Language Kids Cafe

“The Multicultural Community Center” is a new StAr funded project that offers second language learning to children, adults and families from our campus community and beyond, while providing educational practices and community leadership skills for all SUNY-Oneonta students participating.
Currently there are Japanese classes on Tuesdays at 4pm, Chinese on Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Korean on Mondays at 3:30pm, French on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Spanish upon request and availability. If you or your children are interested, please contact: Maria C. Montoya at MC. ; for French and Spanish contact Rebeca Sanchez at; for Asian languages contact: Minchae Kim at

SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association Honors to 30 New Alumni

On Friday, September 29, 2017, 30 of SUNY Oneonta’s alumni were honored at the Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors. Fifteen alumni were able to travel to campus to receive their award in person. Alumni of Distinction honoree and Emmy award winner, Greg Floyd ’80, CBS News Broadcaster (Albany, NY) was the master of ceremonies and helped to welcome the newest inductees into this most prestigious group of alumni.
With the support of their family, friends, and fellow alumni, each honoree celebrated the night away with fine food and beverages while listening to the Rich Mollin group.

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association would like to thank Paul Carter and Hooked on Tonics who welcomed our attendees by performing at the start of the event, Julie Licata and Drag’n Rolls for kicking off the actual presenting of the honors and Tim Newton and VOCI for leading the audience in the college’s alma mater.

For more information about this year’s honorees or to nominate an alumnae/us you feel meets the criteria to be one of our Alumni of Distinction, visit:

Susan Goodier, A New Book and Community Presentations

Dr. Susan Goodier, Lecturer in U.S. history, published her second book (this one coauthored with Karen Pastorello, Tompkins Cortland Community College) in summer 2017: Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (Cornell University Press). As part of the centennial celebration of women voting she served one day as the historian on the Vote-tilla packet boat excursion on the Erie Canal. During the month of September and under the auspices Humanities NY, Dr. Goodier has presented on “Votes for Women: A History through Political Cartoons” in Penfield and at the Albany Institute of History and Art, and traveled to the Gomez Mill House in Marlboro to present “Centering Black Women in the Woman Suffrage Movement in New York State.” She shifted her focus to women and the New York State Constitution for a talk at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. In addition she presented “Susan Fenimore Cooper, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Views on Women’s Equality for the 21st Annual International Cooper Conference here at SUNY Oneonta.
She also participated in a Cornell University Press Podcast 1869 interview; Lee Rayburn of WHCU radio interviewed her and her coauthor in preparation for a book talk they did at the History Center in Ithaca at the end of September, and City & State Magazine also interviewed her for an upcoming article. Meanwhile she is conducting a Humanities NY Readings and Discussion on the New York State Woman Suffrage Movement at Huntington Library in Oneonta.

State employees – did you save the date?

Come to the Retirement Education Fair on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Hunt Union. Chat with financial representatives or listen to a presentation about your various income options during retirement. This event is scheduled in conjunction with National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) to put focus on long-term financial planning for retirement and the resources available, particularly through your employment here as a state employee.

If anyone has any questions please contact Gail Feuer, Benefits Administrator at or at 436-2509.


“MYSTIC BLACK: The Essential Nature” by Ruben Salinas

Project Space Gallery October 16 – November 21, 2017. Public reception: Thursday, October 19, 5-7PM with Artist Gallery Talk at 6PM

Ruben Salinas, SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor of Illustration, will exhibit over twenty paintings produced by using black liquid tempera and acrylic on paper and canvas. Some in combination with large scale ink jet printing, 30” to 40”x 60”.
Salinas joined the faculty at Oneonta in 2016. He has had an extensive career in the arts. Ruben received his MFA from Stephen F Austin State University, and his BA in Communications from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.

Ruben’s works include book and poster illustrations, editorial illustration, storyboards for TV commercials, and fashion illustration. He is the author of the book The Spirit of Gesture. Ruben’s paintings have been exhibited throughout different galleries in the US and Japan. His work with digital prints explore the vast possibilities of black and white image making through regular and large format Giclee printing.

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday while College is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit

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Yoga Classes Offered

The Office of Continuing Education has two yoga classes running in November and December. They are designed to meet various levels of ability and both classes are adaptable.
The Chair Yoga class is wonderful for anyone with mobility issues or anyone who is recovering from surgery and needs to take things a little slower than usual. Just because the chair is used for support doesn’t mean you won’t sweat! Be prepared for a challenging workout! Slow Flow is equivalent to Hatha and will give both beginner and intermediate yoga students a challenge. Please visit the Continuing Education website to register, or call the office at 436-2548. If you have any questions feel free to email January classes will be posted on the web soon.


A very gentle, beginner’s class in which we use the chair for support through all poses, either standing next to the chair or sitting in it. Emphasis is on exploring range of motion; breathing exercises; and developing greater flexibility. No mat needed, just comfortable, stretch clothing. Excellent class for those with injuries, stiffness, or decreased mobility due to surgery; this class can be done in a wheelchair.
This class will give you a great workout and is adaptable for all levels.

All levels of experience are welcome!

9:45-10:45 A.M. Morris Conference Center

This is a 6 week Wednesday morning class.
Fee: $60.00 Max: 20 students

Class dates:
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13


Put yourself first, and use your lunch hour wisely! Sign up for this gentle, flowing class in which we move through poses, usually holding a pose for 15-20 seconds. Emphasis is on slow movement through the available range of motion, gradually building strength and flexibility. Participants bring their own mat, wear stretch clothing and are comfortable with moving from a standing position to the floor and back up again. Occasionally we will use props such as chairs, blocks and straps (all provided by instructor, but wonderful if some participants can bring their own).

This class is beneficial for beginning and intermediate yoga students.

11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Morris Conference Center

This is a 6 week Wednesday morning class.
Fee: $60.00 Max: 20 students

Class dates:
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13

CSEA Sponsored Trip

New York City Bus Trip to Radio City Christmas Spectacular
On Saturday, November 11, there will be a bus trip to New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The bus will depart the campus at 6:00 am and return that evening around 10:30 pm. The cost is $121.00 per person and includes the bus transportation and the ticket to the show. The show starts at 11:00 am. There is free time in the city after the show. Please contact Kelly Spettel at 436-3488 or if you would like to reserve seats or get more information. This trip is open to the campus community – students, faculty, and staff. The trip is sponsored by CSEA Local 635.