Joseph Pignato Publishes Book Chapter

Joseph Pignato of the Music Department recently published a chapter titled “Red Light Jams: A Place Outside of All Others.” Pignato incorporated structured reminiscence and ethnographic techniques to describe ways in which adolescent rock musicians use musical “jamming” to stand apart from the social worlds that surround them. The chapter, along with others from a cadre of international music scholars, appears in the Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure, available from Oxford University Press.

Tyra A. Olstad publishes book review

Dr. Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, published a review of “Drawn to Landscape: The Pioneering Work of J.B. Jackson”, edited by Janet Mendelsohn and Christopher Wilson, in the journal Social & Cultural Geography.  The book honors the legacy of John Brinckerhoff Jackson, the creator of Landscape magazine and an influential figure in the study of the vernacular landscape.


Tyra A. Olstad named an Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies

Dr. Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, was recently named an Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an Associate Fellow, Olstad joins Wes Jackson, Ted Kooser, James Sherow and more than a hundred other scholars, artists, and professionals working to deepen understanding of and foster appreciation for the rich natural and cultural history of the Great Plains. For more information about the Center for Great Plains Studies, see:

EXPRESSING HER/HIMSELF: by Sarah Tucker and Noah Barton Project Space Gallery December 5-20

Student show opens today, all are welcome to attend a reception this Thursday, December 8, 5:30-6:30 pm. tucker-barton

Sarah Tucker displays ten of her large format 30”x22” expressive graphite portrait drawings. The works express a range of personal emotions captured in the close up faces of women she knows.    Noah Barton’s work explores the process of printmaking and collage.  He communicates his personal response to formal visual elements as he develops a personal narrative revealed in the tiles and figurative elements in the works as they are combined with abstractions.  Both students collaborated on a combined piece which creates a transition into each other’s work.

UUP Professional Program: Panel and Open Forum

UUP will host a program—panel and open forum—for Professionals on Monday, December 12 at Noon in Le Café, Morris.

The UUP Professional program will commence with a panel discussion, moderated by UUP Vice President for Professionals/ SUNY Oneonta DBA SICAS Center Jeri Anne Jerminario. The panel members—Supervisor: Information Technology Help Desk Teri Weigl, UUP Membership Development Officer/SUNY Oneonta Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Lincoln, Financial Aid Assistant Brenda Balcom, and Director: Enterprise Application Services Andrew Martin—will discuss their experiences as Professionals.

Audience questions, concerns, comments, and discussion will follow the formal presentation. A complimentary union lunch will be served.

Please RSVP and leave your name at  for purposes of the food order.

All Professionals represented by the UUP bargaining unit are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Due to the subject matter, attendance is limited to those represented by the UUP bargaining unit.