Senate Committee on Public Events seeking applications for funding

The Senate Committee on Public Events is seeking applications for funding of “public events” on the SUNY Oneonta campus for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 13.

Typical events that meet the “cultural and educational standards of the college” include guest speakers; arts and cultural activities; readings; concerts and public performances; and presentations geared to increase the positive cultural relationship within and between the college and the surrounding community.

Generally, funding awards are between $300 and $1,000.  Funding requests should demonstrate that substantial funding is also sought from additional sources.

The “college-sponsored” event should be held on campus and should benefit the entire campus community, NOT just a narrow interest group or population.

All proposals should include a budget and advertising plan. The proposal must be submitted by a member of the faculty/staff, or by a current or retired employee of the college.

For complete submission guidelines, link to the application form and sample proposals, visit the Public Events Committee’s web page by searching for “Committee on Public Events” or visiting this link.

Questions? Contact Public Events Committee Chair, George Hovis, at or at 436-2571.

Tropical Fruits Day returning to campus

Tropical Fruits Day is returning to campus Thursday, March 29, from noon to 5 p.m. in the A.J Read Science Discovery Center (Physical Science). This botanical celebration will offer more than 40 fruits, seeds, teas and some tropical roots to sample. Come and taste them and learn about the cultures that grow and eat them. Learn how to cut a mango, and learn the difference between a mango and a mangosteen!

The entire campus community is invited, including any children of staff or faculty who may be on break this week from the local schools. Students are especially encouraged to come, and LEAD credit is offered. Drop in, try something exotic and learn about the cultures and fruits from tropical regions around the world.

You can even vote for your favorite tropical fruit. This fun and free event is co-sponsored by the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center and the Biology Department.

For additional information, contact Doug Reilly or Donna Vogler