Join the Family Weekend steering committee

Last fall, more than 860 families and 2,600 people visited campus and participated in more than 40 activities and programs during Family Weekend.

Some feedback:

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  or x3013.

Cornell speaker to present on “Segrenomics of American Education”

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

Feb. 5 panel discussion to cover race, monuments and historic preservation

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.

Tyra A. Olstad publishes article 

Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, has published the peer-reviewed research article “Art as a Tool for Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Sense of Place in Misty Fiords National Monument,  Alaska” in GeoHumanities, an official journal of the American Association of Geographers. To read the article online, visit
Olstad’s research, which describes Misty Fiords National Monument’s unique ecological and aesthetic characteristics, discusses challenges faced by the U.S. Forest Service (the agency responsible for managing 2.1 million acres of federally-designated Wilderness within the monument), and explores the premise that art has the power to help people develop a sense of place and nurture a stewardship ethic. It is based on her experience as a USFS “Voice of the Wilderness” artist-in-residence at Misty Fiords in 2016: .

Annual JIVE event scheduled for Feb. 8

The Career Development Center at SUNY Oneonta is proud to present our annual Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Expo (JIVE) event on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. There are more than 50 businesses, nonprofits and organizations looking for interns, employees and volunteers. They will be on hand to speak with students about their future. 

Come one, come all to the Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Expo. Find your future!