Theatre Department to host job fair Friday

On Friday, Feb. 10, the Theatre Department will host the USITT Upstate NY’s 2018 Frank Willard Winter Session and Job Fair. This is the third consecutive year SUNY Oneonta has hosted the event. There will be educational sessions and workshops, a catered lunch and a job fair. Theatre educators, students and employers from around the state will travel to SUNY Oneonta for the event, which will take place in and around the Goodrich Theater from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is a national organization that promotes dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology. The event will include a keynote talk by the Executive Director of USITT, David Grindle, as well as educational sessions by SUNY Oneonta alumnus John Carver of Production Advantage.

For the latest information on the event, visit

Employee Assistance Program to host blanket-making day

The Employee Assistance Program Committee will be holding a blanket-making day on Monday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Craven Lounge in Morris Hall. The blankets go to Cancer Centers in Oneonta, Cooperstown and Albany.

We have been fortunate this year to have had the Catskill Area Study Council students make about 22 blankets for us. We have a smaller amount left to do and some trimming. Hope you can make it.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Nicosia, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, at x2294.

Cancer support group meeting Feb. 21

The next Oneonta Cancer Support Group meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Morris Hall at SUNY Oneonta. The presenter will be Dr. Paula Petry, who will present on “Resetting One’s Beliefs to Reduce Stress & Promote Health and Well-Being.”

When our beliefs support our desires, we experience less strife and struggle, much of what stress is made of. It takes less effort to achieve what it is we want. In this session, Dr. Petry will demonstrate the power of one’s thoughts and beliefs on health and well-being using a form of energy testing. The group will then engage in a Psych-K process, a modality used to shift limiting beliefs to ones that are life-affirming. Three easy ways to boost one’s energy, by tapping specific meridians on the body, will be shared.  

Dr. Paula Petry’s journey of self-discovery, healing and personal empowerment began with the birth of her daughter, Alexandra, who was born with a severe disability. In lieu of accepting the fate prescribed by physicians, other health professionals and educators, Paula chose to pave a new path for not only her daughter, but for many others. She became a strong advocate to meet the needs of her daughter and, in that, she formed what is now one of the leading parent advocacy organization in the country.

Paula brought that knowledge and her passion for family-centered care services to her faculty position at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics— for over a decade preparing pediatricians to work with children with special health care needs.

Her daughter’s death brought great loss, suffering and new beginnings. She studied energy medicine, sound healing, mindfulness and somatic therapies to heal. She now finds purpose and meaning in helping others pave their path forward to their own self-discoveries.

Women’s soccer team to host dinner, auction

Join the SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer team for dinner! The SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer team is hosting its 13th Annual “Dinner and Auction with the Dragons” on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Club located at 84 Chestnut Street in Oneonta.

Come support the team’s training trip to Bermuda, with an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Come enjoy a great night of family fun while supporting a terrific cause.

For more information, email or call Liz McGrail at 607-436-3474. Players will deliver tickets to you personally.

Sodexo offering student internships in Thailand

Sodexo is offering a unique opportunity to intern with the Sodexo Corporate Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2018. Applications, resumes, essays and letters of recommendation are due March 23 at 4 p.m.

Flights to and from Thailand, lodging, some meals, and a $2,000 travel stipend are provided. Academic credit is not an option for these internships.

Interviews will be conducted in April, and two Sodexo Global Interns will be selected. There will be a one-day orientation at U.S. Sodexo Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland in May (overnight included).

Applications and process information are available from Jimmy Hamm, Sodexo General Manager, 213 Red Dragon Outfitters Bldg. 607-436-3301



-Full-time SUNY Oneonta students with current Sophomore or Junior status

-Any academic major; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

-Applicants must have a valid passport