Professor Gustavo Arango (Foreign Languages and Literatures) published a chapter in the book Viajeros, diplomáticos y exiliados: Escritores hispoanoamericanos en España 1914-1939 (Travelers, Diplomats, and Exiles: Spanish American Writers in Spain 1914-1939).

The book was published by Peter Lang Publishing Group,  Switzerland. Professor Arango¹s chapter delves on the life and works of the Colombian writer José María Vargas Vila (1860-1933).

The Catskill Area School Study Council announces the registration period is open for the Winter/Spring session of the SAT Prep course.

The SAT Prep class is a six-week class for high school juniors (as well as interested sophomores as space permits).  It takes place on the SUNY Oneonta campus on six consecutive Saturday mornings beginning January 17, 2015 and includes a text and CD-ROM.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  Students must register through their school district’s guidance office, and districts must be members of the Catskill Area School Study Council in order for their students to participate.

For more information, contact the Study Council office at:  (607) 436-2533.

The Faculty/Professional Staff Research Grant Program funds awards of up to $3,000 per project to support research conducted by faculty or professional staff in any subject area. The Faulty/Professional Staff Creative Activity Grant Program funds awards of up to $3,000 per project for expenses related to new or originally reinterpreted creative work conducted by faculty or professional staff in areas including, but not limited to, creative writing, music, performing arts and the visual arts.

The application deadline for FY 2015-16 funding (commencing July 1, 2015) under the two grant programs is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, 18 March 2015. Application guidelines and materials for each of these programs are available at

Please feel welcome to contact Chris Barberio (christine.barberio@oneonta.edux2434) or Kathy Meeker(kathy.meeker@oneonta.edux2632) of the Grants Development Office if you have questions about the Research and/or Creative Activity Grant Programs.

The Information Technology Help Desk will be CLOSED Wednesday, December 24 through Sunday, January 5

During Break (open Monday-Friday only):

  • Tuesday, Dec. 16 :   Close at 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17-Friday, Dec. 19:   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Dec. 23:   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Sunday , Jan. 4: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 5-Friday, Jan. 16:   8:00 am- 4:30 pm

From Dec 24 – Jan 4, if you are experiencing a system wide technology emergency please contact University Police at 607–436-3550. To report all other computer problems you may open a support ticket using our website at We will respond to your support request when we re-open on January 5 , 2015.

Spring Opening:

  • Sunday, Jan 18:   Noon – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, Jan 19 & Tuesday, Jan 20:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Regular Semester Hours resume on Wednesday, January 21:

  • Monday – Friday :  8 am  –  9 pm
  • Saturday:  Noon  –  6 pm
  • Sunday:  Noon  –  9 pm

The Mail, Receiving and Supply Department will be closing at 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and closed the day after each holiday.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 436-3350.  Thank you!

An Appreciative Inquiry Evaluation Experience for Administrators, Staff and Non-teaching Faculty involved with Organizing Programs, Activities and Services forDiverse SUNY Oneonta Campus Constituents. is scheduled for Friday January 16th, 2015; 1:30pm – 3:30pm in the Waterfront, Hunt Union..

Appreciative InquiryIn its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential.  Retrieved from on December 12, 2014.

Facilitated by:  Elizabeth Eckley, Community Mobilizer, Communities That Care Prevention Coalition of Centre County Doctoral Candidate, Administration and Leadership Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Terrence Mitchell, Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY Oneonta.

For more information and to register contact Terrence Mitchell or Barbara Felter at 607-436-2830.

The SUNY Oneonta Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 7 pm in the Otsego Grill and LeCafe.  Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Beloved Community.

There will be poetry, songs and speeches remembering MLK and an open Mic and discussion.  Refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

Program Highlights:

Opening Remarks:  Dr. Leigh-Ann Francis, Africana and Latino Studies/History

Confirmed Entertainment:  West African Drum Ensemble, led by Dr. Julie Licata

More details to come.  Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at 607-436-2830 if you have questions or for more information.

Starting Wednesday, December 17th we will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00-5:00 except as noted below:

Closed:   Wednesday Dec 24, Thursday,  Dec 25 and Thursday,  Jan 1.

Open:  Sunday, January  18 from 12:00-5:00

Please note: if the Hunt Union is closed (Dec 24th –Jan 1st) call X3329 and we can let you in.

Hunt Union Winter Break Hours Dec  17- Jan 18:

  • Dec. 17:   7:30am-530pm
  • Dec. 18  & 19:  7:30am-4:30pm
  • Dec. 20  & 21:  Closed
  • Dec. 22  & 23:  7:30am-4:30pm
  • Dec. 24 -Jan.1:  Closed
  • Jan. 2:   730am-4:30pm
  • Jan. 3  & 4:  Closed
  • Jan. 5 – 9:  7:30am-4:30pm
  • Jan. 10:  12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Jan. 11:  Closed
  • Jan. 12 – 16:  7:30am-4:30pm-
  • Jan. 17:  Closed
  • Jan. 18:  7:30am-11:00pm-
  • Jan. 19:  Resume regular hours

The Giving/Angel Tree program would like to thank all the faculty, staff, and students who participated in this year’s program. This year we were able to assist over 100 needy families in the communities surrounding the College. The staff members at the agencies who identified the families who needed a little assistance during the holidays were especially appreciative of the generosity of our community.

We would like to especially thank the following people who gave of their time to help load vehicles, deliver some items, and talk to both the donors and the agencies:   Staff Members: Matt Shaler- Residence Life,  and students: James Craig, Caitlin Dempsey, Tyler Itzkowitz, and Sam Zinke.   A very special thank you to OAS and Dr. Perry for providing the funding for the receptions for the event.

We will be back in November 2015.  To view some pictures of the gift return, please go to the following links: Holidaygiftreturn1Holidaygiftreturn2