[UUP] November 18, 2014 10:39 am

Come watch and discuss POV documentary Farmingville at Hunt Union Red Dragon Theater, 5:30-7 p.m., on  Monday, December 1.  Sponsored by UUP. How did Farmingville, New York, a middle-class suburb on Long Island become the site of an attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers? This is a story of local conflicts over undocumented immigration, community rights, labor and immigrant rights. The film features activists on both sides, attempts to create a labor hall, and community building efforts. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend. Please share the attached flyer. For additional information contact Gina Keel at keelgl@oneonta.edu.

To view the flyer:  farmingville film flyer

November Recess — Tues., Nov. 25 (College closes after last evening class) –Sun., Nov. 30

(Dorms Close at 9 am on Wednesday, November 26)

  • Tuesday, November 25 –                                      8 AM – 6 PM
  • Wednesday, November 26 –                                 8 AM- 4:30 PM (No classes)
  • Thursday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Nov. 29 –                CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 30 (dorms open at 1 PM)        6 PM –1 AM
  • Monday, December 1 (Classes resume) –              Resume Regular Hours

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Tuesday, December 9, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Morris Hall’s Le CaféMichael King, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will present a talk titled, Race, Space, Policing and the Making of the Ferguson Rebellions”.

Abstract: The militant protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 and the aggressive response from police to those protests have helped to make “militarized policing” a national issue.  How did Ferguson – a suburban enclave on the northern outskirts of Saint Louis County with a population just over 20,000 – become the center of escalating debates and conflicts about race and policing in the U.S.?  I will examine the local history, politics and economics as well as specific social conditions related to housing, education and employment in Ferguson and the greater Saint Louis area.  A clear picture of segregation, racialized economic inequality and poor police-community relations emerges to serve as more than just a backdrop, but a catalyzing set of social factors and political grievances, beyond the killing of Mike Brown, which the militant protests in the street are trying to draw attention to.  My presentation will integrate analysis of recent events in Ferguson into the social conditions I am highlighting, as well as the history of the movement in past four months.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to December 5.  Vegetarian meals are available.

On Thursday, November 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM in the Butternut Valley Room in Hunt Union, faculty and staff are invited to join the Office of International Education (OIE) in welcoming Dr. Jamie Wood, Senior Lecturer in the History Department at the University of Lincoln in England. The OIE is currently working to establish an exchange agreement with the University of Lincoln in the following subject areas: History, English, and Political Science. During the reception, Dr. Wood will present information about the University of Lincoln, and then there will be time for open discussion. For Dr. Wood’s biography, please view the following link: http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/jwood. For information about the University of Lincoln, please view the University of Lincoln website: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/.

Prof. Michel Biard (University of Rouen, France), the current president of the Société des études robespierristes (Society of Robespierrist Studies), founded in Paris in 1908 with the aim of ‘researching and publishing documents and works relative to the history of Robespierre, the Revolution and the Empire’, invited Dr. Mette Harder, History,  to present her paper ‘Entre mémoire et histoire: les ex-Conventionnels et les premiers historiens de la Révolution’ (‘Between memory and history: the ex-Conventionnels and the first historians of the Revolution’) at a symposium at Ivry-sur-Seine near Paris on 7 November 2014. Dr. Harder also taught a graduate seminar at the University of Rouen on the topic ‘Les épurations des assemblées nationales sous la Révolution française’ (‘The purges of national assemblies during the French Revolution’). This seminar was part of the series ‘Autour de la Révolution française – Recherches en cours/Livres en débat (2013-2014)’ (‘Current research and recent books on the French Revolution’) and took place on 12 November 2014. In connection to these presentations, Dr. Harder has been invited to publish her article “Elle n’a même pas épargné ses membres! – Les épurations de la Convention nationale entre 1793 et 1795″ – which addresses the history of parliamentary purging in the Revolution – in a special issue of Les Annales historiques de la Révolution française (the only French and international review devoted solely to the study of the Revolution). It is in preparation for early 2015.

Hyejune Park (Fashion & Textiles, Human Ecology) presented three research studies at the 2014 conference of the International Textiles and Apparel Association (ITAA) in Charlotte, NC on November 14, 2014. The studies were: “The second generation of E-commerce: Online-only apparel retailers’ e-tailing strategies,” “Incorporating sustainability into the apparel quality analysis course,” and “The world’s most connected apparel consumers: Profiling online social consumers.” The first study was conducted with Victoria Panyu, undergraduate of SUNY Oneonta, and had received the 2014 College at Oneonta Foundation Award for Excellence in Student Research & Creative Activity. The second project was funded by SUNY Oneonta Teaching Development Grant and Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Workshop in SUNY Oneonta in 2014. The third study is part of her on-going research and is co-authored by Youn-Kyung Kim at the University of Tennessee.

Wednesday, November 5th to Sunday, November 30th the Colleges Against Cancer will be collecting Teddy Bears.  Teddy Bears can be dropped off at the Center for Social Responsibility and Community at 101C Alumni Hall, or at the weekly meetings in IRC 5 at 7PM.

Teddy Bears will be sent to Children’s Cancer Centers.  Your small effort can make a huge difference in a child’s life!

[Events] November 18, 2014 7:18 am

The annual Hunt Union winter craft show will be held Sunday, December 7 9:30-3pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom.  Crafters will be selling jewelry, wreaths, holiday décor and more.  For more information contact Angie Eichle at angie.eichler@oneonta.edu

Susan Bernardin, English, chaired and presented a paper on a panel entitled, “Indigenous Performances: Embodied Histories and Living Genealogies,” at the Western Literature Association conference, held November 5-8 in Victoria, BC. Her presentation identified practices of aesthetic collaboration in the development and dissemination of contemporary Native comic arts. At this conference, her term also began as Co-President of the Western Literature Association. She is currently co-organizing its next conference, which will be held in Reno in October 2015.

As part of our service learning project for Consumer Resource Management class, our group is collecting donations for the Cancer Patients at the Basset Hospital.

Items that will be collected:

  • Unscented lotion
  • Chap stick
  • Soft toothbrush
  • Travel sized toothpaste
  • Socks/gloves
  • Shower loofah sponges
  • Journals
  • Unscented hand sanitizer

Donations will be collecting  from November 17th to December 3rd.  There will be a blue bin in the Human Ecology office where these items can be dropped off. These can also be personally be picked up if preferred by Brandon, Magdalena or Diana.

For information please contact Diana at:  cervd83@suny.oneonta.edu