OAS Job Opportunity: Red Dragon Outfitters Customer Service Coordinator

Customer Service Coordinator-Red Dragon Outfitters: Oneonta Auxiliary Services (OAS) is a not-for-profit corporation that has served the students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oneonta for over 60 years. OAS is seeking a qualified and energetic individual to serve as the Customer Service Coordinator in the Red Dragon Outfitters. This is a full-time, year-round, hourly position vital to OAS. The Customer Service Coordinator is responsible for efficient day-to-day operations in the Red Dragon Outfitters. Major responsibilities include processing transactions at the Point of Sale and supervising student employees. Professional and courteous interactions are essential while providing Customer Service to a diverse campus community. This position reports to the Red Dragon Outfitters Manager.

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years retail customer service and supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with SUNY Oneonta campus preferred
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of computer operating systems including retail point of sale systems
  • Attention to detail and accuracy along with excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

Salary and Benefits: Oneonta Auxiliary Services offers excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to:  Oneonta Auxiliary Services, 215 Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820

Electronic applications may be submitted to OAS@oneonta.edu.  Application Deadline: Monday, April 25, 2016

Oneonta Auxiliary Services is an equal opportunity employer.

To view the original job notice:  RDO Customer Service

Reminder: Susan Bernardin to Deliver Susan Sutton Smith Lecture – April 12

Dr. James E. Mackin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Bernardin, Professor of English, will deliver this year’s Susan Smith Lecture titled “STORY-HISTORY-STORY: Contemporary Native American Literary and Visual Arts,” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Craven Lounge of Morris Conference Center. A hearty hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the lecture in Otsego Grille.

Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English.  Dr. Bernardin is the twenty-second recipient of this prize.  This event and the student awards presented are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the 2015-2016 Fund for Oneonta.  The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

John Schaumloffel Completes Course on the Early History of the Atomic Bomb

John Schaumloffel at Trinity Site

John Schaumloffel, Chemistry & Biochemistry, recently completed a course on the Early History of the Atomic Bomb that is offered by the University of Dayton.


The three day course, held in Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Socorro, NM, included lectures on the Manhattan Project, security at the Los Alamos site, the role of Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories in the development of atomic weapons, President Truman’s decision to use the bomb against Japan, and the role of atomic weapons in the Cold War. Lectures were held at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the Bradbury Museum near Los Alamos National Labs and at the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range.


The course ended with a behind the scenes tour of the Trinity Site, including “ground zero”, the McDonald house, Base Camp and instrumentation areas used during the first detonation of a nuclear device. Support for the course fees and travel was provided by the Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Retirement Reception for Marie Petta – April 21

After 30 years of service and dedication to Bugbee Children’s Center, Marie Petta has decided it is time to venture onto something new! Please join us in offering Mare best wishes, on her retirement, at an open house reception on Thursday, April 21st from 2-6 p.m. in the Bugbee Children’s Center Gymnasium. There will be a special presentation at 5 p.m.

We are creating a CARD TREE for Marie. Please bring in or send cards with recent pictures of children who have attended Bugbee Children’s Center and/or a special memory. Please send items to:

Marie Petta, c/o Bugbee Children’s Center, Bugbee Hall, State St., Oneonta, NY 13820

To view the invitation:  Marie’s Retirement Invitation

Art History Conference: ReDefine

As a major Art Department event, the theme of this year’s Art History Conference will be “Re-Define: Define Again or Differently.” This interactive conference will interrogate visual culture in the Post-Modern world. From 1945 to the present: war, religion, civil rights, disease, identity, and the environment have been catalysts for artistic expressions which Re-Define the boundaries between art, fashion, media, and design. This conference features original student and faculty research and artwork which investigates and Re-Defines visual culture in the 21st Century. Everyone is welcome – light refreshments served. The event will take place on Thursday, April 14th from 9 AM to 6 PM in the Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact Prof. Ken Havenstein in the Art Department or at Havensk@oneonta.edu or Molly Brown, Milne Library Reference Librarian, at Molly.Brown@oneonta.edu.

To view the program brochure:  REDEFINE Program 2016

Students Participate in Domestic Intercultural Immersion Project in Los Angeles

During spring break, 13 students from SUNY Oneonta traveled to Los Angeles as part of the Domestic Intercultural Immersion Project. The trip was also part of an Africana and Latino Studies department mini course titled “Latina/o  Movement(s) in Los Angeles” led by Eddy Francisco Alvarez and Jorge Estrada. During the trip, through an interdisciplinary and experiential approach, students learned about the various ways that Latinas/os move in the city. They also learned about intersectional and coalitional forms of activism in relation to immigration, transportation equity, gentrification, transgender rights, and arts and performance (artivism) in LA.

Participants met with students from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to learn about each other’s cultures and about issues affecting each other’s communities. This immersion program also consisted of students volunteering and engaging in roundtable dialogues with members of the Trans Latina Coalition, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, Mujeres de Maíz and Self-Help Graphics, all of which are organizations invested in bettering the lives of Latinas/os in Los Angeles . All 13 students were also enrolled in ALS 252: Latino Cultures on the Move taught by Dr. Alvarez in the ALS department. This trip was sponsored made possible by the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and a StAR Grant. Selected students will be presenting on their experiences in the CME on April 25 at 4pm in the CME. Stop by to learn about this enriching and rewarding experience for the students!