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College Success News: June 14, 2013

Several area residents have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego. Showing academic achievement, with their class year and major in parentheses, are: Kathryn Weiner of Tad Lane in Old Bethpage (junior, meteorology), Christopher Craddock of Phipps Lane in Plainview (sophomore, economics), Denise Davis of Manor Street in Plainview (senior, sociology), Catherine Koenig of Elmwood Court in Plainview (senior, human resource management), Peter Rukis of South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview (junior, economics) and Jessica Sandler of Beaumont Drive in Plainview (senior, childhood education).

The President’s and Deans’ lists represent the academic top 32.0 percent of the Oswego student body. To be included on the Deans’ List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79.

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Muhlenberg College has announced its Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester.  Students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average (4.0-scale) to attain Dean’s List status.

Leah Boecker, a member of the class of 2015, is a Psychology major, from Old Bethpage. She is the child of Mr. & Mrs. William A Boecker and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Holden Walter-Warner, a member of the class of 2016, is an Undeclared major, from Old Bethpage. He is the child of Dr. Abra J Walter and Dr. Matthew L Warner and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Sari Weinerman, a member of the class of 2013, is a Theatre and Dance major, from Old Bethpage. She is the child of Mr. & Mrs. Neal M Weinerman and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Daniel Miller, a member of the class of 2013, is a Mathematics and Chemistry major, from Old Bethpage. He is the child of Mr. Robert T. Miller and a graduate of Chaminade High School.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Allentown, PA. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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Matthew Borkowsky, a business economics major from Plainview was one of 13 SUNY Oneonta students inducted into the SUNY Oneonta chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma during a ceremony on April 26.

Students ranking in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate programs and the top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for this invitation.

Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who have earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, which has collegiate chapters on six continents. The 13 SUNY Oneonta students who earned invitations during the 2012-2013 academic year join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

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It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


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Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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