Seats Still Available for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Bus Trip

There are 7 seats still available for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Bus Trip.

An Eastern Travel Coach bus has been reserved to leave campus on Wednesday, November 30th at 11 a.m. to go to Rockefeller Center to see the famous Eichler Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!!  The lighting ceremony is from 7 – 9 p.m. The bus will depart the city around 10 p.m. so it will be a late night!  It is $40 per person, friends and family are welcome!

In order to reserve your spot(s), please contact and pay Katherine Nelligan cash as soon as possible!  Katherine’s office is in Central Receiving in the MOC building, ext. 3354,  More details to follow as far as exact pick up and drop off locations!

Employees need to use appropriate accruals and request supervisor to be absent. 

The Red Dragon Reading Series presents Daniel G. Payne, “Examining a Life: The Art of Biography” – November 10th


Dr. Payne will be discussing research for his new book, Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston.  Dr. Payne’s other book-length works include  Voices in the Wilderness:  American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996); The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005); Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy (2008); and Why Read Thoreau’s Walden? (2013).  A professor in the SUNY Oneonta English Department since 2001, Dr. Payne also directs the biannual John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar at SUNY Oneonta.  In 2012 Dr. Payne was honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The event will take place Thursday, November 107:30 pm, Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union.

For more information, please contact George Hovis (607) 436-2571 or Ruth Carr (607) 436-3446.


Native American Storyteller at the College Camp Sunday, Nov. 20th at 1 PM  

Celebrate “Native American Month” through story and songs as Roger Longtoe Sheehan shares his Abenaki heritage at the College Camp lodge on Sunday, November 20th beginning at 1 PM.  Chief of the El Nu Abenaki, a Vermont recognized tribe, Sheehan will tell traditional tales and display tools and crafts indigenous to Northeastern woodland cultures.  This program is free and everyone is welcome.  For more information call 436-3455.

Construction on the Welcome Center to begin in early December

The campus is pleased to announce that construction on the Welcome Center will begin in early December. The exact start date will be announced as soon as we have this information available.  This new building will occupy the footprint of the small parking lot north of Fine Arts. The loss of these 37 spaces was long-anticipated, and ample compensating Faculty/Staff parking space has been made available in the lots across Ravine Parkway from Fine Arts. This, in turn, was made possible by work done in 2014 and 2015 to create 55  new Commuter spots behind the Field House and 42 new Resident spots at Macduff Hall.   Additional stairs and sidewalks are being installed this coming summer to further facilitate access between the Fine Arts lots and the academic quad, and analysis of parking patterns continues in an effort to provide optimum access for all constituencies.  During construction of the Welcome Center, the Bus Stop on Bugbee Road across from Hunt Student Union will be moved to a location in front of Fine Arts. Also, selected sections of the sidewalk areas near the construction zone will not be accessible.