The Sponsored Programs Office invites any interested clerical/secretarial administrative staff to a workshop on June 16 to explore the services we offer for grant administration. Please respond via the following link if interested:  Invitation to SUNY Oneonta Department and Divisional Secretaries.

George Hovis with Student Presenters

Three spring 2015 graduates in English–Amanda Augesen, Sarah Cummings, and Caitlyn Kuzmich–are traveling to Albany, NY, to present research at the 37th annual Thomas Wolfe Society conference.  Their independent research focuses on Thomas Wolfe’s two most celebrated novels, You Can’t Go Home Again and Look Homeward, Angel.  The Conference will attract presenters from all over the United States, as well as Europe.

In addition to two days of scholarly panels focusing on the critical study of Thomas Wolfe’s fiction, participants will take a day trip to tour sites along the Hudson River Valley relevant to Wolfe’s life—including Rhinebeck, where Wolfe made frequent visits to friend and muralist Olin Dows.   The conference’s theme, “Wolfe’s America from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression,” will find expression in tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion and the FDR Home and Museum, both scheduled stops on the Hyde Park leg of the day trip.

Travel to and participation in the conference is made possible by support from the Caroline ’67 and David D’Antonio Undergraduate Student Travel for Excellence fund, which funds travel by undergraduate students to present research.  Joining the graduates in Albany will be SUNY Oneonta alumnus Dylan Nealis (class of 2013), who will participate with Cummings in a roundtable discussion on the subject “Teaching Wolfe in the 21st Century.”

The graduates’ research projects were advised by Dr. George Hovis, who will also be attending the Albany Conference.  The full titles of their presentations are listed below.

  • Amanda Augesen, “Animality in Look Homeward, Angel“;
  • Sarah Cummings, “Decadent Decay:  The Complexity of Social Corruption, Consciousness and Critique in Watchmen and You Can’t Go Home Again”;
  • Caitlyn Kuzmich, “You Can’t Go Home Again:  Greed, Truth and the American Identity.
[Thank You] May 15, 2015 9:59 am

Thank you all for the nice retirement send off.  I have many good memories of the years I’ve been here, and even had fun.  This has been a good job, and I’ve always felt appreciated.  And the best part is the people here, who I will miss the most.  Have a great summer, everyone.

Mary Dalton

The Netzer HVAC project (Phase I) will begin on Monday, May 18.  The main scope of work will be in the basement of the building and will affect several departments and associated services.

Because of asbestos abatement in the basement, the elevators and north staircase access to the basement will not be available during the project period; however the staircase on the south end of the building will be accessible to the basement.

Print shop services will be affected during the duration of the abatement as follows:  Copy service only (regular and color); no off-set printing, no deliveries.  Please submit any planned off-set jobs immediately  Specific questions about summer print services should be directed to Barry Haney at X2508

Information about the Netzer and other campus projects is also available online at the Facilities website at

Due to the new window project this summer in IRC, Lorin Levins and Ian Lascell, Graphic Design, and Jennifer Smith and John Bugyi, Web Design, are temporarily located in IRC 120C (off Lobby area).  Michael Forster Rothbart, Photographer, is located in IRC 110A.  Their phone numbers remain the same.

The mailroom in Netzer will be closed due to the abatement project starting May 18th. A mailroom staff member will be at the desk on the 1st floor lobby of Netzer from 11 – 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Monday-Friday. Departments in Netzer can pick up their mail during these times and/or drop off all intercampus and outgoing mail. All other mailroom and central receiving operations will remain the same throughout the summer.

The mailroom staff will also be handling the pick-up and delivery of all summer program mail and packages, therefore The Shipping Room in Hunt Union will be closed as of May 21st and will reopen on August 17.

Please call the mailroom at ext. 3350 if you have any questions or concerns.

[UUP] May 13, 2015 12:24 pm

Please join UUP Oneonta for our end of year celebration BBQ!

  • When: Sunday, May 17th from 11-4
  • Where: SUNY Oneonta College Camp

RSVP by: May 13th to the UUPoffice @ 436-2135 or

When RSVP’ing please give your name and the number of peoplewho will be attending, if any of them will be children and if anyonerequires a vegetarian meal.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

*Please note that the business meeting will begin at 11 and food will be served starting at Noon.

The college recently installed an electric vehicle charging station which fits into the college’s sustainability goals and priorities. The station was mostly free of charge due to public state money coming from the NYSERDA Charge NY program. In 2013, Governor Cuomo put $2 million to help fund research and demonstration projects related to electric vehicles. The Charge NY program aims to increase the current statewide network of electric vehicles by up to 3,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2018. In 2013, there were only 640 public stations & 5,000 electric vehicles across the state. The station is reserved for employee vehicles, but can be used by students and community members who receive permission from the Office of Sustainability. The station is located in the Alumni Field House parking lot and charges users $1 per hour for the first four hours and increases to $3 per hour after four hours.

Our next LEAD Institute offering is:  Workshop: Performance Programs (back by popular demand).  Registration period: May 11-22nd.  Workshop available (to registered members): May 25-30th To register:

Leadership - Education - Action - Development Institute was created for you!  Please let all of your UUP colleagues know about this program so they can learn about the benefits of being in a union. You can learn about promotions, job protections, continuing and permanent appointment, the grievance process and much more.

To register visit the UUP website and click on Links on the top toolbar then click on LEAD Institute or click on the link provided in the above announcement. The courses are free, are less than an hour long and you can decide when and where you want to access it.

If you have questions or comments please email

On Sunday, May 17, the campus will conduct its annual post-Commencement electrical outage for maintenance on electrical and IT systems. Power will be shut off campus-wide between the hours of 6 AM and 5 PM.  Please do not schedule any events for this day as buildings will be without electricity, HVAC and hot water (cold water will not be affected).  Buildings will be unavailable and inaccessible for any activities, including use of offices for this day as emergency lighting systems in most buildings will power down after the required 90 minutes and card access will be shut down as well. The outage does not affect Bugbee School.  All IT Services will be unavailable during this event. Users who have been upgraded to ShoreTel VoIP phones will be without phone service for the duration of the outage.

Additionally, the Central Heating Plant will be shut down for approximately one week for annual maintenance following Commencement. All campus buildings except MOC, the Health Center, Fitzelle Hall, Hunt Union and Bugbee School will be without heat (which is not required at this time of year) or hot water for various periods of time.  “Lower Campus”  buildings, including Human Ecology, Alumni Hall, PE,  and Science I will be affected for approximately one week.  “Upper Campus” buildings including Milne, IRC, Admin, Schumacher, Fine Arts and the Field House will be affected for two to three weeks. Morris Hall will have hot water but no available heat. Residence Hall Director apartments will have hot water.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact MOC at XT 2507.