Rebecca Harrington, Health Educator, presented a poster titled “Wearing the Message: Using T-Shirts to Further the Conversation”  during the January  2016 NASPA Strategies Conference on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Mental Health and Violence Prevention. The poster explored the development, implementation, evaluations and lessons learned since 2012 when the SUNY Oneonta know violence committee began utilizing t-shirt campaigns. The shirt campaigns have provided a cost effective opportunity to engage students, groups, faculty and staff on the issue of interpersonal violence  by increasing the visibility and encouraging conversation.

Canada’s leading afro-centric professional chorus, The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, will perform as part of Black History Month celebration on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom. The Chorale has established themselves as one of the finest professional choruses left in this historic tradition. The concert will feature choral works by leading African-American and African-Canadian composers including the Chorale’s namesake, Nathaniel Dett. Earlier on Friday, the Apollo Music Club will sponsor an artist with NDC founder and conductor Brainerd Blyden-Taylor and conductor Tim Newton. They will discuss music of the African diaspora and the Chorale’s efforts to preserve this music from 2-3:15pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Come hear the Chorale demonstrate what they do at 2pm.

The Artist Talk at 2pm is FREE and open to the wider public. The concert at 7:30pm is $3 for SUNY Oneonta students with ID and $25 for adults. Thanks to the generosity of the Oneonta Concert Association, the first 50 students with Oneonta ID and 20 faculty and staff with Oneonta ID will be admitted FREE!

This is event is sponsored by the Music Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Grants Office, Apollo Music Club, and with great support from the Oneonta Concert Association.

The Food & Nutrition Association presents Valentine’s Day Treats.  This year the featured treats are:

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Fresh, juicy strawberries dipped in milk or dark chocolate – 2 for $3.00
  • Chocolate Truffles – Rich chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder – 6 for $5.00
  • Red Velvet Cake – 9-inch heart-shaped cake with cream cheese frosting.                                                  Personalize your cake with “Happy Valentine’s Day” or another message! – $8.00

Place your order by February 9th at noon.  Email Jess at  On-campus delivery is available for just a $1.00 more.  Pick-up and delivery will take place on February 11 & 12 from 1-5PM.  Checks payable to the Food & Nutrition Association.

Residence Hall Director (Tech Asst Casual): The Educational Opportunity Program/Access to College Excellence programs at the State University of New York College at Oneonta seek a motivated individual to direct a highly structured summer residence hall program.  This is a three-week pre-freshman bridge program from July 17 – August 6, 2016.  RHD obligation includes staff training and begins July 6, 2016.

Duties and responsibilities include:  supervising a residence hall housing 75 – 80 students; providing leadership and direction to both students and staff members; helping students make the transition from high school to a college environment; implementing room assignments and procedures for check-in and check-out; training and supervising a staff of resident advisors/tutors; planning and facilitating hall activities, evening programs, and weekend outings; involved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Required qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree; experience in residence life; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

To apply online go to  Please upload a letter of interest and resume.  Contact information for three professional references is required.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, with preference to submissions prior to March 1.  For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at:

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community.  Please visit our website on diversity at:, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

February is Black History Month – we kicked it off a little early last week, with our BHM Celebration, and  you will find a  link below to the calendar highlighting a number of events planned for Black History Month. These are events hosted by departments and groups all across campus – including the Department of Africana and Latino Studies, The Office of Equity and Inclusion, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, the Music Department, and many more.

Keep an eye out on the campus calendar and Campus Connections for more events that may be added as the month goes on. Thank you for your participation – we hope you can attend!  To view the calendar of events: Black History Month Calendar of Events

WRN Ambassadors:  It is with our sincerest appreciation for all of your collective efforts that we celebrate this week the two-year milestone of the WRN Ambassador initiative.  Some of you have been here since the beginning, while others are new to the initiative this week.  Regardless, we want to thank you for your commitment to making our communities ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme events.

This week we will be highlighting our “People of WRN” on social media, recognizing some notable contributions from our WRN Ambassadors, and asking all to engage your employees and stakeholders to Be A Force of Nature.

This is a great time to send us your success stories of how you are contributing to building a Weather-Ready Nation.  Send a short narrative and if you have a photo or website with the WRN Ambassador logo, send that too. Or you can tweet your successes using #buildingWRN

And, it so happens we have a strong storm system impacting much of the nation this week with heavy snow, blizzard conditions, severe weather, and flooding rains.  One great way to stay informed is to follow our NWS social media accounts.  You can find social media accounts in your local area here.

[General Announcements] February 1, 2016 12:03 pm

The Family Weekend Committee will begin meeting later this month.  The weekend is scheduled for September 23-25, 2016 (#OneontaFW16).  If you wish to participate in planning this important college program please contact the chair, Robb Thibault at .

Dr. Maria Cristina Montoya, Foreign Languages and Literatures, with the editorial assistance of Dr. Gustavo Arango and Natalia Montoya (Alumn 2014), published a book:  My Life in the United States, Young Hispanic Heritage Language Speakers Write About Their Experiences.

Hispanic students with diverse oral and literacy proficiency levels engage in an autobiographical writing process in a College course designed for heritage language learners.  They share common experiences growing up with two languages and two cultures, and similar life struggles.  The development of a step by step writing process motivates them to write fluently while turning an oral private language into a written public one. This methodology promotes creativity, discussions about dual identity, future goals, and responsibilities as a growing minority in the U.S; Students also learn syntactic rules, orthography and stylistics. After a semester editing work, they are asked to grant copyright permission for a published book. Proceeds from the sale are used to create a scholarship within the College Foundation for the recovery of heritage languages.

Wednesday 2/3 at 7:30 PM in Union Square. Coffee and desserts to follow. LEAD Credit Offered.

Host: Linda Drake is the Executive Director for the Center for Social Responsibility and Community, most of you know her office as CSRC.  Linda started at CSRC in 2001.  In the last 15 years, Linda has made huge strides in working with the local community to bridge local needs with community service and being able to place students where their interest lies.  She takes time to guide them through activities, prepare them for assignments and takes personal interest in each student and tries to pair them with organizations where both the student and organization mutually gain from the experience. Her knowledge of needs and resources locally has made the CSRC very visible and a respected resource.  Her relationship with students and being a hands-on leader has made her effective in her role on campus. Students see her as a leader that takes interest in developing her students by example. Linda establishes trust and respect in her student relationships that enables her to derive a better work ethic and a higher level of performance from students. Linda works towards her slice of accomplishing our strategic plan.  Linda is working with faculty to increase service-learning, a key component of applied learning.  She is willing to work with any professor in any capacity that they need to succeed with a service-learning component in their classes. Read more…

The State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may not have otherwise been offered admission. Available primarily to full-time, matriculated students, the program supports students throughout their college careers within the University.

UUP will participate in support for EOP access on February 10th. To support EOP access and for further details, please contact UUP EOP Advocacy Coordinator Glenn Pichardo at (607) 436-3507 or