Reminder from IRC to Faculty and Club Users

Please keep the doors to lecture halls closed while conducting class and club activities. Especially when using the sound systems for playing media or using microphones or other instruments.  The IRC lobby is a very “live” space and once sound gets out there it travels about the space quite freely.  This can be intrusive to other classes and users.  Keeping the lecture hall doors closed mitigates this to a large extent.  So please be courteous to your colleagues and friends and close the doors during classes and activities. A bonus to this is as the weather changes this will also help the HVAC system keep the rooms at comfortable temperatures for occupants.

Thank you for your cooperation.

David Geasey, IRC Building Coordinator

UUP Labor Film Series – Monday, September 18

Economic development, environmental politics, and anti-government extremism collide in the powerful documentary The Fire Next Time.
Join us for a viewing and discussion at Hunt Union Red Dragon Theater, 6-7:30 p.m. Find out how a Montana community struggled with anti-environmental extremism fed by talk radio, threats to local officials, and rebuilt bonds with a grassroots anti-hate program, Not in Our Town. All members of the campus community are welcome. Please share the attached flyer. For additional information contact Gina Keel at

Tuesday’s at the Grille

Tuesday’s at the Grille is back on September 19th at 11:30am. Please see our attached menu. Don’t forget to contact me to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there! J

In case you like to plan ahead, here are our Fall Semester Lunch dates:
September 19
October 3
October 17
October 31
November 21
December 12


The Seminar Series in Biology presents

“Life of Pollen; reflections on the pollen path from a tropical island paradise,” presented by Donna Vogler, PhD, State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta). Dr. Vogler is an ecologist. Her recent projects with students include Wood Turtles, Invasive Marsh Thistles, county floras, and pollination biology. She is a former Chair of the department and published in journals including the American Journal of Botany, Ecology, and Nature. In this presentation she will focus on the special problems of pollination in Hawaiian plants related to small population sizes, lost pollinators, and introduced animals. Hawaii is considered the most isolated island chain at over 2500 miles from the nearest continental land mass. This isolation, the small size of the islands, and recent invasions of exotic plants and pests have given Hawaii the dubious honor of being the extinction capital of the United States, if not the world.
This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday September 15th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.

Alumni Association Scholarship application open

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association is proud to support student success by annually providing over $82,000 in student scholarship support.
The scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students who excel in the classroom and distinguish themselves as leaders. Selection is based upon a variety of criteria, including academic excellence and service to the college and community. Students
must have completed one semester at SUNY Oneonta. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The recipient must have paid the Undergraduate Alumni Fee.

Students will have until September 25, 2017 to submit complete application with all the accompanying materials including:

Personal contact information

A Resume

A 500-word essay that describes the importance of receiving this scholarship, the campus activities in which you are involved in, campus
and/or community organizations which you volunteer, and your future goals

One letter of reference in support of your application from a SUNY Oneonta faculty member or college administrator

Recipients will be selected by a committee of Alumni Association Board members. Scholarships range from $1,500 – $3,000 and will be awarded
in the spring semester. Full-time enrollment in the Spring 2018 semester is required to receive the scholarship.

The scholarship is renewable for future academic years as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate service to the college and community,
financial need, pay the Undergraduate Alumni Fee, and maintains a GPA of 3.0.

Visit for more information and to access the application.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement with any questions:, 607436-2526, 128 Alumni Hall