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.
Well, here we are. The start of a new academic year. For me, it just seems as if something else has simply begun on top of what I normally do. But, for ambitious individuals who aspire to one day be employed full time making good pay, it’s what needs to be done to meet that goal.
I knew it wouldn’t get much easier after graduating from undergrad last May and now that Graduate school is in full swing with two jobs, 3 extracurricular activities, bills, and the desire to have some kind of social life, I don’t expect to have a second for myself until after finals.
So far, I’ve been busy working with Civic Engagement, shameless self promotion here (check out my Rock the Vote Blog here http://sunyoswegocivicengagement.wordpress.com/) to get the word out about the election, how to vote, where to vote, and everything else that it encompasses. It’s been a great experience and I know that it will help me in the long run.
Graduate classes already seem to be a huge step up from Undergrad. It’s the natural progression, everything I expected it to be. More work, more reading, more attention to detail, and did I mention more work?
It’s a different style of history being in a classroom versus in a museum;the feel for history isn’t the same. In a classroom it becomes a more intellectually dense experience listening, digesting and analyzing, and in a museum the information comes at you using different senses, you’re inside of the history.
I like being back in academia. It’s a much different pace than the private sector or even the government side of the economy. There’s a certain sense collaboration, even if there hasn’t been a meeting to designate who’s doing what. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of different professionals on campus and everyone has advice and is willing to lend a helping hand in the events or activities we have planned, or are trying to plan.
It’ll be a fun semester and I’ll keep this as well as my Rock the Vote blog updated regularly.
This is my first entry as a SUNY Oswego blogger and I am happy to be a part of a great tool in communicating ideas, events, and anything else that we have on our minds. I’ll start my journey as a blogger on this site with a little introduction;
I’m Jon Zella, I’m a Graduate student studying History: Museum Preservation here at SUNY Oswego. I recently graduated from SUNY Oswego with my Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in Italian, Buon Giorno. I am also the graduate assistant for Civic Engagement, I work as an interpreter at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, I’m the Head Coach for the Women’s Club Hockey team, Director of Athletic Affairs in Student Association, I write for a hockey blog called the Checking Line mostly about the Buffalo Sabres, I play the drums in the Avondales and Burning Bridge Street, and now I write for this blog.
Though the above paragraph makes me seem like someone who might be high-strung, I’m generally a pretty calm person. Keeping busy allows me to stay focused and everything gets done, even if it’s at 2am. I enjoy being social, speaking to others; the exchange of ideas and culture is something I’ve always enjoyed.
I also run the Civic Engagement Word Press which will cover a lot of what I’ll be up to this academic year. I will do my best to blog on this as well and keep those interested in the loop with what I’m doing and how my year is going.
It’s hard to believe that Summer 2012 is essentially winding down to a close. With only a few days left of my Summer, I really have no idea where it went..
I spent this entire Summer at an internship with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, better known as the MTA, that I got with a LOT of help from Experience Based Education at SUNY Oswego. I have to thank them so much for being patient with me, because the process that I had to go through to get the internship was such a hassle. Thankfully, when I went in for the interview, I was hired on the spot.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, what is a broadcasting major doing at the MTA? Well, the MTA has a PR show known as TransitTransit News Magazine. It’s a pretty interesting show that’s been around for nearly 20 years. It airs Saturdays and Sunday’s on Ch. 25 WNYE-TV in NYC, and sporadically on the public access channels around the city. Don’t ask me what time because honestly, I’ve never watched the show on TV( I get DVD copies every month).
The internship was very helpful in a sense that I learned new things and was allowed to apply all that I learned in school as well. I am extremely grateful that I was able to learn how to use Avid at TransitTransit, because it never really hurts to know more editing programs.
I also managed to take away a lot of life lessons from the internship. When it wasn’t time for “carry this, carry that, fetch me breakfast..” My boss and everyone taught me a lot about the business and people. That definitely was not rainbows and butterflies. But I guess the biggest and most important thing I learned at my internship was that I still want to be an Editor or Producer, despite the negativity I experienced.
In about 5 days I’ll be Oswego bound. The semester is going to be quite an interesting one to say the least. I need to some how manage TA-ing, two positions at WTOP10-TV, 4 classes, and a job. I’ve got a lot on my plate this semester, but I am definitely looking forward to the challenge.