Dr. Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Secondary Education, is the recipient of the 2014 New York State English Council Fellow Award. This award is given once a year to an individual that displays “dedication to students, innovative ideas and an educational vision for the teaching profession and the Council.” The award was presented at the annual conference in Albany on October 24th.

James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was a co-author on two recent conference presentations and abstracts. “A New Date for the ‘Kalkberg’ K-Bentonite, and the Calibration of the Silurian–Devonian Boundary” was presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the International Geological Correlation Project # 591 in Tartu, Estonia in June 2014. The authors of this paper were McAdams, N.E.B., Schmitz, M.D., Kleffner, M.A., Ebert, J.R., and Cramer, B.D. These same authors collaborated on a presentation at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 2014 in Vancouver, BC, which was entitled “Recalibrating the Silurian–Devonian Boundary: A New, High-Precision CA-ID-TIMS Date for the ‘Kalkberg’ K-Bentonite.” Both presentations are part of Dr. Ebert’s ongoing research to better calibrate the Early Devonian portion of the Geologic Time Scale.

The 15th Annual Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann (CGHK) Lecture on Environmental Education and Communication will take place in conjunction with the Life of the Mind (LOTM) celebration on Thursday November 6, 2014. LOTM exhibits will be on view in Craven Lounge from 1 to 5 PM. The CGHK Lecture will start at 7 PM in Hunt Union Ballroom. Come early to visit with representatives from campus-based and local/regional environmentally-focused organizations. A dessert reception will follow the talk. All events are free and open to the public thanks to gifts from Virginia ’44 and William Kaufmann to the College at Oneonta Foundation.

JOHN CRONIN, long-time environmental advocate and “Hudson Riverkeeper” will present a talk entitled The Earth We Imagine. John’s many honors include Time Magazine Hero for the Planet, Thomas Berry Environmental Award, William A. Ricker Award from the American Fisheries Society, Governor’s Parks and Preservation Award, and a Jefferson Gold Award, founded as the “Nobel Prize for Public Service” by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Most recently he was named one of eight “Leaders of 2013″ by Westchester Magazine. Cronin has been the subject of three books, and of numerous profiles, interviews and documentaries. TheWall Street Journal praised John as “a unique presence on America’s major waterways,” and the Knight-Ridder Newspapers called him a “hero in one of the great success stories of the modern environmental movement.”

For more information on the CGHK Lecture, including a more detailed bio of John Cronin, visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/envsci/lecture.asp or contact Dr. James Mills James.Mills@oneonta.edu. For information on the LOTM, visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/lotm/ or contact Kathy.Meeker@oneonta.edu

The second annual Dress for Internship Success Fashion Show will be held November 5 at 7p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom.   We will be drawing TJ Maxx gift cards for two members of the audience!  Tickets can be purchased at the Hunt Union ticket office: Advance tickets $4, or $2 with non-perishable food item; Tickets at the door $5, or $3 with non-perishable food item.  Purchase your tickets in advance to take advantage of the discounted pricing!  This event will be informative, humorous (What NOT to Wear) and FUN!

Proceeds and food items to benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank. This event is sponsored by the Career Development Center, and Southside Mall in collaboration with the Student Fashion Society.  The Student Fashion Society students have worked very hard on this event and it would be great to see the Ballroom completely full to show our support!   Please help share this event information with internship seeking students in your area and any community members you feel might benefit from this information.  Thank you!

To view the flyer:  Student Fashion Show Poster

[Events] October 29, 2014 1:02 pm
The Ancient Studies Group (ASG) at SUNY Oneonta cordially invites you to a talk:  Sanskrit Literature Within a System of World Literature with Dr. Deven Patel, Department of South Asia StudiesUniversity of Pennsylvania.  The event is scheduled for  Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM in 205 Fitzelle Hall.  Please click on the following: Patel Talk, for more information, including an abstract. Feel free to share it!
Please direct questions to one of the organizers:  Toke Knudsen (toke.knudsen@oneonta.edu); Mark Ferrar (mark.ferrara@oneonta.edu) or Akira Yatsuhashi (akira.yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu)
[Events] October 29, 2014 9:46 am

Coffee and Conversation

Today, October 29 from 3:00—4:00

in MILNE 318 (this week only!)

Join us in Milne 318 as we collaborate with Women’s and Gender Studies for their Gender Out of Bounds series featuring Jorge Estrada presenting “From La Llorona to Gay Vampires:  Gender and the Supernatural in Mexican Literature and Folklore”.

Dr. Matthew Hendley from the History Department will give a lecture titled Kinder and Gentler Imperialists?  British Women and Organized Patriotic Movements in World War One on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Alden Room, 3rd floor, Milne Library. The Alden Scholar Series celebrates SUNY Oneonta faculty members who have published scholarly books or produced book-length projects within the last five years. Reception and book signing to follow. Copies of  Dr. Hendley’s book Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War will be available for sale, courtesy of Damascene Book Cellar. Presented by the Alden Scholar Series Organizing Committee, in association with Milne Library.

To view the flyer:  Hendley–Kinder & Gentler Imperialists Poster 11-11-14

The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) conference addresses topics and issues on place identity in small places. It is open and free to all members at SUNY Oneonta and the Oneonta community. Please invite your colleagues, students, friends and neighbors to the talks. Anyone who would like to join our lunches and Brooks’  dinner will pay for the meals accordingly.

For more information:  Small Place Identity Program Abstracts and Small Place Identity Schedule

The event will take place in La Café, Morris Conference Center on November 3, Monday, 10:30am– 4:00pm and November 4, Tuesday, 9:00am – 4:30pm. The contact person is Ho Hon Leung, Sociology, hohon.leung@oneonta.edu or x2239.

Please visit the CSSR website for more details at  http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/ssr/conference/default.asp.

Attorney Marty Finn will present “The New Estate Plan:  Modern Solutions for Modern Families” on Wednesday, November 12 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the Morris Conference Center.  Please join current and retired faculty and staff and area alumni for this complimentary breakfast  and presentation to learn valuable information for your future, and socialize with members of the SUNY Oneonta campus community.   Marty is both an attorney and CPA, and a major part of his practice involves assisting clients and their families with tax and legal issues such as asset preservation, maximizing wealth and retirement income, estate planning, and government programs and disability planning.  This seminar is hosted by the College at Oneonta Foundation.  Please RSVP by November 5, 2014 by one of the following methods:  online at www.OneontaAlumni.com, via email to Paula.Trask@Oneonta.edu or by phone  at 436-2781.

Dr. Jing Yang, Assistant Professor of Management, will make a presentation at the Fall 2014 School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series. The title of Dr. Yang’s presentation is “Quick Response Codes and Information Security.”  The presentation is open to faculty, students, and the public. It will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in SCHU 202.

To view the flyer:  Seminar Series November 5