Office of Continuing Education offering 2 new non-credit courses this Spring

The Office of Continuing Education is offering 2 new non-credit courses this Spring. These courses are designed to help us, or someone we may know find that physical or mental state of wellbeing.

To register for either course please visit the Non-Credit Courses page of our website at: or contact the office of Continuing Education at 436-2548.

   Managing Stress In Everyday Life

This class is taught by experienced instructor, Valerie Bolger. Valerie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at SUNY Oneonta and Masters in Health Education at Cortland State College. She’s also taught Stress Management, Yoga Exercises for Fitness and Health & Current Health Problems & Issues at SUNY Oneonta.

If you have ever experienced stress in your life, and let’s face it, who hasn’t? It’s important to make time for you and your wellbeing! Managing Stress in Everyday Life, will allow you to set that much needed time aside and identify key stressors and how to put them in perspective. If you have ever spent money on a massage to destress, then you should consider signing up for this class. The difference is that you will be able to continue to use what you learn in this class to help deal with stress as it comes. The benefits will certainly outlive the class.

The course will improve health and emotional well-being by learning the skills needed to identify physical, mental or emotional tension as cues to apply relaxation techniques in everyday life. The mindfulness meditation and strategies practiced in this course will help connect the mind, body and breath that will create this amazing self-tool to manage stress. In addition, this course will draw attention to external factors that influence the quality of life such as goal-setting, time management, nutrition, physical activity and worry.

This is a 3 week class and will be held on the following Wednesdays:
March 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hunt College Union, Butternut Valley Room

  Chair/Senior Yoga

A very gentle, beginner’s class in which we use the chair for support through all poses, either standing next to the chair or sitting in it.  Emphasis is on exploring range of motion; breathing exercises; and developing greater flexibility.  No mat needed, just comfortable, stretch clothing.  Excellent class for those with injuries, stiffness, or decreased mobility due to surgery; this class can be done in a wheelchair.

All levels of experience are welcome!

5:30-6:30 P.M. Morris Conference Center

This is a 10 week Thursday evening class.
Fee: $100.00 / Max: 20 students

Class dates:
3/16; 3/23; 3/30; 4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27; 5/4; 5/11; 5/18


Faculty Attend Council on Undergraduate Research Dialogues Meeting

Supported by a 2016 StAR award to the Grants Development Office, six Oneonta faculty attended the 2017 CUR Dialogues meeting in Arlington, VA. Elizabeth Bastiaans and Daniel Stich (Biology), Keith Jones (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics), Andrew Gallup (Psychology), Leigh Fall (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and John Schaumloffel (Grants Development Office Faculty Associate) participated in plenary sessions and had a chance to meet with program officers from a variety of funding agencies. Additional breakout sessions included those that covered reviewing National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals, NSF Career awards and submitting proposals to the National Endowment for the Humanities.



CADE’s Peer Writing Studio

CADE’s Peer Writing Studio peer writing consultants assist students with course writing assignments.

In their 30-minute sessions, the tutors focus on helping students ensure their papers’ unity, coherence, development and clarity.  This is not a proofreading service.  The peer tutors will discuss the papers with the students who come to see them, approaching the interaction Socratically.  Students whose writing demonstrates the need for intensive development will be referred to our professional staff.

Feel free to encourage students who need writing assistance to sign up for half-hour writing consultations with peer tutors.

Students need their faculty member’s signed permission to work on a class paper at CADE unless the faculty member has already provided blanket permission.  For more information, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Fugit, CADE Director, at x3154 or Jeannine Webster at x3011.