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Campus Update PUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR THE SUNY OSWEGO COMMUNITY Volume 20 Number 13 March 4, 2009 1 Inside: Tax time Bonnie Travet of Fulton receives income tax assistance from Brian Scripter, an MBA stu dent, and Tiffany Chiu, a junior accounting major, Saturday in Rich Hall. Pioneering heart disease researcher and 1969 Os wego graduate Ban-An Khaw will receive an honor ary doctorate of science from the State University of New York at this years Commencement May 16. He is expected to appear at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center arena and convocation hall. Khaw is at the cutting edge of medical research in search of swift and accurate diagnoses for such health issues as breast cancer and heart disease. He is the George Behrakis Professor of Pharmaceutical Sci ences and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Targeting at Northeastern University in Boston. Khaw has spent more than 30 years teaching at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Boston College. cardiovascular imaging and new technology develop ment and collaborates with researchers around the world. He has lectured extensively nationwide and internationally including the Netherlands, Italy, India, China and Germany. He was instrumental in the for mation of two biotechnology companies: Molecular Heart patent The Burma native patented his cellular Band-Aid, which uses fat globules to patch damage in the wall of the heart muscle cells in 1998. Today, he invites Oswego students to apply for internships at his Northeastern University laboratory. The author of more than 200 academic papers and hundreds of lectures, he is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. A biology major at Oswego, Khaw was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus, the Oswego Alumni As sociations highest award, in 2002. Most recently, he came to Oswego in October 2007 to make a presenta tion in the Science Today lecture series on molecular imaging in cardiovascular diseases. Medical researcher to receive honorary doctorate in May VITA program a winner for students, taxpayers Oswegos School of Business brought $237,676 in tax refunds back into the community, according to the IRS. And theyre hoping to top that by April 15 this year, said Dean Crawford, one of their faculty advisers. For the 11th year, students in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program are providing free tax prepa weekly sessions in Oswego and Fulton. They began Jan. 31 and are scheduled to continue to April 11. We got really busy right at the very beginning all the people with big refunds, Crawford said. Aleithea Abbott, one of two co-coordinators of accounting program, has been involved in VITA for three years. The hard work is well worth it when a taxpayer thanks you and you know that they will receive a badly needed refund, she said. In this economy, every dollar is necessary and critical to making that next rent, car or property tax payment, or even to buy groceries next month. It is our pleasure and duty to help our community in this time of need. Oswegos chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national and the Accounting Society provided more than 550 hours of tax service, preparing more than 300 tax re turns for individuals and families in 2008, according to John Mallon of the IRS. I have seen the program grow by leaps and bounds program. Real-live dollars Crawford started the VITA program at Oswego in 1999, before the School of Business even had a chap ter of Beta Alpha Psi, because of its value in provid ing hands-on experience to students. The one thing we cant duplicate in the classroom is sitting across from a real-live person with real-live students have someone with questions relying on Abbott said that when she began, it was extremely nerve-wracking to know that I was responsible for doing the returns correctly. . Having a professor Commencement honoree Ban-An Khaw, an Oswego alumnus and notable medical researcher, will receive an honorary degree in May. Oswego Daily set to arrive in e-mailboxes Thursday E-mail as a means of broad communication on campus will get a new boost beginning Thursday Oswego Daily, an e-mail com pilation of messages to the colleges faculty and staff. All faculty and staff will automatically receive the initial issue, and they will have the option of unsub scribing to subsequent issues, said Chief Technology Oswego Daily will automatically go out at around 6 a.m. when it has received submissions in the previous 24 hours, Moreau said, up to seven days a week, 365 days a year. It runs on the colleges Mailman mailing list software. Faculty and staff may submit messages to Oswego Daily at oswegodaily-list@ls.oswego.edu. The policy for what kinds of messages are appropriate for this new medium is on the policies page of Campus Tech nology Services, www.oswego.edu/cts/policies/. Generally, the Oswego Daily is intended as an al ternative means of distributing college-related infor mation that has traditionally been distributed through than about 150 words and may not have attachments, though links to Web pages are encouraged. Mass e-mail In the past year, the mass e-mail procedure on cam pus was expanded to allow vice presidents to approve cies. This channel is intended for critical, time-sensi tive information. Faculty, staff and students may not unsubscribe from these distribution lists. The policy for mass e-mailing is also on the poli cies page of Campus Technology Services, www. oswego.edu/cts/policies/. Opt-in communications For many years, the college has operated a number of e-mailing lists (www.oswego.edu/news/mailing_ See VITA program, page 3 See Oswego Daily, page 4

