The Giving Tree is Coming

Members of the SUNY Oneonta community have brightened 100s of children’s holidays for more than 10 years through their generous donations. We are asking for your help again this year. Our hope is that community members will choose a child’s gift tag, and return with holiday gifts and warm clothing for that child. The gift tags will contain a child’s age, gender, size and any special clothing needs. There will also be an option to provide a Food box and/or a Toiletries Collection.

Witnessing the generosity of our college community is truly overwhelming and a great way to enhance holiday spirit! We hope that you will be able to attend and participate in these worthwhile functions.
If you will be unable to attend the Tag Pick Up but would like to participate in the Giving Tree, please contact Anne Winchester, Office of Equity and Inclusion,, or Kate McMichael, New Student Services,
Thank you in advance,
Anne Winchester and Kate McMichael

Sarah Karas Publishes Article

Sarah Karas, Milne Library, published an article titled “Teaching Unprepared” in Instruction Section (v. 34 n. 2), a publication from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the American Library Association. The article focuses on the idea of teaching information literacy instruction sessions in a manner that allows students to engage with the concept of “Searching as Strategic Exploration,” one of the core frames from ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

James M. Milne Library Offers Trials for Four Databases

James M. Milne library has recently acquired trial subscriptions to four databases: Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate, HeinOnline, and Web of Science. These four databases will be available for a limited time only. Access to these databases can be achieved through the Trials tab on the library homepage. A link to a short, five question survey is located next to each database. It would be extremely helpful to the library if the survey was completed after use of one of the trial databases. By completing the survey, we can gather information about the value of the database for our students, faculty, and staff here at SUNY Oneonta. The survey is entirely voluntary. Thank you!

Link to the Trials Database Tab:

Theatre Department Releases New Episodes in YouTube Series

Theatre Department Releases New Episodes in YouTube Series About Senior Experiences The Theatre Department has released two new episodes in a seven-part YouTube series highlighting what graduating seniors learned and experienced during their education in theatre at SUNY Oneonta.

In Episode 3, “Our Favorites,” seniors share their favorite experiences from Theatre Department classes and productions. Watch Episode 3 now!

In Episode 4, “What We Value,” seniors discuss what they valued about their experience in theatre at SUNY Oneonta. Watch Episode 4 now!

Previous episodes:

In Episode 2, “Show and Tell”, graduating seniors shared their costumes and design projects from Theatre Department productions. Watch Episode 2 now!

In Episode 1, “Origin Stories”, we said hello to a group of seniors and found out how they got started in theatre at SUNY Oneonta. Watch Episode 1 now!

Additional episodes will be released in the following weeks. For further updates, follow the Theatre Department Facebook page @SUNYOneontaTheatre. The video series was produced by the SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department with support provided by the Office of Communications. The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the students interviewed. For the latest information about the Theatre Department visit Closed-captioning has been provided for all the videos in the series.

New Coordinator for the Center for Multicultural Experiences

Dasia Morman, Graduate of UB Master’s Program, is the New Coordinator for the Center for Multicultural Experiences
The Office of Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that we have hired Ms. Dasia Morman as the Coordinator of the Center for Multicultural Experiences. Ms. Morman is a graduate of the University of Buffalo Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program. She has done internships in a variety of roles at UB, including the EOP office, and worked with students of color, students with disabilities and in academic advising roles. We are excited to have her join our team. Dasia’s office will be on the first floor of the Center for Multicultural Experiences, and she will join us on October 30, 2017.

Information Session for Student Grant Program – Wednesday, October 18

The application deadline for the fall 2017 round of the Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity (CA) is Wednesday, November 15. Need guidance or have questions? Members of the Committee on Research are offering a Student Research/CA Grant Information Session on Wednesday, October 18, from 5–6:30 p.m. in Hunt Union’s Butternut Valley Room. The student grant program now offers different tracks for all levels of interested students and potential faculty mentors. Stop by and find out more about support for student research and creative activity.