The weather forecast for this weekend shows temperatures in the single digits and below zero. It is critical during these periods of extreme cold weather that all windows, especially those in common areas like restrooms, hallways, private / unoccupied offices, etc. be closed and locked. If we all make the extra effort to inspect these areas we will greatly reduce the likelihood of frozen and broken water lines.

Please report any concerns to the MOC at x2507 during normal working hours or to UPD @x3550 after hours.

Call for Applications: This program, funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, provides funding for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship.

Guidelines and application materials for the Spring 2016 round of the Student Grant Program are available on the Research Committee website. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 16 at 5:00 pm.

Program highlights:

  • Separate guidelines and application forms are used for Research projects and Creative Activity projects.
  • Student awardees are eligible to receive fellowships of up to $300 per project (not per student, if multiple), so students should be encouraged to apply even if they don’t need funding for materials, supplies or other expenses.
  • Faculty mentors will receive a $300 fellowship or travel award for each project sponsored (two maximum per grant cycle); for projects with multiple mentors, the $300 award will be split.

Drop-in/Q&A Session for students (and interested faculty) with Research Committee members will be held on Tuesday, February 23, from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in Hunt Union, International Lounge. Refreshments will be available.

Contact a member of the Committee on Research (available on the website) if you have questions.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the First Annual Red Dragon International Film Festival.  This year’s theme is “Convivencia/Coexistence,” and features films from France, Germany, Italy, Israel, and Mexico that explore what it means to share the planet with other people, languages, and cultures.   The first film is La Haine (Hate), a gripping story about three friends grappling with racism, police brutality, and poverty in a housing project outside of Paris (Tuesday, February 16, Red Dragon Theater).  Please click here:  Film Festival Schedule FLL 2016 Final for information regarding the other films to be shown this semester.  LEAD credit is available.  Please contact Dr. David Fieni ( for further details.

The Theatre Department is presenting live performances of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew February 25-27 at 8:00 PM, February 28 at 2:00 PM and March 1-3 at 8:00 PM.  Featuring the work of students, faculty, and staff, the production features and all female cast of twelve students.  Directed and adapted by John McCaslin-Doyle with costumes designed by Bethany Marx.  The production is free with Student ID, $5.00 for General Admission.  Tickets can be purchased at the Hunt Union Front Desk.

SUNY Oneonta is committed to providing equal opportunity in hiring and in employment to all individuals including qualified individuals with disabilities. In as much, we are inviting employees to self-identify, if you consider yourself to have had a disability in the past or have one now, by completing a survey, accessible here. Because we do business with the federal government, we are required to use this specific survey instrument. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Responses will be maintained securely and confidentially. Completed forms should be placed in a sealed envelope and returned to the Office of Human Resources, 208 Netzer Administration Building. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in requesting a reasonable accommodation at any time, please contact Gail Feuer, Benefits Administrator at x2509. Thank you.

[Events] February 10, 2016 1:09 pm

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to attend a Gender Out of Bounds Faculty Seminar presented, by Susan Goodier, Lecturer, History Department, SUNY Oneonta on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The event will take place at 4:30 P.M. in Milne Library room 318. Topic:  A Fundamental Component: Suffrage for African American Women. For more information, please click on the following link:  Goodier flyer

The CSEA Local 635 Women’s Committee is hosting a Spring Into Health Event, Friday, March 18, 2016.  The event starts at noon with lunch, a Motivational Speaker from 12:30-1:30, and booths will be available until 3:30 p.m.

We are looking for any vendor or business that is related to the Health Industry.  A few ideas of what we’re looking for:  Acupuncturist, Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, Reiki, Dietician, Essential Oils, Gyms, etc.

If you’re a CSEA member and are interested you will need to use personal time for this event.  For more information please contact, NO later than Friday, February 19th.

[General Announcements] February 10, 2016 9:28 am

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) WellNYS tip for Wednesday, February 10, 2016:  Are you a meeting organizer in your workplace? Consider introducing standing and moving at the meeting. During the welcome or housekeeping announcements, explain that standing and moving discreetly are encouraged.

Each month these EAP WellNYS tips are created to reflect the WellNYS Everyday Monthly Challenge. To register and track the current healthy behavior click on

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You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, February 17, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris.  April Harper, Associate Professor of History, will present a talk titled, Changing Legal Approaches to Sex Crimes in 13th Century England: The Evidence of Domestic Violence Cases.”

Abstract: This presentation will focus on the dramatic changes that took place in the definition and prosecution of sex crimes in thirteenth-century England. The use of Roman Law in England after 1066 imposed Roman legal vocabulary and custom, including the use of the term raptus to describe any extramarital sex, including rape, abduction, adultery, and/or fornication.  Women’s legal status as property meant that the idea of consent was not relevant; it was the seizure of another man’s (father or husband) property that was key to the legal case. However, secular law at this time functioned along side, and occasionally in opposition to, ecclesiastical law that defined marriage as a sacrament and so within the Church’s legal jurisdiction.  This conflict resulted in a slow redefining of sex crimes and a gradual change in women’s status from property to individual, which has been hailed as a positive and transformative change. However, that change accompanied an unprecedented rise in cases of domestic and community violence. This presentation will examine the reasons behind this rise and its connection to the partial revocation of women’s legal status in 1285.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to February 15.   Vegetarian meals are available.

The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a one day event designed for individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to interact with student, administrators, and faculty presenters and exchange information to enhance multicultural comprehension, self-awareness, and leadership skills. Participants will hopefully apply the acquired skills, tools, and insight to advance their personal development and be effective leaders both on campus and in the surrounding communities.  All are welcome to attend!

For the fifth year, The Office of Student Diversity and Advocacy, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Center for Multicultural Experiences at SUNY Oneonta are happy to host the Student Diversity Leadership Conference at SUNY Oneonta!

  • Date: Saturday, February 27st, 2015
  • Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Location: SUNY Oneonta, Hunt College Union

The theme for the conference this year will be State of the World. Janet Jackson song titled “State of the World” created in 1989 inspired this year’s theme. Throughout the song, Janet Jackson presents many issues occurring around our world today. Many of these issues revolve around crime, suicide, child hunger, etc. With this theme our goal is to bring global awareness to many of these issues through the conference.

Registration must be completed online.   There is a $15.00 registration fee to cover the conference materials and meals (Breakfast, lunch and snack).  If payment for the conference presents a hardship for you, or if you have questions, please contact Mary Bonderoff at 607.436.2665 or email before registering.

Please follow the following link to registrar for this event: