Retirement Reception for Teri Weigl

Please join us for a retirement reception in honor of Teri Weigl, IT Service Desk Supervisor, who has been with the college since 1978. Please stop by to wish her well May 18, 2017 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center. Light fare and beverages will be served

Common Read Book Distribution and 5/11 Workshop

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly will be the Common Read for Fall 2017. Margot Shetterly will be on campus Monday, September 25th to meet with faculty and students during the day and for a public event in the evening.

One change for this year, is a shift in focus from incoming first year students to the entire college community.  We encourage faculty to consider using the book in any of their courses and to invite all students to attend Shetterly’s lecture.  Free copies of the book will be given out the first day of class (August 28th) at the Welcome Picnic to the first 1000 students who request a copy.  Faculty planning to use the book in their course may want to email enrolled students encouraging them to pick up a copy with their campus ID at the picnic. We expect to distribute all 1,000 copies at the Welcome Picnic, so August 28 will be the only time for students to receive a free copy.

The College has purchased copies of Hidden Figures for faculty and staff. They are available now and throughout the summer on a first come, first serve basis at Damascene Book Cellar with your campus ID.

You can participate in the 2017 Common Read by using Hidden Figures in your fall courses or connect themes from the book in your courses.  We are holding a workshop on Thursday May 11th from 3:00-4:00 pm to brainstorm ideas for supplemental programming and ways to use the book in your courses.  Please join us in Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center on May 11th (register here).

If you are using Hidden Figures in any of your fall classes, please inform Dan Birnbaum at Damascene ( Dan will have additional books for sale to students who don’t receive one of the free copies, and in order to maintain proper stock levels, he needs to know who has adopted the title.

If you are unable to attend, but have ideas about supplemental programming, please email one of the committee chairs Monica Grau (, Theresa Russo (, Bill Wilkerson (

We are excited about bringing Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, and the inspiring story of a group of African American women who were integral to the launching of the American space program to the campus community and discussing it as widely as possible. We look forward to your participation.

Dining Services Summer Hours

Dining Services Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm
Closed July 4th

Open starting Tuesday May 30th 11am – 1:30pm
Monday – Friday
Closed July 3rd and July 4th

Tuesday May 30th 10am – 4pm
Wednesday May 31st 8am – 4pm
Thursday June 1st 8am – 4pm
Friday June 2nd 8am – 4pm


Thank you from JoAnne Murphy

Thank you to everyone who was so supportive during my father’s illness.  Thank you also to the Oneonta SUNY-Shine fund and College Enhancement Committee for the contribution in my father’s memory to the American Jewish World Service.  I appreciate all of the kind and thoughtful condolences and am so grateful to work with this community.  You are all, across the board, wonderful.

Students Elected to College Foundation Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following students who were elected to the College at Oneonta Foundation Board of Directors at the April 14, 2017 board meeting.  All terms begin in June 2017.

 Taylor DeMarco, Class of 2018, Elected as a Student Director

  • Major: Adolescent Education, minor in Mathematics
  • Extracurricular activities: Secretary of the Association of Secondary Educators, Resident Advisor in Sherman Hall, Honorary member on the College at Oneonta Foundation Board
  • Hometown: Marlboro, NY
  • Currently an Honorary Director

 Julie Steinhauer, Class of 2019, Elected as a Student Director

  • Major: International Studies
  • Extracurricular activities: Oneonta Women’s Varsity Soccer, Member of Dr. Joe Heissan Leadership Academy, Soccer clinics (travel to local school districts to teach children the fundamentals of soccer)
  • Hometown: East Syracuse, NY

 Cheyenne Pommelle, Class of 2019, Elected as an Honorary Director

  • Major: Biology
  • Extracurricular Activities: Students of Color Coalition, Hall Government Secretary, Participant in Parasitology Research with Dr. Florian Reyda (we will be presenting our research in the 2017 Student Research and Creativity Day), Dance Club “Xclusive,” Volunteer and Presenter for Oneonta Diversity and Leadership Conference.
  • Hometown: Harlem, NY

James Bethel, Class of 2019, Elected as an Honorary Director

  • Major: Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology
  • Extracurricular activities: Captain of the Wresting Team, Community Service through the Gorilla Grapplers Wrestling Club, Student Athlete Association Council (SAAC) Team Representative
  • Hometown: Saugerties, NY

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of alumni, current and retired faculty, students and friends of SUNY Oneonta.  The Foundation’s endowment and total assets are $53 million and provide over $3 million annually for student research, faculty development, scholarships and numerous campus programs.

The mission of the State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation is to raise and administer gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the college through endowment, scholarships and institutional programs.