Leslie Hasbargen and William Starna have paper accepted

A paper co-authored by Leslie Hasbargen, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, has been accepted for publication and will appear in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (85, no. 4, Autumn 2018). It is titled: “Before and After the Deluge: A New Assessment of the Clinton Dam, 1779.”

Admissions seeking summer Tour Guides

The Office of Admissions is looking for student representatives who would do well in assisting with campus tours, among other opportunities, this summer. If you know of any students who may be interested, please consider reaching out to them and encouraging them to apply.

The Summer Tour Guide application can be found here. Questions? Please contact Eric Scheer at eric.scheer@oneonta.edu.

May 7 luncheon, discussion on Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Please join Terrence Mitchell, Chief Diversity Officer, for a discussion and update of the progress made on the SUNY Oneonta 2020 Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

The luncheon and discussion will be held on Monday May 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CME Multipurpose Room in Lee Hall. Mitchell will have copies of the plan and will discuss, by action item, the progress made to date. This discussion will include projections about the efforts necessary to finish the plan and a discussion of the costs of relevant items. There will be opportunities for questions and responses.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Wednesday May 2, 2018 to Anne Winchester at 2830 or Anne.Winchester@oneonta.edu. You are still able to attend if you do not RSVP, however we may not be able to provide lunch for you if you do not RSVP. For questions and comments, please contact terrence.mitchell@oneonta.edu.

Congratulations to Dr. Trudy Thomas-Smith, new faculty lead of Inclusive Classroom Team

The Office of Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs would like to congratulate Dr. Trudy Thomas-Smith on her appointment as the new faculty lead of the Inclusive Classroom Team.

Dr. Thomas-Smith is an Associate Professor and a tenured faculty member in the Chemistry department with teaching specialties in Analytical Chemistry and General Chemistry. She is also a prior recipient of the Tapestry of Diversity award and has long worked to create a welcoming and inclusive climate at SUNY Oneonta.

Dr. Thomas-Smith is in her second year on the Inclusive Classroom Team, and we are fortunate to have her work with the Office of Equity and inclusion during the 2018-2019 academic year. Please join us in welcoming her in this new role.

Cynthia Falk co-chairs session at annual Architectural Historian meeting

Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, co-chaired the session “Architecture of Diplomacy and Defense” with Lisa Davidson of the Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Service. The session was presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, which took place in St. Paul, Minnesota April 18-22. Presenters analyzed buildings from the Sinai Peninsula, South Korea, American Samoa, and the Italy-Yugoslav border, addressing cultural interactions in contested places.

Physical Science building adds Hunt Food Shelf collection site

Sallie Han is the contact person for a new food collection site in Physical Science for the Food Shelf in Hunt College Union, which seeks to address food insecurity among our students and the campus community. The drop-off site is located near the vending machines by the Science Discovery Center, Room 112. Contact Sallie at Sallie.Han@oneonta.edu

The college is still looking for a drop-off location and contact in Chase. Please contact robb.thibault@oneonta.edu  or bill.harcleroad@oneonta.edu  if you are interested in hosting a bin.

The Food Shelf, supported by the Office of Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union,  Center for Social Responsibility and Community,  Student Association, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Sustainability, is located on your left as you enter the lower level entrance to Hunt Union (near the pond). To make it easier for staff across campus to donate non-perishable food, we have established various drop off points. Ongoing donations will be moved to the Hunt Union to be stored and regularly distributed to the shelf.

We appreciate your support. Please be in touch with any questions/comments/suggestions.

May 18 deadline to request new computer lab software for Fall 2018

It’s that time again. IT Services has begun preparations for the summer computer lab refresh. We are requesting that any new software installs that are required for the computer labs for the Fall 2018 semester be submitted to us by May 18. Requests must be submitted online.

Requests for installations after this date will be handled on a first-come first serve basis starting August 27. If you have questions about what is going to be in the labs for Fall 2018 check here (PC ListMac List) for the list of software that is slated for deployment this summer. Any questions contact the Service Desk online or at x4567.