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October Events at SUNY Oswego

The following events are planned at SUNY Oswego this coming month.

Now to Oct. 6

Art exhibitions: “Oswego Art Alums” and “Hannah Claus: In/Tangible Presence”

“Oswego Art Alums” features artwork by SUNY Oswego alumni in art nominated by current and former art faculty members. “Hannah Claus: In/Tangible Presence” presents work by this Canadian artist of Mohawk heritage whose mixed-media installations merge traditional art forms such as beadwork with new media like photography, digital imagery and video. Free. 312-2113. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall.

Now to Oct. 20

Art exhibition: “Colors of Summer: Open Air Landscapes.”

A display of student work from the summer art course “Plein Air Painting” at SUNY Oswego. Free. 216-4985. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Oswego Farmers’ Market (until 5 p.m. thereafter), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Oswego State Downtown, 186 W. First St., Oswego.

Monday, Oct. 1

Talk: “International Education and Higher Education: A Complex Affair”

Michael Woolf, deputy president for strategic initiatives at CAPA International Education, will speak on “International Education and Higher Education: A Complex Affair.” Talk preceded by 3:15 p.m. reception. Reception and talk celebrate SUNY Oswego’s Institute for Global Engagement and the institute’s speakers series. Free. 312-3071. 4 p.m., Historic Classroom, Room 222, Sheldon Hall .

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Women’s Tennis, Oswego vs. Elmira

Free. 312-2488. 3:30 p.m., Romney Tennis Courts.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Housing Fair

Opportunity for students planning to move off campus next year to meet local landlords. Free. 312-2301 or [email protected] 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Corridor, Campus Center.

Field Hockey, Oswego vs. Wells

Free. 312-2488. 4 p.m., South Athletic Field.

German film: “Sissi: Die Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin”

“Sissi: Fateful Years of an Empress” is a 1957 film about the Austrian empress, nicknamed Sissi, who is diagnosed with tuberculosis. In German with English subtitles. Free. 312-2196. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Lecture: “Iranian Women at Work: Stay-at-home Mothers with Ph.D.s?”

By Nastaran Moossavi, a gender and evaluation consultant in Iran, and Mehran Nojan, director of institutional research at SUNY Oswego. Moossavi will explore some of the history of women working in Iran, their current status, some recent changes in their situations and the continuing challenges for working women. Nojan will add some of her own observations about women in Iran and answer questions from the audience about women’s work in Iran. Part of the Ernst and Young Lecture Series. Free. 312-3071. 6 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Zen Meditation Workshop

Sam Gordon of the Zen Center of Syracuse offer instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants enter into deep relaxation. Community members may park in lot #23 (east side of Lee Hall). Free. 312-4416. 6:30 p.m., Room 300, Lee Hall.

Friday, Oct. 5

Men’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Fredonia

Free. 312-2488. 4 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Volleyball, Oswego vs. SUNY Canton

Free. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Volleyball. SUNY Canton vs. Utica

Free. 312-2488 11 a.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Men’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Buffalo State

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Volleyball, Oswego vs. Utica

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Skype concert: Serdce from Belarus

Serdce, a contemporary fusion band from Belarus, performs a lecture/demonstration concert over Skype. Band members discuss the origins of their cutting-edge music and its place in a society in transition. Free. 312-4581. 3 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Monday, Oct. 8

Columbus Day Open House

For prospective students and their families. Register at www.oswego.edu/visit . 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Campus Center, Main Concourse.

Talk by writer Marge Pellegrino

Marge Pellegrino wove narrative, drama and folk tales in her prize-winning novel for young adults “Journey of Dreams,” the story of how one family survives the Guatemalan army’s scorched-earth campaign in the 1980s. Pellegrino will talk about how expressive-arts work with refugees inspired the book and how writing can be a tool for healing and building community. Free. 312-4581. 3 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Visiting artist: Leslie Hirst

Leslie Hirst will demonstrate her fascination with visual patterns in the environment. Her current work, “The Graffiti Project,” examines the way in which the visible word is woven into the social context. Free. 312-2111. 7 p.m., Room 105, Lanigan Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

On Screen/In Person: “Runaway”

“Runaway,” a Bangladeshi film, centers on the story of husbands and fathers who think they can find a better life by leaving their families and one man’s efforts to bring them back home. A question-and-answer session with director Amit Ashraf follows the screening. $7 ($5 for seniors, $3.50 for students) at any SUNY Oswego box office or Oswego Cinema. 312-2612. 7 p.m., Oswego Cinema, 138 W. Second St., Oswego.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Concert: Symphony Syracuse chamber players

Symphony Syracuse musicians perform larger chamber works including Darius Milhaud’s “La Création du Monde,” William Walton’s “Façade” and Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera.” Part of SUNY Oswego’s Ke-nekt Chamber Music Series. $15 ($12 for seniors, faculty, staff; $6 for SUNY Oswego students) at tickets.oswego.edu or 312-2141. 7 p.m., Ballroom, Sheldon Hall.

