We are excited to announce that family weekend will take place from Friday, September 25, 2015 through Sunday, September 27, 2015.  It’s a weekend to connect our families to the college with family-friendly activities and events including:

  • a student variety show
  • movies
  • arts & crafts fair
  • Little Sibling activities
  • Saturday evening concert/entertainment
  • Fitbit walking tours
  • athletic events
  • Planetarium visits
  • presentations and special mini-class sessions with our faculty
  • and more!

More details, including the official web page and Facebook information, will be announced this summer.

For additional information please contact: Robb.Thibault@oneonta.edu

Currently in its 14th year, the Red Dragon Women’s Volleyball program will host a girls’ general skills overnight/commuter camp. Camp counselors are members of the women’s volleyball team who stay on site with all campers.  The camp is designed to develop and fine tune the correct fundamentals of setting, passing, serving, hitting, and defensive play.  Through competitive games and exercises, along with one-on-one instruction from the counselors, we hope that each camper will walk away instilled with a new love for the game.  Ages: 6th grade – 12th grades, ages 10 – 18; some discounts are available.   Resident cost $350.  Commuter cost $27.

Application and all other information can be found at http://www.oneontaathletics.com/sb_output.aspx?form=11&path=wvball

For further information, please contact Colleen Cashman, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, (607)436-2145colleen.cashman@oneonta.edu

BIOL 271: Global Study in Conservation and Sustainability is a 4 semester hour course that meets on Mondays 1-2:50 pm on campus during Fall semester and travels to subtropical Ogasawara Islands, Japan, from the end of December to mid-January for approximately 2.5 weeks.  This unique Faculty-Led Study Abroad course was awarded last week with a SUNY-wide Chancellor’s Grant for Innovative Study Abroad Programming which will reduce the cost of student participation by providing participating students with a $500 scholarship.

The islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are one of the most remote destinations on earth (only reachable by a 25-hour ferry ride from Tokyo), and where US and Japanese histories and cultures intersected on many occasions (e.g., Iwo-jima is about 100 miles south). A mixture of Micronesian, Japanese, and Western culture will be experienced. The islands have uniquely evolved ecosystems and the islanders have a challenge to balance economic development and environmental conservation.

This will be SUNY Oneonta’s first faculty-led study abroad program to Japan, and it is expected to further strengthen awareness and appreciation of Japanese culture at SUNY Oneonta campus. It will also provide opportunities for cultural exchange with local students in Japan during the visit and through online activities pre and post-trip.  Students will further get to experience metropolitan Tokyo for a few days before and after our trip to the islands as well as whale watching. There is a lot to experience and learn on the islands!

The current approximate cost of the study abroad travel program is $4500 with the aforementioned $500 scholarship applied. The cost includes round-trip airfare from New York City to Tokyo, ferry fare from Tokyo to Ogasawara Islands, all accommodation and group activities, and most meals (group meals). Financial aid may be utilized.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing AND either BIOL 180 or ENVS 101.

The Biology 271 course is not presently available through online registration.  Please e-mail: scott.lehmann@oneonta.edu and kiyoko.yokota@oneonta.edu by May 29 if you would like to be enrolled in this fall semester course and associated faculty-led study abroad travel program during the winter 2015-16 break.

The Hunt Union staff, consistent with the Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS), assigns student learning outcomes or SLOs to every campus event we program. Although the standards are not as rigorous as would be expected for classroom activity, they help identify how campus activities contribute to our students’ growth as lifelong learners. The specific SLO for each event can be found by looking for the picture of Dr. Hunt on any poster we produce. For more information on what these SLOs mean, please visit: http://www.oneonta.edu/development/huntunion/cocurricular/.

The President’s Council on Diversity is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2015 Tapestry of Diversity Award, which recognizes an individual or group that has made exceptional contributions toward fostering diversity and inclusion at SUNY Oneonta.

Students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and Sodexho, OAS, and Research Foundation employees are eligible for this award. A person or a group that has worked together may be nominated. Student groups are encouraged to apply.

The complete call for nominations document is available online, and the deadline for submissions is 12 p.m. on September 4th, 2015.


  • Monday – Friday   (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Open until 5 p.m. during Orientation sessions


  • Monday – Friday   (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
  • May 26th – August 7th
  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Starbucks & Seasons will be closed July 4th

Starbucks Alumni Reunion Weekend Hours:

  • Friday, June 5th: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 6th: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 7th: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

To view the flyer:  Summer2015Hours

Beginning July 1, 2015, a new campus model for purchasing office supplies will go into effect.  Rather than ordering most items from the Supply Room, departments will be able to order directly from the State contract vendor for office supplies, Office Max, which has partnered with S&B, an MWBE vendor that most departments are currently familiar with.  A wide variety of items are available through OfficeMax/S&B and supplies are received the following business day after the order is placed.

