Category Archives: SUNY Oswego

Sculpture garden blooms at SUNY Oswego campus

Public art -- Artist Eric Stein of Huguenot sands imperfections from “Cutter,” one of six large sculptures that have begun rising along heavily used walkways near SUNY Oswego’s Marano Center for a two-year exhibition. “Shape Shifters” by Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred is at left. In a competitive process, a team of judges from SUNY Oswego selected the works of three more sculptors from New York state and one from Iowa for the public display.
Public art — Artist Eric Stein of Huguenot sands imperfections from “Cutter,” one of six large sculptures that have begun rising along heavily used walkways near SUNY Oswego’s Marano Center for a two-year exhibition. “Shape Shifters” by Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred is at left. In a competitive process, a team of judges from SUNY Oswego selected the works of three more sculptors from New York state and one from Iowa for the public display.

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Two large sculptures recently rose on a maple-shaded triangle of land near the Marano Center at SUNY Oswego.

Art faculty member Benjamin Entner hopes the two-year installation — which ultimately will feature six sculptures — will mark the beginning in a drive for more public art on campus. Continue reading

SUNY Oswego offers live event minor

Theatrical skills -- The SUNY Oswego theatre department will offer a new minor in live event design starting this fall, presenting students in other majors the opportunity to develop skills such as lighting design, stage management, makeup and costuming for live presentations in such careers as business, broadcasting, museums and education. Here, student Jesse Lesnar (center) and theatre department facilities manager Suzayn McKenzie-Roy (right) scale ladders to help with the setup of the Acting Company’s performances in the college’s Waterman Theatre this spring.
Theatrical skills — The SUNY Oswego theatre department will offer a new minor in live event design starting this fall, presenting students in other majors the opportunity to develop skills such as lighting design, stage management, makeup and costuming for live presentations in such careers as business, broadcasting, museums and education. Here, student Jesse Lesnar (center) and theatre department facilities manager Suzayn McKenzie-Roy (right) scale ladders to help with the setup of the Acting Company’s performances in the college’s Waterman Theatre this spring.

SUNY Oswego’s theatre department is offering a new minor in live event design, which can lead to potential careers in lighting, effects, stage management, makeup, sound design and multimedia to enhance special events of all kinds. Continue reading

Weather disaster safety training set for July 30

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New York state is offering two-hour training sessions for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible.

In Oswego, a session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Participants are required to register in advance at http://www.prepare.ny.gov/training-events.

“With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters and know what to do in an emergency,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

On July 8, four tornados hit New York state, including one that killed four people in Madison County in Central New York.

Trainings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

Training sessions are coordinated with local county emergency management personnel.

Oswego’s session is endorsed by the governor, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, Assembly member Will Barclay, Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner and Minority Leader Michael Kunzwiler, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen.

The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

A key component of this training is distribution of free New York State Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants (one per family) containing key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

Items in the kit include an AM-FM pocket radio with batteries, packs of drinking water, food bars, a first aid kit, duct tape and other items that may be useful in the event of a disaster.

 Together, the training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.

 More information is available online at http://www.prepare.ny.gov.

Shedding the light on soda

Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar -- the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda -- daily.
Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar — the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda — daily.

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A study led by SUNY Oswego faculty member Amy Bidwell brings new light to negative effects of high-sugar diets, plus how physical activity can have positive counter-effects.

Bidwell, who teaches in Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department, found that just adding 75 grams of fructose — two 20-ounce lemon-lime sodas — to the daily diet of healthy participants caused massive increases in cholesterol and other markers that can threaten heart and other health.  Continue reading