Hunt Union Hours of Operation for October break

The building hours for the Hunt College Union during break will occur as follows:

Friday October 6 7:30am-10:00pm

Saturday October 7 9:00am-10:00pm

Sunday October 8 10:00am-5:00pm
Open for Starbucks only and access will be through the Front Entrance doors only- No meeting rooms or events space are available, and the Information desk will be closed.

Monday October 9 7:30am-9:00pm
Information desk closes at 6:00pm and there will be no access to meeting room/events after this time. Starbucks will be open until 9:00pm and access will be through the Front Entrance doors only

Tuesday October 10 7:30am-10:00pm

Wednesday October 11 Resume regular hours

CONVIVIUM LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, October 11, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. Florian Reyda, Associate Professor of Biology, will present a talk titled, “Why Do Parasites Matter?” Abstract: Parasites have had a great impact on nature and the human experience. They cause health problems in millions of people, economic loss to society, and they harm a diversity of plants, animals, and other organisms in natural systems. Given the extent of damage that parasites cause their hosts, it is understandable that parasites have a negative reputation and can be a loathsome topic, one to be avoided at the dinner table. But what would happen if parasites went extinct? Recent studies have suggested that global climate change and other human-induced changes on Earth could lead to massive extinction levels of parasites. At a local scale, in my own research I have encountered several examples in which parasites seem to have disappeared from areas where they occurred previously. In this talk I will discuss the roles of parasites in ecosystems, and how a reduction or shift in parasitism could have both positive and negative consequences.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to October 6. Vegetarian meals are available.

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Alden Room Open Hours in Milne Library

The Alden Room, home of Milne Library’s Special Collections and Archives, will be open for research this semester on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm when classes are in session. Located on the third floor of Milne Library, the room is home to many hidden treasures. Scrapbooks, photographs, student notebooks and newspapers, official documents, and other items which document the history of the College comprise the archives. Special book collections include the Early American Textbooks, Faculty Publications, New York History books, and SCC Miscellanies. For more information contact Heather Beach at

Campus-wide Shred Day is this Friday, September 29, 2017

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rogers Service Group will be on campus for a campus-wide records destruction event. The shred-truck will be parked by the loading dock of Netzer. Documents will be shredded onsite and Laura Emmett, Records Management Officer, will oversee the shredding activities. You can deliver documents to be shredded between 9 and 11 a.m. on Friday at the loading deck of Netzer.

There will be no cost to departments but RSVPs are necessary to participate. You will need to fill out a Records Destruction Form for each set of records you will have destroyed.
The destruction forms should be filled out and delivered with the records. To access the Records Retention Schedules that we follow and the destruction form go to Records Retention Guidelines. RSVP to Laura Emmett at at your earliest convenience with the following information: Your name, department and extension; approximately how many boxes of records you have and at what time you will be drop off the boxes

Kristen Blinne to Serve on National Convention Planning Team

Dr. Kristen Blinne, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, was recently invited to serve on the National Communication Association’s 2018 Convention Planning Team for its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Blinne will be co-coordinating a special programming series for the conference focused on innovative approaches to defining, studying, and teaching communication. She is one of only two assistant professors to join this team of ten faculty members from across the country.