Theatre Department to present “Our Country’s Good”

SUNY Oneonta’s Theatre Department and the Mask & Hammer Theatre Club will present “Our Country’s Good,” a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, at the Goodrich Theatre in SUNY Oneonta’s Fine Arts Center on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. The show is directed by Andrew Kahl.

Set in 1787, “Our Country’s Good” tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia as a punishment for their crimes. Survival is by no means certain in the strange, unfamiliar world, yet an officer inspires them to rehearse and perform a play. Facing opposition, supply shortages, abuse and the threat of hangings, the odds are seemingly stacked against them.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free with a SUNY Oneonta ID. They are available at the Hunt Union Information Desk seven days a week from 1 to 10 p.m. and at the Fine Arts Center Box Office one hour before showtime. Reserve tickets online at

(Partially SA-funded)

CASSC Hosts “Career and College Destinations” for 450 students

On Oct. 9, 450 8th grade students from 15 area schools gathered for “Career and College Destinations,” a day of college and career exploration. The Catskill Area School Study Council and DCMO BOCES led the initiative and were proud to partner with multiple departments on the SUNY Oneonta campus to bring this event to life, including Anna Legname of the Career Development Center, Doug Reilly of the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center and Admissions.

The program began at the Foothills Performing Arts Center with a morning filled with career preparation adventures including an interest assessment led by Anna Legname from the Career Development Center and breakout sessions with local employers. The program culminated at the SUNY Oneonta Campus where students received a warm welcome and an early introduction to the “College Experience.”

CASSC hopes this program will strengthen the relationships between the college and our local communities. Building early career and college awareness in students from our rural area through interactive programming opens the door to possibilities!

We could not have offered such a robust program without individual faculty members volunteering their time during fall break. In addition to the organizations named above we would like to thank: Dr. Sallie Han, Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Tracy Betsinger, Biological Anthropology, Clara Tanner, Graduate Student, School Counseling program/ Career Development, Pamela Hilton, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Eric Scheer, Admissions Counselor, Dr. Nicole Waid, Secondary Education, Social Studies and Educational Technology, Dr. Lee Graham, Secondary Education and Educational Technology, Dr. Jiang Tan, Secondary Education and Educational Technology and David Geasey, Director of Communication and Media Technologies and Engineering.

We are already planning for next year’s event due to the positive reviews from the students and schools! If you have questions or would like to be a part of this program please contact Suzanne Swantak-Furman, CASSC Executive Coordinator at 436-2584 or

Nov. 6 ‘Tuesdays at the Grille’ menu

Tuesdays at the Grille, November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., $12.00 per person

Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing

Soup Station: Autumn Vegetable

Live Action Station: Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Alfredo, Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Main Buffet: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak topped with Roasted Tomato and Blue Cheese, Garlic Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Lemon Butter Broccoli

Dessert Station: Cake Donut Bread Pudding and Double Chocolate Cake


For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or

Office of International Education publishes Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to share the Fall 2018 edition of the OIE Newsletter!

The OIE newsletter showcases education abroad opportunities, highlights international and study abroad students through interviews and articles, and provides updates on events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Office of International Education.

Check out the newsletter by clicking here to learn about SUNY Oneonta’s impact on our global community, as well as information regarding study abroad, faculty-led programs, office-sponsored trips, and international student services!

Faculty Center plans upcoming events

The Faculty Center has a number of upcoming events.

Faculty Center Upcoming Events:


-Brown Bag Applied Learning Interest Meeting

Wednesday, November 7, 11:45-12:30 p.m., 159 Fitzelle Faculty Lounge


-How to Academia: Leveraging Your Superpowers

Tuesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.,


-Fourth Fridays @ 4 p.m.

Friday, November 30, 4:00 p.m., 175 Main Street


There will also be a Fall Faculty Book Talk at the Green Toad on Friday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. Muddy River Brewing will be there! You can RSVP at

For more details on events or to RSVP, please visit us at our webpage at or sign up for events at (be sure to click the Load More box to see the complete listing). Also, join us on Facebook at “SUNY Oneonta Faculty Center.”







Volunteers needed for Making Cent$ event

The annual “Making Cent$ of Life After College” will take place Wednesday, December 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hunt Union ballroom.

This interactive program provides students with a realistic glimpse at what their post-graduation financial situation may look like, based off of the job title and geographic location decided on by the student. Students get fake money and fill out a customized budget sheet by making decisions on many areas, including:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Financing Graduate School (If necessary for the job title they want to have)
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Food
  • Taxes
  • Housing Utilities
  • Entertainment
  • Emergency Needs
  • Health and Wellness

We are looking for volunteers to assist students in making decisions on how they allocate their monthly income in each of the areas listed above. All information, price ranges, etc. will be provided for you, and if there are areas where you would prefer to interact with students, let us know! We also will need assistance at registration. We appreciate whatever amount of time that you are able to volunteer.

This event is a signature component of the Making Cent$ program. Schools across the country from NYU to the University of California system have begun modeling similar events on their campuses specifically after this event on our campus! Come be part of a fun tradition to help students grow.

Teaching faculty: We encourage you to mention this event in class to your students. Attendance can be verified if offering this event as an assignment or extra credit. Students also receive LEAD credit for participation in this event.

Volunteers will have a light dinner and beverages provided. This event is not possible without the support of our campus community.

Join us in helping our students plan for their life after college! Please contact for more information and if you would like to volunteer for this event.

Economics students earn research awards

Two SUNY Oneonta students, Thanh Nguyen (Economics and Philosophy) and Melissa Voyer (Business Economics), received awards recently in the undergraduate student paper competition sponsored by the New York State Economics Association (NYSEA).

Participating students from around the state submit their papers to a panel of judges and then present their research at the NYSEA Annual Meeting. This year’s conference was held at St. John Fisher College in Rochester on October 6-7.

Nguyen placed first in the competition with his paper titled “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Screening,” and Ms. Voyer placed third with her paper “Total Capacity Utilization and Inflation: Is There a Relationship?” Nguyen was advised by Dr. Kpoti Kitissou and Voyer was advised by Dr. Christine Storrie in the Senior Seminar in Economics.