Annual State Fire Inspection on Campus – March 21-April 1

The campus will have its annual “state” fire inspection between MAR 21 and APR 1.   The state fire marshal will have access to inspect every room on campus.  The inspector will be accompanied by campus personnel.

Common violations include, but are not limited to:

  • General housekeeping
  • Excessive combustible material
  • Unauthorized extension cords
  • Unauthorized space heaters

If you have any questions, please contact Norm Payne at XT 3224 or

Campus Notification from MOC

On March 7, 2016 the Heating Plant will be conducting  combustion testing on Boiler #1.  At times during the day it may be required to release steam into the atmosphere which will sound like a train whistle.  This sound  is normal and there  is no reason for alarm or concern.

Please contact the MOC @x2507 with any questions or concerns.

Biological Field Station Summer Internships Application Period Open/Extended!

Applications are now being accepted for the Biological Field Station (Cooperstown) summer internship program. The BFS offers 10-week paid summer internships for undergraduate students interested in Ecology, Field Biology, Water Resources, Environmental Science, and other related areas. Students will conduct research in a team environment with mentoring by faculty and staff. Applications will be accepted through Friday March 18th 2016. The program is open to all undergraduate students, from Oneonta and beyond. Full program details and application materials are available at the Biological Field Station website:

To view the poster:  Biological Field Station Undergrad Internship Poster

Yazmin Monet Watkins Conducts Poetry Workshop: Note to Self – February 26

Spoken Word Artist and Activist Yazmin Monet Watkins will present a Poetry Workshop:  Note to Self, on Friday February 26, 2016 from 4pm—6 pm, in CME Multipurpose Room, Lee Hall.  Dinner will be provided.

In Note to Self, participants write loving poems and/or letters to themselves.  This exercise deconstructs media representations of beauty and purpose while analyzing societal promotion of racialized body, and gender norms.

This workshop promotes self-confidence and positive body image.

For more information contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion @2830.

Yazmin Monet Watkins Performs “Love and War” –

Staffing Changes in Student Accounts

Please welcome the following staff members in their new role/position in the Student Accounts Office:

J Lentner is serving as Interim Director of Student Accounts, pending a search for the vacancy left by Erik Andersen.  J has worked at the college since 1997 and joined the Student Accounts staff in 2011.   He can be reached by phone at x2586 or by email at

Elizabeth Brockert, Sr. Staff Assistant in Student Accounts since 2014, will lead the Making Cents Financial Literacy Program (

Kyle Burch has recently joined the staff as Staff Assistant, (  Kyle is a SUNY Oneonta alum who worked in the Call Center as a student, and most recently at NY Health Options in Albany.

Alexa Sundal, also a former Call Center agent and recent SUNY Oneonta graduate, is serving  as Staff Assistant in a temporary appointment (

Relay for Life Team Interest Meeting

Once again the campus community will come together to form a Relay for Life Team.  This year we have joined forces with the Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.) student group and our team name is Mimi’s Acts of Kindness.  Please join us for a general interest meeting on Friday, March 4 at noon in the Morris Craven Lounge.  During this meeting we will coordinate a sign-up sheet for various time slots during the event, solicit ideas and show you how so sign you up online. Light refreshments and hot cocoa and will be provided courtesy of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

We are hoping to see a large interest from faculty, staff, students and community members.  Please spread the word!  All are welcome, so please spread the word among your friends and family members.  The date of the event is April 15 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on April 16 in the Alumni Field House.  You can walk for as short or as long of a period as you wish.

Please contact Laura Emmett at or at x3114 if you are interested but cannot make it to the meeting or would like additional information.

Thank you for your anticipated interest.