the largest annual fund-raiser for the campus library, will take place April 12 to 14.

•   NEW FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT VIOLIN RECITAL APRIL 18
Seung Hee Yang, assistant professor of music at SUNY Oswego, will present classical works for violin at a solo recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom.

•   EVENT TO COMMEMORATE BUSINESS CENTERS' 20TH ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of New York State Small Business Development Centers, the SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Rich Hall.

•   STUDENTS TO CREATE PLAY ABOUT ABUSE SURVIVORS
A grant and a residency program will enable a group of SUNY Oswego students to create a play about surviving domestic abuse.

•   STUDENT'S RESEARCH PAPER BECOMES  BOOK, DONATION
In his first history class at SUNY Oswego two years ago, Tim Nekritz chose the Oswego Public Library as the topic for his big research paper.

•   COLLEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN $3 BILLION CHALLENGE
The State University of New York launched a $3 billion fund-raising challenge, when Chancellor Robert L. King met with the board of trustees in March, and SUNY Oswego is planning to meet its share of the challenge.

•   SUNY OSWEGO SCHEDULES INFORMATION SESSION ON MBA
SUNY Oswego's MBA program will host an information seminar for prospective students at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Room 112 of the Oswego State Education Center in Phoenix.

•   ALCOHOL SCREENING TO BE OFFERED AT AWARENESS DAY
Alcohol Awareness Day will be observed April 7 at SUNY Oswego with a free screening and other activities, including a mock DWI arrest. The events will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the formal lounge of Hewitt Union.

•   STUDENTS REHEARSE FOR 'NEW VOICES'
Student playwrights, directors and actors have begun the interactive process that will culminate with this year's "New Voices" readings of six one-act plays.

•   SCHUBERT RECITAL WEDNESDAY
A recital of works by Franz Schubert will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St. in Oswego.

•   'NEW VOICES' TO FEATURE STUDENT WRITING, DIRECTING, PERFORMING
SUNY Oswego student playwrights, directors and actors will collaborate for the 11th annual "New Voices" at 6 p.m. March 27 and 28 in Tyler Hall's lab theatre.

•   CHALLENGE PERCEPTIONS WEEK TO RAISE AWARENESS
A number of activities designed to raise awareness of disability issues are planned for Challenge Perceptions Week, March 22 to 27 at SUNY Oswego.

•   FACULTY QUARTET TO PERFORM BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS WORKS
SUNY Oswego faculty will present a chamber music concert of piano quartets by Beethoven and Brahms at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Room 101 of Lanigan Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.

•   INNOVATIVE SMALL-CLASS PROGRAM TO EXPAND
SUNY Oswego plans to extend its innovative FirstChoice network of small classes to all new freshmen next fall and downsize the classes at the same time. Capped at 25 students in the past, the menu of freshmen-only classes will drop to a maximum enrollment of 19 students next fall.

•   HUNDREDS EXPECTED FOR OPEN HOUSE APRIL 5
Hundreds of prospective students and their families will explore SUNY Oswego during the college's 27th annual Open House.

•   KENNEDY SPEECHWRITER, CARNEGIE PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS COMMENCEMENT
Two nationally known figures will speak at SUNY Oswego's dual commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15, when they receive honorary degrees from the State University of New York.

•   EVANS WINS RECOGNITION FOR SERVICE TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Kathleen Evans, associate dean of students at SUNY Oswego, was one of 10 people recognized as the nation's Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates last month at the annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Texas..

•   SWING BAND TO JOIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA FOR APRIL 7 SHOW
The Uptown Society Orchestra and Oswego State Jazz Orchestra will join forces for a 7 p.m. performance on Wednesday, April 7, in the Hewitt Union ballroom at SUNY Oswego.

•   RICE CREEK FIELD STATION TO BLOOM WITH SPRING ACTIVITIES
Bird-watching courses, nature hikes and children's creative activities are among the spring activities slated at SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station.

•   WOMEN'S CENTER MARKS WOMEN'S 'HERSTORY' MONTH
March is Women's "Herstory" Month, and the SUNY Oswego Women's Center will continue its annual observance with a series of free evening activities on campus after the college's spring break.

•   NEW SHANGAI CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN MARCH 25
The New Shanghai Circus will offer up feats of skill and daring when it performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre as part of the Artswego series.

•   TOP STUDENT WORK EXHIBITED AT TYLER ART GALLERY
Visitors to Tyler Art Gallery will see the best work of SUNY Oswego students at the 41st annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition. The public is invited to view the admission-free exhibitions, which run from March 5 to 12 and March 22 to April 5.

•   JAZZ WEEKEND TO UNFOLD MARCH 19 AND 20
An internationally renowned lineup of jazz performers and educators will present clinics and concerts for scholastic musicians during the first-ever Oswego County High School Jazz Weekend March 19 and 20 at SUNY Oswego.



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