Pictured: Me being VERY excited about my new internship and a sketch of Head2Toe’s future!
Just found out that I will be interning with the Public Affairs office next semester! To (productively?) distract myself from stressing over finals I’ve decided to start up my brand new student blog! (Can you tell how excited I am?!) Next semester I plan on starting a video series called Head2Toe where you can watch me explore health organizations and programs in Oswego, campus and city-wide! This blog will act as a supplement to the series, where I’ll share my own experiences and fun things like great workout songs and recipes!
Good luck on finals everyone!
Like most students on campus, I’ve been as busy as ever juggling jobs and classes, relationships and hobbies, and most of all… me time. This also means that I neglected updating all of you with how my semester was going. So, here it goes. It’s been a long one. It’s interesting to see how far I can push myself and it’s really rewarding when the grades that come back reflect the work that’s been put in. Graduate school is no joke, but at the same time I feel that this is where I’m supposed to be and that I was prepared for the work. Civic Engagement is going well, we were super busy until the election and now we’re planning for next semester, which is just as time consuming. The Women’s Club Hockey team is off to a decent start, not where we usually are at this point but we picked up our play as of late. Coaching teaches me a lot about leadership roles, professionalism, the game of hockey, and myself. Right now we’re 5-3-0 with a few games left this semester to improve that quite a bit. It’s something that I love to do, though it’s really time consuming. On a lighter note, being a graduate student means no finals! it also means that there are only 8 days left in my semester. Definitely thankful for that. Well, hope all of you are doing well. I’ll try to get on this more often to keep it updated.
As promised, here are the remaining entries from the 2012 SUNY Oswego Panic Film Festival:
Christa Haley, Lara Ashley Bruce, Vala Kjarval, Jordan Bianchi
Winner – Judges Award, Best Picture
Cameron Ebersold, Josh Parisi, Jared Gould, Christie Williams, Jessica Hebblethwaite
The Little Eyes
Brian Kastelan, Zachary Guthrie
Garvin Wells, Kristina Dopp, Tricia Morrison, Joshua Strauss, Kylee Greenleaf
Tom DeVito, Amanda Durosa, Mike Fisher
Winner – Best Story, Amanda Durosa
A Night In
Kristen Kopper, Nate O’Brien, Matt Maggio, Jen Grossman, Lora Benjou
James Domachowske, Matt Kirkman, Max Cornillon, Keith Galluci
I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Brian Liberty, Andrew Stulck, Brian Reilly, Christen Brambley, Greg Giannantonio
So we did it! We survived preseason and the all-mighty hurricane Sandy. Let’s just say these past few weeks for the Lakers have been quite hectic. We have 1 scrimmage left to go then regular season games start in a little over a week. Can’t wait to start playing some games and make a run in SUNYAC’s. The Tromp Palace is starting to fall apart, we have ceilings cracking, pipes rusting, and heat…well I have learned the hard way that heat is a luxury. But that doesn’t stop the excitement from happening. We still manage to spend our Sunday (“Boy Days”) bonding together. What’s “Boy Day” you might be wondering? It’s pretty much the best day of the week. It includes eating lots of food, watching football all day, and screaming at the television like boys..you know typical lady-like activities. Will make sure to stay updated on any more interesting occurrences at the Tromp Palace. Everyone come out and support the Oswego Basketball Teams tonight at Hoops Hysteria!!
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I have updated. My life as a college student has been crazy and I have barely had time to breathe. I’m sure all of you have been the same, what with midterms and studying and partying.
But this entry is going to be about something that I’m sure many of you have no idea about.
This past week I participated in something called GISHWHES or the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. It’s pronounced [Gee-shuh-wez] for those of you who want to go yell it at the tops of your lungs. This is basically an event where teams all over the world complete various items to get points.
Now this isn’t a normal scavenger hunt like “Find a lawn gnome in someone’s yard and take a picture.” No, the items for this are more like, “Carve out a some squash, place them on your feet and go for a nice jog in the middle of a busy sidewalk.”
Needless to say this week was nuts and so much fun. I met many new friends and we all bonded over the total craziness that was GISHWHES.
Now you are probably saying, “Hannah, why would you subject yourself to that?” Well first off, it is fun to make an idiot of yourself every once in a while. I mean, how many people can say that they walked around a grocery store with 50 stuffed animals in their cart? I can.
Second of all, it is run by my favorite actor, Misha Collins. Who happened to be on my shirt for my first vlog entry. He is from Supernatural and is completely crazy and wonderful. While he is a total nut he is one of the most caring people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
He is knee deep in all different kinds of charities and is always trying to raise money for people in need. His main charity is Random Acts of Kindness and he always is encouraging people to donate money and to commit random acts of kindness.
And it just so happens that one of the items for GISHWHES was to film yourself doing a Random Act of Kindness. My friend and I did this item and we went out with all the athletes to rake leaves for the elderly. That’s my wonderful tennis team in the photo!
