Thirteen area residents graduated on June 21 from Leadership Otsego, a biennial program offered through SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) and designed to prepare future leaders of Otsego County. Members of the Leadership Otsego Class of 2012, and the organizations they represent, are: Elizabeth Anderson of Oneonta, Sidney Federal Credit Union; [...]
SUNY Oneonta is one of six colleges selected by the State University of New York’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to receive a grant to support diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus. The $10,000 Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence grant will fund a series of activities during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 [...]
Three SUNY Oneonta faculty members were recently awarded grants totaling $30,000 to support a child obesity prevention study, a geologic mapping project and a mixed-media art exhibition. Helen Battisti, assistant professor of Human Ecology, received a $10,000 grant from The Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Foundation for a project titled “Healthy as a Horse.” [...]
SUNY Oneonta has affirmed its commitment to sustainability by signing the United Nations’ Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development. The college joins more than 150 colleges and universities in 47 countries publicly pledging to advance sustainability as a global responsibility. Signatories of the declaration pledge to teach sustainable development concepts, encourage research on sustainable development issues, [...]
Two SUNY Oneonta University Police officers will receive an international law enforcement association award for their heroism in rescuing an 81-year-old man who accidentally drove his car into a pond on campus last fall. Sgt. Nathaniel Leonard and Officer Christopher Skovira have been selected to receive the annual Award for Valor given by the International [...]
The College at Oneonta Foundation Board of Directors has elected three new and two returning board members to terms beginning June 22. Established in 1982 with the mission of raising and administering gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the college, the State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation is governed by a [...]
Intrepid stargazers were rewarded with a rare glimpse of Venus against the setting sun on Tuesday at the SUNY Oneonta Observatory. The college’s Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a public viewing of the transit of Venus — an event that only occurs roughly twice every century —using telescopes fitted with solar filters.
SUNY Oneonta student Shawn Dacey got a rare look at one of the world’s most isolated cultures during a two-week trip to North Korea planned as part of an independent study in Geography.
The SUNY Oneonta Department of English will present “Sharp Eyes VII: Is Nature Writing Dead?” — the seventh in the John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar series — from June 4-7. The biennial conference will feature 24 presentations by visiting scholars beginning at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 4. It will close at 7:30 p.m. [...]
The Bugbee Children’s Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “I am extremely proud of the hard work, time and effort that went into achieving this recognition,” said Bugbee Children’s Center Director Marie Petta. “It is most certainly a [...]