Benjamin Wendrow ’08 New Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations

Paul Adamo, Vice President of College Advancement, is pleased to share with the campus community that Benjamin Wendrow ’08 is our new Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations.  Ben began working at the college in 2013 as the Manager of Stewardship and Donor Communications.  Ben will be furthering our engagement efforts with alumni, friends, and donors, and is an asset to our institution and our team.


Congratulations Ben!  He may be reached at


All state employees must adhere to the regulations of the NYS Joint Committee on Public Ethics (JCOPE). These Ethics laws were enacted to prevent both actual and apparent conflicts of interest between official duties and private interests.

Honoraria (any payment received for a service performed that is NOT part of one’s official duties) and Outside Activities (e.g. private or public employment, business ventures, holding an elected or appointed public office, serving as a director or officer of a for-profit entity) must be requested in advance and approval must be made before the honoraria is received or participation in the outside activity occurs.

For quick reference, read the Plain Language Guide to the State Ethics Laws

For details, go to

Questions may be directed to the campus designated Ethics Officer, Gail Feuer, at x2509.

Chief Facilities Planning & Safety Officer (CFO) Interviews

The campus community is invited to an open forum during which a candidate for the Chief Facilities Planning & Safety Officers (CFO) position will make a brief presentation on “ What are the key strategic and operational challenges Chief Facilities Planning and Safety Officers face on a residential college campus? Please specifically address both academic and residential aspects” and will answer questions from the audience. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes leaving 45 minutes for questions.

Schedule of Candidates:

Lachlan Squair
Thursday, October 12, 2:30 PM
Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center

Attilio (Leo) Somma
Monday, October 16, 2:30 PM
Le Cafe, Morris Conference Center

Scott Barton
Tuesday, October 17, 2:30 PM
Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center

Theatre Department Releases Episode 2 in YouTube Series About Senior Experiences

The Theatre Department has released the second episode in a seven-part YouTube series highlighting what graduating seniors learned and experienced during their education in theatre at SUNY Oneonta.

In Episode 2 “Show and Tell”, graduating seniors share their costumes and design projects from Theatre Department productions. Watch Episode 2 now!

In last week’s episode, “Origin Stories”, we said hello to a group of seniors and found out how they got started in theatre at SUNY Oneonta. Watch Episode 1 now!

Additional episodes will be released in the following weeks. For further updates, follow the Theatre Department Facebook page @SUNYOneontaTheatre.

The video series was produced by the SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department with support provided by the Office of Communications. The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the students interviewed. For the latest information about the Theatre Department visit

Closed-captioning has been provided for all the videos in the series.



Campus Safety Report

In compliance with the federal law, Title 11 “Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act”, SUNY Oneonta provides a report about campus safety and security programs, incidents of crime on campus, and information regarding registered sex offenders. In accordance with changes to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315) in 2008, the College annually includes information on campus fire safety procedures and standards. This report is available on line at:
You may obtain a paper copy of this report from the Vice President for Student Development, 119 Netzer Administration Building, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820, 607-436-2513, and at these additional locations:
Admissions Office, Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820, 607-436-2524;
University Police Department, Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820, 607-436-3550;
At our University Police website,, at the tab labeled Campus Crime Report;
Office of Equity and Inclusion, 133 Netzer Administration Building, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820, 607-436-2830;
Campus crime statistics are available from the United States Department of Education web site at
Information concerning registered sex offenders is transmitted to the campus by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and may be obtained from the Chief of Police, c/o University Police Department, or on the University Police website listed above.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: This program, funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, provides funding of up to $1,500 for project expenses (plus student and faculty stipends) for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship. Separate guidelines and application forms are used for Research projects and Creative Activity (CA) projects. Guidelines and application materials for the FALL 2017 round of this ‘traditional’ Student Grant Program are available on the Committee on Research website. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00 pm.

NEW FUNDING TRACK: The Committee on Research is pleased to announce a pilot Student Research/CA “Shadowing” Program funded by an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) Program. This new ‘track’ is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshmen/sophomores, but transfer students may also be eligible) would join a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses, plus stipends for both the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student. Online applications, to be submitted by full- or part-time faculty only, will be accepted on a rolling basis. More details are available on the Committee on Research website.

An Information Session for students (and interested faculty) with Research Committee members will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m. in Hunt Union, Butternut Valley Room. Also feel welcome to contact a member of the Committee on Research if you have questions.