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Campus Update PUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR THE SUNY OSWEGO COMMUNITY Volume 20 Number 10 Jan. 21, 2009 1 Inside: Construction continues Despite the weather, progress continues on the colleges townhouse village just south of Glimmerglass Lagoon. The new campus residence facility is slated to house 350 juniors and seniors beginning in fall 2010. The Cam pus Concept Committee adopted a statement Dec. 12 that reads in part, Funds for capital projects are bonded not related to, nor are they able to be substituted for, the state annual tax and tuition dollars that support campus operating needs. For the full statement, see the Campus Concept minutes online. Student attending inauguration seminar Senior Abby Jenkins had one of the hottest tickets in town for a historic occasion attending President Barack Obamas swearing in on Tuesday through the Washington Center Inauguration Seminar. Her visit to D.C. provides a 10-day academic semi nar with an inside view of the inauguration and the political process. When her former professor Lorrie Clemo, now chief of staff in the SUNY Oswego Pres Jenkins jumped at the chance. The call was made this past summer, before we even knew who the new president would be, Jenkins said. I couldnt say no to an offer like that. Jenkins is receiving support from the SUNY Os ration seminar. A double major in political science and theatre, Jenkins said her interest in politics comes from its transformative potential. Politics can be an issueoriented science that is focused on helping people, she said. The reason I became interested in politics was to do just that, recognize issues and address them in order to assist people. In addition to the Washington Center program schedule, she plans to pursue some personal interests in the nations capital. The seminar will take up most of my mornings with guest lectures, discussions and various site visits, my list is to go to the International Spy Museum then the more typical touristy stuff like going to see the Declaration of Independence and the Smithsonian. Election worker Jenkins was involved in the recent political cycle, both through political action and through interning with the Madison County Board of Elections and then helping people with questions about the new Sequoia ImageCast voting machines on Election Day. An increased number of people became involved on a grassroots level for the most recent election, and Jenkins said she hopes 2008 represents a movement more than an aberration. Im hoping to learn that there has been a change in the American people, she said. This election, and inauguration, has given me and many others hope that the days of apathetic voters are behind us. I hope to witness a springboard into a new, more civically involved American population that makes govern ment issues and the needs of the people one and the same. Tim Nekritz College Hour going informal for spring, wins last-minute reprieve for next fall An informal College Hour of programming will take place in spring 2009, but the program received approval for fall 2009 after a last-minute reprieve at the December meeting of Faculty Assembly. approved as an umbrella, a wide range of events including performances, lectures and student infor mation sessions were planned for spring semester at 12:40 p.m. Wednesdays. Its either going to go or not go ing to go depending on if people embrace it. Susan Camp failed by a 22-21 vote, but the vote on setting aside Assembly Chair Susan Camp cast the tie-breaking vote. I voted to do it because its either going to go or not going to go depending on if people embrace it, she explained. Those opposed to leaving a hole in the schedule tended not to oppose what College Hour could offer, that require longer labs or studio times faced schedul ing challenges. Other opponents worried that it was too much work for the attendance some sessions garnered. Some people said with all the programming at the same time, they could only attend one thing and missed others, and would rather see programs spread out to different parts of the day, Camp noted. Those who supported it did so because of what it would add would make Oswego a better place, she said. Since the hours future hung in the balance, some classes during that period in spring. But all depart ments can now plan around that time period in the future, said Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi. We are in the process of establishing a program committee, which we have never had for the College Hour, Mohammadi explained. mation and publicized College Hour events, a com mittee representing and collecting input from a broad constituency could develop some larger events while departments staging activities during that time, he added. Mohammadi stressed that, in addition to academic and cultural offerings, the College Hour also hosted a number of practical sessions for students on topics ranging from career services to exploring majors to Tim Nekritz Oswego breaks record for SEFA donations SUNY Oswegos State Employees Federated Ap peal campaign surpassed its $30,000 goal last month, with donations to the charitable effort still coming in. These are challenging times for our nation and the world, and I am proud to report that our faculty and staff are stepping up more than ever before to help those in need, said Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. It renews our faith that, together, we can weather this storm. Just before break, the colleges employees had do nated the most ever $31,240 through SEFA to hundreds of charitable organizations. Oswegos SEFA campaign will not close the books until sometime this month, said Howard Gordon, executive assistant to the president and one of the campaign organizers. SEFA is a charitable solicitation of New York state employees. Through SEFA, state employees may give to any of the charitable organizations that participate in the united appeal. The largest single employee charitable campaign at SUNY Oswego, SEFA leads a long list of communitysupport efforts at the college. The 21st annual SUNY Oswego Toy Drive recently collected toys for needy Library collected food and funds for Oswegos Hu man Concerns food pantry through its annual Food for Fines drive in which students, faculty and staff donate Year-round, many student organizations raise funds for local causes and volunteer their services to tutor schoolchildren and be companions to elderly mem bers of the community. More information is available through the colleges Center for Service Learning and Community Service at 312-2505.


