Brian Dolber, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, presented his paper “Tagging Manila: Street Art, Hope Labor and Nation Branding in the Philippines” at the National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, IL on November 21. Dr. Dolber’s paper was based on research conducted during his trip to Manila in February, 2014 with the support of the StAR International Faculty Travel Grant. It was part of a panel, “Transnational Markets, National Icons: Nation Branding in the Global Media Marketplace,” chaired by Sarah Banet-Weiser, Director of the School of Communication at USC Annenberg. The panel is being solicited by publishers to contribute to produce an edited volume on nation branding, to be edited by Christina Ceisel, Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College.

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday this week, paychecks and direct deposit stubs will be made available for pick-up on Wednesday 11/16/2014.  The Payroll Office will not be mailing this paycheck unless you had a prior agreement signed with our office.  For those of you who are unable to pick up your check on 11/26/14, please stop by the Payroll Office upon your return to Campus.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Toke Knudsen, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, has been elected Program Coordinator of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA’s) Special Interest Group for History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA).

As Program Coordinator, Dr. Knudsen will solicit proposals from the HOM SIGMAA members for special sessions at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (the largest gathering of mathematicians in the US), workshops, conferences, and so on. He will present the proposals to the Executive Committee and coordinate with the MAA Associate Secretary to implement the approved proposals.

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to join us for a Gender Out Of Bounds Student Symposium on Tuesday, December 9 from 4-6pm in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center.  For more information, please click on the following link:  StudentSymposium Poster – Fall 2014

[Thank You] November 25, 2014 7:17 am

I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity while I was out on medical leave. Your support was greatly appreciated.

Suzanne Brown, Procurement & Travel Office

Dr. Trang Tran, Assistant Professor of Marketing, will make a presentation at the Fall 2014 School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series. The title of Dr. Tran’s presentation is “From Customer Behavior to Student Attitude: How Do Schools Learn?”  The presentation is open to faculty, students, and the public. It will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014, in FITZ 130.

To view the flyer: facsemposter

UUP Oneonta will hold an important Chapter meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Noon in Le Café, Morris Conference Center. There will be only one item on the agenda: that will be to discuss the results of Part I of the union’s sixth evaluation of the Quality of Professional Life & Administrative Assessment at SUNY College at Oneonta. Dr. Jen-Ting Wang, Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, & Statistics and director of the UUP survey, will present the results of Part I of the statistically-based questions and free response comments. The number of respondents was impressive, and the results are significant. The survey results will impact the UUP agenda, Labor-Management discourse, and Sentinel content. The UUP survey will enable UUP to better represent you. Given the subject matter, this meeting is open to and limited to those currently represented by the UUP bargaining unitA complimentary worker’s lunch will be served. So that UUP has an accurate count for the food, please telephone the UUP office at 436-2135 to RSVP.

Meet with a Fidelity representative on campus on Tuesday, December 02, 2014.  Click here Fidelity campus visit, to make a reservation now!

Dr. Mine Ozer, Associate Professor of Management, published a research article in Journal of Strategy and Management in 2014. The title of the article is “Can Companies Buy Legitimacy? Using Corporate Political Strategies to Offset Negative Corporate Social Responsibility Records”. The purpose of this article is to draw on institutional theory and propose that firms with negative corporate social responsibility records consider investing in political strategies necessary in order to construct new legitimate standards in line with their strategies. The results show that firms with high corporate social responsibility concerns invest more in political strategies. In addition, the results indicate that organizational visibility and organizational slack positively moderate this relationship. The article is co-authored with Dr. Ekin Alakent from California State University – East Bay.

In observance of Thanksgiving, The Information Technology Help Desk will CLOSE on Tuesday, November 25th at 4:30 pm and will reopen on Monday, Dec 1, at 8 am. If you experience a system-wide issue, please email If you would like to open a support ticket, please visit our website