Richard Lee, English, is a guest editor/reader for the current edition of the online flash fiction journal SmokeLong Quarterly (SL: Issue 47, April 2015). He evaluated over 60 submissions, selected a story, “Rabbit,” for their weekly contest, and interviewed winning author Natalie Lund for that edition. SmokeLong Quarterly has been publishing very short fiction (≤ 1000 words) since 2003.

As we near the end of the academic year, it is very important to be aware of the procedures and rules regarding equipment acquisition as well as moving equipment around campus.  For everything you ever wanted to know about procedures and rules regarding use of SUNY Oneonta owned equipment follow this link:

PLEASE NOTE: There is new information on this web posting regarding procedures for requesting removal of surplus equipment and furniture.

Robb Thibault on Stage

Robb Thibault, Director of Hunt College Union served as the tournament director for the 15th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)  at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA on March 24-28.  The annual tournament sponsored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) attracted the most teams in history at 68 and included a team from Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), the first international team to attend the tournament.   SUNY Oneonta made semifinals and are ranked 12th in the nation.   Thibault’s roles included insuring staffing for all of bouts: which included hosts, bout managers, score &  time keepers, as well as serving as the chair of the protest committee.  He is currently assessing the tournament  and will report its outcomes to ACUI in May.     This month Thibault attended the 95th annual ACUI Conference in San Antonio, TX  on April 8-12 and co-presented an educational session “Slam Tech” with Michael Coleman, Tallahassee Community College.  The session  which sought to  examine  the innovation happening in technology with a poetic twist. Participants engaged  in a session where slam poetry and the world of technology meet and delivered a high energy forum of information sharing on trends and how to incorporate useful technology at work and home. By incorporating poetry into the communication delivery of the session, participants that may not be interested in technology had another avenue to be engaged.  Thibault also presented a pre-keynote session to 1200 delegates on the impact of poetry slam in the college union, and hosted a mini slam where two prominent leaders of ACUI competed in a mock competition.   #ACUI15  #CUPSI15    - Photo by Heather Nunes-

BJ’s representative Tina VanBuren will be on campus for membership renewals and new memberships on Wednesday, May 6 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

Join or renew now and save!!!  To view the details of this offer, please click on the following link:  Bj’s Member Savings Information.  This special offer is not available at any BJ.s  Club location!

Magdalena Lorenz, Economics, Finance and Accounting, and Wade L. Thomas, Office of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness, had their article “Redefining the Internship in the Face of Legal Realities and Economic Valuations” published by the Cornell HR Review, April 14, 2015.

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to attend a screening of The Hunting Ground on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm in Craven Lounge, Morris Center. This new documentary is by the Academy Award-nominated directors of Invisible Ground, an exposé of sexual violence in the U.S. military. The Hunting Ground spotlights the national debate on rape on campuses, a debate fueled by the federal government’s current investigation of dozens of colleges for alleged violation of Title 9 law through their mishandling of sexual violence crimes. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Susan Turell, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Tracey Ranieri, Director of Athletics, and Andrew Stammel, J.D., SUNY Oneonta’s Affirmative Action/Title IX Officer. For more information please click on the following link:  TheHuntingGroundFlyer

EAP is hosting a 6-session Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop led by Ida Baker, Health Educator at Bassett Healthcare. This course is intended for those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and/or chronic pain. Participants will discover nutrition and exercise options, communication skills, and will be guided toward self-management. The workshop is a 6-week commitment every Thursday beginning May 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Butternut Room at Hunt Union. You must pre-register for this class by calling or emailing Laura Emmett at x3114 or   Space is limited to the first 20 people to sign up.Click on the following link for more information:  CDSMPFlyer SUCO MayJune2015

John Redente, Development Coordinator, Village of Sidney and Allison Lundin, Assistant Grants Administrator, Village of Sidney, will make a presentation on Wednesday, April 29th, at noon in Otsego Grille, Morris Hall for the April “Food For Thought” Meeting.

A complimentary union lunch will be served and the event is open to the College community. RSVP by April 22nd to Kerry Osterwald @ ext. 2135 or

Please follow this link for the flyer

The campus community is invited to attend an open forum Friday, April 17, for Dr. Scott Kane, who is a finalist for the position of Vice President for Student Development. He will speak on the topic, “What is your vision for Student Development at SUNY Oneonta?” at 11 a.m. at the Alumni Theater in Alumni Hall. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Dr. Kane’s curriculum vitae can be found here:  kane resume.

The Office of Sustainability is coordinating a “Move Out Donation and Reuse Program” from May 4th-May 14th. This program will collect the gently used items from the 15 residence halls. Items include clothing, shoes, bags, linens, office supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, sporting goods, storage containers, appliances, electronics, nonperishable food items, books, toys, kitchen appliances, furniture and much more. On May 16th, all of the donations will be delivered to St. James Church. The material will be sorted and distributed to the community on May 18th. Please contact if you are available to volunteer on:

  • Monday (May 4th) – Thursday (May 14th): Organize donation dumpsters daily
  • Saturday, May 16th (8:00 am-4:00 pm): Unload and sort donations at St. James Church
  • Monday, May 18th (8:00 am-4:00 pm): Volunteer at the “free sale” at St. James Church