Notice to New York State Employees

NYS Employees:  As you may be aware, as of April 30, 2016, NYS employees have not been able to purchase Long Term Care Insurance based on their employee status, because the contract between NYS and MedAmerica (the insurer of the NYS Long Term Care Insurance plan) expired.  NYS has tried to obtain another insurer, but no insurer has expressed any interest.

Alternatively, one option for employees interested in purchasing private long term care insurance is to consider the NYS Partnership for Long Term Care (NYSPLTC).   NYSPLTC is a program for NYS residents available through the Department of Health, offering a combination of private long-term care insurance and Medicaid Extended Coverage (MEC). More information about NYSPLTC is available at, or by emailing or by calling 866.950.7526.

Notification will be provided in the event that a permanent long term care contract is secured in the future.

Battle of the Red Dragons 1/17/17


The annual rivalry event between the Red Dragons of SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cortland continues on Tuesday, Jan. 17!  The men’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the women’s teams face off at 7:30 p.m.

Join us in the Alumni Field House, Dewar Arena to cheer on our Red Dragons!  Fans in attendance will have the chance to win door prizes and take photos with Red the Dragon.  Enjoy performances from the VOCI Chamber Singers and Drag’n Rolls Drumline.

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

Roger W. Hecht publishes poem in Yes Poetry

Roger W. Hecht (English) has recently published a poem, “Sunlight Beckons Beyond the Dumpster,” in the on-line journal, Yes Poetry:
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Roger W. Hecht is the author of a collection of poems, Talking Pictures (Cervena Barva Press). His poems have appeared in Prick of the Spindle, Zoomoozophone, Diagram, Elimae, and Denver Quarterly. He lives near Ithaca, NY.

Dr. Penina Kamina attends 15th Hawaii International Conference on Education

Dr. Penina Kamina attended and participated at the 15th Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) on January 3-­7, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her co-­presenters on two submissions titled Single-­sex or co-ed secondary school classrooms versus achievement in chemistry and mathematics: A case of Kisii county, Kenya and the Influence of motivation on performance at University level: A case of Universities in Kisii county, Kenya were unable to travel to USA.

Dr. Kamina is grateful for the financial support provided by both the Faculty Development Fund and the Campus Professional Development Committee to make HICE professional development and networking happen.

Aside from HICE, here is a co-­‐authored article, Landing an Academic Job and Keeping It: Working Strategies, published as proceedings to a conference held in September 2016