The inventory in the Supply Room will eventually be reduced to the following high-volume and campus-specific items:

  • 8 ½” x 11” Copy Paper
  • Scrantons
  • Exam booklets
  • Batteries
  • Campus Logo Folders
  • Intercampus envelopes
  • Grade books

Any orders placed with the Supply Room prior to July 1, 2015, will be fulfilled entirely.  After July 1, please check the Supply Room website for an updated list of supplies prior to placing your order.  As items become unavailable, the list will be updated.  The items listed above will continue to be available from the Supply Room.

Everyone who orders supplies for their department is encouraged to register as a new user at the Office Max/S&B website and may begin using the site for online office supply purchases on July 7th.    Both P-card and non-P-card users will be able to place orders through website.   Instructions to register can be found on the Supply Room website by clicking here.

Optional information sessions will be held throughout the summer to review the new website and discuss the new procedures for ordering office supplies.

  • June 30th, 1:30 p.m. in Netzer Administration Building, 310 Conference Room
  • July 9th, 10:30 a.m. in Fitzelle Hall, 282 Conference Room
  • July 21st, 1:30 p.m. in Fitzelle Hall, 282 Conference Room
  • August 6th, 1:30 p.m. in Netzer Administration Building, 310 Conference Room

Many other SUNY campuses have successfully adopted this model for the purchase of office supplies.  Direct, online ordering results in savings and efficiencies in terms of inventory reduction, outdated inventory, staffing, and space utilization.  A campus pilot involving seven departments was conducted during the Fall 2014 semester and the overall results were positive.  Participating departments were pleased with the ordering process, pricing, timely receipt of orders, and customer service provided by the vendor.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Katherine Nelligan at ext. 3354.

Move Out Day Event

On May 18, SUNY Oneonta donated over 60 cubic yards of Residence Hall move out material to the local charities and community members.  The local nonprofit organizations included Catholic Charities of Otsego County, Delaware Opportunities, Catskill Area Hospice, Rehabilitation Support Services and Department of Social Services.

Once staff from the charities had selected the items they wanted, members of the community were invited to take the remaining items at no charge. Approximately 200 community members attended the event. Donation items included futons, rugs, TV’s, beds, clothing, bags, linens, office supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, sporting goods, storage containers, appliances, electronics, nonperishable food items, books, toys and kitchen appliances.  The program was coordinated by the college’s Office of Sustainability and the Move-Out Committee.

On May 21st and 22nd, nine faculty members will participate in a workshop which focuses on integrating sustainability across the curriculum through course revision or new course development. The faculty members will receive an honorarium of $1,000 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus, with the intent to teach the course by the Spring semester 2017 or sooner. The participants have diverse teaching backgrounds including sociology, economics, biology, foreign languages, secondary education, elementary education and english. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Philip Sirianni and Dr. Ho Hon Leung. This workshop is based on a nationally endorsed initiative called the Piedmont Project. The faculty participants include: Dr. Charlene Foley Deno, Dr. Tsitsi McPherson, Dr. Elizabeth Seale, Dr. Loli Tsan, Dr. Kiyoko Yokota, Dr. Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Dr. Alex Thomas, Dr. Cindy Lassonde and Dr. Amie Doughty.

Emily Brissette, adjunct lecturer in Sociology, has published a new article, “From Complicit Citizens to Potential Prey: State Imaginaries and Subjectivities in US War Resistance,” in the journal Critical Sociology.

The movements against the Vietnam and Iraq wars gave rise to analogous resistance efforts, in the form of draft resistance and counter-recruitment, respectively. Despite their many similarities, the draft resistance and counter-recruitment movements emerged in distinct historical eras marked by very different ‘state imaginaries’ or assumptions about the nature of the state and people’s relation to it. Drawing on original archival work, this paper excavates these state imaginaries and examines how they conditioned activists’ subjectivities in each era. More specifically, this paper argues that the 1960s were marked by an imaginary of the state based on consent, which positioned draft resisters as complicit citizens and engendered a sense of personal responsibility for the war. This state imaginary was displaced in the neoliberal era by an imaginary of the state as an alien and invasive force, which positioned counter-recruitment activists (or their children) as potential prey and impelled efforts at self-defense.

The article is available online first at:  http://crs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/22/0896920515582091.abstract