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Barbara Beyerbach, professor of curriculum and instruction, will be honored as one of 20 SUNY Outstanding Researchers/Scholars at a dinner April 14 at the SUNY University at Albany. She will be recognized along with accomplished col leagues from across the univer sity system who extend the boundaries of human knowl edge and drive economic de velopment in New York, said John OConnor, president of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, which bestows the awards. More than 90 professors in the university system were nominated for the award this year, according to Cathy Kaszluga, vice president of the Research Foundation. CampusUpdatePUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR THE SUNY OSWEGO COMMUNITYVolume 19 Number 13 March 19, 2008 1Inside: Quest ProceedingsSee Chancellors Awards, page 3 Award winner Seven SUNY Oswego students, including senior physics major Gregory Feiden, have been named winners of the Chancellors Award for Student Excellence. Feiden is shown using a muon detector/collector and a signal processor in a Snygg Hall physics lab. Seven Oswego students have earned the Chancel lors Award for Student Excellence, the highest stu dent recognition through the SUNY system. The honorees, recognized for high grade-point average and outstanding contributions to the campus and community, will receive the awards from SUNY Interim Chancellor John B. Clark at an April 7 cer emony in Albany. Oswego award winners include Gregory Feiden, a physics major and astronomy minor from Hillsbor ough, N.H.; Lacey Kimpland, a childhood education graduate with a minor in athletic coaching from Ful ton; Heather Lynch, a masters in literacy education graduate from Mexico; David McLaughlin, a double major in accounting and economics from Pittsford; Ashley Rath, a graphic design graduate with a minor in international business from Hamlin; Meagan Smith, a graduate in journalism and music from Oswego; and Joseph Turk, a wellness management major with minors in athletic coaching and health science from Pennellville. Students graduating between June 2007 and May 2008 are eligible.Science, sports Feiden won a summer placement in a National Sci ence Foundation-funded program for undergraduate research and will receive the Outstanding Physics Major Award at this springs Honors Convocation. He presented posters on his research at the American Astronomical Meeting in Seattle and the Rochester Symposium of Undergraduate Research. He is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. Feiden said his love of hockey led him to spearhead resurrecting the Oswego mens club hockey team in 2006, and he served as president as the team won the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League championship this season. A starting goalie, he was invited to take part in the American Collegiate Hockey Association All-Star Game. Kimpland established a record of success in the classroom, on the basketball court and in the community. She was a two-year captain for the Laker womens hoops team and part of a turnaround class NCAA tournament. Kimpland was named to the SU NYAC All-Star Team in 2006 and was selected to play in the 2007 SUNYAC Senior All-Star Game. She attended the NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Council in 2005, which led to her bringing Mark Sterner to campus in 2006 to discuss his deadly experience with drinking and driving. Her Beyerbachs scholarship is in the area of teachers professional development, teaching for social justice, culturally relevant teaching and teacher research. Most all of my work is collaborative working with teams of faculty and teams of teachers, she said, discussing her research last week. She is a past recipient of the SUNY Research Foundation Chancellors Award for Scholarship and Research as well as the SUNY Oswego Presidents Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity and Research. For the past two years she has been senior research associate director, with Marcia Burrell of Oswegos faculty, of the national GESA Educational Alliance. GESA stands for Generating Expectations for Student Achievement, and the alliance focuses on social equity in the classroom, working to help teachers teach all kids, Beyerbach said. She has participated in Oswegos Project CLIMB Barbara Beyerbach (Collaborative Link for Instructor Mentoring in Be nin), providing professional development for school inspectors in that country. Since 1990, Beyerbach has co-directed Project SMART, a partnership between SUNY Oswego, the Oswego County business community and community groups, Oswego County superintendents, Syracuse City School District and several schools in New York City to enhance mathematics, science and technology teaching. Beyerbach earned her doctorate at Syracuse Uni versity and her bachelors and masters degrees at Oswego. She has published in a variety of leading journals. She presents regularly at national and inter national conferences. She has served on the board of directors of the Eastern Educational Research Association as com munications director and on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Education athletic, academic and volunteer endeavors earned her the Outstanding Senior Award from the Oswego Alumni Association.Service aces Lynch served as president