Dr. Zanna McKay, Elementary Education and Reading; Dr. Beth Small, Foreign Language; and Chilton Reynolds, TLTC, participated in the SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Conference in New York City.  Dr. McKay presented with four students, Carlos Salomon, Meghan Cassidy, Meghan Macleod, and Melissa Abate.  Their session was called “COIL Collaboration and Cultural Exchange in a Teacher Training Program.”  The group co-presented with their partners from University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico.  In addition the group also participated in many workshops about establishing new COIL modules into existing courses on campus.  If you are interested in finding out more information about how you can embed COIL projects into your classes, contact Chilton Reynolds (x2673 or chilton.reynolds@oneonta.edu) for more information.

Hua Zhong, Associate Professor of Management in the School of Economics & Business presented a research paper at the 2015 International Business Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from March 22-26, 2015. His paper, titled “On the Worker Scheduling Problem for a Small Medical Equipment Manufacturer”, studies an actual problem faced by the operations manager from a small local medical equipment manufacturer. Workers are assigned on various workstations during the manufacturing process. We want to setup a working scheduling that rotates workers on the different workstations to reduce repetitive injury. The goal is to quickly find a working schedule that will balance the working load for all workers. A two-step approach is proposed to solve the above problem.

Dr. E. Maria Thompson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Pignato, Associate Professor of Music, will deliver this year’s Susan Smith Lecture titled “Musrara Mix: Technologically Mediated Poiesis in Music Collaboration” on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Craven Lounge of Morris Conference Center. A hearty hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the lecture. Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English.  Dr. Pignato is the twenty-first recipient of this prize.  This event and the student awards presented are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the 2014-2015 Fund for Oneonta.  The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

[Events] March 26, 2015 1:17 pm

Hope to see you Tuesday, March 31st for the next Tuesday at the Grille.   Serving 11:30AM to 1PM.

To view the menu:  Tuesday at the Grille  March 31

The Student Development and Campus Enhancement Endowment to support student development and campus enhancement programs and projects is accepting applications for programs and projects for the remainder of this academic year and for the 2015-2016 academic year.

An application for funds can be accessed at the following link:  Endowment REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FORM,  and also available from the Student Development Office, 119 Netzer. Applications are due no later than March 30, 2015. Final decisions regarding funding will be made by the OAS Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Vice President for Student Development and the OAS Auxiliary Services Committee. As a general rule, awards from this fund should be for one-time projects or pilot programs not to exceed three years in duration. No more than 40% of the annual investment earnings shall be committed to ongoing program support.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to apply.

In this month’s Frontline April 2015 newsletter: Giving Feedback to Your Boss; Self-Diagnosis and Referral; Teach Young Children to dial 911?; Tardiness: Ripple Effects that Add Up; Making Diversity Work for You; Making More of Your To-Do List; Employees and Workplace Ethics; and Are You Living Near a Meth Lab?

The third talk in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Seminar Series for Spring 2015 will be this Friday, March 27, at 3 p.m. in Fitzelle Hall 205.

Joshua Nollenberg, Physics and Astronomy, SUNY Oneonta, “Evolution of Structure in the Universe: Gravitational Collapse in an Expanding Space-Time”

Please click on the following link  for abstract and other details:  sem27mar

Questions can be directed to one of the organizers: Toke Knudsen (toke.knudsen@oneonta.edu) and Jim Ruffo (james.ruffo@oneonta.edu).

We have formed a Campus and Community Relay for Life Team – our team name is Team Mimi.  This team is for survivors, supporters, and in memory of loved ones the campus and community has lost to cancer.  We are hoping to see a large interest from faculty and staff members.  All are welcome, so please spread the word among your friends and family members.  So far we have 20 committed members but the bigger we are, the bigger the impact we can make! The date of the event is April 17 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Alumni Field House.

To join our team or find out more about Relay for Life, go to Team Mimi or contact Laura Emmett at laura.emmett@oneonta.edu or at x3114 if would like additional information.

Thank you for your anticipated interest.  Please sign up by March 31 if you can so we can order a team t-shirt for you!

Dr. Joshua J. Frye, Communication Arts, has been appointed Visiting Professor at Shanxi University in China.  Dr. Frye is working within the School of Foreign Languages as a Foreign Expert in rhetorical communication.  Dr. Frye is teaching a rhetorical theory course to graduate students and public speaking to undergraduate students at Shanxi University during their Spring 2015 term.  Dr. Frye’s visiting appointment was arranged with the help of colleagues Dr. Shiao-Yun Chiang of Communication Arts and Dr. Savannah Bao from the Office of International Education

Call for Speaker Nominations. The Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann (CGHK) Lectureship Committee seeks suggestions for speakers for the annual CGHK Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication. The purpose of this lectureship is to bring to campus leaders who will inspire and interact with students and faculty, and present a free public lecture.

Your expertise and ideas are needed to find engaging environmental scholars and practitioners. If you have suggestions, please help us to build a speaker database by completing a brief survey available on the CGHK webpage: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/envsci/lecture.asp, which also includes Information on the lectureship and previous speakers.

Speaker recommendations will be added to an ongoing database for consideration for future lectures. Suggestions made by April 15, 2015 will be included in the CGHK Committee’s discussion to identify the fall 2015 CGHK speaker.