Robb Thibault, M.S. contributed the introduction to the book: “The Open Mic Night: Campus Programs that Champion Student Voice & Engagement” by Toby S. Jenkins, PhD, Crystal L. Endsley, PhD, Marla L. Jaksch, PhD , Anthony R. Keith, Jr., M.Ed. The book presents a mix of critical essays and college student writing that explore themes of spoken word, student engagement, and campus inclusion. Thibault was invited to write the introduction as a student affairs practitioner with expertise in delivering and assessing collegiate spoken word/poetry slam programs at the local and international levels. Open Mic Night is published by Stylus Publishing L.L.C. and just been released.
Family Weekend 2017 is finally here! Family Weekend is on September 22-24 and the Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to lend a hand. The spirit of the weekend is our families meet your families and we encourage SUNY Oneonta employees to volunteer and bring their families to support the events and mingle with the families of our students. The first 50 Volunteers will receive a free family weekend volunteer t-shirt! Please help us to welcome our extended SUNY Oneonta families! Please sign up here for the times you are available: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cacaa2da7fb6-family
Dr. Penina Kamina participated and attended the recently concluded Kenya Scholars and Studies Association conference (KESSA) held on September 8-9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Faculty Center and the Elementary Education & Reading department funds supported this travel. Besides attending other presentations and networking with other professionals, she served as one of the conference’s session chair, as one of the mentors to graduate students and as a presenter in three panels. The first panel, …Building Capacity in Teacher Education and Doctoral Preparation through Collaboration, discussions were conducted with two other faculty presenters from Syracuse and California State-San Marcos universities. The second panel, Making a Case for Promotion & Tenure: The Challenge for Foreign-Born Professionals, had two faculty presenters from Texas Tech University and University of Northern Alabama. The third and final panel had six presenters which was a mix of faculty, graduate students and education specialists looking at Professor Joanna Masingila’s Past and Present Projects that have and continue to nurture higher education and enhances capacity building.