of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Oswegos chapter was named a Chapter 2 Watch by the international organiza tion, in large part through Lynch spearheading service events for literacy, local families in need, senior citizens and soldiers in war zones. She was a mem ber of Tau Sigma, the transfer student honor society; the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; and the womens honor society Vega. As a graduate assistant in Oswegos Center for Urban Schools, Lynch coordinated a Student Teachers Teaching for Social Justice Conference. Lynchs honors also include earning Os wegos Lucy Wing Scholarship and Dorothy and Art Eichinger Award. McLaughlins academic achievements earned him Oswegos Richard Hyse Outstanding Achieve ment Award and the History Freshman Achievement Award. He is vice president of the all-discipline academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi, as well as a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society and Beta Alpha Psi accounting and service in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, preparing tax returns for community mem bers free of charge. He also captained for the SUNY Oswego Accounting Jeopardy Team, helped teach in the community partnership Smart Money program and served as a teaching assistant for an introductory management class.Artistic achievement Rath earned three competitive grants a Bridg ing Scholarship, a Freeman-Asia Scholarship and a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to enable her to spend a year studying and documenting life in Ja


Vol. 19, No. 13 March 19, 2008 Campus crime declinesA special report issued by the Bureau of Justice Statistics . updating data more than a decade old found long-term declines in campus crime rates at four-year institutions, and also substantial evidence for the professionalization of campus security forces. Campus crime rates at four-year college and universities fell 9 per cent for violent crimes and 30 percent for prop erty crimes, between 1994 and 2004, the report found. The total in 2004, the bureau said, was 62 reports of serious violent crime and 1,625 reports of serious property crime per 100,000 at private colleges than at public institutions, the report found. . During the 2004-5 academic year, 74 percent of the 750 law enforcement agencies at four-year colleges with enrollments of at least 2,500 used sworn law enforcement of granted by state or local governments). Public institutions are much more likely than are pripercent to 42 percent. . Across all four-year institutions, there was also an increase in the number of personnel for law enforcement during that decade, going from an average of 2.8 employees per 1,000 students to 3 per 1,000. Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2008Hazing commonMore than half of students who belong to cam pus organizations experience hazing, according to a national study presented ... at the annual conference of Naspa Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. While the practice is most common among fraternities, sororities, and varsity athletics teams, with more than twothirds of their members experiencing hazing, it also happens to half of students in performingarts organizations and more than a third of those in academic clubs, says a report on the study, by Elizabeth J. Allan and Mary Madden . at the University of Maine at Orono. Based on survey responses from more than 11,000 students at activity expected of someone joining or par ticipating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers them. The activities typi cally involve alcohol consumption, sex acts, and sleep deprivation, the report says, and they can result in physical and psychological harm, as well as death. Hazing is illegal in most states pus culture, Ms. Allan and Ms. Madden say. . Nine in 10 students who experienced hazing by the studys standard did not think they had been hazed, the authors reported. And among students who did identify their experiences as hazing, most said its consequences were more positive than negative, and nearly all opted not to report a quarter of coaches or advisers were aware of their teams or clubs hazing rituals. The Chronicle of Higher Education, News Blog, March 12, 2008 College vis-a-vis prisonA recently released report from the Pew Center on the States . shows that increases in states corrections budgets are far surpassing those for higher education. From 1987 to 2007, the amount that states spent on corrections increased 127 percent, more than six times the 21-percent increase that states directed to higher education over the same period, according to the report. do on higher education. However, the average state spends about 65 percent more on higher education than on corrections. The Chronicle of Higher Education, News Blog, Feb. 29, 2008 CampusUpdate Steve Abraham and Barry Friedman of the School of Business, together with Randall K. Thomas, are co-authors of The Relationship Among Union Membership, Facets of Satisfaction and Intent to Unions, published in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal Abraham, together with Paula B. Voos, is also the author of Californias Health Insur the April issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations Shashi Kanbur of the physics department is coinvestigator on a newly approved project to study the Cepheid