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Vol. 20, No. 13 March 4, 2009 Campus Update Two brief interventions by Doug Deal, professor of history, have recently been included in online publi cations on pedagogy. Ten Propositions on Coverage and Discovery a critique of coverage-dominated approaches to instruction is part of a package of teaching workshop materials assembled by Ken Bain, associate provost for teaching and learning at Mont clair State University and author of the book What the Best College Teachers Do. See pages 9 and 10 of the package at www.collab.org/programsservices/ conferences/Bain%20Handout.pdf. It has been re printed in the Winter 2009 issue of the DCAL News letter published by the Dartmouth College Center for the Advancement of Learning: see page 2 of dart mouth.edu/~dcal/documents/NewsletterW09. Deals Fall 2008 issue of the National Education Associa tions Thought & Action, available in hard copy as well as online. A paper by Taejin Jung of the communication studies department has been was selected as one of the top three competitive papers in health communi cation for the 100th annual Eastern Communication Association conference to be held next month in Phil adelphia. Jung is scheduled to present How Physical Interventions on April 23, the opening day of the conference. Kristina Rolin of the Helsinki School of Economics and K. Brad Wray of Oswegos philosophy depart ment have published a paper in Science Studies, So cial Empiricism and Science Policy. The paper is the culmination of a collaborative research project they began in 2002. Lewis Turco, professor emeritus of creative writ ing, will discuss Witchcraft in Maine March 29 during the Old Fort Western Lecture Series in Au gusta, Maine. The focus of the talk will be the Rev. George Burroughs, who was a minister at Casco be fore and after he was pastor in Salem Village, where he was hanged as a witch in 1692. Turcos source will be his new book, Satans Scourge: A Narrative of the Age of Witchcraft in England and New England 1580-1697, recently published by Star Cloud Press of Scottsdale, Ariz. Field Notes author to talk about climate challenges Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Ca tastrophe, will discuss the book and the consequences of climate change in a free talk Tuesday, March 17. The book is this years Oswego Reading Initiative selection for campuswide reading. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hewitt Union ballroom. In Field Notes from a Catastrophe, where consequences of global warming are already in evidence. Kolbert is not a scientist, but she reports regularly on science, and she may well have talked to every researcher on the planet studying global warm ing, magazine noted. Kolbert worked as a reporter for the New York Times from 1984 to 1999. She has since been a staff writer for the New Yorker, where she received a Lan nan Literary Fellowship in 2006. She studied literature at Yale University and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarshi p to study at the UniversitatHambur g in Germany. The book and talk also tie into SUNY Oswegos sustainability focus. President Deborah F. Stanley signed the American College and University Presi dents Climate Commitment in spring 2007. Tickets required While the event is free as a result of sponsorship from SUNY Oswegos Student Association Program Services, tickets are required due to demand. For at 312-2141 or tickets@oswego.edu or visit http:// tickets.oswego.edu. New directions Barack Obamas FY2010 budget proposal pri oritizes higher education with a focus on afford ability and college completion. The Presidents proposed budget ties Pell Grant funding to the titlement, similar to Medicare. In addition, the budget seeks to make the federal government the direct lender for all new federally backed student loans. Obama also seeks to boost funding for Per kins Loans and raise student loan limits. Finally, the budget proposal includes $2.5 billion to build partnerships with states to keep college students on track to graduation. Edlines, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Feb. 27, 2009 Cheating trend Business students cheat more than students from any other academic discipline, and their professors too often look the other way, a Rutgers University professor told an international gathering of busi ness deans. . Such dishonesty, he said, might help explain how the country got into its current clusions are based on 19 years of studying both undergraduate and graduate students, including doing surveys of 170,000 students at 165 colleges and universities and 18,500 faculty members at 115 institutions. . Mr. McCabe said business schools had not done enough to adopt and enforce effective anticheating policies, and he offered