A Night At The Ellington

Hello Everyone,

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated Sigma Omicron Chapter and the Student Association Programming Board present “A Night at the Ellington”. This year is the first ever Masquerade Edition! For those of you who do not know what the Ellington it is a sophisticated dinner infused, with neo-soul poetry, elegant dance performances, and rhythm and blues engulfing your ears.

Every year colors are chosen that attendees are recommended to wear to create a calm and sophisticated atmosphere. This year Maroon, Cream, and Black are the colors to set the mood.

This year we will honor human rights activist, revolutionist and pioneer of Afro-beat Fela Kuti.

The Ellington will be held on Friday, December 3rd 2010 in the Hewitt Union Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and performances will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Dinner and drinks will be served at this event.

If You Do Not Have a Ticket There Will be Special Entry at 8:30. You can enter for free at that time. Although you will not receive a masquerade mask without a ticket.

The required attire for the night is elegant casual/casual chic. To set the tone for the evening, we ask, that you dress accordingly with the theme.

Come enjoy the performances we have lined up for you all!


Community Comfort

SUNY Oswego Black Students Union and the Sigma Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha present Community Comfort an afternoon of Scholarship, Soul Food and Bonding.
The Goal of this Program is to aid students with the transition into college life and more specifically life here at SUNY Oswego. We are providing you guys successful strategies, tips, hints to get you started off on the right foot. Have you even been sitting in your room and had one of these questions pop into your head?

How do I calculate my GPA?

How do I pick what classes I need to take for next semester? Who should I take them with? How many should I take?

What should I do if I am not getting along with my teachers?
Where Can I get additional help with my class work?
What happens if I get an E or a D? Can I repeat that course? Will my financial aid be affected?

Having trouble adjusting to SUNY Oswego this semester?

All these questions and more can be answered by attending Community Comfort this Saturday at 3pm in the Campus Center Room 201. The Black Student Union and Alpha Phi Alpha will be having Soul Food and speaking about academic policies and student involvement. There are many different ways you can learn how to survive in college but what better way than to learn from your peers. Upper Classmen have a wealth of knowledge and experience that you can use for your benefit. We are encouraging all upper classmen to come out as well and assist in cultivating the youth of SUNY Oswego!

Please come eat and enjoy : )


Hello Everyone,

It has been a wonderful start to my senior year and I am very excited about everything thus far. Classes are going great, there are many extra-curricular activities to get involved in, and there is also a new addition to residential life which we call the Village. The classes which interest me the most this semester are Compensation Management and Employment Law. The information I have learned in these classes are very beneficial in and outside of the classroom. I am also looking into possible law schools and trying to decide what area of law I would be most interested in pursuing. Employment Law has been on my mind of late and only time will tell if that is the path I want to take.

As far as extra-curricular activities go there are many meetings and programs conducted throughout the week by ALANA organizations. In just the short time we have been back to school there has been several successful programs on topics ranging from The History Of Labor Day, The History of The Young Lord’s, and social events such as the Triple A Block Party, and the ALANA soccer tournament. The brothers of the Sigma Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and I also have some very informative and educational programs which we plan on having in the near future.

I am very excited to share my thoughts with you all, my reflections, information about campus events, and pretty much anything that crosses my mind. Hopefully this experience will be as great for you as it is for me. Feel free to say hello If you see me walking by in the campus center, in the residence hall, or If you happen to see me lifting my usual 950 pounds in the gym (yea right). Once again welcome to my domain, thank you for your time, and feel free to leave any comments.