Vol. 20, No. 10 Jan. 21, 2009 Campus Update Warm welcome Winners of this years New Voices playwriting competition are a senior creative writing major with a philosophy minor; a sophomore theatre major; Michael a junior creative writing major; a senior cinema and screen studies and creative writing major; a junior broadcasting and mass communication major with theatre and creative writing minors; and a junior cinema and screen studies major. New Voices is a festival of student-written, student-directed short plays open to all Oswego students and sponsored by the English and creative writing department and the theatre department. A committee of students and faculty selects six plays each year. The winners plays will be presented in staged readings at 7 p.m. March 20 and 21 in Tyler Halls lab theatre. Faculty mentors are from creative writing and from theatre. Political science professor was scheduled to speak at this mornings meeting of the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Os wego County about the recent, historic election season and the new administration in Washington, D.C. The of the English department is the author of two recent articles in The Brussels Journal In Life in the Ruins he discusses Platos notion of history as catastrophic and discontinuous. The article is accessible at http://www.brusselsjournal. com/node/3722. The other article addresses Sylvain Gouguenheims recently published book, Aristote au Mont Saint-Michel: Les racines grecques de lEurope Chretienne. Bertonneaus 1981 booklength interview with the conductor/pianist/musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky, Muses and Lexicons, produced and published by the UCLA Oral History Program, is now accessible online at consora00slon. The St. Petersburg-born Slonimsky (1894-1995) was an early conductorial advocate of 20th century moderns like Edgar Varese and Charles Ives, whose works he premiered in the 1920s and 30s. For many decades beginning in the 1950s, Slon imsky edited and largely wrote by himself Bakers Bi ographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians. Bertonneau recorded over 12 hours of interviews with Slonimsky and an additional hour of videotape. He edited the transcripts and wrote the biographical introduction to the volume. Bertonneau has contributed photographic materials from the Bertonneau family archive to form part of a Library of Congress display on the topic of Abraham Lincoln and the suffrage question. The Benjamin Shapell Family Manuscript Foundation is loaning to the Library of Congress its Lincoln letter dat ed March 13, 1864, to Louisiana Gov. Michael Hahn, suggesting that the jewel of liberty suffrage be extended to some Louisianans of color, particu larly to the Union veterans. The day before Lincoln wrote the letter to Hahn, Arnold Bertonneau, a col lateral ancestor of the Oswego faculty member, and another free person of color, Jean-Baptiste Roudanez, presented Lincoln with a petition signed by the free black community of New Orleans calling for black suffrage. An 1865 photo-portrait of Arnold Berton neau will be one of the illustrations in a booklet drawing from the display. Several mental health counseling students made presentations in September at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Su pervision Conference in Portland, Maine. and Ziegen presented with their faculty sponsor, a program titled Integrating Advocacy Projects into the Counseling Curriculum. Melanie presented a poster on Advocating for Stu dents with ADHD. Department of vocational teacher preparation faculty and students last month participated in the national conference for career and technical educa tion in Charlotte, N.C. The conference included the annual convention of the Association for Career and Technical Education, the Research and Profes sional Development Conference sponsored by the Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Educa tion (of which SUNY Oswegos is the retiring treasurer), the Association for Career and Technical Education Research and OTT, a graduate honorary society for CTE, and annual meetings of and Camp. Camp presented a seminar, Grow Your Own Colleague or Replace ment: Who Can Replace Me When I Retire? Ogwo presented Workforce Development Perspective of Life Long Education Programs: Opportunities and Critical Issues from the Experiences of Two African Countries and the United States at the CTE Research and Professional Development Conference. Spindler presented a poster, A Grounded Theory Description of the Cooperative Learning Experiences of Online Students, at the research conference and two semi nars at the ACTE convention: Academic and CTE Integration that Fosters Metacognitive Connections and Connecting Students to Knowledge: One Con cept Map at a Time. Student attendees were Tara and an Oswego sophomore studying human resource management, is the second-highest youth leader in the roughly four-million-member Boy Scouts of America. He was elected national vice chief of the Order of the Arrow, a Boy Scout honor society, last month in Dallas. The Eagle Scout has represented Upstate New York at the scouts annual meeting of See People in action, page 3 This year started out as a record-breaking one number ever of high-school graduates. About 78 percent of colleges reported