several possible explanations. Faculty members, particularly junior ones, tell him it takes too much time away from the scholarly work they need to do to impress tenure committees. They say that when they do report cheating, administrators often refuse to act. . When it comes to dishonesty, women are closing in on their male classmates, and com munications students arent too far behind business students, he said. Academe Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 10, 2009 Integrating technology and teaching The CDW-G 21st Century Campus Study re leased late last year . collected replies from 1,007 student, faculty and IT staff respondents, and indicated that when ranked by an index of 20 different factors, the average U.S. post-secondary institution scored in the mid-range (46.08 out of 100) on technology integration. One area the sur vey targeted for improvement is educator use of technology; though 85 percent of all responding faculty members said their institutions provide IT training, 44 percent say they dont know how to use the technology. . Another area with room for improvement: communication. The CDW-G survey indicated that higher education students want regular and immediate communication with professors, but only 23 percent of IT profession als say their campuses offer it. Focus, Campus Technology, Feb. 5, 2009 Classroom clickers Clickers have become increasingly popular as a way for professors to interact with students and to measure during a lecture whether information and ideas are being conveyed. . Derek Bruff, assistant director of Vanderbilt Uni versitys Center for Teaching, has written a book that reviews the uses of clickers and offers advice Instructors are now using clickers to enhance team-based learning and case study approaches to teaching, for instance, and to ask critical thinking questions and questions that ask for student opin ions and experiences. Writing effective clicker it has been exciting to see the development of online question banks in several disciplines in the last few years. Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2009 11 Oswego students travel to nations capital, seek sustainable future in Power Shift gathering Eleven Oswego students were in Washington, D.C., last weekend as part of Power Shift, a political and or ganizational effort to create a more sustainable future. Power Shift organizers expected around 10,000 young people from around the country to converge on the nations capital Friday through Monday to lobby for climate-friendly initiatives and cleaner energy policy while learning more about the issues, gaining activism experience and networking. Youre learning to become a better activist, how to bring information back to your college and what to do with that information, said sophomore Rachel Rossi, who was making her second trip. Friday started with a career fair featuring anything and everything attending students would consider as job fields with employers ranging from nongovernmental organizations to government depart ments, said Rossi, a political science and philosophy with workshops and panels, with keynote speakers and entertainment in the evenings. Monday was an active day where students lobbied their local representatives on environmental issues and participated in a rally on the Capitol Hill lawn. What really surprised me was I considered myself as an environmentally aware person but the people I met knew so much more than I did and had done so much more than I had, Rossi, interviewed last week, said of her fall 2007 experience. It really made me want to do more. Power Shifts Web site said that last fall its team collected 341,127 pledges to vote based on candi dates environmental issues. The organization looks to capitalize on those numbers and the blank slate of a new administration to push for investments in green jobs, reduction in pollution levels and international accords on the environment. The Oswego contingent included not just political science majors but students in economics, biology and psychology. The variety of majors is nice to see, said Rachel Dunn, Student Associations director of civic engagement and junior global and international studies major. Many of the students going are the ones who are very involved in the Student Association. This is really something theyre passionate about. Part of Focus the Nation Power Shift paid for the speakers, workshops, panel discussions and other activities. Dunn said SA sponsored travel and lodging so the only things Os wegos delegation will pay for is meals. Participation is part of Oswegos Focus the Nation efforts, coordi nated by the Civic Engagement Coalition, to address sustainable solutions. Students met with the colleges sustainability coor dinator, Jerry DeSantis, before leaving to learn about Oswegos green activities and plans. The trip also allows students to see what other colleges are doing and learn strategies for success on their local initia tives, Dunn said. ees and the environment Rossi said those network ing opportunities topped her list. You can be standing in line for something and the person behind you could be from Colorado and you can talk about what youre doing and what youd like to do, Rossi said. I think thats the best part of the experience. 