Spanish film: “The Motorcycle Diaries”

A 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would later become internationally known as the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and a friend. Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations of the impoverished indigenous peasantry. In Spanish with English subtitles. Free, 312-2196. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Volleyball, Oswego vs. Hilbert

Free. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Community forum on innovative aging

“Innovative Aging: Can Technology Help Us Live Longer, Better?” presented by Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab and a SUNY Oswego alumnus, will discuss how home and community based technologies and services allow older people to have longer and better lives than previous generations. Charlotte “Chuckie” Holstein, executive director of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, will moderate the discussion with the speaker and community leaders. Free. 399-4100. Noon, SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square, Syracuse.

Lecture: “Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Japan and the U.S.”

By Lisa Langlois of the art faculty at SUNY Oswego. Dr. Langlois will examine similarities and differences in discrimination and sexual harassment laws for workplaces in the United States and Japan. Part of the Ernst and Young Lecture Series. Free. 312-3071. 6 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Rock the Vote speaker

Lonnie Scott will discuss the importance of voting and being civically engaged. One of the developers of the Leadership Voyage program. Part of SUNY Oswego’s Rock the Vote program. Free. 312-3677. 6 p.m., Ballroom, Hewitt Union.

Zen Meditation Workshop

Sam Gordon of the Zen Center of Syracuse offer instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants enter into deep relaxation. Community members may park in lot #23 (east side of Lee Hall). Free. 312-4416. 6:30 p.m., Room 300, Lee Hall.

Theatre preview: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by the Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil and Professor Moriarty. $5. 312-2141. 8 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Friday, Oct. 12

Women’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Geneseo

Free. 312-2488. 4 to 6 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Theatre performance: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil. $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 8 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Women’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Brockport

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Theatre performance: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil. $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 8 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Visiting artist: Mariana Najmanovich

The Chilean artist will discuss her paintings and mixed-media works in conjunction with the exhibition “Mariana Najmanovich: Records of Captivity” showing in Tyler Art Gallery from Oct. 20 to Nov. 20. Free. 312-2111. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Film: “Crooked Arrows”

A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, must prove himself to his father, the traditionalist tribal chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better-equipped and better-trained players of the elite prep school league. Followed by question-and-answer with writer Brad Riddell, formerly of SUNY Oswego’s faculty, and members of the film team. Free. 312-4581. 7:30 p.m., Ballroom, Hewitt Union.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Featuring over 70 graduate schools from across the region. Part of SUNY Oswego’s Graduate Fair Week. Free. 315-886-9158. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Swetman Gymnasium, Campus Center.

Spanish film: “La Fiesta del Chivo” (“The Feast of the Goat”)

In this 2000 movie, Urania had escaped the crumbling Trujillo regime in 1961 by claiming she planned to study under the tutelage of nuns in Michigan. In the following decades, she becomes a prominent and successful New York lawyer. She finally returns to the Dominican Republic in 1996 and finds herself compelled to confront elements of her past she has long ignored. In Spanish with English subtitles. Free. 312-2196. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Volleyball, Oswego vs. Cortland

Free. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Panel discussion: “Women in STEM”

SUNY Oswego faculty members talk about their experiences as women in the sciences. Panelists are Diana Boyer of the earth sciences department; Carolina Ilie of the physics department; and Webe Kadima of the chemistry department. Part of the Ernst and Young Lecture Series. Free. 312-3071. 6 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Zen Meditation Workshop

Sam Gordon of the Zen Center of Syracuse offer instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants enter into deep relaxation. Community members may park in lot #23 (east side of Lee Hall). Free. 312-4416. 6:30 p.m., Room 300, Lee Hall.

Friday, Oct. 19

Family and Friends Weekend

This weekend presents an opportunity for families and friends to share firsthand in their student’s Oswego experience. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 8. Register online at http://www.oswego.edu/student/services/campus_life/mainoffice/familyandfriends.html . Information by email from [email protected] or call 315-312-2301. Friday and Saturday, Campus Center.

Symposium on Learning and Teaching begins

The theme is “Writing for the New Millennium.” The focus is on how to design engaging and effective writing assignments that will enhance the communications skills of students. Free. 312-2875. 2 p.m., Campus Center.

Field Hockey, Oswego vs. Geneseo

Free. 312-2488. 4 p.m., South Athletic Field.

Reception: “Mariana Najmanovich: Records of Captivity”

Opening reception for the exhibition “Mariana Najmanovich: Records of Captivity.” The predicament of animals figures prominently in the drawings and paintings of this Chilean artist. Free. 312-2113. 5 to 7 p.m., Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall.

Theatre performance: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil. $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 8 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Field Hockey, Oswego vs. Brockport

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., South Athletic Field.