that the number of applications increased in 2008. But it ended as one of the most challenging and puzzling. Fortysix percent of colleges surveyed by Chronicle Research Services said the yield of admitted students, or the percentage of accepted students who matriculated, decreased this year. Of those, three-quarters said the decrease was unexpected. After being overwhelmed by piles of applica tions, many colleges had to dig deep into their wave of foreclosures from the subprime lending crisis began rippling through the economy in ear ly 2007. Still, in early 2008, most families were not feeling the effects, and colleges were seeing their record numbers of applications as a sign of strength. By the time the fall semester began, families were feeling much less wealthy as their college savings and home values dropped dra matically. Admissions directors who responded to is having other impacts: . students are increas ingly reluctant to travel far from home to attend college, families are less likely to want to take on student-loan debt, and students are applying to more colleges, hoping to leverage them against surveyed said a greater number of students than because they needed to work out new arrange ments to pay their bills. . Mirroring trends in retail sales, students are trading down. Those who might have attended pricey private colleges are looking more seriously at public universities. Those who might have attended state universities or regional public universities are now going to community colleges. Executive Summary, Financial Uncertainty and the Admissions Class of Fall 2008, Chronicle Research Services, December 2008 The 2008 report from the National Survey of that online learners report a deeper involvement in their learning experiences in their classes rela tive to students in face-to-face classes. The on line students also reported a higher frequency of participating in intellectually challenging course activities. These results suggest that those who teach classes online may be making special efforts to engage their students, notes Alexander C. Mc Cormick, NSSE director and associate professor of education at Indiana University. It may also be the case that online classes appeal to students who are more academically motivated and self-directed. . The NSSE report also found that when courses provided extensive, intellectually challenging writing activities, students engaged in more deep learning activities such as analysis, synthesis, and integration of ideas from various sources, and they grappled more with course ideas both in and out of the classroom. These students also reported greater personal, social, practical, and academic learning and development. The NSSE survey, now entering its tenth year, . is based on data from senior students at 722 four-year colleges and uni versities in the United States. . The report notes that the quality of undergraduate education varies far more within colleges and universities than between them. As a result, rankings can be highly misleading predictors of educational quality. The 2008 NSSE survey, sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, can be downloaded at Results/. Higher Education Advocate, National Educa tion Association, December 2008


Vol. 20, No. 10 Jan. 21, 2009 Campus Update chief means traveling and public speaking across the country. of the physics faculty is co-author of Modeling Mass-Loss and Infrared Excess in Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids with Hilding Neilson of the University of Toronto, Chow-Choong Ngeow of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham paign and John Lester of the University of Toronto to appear in the proceedings of the International As tronomical Union Symposium 256, The Magellanic System: Stars, Gas and Galaxies. He was co-author of two poster presentations at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society earlier this month in Long Beach, Calif.: The Multi-Band PeriodLuminosity Relations Based on OGLE III Cepheids by Kanbur, Ngeow, Neilson, of Oswegos math department, and John Buonaccorsi of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and A New Calibration of the Tully-Fisher Relation and Estimate of H0 Using a Homogeneously Processed Cepheid Catalogue by A. Boestrom, Douglas Leonard of San Diego State University, M. Davis of the University of Washington, Nial Tanvir of the University of Hertfordshire and Kanbur. Oswegos counseling and psychological services department had 24 representatives at this years New York Association of School Psychologists conference in Rochester, including professor the presentations and posters listed below, the con ference highlight was that professor was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from NYASP for his many years of work with the organization. Student contributions at the con ference included a presentation on the Use of Oral Reading Fluency to Predict Success on the New York State English Language Arts Assessment by Kat and a poster on research investi gating progress monitoring assessments of reading comprehension and how those relate to oral reading and a two-hour invited ad dress, Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and Behavior: Integrating Academic & Behavioral Supports for Comprehensive Student-Centered