Last fall, more than 860 families and 2,600 people visited campus and participated in more than 40 activities and programs during Family Weekend.
81% of the participating families came from first-year students and 12% from families of transfer students
80% indicated high satisfaction with the overall experience
84% felt it was very organized
93% felt the employees and students on hand were very helpful
91% indicated they would return to the event next year
The 2018 weekend is scheduled for September 21-23.
The Family Weekend Steering Committee will begin meeting next month. If you wish to participate in planning and/or volunteering for this important college program, please contact the chair, Robb Thibault at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3013.
Roger W. Hecht (English) had a poem, “And on this day,” published in the anthology Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers.
Dr. Noliwe Rooks from Cornell University will join us Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Craven Lounge for the following talk: “Apartheid Schools, Jim Crow Classrooms: The Segrenomics of American Education.”
“Though public education and public schools are inarguably amongst America’s greatest achievements, from the earliest days of tax-supported education—today a sector with an estimated budget of over half a billion dollars—there have been inequities tied to race and poverty. Vouchers, Charter Schools and Virtual Schools are all forms of public education most recognizable to communities that are poor and overwhelmingly of color and difficult to find in communities that are overwhelmingly wealthy. They are separate and unequal forms of educational delivery. Now, in an era characterized by levels of school segregation the country has not seen since the mid-twentieth century, profiting from our nation’s failure to provide a high-quality education to all children has, in addition to being morally wrong, has become a very big business.”
LEAD credit and food will be available.
For more information, contact Faith Tiemann at email@example.com
Please join the Anthropology Department for an #UnderstandingRace panel discussion on “The Future of the Past: Race, Monuments, and Historic Preservation” on Monday, Feb. 5 at The Grille in the Morris Conference Center. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., with the discussion at 7 p.m.
Featuring Cynthia Falk (Cooperstown Graduate Program), Matthew Hendley (History), Cynthia Klink (Anthropology), and Quentin Lewis (Yager Museum, Hartwick College).
This program is sponsored by the President’s Office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Anthropology Department.
The annual equipment inventory will be distributed to departments electronically via email on Feb. 1, 2018. Inventories are due to be completed and returned to Property Management by Feb. 19, 2018.
If you have questions, please contact Willy Wood William.Wood@oneonta.edu at ext. 3232. Thank you for your support of this annual requirement.