SUNY Oswego, moving to increase already substantial opportunities for student research and creative projects, has established an office to provide support and pique student interest in hands-on, faculty-mentored work. Read more
The cool fall air is a sign that Oswego students are back in classes. They have bought their books and stocked up on cheap noodles. The less experienced (or weathered, that is) students have already had their brand-new umbrella turned inside out.
SUNY Oswego will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in electrical and computer engineering starting next fall, coinciding with the opening of the college’s $118 million science and engineering complex. Read more
It’s been a very busy couple of months here at SUNY Oswego. In between being a Teaching Assistant, Communication Studies Lab Assistant, Underwriting and Editing Director at WTOP and taking 4 classes, life hasn’t decided to slow down for me.
I’ve taken on a lot of roles at SUNY Oswego, but I honestly love every single one. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of my free time managing two departments at WTOP 10-TV the Student Run Television station on campus. For the past 3 years, WTOP has been my second home. I spend so much time there that I’ve often wondered why I did not have a bunk tucked secretly away in our storage closet.
A fact that only a few people know about me is that I had originally been admitted to SUNY Oswego as a Journalism major. I had planned on becoming a world-renowned journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. Instead, when I came up for my tour, I was shown the WTOP studio. It was love at first sight. I knew right then and there that I would HAVE to change my major to Broadcasting and Mass Communication. I wanted to learn everything about television and how stuff like that worked. With that being said, WTOP welcomes people from EVERY major with or without any experience!
I was not very active at WTOP my first year at Oswego. I had done a couple of technical positions for Live News, but it wasn’t until my second semester Sophomore year when I began to participate more. I had decided to expand past the world of News and into Live Sports and ultimately, Underwriting. Being super active in WTOP really helped me in the long run because when the time came, I had decided that I wanted to become a part of the WTOP Executive Board. I got extremely lucky and became the Underwriting Director my Junior year. It was my first leadership position since High School and it was for something I was very passionate about. This year, I was able to maintain my position as Underwriting Director, but I also got to add Editing Director to the plate as well. It is a big job for one person, but I think it all appears to be swimming right along.
The other week I decided that I wanted to take some fun pictures at the studio. I was lucky enough to grab pictures of News and a Sports show known as Oswego Sports Update.
Monday Night News Crew getting ready during the Pre-Production Meeting
WTOP 10 Live News every Sunday-Friday 10PM
Analysts & their Producer on Oswego Sports Update an Original Sports Production on WTOP10-TV
Sign-Up – 10/6 12:30 PM @ Campus Center Food Court Area
Proceeds – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Breast Cancer Research)
Also this weekend and next: PANIC Film Festival! Student teams will be making short horror films over the course of this weekend and screening them next weekend at a special event. Hope to see you there! But don’t fear! I will make sure to post videos from the event here, so stay tuned!
Hello everyone, hope your week is going well! If you are looking for something to do tomorrow on your day off, go check out the O-Mazing Race! It’s sure to be a fun time for everyone:
And on Saturday, the Philosophy department will be hosting its annual Warren Steinkraus lecture in Sheldon Hall! It’s going to be a good one this year, as we have an expert in Global Workspace Theory coming all the way from the University of Maryland:
Expect full coverage from me the day of the event. Hope to see you guys there!
Sorry about the bad video quality… didn’t have my camera oriented correctly and had to mess with it to get it upright. Promise it won’t happen next time! So, without further ado, here is some 3lau in case you missed him Saturday:
Hello readers! My name is Mark Willson. Maybe you have seen me around campus, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’ve seen some of my work on the Tyler Hall North Wall. My unofficial slogan of late has been the simple statement, “Be”. That’s what I’d like to talk about for my first post as a student blogger.
Be. It is only two letters, yet it carries a world of meaning. What does it mean to me, you ask? It means exist. It means be an active agent in your environment. My environment is SUNY Oswego. Yours probably is too if you are reading this.
So to kick off this new school year, I encourage all of you to get out there and do something outside of your comfort zone, get involved on campus and in the greater Oswego community, and you will BE.
In the meantime, enjoy this entertaining excerpt from Open Mic Night (which you can catch/be a part of every Thursday at the Lake Effect Cafe!) :
We are already two weeks in and I am trying to figure out where all the time has gone. This year was always guaranteed to go by quickly because (drum roll) I am graduating! This semester to be specific, into the winter I came and out of it I will go.
Knowing that the end is in sight has gotten me a little sentimental and reflective. SUNY Oswego has been good to me and I truly want to cherish every moment that I have remaining here. I’ve definitely had good times but when I leave I want to say that I’ve done it all and with your help I just might be able to accomplish that goal.
I along with some truly creative and gifted people from SUNY Oswego have devised a plan. A senior bucket list or sorts where I go around gathering different people’s suggestions and ideas of the best things to do on campus or in the surrounding area before it’s all said and done.
You suggest something, and me and my camera man (the ever talented Kevin Graham) will go out do them and cross it off the list. Ideally I’d love to hear from everyone freshmen all the way up to my fellow seniors(who knows maybe one of you can join me on a couple) and even the alums. I would especially love to get some alumni opinions on what are some of the things that formed your fondest memories in Oswego.
You can provide your suggestions in several different places as I’m sure ideas come to you at different times.
Well, if the semester didn’t start already, it definitely did last week. With Graduate work being a little more time consuming than Undergrad, I’ve been trying to stay on top of it the best I can; and what I mean by that is, doing papers months in advance so I have time to do the bigger projects. However, it’s made me more confident in my work and I’m able to take a little more time doing it than I would have normally. I’ve also started to ask other people to read my work because if it doesn’t make sense to them, my professor is going to rip it to shreds. A lot of other things going on, too. Rock the Vote kicks off tonight, (yet another) shameless self promotion here; come down and see Bruce Altschuler speak about Campaign Finance as well as answering any questions about the voting process! This project has been a really good experience and is getting recognized by a lot of the administration on campus which is cool to be a part of and have my name attached to it. I definitely recommend becoming a Graduate Assistant when/if the day comes for you to get your Master’s Degree. Hope everyone’s semester is going well.