The NCAA has a significant problem on its hands regarding the issue of paying its Division I athletes. When it comes to this problem, there is no right or wrong answer, which makes this dilemma that much more difficult to solve. Since it is such an enormous process, it would take several years to implement a policy that would essentially alter the way Division I athletics operates.
It’s business as usual at SUNY Oswego’s School of Business and the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business acknowledged that recently by extending the school’s accreditation another five years. There have been continuous improvements and major changes since first being accredited in 2002 by the association, said School of Business Dean Richard Skolnik. The importance of the association and the accreditation is that it’s not just one individual objective being met, it’s a consistent approach across the years.
Christmas is a time of heartfelt giving and the SUNY Oswego community has continued this tradition by holding its 30th annual SUNY Oswego Toy Drive to support local families. College volunteers have worked with the Oswego County Department of Social Services for the past three decades to help provide Christmas gifts to low-income families.
While buying artificial trees is an option, many still prefer cutting down a farm fresh tree. “It is simply the smell of the tree that really brings the holiday cheer in. Something you don’t get from an artificial tree,” Wyatt DeMarree, 20, said. “My family has gone to get a real tree every year.” Beckwith Family Christmas Trees farm, located at 189 Mill Street in Hannibal, helps families carry on the holiday tradition.
A holiday that is based on being grateful around an enormous meal made for every relative you are aware of can get to be quite the extravagant and expensive task. As you prepare for the holiday season here are some tips and tricks for how to have a healthy and affordable holiday meal.
The holidays are a time in which families reunite over a meal and catch up on what has happened since the last gathering. Whether it is for family, friends or even just the good food, Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to remember things could be a lot worse and it is important to always be grateful for what you have.
Oswego State will welcome a globally accomplished jazz drummer, Matt Wilson, to preform with Matt Wilson Quartet in Ke-Nekt concert on Nov. 29. Ke-Nekt is a part of a Chamber Music Series. The Matt Wilson Quartet is part of the seven-concert series that is being held to commemorate the concert series seventh season.
On Nov. 1, the Oswego State campus was visited by two members of the Thirst Project. The presenters, Kangi Downing and Brandon Howa, travel across the country to different middle schools, high schools and Universities to speak. The Thirst Project is an organization of volunteers that is devoted to raising funds to build fresh-water wells in developing countries. It also works to raise awareness of the water crisis and the dramatic adverse effects it has on human life.
In order to fight the importation, selling and usage of opioids in the Port City, the poverty crisis must be fought as well, said Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow. “We are trying to implement programs that will better position people from the start,” Barlow said. “If people are on the right track and feel good about themselves and have children, they’re taking the children to school, they’re going to work, they’re less likely to fall into that trap.” In Oswego City, 29 percent of people live in poverty, according to a 2017 Oswego needs assessment done by consultants at CGR Inc. The assessment was part of the Learn, Identify, Focus and Transform Oswego anti-poverty program established by the city and Oswego County Opportunities.
College students have ranked sleep as a contributing factor to academic success. But, many also said poor time management can cause problems, according to a spokesman for the Oswego State Mary Walker Lifestyles Center. Michelle Sloan, a health promotion coordinator for the Lifestyles Center, said that even though students don’t seek help, the university knows that lack of sleep rates rise during midterm and finals week. “There is always time for sleep,” Sloan said.