Tim Welch, a lecturer in Communication Arts, has just produced a new audio book now available on iTunes and Audible.com.  “The Reign of Terror”, is part of the Decisive Moments in History series by the Charles River Editors in Boston.  Welch now has eight audio books for sale and this offering on the French Revolution is his second work of history.  Click here for a Sample to listen.

William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, recently completed a consultancy with the New York City Department of Education, Social Studies Department, Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. His responsibilities were to vet the newly developed K-8 Social Studies Scope and Sequence document and to write an introduction on American Indians for the 4th grade Unit 2 NYCDOE Curriculum Units.

In June, Joseph Pignato of the Music Department presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Popular Music Education (APME), held on the campus of The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The APME Conference brings together popular music educators, music industry practitioners, and popular music students from across the United States to develop innovative ways to create, perform, and teach popular music and to advance popular music education at all levels.

Florian Reyda with Students

Last week, Florian Reyda, Biology, and six undergraduate students traveled to Omaha, Nebraska for the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists. Students Tara Aprill, Elsie Dedrick, Illari Delgado, Kathryn Forti, Nathan Heller and Craig Wert presented posters on the results of their own parasitological research projects on host-parasite systems of Otsego Lake, or of marine stingray tapeworms. Reyda gave an oral presentation on the results of a long term fish parasite survey of Otsego Lake that has involved collaboration from 46 SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students during the last seven years at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station. Each of the student research projects were supported in part by Student Research Grants from SUNY Oneonta. Student travel to these meetings was supported by the Caroline ’67 and David D’Antonio Student Travel for Excellence Fund, and by the Student Travel for Excellence Program (STEP).​

The SUNY Oneonta office of Equity and Inclusion is welcoming Dr. Zanna McKay, Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Reading, as the newly appointed Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Along with her teaching duties, Dr. McKay will work with OEI employees, the President’s Council on Diversity (PCOD), members of the Faculty and others in the campus community to help identify and address issues relevant to the faculty, curriculum, and the classroom.  We are so excited about this new position, the two year appointment and Dr. McKay’s acceptance of the opportunity.

We are also welcoming Mrs. Faith Tiemann, formerly of Hartwick College, as the newly hired Manager for the Center for Multicultural Experiences.  Mrs. Tiemann will manage the center, supervise the student managers, and support the programming committees for Latino Heritage Month, the MLK Jr. Celebration, Black History Month and other special programs.  She brings with her over 10 years’ experience in higher education environments, knowledge of community resources and passion for our efforts.  We are also excited about the contributions that this new community member will make to our work.

Dr. McKay and Mrs. Tiemann will join Ms. Mary Bonderoff, Director of Student Diversity and Advocacy, Dr. Elliot Ruggles, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Mr. Andrew Stammel, J.D., Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, and over 40 student employees hired for next year as conference coordinators, interns, peer educators, peer mentors, volunteers and other roles.  Thank you for your continued support of the office of Equity and Inclusion; looking forward to a productive year.

Terrence Mitchell, Chief Diversity Officer

Do you have any state-owned electronic equipment that needs to be recycled? If so, check out the State-Owned Electronic Waste Recycling Protocols.

Please click on one of the following link to access the information: http://www.oneonta.edu/sustainability/documents/State%20Owned%20Equipment%20Recycling%20Summary.pdf

In this month’s Frontline Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Reducing Stress: Structure to the Rescue; Cure Kids’ Boredom Blues Cooperative Extension and 4-H; Science To-Do Lists; Become a More Diligent Worker; Making Better Use of Your Lunch Hour; Diversity: Welcoming Employees to Your Workplace; Steps to Stop Being an Enabler and Remember Your Family Vacations.

To view the newsletter:  Frontline July 2015

The following sessions will be held by Katherine Nelligan to review the SUNY Online Ordering website for Office Supplies, the new procedure and to answer any questions or address concerns. If you are unable to attend one of the sessions below please call Katherine at extension 3354 to set up a meeting.

  • July 9th, 10:30 a.m. in Fitzelle Hall, 282 Conference Room
  • July 21st, 1:30 p.m. in Fitzelle Hall, 282 Conference Room
  • August 6th, 1:30 p.m. in Netzer Administration Building, 310 Conference Room

Effective July 3, 2015, the Mailroom will be delivering mail, packages and supplies to The Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) and Biological Field Station (BFS) on Tuesday and Friday mornings.  Departments will no longer need to pay for postage to mail items to CGP and BFS, we recommend using intra campus envelopes for their mail.  Please contact the Mailroom at ext. 3350 for any questions and concerns.

In an effort to clean-up out dated data in the Facilities Operation work order system (TMA) we will be closing out all work orders that are older than 6 months from date of submission . If you should receive an e-mail notification regarding a work order that has been closed though work may have not been completed please call the MOC office at ext. #3053 and we will assist in reviewing the requested work and re-open the work request if required.   Thank you.