Seeking Donations for a Service-Learning Trip to Bolivia this May!

This semester, 22 students have worked very hard to understand the culture and society of Bolivia, while learning about political and economic development in the country.  We are partnering with Save the Children International, a well known NGO that strives to provide health and education programs to underprivileged children and their families.  While in Bolivia, our students will be teaching English, providing pedagogical support to teachers and carrying out various workshops in music, dance, art, health education and sports, among others.

In order to do the activities they planned for the children in Cochabamba, we are kindly asking you, the Oneonta community, to help us with some of the supplies we need to do the activities.  Some of these are: pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, color pencils/ crayons, glue/ glue sticks, paint/ watercolors, paintbrushes, deflated balloons, index cards, construction paper, sidewalk chalk, and any other school supplies you have at home that you or your children are no longer using. Please bring items to the Foreign Languages Department (Schumacher 300). Thank you so much for helping our cause!  To view the donation list:  Donation items

SPAN 394 and POLS 272 students

Convivium Luncheon and Program – April 27

You are cordially invited to luncheon to the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, April 27, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Otsego Grille.   Student recipients of the College at Oneonta Foundation Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity (judged and selected at the April 20th SRCA Day) will present their award-winning projects. The names and project titles of the student awardees will be announced on April 21st. Limited seating is available, however, so make your reservation now if you wish to attend.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to April 25.   Vegetarian meals are available.

Kevin Jensen Receives Achievement Award

Congratulations to Kevin Jensen, Associate Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer, on his recent Achievement Award from the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.  Kevin received this award in recognition of his many contributions to the WASFAA organization, having served on many committees as well as President of the organization.  We welcomed Kevin to our campus in early February.

Barbara Vokatis & Jianwei Zhang Publish an Article in International Journal

Barbara Vokatis (Elementary Education and Reading Department) and her colleague from SUNY Albany, Jianwei Zhang, published an article titled The Professional Identity of Three Innovative Teachers Engaging in Sustained Knowledge Building Using Technology in an international journal, Frontline Learning Research. This study characterizes the professional identity of three elementary school teachers who have productively engaged in inquiry-based classroom practice using knowledge building pedagogy and Knowledge Forum, a collaborative online environment. Grounded theory analysis of teacher interviews, supplemented with field observations, highlights five distinctive features of the teachers’ identity. The article can be accesed through the following link: http://journals.sfu.ca/flr/index.php/journal/article/view/223/289