period-luminosity relation using archival data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, an infra red space observatory. The principal investigator is Chow-Choong Ngeow of the University of Illinois, Urbana. Their paper published earlier this year in Astrophysical Journal period-luminosity relation at the mid-infrared wave lengths, and the new project will enable them to study this relation in greater depth. Kanbur noted that the promising area of inquiry is very competitive, with a proposal from a competing group at the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Observato ries in Washington also being funded. Tania Ramalho, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, spoke on a panel on Brazil, Russponsored by the International University of Geneva and Geneva Women in International Trade on Feb. 28 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ramalho, a native of Brazil, spoke about that country. She described the reasons for Brazils growing economy and focused on the role of women within Brazilian society, where there have been some advances. The United Way of Oswego County recognized SUNY Oswegos contributions and overall service recently with the Rosemary Nesbitt Volunteers of the Year Award. SUNY Oswego has made a big impact on our community, United Way of Oswego County Executive Director Melanie Trexler said in presenting awards at the organizations annual meeting March 12. She praised the quantity and quality of volunteers through the college, which she said set a model for the community. members of the campus community. Howard Gor don, executive assistant to the president, and Christy Huynh of the Student Advisement Center received plaques for their leadership during the colleges annual State Employee Federated Appeal campaign. recognized for coordinating what was termed a very successful Baskets of Caring fundraiser, where vari and campus community members bid on them, with Communication studies Professor Tina Pieraccini and her students were lauded for organizing and pro moting an annual United Way Walk-a-Thon on cam pus to support the cause. The Laker womens ice hockey team, under the leadership of Coach Diane Dillon, earned special mention for helping at the campaign kickoff, various fundraisers and the Dollars for Goals challenge, where fans could pledge a dollar amount per goal the team scored. Trexler praised the Lakers ongoing support, adding she was thrilled to see young people taking an active role in boosting the United Way and its programs. Named after Rosemary Nesbitt, an emerita distin guished teaching professor of theatre at Oswego, the award is presented to campaign volunteers whose extraordinary commitment, energy, enthusiasm and talent contribute to the success of the United Ways campaign. Director of Career Services Bob Casper, who has also helped lead the colleges SEFA campaign, accepted the Frances Koenigsberg Award on behalf of his late wife Pat, in recognition of her work for Suc cess by 6. As a college, we have a responsibility to support the community around us, and to use any avenues we can to teach students about service, Gordon said. The awards are gratifying, but the results in making a positive difference in the community are the real reward. Career exploration Senior information science major Ronald Williams (left) speaks to representatives of Penske Truck Leasing at a Career Fair last week in the Campus Center convocation hall and arena. Representing Penske are Alex Reichert, district general manager, and Erica Williams, a management trainee and 2005 SUNY Oswego graduate.In memoriam Craig Schiesser, 18, a freshman technology educa tion major, died March 14 at Oswego Hospital.


Vol. 19, No. 13 March 19, 2008 CampusUpdate Their classes may not start until fall or later, but for many prospective students the Oswego experience begins with the spring Open House. potential future freshmen and transfers to visit campus with their families for the 31st annual event April 7. The open classes, special presentations and tours are a great introduction or reinforcement for prospects, said coordinator Katie Maxwell. The Open House visit to campus is also key in al high schoolers will be pondering when they come to Oswego April 7. The Open House will be about one month from the deposit deadline for incoming students. Its just so important to validate what youre thinking in your mind, Maxwell said, referring to the still a pretty good indicator of where you want to be. Professors will open more than 50 morning and af ternoon classes to visitors with some offering special presentations throughout the day. Walking and bus tours will also be available. This years Open House will also make use of the recently completed Campus Center, where a number of student clubs and organizations will set up information tables in the arena. In the past, organizers had to limit the number of clubs participating due to tighter space at Hewitt Union. Its exciting that not only will we have more (clubs), but that well be able to have them in one convenient location, Maxwell said. grams in October and November. Each event draws about 1,200 total visitors. Shane LieblerOn tour Hank Ward, a senior public justice major, leads an admissions tour through the Campus Center last month. April 7 will bring the sight of many tour groups as Oswego hosts its 31st annual