Campus Update February 2, 2011

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Feb. 2, 2011 January Photos This issue's photo gallery reflects the return to full swing of campus life, as a snowy, icy winter greeted returning students to warmer events, like new art exhibitions, a musical performance and studentled community projects. If you would like to submit photos of timely activities for future issues, e-mail pictures with a brief caption to Book examines evolution vs. intelligent designRoger Taylor wants the next generation of science educators to understand that teaching evolution as doctrine, diametrically opposed to those who believe in intelligent design, sends an arrogant, counterproductive message to students. Read more > Village certified gold for sustainabilityThe U.S. Green Building Council has certified the 68 units of SUNY Oswego's new residential community as meeting the "LEED Gold" rating under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program. Read more > Bonobo book gets thumbs-up from ORIAn engaging story on the curious habits of two sets of primates the chimpanzee-like bonobos and humans earned Vanessa Woods' "Bonobo Handshake" the thumbs-up as the 2011 Oswego Reading Initiative selection. Read more > Bandla wins national honor for work with new studentsMichelle Bandla, coordinator of first-year programs, will accept a national award as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate at a conference this weekend. Read more > People in Action In this issue, read about a student honored for excellence in school psychology, a professor speaking at an international sustainability conference in New Zealand, two visiting scholars from overseas, and many more student and faculty scholarly achievements and activities. Read more > R&R Poll Results


2011 starts off big for Extended LearningWinterSession enrollment was up 21 percent over last year with a shift to online classes. Read more > Faculty, students funded for spring projectsThe college has awarded more than $23,000 in campus grants for faculty and student projects. Read more > SpotlightPreety Tripathi brings a passion for math education to her concern for attracting, retaining and promoting women in STEM fields in this issue's Spotlight .Announcements New virtual tour offered on Web, mobile devices Mantaro to coordinate college's engagement efforts Pianist, narrator team for '1920s Paris' performance Student show choir to premiere Feb. 10 Campus community to wear red to fight heart disease Metro Center to offer GMAT Cram Courses Summer nature program offering aid to children in need Police Report Time off during winter break for those who responded to last issues poll tended to be shorter rather than longer. The largest number took off only two or three days in observance of the season's holidays.Calendar HighlightsWednesday, Feb. 2 Performance: "Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin" Friday, Feb. 4 Performance: "Comedy in Motion" Sunday, Feb. 6 Concert: "1920s Paris" Thursday, Feb 10 Performance: Vocal Effect show choir Feb. 11 and 12 Theatre performance: "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" Saturday, Feb. 12 Rice Creek Ramble Sunday, Feb. 13 Mixed Emotions Film Festival Monday, Feb 14 General Faculty meeting For details, see SUNY Oswego Events .Web Resources Research News Artswego Athletics Student Blogs Recent Milestones Faculty Assembly Employment Opportunities SUNY Oswego Home Page Action Items Submit news RSS news feeds Follow SUNY Oswego