Intervention, by and McDougal; and Its Free: Online Resources to Support RTI, a presentation that included an overview of a new Web site that SterlingAustin and McDougal created, by Sterling-Austin, and McDougal. Other Oswego students attending included and was re cently named to the board of Syracuse MetroNet, a multimedia network that aims to use advanced tele communications infrastructure to positively impact economic opportunities, equity of access and quality of life available for Central New Yorkers. Celebration of Kings legacy expands to multiday event Oswego will mark the 20th anniversary of its Mar tin Luther King Jr. Celebration by expanding it into Jan. 27 to 31. Its a collaborative event where faculty are work ing with students to provide a wide range of activi ties, said coordinator Cathy Santos, the associate provost for multicultural opportunities and programs. Were really seeing people coming together as a community, as a beloved community, which was one of Dr. Kings signature principles. Tony Henderson and Arnie Oudenhoven of resi dence life originally started the annual celebration, presenting service awards to a faculty/staff member and student. This year, a recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in The Forum, will feature many previous honorees expected back. Keynote speaker Bishop Rufus McGee, the founder/pastor of Outreach Temple Church of God in Christ United in Rochester, will present Its OK to Dream. Reservations are re quired, with price not determined at press time. A kickoff event, including welcoming remarks and Man and the Dream, will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Campus Center auditorium. The Alpha Phil Alpha fraternity will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dedication Oratory Contest, with participants expounding on his ideas and legacy, at 7 p.m. in the same location. Faith Maina, Marcia Burrell and Bonita Hampton of Oswegos School of Education will discuss Cop ing Strategies for Students of Color in a Predominant ly White University: Voices from Oswego Alumni at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Room 205 of the Campus Center. R. Deborah Davis of curriculum and instruction plus student presenters Simone Anderson, Alicia Grant, Lindsay Coble and Christina Blades will discuss The Poor Peoples Campaign and Poverty at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 120 of the Campus Center. Nola Heidlebaugh, the colleges civic engagement coordinator, and panelists from other organizations will present Yes I Can: Community Organizing as a Career at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Room C114 of the Campus Center. At 2:20 p.m., Michael Huynh and Michael LaMastra of the Newman Center will detail Selma: The Intersection of Religion and the Civil Rights Movement with the PBS documentary Sis ters of Selma in Room 120 of the Campus Center. A pair of dance workshops will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday. An America the Beautiful modern dance workshop will unfold in the Lee Hall dance studio. Demonstrations and lessons on salsa, meringue and bachata will take place in the Campus Center activity court. On Friday, the African Student Association will ask How Close Are We to the Dream? at 12:40 p.m. in Room 201 of the Campus Center. At 3 p.m. in the same location, Elizabeth Gray will examine AfricanAmerican English: A Linguistic Approach. The same room will host the Rev. Richard Rice at 4 p.m. presenting Letter From Birmingham Jail, by Dr. King, using the famed message to show perspectives of racial oppression from black and white citizens at the time. Santos will lead a workshop on The Principles of Non-Violence and the Beloved Community at 11 a.m. King presenting his I Have A Dream speech will be shown at 4 p.m. in Room 120 of the Campus Center. day, Witness to History: The Civil Rights Movement at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Citizen King at 4 p.m. Thursday. Films will show in Room 120 of the Cam pus Center with discussions to follow screenings. For more information, call Santos at 312-3021 or visit Tim Nekritz People in action Continued from page 2 New ORI book chronicles culture clash Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Sa trapis illustrated story about growing up during the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, and her later displace ment, is the Oswego Reading Initiative selection for campus-wide perusal and related events for 2009-10. The graphic novel depicts the clash of cultures in a way that communicates on many levels while captur ing the readers attention, said Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi. The story speaks to a young woman living during the revolution in Iran as an 9-year-old and then going to Austria for an education at a very young age, then returning to a changed Iran before going to Europe, Mohammadi said. The book relates to Artswegos Arts Across the Curriculum theme of Arts, Identity and Diaspora, looking at the experience of people displaced for any number of reasons. The initiative is designed to encourage faculty in a range of disciplines to use the arts as a point of departure to explore diaspora and conditions like war, famine, repression and economic hardship that cause people to move