spring Open House. Students who will make presentations at Quest this year are eligible to submit their papers for publication. Finished papers are due April 2, three weeks before the symposium itself. A subcommittee from the colleges Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee will review and edit the papers with the goal of publishing Quest 2008 Proceedings before the end of spring semester. It will SUNY Oswegos Angel learning management sys tem will be unavailable for 24 hours from midnight March 25 to midnight March 26. The outage is timed to occur during campus spring break to minimize any inconvenience to students and faculty, said Greg Ketcham, assistant director of con tinuing education for distance learning, This upgrade is part of the ongoing process to im prove the user experience for our campus, Ketcham said. Future upgrades targeted for the fall will add features that enhance online teaching and learning. Continued from page 1 Abroad, chronicling her time at the University of Tsukuba and elsewhere, premiered last fall. She also was vice president of Vega, the womens honor society, rowed on the crew team and exhibited her art work. Rath earned the Edward Austin Sheldon Award from the Oswego Alumni Association and was named the Sheldon Leader of the Year in both her freshman and sophomore years. In art she received Oswegos Jessie and Jay Rudolph Award and Grant Arnold Award. Smith was president of SUNY Oswegos Habitat for Humanities chapter, served as student representa tive on the board for the Oswego County chapter and made spring and winter break trips to build homes. She earned the SUNY Oswego History Department Award for Excellence and was named to Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Col leges. As a service learning group leader, she coor dinated volunteer student musicians to perform in local nursing homes. Smith has been a peer adviser and math tutor. She joined the Oswego Chamber Singers as one of only three freshmen selected at the time and was an accompanist for the Oswego Center United Methodist Church. Pool hustle Turk has excelled in the pool as well as in school. A co-captain of the Laker swimming and diving team, he is a member of the SUNYAC champion and school record-holding 800 freestyle relay team. He was part of a team that placed third in the 400-medley 400 individual medleys and 200 breaststroke at the SUNYAC championship meet. He earned the David A. Campbell Memorial Fund Award, which goes to an outstanding student in the wellness management instructor for the Laker Swim Club and an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. Three of the recipients Feiden, McLaughlin and the program to bring academically talented and wellrounded students to campus. Tim Nekritz Drawings by children from the war-torn area of Darfur in Sudan are on display in SUNY Oswegos 15. A reception will be held in the librarys Lake Effect Makuja of Le Moyne College, who is Sudanese, will speak. In 2004, Jerry Ehrlich worked with Doctors Without Borders caring for children in the camps. He brought with him drawing paper and crayons and asked the children, ages 8 to 11, to draw what they thought their life was like in Darfur. Ehrlich brought back more than a hundred drawings. The pictures in this exhibit are prints of the original drawings, which are on tour. They are very moving, powerful drawings, said Library hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to ceptions for spring recess March 20 to 30 (see www. During evenings and weekends, visitors may park in any campus lot free of charge. For more information on the exhibit, call Hutton at 312-3010. be published online, and a limited number of printed Sponsored Programs. For years SCAC has encouraged and supported students research, as evident in the increasing num ber of presentations in Quest. The Quest Proceedings is the next logical step in SCAC support for student scholarly and creative activities, said Kamal Mohamed, a member of the committee. Writing papers in a publishable format is in itself a great learning experience for our students, he noted. The objectives of the proceedings are to pub licize and archive our students scholarly and creative examples of our students research. are described on the Quest Web site. See quest and follow the link near the bottom of the page to the proceedings submissions page. Quest is a yearly campus-wide event during which faculty, staff and students at SUNY Oswego present their research and creative projects. Each year about 170 talks, posters, panel discussions, performances, demonstrations and other activities are presented. Quest gives faculty, students and staff an opportunity to share their scholarly and creative efforts and communicate across disciplines. Watch for much more information on Quest 2008 in the April 2 edition of Campus Update. Library Associates are accepting donations for the an nual book sale, to be held in the library April 21, 22 and 23. The book and materials sale, which takes place in largest annual fundraiser. with childrens books, videos and CDs are needed. Both hardcover and paperback books are welcome, Donated materials should be clean and in good condition. Those interested in donating items should contact librarian Deale Hutton at 312-3010 for more infor mation or to make arrangements for the delivery of large donations.


