The Oneonta State Men’s Soccer Team is hosting an indoor/outdoor soccer camp from Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2 during the school holidays. The Camp will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus, and will run from 9AM – 1PM at a cost of $80/camper (or $20/Day). Registration on Monday morning will be in the atrium in the Alumni Field House, and thereafter all pick-ups and drop-offs will be at the same location. The Chase pool will be available to those campers interested in swimming. Campers will be able to purchase a pizza lunch at $4/day. Designed for boys and girls in Grades 2-11, the camp will serve as a fundraiser for the men’s soccer team!

For your convenience you can access the brochure/application by clicking on the following link: 2015 Spring Soccer Camp Brochure-Reg

For more information, please contact head coach Iain Byrne at 607.436.2102 or iain.byrne@oneonta.edu

In this month’s NYS EAP Frontline NewsletterBe An Active Listener; Nutrition Awareness; Dangers of Marijuana; The Mindfulness Movement; Improving Your Creativity; Stress in America; Vitamin D Health Awareness and When a Nap Comes Knocking.

Fanli Jia’s (Department of Psychology) research article has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Emerging Adulthood. The paper is entitled “Generative Concern and Environmentalism: A Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study of Emerging and Young Adults”. Based on mixed-methods analyses, this article revealed three themes that highlight the developmental process that ties generative concerns to environmentalism: (1) Wanting to feel more empowered to help the environment, (2) the role of having children as a focus for crystallizing environmentalism, and (3) the passing on of specific family traditions from earlier generations. Environmentalism thus may be one important domain of expression for generative care in youth.

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, will lecture tonigth, Thursday, February 26 on the Negro Motorist Green Book. The book served as a guide for African American families traveling during Jim Crow, providing a comprehensive list of safe places to rest, eat, and more. The program will begin promptly at 7pm in the Cooperstown Graduate Program building, located at 5838 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

The lecture is the fifth in the Created Equal series, hosted by the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta, and is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Foundation. Students, Faculty, and community members are invited. The event is free to the public.

Please call 607-547-2586 for more information.

The Employee Recognition Program annually honors employees who have demonstrated excellence. This year, the program guidelines and procedures have changed: there is only one “Making a Difference” ceremony, and the ceremony will include a luncheon to which awardees and their nominators will be invited.

Members of the campus community are invited to put forward a nomination for a co-worker. Nominations may be made in one of two categories, Single Effort Excellence and Sustained Excellence.

Single Effort Excellence: This award is given to those who acted above and beyond the call of duty on a single, specific occasion.

Sustained Excellence: This award is given to those who have consistently demonstrated excellence at his/her job for a minimum of five years.

To access the nomination form, click here.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call Angie Eichler at 436-3591 and she will send you a form to fill out by hand.

To be considered, nominations must be received no later than Friday, March 6.

Reminder: The deadline for applications to the faculty and professional staff research and creative activity grant programs is Wednesday, March 18, 2015. For 2015/16, $50,000 is available to fund grants of up to $3,000 to support research or new creative work by faculty and professional staff. Grant guidelines and application forms are available on the Grants Development Office webpage at http://www.oneonta.edu/advancement/grants/small.asp. For questions or more information, contact christine.barberio@oneonta.edu x2434, or kathy.meeker@oneonta.edu x2632.

[UUP] February 24, 2015 8:48 am

Attention All UUP Members: Our Oneonta Chapter Aflac Agent, Shawn DeCelle is planning on visiting our UUP Office on campus on March 25th.  This visit will be based on any appointments that chapter members have scheduled with him.

Aflac offers members discounted, payroll deducted rates.  Take a look at brief descriptions of policies offered here:  UUP Oneonta AFLAC visit

Please take the time to schedule your appointment today with Shawn at 518-229-0339.  If you have any questions ahead of time, please contact Shawn too.  He will be happy to answer them!    Remember, this visit on March 25th hinges on schedule appointments.

William J. Weinell, Lecturer in Management, Marketing, Information Systems within the School of Economics and Business is coordinating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program again this year. The VITA program assists taxpayers with household incomes below $53,000 by preparing their Federal and State income tax returns for free. Approximately forty students have gone through the training program and have been certified by the Internal Revenue Service to prepare tax returns.  Returns are prepared in the parish house at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Church and Chestnut Streets and at the Huntington Memorial Library next door. Returns can be prepared and submitted electronically at no charge.

The VITA program is a joint effort of the CA$H Coalition, a united effort of charitable, non-profit organizations in Oneonta, and the students of SUNY Oneonta under the direction of Mr. Weinell. The program began last year and enjoyed great success. The students involved, many of whom are Professional Accounting majors, gain “hands-on” experience that will prove invaluable in their future careers. All students who become certified are eligible for LEAD credit and those who serve at the sites can earn service credit.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service, please contact Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties at (607) 432-0061 to schedule an appointment. Our hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-9:00 PM at the parish house, 5:00-8:00 PM at the Huntington Library, and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM -12:00 noon at both sites.

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to attend a Gender Out of Bounds Seminar presented by Dr. Sallie Han, Anthropology Department, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 3-4pm in 318 Milne Library.  Presentation title: Say ‘Thank You’: A Micro-ethnography of Language Socialization and Gender.  For more information please click on the following link:  GenderOutOfBoundsSallieHan.

Andrew Gallup of the Psychology Department co-authored a research paper with colleagues at Nova Southeastern University that has just been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. The paper is entitled “Temperature-dependent variation in self-reported contagious yawning” and will be available in an upcoming issue.