Student art exhibition to celebrate black beauty

Student Exhibition:  The Blacker the Berry by Bertram Knight will be on exhibit in SUNY Oneonta’s Martin-Mullen Art Gallery Annex from October 18 to November 10. A gallery reception will be held October 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Blacker the Berry is a photographic display of large scale photographs in celebration of black beautyAbout the exhibition Knight states:My work is here to assure those who have questioned themselves. My work is here to enlighten those who have been lied to. My work is here to challenge the misconceptions that have gained popularity. My work is here to remind the community that black is beautiful. Wide noses and thick lips are beautiful. Nappy hair and big Afros are beautiful. Black skin is beautiful. The imperfections we desperately try to correct are the most beautiful aspects of who we are. We must appreciate the natural attributes we have been blessed with. We must love and treasure our blackness.”

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday when the college is in session and during special events.  For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445, (607)436-3456 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries.

New student exhibition in Project Space Gallery to open Thursday

Student Exhibition: One Hour with Grandma by Chumin Wu will be on exhibit in SUNY Oneonta’s Project Space Gallery from October 18 to November 9. A gallery reception will be held Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 6 p.m.

One Hour with Grandma, is a photographic essay of Wu’s visit with her grandmother in China. About the exhibition she says: “I visited my grandma this year and I spent an hour with her, having lunch and talking to her. My grandma lives alone in the family ancestral house built in the 1800s in southern China since she was married to my grandpa in 1946. She is now 96 years old, so I don’t know how much time left I can spend with her.  As a pho­tographer, I decided to use my digital camera to capture all these moments to keep them in my memories…”

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday when the college is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445, (607)436-3456 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries

 

George Hovis to read short story at CANO Writers’ Salon

On Thursday, Oct. 18, George Hovis (Department of English) will read his short story “The Undertaker” at CANO Writers’ Salon (Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave.).  “The Undertaker,” forthcoming in The Carolina Quarterly (Fall 2018), is a gothic horror story exploring race relations in the Upper South of the 1970s and entertaining the perennial question:  Who would prevail in a contest of power and skill between Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee?  The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. (following an open mic).

Hovis has also published recent fiction in The Fourth River, as well as reviews in The North Carolina Literary Review and New Southern Fugitives of novels by Charles Frazier, Wiley Cash, Cathy Adams, and Steven Sherrill, and poetry by Brad Aaron Modlin.

Consider promoting events for students, public using Campus Connection

Students and the public don’t receive the weekly Campus Bulletin, so the best way to advertise to them is to post your event to the college’s events calendar, Campus Connection. Information posted to Campus Connection also populates the CORQ mobile app. All college employees (as of 9/1) have been given access to post events.

Posting events to Campus Connection:

  1. Go to Campus Connection (http://connect.oneonta.edu) and log in with your SUNY Oneonta credentials
  2. Click on the appropriate organization (*SUNY Oneonta) which should be right on the front page in the “My Organizations” section
  3. Click Manage Organization (upper right corner) which brings you to a sparse looking page with a circle and organization #s
  4. Click on the 3 bars (upper left corner or swipe in from the left on a mobile device) and select Events
  5. Click “Create Event”

Email bill.harcleroad@oneonta.edu if you don’t have access or if you’d like me to come to your staff meeting to demonstrate.

Reminder for today’s Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann lecture, activities

REMINDER: The 2018 Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann (CGHK) Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication will be held Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. A dessert reception will follow. This year’s lecture entitled “POWERING THE PLANET: THE GOOD NEWS ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT” will be delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State University.

The campus community is also invited to interact with Dr. Alley in two smaller, less formal group opportunities on Wednesday:

1) 10:00–~10:50 AM: Rachel Kornhauser (Sustainability Coordinator) will lead a tour highlighting campus sustainability initiatives; meet in the lobby of Wilsbach Dining Hall

2) 2:45–4:00 PM: Join Dr. Alley and members of the CGHK planning committee for an informal Meet & Greet session in the Hunt Union Living Room (outside Starbucks); enjoy a coffee or tea, compliments of Sodexo

Additional information on the lecture series is available on the CGHK Lecture webpage.

Deadline approaching to enroll in 2019 PEP program

2019 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for CSEA, PEF & classified M/C Employees

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2019 allows eligible CSEA, PEF & classified M/C employees to exchange previously accrued annual leave (vacation) and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis. In no case can the credit available under the program be applied to the employer share of NYSHIP premiums.

2019 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for UUP & unclassified M/C Employees

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2019 allows eligible UUP & unclassified M/C employees to exchange previously accrued annual leave (vacation) for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis. In no case can the credit available under the program be applied to the employer share of NYSHIP premiums.

 

Eligible full-time and part-time employees who enroll in PEP for the 2019 plan year will forfeit leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their NYSHIP premiums, in accordance with the PEP guidelines.  The detailed PEP program description is available at https://www.suny.edu/benefits/news/2018announcements/2019pep/.

The deadline to enroll in the 2019 PEP program is Friday, November 16, 2018Enrollment forms have been distributed to employees on campus.  If you need another form or have any questions, please call Human Resources at x2509.