Battle of the Hills



The cross-town rivalry between SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College continues on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the annual Battle of the Hills basketball games.

Don’t miss out! The women’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m. in the Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House.

Fans in attendance will have the chance to win giveaways, and take photos with Red the Dragon! Additional prizes will be awarded for posting public pictures of the games using #BattleOfTheHills

More than a dozen spirit banners created by students from residence halls, student groups, and athletics teams will be hung from the indoor track. For more information on the banner contest please call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 607-436-2526.

Admission to the games is free. Wear your red gear, bring your friends, and join us for this fun campus tradition!

Jill Stafford presents at Volunteerism Conference

Jill Stafford from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability gave a presentation at the CSRC’s annual Volunteerism Conference on November 5th, 2016. The presentation entitled, “Pibbles & More Animal Rescue – Giving Back to Homeless Pets” addressed the over population of pets in the U.S., spay and neuter intervention, and the different ways to volunteer with the organization. Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, Inc. – PMAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PMAR rescues homeless and abandoned companion animals from high-kill shelters and places them in loving homes.

Dr. Wendy Lascell and Geography Majors Present at Volunteerism Conference

Four geography majors accompanied by Dr. Wendy Lascell gave a presentation at the CSRC’s annual Volunteerism Conference on November 5th, 2016. The presentation entitled “Getting Dirty in New Orleans” was led by Jaclyn Courter (’17), Phillip Riccobono (’18), Keri Surita (’18), and Yesenia Trujillo (’17). Accompanied by Wendy Lascell, and co-led by Anita Levine (’15) and Linda Drake (’16), students conducted service-learning projects in the Lower 9th Ward, an impoverished neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and in the Mississippi Delta region which is vulnerable to hurricanes, wetland loss, and subsidence. Two more service-learning trips are planned for spring 2017 and spring 2018 thanks to the Domestic Intercultural Immersion Grant (StAR funded). Students shared their experiences at the conference in hopes of inspiring other students to participate in service projects.

CGP Participates in National Meeting

The Cooperstown Graduate Program is pleased to announce its recent participation in the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museum Studies Convening On October 17, 2016. CGP student Julia Fell accompanied CGP faculty members Gretchen Sullivan Sorin and William S. Walker to the convening in Washington, D.C. to discuss the advancements, challenges, and opportunities facing the Museum Studies field in the 21st century. The Cooperstown Graduate Program was invited to the Convening alongside 22 of the most selective Museum Studies programs in the country, including Harvard University (MA), John F. Kennedy University (CA), New York University (NY), and the Winterthur Program (DE), among others.

Participants at this year’s IMLS Convening engaged in meaningful dialogue about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as critical priorities in education, potential avenues of collaboration between museum training programs, distance-learning, and IMLS funding opportunities reserved for students and faculty in museum training programs. “Attending this convening of museum studies programs confirmed for me that CGP is leading the field – our focus on diversity, cultural competency, and activism is far ahead of the curve” recounts CGP second-year student Julia Fell. Dr. William S. Walker, Associate Professor of History at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, emphasized “These are principles that CGP stands for; we live them here. I’m glad that (the Institute of Museum and Library Services) is interested in museum training and wants to encourage these conversations.”

At the closing of breakout sessions, CGP student Julia Fell was selected to present the conclusions that were reached collectively by student representatives from participating programs at the Convening. Julia says “”It was exciting to be chosen to present to the entire gathering and I felt that I had stepped into a leadership role, just as CGP is a leader in the museum studies field.”