Life of the Mind 8 Faculty Showcase – CALL FOR PRESENTERS

The Life of the Mind (LOTM) Faculty Showcase spotlights the research and scholarship, creative activity, teaching, service, and varied integrated contributions made by our faculty to the intellectual life of the campus community and beyond. This year’s showcase will be held in the Morris Conference Center over two consecutive days: Wednesday, November 8 from noon to 5:00 p.m. AND Thursday, November 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (this should allow for most participants to be present at their display at various times during the event).

Whether you have presented at a recent conference or have a project in progress or just getting underway, consider sharing your work at the LOTM Showcase. Faculty may contribute more than one presentation, and new faculty are encouraged to participate! The event will also include a “SUNY Oneonta Faculty Publications Exhibit” (a display area for books or other publications not suitable for a poster/computer presentation; limited to those published in the last two years).

The deadline for online submission of presentation information is Monday, October 16; visit the LOTM website for the link to complete the Abstract Submission Form. Faculty who wish to display a book(s) or other publication(s) must also submit information via the online form; however, abstracts are not required. Large format poster printing services will be provided at no cost to presenters (October 23 submission deadline for poster printing; contact Diana Moseman if you have questions), and Grants Development Office staff can help facilitate a variety of presentation formats.

If you do not plan to be a LOTM 8 presenter, please mark your calendars and plan to visit the LOTM Faculty Showcase to explore the wide range of scholarship and related activities from across the disciplines and to support your colleagues in their endeavors.

Feel welcome to contact the Grants Development Office, Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio (x2434), if you have questions regarding the LOTM 8 Faculty Showcase. Visit the LOTM website often for updates!

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

This year’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held 9 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017 at the 9/11 Memorial in the quad outside of Fitzelle Hall. SUNY Oneonta was touched deeply by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Among those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that day were seven SUNY Oneonta alumni. We mark this date with a memorial ceremony each fall. The ceremony will feature the University Police Color Guard, presentation of flowers and a wreath, and special music. The 9/11 monument stands as a tribute to all who perished, and as a pledge that our campus community will never forget.
All are invited to attend.

The Dialogues – A Conversation about Charlottesville

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will kick off the series “The Dialogues” on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 330pm in the CME Great Room.
These dialogues will deal with current issues and events both on our campus and impacting our city, state, region and nation. The Equity and Inclusion Dialogues will bring together our colleagues and students to examine and express our reactions to complex events.

The first Equity and Inclusion Dialogue (September 6, 2017 @ 3:30pm in the CME Great Room) will focus on the aftermath of national events like those in Charlottesville Virginia. Hear from a panel of faculty from various departments who will share their perspective, discuss freedom of speech issues, demonstrations, counter protests, etc.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chief Diversity Officer Terrence Mitchell at or x2830, or Faith Tiemann, Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives at or x2663.

Faculty Center Events

Write In / Grade In
1st Wednesday of each month
9:00 to 11:00
Milne B289
Facilitator: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs and Jenna Turner
Come share a little bit about your current project with your peers and then spend the rest of the time in peace and quiet as you commit the time to writing or grading. No need to RSVP, but seating is limited.
September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th

Teaching in an Age of Alternate Facts and Fake News
September 8th
2:00 to 3:30
Union Square, Hunt Union
Dr. Raúl J. Feliciano-Ortiz, Communications & Media Department
Panel speakers will include professors from across campus
This session will focus on how best to approach the misinformation spread that students buy into without first checking the sources or facts. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and dialogue working solutions.

Small Teaching: Professional Learning Community
Dates and time to be determined based on interest
Facilitator: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Director, Faculty Center
Sign up to join a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and receive a free copy of this year’s faculty read, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. These short, one hour, chats will center on the text and the small changes we can make in our teaching that have big impact. There will be four meetings for each session. There will be a session both in the fall and in the spring. To register, please visit the Faculty Center webpage at and follow the link to the form to sign up. Each group will be limited to 10 people.
Applying for a Chancellor’s Award: The Process Unveiled
September 12th
1:00 to 2:00
Glimmerglass Room, Hunt Union
Colleen Brannan, Executive Assistant to the President
Dr. Brian Beitzel, Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation
Learn about the process for applying for and nominating someone for the Chancellor’s Award.

Great Ideas Meet Up
September 15th
2:00 to 3:15
Craven Lounge, Morris Hall
Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Director, Faculty Center
Jenna Turner, Graduate Assistant, Faculty Center
Come join us as we experience the speed dating of professional development idea sharing. You will be joined by colleagues across campus as each shares in a quick 15 minutes a fabulous teaching idea that you can use right away.

GDO Series: Navigating Internal and External Grants at SUNY Oneonta
September 22nd
1:00 to 2:30
Morris 130
Facilitator: Kathy Meeker, Director, Grants Development Office

UUP Canoe Paddle: Saturday, September 9 at 2 PM

UUP has rescheduled its 2017 canoe/kayak paddle to Saturday, September 9 at 2 PM. The purpose is three-fold—raise public commitment to protecting our regional water resources, encourage participation in the recreational opportunities afforded us, build solidarity, and have a great time. Skill level or lack thereof is irrelevant to participation.
The paddle will be non-competitive, open to the family and friends of UUP, publicized, approximately 4 miles round trip, start and return from the fishing/boat access in Portlandville on Route 28, just before the right turn/across the bridge turn to Wrightman Lumber on Route 25A. Lot and street parking is available. For those who would like to participate but don’t have a boat or life jacket, canoe/kayak rentals and mandatory life jackets are available immediately adjacent to the public fishing/boat access at Canoe & Kayak Rental and Sales at 2828 NYS Route 28, Portlandville, NY (607-286-7349).
If you are interested, please email Bill Simons at William.Simons@Oneonta.Edu

Making Cent$ Program Seeks Volunteers for Making Cent$ of the First Year

The Making Cent$ Financial Literacy and Wellness Program is seeking volunteers for upcoming events. Making Cent$ of Your Fist Year will be held on September 5th from 2:00-5:00 pm in the CME. This event is geared toward first year and transfer students with tips and advice on how to maximize financial resources and minimize financial stress during the first year at Oneonta. All student are welcome to attend, but please encourage first year and transfer student to attend! If you would like to volunteer for all or part of the time, please contact

Farmers’ Market in Netzer Quad

SUNY O Farmers’ Market is back! Please join us in the Netzer Quad from 11am-3pm on the following Tuesdays (September 5,12,19,26,October 3, 17) to enjoy some of our locally grown produce. For more information, please contact Graig Eichler (