O-SNAP (Oneonta Sparking New Attitudes in Physics)

CONGRATULATIONS to five Physics and 3-2 Engineering students: Bridget Boland, Erica Corbin, Bridget Chartrand, Kimmy Kushman and Lyteshia Price, who presented a poster about their outreach activities this semester at the spring 2016 meeting of the NY Section of the American Physical Society at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY on April 1, 2016.  Their poster won the second place award in the Undergraduate Physics Poster Competition at this meeting.

This team of students have visited several middle schools across upstate New York. The project is designed to spark an interest in physics and engineering fields, especially among female and minority students. The “make and take” activities from the program are a powerful way to spark that interest. Moreover, having an all-female team is a proven role model approach. This activity was funded by a grant from the New York State Section of the American Physical Society. Professor Sunil Labroo served as the faculty mentor for the Oneonta team.

New Critics Undergraduate Literature Conference – April 9

The seventh annual New Critics Conference will take place on Saturday, April 9, at Morris Conference Center. Student panels will run from 10-3:00 and will be followed by Prof. Jinny Huh’s (University of Vermont) keynote address at 3:30. Dr. Huh’s talk, entitled, “Arresting Eyes: Race Detection in a Post-Racial America” will look at the efforts to detect race in detective novels and passing narratives. Further, Dr. Huh will ask what it means to try to detect race in “post-racial” America where we are often instructed not to see race.

Conference panels and the keynote are free and open to all, and light refreshments will be provided at the keynote. Please see the attached conference schedule and keynote poster, or contact Bianca Tredennick for more information.

Please click on the following links for more information:  Final schedule and  Keynote poster

UUP Members: Liberty Mutual Representative Mark Lipka on Campus – April 13

Liberty Mutual Representative Mark Lipka will be on Campus to meet with UUP Members on Wednesday, April 13 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, have some refreshments, or just come  to say “hi” to Mark.   You’re under no obligation but could leave being pleasantly surprised!

To view the flyer with additional information: Liberty Mutual

Win Dragon Dollar Gift Cards!

Complete this short (<15 minute) survey to be entered into a drawing for prizes ranging from $10-$100. The survey includes questions specific to on-campus residents as well as commuters (students, faculty, and staff), and your responses will be valuable for compiling the College’s greenhouse gas inventory report. Survey and prize eligibility are open to the entire campus community, and all of your responses are confidential.

Please note that certain web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome are NOT compatible with the survey tool. We recommend that you copy and paste the link below into Internet Explorer or Safari, then log in with your SUNY Oneonta ID and take the survey to WIN!

https://aristotle.oneonta.edu/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m2LK8o2K

Tapestry of Diversity Award Ceremony – April 5

You are invited to the  Tapestry of Diversity Award Ceremony with Honoree  María Cristina Montoya at the Craven Lounge, Morris Hall on Tuesday, April 5th from 2:30-4pm.

Join us as we celebrate María Cristina Montoya and hear from students about her impact on campus and within the Oneonta community.   Light refreshments will be served

For more information or questions, please contact Faith Tiemann at faith.tiemann@oneonta.edu.

To view the flyer:  Tapestry Poster