Volunteers needed for Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2018 is finally here! Family Weekend is on September 21-23, and the Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to help lend a hand. The spirit of the weekend is “our families meet your families” and we encourage SUNY Oneonta employees to volunteer and bring their families to support the events and mingle with the families of our students. The first 50 volunteers will receive a free family weekend volunteer t-shirt! Please help us to welcome our extended SUNY Oneonta families and sign up here!

Tracy Betsinger publishes book chapter

Tracy Betsinger, Anthropology, recently published a chapter in the edited volume, Bioarchaeology of the American Southeast: Approaches to Bridging Health and Identity in the Past (University of Alabama Press, 2018). The chapter, “Regional Differences in Caries by Sex and Social Status in Late Prehistoric East Tennessee” addresses the homogeneity that is assumed for Mississippian adaptations in the American Southeast by exploring how variations in local environment and physiography contribute to differences within and between communities in terms of diet and access to resources.

Timothy Duerden to present on book

Timothy Duerden will present his recently published book, “Lewis Hine Photographer and American Progressive,” (McFarland Press, 2018) on Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in 130 Morris Conference Center.

Nearly 80 years after his death, Lewis Hine’s name is revered in the world of photography and practically synonymous with the labor reforms of the Progressive Era. His body of work — much of it a century old or more — remains vital as both aesthetic statement and social document.

Drawing on a range of sources, including information from surviving family members, this first full-length illustrated biography presents a detailed and personal portrait of the sociologist and photographer whose haunting images of children at work in cotton mills and coal mines sparked the movement to end child labor, culminating with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. There are 62 of his penetrating photographs included.

Timothy Duerden is an adjunct lecturer in the History Department at SUNY Oneonta and director of the Delaware County Historical Association. He is the author, co-author and/or editor of five books concerning local history.

Alejandra Escudero and student present at international conference

Professor Alejandra Escudero from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) and undergraduate research student, Estefanía Torijano (International Studies and Spanish – Class of 2018), presented at the 2nd Latin American Gathering on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Barranquilla, Colombia. Their presentation, “Let’s Take the Learning Outside of the Classroom!: Applied Learning in the Context of Social Responsibility” addressed the different ways in which FLL courses incorporate Applied Learning activities out of class in order to enhance learning, while making students aware of their social responsibility to their communities and teaching them to become agents for change in the world.

Susan Goodier participates in second episode of podcast

Susan Goodier, Lecturer, History Department, had the exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of the second episode of A New York Minute in History podcast, “The Women’s Rights Movement: From Seneca Falls to Today.” Other speakers included Kathy Hochul, New York State Lieutenant Governor; Coline Jenkins, great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian, New York State Museum; and Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History, New York State Museum. The project is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman, also host of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.”

You can listen to the podcast at the following link:


A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and Archivist Media. The project is sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and a Humanities New York Action Grant, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.