Hope you are having an enjoyable and productive summer. As many of you are aware, we have yet to elect a Presiding Officer of the Faculty and Chair of the College Senate and an Alternate Presiding Officer of the Faculty and College Senate for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. We are sending out this self-nomination ballot for any of you who wish to nominate yourselves for these very important positions. The Presiding Officer position comes with a one course per semester release (or stipend) and clerical support.  The nomination ballot will be active until August 14, then we will send out an election ballot the week of August 17. Thanks to everyone for your support of Faculty Governance.



The Fall 2015 semester will be offering Yoga Classes in both Vinyasa and Hatha yoga.  To register online please go to:  Oneonta.edu/academics/conted/yoga.asp You can aso phone 607-436-2548 or email CONTED@oneonta.edu.

Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education.  To view the poster:  YOGA poster fall 2015

The last Supply Information Session has been pushed back a week but will be the same time and place, August 13th, 1:30 p.m. in Netzer Administration Building, 310 Conference Room.  It will be held by Katherine Nelligan to review the SUNY Online Ordering website, the new procedure and to answer any questions or address concerns. If you are unable to attendm this last session please call Katherine at extension 3354 to set up a meeting.

Starting Monday August 3rd, West Dorm Drive will be closed between the Heating Plant and the intersection with South Dorm Drive in front of Bacon Hall.  This section is scheduled to reopen on Friday August 7th.

On Wednesday August 5th and Thursday August 6th, paving operations will be happening on West Dorm Drive in front of Morris and Bacon plus South Dorm Drive from the Morris Service Drive to the intersection with West Dorm Drive in front of Bacon.  These area will be closed to traffic as well.

If there are any changes to the schedule they will be communicated as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience as we wrap up this project.  Please contact the Office of Facilities and Safety at 3224 if you have any questions.


Please join us for a cake and punch reception in honor of Maureen Vandeusen’s retirement on Wednesday, August 12th between 2PM and 4PM in 310 Netzer Administration.

Registration for the Fall 2015 Involvement Expo is currently open. It will take place from 6:30-8 PM on Wednesday 9/9 in the Hunt College Union. Last fall we had over 2300 people come to Expo to explore ways to get involved on and off campus. Campus offices and community organizations that wish to reach out to students are welcome to attend. Please go to this link: https://oneonta.collegiatelink.net/form/start/60463 to register. Please make sure to click all the way through to submit your registration form. Table placement will be sent out in the afternoon on 9/8. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Eichler at x3591.

Andrew Gallup of the Psychology Department just published a Discovery Article in the peer-reviewed journal Temperature. The paper highlights his latest findings relating to how non-social variables alter the expression of yawn contagion.

Gallup, A. C. (2015). Ambient temperature modulates yawning. Temperature, DOI: 10.1080/23328940.2015.1066925.

We are looking for women bowlers for the Thursday night league at Holiday Lanes in Oneonta.  Please contact Jean Yaro at x3176 or Kelly Spettel at x3488 if interested.

Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, participated in the session “Things in Motion: Activating the Material Culture of the Early Republic” at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in Raleigh, North Carolina, July 18.  The session was chaired by J. Ritchie Garrison, an alumnus of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and Falk provided a comment on the three papers, which analyzed topics ranging from John Brown’s pikes to servant spaces in Boston houses to the wearing of cockades in revolutionary France and the Americas.

Penina Kamina, Associate Professor in the Department of Elementary Education and Reading co-presented a paper titled The Prevailing State of Teaching Practice in Teacher Preparation, the 4th International Conference on Education, July 13-16, 2015, at Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya. She also facilitated a working group of the doctoral two-day pre-conference session http://cuseinkenya.syr.edu/?p=1847