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.

[Events] October 22, 2014 7:35 am

The college community is invited to a short Veterans 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!

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive: If you have any gently used sweaters, jackets, vests that you no longer need and have been wondering what to do with them….How about donating them to Mister Rogers’. Drop off location is in Alumni Hall, 101C. Drop off dates are October 1 ~ October 31st. Sponsored by the Otsego County Retired Teachers.

[Events] October 20, 2014 2:13 pm

The Northeast Kidney Foundation is holding its annual ONEONTA WALK FOR KIDNEYS on Sunday October 26, 2014.  The event will take place in the Alumni Field House from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Enjoy family, fun, entertainment, refreshments and more, all while making a difference for those affected by kidney disease and organ donation.

Lunch and official event T-Shirts for anyone that raises $100 or more in donations. There is a $5.00 registration fee.  You can register online at healthykidneys.org

Let’s get our sneakers on and walk, walk, walk!

Nigerian poet Obiwu will read from his memoir, “Cresent Crossing,” at 2:00 PM in the Alden Room of Milne Library.  Cresent Crossing is a narrative about the eleven years he lived in Northern Nigeria, from 1986 to 1997. During this time he witnessed and several times escaped dangerous encounters with Islamist extremists, whose rampages and killings terrorized different parts of the North. This is the background of the present-day Boko Haram terrorism.

At 7:30 PM he will give a poetry reading in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center.  Both events are free and open to the public.  To view the flyer:  Obiwu

Obiwu is a Nigerian American writer, poet, and scholar. His first collection of poems, Rituals of the Sun (1982), established his reputation in the Nigerian literary canon. His second collection,Tigress at Full Moon (2012), has been called “a triumph of poetic wish fulfillment…the stuff of which the mythic imagination is made.” He has also completed two new poetry manuscripts,Unspeakable and Mad River. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals. He has published scholarly essays on the poetry of Chinua Achebe, Dennis Brutus, Roy Campbell, Michael J. C. Echeruo, Langston Hughes, Christopher Okigbo, and Ezra Pound, and others. His essay, The Ecopoetics of Christopher Okigbo and Ezra Pound,” won the 2009 Donatus Nwoga Prize for Literary Criticism in Poetry. His most recent book is The Critical Imagination in African Literature (Syracuse University Press, Spring 2015). Obiwu is a Fellow of the International School of Theory in the Humanities, Santiago, de Compostela, Spain, and a Fellow of the Presidential Leadership Institute, Wilberforce, Ohio. He has taught at universities in Nigeria and the United States, and currently teaches English and creative writing at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio.

Redfield Lecture Series Presents:  Holocaust Journey:  Facing History, Finding Hope in Eastern Europe, with Ellen Cassedy on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014, 7:00 pm, IRC 2.  The winner of many literary awards, EllenCassedy embarked on a personal journey to connect with her Jewish heritage. Her personal quest expanded into a larger exploration of a nation¹s struggle to move forward toward a more tolerant future. Probing the terrain of memory and moral dilemmas, Cassedy conveys a cautious message of hope, with implications far beyond Lithuania.  Ellen Cassedy, the author of  We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2012), is a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News whose articles, essays, and translations have appeared in Hadassah, The Jewish Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and other publications.  She lives in the Washington, D.C., area.  Sponsored by the Redfield Grant and the Oneonta History Department.  All are invited to attend.