SUNY Oneonta represented at area mathematics conference

Oneonta was well-represented at the Hudson-Mohawk Valley Area Mathematics Conference at Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake High School on March 24. SUNY Oneonta-affiliated mathematics teachers and pre-service teachers were Caitlin Weaver ’14, Melanie Schmidt ’17, Ellie Quinlan ’17, Bridgette Proper ’17, Andrew Ditzel, Sarah Cuddihy, Tabitha McGill, Jaidin Tonneson and Kerri Pangburn. Ray Siegrist, Secondary Education and Educational Technology,  presented a session about collecting data and creating a model “Modeling Isn’t Just for the Runway Anymore.”

Ogasawara Island course open for registration

Are you passionate about sustainability and conservation? Want to experience one of the most cosmopolitan cities AND one of the most remote islands in the world during a 2.5-week trip? Looking for a life-changing, self-defining global learning opportunity, both academically and culturally? Wanted to travel to Asia but didn’t want to go solo? If you said yes to any of these questions, you are a great candidate for the faculty-led travel course to Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Participants must enroll in both BIOL 294 in Fall 2018 AND BIOL 271 in Winter 2019.

Study abroad scholarships are available from the Office of International Education, and financial aid may be applied to the program cost.

For details, please contact (for course content, prerequisites, etc.) or (for scholarship, financial aid, etc.).

Faculty Center accepting applications for applied learning funding

Faculty Stipend and Subgrants to Add Applied Learning to Your Class Available

The Faculty Center is currently accepting faculty applications for funding to include Applied Learning opportunities for students in your courses. There are three tiers of funding ranging from a personal stipend, funds for implementation of an individual project, and department level funding. Applications are simple to complete and projects are refined and further developed through a short workshop on Applied Learning.

All applications are due by April 16. For more information on this and other funding opportunities, please go to or email

Project Space Gallery to feature farming photographic essay

SUNY Oneonta’s Project Space Gallery will soon feature ‘To Grow a Farmer,’ an ongoing photographic essay of farming families in upstate New York. There will be an opening reception with a bluegrass band and refreshments on April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

‘To Grow a Farmer’ explores a dichotomy between the farmer and the sustainability of farming. Wesley Bernard, Lecturer of Photography, is focusing on the future of generational farms with young family members who are deciding to stay on the farm and continue the tradition of farming, along with families or individuals who have just begun to operate a farm.


Art Conference 2018 schedule

The annual Art Conference will take place Thursday,  April 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hamblin Theater in the Fine Arts Center. The program is as follows:


“Opening Remarks and Introduction”

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut


“Prisoners-of-War (POW) Art of Singapore”

Jeffrey Say

“Occupying the Spaces In-Between: The Force of  Geography on Singapore’s Contemporary Art”

Elaine Teo


“David Chan: A Provocation Through Contradiction”

Carolyn Peck and Jessica Tyler


“Worth A Thousand Words”

Teresa Memole


“Cynical Realism and the Freedom of Expression in Chinese Contemporary Art”

Yvonne Chan



Xiaoyi Zeng

“Subodh Gupta and The Power of Ordinary Objects”

Rossana Murillo


“Beyond Reality: Locating the Sur-Real in Thai Photography”

Clare Veal

“Photographing the Rape of Fallujah”

Ivy Lam

“Fernando Amorsolo’s Defend Thy Honor: Triangulating Japan, The Philippines, and Singapore”

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut

“Closing Remarks”

Yolanda Sharpe


Shantel George to give presentation

Dr. Shantel George from the Departments of Africana & Latino Studies and History will give a presentation titled, “Kola Nut: A Small Object That Has Shaped the World,” on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in 303 Fitzelle Hall at SUNY Oneonta.

Over the past few decades, there has been increasing scholarly interest in the global history of commodities. However, scholars have not adequately addressed the global significance of the African kola nut which was circulated through transatlantic networks from the fifteenth century.

By tracing this single object, George’s research interrogates its connection to enslavement, religious practices, and medicine over time and space. In doing so, her research contributes to debates on the exchange, production, and consumption of commodities, particularly the ways in which small objects have shaped the cultures and experiences of people of African descent.