Our  Campus and Community Relay for Life TeamTeam Mimi” has so far met 56% of its goal.  This team is for survivors, supporters, and in memory of loved ones the campus and community has lost to cancer. We have about 40 walkers on the team but it is never too late to join . All are welcome, so please spread the word among your friends and family members. The date of the event is April 17 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Alumni Field House. You can walk for as short or as long of a period as you wish.

To make a donation. join our team, or find out more about Relay for Life, go to Team Mimi or contact Laura Emmett atlaura.emmett@oneonta.edu or at x3114 if would like additional information.

Thank you for your anticipated support!

Your Team Captains: Laura EmmettKate Bronk, and Megan Scrivener

The last day to request an appointment with a peer tutor at CADE for Spring 2015 will be Wednesday, April 22.  To apply for a peer tutoring appointment, visit our scheduling website here:  https://tracktion.oneonta.edu.  The April 22 deadline applies only to appointment-based peer tutoring.

Drop-in peer tutoring for selected courses will continue as regularly scheduled through May 5, and new attendees are always welcome to come for help during drop-in hours.  Finals week drop-in will follow a modified schedule; check the website for details.  More information and the schedule for drop-in tutoring can be found here: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/cade/dropinschedule.asp.

Celebrate fresh air, clean water, beautiful landscapes and the Oneonta community during Green Dragon Week 2015 (4/20-4/26)!!!


Here is the calendar of events:   http://www.oneonta.edu/sustainability/documents/FINAL%20GDW%20Calendar%202015.pdf.

The 5th annual Go STEM Summer Institute for area students will focus on How it Works – The Human Body. The Institute will run from July 13 -17, 2015 from 9-3 daily and will cost $60 including lunch. This Institute is for current sixth, seventh and eighth graders and will be held on the campus of SUNY Oneonta. The Institute will offer students the opportunity to learn together using hands-on projects presented by College professors/scientists, middle school science teachers, and college students studying to be science teachers.  For a complete description of the program and an application for this year’s Institute go to http://www.cdostem.org/go-stem-institute.html .  The deadline for applications is June 1st

Just a reminder that Liberty Mutual Representative Mark Lipka will be on Campus to meet with UUP Members tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

He has some giveaways so take a few minutes to stop by to get a free quote, pick up some information, grab some coffee and a snack or just say “hi” to Mark.

You will enjoy exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance. As a member of UUP, you could save 10% on quality auto and home insurance tailored to your needs.

You’re under no obligation but could leave being pleasantly surprised!

For additional information:   Liberty Mutual

April L. Ford, English adjunct faculty member, presented on a panel at the 2015 AWP conference in Minneapolis, MN on April 10. The panel was called “You’ve Been Telling Me You Were a Genius Since You Were 17: Six Writers Reel In Their Earliest (and Often Embarrassing) Efforts.” The other panelists were authors Libby Cudmore, Matthew Quinn Martin, Donna Minkowitz, Elizabeth Searle, and Suzanne Strempek Shea. Visit http://www.april-l-ford.com for more information.

Dr. E. Maria Thompson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Pignato, Associate Professor of Music, will deliver this year’s Susan Smith Lecture titled “Musrara Mix: Technologically Mediated Poiesis in Music Collaboration” on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Craven Lounge of Morris Conference Center. A hearty hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the lecture. Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English.  Dr. Pignato is the twenty-first recipient of this prize.  This event and the student awards presented are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the 2014-2015 Fund for Oneonta.  The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

This year’s conference will be held Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th in Morris Conference Center. Student presentations run from 9am to 6pm on Friday and 9:40am to 2:40pm on Saturday.  The keynote presentation will be given on Friday at 7:30pm by Berit Brogaard, coming to us from the University of Miami to speak on Auditory Perception and Cognitive Penetration.
To view the flyer with more information:  PhilConference

The Positive Power of Humor with presenter Ms. Yvonne Conte, of Humor Advantage, Incorporated is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center.  This presentation is is open to all SUNY Oneonta employees.

This fast paced humorous presentation is peppered with personal anecdotes and real life experience.  Yvonne provides insights into the trials and triumphs we face at home and in the workplace.  She has met personal challenges – major career changes, death, illness, divorce and single parenthood with unshakable optimism and a sense of humor.  She brings laughter and encouragement, delighting her audiences as she offers life-changing material.

A seasoned motivational humorist, Yvonne takes good clean real-life experiences and adds a delightful serving of laughter helping her audience to discover how thoughts, feelings and behavior can affect work performance, relationships and personal success.  This is a common sense no-nonsense and hysterical look at life.

Find out how humor and joy:

  • Improves Communication  • Stimulates Creativity  • Builds Confidence  • Promotes Good Health  • Encourages Problem Solving  • Helps to Overcome Fear  •  Increases Productivity  • Reduces Stress
[General Announcements] April 13, 2015 8:16 am

In 2012, SUNY Oneonta began a three-year partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as part of a strategic commitment to foster greater understanding of the strength that diversity brings to our campus. Through this partnership, co-facilitators—who are members of the college community—lead educational sessions several times each semester to examine the role of culture in shaping interactions, and to discuss strategies for responding to bigotry and prejudice.

Follow this link to register:  https://helpdesk.oneonta.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1428426591599

A light snack and drink will be provided at each session. Although registrants will receive a reminder email close to the training date, be sure to add the session you select to your calendar.

Contact Mary Bonderoff or Theresa Russo with any questions about the “A Campus of Difference” program.