Todd Evans presents at Ellucian Live Conference in San Diego

Todd Evans, senior programmer/analyst Enterprise Application Services, presented at the 2018 Ellucian Live conference in San Diego, California. Every year, Ellucian Live brings together approximately 7,500 attendees from 1,300 higher education institutions. Mr. Evans presented “Saving Time, Effort and $$$ with Banner Distributed Security”, a technical presentation based on experiences configuring and maintaining Banner access with distributed security.

Charles B. Ragozzine Jr. elected to MAA post

Charles B. Ragozzine, Jr. was elected by the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America to serve a 3-year term (July 2018-June 2021) as its Representative to the national Congress of the Mathematical Association of America. The Seaway Section is named for the St. Lawrence Seaway and comprises the greater part of upstate New York and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. His duties will include representing the Seaway Section at national meetings and liaising between the section and the national organization.

Tim Newton sings with Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus in London

Tim Newton, Associate Professor of Music, sang Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Michael Steffens, retired Principal Clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Orchestra. The concert was held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank on Sunday, March 25, 2018, and was dedicated to the memory of Philharmonia Chorus Master, Berlin-based Stefan Bevier, for whom Tim had deputized in rehearsals in the previous year.

2018 Common Read programming being finalized

The Common Read Committee is finalizing supplemental programming for the 2018 Common Read – “Just Mercy.” Author Bryan Stevenson will be on campus September 25 to deliver the Mills Distinguished Lecture. The committee is planning events such as book discussions, panel discussions, and a films series related to incarceration and other themes of the book. If you have a program suggestion or are interested in participating in the programming, please contact Theresa Russo (theresa.russo@oneonta.edu).

Personnel update in the Division of College Advancement

Nancy Clickman joined the staff of the College Advancement Office on April 9 as Secretary to the Vice President, filling the vacancy created when Judy Pizza retired on December 31, 2017.  Nancy comes to SUNY Oneonta from the Bassett Healthcare Network, where she was executive assistant to the executive director of the Friends of Bassett, the organization’s fundraising and development program.  Nancy is a SUNY Albany graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology.

CSEA’s Women’s Committee holding toiletries drive

The CSEA’s Women’s Committee will hold a Toiletries Drive from April 13 to 27, with the proceeds benefitting the Family Service Association’s Helping Hands Project

Items needed include liquid hand soap, dish soap, body soap, deodorant, cleaners, laundry soap, hair products, lotion, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, lip balm, bandages, paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox wipes, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash. Please bring in new items.
There will be boxes in the following buildings: Bacon & Morris Hall, Health & Wellness    Center Lobby, Milne Library, MOC Office, Netzer (1st floor lobby) Hunt Union, and Wilsbach (Res. Life)

“Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome,” a public forum discussion

The possibility of editing our own genomes is moving from science fiction to reality.  What should we do with this power? Who should decide?

Join us on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AJ Read Science Discovery Center for “Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome” to discuss drawing the line between therapy and enhancement, ensuring access to life-saving treatments, and making changes that will affect generations.

Program content was developed in conjunction with the Boston Museum of Science and funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more, contact Kelly Gallagher at kelly.gallagher@oneonta.edu (436-3180) or Doug Reilly at douglas.reilly@oneonta.edu (436-2011).

Admission is free, but registration is required (https://editingevolution.eventbrite.com). Up-to-date information can be found on the Center’s Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/events/926281544220660/)