Starting today, Friday, July 24th, the excavation sequence for the Telecommunications / Networking project will require work along West Dorm Drive at the parking area  adjacent to Science 1.  This parking area will be closed through the end of next week – July 31st.

On Monday July 27th excavations will proceed through the Traffic Circle at Morris Complex to the intersection of West Dorm Drive and South Dorm Drive at the north end of MorrisSouth Dorm Drive between Morris and Wilber will be available for traffic to detour around this area.

There will be no through traffic at Red Dragon Drive.  Drivers should use caution if passing through the Human Ecology Parking Lot.

Updates will follow as work progresses.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work towards completing this critical project.  Any questions or concerns should be routed to the Office of Facilities at 3224.

William Simons, History Department, is the author of “Baseball Dreams: Ted Del Guercio’s Oneonta Summer & Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame Journey.”The article appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Upstate Life Magazine,

SUNY Business Intelligence (BI) Finance is a new finance tool that is available to Account Managers and their designees (Alternate Managers and Account Viewers).  It has been developed by SUNY System Administration IT and uses dashboards and reports to provide account information to Account Managers.  It has more functionality than the current SUNY SMRT system which will be de-supported later this fiscal year.

Group trainings on the use of BI Finance will be held in Milne Library room 305 and are currently scheduled for the following dates: August 11th from 10:00 –12:00 and August 25th from 1:30-3:30. Please e-mail your campus User ID and department name to to register for one of these trainings. There are 20 seats available for each session. Registering for the training allows the Accounting Office to set up your security access and to reserve a seat. There will be additional training sessions scheduled for the fall semester. Dates of these fall trainings will be announced soon. All Account Managers and their designees are encouraged to attend a training session. If you are interested in one-on-one training or would like additional information please contact Rebecca Porter-ODonnell at x2113 or

Reva Baldwin will be retiring from the library and the campus on Thursday, July 30th after nearly 26 years of service. There will be a reception from 1p.m. to 3p.m. in the Reading Room of Milne Library on Monday, July 27th. Please stop by and join the library staff in wishing her well.

[UUP] July 22, 2015 10:37 am

To UUP Oneonta Professionals: Below you will find a link to the State UUP system-wide Professional survey. The survey is being conducted at all UUP/SUNY campuses. UUP’s goal is to determine the status of three areas of concern frequently raised by SUNY Professional employees. These areas include: promotions, compensatory time, and performance programs.

The survey is designed to collect information that will be useful for collective bargaining and labor/management meetings. It is UUP’s experience that issues with the state are more easily addressed if data and information are readily available.  Please note the Professional survey is only for currently employed and active UUP Professionals and only those who fit the category of active/currently employed UUP Professionals should complete the survey. All survey responses will be strictly confidential. The responses will help us understand the needs and experiences of our professional members.

The survey is available online at Directions are provided when you click on the survey link. The online survey is protected and secure.  Completing the survey online reduces postage and handling costs, and facilitates the tabulation of results. You may also request a print copy by contacting Kristen Plowman, State UUP Administrative Services Assistant, at 800-342-4206 or  The deadline for receipt of all surveys is 5:00 P.M., Friday, August 7, 2015.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to express your employment concerns and ideas to UUP. The information you provide is essential to UUP’s effort to develop a comprehensive set of proposals which address your needs and the needs of your colleagues across the SUNY system. The survey allows Professional UUP members to make their priorities known. 

Thank you for participating in this important survey of UUP Professional.

In Solidarity,  Bill Simons, UUP Oneonta Chapter President

Please  click here:  Opening Schedule FALL2015 to find the Fall 3015 opening schedule for Dining Services.  As we get closer to the beginning of the new semester, we will post it again.  Thank you.

Susan Bernardin, English, presented on a panel entitled “Indigenous Intertexts” at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24 in Boston. Her paper, “Future Pasts: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Haida Manga,” detailed how Yahgulanaas, a Haida graphic novelist and artist, has forged a new visual language at the intersection of multiple lineages of visual storytelling: Pacific Rim manga, North American comics, and Haida formline. His innovations on iconography best associated with totem poles suggests new directions for contemporary Native visual and literary arts. Bernardin also organized, chaired, and presented on a panel, “Scenes of Indigenous Intervention: A Panel in Honor of Misty Upham,” at the annual conference of NAISA (Native American and Indigenous Studies Association), in Washington, June 3-6, 2015. This panel honored the cinematic activism and performative interventions of the late Blackfeet actress Misty Upham by identifying  methodologies that activate transformative practices in Indigenous film work. In her presentation, “Pre-Occupied: Collaborative Interventions,” Bernardin addressed Heid Erdrich’s experimental digital films and their engagement with land occupation, gender roles, and environmental catastrophes such as fracking and Tar Sands.

The College Foundation Board of Directors re-elected its officers for two-year terms on June 26, 2015 at annual meeting in Cooperstown, NY.  Paul Perlman `76, from Orchard Park, NY, was re-elected as President of the Board for 2015 to 2017. William Pietraface, from Oneonta, NY, was re-elected as Vice President of the Board for 2015-2017. Carol Baker `66, from Oneonta, NY, was re-elected as Secretary of the Board for 2015-2017. By the virtue of their appointments, the elected officers will fulfill their duties as stated in the Bylaws and Policies of the State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation.

Starting on Monday, July 20th, the next excavation sequence for the Telecommunications / Networking project will be carried out in West Dorm Drive, cutting across the entrance to the Milne Library Service Drive and the east entrance of the Heating Plant.  This work will require the week of July 20th to 27th to complete.

The Milne Library Service Drive will be closed to traffic. West Dorm Drive will be closed to through traffic and consequently will be two-way along its length above and below the work zones.  Please use suitable caution and observe speed limits.

Any questions or concerns should be routed to the Office of Facilities at x3224.

Jill Carey Michaels, English,had her poem “A Wizard’s Hat”,  published  in the current issue of​​ The poem was about traveling out west and  was chosen out of 2,500 submissions.