[General Announcements] May 3, 2016 11:00 am

The Red Dragon Outfitters will be open Monday – Friday, May 9-13 from 9 am – 5 pm and on Saturday, May 14 from 8 am – 7 pm.  Starting Monday, May 16 the Red Dragon Outfitters and the OAS Offices will be starting summer hours of 8 am – 4 pm.

The History Department’s Awards & Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony was held Friday, April 29, 2016, at 3:00 pm in Le Café, Morris Conference Center.  The Department is pleased to announce the following.

Award recipients:  Jerrad Pacatte—Academic Achievement Award; Hunter Reed—Ethel Ray & Ada Crippen Award; Miles Jahnke—Redfield History Student Award; Sarah Coykendall—Sam Caplen History Service Award; and Madelyn Nicolini and Taylor Medici—Michael Wright Memorial Book Prizes.

Winners of the Maynard Redfield Essay Competition are:  Gabrielle Huther—Freshman/Intro. Essay, Miles Jahnke—Short Essay, Sam Benedict—Long Essay, and Jerrad Pacatte—Long Essay.  Honorable Mentions are:  Jennifer Southard—Freshman/Intro. Essay, Alexander Whittaker—Short Essay, and Hunter Reed—Long Essay.

New members inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Alpha-Kappa-Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, are:  Erynn Barber, Amanda Barbuto, Dominick Biolsi, Giovanna DiFilippo, Meagan Edwards, Gary Frank, Cristina Guadagnino, Matthew Hitchen, Samuel Kaufer, Lauren Kelly, Rachel Llanes, Michael Mangano, Jerrad Pacatte, Marina Pitonzo, Danielle Tribley, Kim-Lien Trotta, Alexander Whittaker, and Alexander Wynkoop.

BJ’s representative Tina VanBuren will be on campus for membership renewals and new memberships on Wednesday May 4 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

Join or renew now, even if your membership has not expired.  Great savings!  To view the details of this offer, please click on the following link for BJ’s member savings information: BJ’s flyer.   This special offer is not available at any BJ’s Club location!

Milne Library Extended and 24-Hour Library schedule for finals — May 2-11, 2016

Wednesday, May 4 is Study Day; Thursday-Wednesday, May 5-11 Finals

  • Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6:  Open 8 AM Monday through 11 PM Friday
  • Saturday, May 7:  Noon – 11 PM
  • Sunday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 11:  Open 12:00 Noon Sunday through 6 PM Wednesday


Van Training will be held on Wednesday May 19th, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 130, Morris Complex.

Sign up at the University Police dispatch window, or by calling x3550.

FROM:                  Lisa Wenck, Senior Executive Employee Services Officer

DATE:                  May 2, 2016

RE:                       Summer Parking

We are pleased to announce that the College will again offer more liberal parking between the spring and fall semesters this year.  Beginning on Monday, May 16, 2016 and continuing through Friday, August 15, 2016 the following parking regulations will be in effect:

  • Any employees may park in any yellow, green or purple designated spaces.
  • Parking in blue or red spaces remains designated by decal color.
  • Students must park in yellow, green or purple spaces as assigned.
  • Visitors with permits may park in any designated visitor spaces.
  • Visitors without permits may park in any yellow, green or purple designated spaces.
  • Admissions parking remains restricted for Admission’s visitors.

On Saturday, August 16, 2016, parking will revert to the established decal color designated parking.

Nancy Cannon, Milne Library, recently published a book, Destination China: Photographs and Letters of Norma Lenschow, 1948-1949, ISBN 978-1530907472.  The book recounts the experiences of a missionary nurse during the Chinese Civil War.



Bring Your Own Bag Sale! Everything you can fit in a reusable bag for $5.00!


Click here: Red Closet BYOB Poster, to see more details!

The Registrar’s Office, the Office of Alumni Engagement, the Career Development Center and Red Dragon Outfitters are collaborating to bring a new event that provides exceptional customer service to our graduating students.  Please help spread awareness of the event to students graduating on May 14, 2016.  Here is the message that graduating students are receiving via email, Facebook, myOneonta and Campus Connection:

Graduation Head Quarters, or “GradHQ”, is new this year and encompasses the convenience of everything related to Commencement in one physical space.  GradHQ is a space of celebration for all that you have accomplished and all that you have ahead, and features music, giveaways and a photo booth!

Starting Wednesday May 11 – Friday May 13 from 10 AM – 5 PM each day, graduating students can stop by the International Lounge on the first floor of Hunt College Union to take care of the following graduation-related items:

1.       Bring your photo ID to pick up tickets for the Commencement ceremonies.

2.       Contribute $20.16 to the Senior Class gift and get your cords.  Forms of payment accepted include cash, check, Dragon Dollars, or you can make an online payment with your debit/credit card.

3.       Complete the First Destination Survey and tell us about your next stop after SUNY Oneonta.  Get a free First Destination Survey pin to wear on your graduation robe.  Join the conversation and #PinUrPath on social media.

4.       Pick up your cap and gown at Red Dragon Outfitters.  All forms of payment are accepted.  Order your class ring from Jostens if desired.

We are celebrating you at GradHQ!

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Front Row: Chilton Reynolds, Olga Meza (La Salle University, Mexico) Maria Montoya, Erica Braithwaite, Halley Fallon, Beth Small, Victor Zorrilla Garza (University de Monterrey, Mexico) In Skype (on screen): Frank Thornton, Isis Castellanos Sanchez (La Salle University, Mexico), Rosario Escalada (La Salle University, Mexico), Carol Dean (not pictured)

SUNY Oneonta was well represented at the 10th SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Conference in New York City.  This conference hosted universities from all over the world and served as a place to make new connections with international faculty who are interested in implementing COIL modules in their own classrooms.

Dr. Frank Thornton, Dr. Maria Montoya, Dr. Beth Small, and Dr. Carol Dean, as well as two of Dr. Montoya’s students, Erica Braithwaite and Haley Fallon, participated in a panel with their international partners entitled “Dragon Tales: Lessons learnt from multiple COIL courses taught at a 4-year institution.”

Dr. Montoya and her two students were joined via Skype by two Colombian students who also participated in their COIL module for a session entitled “Welcome to Cartagena Colombia: Global Citizenship and Social Justice through Student Voices from COIL Experience.”

Chilton Reynolds and one of Dr. Carol Dean’s students, Tate Stoyell, participated in a panel session entitled “Hear the Voices, See the Projects, Ask the Questions: Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences.”

There are many new opportunities that were discussed at the conference on ways for faculty to implement COIL modules into their classrooms.  If you are interested in hearing more about COIL or to find out about connecting with an international partner to collaborate with, please contact Chilton Reynolds, the COIL Nodal Network Coordinator for our campus (chilton.reynolds@oneonta.edu).