An information session for faculty/staff interested in the Drescher Leave Program will be held on Thursday, October 30 from noon–1:00 PM in Le Café (a light lunch will be served). The Drescher Leave Program (a grant program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees; assists full-time, term employees eligible for continuing or permanent appointment; preference is given to minorities, women, and employees with disabilities or military status. Funding supports such costs as salary for the applicant and replacement, and other related project/activity expenses.

UUP, Human Resources, and the Grants Development Office are the joint sponsors of the information session. Important information will be shared regarding the program guidelines and the application process, including securing required campus support. For planning purposes, please RSVP by contacting Kathy Meeker at, x2632, no later than Monday, October 27.

The Continuing Education Office is sponsoring non-credit Yoga classes in the spring. Vinyasa will be offered Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm starting January 21 in the Hunt Union Waterfront. Hatha will be offered Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm starting January 22 in the Hunt Union Butternut Valley Room. They are both 10 week classes. Vinyasa is $80.00 and Hatha is $70.00. You can register for

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Continuing Education office 436.2548

Lisa Curch, Sociology,  will be presenting Aging in the 21st Century at a brown bag lunch seminar from noon to 1PM, in the Butternut Valley Room on Thursday, November 20th.

The talk will address experiences of, and attitudes towards aging in the United States and the implications of such notions for everyday life as we grow older. A general conclusion can be made that we as a society, as local communities, and as individuals need to do a better job of planning and preparing for later life. To do so, we need to be familiar with and work with changes that come with age – physical, psychological and social – rather than continually fighting and/or denying that such changes happen. And while the challenges of aging will be brought up, the rewards and opportunities, for society and ourselves, will be highlighted.

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to attend a Gender Out of Bounds Faculty Seminar presented by Jorge Estrada, Visiting Assistant Professor of the Women’s & Gender Studies Department on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3-4pm in 318 Milne Library.  Presentation title: From La Llorona to Gay Vampires: Gender and the Supernatural in Mexican Literature and Folklore.  For more information please click on the following:   GenderOutOfBoundsJorgeEstrada2

Dr. Simona Giura, Assistant Professor of Management, will make a presentation at the Fall 2014 School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series. The title of Dr. Giura’s presentation is “The Impact of Network Resources on Firm Competitive Behavior.”  The presentation is open to faculty, students, and the public. It will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in SCHU 202.

To view the flyer:  facsem

[General Announcements] October 23, 2014 7:20 am

In 2012, SUNY Oneonta began a three-year partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as part of a strategic commitment to foster greater understanding of the strength that diversity brings to our campus. Through this partnership, co-facilitators—who are members of the college community—lead educational sessions several times each semester to examine the role of culture in shaping interactions, and to discuss strategies for responding to bigotry and prejudice. Follow this link to register:

A light snack and drink will be provided at each session. Although registrants will receive a reminder email close to the training date, be sure to add the session you select to your calendar.

Contact Mary Bonderoff or Theresa Russo with any questions about the “A Campus of Difference” program.

Coffee and Conversation will take place today, October 22 from  3:00—4:00 in Fitz 159 (staff lounge).

Next Week (10/29):  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.

Students from the faculty led-off course abroad to San Andrés last summer will be sharing their learning experience with the campus community.  Hybrid Cultures of the Caribbean pt. 2: Experience in San Andrés – Columbia 2014 will take place from 5-7PM on November 3 in the Red Dragon Theater, Hunt College Union. This will be the closure of their experiential learning and service project. Courses were led by Maria Montoya, Foreign Languages and Literatures and Carol Dean, Secondary Education. All are invited to attend.

To view the flyers (4 pgs.):  Flyers for Nov 3 Presentation

UUP will sponsor a program on “Reducing Gun Violence” on Wednesday, November 5th at 7 PM, in the Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.   The program will identify and evaluate remedies for reducing gun violence. Four panelists, each representing a distinct perspective, will address the problem of gun violence. After formal remarks by the panelists, a question-and-answer session will follow. The program is open to all members of the College and local community. The backgrounds and perspectives of the panelists—Melissa Fallon-KorbLeah Gunn Barrett, David C. Lincoln, Jr., and Michael King—are summarized as follows: Read more…

CSSR Diversity Series will host a very “civilized” dialogue about the ugliness of aesthetics.

Professors Keith Jones, Mathematics, Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy, Tim Newton, Music, Rhea Nowak, Arts, and Trang Tran, Marketing are our invited speakers. The dialogue will be held at the Fine Art Gallery Lobby, Thursday, October 30, 2014 between 12pm-1:00. Please invite your colleagues, students, friends and yourself to participate in this intriguing discussion.

This event is supported by J.S. Bach, Da Vinci, Alban Berg Nietzsche, Dali, R. G. Collingwood, Gustav Theodor Fechner, to name a few. Of course, supported by you as well.

Diversity Series is an event that explores any issue in all types of diversity in the world. The aim is to have conversations across disciplines through which we discover similarities and differences among ourselves. Better understanding and better relationships can be developed.

To view the flyer:  Diversity Series Aesthetics