Vol. 19, No. 12 March 19, 2008 CampusUpdate This weeks Campus Update Spotlight shines on Director of Career Services Bob Casper, who has worked on campus since December 1986. Q. How would you describe your job and responsibilities? directions in life, develop resumes and cover letters, and provide networking opportunities. The events we put on are visible and well-attended both on and off-campus, from our Career Fair here to the Teacher Recruitment Fair at Cortland to alumni events in New York City. Q. Has the move to the Compass helped the ofA. Some of our new initiatives, in addition to the things we were already doing, to help students and alumni have been strengthened by the space, by hav about working here, in addition to the location, is that I can meet with students in the classroom space in the Compass as well as traditional classrooms. Q. What is your favorite part of working at Oswego? A. Interacting with the students. The exciting thing is to see our students move through the transition to graduation, and helping them do a good job of marketing themselves. I also enjoy helping students explore career options, both through more traditional methods and with online resources. Q. What is your impression of Oswegos students? A. They are hardworking, and Im especially impressed by the amount of hours many of our students work while they are in school. That tends to surface when we work on resumes. Q. What is your educational background? A. I have a masters degree in counseling and a bachelors degree in biology, both from SUNY Plattsburgh. Q. What achievement are you most proud of? A. For 12 years, I chaired the Central New York Teacher Recruitment Day Committee, which involved 15 colleges putting on a very large event where graduates found teaching jobs. Q. What can you tell us about your family? A. I have three sons. They all live in the commu nity, and two attend Oswego. My son Ted is a graphic design major. My son Ben is working on a bachelor local manufacturing company. I live in Oswego. Q. Do you have any hobbies? A. Cross-country skiing and running. For the last Employees Federated Appeal] campaign on campus. March 20 to 30 March 22 and 29 March 26 Quintet, April 2 April 4 April 4 For a more complete calendar, see SUNY Oswego Events online at Since Feb. 29, University Police have investigated several cases of theft, disorderly conduct and vandal ism, and made four arrests. with unlawful possession of marijuana after stopping Student showcase Original student work in a variety of media will be showcased when SUNY Oswegos 45th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens Friday, April 4, in Tyler Art Gallery. Students expected to exhibit work include senior graphic design major Brian Hauser (second from right), here him from left are his aunt Jeanne Hauser, father Chuck and mother Gail. Also opening on April 4 will be p.m. April 4 and run through April 27. For more information, call 312-2113. Standouts in two musical genres will perform together at SUNY Oswego when jazz master Billy p.m. show Wednesday, April 2, in Tyler Halls Water man Theatre. Their local appearance, which will include residen cy work, is part of the colleges Artswego Performing Arts Series. Childs earned two Grammy Awards in 2006, as Into the Light earned Best Instrumental Composi tion, while What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? won Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist, for accompanying Sting performing with Chris Botti. With a sound that incorporates classical into jazz, Childs has several other Grammy nominations to his credit and has worked with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Gladys Knight and Michael Buble. As a pianist, he possesses the improvisational skills and powerful sense of swing one associates with world-class artists, Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times wrote. Childs is an inventive composer and arranger whose efforts in those areas consistently expand the dimensions of the jazz genre and be yond.Brass masters The American Brass Quintet has pioneered and re mained at the forefront of brass chamber music since debuting in 1960. The quintet has made more than 45 recordings and commissioned more than 100 works for brass quintet. The quintet has performed throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center and toured North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Along the way, the American Brass Quintet has been hailed as the high priests of brass by News week, positively breathtaking by the New York Times and of all the brass quintets, this countrys most distinguished by the American Record Guide.Residency work Childs and the brass quintet will also present an April 2 in Rooms 40-41 of Tyler Hall. During the College Hour presentation, Childs will discuss his compositions, and the American Brass Quintet will coach a rehearsal of the Oswego State Brass Quintet. The artists residency work also will include an informance at Fulton High School, supported by the Tarandi Foundation. The commissioning of a new work by Childs and the appearance of the American Brass Quintet to per form it with him is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Music Fund. Tickets for the April 2 full-length evening concert cost $15 ($12 for seniors and children, $7 for SUNY Oswego students). For reservations, contact Tyler box During evenings and weekends, visitors may park in any campus lot free of charge. Route 104 and Thompson Road. In separate incidents, police charged a 19-year-old Scales Hall resident and an 18-year-old Funnelle Hall resident with unlawful possession of alcohol by per son under 21.