Coffee and Conversation will  take place TODAY,Wednesday, September 10 from  3:00—4:00 (new time!)  in the ALS Department, 270 Fitzelle Hall.

Dr. James Kennedy, Sociology, University of Edinburgh, will present the most updated progress of the post Scottish independence referendum and analysis on September 25, Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30pm, at Morris Craven Lounge.  The talk is open to all.

Dr. Kennedy is the programme Director of MSc in Nationalism Studies, and professor of Sociology at University of Edinburgh.  Liberal Nationalism: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec, McGill-Queen’s University Press (2013) and “To Build a Notion: US State Department Expertise and Postwar Settlements in 20th century East Central Europe” (with L. Riga) Sociological Research Online 2013 18(2) are among his numerous publications in comparative/historical sociology.

The talk is supported by History, Political Science, Sociology departments, Sociology Club, Office of Equity & Inclusion, School of Social Science.

Dr. Kennedy will be on campus on Sept 25 and 26.  Should you find his expertise appropriate to your classes, you are welcome to invite him to meet your students.  Please contact Ho Hon Leung, x2239 or to make arrangements.  He is also available to meet faculty members for lunch and dinner on Sept 25-27 (Thursday to Saturday).

To view the poster:  Scottish Referendum

The Office of International Education is planning several trips this semester to allow our students to have an opportunity to experience local and regional culture, and is in need of van-certified faculty and staff to volunteer as drivers. A number of trips are associated with a new course for first time international students.

Each trip will involve 2-4 vans and the scheduled trips are:

  • Saturday, September 13,  9:00am-5:30pm:  Cooperstown to tour Fenimore Art Museum, attend Harvest Festival at the Farmers Museum
  • Sunday, September 21, 6:00am-11:00pm:  Tour Niagara Falls, sightseeing (NY side)
  • Sunday, September 28, 9:00am-6:00pm:  Schoharie Valley for apple picking/outside activity followed by shopping at Crossgates Mall in Albany
  • October 11 or 12 or 13 (TBA):  Ithaca for sightseeing/shopping
  • Saturday, November 15, 9:00am-6:00pm:  Tour Iroquois Indian Museum at Howes Cave, then shopping at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Costs for all meals and entrance fees will be covered, and drivers would have the option of having free time at each location or accompanying and participating with the students in planned activities.

If you are van-certified and would like to take part in this opportunity to interact with and get to know our interesting and diverse group of new international students, please contact the Office of International Education at x3369 or via email at

[Events] September 10, 2014 8:06 am

Cooperstown Medical Transport is proud to present Trauma Day CME Marathon! on Saturday, September 27 from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, at Morris Hall.  This event will include a light breakfast, a catered lunch, 7 trauma CME credits, scenario rotation, vendor tables and an extrication demo!  Cost is $35.00 – PRE-REGISTERATION REQUIRED!

Please view schedule and other information by clicking on the following link:  TraumaDayCME.

For more details or registration, contact Shauna Murphy at 607-433-0000, ext: 1458 or email

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Thursday, October 2, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Morris Hall’s Le Café. Yun-Jung Choi, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, will present a talk titled, Emotional Attachment to Mobile Devices

Abstract: Through technology, individuals are experiencing the transformation of human interactions.  Consumers utilize mobile devices to stay ‘connected’ with the world and other consumers.  With the guidance of attachment theory, Yun-Jung Choi examines psychological attachment and its impact on purchasing behavior.  A conceptual model is developed to explain consumer emotional attachment to mobile devices and the relationship to purchasing and word of mouth behavior in the mobile shopping environment.  Few studies have addressed links between emotional attachment to mobile devices and purchasing behavior with the devices.  This study provides new insight regarding the emotional attachment to technology and purchasing behavior in the mobile world.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to September 29.  Vegetarian meals are available.


The Hunt Union has a rotating magazine rack available. To view a larger version of the photo, just click on it.

Please call Angela at x3014 to inquire.

CSEA member, Jackie Ruff, is still in need of leave donations.  Please visit to download a leave donation form.

Otsego County’s 17th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for September 12th and 13th in Unadilla and Cooperstown, NY. The following types of waste will be accepted: pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, paints, paint thinners, stains, varnishes, solvents, cleaners, degreaser, batteries, pool chemicals, driveway sealers, polishes, floor cleaners, adhesives, glues, acids, antifreeze, old fuels, poisons and much more. To register for the event, check out:

[Events] September 8, 2014 12:32 pm

SUNY Oneonta will be hosting a brief silent memorial ceremony on Thursday, September 11, 2014 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial just outside of Fitzelle Hall.  The ceremony will feature a University Police Color Guard and special music led by Ben Aldridge. A representative from the Student Association will place a floral wreath at the memorial, and a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors will place flowers in honor of the seven alumni who passed away on September 11, 2001.  The renovation of the 9/11 Memorial was made possible through the generous donation of John Jermyn `81, Alumni Association Board of Directors Past President.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.  All are welcome to attend.

[Events] September 8, 2014 12:28 pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator James Seward and Assembly Member William Magee invite you to participate in the New York State Citizen Preparedness Training Program on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6PM in the Hunt College Union Ballroom.  All participants must register in advance at

To view flyer:  OneontaEmergencyPrep