Attention students tap your favorite faculty members to be thrown down on 4/19!

Faculty Poetry  Slam in Honor of National Poetry Month
Wednesday April 19th    8pm Hunt Union Waterfront
w/ a feature from the 2017 Red Dragon Poetry Slam Team

Free and Open to the Public

Support your favorite faculty poets!

This will be a no-holds-barred event as poets may use props, wear costumes, use musical accompaniment and/or deliver the poem as a duo piece with another faculty member.

All traditional poetry slam rules will be void except for time and the creation of an original composition.

The winning poet(s) will earn bragging rights and a $300 donation from Hunt College Union in their name(s) in support of the 2017–2018  Red Dragon Reading Series.

Limited to the first 12 Oneonta State Faculty who register in advance.

Deadline to register: high noon on April 1st

For more information or to enter the grand spectacle please contact either:  Jill Moczara or Robb Thibault

Sponsored by Hunt College Union and Poetry Slam Association (PSA)

New SUNY Oneonta initiative to collect first destination career outcomes data from recent graduates

Institutional awareness for student career outcomes has become a top priority across the country.  Accrediting boards, the State University of New York, current and prospective students and their families, along with the Department of Education and the White House College Scorecard, all seek data on what students do with their college degrees after they graduate.  SUNY Oneonta is charged with gathering and sharing this data just like other institutions across the nation.

The Career Development Center is pleased to announce that SUNY Oneonta is one of more than 80 institutions in 30 states using The Outcomes Survey®.   SUNY Oneonta May 2017 graduates will be asked to respond to The Outcomes Survey® shortly before their graduation day, and they will be prompted to update their responses with new information three, six and twelve months after graduation.  This multi-contact survey approach will yield statistically significant response rates and career outcomes data that genuinely represent the wide diversity of first destinations SUNY Oneonta recent graduates pursue, including employment, graduate school, volunteer service and gap year programs, military service and entrepreneurial endeavors.

We ask for your support in the following two ways:

  1. Encourage your students to complete The Outcomes Survey.  They can simply respond to the survey when prompted by email or they can retrieve their unique response URL using the following link:  Students will complete the survey at the time of their graduation, and they can update their responses as appropriate during the following twelve months.
  1. Report any graduate career outcomes you know to the Career Development Center.  If you learn of a graduating student’s first destination, call us at 607-436-2534 or email with that information so we can enter it into The Outcomes Survey system and help enrich the narrative of our recent graduates’ success.

SUNY Oneonta graduates have great stories to share, and their responses to The Outcomes Survey® will help us tell these stories to current and prospective students through admissions recruiting, through academic and career advising, to SUNY Oneonta alumni, to the State University of New York, to the White House College Scorecard and to the media.

You can explore the first destinations of graduates from the Class of 2015 by visiting  Graduate outcomes from the Class of 2016 will be shared in a few months.

If you have any questions about The Outcomes Survey®, please contact Cassandra Mullinnex, First Destination Assessment Coordinator, at  Thank you in advance for supporting this important campus initiative.




You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, April 5, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. bernardin
Dr. Susan Bernardin, Professor of English, will present a talk titled,Consequential Arts: Native American Comics and Graphic Narratives.”  Abstract: In November 2016, the first Indigenous Comic Con took place in Albuquerque through the efforts of Lee Francis IV, publisher of Native Realities Press, and Johnnie Jae Morris, founder of the social media hub, “A Tribe Called Geek.” This milestone gathering of Indigenous comics artists and graphic novelists registered dramatic shifts in recent years regarding the power and presence of contemporary indigenous visual storytelling. In digital spaces and in tribal places, Native comics and graphics artists are recognizing indigenous histories and imagining indigenous futures. In doing so, they draw on and extend a network of visual and verbal influences, ranging from US comics traditions and settler popular culture to indigenous cosmological, family, and community narratives.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to April 3.   Vegetarian meals are available.



EAP’s Healthy Eating and Living Program (HELP!)

The next meeting of the Healthy Eating and Living Program (HELP!)  is scheduled for this Weds., March 15, 2017 at noon in the Hunt Union Butternut Valley Room.  Dr. Bill Proulx will be speaking to us about Healthy Eating and Food Myths. We will have fruited ice-water and some healthy treats to share. All are welcome to attend.  If you have a great healthy recipe to share, bring it to the meeting, send it to me to send to everyone or post it to our Facebook Page at

First time attendees will receive a measuring tape, a salad shaker, and weight tracker.


Campus Community Heart Screening

The Campus Community Heart Risk Screening was such a success, we are adding a second opportunity on March 31, 2017 to those who missed the first one. This is a free opportunity to assess your heart risk but you must register ahead of time to take advantage of this opportunity. Call (x3114) or email Laura Emmett ( to register.

The EAP Committee and Bassett Healthcare have teamed up again to offer free Heart Risk Screenings on March 31, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ginny Barton, R.N., of the Community Heart Program at Bassett Healthcare will do the following: blood pressure check, body mass index, carbon monoxide check (for smokers only), cholesterol and glucose check, and provide you with a heart risk score.

This event will take place in Morris Conference Center Room 128 and the screening will take about 15 minutes.


Dialogue “The Right Environment” Thursday, March 16th Noon Butternut Valley

Please join the Office of Equity and Inclusion in a dialogue on Thursday, March 16th at Noon in the Butternut Valley room in the Hunt Union.  The dialogue will reflect a discussion based on the reading “The Right Environment”: right environment dialogue  Books will be available as well.  There will be opportunity to read the brief story before the dialogue begins.  The dialogues are open to the entire campus community. Please let Mary Bonderoff know if you can join us, x2665 or


Registrar’s Office – Faculty Satisfaction Survey

If you have not already completed the on-line Registrar’s Office Faculty Service Survey, there is still time.  The Registrar’s Office is conducting a survey of services we provide through March 17th.  The survey can be completed online at myOneonta.  For faculty members who have completed the survey, we would like to express our sincere thanks for your participation.

The survey will give us a better picture of the quality of service faculty members are receiving from us in person, by phone, and through e-mail.  Please remember to limit your response to services provided by the Registrar’s Office.

The survey contains twenty questions and will take approximately ten minutes to complete.  Please feel free to include any questions or comments you may have in the area provided at the end of the survey.  This survey is completely confidential; your responses will not include your name or any other identifying information.  Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing.

Directions for completing Registrar’s Office survey:

  • Go to myOneonta and log in
  • Select Web Services on the left
  • Select Personal Information
  • Select Answer a Survey
  • Click on Registrar Office Faculty Satisfaction Survey to begin
  • Complete each question
  • After the last question, use the comment box to write in any additional comments about the Registrar’s Office.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, or services offered by the Registrar’s Office, please contact Maureen Artale, College Registrar, at 436-3216 or