away from their homelands, said Mary Avrakotos, Artswego coordinator. The New York Times called Persepolis a delec table book that dances with drama and insouciant wit. The Village Voice described it as a powerful work rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that apply a childlike sensibility as it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen. An animated movie version of Persepolis, which Satrapi co-directed, earned an Oscar nomination for best animated feature and won a jury prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Similar to how the current ORI choice, Elizabeth Kolberts Field Notes from a Catastrophe, ties into programs on the environment and climate change, Persepolis offers numerous academic and program matic tie-ins involving cultural studies, history, politi cal science and the arts, Mohammadi said. I think its of critical importance for students to read stories that are so different from how they were brought up, Mohammadi said. For a while, this au thor returned homeless, sleeping on trains or on street she went through her journey, what came out of it is a very strong woman who speaks to it authentically in a way we havent seen before. mat, Persepolis also broaches an increasingly popular art form, Mohammadi added. One of the genres pio neers, Art Spiegelman, appeared on campus to a great reception last year. The college community has a kind of preview of the diaspora theme with the opening of Contradict ing Realities: Recent Work by Sara Rahbar on Jan. Islamic Revolution in Iran, and part of the exhibition Tim Nekritz Revamped peace minor adds global perspective agement minor and weaves in interdisciplinary and global elements for greater scope and relevancy. Coursework for the minor should help students learn the causes and consequences of war, strategies personal to the global level and ways to make the world a better and more peaceful place to live, said Craig Warkentin, program director for the new minor and an associate professor of political science. Designed by an interdisciplinary team of inter ested faculty members, the minor can include course selections from among communication studies, Eng lish, history, human resource management, manage ment, philosophy, political science, public justice and sociology. The introductory course is PCS 200: Peace and course could be a classroom seminar, independent research project or relevant internship. The team redesigning the minor wanted to better align the track with the colleges goal of greater glo balization in its curriculum. Students taking the minor should gain a better understanding of their personal values and worldview, while giving them the skills


Vol. 20, No. 10 Jan. 21, 2009 Campus Update Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 to 31 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 For a more complete calendar, see SUNY Oswego Events online at they need to effectively apply their values to help shape the world into the kind of place theyd like it to be, Warkentin said. This dovetails with Oswegos strategic goals of developing students with better understanding of the world and how to create solutions. I think the PCS minor will help students to become more informed and active citizens, whether this be at the local, na tional or international level, Warkentin added. Wolford enjoys working with Oswegos incredibly bright students This weeks Campus Update Spotlight shines on Karen Wolford, professor and chair of psychology. She has taught at Oswego since 1988. A. Serving as department chair involves working with our existing faculty and the dean in the process of recruiting, hiring and mentoring new fulland ules, writing annual reports, running department meetings and requesting new lines. I also teach seven sophomores, juniors and seniors; and serve on col lege committees. I have been fortunate to have very productive and dedicated faculty to work with in the psychology department. A. I have a B.S. in psychology, an M.S. in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. I am a licensed psycholo gist as well. A. I conduct research examining the effects of dis positional and explanatory style optimism and gender as moderators of the relationship between stressful or traumatic life events and suicide. I maintain my clini cal skills with a small private practice in Syracuse. A. Having two excellent administrative staff to part. It helps things operate smoothly even when we are in crisis mode. Also working with students is another favorite part of my role. Serving our 575 majors is challenging at times but mostly rewarding. I particularly enjoy mentoring students on research or supervising their internships, although my time is limited for that. It is great to hear from students years after they graduate on their professional successes. A. Most are highly motivated and some are incred ibly bright with ambitions to pursue graduate studies. Many have very busy lives often working one or two jobs plus going to school. Our majors are inquisitive and many want to work in our research laboratories with our faculty, which shows them the science base underlying our discipline. as an expert in traumatic stress from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, which is Management. Im proud that Trauma and