Athletics Department to celebrate Division III week

The Athletics Department will be celebrating NCAA Division III week April 2-8. The week will kick off Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with giveaways and a schedule handout in the IRC quad. In addition to home events, athletics will be hosting events that are open to the entire campus community. (See schedule below)

The week-long celebration puts a spotlight on being a member of the largest Division in the NCAA. Division III has 450 members and more than 180,000 student athletes.  The Division III experience offers participation in a competitive athletic environment that pushes student athletes to excel on the field and build upon their potential by tackling new challenges across campus.

Academics are the primary focus for Division III student athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and helps student athletes progress toward graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Participants are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the student body, keeping them focused on being a student first.

We invite you to join in and celebrate the 450 student athletes of SUNY Oneonta.



Monday, April 2

DIII Week Kickoff with Giveaways and Athletic Schedules

IRC (Quad Area) – 10AM – 1PM

Tabling Event – AFH Atrium – 5-7PM (open to all)


Nutrition for Performance Club

The Athlete Network


Tuesday, April 3

Softball vs Rensselaer (DH) – 3:00pm – Red Dragon Softball Field

Presentation – AFH Skybox – 5-6PM (open to all)

“The Mental Game Plan”

Dr. Jeffrey Barnett ‘79, Psy.D., ABPP

Associate Dean, Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Professor, Department of Psychology

Faculty Appreciation Dinner – Dance Studio/Skybox

6:30– 8PM (Invitation Only Event)

“Keeping Student Athletes in the Game”

Dr. Jeffrey Barnett


Thursday, April 5

National Student Athlete Day Luncheon – Morris Grille, 11:30AM – 1PM

(Invitation Only Event)


Friday, April 6

Baseball vs Oswego at 3:00pm on Damaschke Field (Neahwa Park)

Saturday, April 7

Men’s Tennis vs Oswego/Farmingdale at 10AM/1PM – Dr. Heissan ‘63 Tennis Courts

Baseball vs Oswego (DH) – 12:00pm – Damaschke Field (Neahwa Park)

Women’s Lacrosse at 1:00pm – Red Dragon Field


Sunday, April 8

CANstruction – Southside Mall – All Day

(Members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee will build a structure out of canned goods. Canned goods will be donated to local food pantries afterwards)



Lawrence Jackson to speak at New Critics Literature Conference

The ninth annual undergraduate New Critics Literature Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Morris Conference Center on Saturday, April 14. Twenty eight students will present their scholarly work on literature, and the event will culminate in a keynote address by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars of African American literary history, Prof. Lawrence Jackson, Distinguished Professor of English and History at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Jackson will speak in Craven Lounge at 4 p.m. Dr. Jackson is the author of “The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics (2010),” which won the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association award for non-fiction; the family memoir, “My Father’s Name, A Black Family after the Civil War (2012);” and two biographies, “Emergence of Genius,” about Ralph Ellison (2002), and his 2017 biography of Chester Himes. The latter has been nominated for the PEN Bogard Weld Prize and the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers Association.

In addition, he has published numerous pieces of criticism and non-fiction in venues such as Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Review of Books, and New England Quarterly. His fellowships include the Fulbright, National Humanities Center, and the W.E.B Dubois Institute of Harvard.

All conference events are free and open to the public.

Sallie Han co-edits journal issue on gun violence

Sallie Han, (Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta) and Jason Antrosio (Anthropology, Hartwick College) are the co-editors of the March 2018 issue of Open Anthropology on the theme of “Enough: Anthropologists Take on Gun Violence.”
Open Anthropology is an open access collection of journal articles curated from the publications of the American Anthropological Association. Featured in this issue are fourteen articles and one book review that examine a range of topics from the marketing of small arms to the rendering of U.S. schools as places requiring heightened surveillance and militarized policing. Also included are works that consider gun violence from a comparative and global perspective. In their editors’ note, Han and Antrosio write:

“As a whole, these selections forcefully demonstrate, yet again, that anthropology matters. We offer this issue of OA as a resource to inform ourselves in order to better support our students and children and the youth who are taking on—and taking up—leadership on the issues surrounding guns. We find tremendous hope and inspiration in the raising and blending of voices from Parkland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other communities suffering the impacts of gun violence. We join them in amplifying the message: Enough.”

All of the selections in this issue are available for free download at