NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training announces two new online learning certificate programs for CSEA-represented New York State employees

The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training is pleased to announce two new online learning certificate programs for CSEA-represented New York State employees:


Redesigned NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees’ Website

The New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees’ (NYS/UUP JLMC) website has been redesigned with a fresh new look and better navigation. To browse the website and see the improvements go to: https://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/index.html.

Please note that NYS/UUP JLMC funds continue to be available for UUP-represented employees for professional development opportunities through March 31, 2017.

Included are three SUNY System-Wide Staff Development Workshops that are scheduled regionally during the months of January – March at different locations throughout the SUNY system: (https://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/upcoming-workshops.html)

Applications for the following workshops are all available on our website.

Managing Change with Skill and Finesse
Enhance Your Supervisory Skills
Respectful Communication and Conflict Resolution

For additional information regarding the workshops please contact:
Shari Carr, Program Assistant, NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees,
at Shari.Carr@goer.ny.gov or (518) 486-4666

An Evening of Native American Storytelling

Spend an evening listening to myths, legends and songs of the Abenaki people when Roger Longtoe Sheehan and James Swift Fox Taylor share their winter tradition of story telling.  Sheehan, chief of the El Nu Abenaki of Vermont, and Taylor, a tribe elder, will share their culture with us during this program.  This evening presentation will be on Saturday, February 4th at 7 PM in the Morris Conference Center on the SUNY Oneonta campus.  The program and is free and everyone is welcome.  Please plan on joining us for this unique, family friendly, evening event.  For more information call 436-3455 or e-mail:  snapper.petta@oneonta.edu

HELP! (Healthy Eating and Living Program)

The next meeting of HELP! (Healthy Eating and Living Program) is scheduled for noon on February 1st in Morris Craven Lounge.  Our guest speaker is Valery Worden, Personal Trainer, who will present “Health and Fitness: A Realistic Approach”

We will have a scale there for anyone interested in privately weighing themselves and you will be given a “passbook” to privately track your progress, if you so desire.  We will also be giving out measuring tapes and salad shakers to anyone who hasn’t gotten them yet.

If you have any healthy recipes, great tips to stay on track or other information you’d like to share, please bring them with you or you can send them to me and I can make copies to share.

We will have pitchers of lemon water available but bring your lunch if you’d like.

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

Friday, April 21, 2017 (Suffolk County Community College)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (SUNY Fredonia)

SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC East 2017 will be hosted at Suffolk County Community College on Friday, April 21, 2017; and SURC West 2017 will be hosted by SUNY Fredonia on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Presentations are welcome from across all fields represented by SUNY Oneonta’s five schools. Information on how to participate is available here. Students interested in presenting must submit abstracts on-line by February 17, 2017, and will be notified of the results on or before March 2017.

SUNY Oneonta’s Committee on Research and Grants Development Office will sponsor attendance for a number of participants (TBD). More information to follow. Link here for more information on SURC, including logistics and schedules. Contact Kathy Meeker with questions or for additional information.

David Fieni presents paper at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

David Fieni (FLL/French) presented a paper, “The Semitic Question in Algeria, 1899,” at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Philadelphia.

In a seminar convened under the auspices of the Forum on West Asian Literature entitled “Philology and the State,” David Fieni presented a paper that examined the connections between Semitic philology and the management of Muslim and Jewish populations by the French Imperial government at the end of the 19th century.