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Vol. 20, No. 13 March 4, 2009 CampusUpdate In his new book The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction Tim Delaney looks at the large presence ath letics have on societys landscape, from local youth sports to the Olympics. The textbook, co-authored by Timothy Madigan of St. John Fisher College, is primarily designed for academic use, although Delaney admitted sports is a subject that interests a wide range of fans. Sports are a major part of many peoples lives in America and around the world, said Delaney, who toral theses and has taught the subject for more than a decade. As Ive traveled the world, wherever I go, people love talking about sports, he noted. While sports are a large part of the landscape worldwide, including the Super Bowl and World Cup, Delaney posits this is nothing new. The Greeks emphasized athletics even before starting the early Olympiads, the Romans loved their sporting spec tacles, and medieval contests of skill and daring pre dated todays more organized fare. One of the fascinating features of sport is that its like a microcosm of society, Delaney said. All the elements that can be found in greater society can be found in sport. Therefore the study of sport is like the study of society itself. The book looks at many of these issues such as gender, race, socialization, culture, deviance, vio lence, the media through the lens of sport. It also examines reasons sports resonate so widely, such as serving as a diversion from everyday life, a tribute to the human spirit or an inspiration. Sports also unite like-minded people within a com munity, whether its the range of people who cheer for Laker athletic teams, Syracuse University sports or pro teams like the Buffalo Bills. Delaney witnessed ley Cup, earned for winning an NHL title with the Carolina Hurricanes, to his hometown to the delight of thousands of fans and a boost to community pride. Some people see sports as frivolous and just a its a major institution and its anything but frivo lous, Delaney said. Sports is a multibillion-dollar industry. For many people, its very important. While clearly a sports fan, Delaney emphasized that the text provides a critical study of both the posi tive and negative aspects of the institution of sport. Most people play sports at some time in their lives, whether youth leagues, high school or col lege, if not formally then informally, Delaney said. Sport teaches us a lot of values that are cherished in society, such as hard work, dedication, fair play and sportsmanship. It encourages teamwork, dedication to ideally being gracious as a winner. The book will serve as text when Delaney offers, graduate (SOC 355/555) course on Sociology of Sports, this summer at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center. Tim Nekritz More than games Tim Delaney examines how in his new textbook.Professors book breaks new ground in experimental archeology After unearthing a need for a text on experimental archeology, Stephen Saraydar decided to dig in and write one himself. In Replicating the Past: The Art and Science of Ar cheological Experiment he explains the importance of experimental archeology using controlled, re peatable exploration for learning purposes to bet ter understanding humanity. I was surprised, given the level of interest overall on these experiments, there was nothing in print until now on the subject, said Saraydar, an associate pro fessor of anthropology and director of the colleges Native American studies program. With the only oth er text on the subject from the 1970s and out of print, the new book ties experiments to theory, especially within the context of modern archeology. There seemed to be a real need for a resource on the subject, Saraydar said. It seems to receive short shrift in the introductory texts. I also wanted to make it accessible to serious students in archeology. time this semester for his Experimental Archeology course. of archeology theory and explain the role of experi ments in science in general and the role of experi ments in archeology, Saraydar explained. Then I provide several of what I consider useful case studies connecting to the theories. He cites examples ranging from the small to the large, from replicating a stone tool to replicating a whole Iron Age farm, he said. This is a way we can make the past speak to us in ways that are not other wise possible. Saraydar also explores the role of experimental ar cheology in education, as well as ongoing public in terest. Such sites as the Great Pyramids, Easter Island and Stonehenge attract widespread tourist and media interest, showing that ancient civilizations and ac complishments have great popular appeal, he noted. People try to imagine how their ancestors moved a 30-ton or 40-ton statue or built something like Stonehenge without modern equipment, just ropes and logs, Saraydar said.Non-destructive archeology The nice thing about experimental archeology, as opposed to digs, is that you can do it over and over, Saraydar noted. This is truly non-destructive arche youre done. Those reading the book will learn about the great range of archeological experiments and just how much they can contribute to our knowledge of the past, he said. This is where