Leaders in business and human service—as well as the students who are preparing for those kinds of leadership positions—were the target audience for a recent conference on Creating Sustained Competitiveness in a Changing Environment, held in February and sponsored by the School of Social Work's Yenawine Institute. The institute's primary mission is to strengthen the relationship between the corporate community and social service providers by focusing attention on ways to work together to find practical solutions for pressing social issues.
      "Sustained competitiveness" refers to the process by which an organization sharpens its ongoing efficiency. This is achieved through increased responsiveness to clients and customers, investments in the development and well-being of employees, and strengthening of the larger community. The conference examined the changing environment of today's business organizations and how those changes affect sustained competitiveness.
      Workshops and panel presentations were offered by representatives from Time Warner Cable, Mutual of New York, Arise, Success by Six, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, and Corning Incorporated. The conference was co-sponsored by the Central New York Society for Human Resource Managers, Leadership Greater Syracuse, the Central New York Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the continuing education programs of the School of Education and the School of Social Work.
                  —WENDY S. LOUGHLIN

University Union Television (UUTV) and students who work at the station received five award nominations from the National Association of College Broadcasters (NACB) in 1997. It was the first time in six years that UUTV was so honored. The students received awards in three of the five categories.
      UUTV producer and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications student Will Swope '98 was named Broadcaster of the Year by the NACB. Title IX: Equity at Whose Cost, which Swope co-produced with fellow Newhouse student Debra Klein '98, won second place in the Best Television Documentary category. Steven Bavacqua '98, also a Newhouse student and UUTV producer, won third place in the Best Television Promotion category.The station was among the top five in the other categories for which it was nominated-Best Talk/Magazine Program (for On the Bench, a show about SU and NCAA sports), and Best Comedy (for an episode of Syracuse Live).
      UUTV is the nation's oldest and largest student-owned and -operated TV station, with programs that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on campus and through the local Adelphia Cable network.
                        —ZOLTAN BEDY
Greek_Life Ridley the Rainbow Trout, the preeminent resident of the Warren County Fish Hatchery in Warrensburg, New York, is the brainchild of three enterprising Syracuse University students who cast the venerable fish in the starring role of a 10-minute video they created for the hatchery. The video was designed by Kim Borsuk '98, a design major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Ratha Bhandari '98, a television, radio, and film major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; and David Bills Fish'98, a policy studies major in The College of Arts and Sciences.
      In the video, which the students created as part of SU's Soling Program within The College of Arts and Sciences, Ridley guides viewers through the life cycle of hatchery fish from egg fertilization to release into lakes and streams of the Adirondacks. The Soling Program involves undergraduates in team-oriented, creative problem solving. They help businesses and community and campus organizations with various projects.
                              —JUDY HOLMES
Air_Freight_Update An estimated $100 million in international air freight generated by upstate New York businesses could flow through the former Griffiss Air Base in Rome, New York, eventually metamorphosing the facility into an international freight hub, according to research by students and faculty in the School of Management's logistics program.
      Approximately 140 undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Management surveyed 900 firms in upstate New York that potentially use air freight. In addition, they audited 12 air-freight facilities. Next they devised a financial plan for developing a freight hub at Griffiss based on the experiences of similar facilities, including a computer analysis of financial data.
      Based on the findings, Oneida County Economic Development Growth Enterprises is now actively marketing the Griffiss facility as a freight hub.
                              —JUDY HOLMES

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