Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition reception Thursday

Martin–Mullen Art Gallery will host the “Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition 2018” in the Fine Arts Center from April 5 to May 12.

 A reception for the artists along with live music and food is planned for Thursday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., with the presentation of awards at 6 p.m.

A total of 24 awards worth $2,900 will be awarded.  Awards include the Jean Parish Art on Campus Awards, the George E. Zimmerman Memorial Awards, the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery Awards and the Golden Artist Colors Inc. Gift Certificate Awards.  The cash awards are supported by gifts made to the Foundation at Oneonta for student artwork awards.

Over a hundred works by student artists will be on display.  Featured art works were chosen from an open jury process and works entered by the art faculty.   Painting, drawing, sculpture, digital print, digital video, and an assortment of mixed media make up this year’s offerings.  All are invited to attend the reception and the exhibition.

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when the college is in session and during special events.  For more information about the gallery or an upcoming exhibition, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at  (607)436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit Martin-Mullen Art Gallery.

Lambda Pi Eta to hold Cat Cafe fundraising event for shelters

Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication & Media Department student honor society, is holding a “cat cafe” event this Thursday, April 12, from noon to 2 p.m. in Hunt Union Waterfront. It is a fundraiser for the Susquehanna Animal Shelter in Cooperstown.

The cats at the event are rescue animals and they will be available for adoption. Lambda Pi Eta asks for a $3 donation to enter, after which attendees will be able to hang out with the cats for as long as they like and enjoy free coffee, hot and iced tea, and lemonade. All students, faculty and staff are invited to join!

Susan Goodier to participate in NEH Summer Seminar

Susan Goodier, Phd, lecturer in the History Department, will participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Suffrage in the Americas.” The seminar will be held at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin from July 23 to August 3.

The emphasis of the seminar is on the “intersections between class, race, gender, and transnational organizing.” Members of the visiting faculty include scholars focusing on women’s suffrage histories of all regions of the Americas. Goodier will work to develop pedagogical materials to promote teaching women’s suffrage through an intersectional and transnational approach and assist with a project to develop web-based tools for understanding the intersectional and transnational history of women’s suffrage in the Americas.

Susan Goodier participates in two panel presentations

Susan Goodier, lecturer in the History Department, recently participated in two different panel presentations. The first panel, in honor of Black History Month and held on February 28 at Queens College, was titled “African American Women and the Vote: From Women’s Suffrage to the Era of Trump.” Sponsored by the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, and the Queens College Black History Committee, the event drew about 70 people, mostly lawyers, and students. Goodier presented, “Centering Black Women: Race in the Woman Suffrage Movement in NYS,” with co-presenters Dr. Janice L. Sumler-Edmond, professor emerita of Hutson-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas; Elizabeth B. Anderson, City University of New York; Esmeralda Simmons, civil and human rights attorney; and monitored by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens of Queens College.

The second panel presentation took place during Women’s History Month, on March 25, and in conjunction with the Museum of the City of New York exhibit, “Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.” Approximately 150 people came to hear the keynote speaker, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive director of Teen Vogue and the panel of speakers moderated by Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York and New York Times contributor. In addition to Goodier, panelists included Farah Jasmine Griffin of Columbia University and Premilla Nadesen of Barnard College.


April 19 guest speaker on bioarchaeology of health

On Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Waterfront Room in the Hunt Union, bioarchaeologist Dr. Amy Scott (University of New Brunswick) will deliver a talk titled “Saving a Cemetery: Coastal erosion and bioarchaeological excavation at the 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg.”
Dr. Scott will speak on her ongoing research at Louisbourgh, an 18th century fortress recognized as an important French colonial site in the Atlantic world. As a National Historic Site of Canada that has been partially reconstructed, the Fortress is threatened by ongoing coastal erosion that is rapidly encroaching on the burials of Rochefort Point. Beginning in 2017, excavation of the Rochefort Point cemetery began to protect these burials from imminent destruction along with an in-depth skeletal analysis focusing on patterns of health, nutrition, disease and violence. These skeletal data along with the rich historic record from the Fortress of Louisbourg provides a unique glimpse into the lived experience in early colonial Canada.
The talk will be especially relevant for students and faculty interested in interdisciplinary research on health and issues concerning natural environment. It is the final event in the Anthropology TALKS speaker series for 2017-2018. Sponsored by the Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.

Amie Doughty presents at Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “‘I Don’t Want to Be the Princess’: Rejecting the Crown in Children’s and YA Literature” at the national Popular Culture Association Conference in Indianapolis on March 29. The paper analyzes several children’s and YA texts and argues that though audiences expect characters who reject the crown to be presenting a feminist message, the message is instead often not feminist. Doughty serves as the Area Chair for  the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area of the PCA, which entails reviewing submissions, organizing panels, and troubleshooting for the area before and during the conference.

Resources to improve financial literacy

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April in an effort to encourage Americans to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.

As SUNY employees, we are extraordinarily fortunate to have easy, free access to a variety of financial experts and information from Fidelity, TIAA, VALIC, Voya and the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Take advantage of as many of the following to improve your financial knowledge and position:

April Financial Literacy Month

Financial Webinars- Fidelity Investments


VALIC Education Center

Voya Retirement Seminar Library

New York State Deferred Compensation Plan

Meet with a financial advisor or attend a group presentation

Financial Education & Planning Tools