Campus Connection undergoing major upgrade

Campus Connection will be undergoing a major upgrade on Wednesday 7/5. The public/exploration side of the site will look and feel very different and be much more user friendly in the mobile environment. Organization officers, content managers, and advisors will find their management tools in the new action center which they can find by clicking on the 9 dots in the top right or by swiping in from the left on mobile devices. Individual content (LEAD status, Cocurricular record, submissions) will be available by clicking on your initial icon in the top right or by swiping in from the right on mobile devices.

The default URL will change and you should update any bookmarks. All links should be to rather than The latter will continue to work for a while but as a redirect and might have slight delay.

Thanks to John Bugyi for working on the new images and logo for the site.

Please contact bill harcleroad, Director of Campus Activities if you have any questions.

Grant, Talk and Conference, June 19-23, 2017

Dr. Penina Kamina in collaboration with a colleague at Western University Kalamazoo were awarded EURO 5000 by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education to fund a two-day, June 19-20, preconference session to build research capacity for early career researchers. This session was part of the 4th bi-annual Strathmore International Mathematics Conference held at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya whose theme was “Enhancing Collaborative Research in Mathematical Sciences.” Twenty mathematics education doctoral students from Ruanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya were in attendance and seven researchers from Sweden, USA and Kenya facilitated the presentations. The network teams formed in this preconference meeting will continue their discussions using online platforms.
Also Dr. Kamina gave a talk on Data Collection and Qualitative Data Analysis at the preconference on June 20, 2017. She then attended the conference from June 21st to 23rd where she actively engaged in discussions of research studies in East African mathematics classrooms.

Important changes to the Federal Work Study Program

NEW for the 2017-2018 Academic Year


Starting this Fall all Federal Work Study (FWS) positions will be posted on DragonLink for students to apply. Students who qualify for Federal Work Study will now have a chance to choose where they would like to work and you as a supervisor will have the opportunity to hire the student that qualifies with the FWS position you have created.

Here are the details:

  • To simplify the process for supervisors this year, all FWS positions have already been entered into DragonLink for students to apply. If you have other job descriptions you would like to submit, please contact Student Employment Services at the Career Development Center by calling x2534.
  • Students will view your detailed job description on DragonLink and they can apply by calling or emailing the supervisor listed on the job description any time after 8/1/17.
  • Student Employment paperwork for FWS students: Supervisors hiring FWS student(s) will now complete a NEW Student Employment Form (similar to the white card that has been used for temporary service hiring). Please note that the same form will now be used for hiring FWS students or students working through temporary service payroll. The new form will replace the white card and will be available at the Payroll Office and at the Payroll Office’s website starting Fall 2017. Once supervisor and FWS student completes the new Student Employment Form, FWS student(s) should bring the form to be processed at the Career Development Center. At that point, student(s) will also complete their employment paperwork (tax forms and I-9 Form).
  • The timesheet process will continue to be electronic and will be handled in the same manner as they are now through the Payroll Office. For more information on the electronic timesheet process please visit:
  • Supervisor and students must monitor earnings very closely and watch for Financial Aid reports regarding their student workers. Students can monitor their hours and earnings by logging into their timesheet online and also on WebServices. I would strongly suggest marking down on your outlook calendar when the last day of work should be for your FWS student(s)!

Last but not least, Anna Legname (Student Employment Coordinator) will not be available during the month of July due to 11 month contract. However, for assistance with Student Employment Services during Anna’s absence please contact the Career Development Center x2534. For questions related to the new FWS process during the month of July, please contact Karen Conrad (Scholarship Coordinator) @ x2333.

Milne Library Intersession Hours:

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Tuesday, July 4
· Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
· Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
· Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Independence Day) CLOSED

Summer Session II:
Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, August 4
· Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
· Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Department name changed to the Office of Opportunity Programs

The Office of Opportunity Programs includes the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Access to College Excellence (ACE) program. Offices are located in 332 Netzer Administration and 115 Alumni Hall. The combined programs will serve nearly 300 students in the 2017/18 academic year with college advisement and academic support services. Please refer any questions to the administrative office at ext. 2407.

Joseph Pignato Presides over Panel Discussion on Underground Spaces

Dr. Joseph Pignato of the Music Department presided over a panel discussion at the Association for Popular Music Education’s annual conference, held on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver in mid-June. The panel, titled “Space is the Place: Locating Popular Music Education,” featured two additional panelists, Mr. Jarritt Sheel, a doctoral student at Columbia University and Mr. Chris Manik, an internationally renowned DJ. Mr. Manik is also a 2007 graduate of SUNY Oneonta. The panel, conceived of in the wake of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, explored the importance of underground spaces in the lives of marginalized youth as well as ways in which schools, cultural institutions, and teachers might adapt to be more hospitable to youth cultures. Dr. Pignato’s participation was supported by a Faculty Development grant.