Women’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Cortland

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Toronto Midget Aeros (exhibition)

$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 3 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. USA U-18 National Team (exhibition)

$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Theatre performance: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil. $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 8 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Oct. 20 to Nov. 20

Two art exhibitions

“Mariana Najmanovich: Records of Captivity” and “”Cynthia Clabough: My Name Is Cynthia, My Mother’s Name Is Anna, My Family Is of Many, My Memory Is Evolving.” Free. 312-2113. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Women’s Soccer, Oswego vs. SUNY Cobleskill

Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

Theatre performance: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Adapted by Steven Dietz from the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes, aided by Doctor Watson, challenges the power of evil. $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 2:30 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Faculty concert: Oswego Jazz Project

Oswego Jazz Project is SUNY Oswego’s quartet-in-residence: Rob Auler, piano; Trevor Jorgensen, saxophone; Max McKee, bass; Eric Schmitz, drums. On the program are original pieces written for the group’s newest CD release. $8 ($6 for seniors, faculty and staff; $5 for SUNY Oswego students) at tickets.oswego.edu or 312-2141. 3 p.m., Ballroom, Sheldon Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

O’Donnell Media Summit: “A Star Is Born”

On-screen journalists discuss the future of news via moving pictures. They include Garrick Utley, former NBC weekend news anchor, also known for his work as moderator of “Meet the Press” and the Sunday version of NBC’s Today Show; Denis Mueller, an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose “Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train” was a top 12 candidate for an Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2004; and Kevin Torres, a 2006 Oswego graduate, Emmy Award winner and now backpack journalist at KUSA-TV in Denver. Free. 312-2498. 3 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Women’s Soccer, Oswego vs. Clarkson

Free. 312-2488. 3 p.m., Laker Soccer Field.

German film: “Die Falscher” (“The Counterfeiters”)

A 2007 drama written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. It fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by the Nazis during World War II to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged bank notes. The film centres on a Jewish counterfeiter who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. In German with English subtitles. Free. 312-2196. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Visiting artist: Brett Baker

Baker’s work explores painting as a place of interaction and reflection where human presence completes the work. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the nation. Baker edits the online magazine “The Painter’s Table.” Free. 312-2111. 7 p.m., Room 107, Lanigan Hall.

Volleyball, Oswego vs. SUNYIT

Free. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium in Laker Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Technology Education Fall Conference: Day 1

The SUNY Oswego department of technology will host its 73rd Technology Education Fall Conference. The two-day conference is open to all K-16 educators and professionals who want to explore this years theme of “Technology Education for All: K-16” and find out the latest developments in technology education and related fields. Approximately 500 attendees will enjoy 50 plus presentations, a technology innovation showcase and vendor displays. $45. 312-3011. 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sheldon and Wilber halls.

Zen Meditation Workshop

Sam Gordon of the Zen Center of Syracuse offer instruction in sitting and walking meditation with an awareness of breath and posture, helping participants enter into deep relaxation. Community members may park in lot #23 (east side of Lee Hall). Free. 312-4416. 6:30 p.m., Room 300, Lee Hall.

Friday, Oct. 26

Technology Education Fall Conference: Day 2

The SUNY Oswego department of technology will host its 73rd Technology Education Fall Conference. The two-day conference is open to all K-16 educators and professionals who want to explore this years theme of “Technology Education for All: K-16” and find out the latest developments in technology education and related fields. Approximately 500 attendees will enjoy 50 plus presentations, a technology innovation showcase and vendor displays. $45. 312-3011. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheldon and Wilber halls.

Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Cortland

$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Saturday Open House

For prospective students and their families. Register at www.oswego.edu/visit. Noon to 5 p.m., Campus Center, Main Concourse.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon

Honoring five SUNY Oswego athlete-alumni from across four decades. 12:30 p.m. (reception with cash bar) and lunch begins at 1:15 p.m. By invitation only. RSVP by Oct. 12. http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/hall_of_fame.html 312-2488. 12:30 p.m., Ballroom, Sheldon Hall.

Artist talk and reception: Cynthia Clabough

Clabough, chair of SUNY Oswego’s art department, talks about her latest works on becoming “of-age” and other painterly tales from an artist unraveling with purpose. On display will be mixed media works that incorporate photographs from family photo archives and continue the stories explored in previous exhibitions. Free. 312-4581. 2 p.m., Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall .

Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Elmira

$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Choreographed concert: “Sonatas and Interludes”

A performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth and honoring his music-and-dance collaborations, featuring his landmark piano work “Sonatas and Interludes,” performed by pianist Robert Auler alongside new choreography by Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, both SUNY Oswego faculty members. $8 ($6 for seniors, students, faculty and staff, $5 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 7:30 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Monday, Oct. 29

Talk by writer Beth Alvarado

Tucson fiction and nonfiction writer Beth Alvarado layers portraits, scenes, memories and dreams in her new work, “Anthropologies.” Free. 312-4581. 3 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

French film: “Avenue Montaigne”

A 2006 French film. Jessica has moved from her small Burgundian town of Macon to Paris to start a new life. While working in a café, she meets a number of people who are all dealing with various life crises or changes. In French with English subtitles. Free. 312-2196. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.