Leave Donations for Kyle Burch

Under an agreement between applicable public employee unions and the State of New York, a program has been established where vacation time can be donated across unions to those who have exhausted their sick leave. On the Oneonta campus, Kyle Burch, UUP, has exhausted his sick leave accruals. Any member of the UUP bargaining unit who accrues vacation leave can donate vacation days to Kyle so long as they maintain a balance of 10 vacation days after donated days are deducted from their balances. The identity of donors remains confidential.

To donate any accruals to Kyle, please print out and complete the form at the following link:   http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/humres/HR/HR_images/LEAVE_DONATION_FORM.pdf.

Send the completed form to Human Resources Office, Netzer 208. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Office at 436-2509. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Attention Eligible UUP Employees:   Only employees who earn vacation accruals are eligible to donate leave. (Employees who only earn sick leave may receive donated accruals, but they have no vacation accruals to donate to anyone else.)

Open Forum Invitations for Associate Vice President for Student Development candidates

Four candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Student Development have been invited to interview on campus. An Open Forum has been scheduled with each candidate at 1:00 pm in the Waterfront Café, Hunt College Union. All interested members of the campus community are invited to attend.

The forums are as follows:

• Monday, June 20:  Amanda Finch – 1:00 pm, Waterfront Café, HU
• Thursday, June 23:  Paul Krikau  – 1:00 pm,Waterfront Café, HU
• Friday, June 24:   Denise O¹Neill, 1:00 pm,  Waterfront Café, HU

Call for Nominations for the Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award

ATTENTION!!  Call for nominations and submissions for the annual Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Faculty Award

Eligibility:  All SUNY-Oneonta faculty

Selection criteria include:

  • Exemplary record of community service (locally, nationally, &/or internationally),
  • Ability to motivate others to perform community service,
  • Record of integrating community service into the teaching and learning process, and
  • Ability to give a 45-minute presentation concerning items #1-3.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Deadline for electronic submission of nominations (including self-nominations) to: Lisa.Keaney@oneonta.edu.

Checklist of materials to submit:

  • 1. Statement regarding community service, including evidence of: (a) motivating others and
  •             (b) integrating community service into the teaching and learning process.
  • 2. Title and brief outline of proposed presentation.
  • 3. Explanation of why the topic will interest a general audience, how it will inspire others to  perform community service, and how it will enhance the reputation of the college.
  • 4. Letter of support from someone familiar with the candidate’s community service.

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Daylight Hour Initiative

On June 17, 2016, several SUNY campuses are participating in the Daylight Hour global initiative, where for one hour, offices turn off lights in day-lit spaces to raise awareness about the role daylight can play in lighting offices and reducing the campus environmental footprint. In one hour, the energy savings is equivalent to the energy used to power fifteen New York households for a year. I encourage you to participate in the Daylight Hour Initiative – http://www.daylighthour.org/#home/what!

SUNY Oneonta Students and Faculty in Colombia

Five Students, two Faculty, and the Oneonta International Director are  at the end of an exploration in four different cities of Colombia and visiting six different higher education institutions in addition to a preparatory school and two organizations for the poor. Professors Walker, from the Museum Cooperstown Graduate Program, and Montoya from the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures engaged in a cultural immersion seeking to open doors with this country for multiple internationalization initiatives. Students from both programs were given the task to observe, study, and propose best internationalization practices in Colombia. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has been on the top of the list of priorities, among other activities: faculty led courses abroad, ex-changes, study abroad, and international research for faculty. Multiple interdisciplinary faculty from the different universities have expressed great interest in working with Oneonta “COILing” and Colombian institutional administrators have invited Oneonta to cooperate with them. See more in Blog: https://coilcolombia2016.wordpress.com/