The SUNY Oneonta Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma invites 17 of its top business students to join “the Best in Business,” an expanding network of 750,000 students and alumni worldwide. Only the students who ranked in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- are eligible for this invitation.  Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a program at a school accredited by AACSB International. Membership reaches across six continents and 160 countries worldwide.

The Dean of the School of Economics and Business, Dr. Yen, along with three other SUNY Oneonta Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter representatives, Dr. Buchan-Advisor, Dr. Durkin-Vice President and Dr. Flynn-Vice President, made appearances in the classrooms of the 17 students this past week during the fall “tapping” ceremony.  These students were recognized properly for their outstanding academic achievements in front of their classmates and peers as they were invited to join the expanding SUNY Oneonta Chapter.

The induction ceremony will be held on April 22, 2016 at 3:30 in the Otsego Grille of Morris Conference Center. Congratulations and continued success to the following invitees:  Tim Boss, Taylor Burrows, Elizabeth Chichester, Paul Hotaling, Meaghan Kristol, John Marano, Dana Matedero, Benjamin Merrill, Sean Mockler, Delaney Nichols, Ryan O’Mahoney, Thomas Reilly, Parker Ruetz, Ashley Shirreffs, Skylar Van Dyke, Joseph Volino, and Kathryn White.

We are happy to announce that the registration deadline for the 3rd Annual SUNY Pride Conference (October 23-25, 2015), has been extended to October 15th, 2015.  We are so excited to host all of our workshops and our keynote speaker, Robin Ochs!  The Gender and Sexuality Alliance and SUNY Oneonta will also be hosting our annual Drag Ball that weekend. Like our Facebook page for more updates. For more details about hotels, presentations, and scheduling, click here.

If registrations costs are prohibitive for attendance, please contact to let us know; there are sponsored registrations that are available for current SUNY Oneonta students.

Hope to see you there, and don’t forget to be a #leaderofchange!

SUNY Pride Planning Committee

SUNY Oneonta is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals.  As a federal contractor, we must reach out and take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected veterans.  We are asking current employees to self-identify if you consider yourself a protected veteran by completing a brief survey here:  VETS.  As part of the SUNY system, we are required to use this specific survey instrument.  Please note that Vietnam Veteran is no longer in and of itself a protected class.  However, one or more of the categories on the survey may apply to you.  Participation is completely voluntary.  Responses will be maintained securely and confidentially.  Completed forms should be placed in a sealed envelope and returned to the Office of Human Resources, 208 Netzer Administration Building.  If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Hall, Sr. Personnel Associate at x2509 or at  Thank you.

Sodexo Catering is pleased to announce the snext Tuesdays at the Grille will take place on  October  13th and will feature a delicious Oktoberfest  menu:  View Menu. Tuesdays at the Grille features an “All You Can Eat Buffet” with an “Interactive Sauté Station” and are held  in the  Otsego Grille, Morris Conference Center from 11:30 to 1:30PM.     The menu will vary each time and dining (cash or personal check payable to Sodexo ),  is open to everyone for just $10.  Hope to see you there!

The deadline for submission of Life of the Mind (LOTM) presentation information has been extended to Monday, 19 October at 5:00 PM. Visit for information and to complete the Abstract Submission Form. Faculty who wish to display books or other peer-reviewed publications (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 21 October; contact Diana Moseman:

This year, the LOTM Showcase is will be held in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center over two consecutive days: Wednesday, November 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. AND Thursday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (This should allow for most participants to be present at their display at various times during the event.)

Contact the Grants Development Office ( x2632, or x2434) with questions or concerns.

The Hungry Heart is the story of a real life Pediatrician in a town, not much different from Oneonta, who decided to take on the heroin crisis one patient at a time.  Students have the ability to see an award winning film and interact with Bess O’Brien, the engaging and passionate director of the film.

This film is an official selection of the 2015 APHA Global Public Health Film Festival and an American Society of Addiction Medicine’s 2015 Media Award winner. The content and the quality of The Hungry Heart has broad application across multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, communications, public health, criminal justice, human ecology, pre-med, nursing, and education) and is about far more than addiction.   It has a history of sparking excellent, on-going interactions with college students on a variety of related topics.

  • Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm in IRC:  Film showing with discussion led by the director immediately following.
  • Director Bess O’Brien will be available for class discussions on Thursday, October 22.
  • Online streaming of the documentary will be available for 48 hours prior to the film showing on 10/21.

For more information contact Rebecca Harrington at 607-436-3540 or

The Office of Health Education is now providing an online subscription to Student Health 101, a monthly health and wellness magazine, to students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help students make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students.

You’re also invited to read the Student Health 101 issue for our students or its complement, The Student Advocate designed for parents and supporters.  Back issues and permanent links are available through The Office of Health Education’s Student Health 101 page.

The October issue has some great articles including:

  • Drained?: How to sync your sleep and life
  • The 4 keys to your courses
  • What does spirituality mean to you?: Students share
  • Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good
  • Are you social or nocial?: Take the quiz
  • Get your nature on: 7 new ways to get fit outdoors
  • And much more…

Thanks for taking the time to read Student Health 101!

Liberty Mutual Representative Mark Lipka will be on Campus to meet with UUP Members on Wednesday, October 14 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

As a member of UUP, You will enjoy exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance tailored to your needs.

Take a few minutes to stop by for a free quote, pick up some information, or just to say “hi” to Mark and indulge in a cup of cider and a donut or cookie. You’re under no obligation but could leave being pleasantly surprised!

To view the flyer with additional information:  liberty mutual

On Thursday, October 8th at Noon in the Otsego Grille, Morris Hall, UUP Oneonta members will meet with UUP Chief Negotiator Philippe Abraham and members of the UUP negotiations team to discuss the negotiations process and the shaping of the UUP negotiations agenda. UUP members should prepare to forward their questions, comments, and goals directly to the Negotiations Team on Thursday, October 8th.

The Agreement between United University Professions and the State of New York expires on July 1, 2016. New contract negotiations between UUP and the State of New York will commence in a few months. These negotiations are consequential to your future and to that of SUNY. The negotiations will not be easy. Your participation is important.

It is essential that you understand the negotiations process and have input on it. To the end, UUP Oneonta invites its members to meet with the individuals who will negotiate your contact and to let them hear you.

Due to the subject matter, this meeting is open exclusively for those presently represented by the UUP bargaining unit.

Complimentary union lunches will be served. RSVP reservations are required for purposes of the food order. To RSVP these meetings, telephone 607-436-2135 (leave message on answering machine) or email Provide your name and contact information in your RSVP.

Dr. Laura Munteanu, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, published a research article entitled “Constructing Simulation Relations for IDO Systems Affine in Inputs and Disturbances” in the Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems journal (co-authored with Kevin Grasse, University of Oklahoma). In her paper, Dr. Munteanu introduced a new algorithm for generating simulation relations between nonlinear control systems that are affine in inputs and disturbances, and provided precise mathematical conditions ensuring that the algorithm works as intended. She also constructed several examples illustrating how the algorithm can be applied in specific instances.