Gender as Factors in Womens Psychopathology, taught by Dr. Lori Koelsch at the Metro Center this spring, will be My daughter graduated from Syracuse University, is working in Syracuse and living with my son-in-law. My husband and I are enjoying our empty nest. We live on Onondaga Hill in Syracuse. A. I like dancing and spectator sports. Origin artists to give pre-show presentations As the Feb. 6 and 7 world premiere of Richard Einhorns The Origin draws near, community members can interact with and learn from the gath ering of creative artists involved with the SUNY Oswego production. Among those joining the composer for a week of pre-concert rehearsals and community presentations ropean vocal ensemble Kitka. Talented people from around the country are coming to Oswego to make this event happen, said Artswego Coordinator Mary Avrakotos. Weve built in as many opportunities as possible for students and residents to share the wealth of creativity. Commissioned by the college for the Charles Dar win Bicentennial, The Origin celebrates the thought and struggles of one of the most celebrated and still oped the musical score, Einhorn immersed himself in Darwins published works, private notebooks and letters. There, he discovered a highly original thinker who never regarded his studies as a solemn activity. Darwin took sheer delight in making sense of the world, Einhorn said. On the way to changing the way we view our world, he often stopped to ponder whether worms can hear music or an oyster dreams of the future. Einhorn believes his new work cap tures that element of delight in the process of investi gation and discovery. During his time in Oswego, the composer plans to visit high school biology classes to talk about the challenge of translating Darwins insights and wideranging ruminations into music. A music department convocation on The Making of The Origin is slat ed for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Room 41 of Tyler Hall. Einhorn will also offer a personal introduction before each performance of The Origin. ate special visual imagery for the Oswego premiere. places and life forms mentioned in Darwins journals. Video and the Creative Process at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Campus Center auditorium. He will also interact with students in the Introduction to Film Studies class. The nine singers of Kitka will use their haunting vocal style in the Oswego performances to distinguish the personal voice of Charles Darwin from other layers of the text. Theres an extraordinary part of Richards score in which Darwin writes to his wife Emma on the death of their young daughter Annie, said Origin musical director Julie Pretzat. Kitkas poignant ex pression of his grief tugs at the heart strings. During their stay, members of Kitka will share the songs and techniques of their tradition with high school choristers in Oswego and Mexico. The pub lic may take part in an open workshop at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Tyler Halls Waterman Theatre, registering by calling Artswego at 312-4581. The world premiere performances of The Origin will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 in Waterman Theatre. Tickets are available through Tyler box of Major support for the commissioning and pre sentation of The Origin has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Music Fund and Meet the Composer. In-school residency activities by Kitka are made possible by Entergy. Police report Since Dec. 5, University Police have investigated several cases of theft, vandalism and harassment and made seven arrests. Police charged a 23-year-old Oswego man with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol that started on campus and ended at his home on Bron son Street. City police, the county Sheriffs Depart ment, and state police assisted University Police. A 20-year-old Onondaga Hall resident was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 and an equipment violation. Two Onondaga Hall residents, a 19-year-old and a possession of stolen property. A 20-year-old Onondaga Hall resident was charged with false personation and unauthorized use of a license. A 19-year-old Seneca Hall resident was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a license plate violation. And an 18-year-old Cayuga fully dealing with a child regarding alcohol. Award honors civil service, police Nominations are invited for a new SUNY-wide award, the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Any member of the campus community may nominate an employee serving in of the President, Room 708 Culkin Hall no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. The nominee must have completed three years of continuous full-time permanent service in the posi tion for which he or she is nominated. The nomina tion should be made by completing the form at www. Chancellor_Awards_Excellence_App.pdf and submit ting a narrative statement on the nominee. Graduating seniors face deadlines Seniors who expect to graduate in May or August to be listed in the commencement program. Degree Senior check forms are also mandatory for gradua and are sent to students advisers. Seniors who have to do the senior check form. For students graduating in and for students graduating in August, by July 1. Continued from page 3