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

Our campus is a member of New York Campus Compact. Conferences and are available throughout the year for anyone on our campus. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in service-learning.  The contact for the workshop follows, but if you have further questions, please contact Linda Drake at the Center for Social Responsibility and Community.

November 4:  Assessment in Service-Learning and Community Engagement Beyond Student Learning: Community Impact, Partnership Quality, and Faculty Learning with Patti Clayton.

Service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) involve a range of processes and outcomes that practitioner-scholars need to inquire into in order to design effectively, refine over time, build knowledge, and maximize impact.  In this working lunch session, we will consider some general assessment issues and focus our attention on three under-developed arenas: community outcomes, partnership quality, and faculty learning.

Frameworks will be provided for conceptualizing assessment as well as example approaches in each of these arenas.  Participants will join one of three groups, engaging with these tools and sharing their experiences, ideas, and questions within and across these three arenas.  This session will provide concrete possibilities for enhancing the design, implementation, and assessment of SLCE in our own contexts. No charge to attend. Light lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP (with your indication as to which area you are interested in – community outcomes, partnership quality, or faculty learning) to elr-cornell@cornell.edu.

The college community is invited to a short Veteran’s Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th at 11 am in the Morris Complex, Room 130.

The Friday Seminar Series in Biology presents: “Buruli ulcer: Demystifying the ecology and transmission of a neglected tropical disease”  By John Wallace, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Millersville University. John conducts research in aquatic entomology and other areas, but in this seminar John will focus on a common tropical disease and the factors involved in its spread.

Synopsis of presentation: Buruli ulcer (BU) is a bacterial infection from Mycobacterium ulcerans and causes serious and long-lasting morbidity and results in extensive economic hardship for thousands of rural families throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is the third most frequent mycobacterial disease in humans after tuberculosis and leprosy and has emerged dramatically since the 1980’s. The epidemiology and transmission of BU is poorly understood, severely hampering intensified efforts to control or eliminate the disease. This presentation will focus on the environmental factors associated with M. ulcerans infections as well as laboratory studies addressing modes of transmission.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday October 24th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered weekly to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists from elsewhere. All are welcome.

Come celebrate Sustainability Day on today, Wednesday (10/22) in the Hunt Union International Lounge between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm!  The event will include sustainability games and free NYS apple cider and doughnuts!  The following clubs will be tabling at the Sustainability Fair: Environmental Science Club, Environmental Activism Club, Student Sustainability Committee, Farm to SUNY, Sodexo Sustainability, Botanical Society Club, Nutrition Club and the Red Closet Thrift Store. Also, check out the Red Closet Thrift Store open house between 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Netzer B-9. During the evening, the documentary “Growing Cities” will be played at 7:30 pm in the Red Dragon Theater.

The deadline for submission of Life of the Mind (LOTM) presentation information has been extended to Friday, October 24 at 5:00 PM; visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/lotm/ for information and to complete the Abstract Submission Form. Faculty who wish to display books published within the last two years must also submit information via the online form (abstracts not required).

This is THE campus venue for you to showcase your research, creative activity, contributions to teaching, and other scholarly and service activities to your colleagues from across the disciplines. Previously completed projects, works in progress and/or newly initiated work can be displayed, and the TLTC will help prepare and print posters. (The deadline to submit files for printing is October 27; contact Diana Moseman:  diana.moseman@oneonta.edu).

The LOTM Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, November 6 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center (participants are not required to be present the entire time). Mark your calendars and plan to attend! Visit the website often for updates, including a listing of presenters.

Contact the Grants Development Office (kathy.meeker@oneonta.edu x2632, or christine.barberio@oneonta.edu x2434) with questions or concerns.

Woo Hoo – the rumors are true – we are opening a campus thrift shop!

In celebration of Sustainability Day, we will be holding a sneak peek event on October 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Netzer B-19 next to the copy center.

Look for the red door!

For more information on this event go to http://www.oneonta.edu/sustainability/thrift/sneakpeek.pdf

Also see our Webpage.    http://www.oneonta.edu/sustainability/thrift/

The Red Closet Thrift ShopCommittee consists of staff and students and are all volunteers!