Thursday Night Ladies Golf League seeking participants

The Thursday Night Ladies Golf League is nearly upon us. We are looking for golfers to join in on the fun. This is a noncompetitive league.

We will be playing at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin. Tee times are from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost to play will be $18. This includes 9-hole green fee and cart.

The season starts on May 17 and ends on August 16.

If you’re interested golfing with us, please contact Rita Hitchcock x3080 (Rita.Hitchcock@oneonta.edu) for more details.

Free ink/toner cartridges available

IT Services Customer Support has the following ink/toner cartridges available for free for Campus use. If you’re interested please send LeAnn an email at leann.standish@oneonta.edu

Thank you.

HP 940 Color (C, M, Y)

1

HP 56 Black

1

HP Printhead 14 (Magenta)

1

HP Printhead 14 (Yellow)

1

HP Printhead 14 (Cyan)

1

HP 14 Color (C, M, Y)

1

HP 14 Black

1

HP 29 Inkjet Black

1

HP 26 Inkjet Black

1

HP 88 XL Black

2

HP 88 XL Magenta

1

HP 88 XL Cyan

2

HP 88  (M, C)

2

HP 88 (Black, Yellow)

2

HP 15 Black

2

Brother P Touch TZe261 White

1

Brother P Touch TZe261 Black Print on White Tape

3

HP Inkjet 25 (C, M, Y)

1

HP C21823G (C, M, Y)

1

Wax Ribbon for Zebra Printers (5319) ZEB-800130-004-ROLL

11

Canon 1010/1020 Toner Cartridge

2

Orientation Committee to share 2018 schedule

The Orientation Committee would like to share the 2018 Orientation Schedule with our campus partners. Please attend either session:
-May 3 at 3:30 p.m., Butternut Valley

-May 4 at 10:30 a.m., Butternut Valley

We look forward to partnering with you to welcome our new freshmen and transfers to our community. If you have any questions, or if your department would like an individual meeting, please contact Monica Grau, New Student Services at #2255.

NYS-CSEA Partnership online learning certificate programs available

The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training (Partnership) is pleased to announce two new online learning certificate programs for CSEA-represented New York State employees.

The Microsoft Excel 2016 Certificate Program is a learning opportunity for employees who are looking to enhance their knowledge and develop their skills in the Microsoft Excel application. Employees can apply for this program between April 24 and October 30. In order to earn a certificate, participants must successfully complete all required courses between April 24, 2018 and October 31, 2018.

The Professionalism in the Workplace Certificate Program provides a self-directed way for employees to learn the skills necessary to succeed in a professional work environment. Employees can apply for this program between April 24, 2018 and October 30, 2018. In order to earn a certificate, participants must successfully complete all required courses between April 24, 2018 and October 31, 2018.

World Chorus concert to take place April 30

Join the SUNY Oneonta World Chorus (formerly Concert Choir) as they present a rare, Estonian a cappella piece, Raua needmine (Curse upon Iron) sung in English, from memory, on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. The vocal colors created by Estonian composer, Veljo Tormis, capture not only the terror of violence that so many continue to experience in the USA and around the globe, but also the darkness into which so many humans are thrust during such random violent acts. Come, experience SUNY Oneonta students raising their collective voices in awe, fear, horror, resignation, and ultimately liberation. The concert features soloists Professor Stephen Markuson, bass-baritone, Timothy Newton, bass-baritone, John Colonna, piano, Evan Jagels, bass, and Caitlin Coleman, shaman drum and drum set. The concert is conducted by Timothy Newton.

The concert will consist of Curse upon Iron and two African-American gospel songs and will last 30 minutes. Take a study break and witness the anguish of voices against violence.

Seminar Series in Biology event Friday

The Seminar Series in Biology presents: “An Integrative Taxonomic Approach to Understanding Diversity of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala)” presented by Maggie Doolin, MS student, Biology Department, State University of New York College at Oneonta.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place at 4 p.m. Friday April 27 in Science I, Room 121.

Maggie received her BA in Biology from Hamilton College in 2014.  With a keen interest in parasites, she began her MS in the Reyda lab.  During her graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta, she has earned the Smithsonian Institution Graduate Fellowship (2017), the Meritorious Student Presentation at the American Society of Parasitologists Conference (2017), the Best Student Oral Presentation at the New England Association of Parasitologists (2016), and the Best Student Presentation, SUNY Oneonta SRCA Day (2017).

In this presentation, Maggie will discuss Neoechinorhynchus, the largest genus in the phylum Acanthocephala (thorny-headed worms).  Acanthocephala is a group of obligate intestinal parasites consisting of ~1200 species that infect a wide variety of vertebrate host animals. Neoechinorhynchus is the largest genus within this phylum, with approximately 116 described species that parasitize fishes and turtles worldwide. Species of Neoechinorhynchus have been described from around the world since 1780 without a consistent standard of data reported with each new description; identifications can be difficult even with original descriptions in hand. In North America, there are 35 species found in freshwater fishes, but there has been little study of these worms. There is severe lack of knowledge about most species’ geographic ranges and no data at all about genetic diversity within and between species in the USA and Canada.  Maggie research aimed at better characterization of Neoechinorhynchus diversity in Central New York, and to use molecular methods to understand species relationships among a wider range of North American species. The results of this work include the description of Neoechinorhynchus bullocki n. sp. from white suckers in Otsego County and the presentation of the first phylogenetic hypotheses including species from the USA and Canada.   Integrating both morphological and molecular study, Maggie studied of sixteen putative Neoechinorhynchus species and one closely related species.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.

UUP Spring Party scheduled for May 6

UUP will hold its traditional end-of-semester party on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from noon to 3 p.m. at the College Camp, one of the area’s treasures. The gathering will start with a brief Chapter meeting at the College Camp lodge. The College Camp provides a spacious, inviting and picturesque setting for our union party. The lodge at the Camp will allow us to have the party rain or shine.

Complimentary Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q lunch — with delicious food and beverages and all the fixings— will be served. Although the lodge has inside tables and chairs, outdoor enthusiasts may wish to bring chairs, blankets, folding tables, games, musical instruments, and sports equipment.

All those represented by the UUP bargaining unit and their families/significant others are most cordially welcome.

To facilitate food planning, a RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email  ONEUUP@oneonta.edu or leave a message on the UUP Oneonta voice mail at 436-2135 and provide your name, telephone number, and the number of family members/significant others, including yourself, who will attend.

Please call/email back if you are unable to keep your reservation.

Thanks to Special Events Director Loraine Tyler for doing a terrific job organizing this special gathering.

SUNY Oneonta at College Camp is located approximately 2 miles north of campus. The get there, take East St north from campus about 1.5-2 miles until you see a sign on your left announcing College Camp. The road to the camp is just past this sign on the left. Take the road through the white gate and all the way up the hill to the top. You will see observatory domes in a very large clearing, which tells are approaching the College Camp lodge. For a map, click here