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College Students: Don’t Forget Your Tooth Brush!

All packed and ready to head to college? Maybe you ought to double check.

Many of the first-year college students are leaving home for the first time. We asked current college students what necessary items they have found themselves without most often in order to help students be more ready for move-in day.

Cayuga CC Receives $25k Grant to Develop Learning Communities to Increase Student Retention and Success

The College will use the money to help cover the costs of training and planning time for faculty and campus leaders to create developmental learning communities. Learning communities create a cohort of students who are enrolled in the same course or courses and often focus on a common reading or the same major theme across a variety of academic disciplines.

Buc Athletes Sign Up For College Action

OHS athletes sign college letters of intent.

A trio of Oswego High School student-athletes signed letters of intent recently. They are  Chris Pike (Gannon), Lacey Brown (Pfeiffer University) and Sean Stegemoller (Canisius). Pike will play football, Brown lacrosse and Stegemoller will swim at the college level.

Oswego Council OK’s New Sewer Deal With College

The former deal expired June 30, 2010. The new contract is effective July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2015. The agreement sets a starting rate of $7.90 per 1,000 gallons for the first year. It then increases 3 percent per year for each year after. The college will also pay a share of the cost of the upgrade of the city’s westside wastewater treatment plant.

Cayuga Community College Hosts Book Drive For United Way

Members of PTK at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are holding a book drive for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program. Kneeling from left are Cralynne Abbott; Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler; and PTK advisor, Kathy Sipling. Standing from left are Corey Fleming, Virginia Buffett, Jim Coulter, Peter Rowley, Thania Reyome, Johnny Santiago, Mary Angela Fisher and Geoff Bertollini.

Faculty, staff and students of Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are accepting donations of new and gently used children’s books for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program.  The book drive is to collect children’s books for distribution during Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

College Students By Day, Oz Roller Girls By Night

Derby student Katherine Hansen of the Oz Roller Girls, also known as Kannonball Kat-astrophe, is congratulated by members of the Utica Rollergirls after a recent scrimmage. She is among the SUNY Oswego students participating in the first year of the league. The home debut is April 23 in Crisafulli Rink.

Students Emma Draper, Laurie Edwards, Katherine Hansen, Lindi Himes and Jean Smyth study different subjects and come from various backgrounds, but they constitute a key part of the Oz Roller Girls, whose home debut as a flat-track derby team comes April 23 vs. the Crown City Royal Pains at Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink.

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