Which leads to the third reason which is that most of the proceeds go to Random Acts which is wonderful because there are thousands of people across the globe that are participating in this and we raise great amounts of money!
Another thing that Misha used GISHWHES for was to break the world record of the most pledges to Random Acts of Kindness. The previous record was about 73,000. Misha wanted to not only break this record but smash it and shatter it by reaching 100,000 pledges. And as of last night at midnight(the end of the hunt) we had gotten over 104,000 pledges. Things like that just totally amaze me. How so many people can come together and make such a difference. I’m so proud of all my fellow GISHWHESIANS(that’s what we call ourselves)
Lastly the prize for the first place team is that they will be flown to Scotland to spend the night in a haunted castle with Misha, all expenses paid for. I mean who wouldn’t want to hang out in a giant Scottish castle with their favorite actor?!
So that’s a short entry over why I’m in love with GISHWHES. And I really wish I could share pictures and videos with you right now but I’m not allowed to until the winners are picked! As soon as that happens I’ll be sure to post enough photos to make your sides split with laughter.
I encourage you all to look into it for next year! I promise it will at least be an amazing experience and at most it will completely change your life! Who knows who you’ll meet!
Also! Don’t forget to vote!!
“The [right] to vote is the cornerstone of our freedom! Use it or lost it!” -My Grandma
Dr. Webe Kadima is an associate professor of chemistry here at SUNY Oswego. Since 2006 , she has made two biannual trips to Kinshasa, the largest city and capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The purpose of these trips? To research and develop an affordable medical solution to Type 2 diabetes using wild plants found in the jungles of the Congo. Working closely with a doctor in the region, Kadima has been able to narrow down what started as 90 plants in research to the three most reliable.
This interview does contain conversations about the crisis in the Congo and I feel it necessary to add a (trigger warning:rape) due in part to the discussion about some of those atrocities including rape as a weapon of war.
ARTSwego will present the premiere screening of a new video version Cry for Peace: Voices of the Congo onFriday November 2nd 7p.m at SUNY Oswego’s Waterman Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $5 through all campus box offices. All proceeds will be contributed to the Panzi Foundation USA.
More information can be found about Panzi Foundation USA and the vital role they play in the DRC at their website: www.panzifoundation.org
Hey all! The Panic Film Festival has come and gone, but luckily, for those of you who couldn’t attend, I will be posting all of the films that the students made in 48 hours for your viewing pleasure! Without further ado, here are 4 of the films (expect about 5 more next week!):
Winner – Best Performance, Morgan Rae Noone
Audience Award for Best Picture
Judges’ Award, Third Place Picture
Best Costumes/Makeup, Ryan Farmer
Timothy Rooney, Tom Loughlin
Judges’ Award, Second Place Picture
Thanks for watching, and keep an eye out for round 2 next week!
There are always a lot of events that happen on campus every single day, but SUNY Oswego’s Department of Communication Studies definitely takes the cake with their Media Summit.
The Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit is an annual event that gathers students, faculty, and the like to the campus of SUNY Oswego to listen to the stories of former alumni and other important people in the industry. Not only is it an amazing opportunity for students to hear about their potential futures and the business they will be entering but it is an amazing networking event where everyone can connect and speak to one another.
This years Media Summit had the theme of ‘A Star is Born’ which brought familiar faces to the panel such as Garrick Utley of Meet the Press fame, Kevin Torres- award winning backpack journalist at KUSA, Jackie Robinson- recently retired WSTM News Anchor, Dennis Mueller- documentary filmmaker, and Edward Wyckoff Williams- columnist and political analyst. The event also brought many other important people for the Career Connector segment, where students were allowed to network with people who are already in the industry.
I remember attending my first Media Summit my Freshman year. It was located in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom and barely fit enough people. While it was still very well done back then, the event it has evolved into is an amazing production. This year, like last year, the Summit was located in the Waterman Theatre of Tyler Hall. Every single seat in the theatre was taken up and some were even left standing. The panelists talked about everything from the future of the industry, to giving advice for students who are about to graduate and break out into the field. My personal favorite part of this years Summit was being able to hear the stories of each panelist and how they got their foot in the industry.
Of course, what would a post by me be without a little plug for WTOP10-TV, who put on an AMAZING Red Carpet Show for the Media Summit (in HD of course!). It was amazing seeing how we went from the Red Carpet show last year, which was a last minute throw together, to what we did this year after weeks of planning.
While I am feeling a little bittersweet about just having attended my last Media Summit, I am so glad that SUNY Oswego was able to provide me with this for my all four years here!
Dr. (Doc) Lewis B. O’Donnell
Anchors Samantha DiMascio and Chris Horvatits for WTOP10-TV’s Red Carpet Show
Behind the Scenes of the Red Carpet Show
Reporter Maeghan Roberts and Lou Borrelli ’77- Founder and Sponsor of the Media Summit
The 2012 Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit Panelists