we can really test our hypotheses about how things were done and made. In addition, Replicating the Past provides an opportunity to highlight what Oswego is doing, such as the outdoor experimental archeological site north of Mahar Hall and the indoor lab in the Mahar Hall basement. Tim Nekritz there to ask questions of when you get stuck made all the difference. This year they have two, who often switch off. In addition to Crawford, Robert Hollenbeck of the ac counting faculty is on hand. He advised the program solo for the past two years while Crawford was away. Its a great rsum builder because employers like to know theyve got experience dealing with clients, the program is well respected among accounting professionals and always comes up in his interviews. Abbott said she suspects her VITA experience helped win her the job offer she has accepted. Crawford called the program a win, win, win: The employers love it. The taxpayers love it. Its great for the community. Chris Hill, an accounting/MBA student, summed up his experience as co-coordinator: Beyond the tax law I have gained, I have also gained an immense amount of experience running a tax program, com municating with the IRS, managing students and pro viding support to preparers. The RSVP program based on campus also offers free tax preparation and, together, the School of Busi ness and RSVP partner with United Way of Oswego County to raise awareness of the earned income cred people. Last year, the returns the accounting students helped complete resulted in total earned income cred its of $63,033 for 64 local clients. Students will resume offering free tax preparation March 16 after spring break, from 4 to 7 p.m. Mon days at the Oswego County Workforce Career Center on Route 481 across from Mimis Diner in Fulton and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays in Rich Hall. RSVP volunteers offer free tax preparation at four additional sites in Oswego County. Julie Harrison BlissertVITA programContinued from page 1 Breaking ground With Replicating the Past: The Art and Science of Archeological Experiment Stephen Saraydar of Oswegos anthropology department said he has published the only currently available

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Vol. 20, No. 13 March 4, 2009 Campus Update today March 7 and 21 March 9 to 13 Kolbert, March 17 For a more complete calendar including Artswego, College Hour and athletic events see SUNY Os wego Events online at www.oswego.edu/calendar/. Trustees set hearing in Syracuse The board of trustees of the State University of New York will hold a public hearing March 24 in conjunction with the March board of trustees meet ing. It will be held at 3 p.m. at Upstate Medical Uni versity in Syracuse. It will be webcast from a link on www.suny.edu. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony and statements from concerned individuals about university-wide issues. People wishing to present prepared testimony are asked to get a letter to John J. OConnor, vice chan cellor and secretary of the university, State University Plaza, Albany, New York 12246 no later than noon Friday, March 20. Letters should identify the subject of testimony and provide a telephone number and an utes, and the speakers are asked to provide six copies of their written testimony on the day of the hearing. People who wish to make extemporaneous com the day of the hearing. Oswego Daily Continued from page 1 For Higham, national leadership post is opportunity to give back This weeks Campus Update Spotlight shines on Dan Higham. The sophomore human resources man agement major from Vestal is national vice chief of the Order of the Arrow, the second-highest elected youth position in Boy Scoutings National Honor Society. Q. What made you want to come to Oswego? A. Ive always heard about the business program being one of the best in the state, especially in SUNY. The lake was very appealing, but it was academics that drew me here. Q. What is your favorite part of being at Os wego? A. All the extra activities outside of classes. Im a member of the Society for Human Resource Manage ment, and we do a lot of valuable things like tours and events to help us network. These programs help students immensely to be well-rounded and not just a bookworm. Q. What are your future plans? A. I want to work in human resources management, opment or operational services. Id like to work in Syracuse, at AXA Equitable or Verizon. Q. What is your impression of other Oswego students? A. They are both intelligent and dedicated students that are focused on their majors and futures. Q. What made you interested in such a high po sition in the Boy Scouts? A. In your troop, you get elected by your peers to join the Order of the Arrow. After you go through an ordeal for membership, you can actively participate in events and even leadership positions. I started taking positions in the lodge down in Binghamton and had two committee chairmanships dealing with program and service. Throughout my time serving in those positions, I really became interested in going higher in the organization. Soon after I was elected vice chief for the lodge where I got to have a more integral role in running events. A year later, I ran and won the election for Lodge Chief, the