Congratulations to Angie Eichler

The staff  from the Office of Student Life and Leadership @ Hunt College Union congratulate our colleague  Angie Eichler, as the winner of the 2016 Alan Donovan Outstanding Community Leadership Award  for the United Way of Otsego and Delaware counties.  #ChuckTipsHisHat !


First talk in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Seminar Series Fall 2016

The first talk in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Seminar Series for Fall 2016 will be this Friday, September 16, 2016, at 3 p.m. in 205 Fitzelle Hall.

Kyle Bayes, Mathematics, Binghamton University, “Some Fixed-Point Theory and Its Applications to Logic Programming”

Please see attached flier for abstract and other details:  seminar-sept-16

Questions can be directed to one of the organizers: Toke Knudsen ( and Jim Ruffo (

Professor Renewal: meeting regarding the renewal of Bethany Marx, Assistant Professor of Theatre

In accordance with department bylaws, a meeting regarding the renewal of Bethany Marx, Assistant Professor of Theatre, will be held in room 111 Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, September 21st at 3:00 PM.  Anyone in the campus community (including students) who wish to speak on this matter are invited to attend or are encourage to send a signed letter to the theatre office at

April Ford publishes short story

April Ford, English adjunct faculty, published a short story with Atticus Review, which you can read here:

Cuissade, Pompier, Baby

There was the issue of the pepper mills. The Obama bust that dispensed fine black grinds from its nostrils. The Native American head packed with red peppercorns, its bared teeth square like a horse’s. Sharin had seen kitchen walls hidden in decades of souvenir spoons, guest rooms hijacked by porcelain dolls peering soullessly from Victorian-style perambulators, but she had never seen anything like this.

Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest

As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Red Ribbon Week campaign, the DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are co-sponsoring a Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities to promote the importance of preventing illicit drug use and legal drug misuse among college students. Eligible entrants can create and submit a 30- to 60-second video PSA showcasing the underlying message behind Red Ribbon Week—commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, especially among college students.

The college or university with the winning PSA will receive a plaque and $1,000 to support their campus’s drug abuse prevention efforts.

This Contest begins September 12, 2016 and ends on October 21, 2016 (see attached for official rules and promotional flier). The winner will be announced at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ 2017 Strategies Conference, January 19–21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. This conference provides student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention through comprehensive and integrative approaches. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me by phone (202–598–8900) or e-mail (

Rich Lucey
Prevention Program Manager
Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section
Drug Enforcement Administration




Enrichment Seminar Program for Fall 2016

The Catskill Area School Study Council announces the Enrichment Seminar Program for the fall semester will begin on October 8, 2016. The objective of the program, which is in its 58th continuous year, is to enhance the intellectual horizons of students in grade 3-12 by offering stimulating experiences in courses not offered by their own schools. Classes are held on the campus of the State University College at Oneonta on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

The elementary and middle school classes will meet on October 8, 15, 22, and 29. Courses for younger students include: Just Dance!, Yoga for Beginners, Cool Science Lab, Arts & Crafts, French/Spanish Language and Cultures, and Dr. Seuss Seminar. Courses for older elementary and middle school students include: Babysitting Training, Mad Scientists’ Method, and Spanish Immersion (Intermediate).

There is also a six-week S.A.T. Preparation Course for students in grade 10-12, which begins October 8th and ends November 12th.

The deadline to register is September 28, 2016. Students must register through their school district’s guidance office, and the districts must be members of the Catskill Area School Study Council in order for their students to participate.

For more information, contact the Study Council office at: (607) 436-2533.