Faculty from SUNY Oneonta travel to Colombia to create COIL modules

SUNY Oneonta faculty traveled to Cartagena, Colombia at the beginning of March to participate in a 3-day workshop to create Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) modules with partners from six different Colombian universities.  Susan Bernardin (English/Women’s Studies), Alejandra Escudero (Foreign Languages), Trevor Fuller (Geography), Adam Kent (Music), Anita Levine (Education), and Dawn Sohns (Communication Arts) were paired with a faculty member from different Colombian universities.  During their time together, the pairs established the goals for their COIL modules and planned their implementation.  The COIL modules will be delivered during the Fall 2017 semester.  The Oneonta-Colombia COIL Academy (OCCA) was facilitated by Carol Dean (Education), who also traveled with the group.  This academy was supported by the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC).  It was also made possible by MC Montoya (Foreign Languages) and her previous work in Colombia.

Pictured from left to right: Susan Bernardin, Dawn Sohns, Adam Kent, Anita Levine, Trevor Fuller, Carol Dean, Alejandra Escudero





SUNY Oneonta faculty working with their Colombian partners

Deadline to Submit SRCA Day Abstracts Extended to Friday, March 24

Due to numerous requests, the deadline to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day has been extended to Friday, March 24. Presentation information and abstracts must be submitted via the online survey tool. SRCA Day will be held in the Hunt Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 12. Information on presentations, the SRCA Day luncheon and Keynote Speaker, and other news is available on the SRCA website. Contact the Grants Development Office, Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio (x2434), if you have questions.


Teaching and Technology Symposium

On Friday, April 7, the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) is holding a symposium in Albany titled Virtual and Alternative Labs for the STEM subjects. We are invited to “participate in the conversation about the value and assessment of virtual labs.”

UUP will subsidize member attendance by covering registration, travel, and parking costs.  To receive the subsidy, members must register for the conference through UUP via the registration form at this link:

Oneonta’s Bill Vining (Chemistry) will be one of the invited speakers.

If you already registered through the SUNY registration site and want to receive the subsidy, contact Lynn Alderman at UUP Headquarters: lalderma@uupmail.org, 1-800-342-4206.

FACT2 Symposium Program:


Tim Newton performs in Hamburg, London, and Las Vegas

On January 17th, Associate Professor of Music Tim Newton sang Beethoven’s towering Missa Solemnis as one of three Americans with London’s Philharmonia Chorus, guests of the Hamburg Symphony conducted by Sir Jeffrey Tate. Featured soloists represented the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera.  The sold-out performance was part of the Opening Festival of Hamburg’s highly anticipated Elbphilharmonie, Europe’s newest concert hall, and was given 4/5  stars in Die Welt. On March 18th, Tim sang a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Philharmonia Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander, following a rare studio recording of the symphony one week before with the same forces.  The recording established tempos as set by Beethoven in his conversation sketchbooks and newly assigned in the critical edition of the symphony. On February 18, Tim played a recital of Brazilian and American songs with Brazilian soprano Juliana Franco at the Sierra West Library in Las Vegas, NV as part of their community concert series. And in January, Tim was appointed Editor of Chorus America’s American Choral Review, a biannual  research publication and reports of choral music in the US and Europe distributed to American libraries and professional symphonic and choral organizations. He has also been named to the American Choral Directors’ Association Monographs in Choral Music Editorial Board.

President’s Conversation on Diversity

The spring conference for the President’s Conversation on Diversity will occur in Hunt Union Ballroom from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 29, 2017.  Please join us in engaging with your colleagues about how best to build community to retain campus employees. Please email either the Office of Equity and Inclusion (mary.bonderoff@oneonta.edu) or the Provost’s Office (james.mackin@oneonta.edu orlisa.keaney@oneonta.edu) if you can join us in this important conversation.  If you are not available for the entire time period of the conference, you can drop in and out as your schedule permits.

We hope to see you there.


Walk, dedicate a luminary, or make a donation for Relay for Life

Team Mimi invites faculty, staff, students, family members, and community members to join our team on April 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. Our Team Captain is cancer-survivor Laura Emmett.

By joining the team you can help raise funds for the American Cancer Society while enjoying the company of friends, family and coworkers. You can walk for as little or as long as you like. Our team is partially sponsored by MAMCO of Oneonta.

If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause.

To sign up, dedicate a luminary, or make a donation, click on the link below.

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For more information email Laura at laura.emmett@oneonta.edu.