In light of the Academic Affairs Divisional meeting on Wednesday, October 1st, the Africana & Latino Studies Department has canceled the popular Coffee and Conversation for the day. Coffee and Conversation will resume on Wednesday, October 8th, at 3:00 in FITZ 270.

Todd Ellis, Presiding Officer of the Senate, and others have brought to UUP’s attention that there are serious issues regarding Oneonta Implementation of Seamless Transfer and General Education Requirements.

UUP believes that this is a shared governance issue involving the Senate and the Administration.  However, UUP’s purview—terms and conditions—may become operative based on how and if this is resolved or not resolved.

As such, UUP is reaching out to our members at the request of Todd Ellis to remind you about the Faculty Plenary Meeting on today, Monday, September 29 at 3 pm in IRC 3.  UUP strongly encourages your attendance as the current situation could have a significant impact on the future of our College.

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department invites you to attend a Gender Out of Bounds Faculty Seminar presented by Dr. Charlene Christie, Psychology Department Chair, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 4-5pm in the Butternut ValleyRoom in Hunt College Union.  Presentation title: Concealing Identities:  The experience of stigma and social anxiety among the lesbian, gay, and bisexual college population.  For more information please click on the following link:   GenderOutOfBounds

[Events] September 29, 2014 7:35 am

The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) had its first meeting of the semester on September 24, 2014.

The current SPC meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

Additionally, there is a public forum being held on October 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Red Dragon Theater in Hunt Union where you can learn about the SPC . The SPC will share the proposed funding priorities for this year’s StAR process. Click here for more information about StAR. The SPC will also share environmental assessment data that will be used to influence our next vision statement. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, make suggestions, etc.

Please contact Laura Emmett with any questions or concerns.

The Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity provides funding for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship. Program guidelines and application materials are available at The deadline for fall 2014 applications (for 2015 funding) is November 12. The Research Committee is presenting application workshops for interested students and faculty on Wed, October 1 at 10am and Thurs, October 2 at 1pm in 130 Morris Conference Center. Contact a member of the Research Committee ( if you have any questions about the program or workshops.

Dr. Joshua J. Frye, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, recently delivered an invited public lecture in the Nancy A. Howe Auditorium in Wellsville New York.  Dr. Frye is a competitively selected member of the Speakers Bureau for the New York Council for the Humanities.  As such, he receives solicitations from a number of different non-for-profit organizations to deliver public lectures across New York state to various audiences.  On September 23 Dr. Frye presented a program entitled “Presidential Persuasion” to a lively and engaged audience from the Wellsville community.  The lecture examined, explained, and deconstructed the use of various communication channels employed and persuasive strategies deployed by candidates running for President of the United States.  The lecture included examples from George Washington to Barack Obama, with an emphasis on recent decades.

Congratulations to Zanna McKay and Elizabeth Small, who have been awarded a grant through the SUNY COIL Center and Santander Bank.  The focus of this grant is to create a collaborative, international experience with students from the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico (UDEM).  The grant will pay for their travel to Mexico City (Sept/Oct 2014), where they will meet with faculty from UDEM to plan collaborative activities for their classes during the Spring 2015 semester.  During this trip they will also travel to Monterrey to visit the UDEM campus.

Please click on the following link to view the Dining Services Schedule during the October recess:  Dining Services October Recess

SUNY International students from Korea are sharing their language and culture with kids from our Oneonta community.  They will start having the “Korean Kids’ Café” every Friday at 3:45 in the language lab, Schumacher hall.

Please if interested to bring your children, e-mail (service-Learning activity supervisor).

To view the flyer: Korean Kids Café

The Drescher Leave Program ( assists full-time, term employees eligible for continuing or permanent appointment; preference is given to minorities, women, and employees with disabilities or military status. Funding (joint campus/program) supports such costs as salary for the applicant and replacement, and other related project/activity expenses. Applicants should start planning well in advance of application deadlines, which are: March 4, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester, and October 7, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester.

If you are currently planning to apply by the October 8, 2014 deadline for a Spring 2015 semester leave, please contact Kathy Meeker as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, September 29.

A Drescher Leave Information Session will be held on Thursday, October 30th from noon–1:00 PM in Le Café. A light lunch will be served. UUP, Human Resources, and the Grants Development Office are the joint sponsors of the information session. For planning purposes, please RSVP by contacting Kathy Meeker at, x2632, no later than October 23rd.

This is a  Grant Program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees (JLMC).