Stories by Ashok Malhotra – May 14

Dr. Ashok  Kumar Malhotra, Distinguished Teaching Professor,  will be telling stories which he had heard from his Grandpa Chopra while growing up in India. Out of  more than 250 stories that he  had heard, he had collected 80 of them in two volumes of Grandpa Chopra’s Wisdom Stories. He will be telling some of these  from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Green Toad Bookstore on Main Street, Oneonta.  Your children  and you are invited to have fun together by getting in touch with the kid within  you.  Dr. Malhotra will also be signing copies of   the Grandpa Chopra’s Wisdom Stories along with his other books.  Money from the sale of these books will be donated to the Ninash Foundation (,a 501(c)(3) charity that has built six schools for more than 1200 female and minority children of India.

Volunteer Servers needed for Midnight Breakfast

Midnight Breakfast will be Wednesday May 4th (Thursday May 5th for the sticklers) in Wilsbach Hall and we need your help. The breakfast is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to wish students good luck on finals while providing them a satisfying start to the finals period. Sodexo staff prepares all of the food but faculty and staff serve it. They get very excited to see people they know from the classroom or offices standing behind the counter. If you wish to help, please email bill harcleroad, Director of Campus Activities. We will assemble at about 11:30 PM in Wilsbach and serving is usually done by about 1 AM. It’s a late night but a great opportunity to engage with students in a different setting. I hope to see you there.

“A college’s commission—and its concomitant license to choose among pedagogical approaches—is not confined to the classroom, for extracurricular programs are, today, essential parts of the educational process.” … “involvement in student groups is a significant contributor to the breadth and quality of the educational experience” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg writing on behalf of the majority in the Hastings decision.

RDO and OAS Hours

The Red Dragon Outfitters will be open Monday – Friday, May 9-13 from 9 am – 5 pm and on Saturday, May 14 from 8 am – 7 pm.  Starting Monday, May 16 the Red Dragon Outfitters and the OAS Offices will be starting summer hours of 8 am – 4 pm.

History Department’s Awards & Phi Alpha Theta Inductions

The History Department’s Awards & Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony was held Friday, April 29, 2016, at 3:00 pm in Le Café, Morris Conference Center.  The Department is pleased to announce the following.

Award recipients:  Jerrad Pacatte—Academic Achievement Award; Hunter Reed—Ethel Ray & Ada Crippen Award; Miles Jahnke—Redfield History Student Award; Sarah Coykendall—Sam Caplen History Service Award; and Madelyn Nicolini and Taylor Medici—Michael Wright Memorial Book Prizes.

Winners of the Maynard Redfield Essay Competition are:  Gabrielle Huther—Freshman/Intro. Essay, Miles Jahnke—Short Essay, Sam Benedict—Long Essay, and Jerrad Pacatte—Long Essay.  Honorable Mentions are:  Jennifer Southard—Freshman/Intro. Essay, Alexander Whittaker—Short Essay, and Hunter Reed—Long Essay.

New members inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Alpha-Kappa-Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, are:  Erynn Barber, Amanda Barbuto, Dominick Biolsi, Giovanna DiFilippo, Meagan Edwards, Gary Frank, Cristina Guadagnino, Matthew Hitchen, Samuel Kaufer, Lauren Kelly, Rachel Llanes, Michael Mangano, Jerrad Pacatte, Marina Pitonzo, Danielle Tribley, Kim-Lien Trotta, Alexander Whittaker, and Alexander Wynkoop.

Attention UUP Members: BJ’s Representative Tina VanBuren on Campus May 4

BJ’s representative Tina VanBuren will be on campus for membership renewals and new memberships on Wednesday May 4 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

Join or renew now, even if your membership has not expired.  Great savings!  To view the details of this offer, please click on the following link for BJ’s member savings information: BJ’s flyer.   This special offer is not available at any BJ’s Club location!