Family Weekend 2016 seeks volunteers

Family Weekend occurs on September 23-25th .  The planning committee has designed a wide array of events and opportunities for our student’s families to connect with our SUNY Oneonta family, and the local area.   We seek volunteers to assist during the weekend for this college wide event.  If you wish to lend a hand onsite please contact Robb Thibault at x3013.   For a list of events please go to:


Miguel León, History, presents at the VIII National Conference of Peruvian History

Miguel León, History, presented a paper at the VIII National Conference of Peruvian History which took place in the city of Trujillo from August 8-12, 2016. His paper was on the biography of a notary called Cristóbal de Aguilar y Mendieta, (1569-1619) a provincial and royal notary who, besides fulfilling his responsibilities as a notary, was involved in the economic, social and even religious life of Lima. As an economic agent, he participated actively in commerce selling and buying slaves, merchandise from Spain, Mexico, Panama and even China and real estate. As a member of the guild of notaries of Lima he also founded an orphanage and served as its treasurer. Aguilar y Mendieta was an active member of several religious lay confraternities with ample social outreach. The significance of this research is that it provides a better understanding of the patterns of Spanish emigration to the Americas, and especially into the Peruvian Viceroyalty, during this historical period. 


NYS Department of Civil Service Exam Announcement

The New York State Department of Civil Service has announced the following exams will be held.

  • University Police Officer 1 – open competitive. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by October 5, 2016. The exam will be held on November 19+, 2016.
  • University Police Officer 1 – promotion. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by October 5, 2016. The exam will be held on November 19+, 2016.

To view these exam announcements and for more information, visit the Department of Civil Service website at

Cancer Support Group Meeting

The next meeting of Oneonta Peer-led Cancer Support Group is scheduled for September 21st at 4 p.m. in the Butternut Valley Room in Hunt Union next to Starbucks. Monica Tomazic, MS, RD, CDN, will be out guest speaker. She is a clinical dietician with the Bassett Cancer Treatment Center.

At the October 19th meeting, John Salka, Director of Respiratory Services at Community Memorial Hospital and Supervisor for the Town of Brookfield, will share his daughter Emily’s story. Emily was a SUNY Oneonta student who loved life to the fullest until she lost her battle to brain cancer.

If you have been touched by cancer in any way, you are welcome here! For a complete schedule of meetings, click here. If you need further information or have any questions, please contact Laura Emmett at x 3114.

Dr. Tracy Betsinger presents at World Archaelolgical Congress

Dr. Tracy Betsinger, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled “Perinates in the Past: Insights to Fetal Identity from Mortuary Analysis” at the World Archaeological Congress held August 29-September 2 in Kyoto, Japan. The presentation was part of the session, “Births, mothers and babies: A bioarchaeological perspective,” which examined the health, lifestyle, and death of infants and mothers in the past.


Campus visits being scheduled for SUNY approved financial investment representatives

State employees – take advantage of opportunities to get advice from your SUNY approved financial investment representatives.  Their campus visits are being scheduled.  Meet with them individually or attend a group meeting on topics such as Social Security, Smart Money Moves in Your 20s and 30s, Retirement Strategies for Women, Caring for an Aging Parent.  Go to and register for a meeting today!