top youth rep resentative for the entire Binghamton area. I enjoyed my leadership positions so much I ran for the next highest position in the Order, section chief. As section chief I served as the president of the majority of Up state New York in the Order of the Arrow. I held the position for two terms, until I was elected by youth from around the country to represent our organization as the national vice chief. Q. What do you do in this national position? A. I travel just about every weekend I was in Indiana last weekend, and I am headed to Texas this weekend. I help run national leadership training seminars across the country, and I plan the national OA conference, which will be this summer at Indiana University where about 7,000 of our members will be in attendance. I am in charge of running the event, giving a personal speech at it, as well as represent ing our organization as a whole. For the most part, I make myself a resource for all four regions and the section and lodge events I travel to. Overall, I serve 175,000 Order of the Arrow members, and I also rep resent 4.5 million Boy Scouts. I am thrilled to have this position and look forward to the rest of my term. Q. Do you have any hobbies? basketball. Q. What achievement are you most proud of? A. This one, I would have to say, hands down. It took a lot of work, and its still going to take a lot of my skill base. I am honored to be able to represent organizations as successful and meaningful as the Order of the Arrow and the Boy Scouts of America. I cannot think of a better way to give back to the two that have built who I am today than to serve as a na Police report Since Feb. 13, University Police have investigated one reported assault and several cases of theft, ha rassment and trespass. The student who reported the assault later recanted, admitting his report was false. 20-year-old Buffalo man with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. He is accused of stealing a credit card last May. He was arrested on a warrant in Or chard Park. dent with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (acetaminophen codeine) and criminal possession of marijuana. Campus directory goes high tech A new telephone voice directory service for SUNY Oswego is currently available at 312-2500 outside of normal business hours and to internal callers all day at 312-6263. Using the voice directory, callers speak the name of the person or department they wish to reach and are connected automatically. Callers can opt out and speak to an operator when one is on duty. By Labor Day, plans call for the voice directory to Campus Technology Services has been piloting the directory in recent months to tune the recognized pronunciations of peoples names and departments, ing will continue using weekly logs of unrecognized requests, he said. Members of the campus community can e-mail phone-list@ls.oswego.edu for assistance in tuning pronunciations and names that are not being recog nized, he added. The voice directory in conjunction with a re vamped People Search directory on the Web site could replace the printed campus directory as early as next fall, Moreau said. More information about the new voice directory is available on the CTS Demo Page, www.oswego.edu/ cts/demo. Disabilities scholar to speak Brenda Brueggemann, an internationally recog nized disabilities studies scholar from Ohio State University, will offer two talks Wednesday, March 18, in the auditorium of the Campus Center. She will discuss Documenting Deaf Lives: Ex ploring Identity, Literacy and Relationships during College Hour at 12:40 p.m. At 6 p.m. she will speak about Gender and Disability: At Work and in Educa tion as part of the colleges Ernst & Young Lecture Series. For more information, call the psychology depart ment at 312-4013. Tribute concert to Kernis today SUNY Oswego will host a free tribute concert to Aaron Jay Kernis the youngest Pulitzer Prize for music winner, today as part of the colleges Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Hall ball room, unfolds in cooperation with Le Moyne College and Onondaga Community College Faculty perform ers from all three colleges will play in tribute. Kernis will introduce the show with a 7 p.m. talk. Earning the Pulitzer Prize for String Quartet No. 2, Musica Instrumentalis in 1998, Kernis has been praised as the most consistently exhilarating of the younger American postmodernists by the New York Observer. Self-taught on violin, piano and composition, Kernis later trained at the San Francisco Conservato ry, the Manhattan School of Music and Yale Universi ty. He has won honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the American Acad emy in Rome. For information, call 312-2141 or visit www. oswego.edu/ke-nekt. Julie-Jo Stanton lists.html) to which anyone can subscribe. These include edited e-newsletters such as the Oswego Alumni Associations Lake E-ffect (sign up by registering with OsweGoConnect at www. alumniconnections.com/oswegoalumni/) and the SUNY Oswego Events (sign up at www.oswego.edu/ news/subscribe.html) as well as public e-mailing lists, which are listed on the Mailman site (http:// ls.oswego.edu/). In addition, many people now subscribe to RSS feeds available on certain college Web pages. Julie Harrison Blissert