Campus Update February 15, 2012

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Feb. 15, 2012     February Photos In this issue's photo gallery the Garth Fagan Dance Company brings sinuous order for an evening to the fast pace of campus life: lectures and hockey, master classes and residencies, fundraising and storytelling even a military deployment ceremony. If you would like to submit photos of timely activities for future issues, email pictures with a brief caption to .Oswego makes list of 'Best Value Colleges'The Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego to their 2012 list of 150 "best value" colleges and universities in the nation. Read more >Athletes featured in fifth sesquicentennial videoIn the fifth chapter of the anniversary video series, "Athletic Spirit," Oswego alumnus and ESPN anchor Steve Levy narrates the story of the college's athletic programs through the years. See video > College founder to come alive on stage in word and songThe travails and triumphs of Edward Austin Sheldon, who founded what is now known as SUNY Oswego, will come to life when a famous alumna and four students present excerpts of his autobiography, letters and favorite music in "Speaking of Sheldon this month. Read more >People in Action In this issue, read about a capstone project going on the road to New York City, a student project contributing to a "Frontline" episode, student art exhibitions, education faculty members traveling in Kenya and faculty publications and presentations in biology, physics and math. Read more >Calendar HighlightsFriday, Feb. 17 Men's ice hockey, Oswego vs. Plattsburgh


SUNY Oswego Campus Update : February 15, 2012 Accreditation team to assess assessment Faculty, staff and administrators have been polishing their assessment tools and practices in anticipation of the April visit by an external team that will judge the college's fitness for reaccreditation. Read more >Midterm grades adopted to improve retentionThe midterm grade pilot program that began in 2009 became campus policy this semester in an effort to give new students a faster and better grasp on where they stand academically. Read more >Grant helps recruit teachers for urban schools   A grant through the state Education Department's Teacher Opportunity Corps will boost a four-year-old School of Education program to increase the number of students of color who are training for careers in urban schools. Read more >SpotlightAbsorbed in learning law enforcement, extrovert and multitasker William DuMont finds his position as a dispatcher for University Police a good fit in this issue's Spotlight .Announcements Black History Month to feature plays, fashion show   Sportsmanship Day Symposium set March 1   GENIUS Olympiad invites worldwide entries   Police Report   Saturday, Feb. 18 Performance by storyteller Vanessa Johnson Sunday, Feb. 19 Faculty concert: "Winter Journey" Wednesday, Feb. 22 Housing Fair Thursday, Feb. 23 Theatre performance: "Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale" Friday, Feb. 24 Fashion and talent show Saturday, Feb. 25 Art exhibition reception Black Student Union dinner Theatre performance: "Speaking of Sheldon" Sunday, Feb. 26 Theatre performance: "Speaking of Sheldon" Wednesday, Feb. 29 Preview: "Voices of the Congo" For details, see SUNY Oswego Events .Web Resources Research News Artswego Athletics Student Blogs Recent Milestones Faculty Assembly Employment Opportunities SUNY Oswego Home PageAction Items Submit news RSS news feeds Follow SUNY Oswego