Deadline approaching for Research & Creative Activity student grants

Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS– DUE DATE IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

The “Traditional” Track of the Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity (CA) provides funding of up to $1,500 for project expenses (plus student and faculty stipends) for independent research/CA projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship.

The “Shadowing” Track is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshman/sophomore/first year transfer) joins a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses, plus stipends for both the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student.

The “Classroom-based” Track supports activities that expose students to the breadth, depth, and application of scholarly/creative activity. Faculty can apply for funding of up to $1,000 for a variety of activities that would enhance the research/CA element of a course.

Guidelines and application instructions for the fall 2018 round of the Student Grant Program are available on the Committee on Research website. The application deadline is Monday, October 29 at 11:59 pm.

This program is funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, and an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) program.

Contact a member of the Committee on Research if you have questions.

Amie Doughty presents at Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “Reluctant Royals: Reading Royalty in YA Fantasy” at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference at Worcester State University on Oct. 20.

The paper examines male royal figures in young adult fantasy who are reluctant to be royal and argues that whether the royal figure accepts his position or abdicates it, he does not have to compromise. This lack of compromise is a hallmark of children’s and young adult literature according to Natalie Babbitt, and contrasts with adult literary fiction, in which the happy ending often includes some kind of compromise.

Conference on Volunteerism and Social Responsibility to be held Nov. 3

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Conference on Volunteerism and Social Responsibility and Community will be held Nov. 3 at the Morris Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The keynote will be Dr. Stephan Post from SUNY Stonybrook. Each participant will choose and attend three out of 10 “funshops” that will be offered. Lunch will be served and all will do a service project during lunch hour. All attendees will  receive a free T-shirt at the end of the day. Additionally, participants are encouraged to write an essay on “How Helping Others Helps Myself.” The winner will receive the Provost Award of a mini iPad.

The purpose of this conference is to get participants excited about making a difference!

This SUNY conference is a partnership between SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill and New York Campus Compact.

Retirement vendors on campus

Get financial counseling and learn about the new ROTH option!

State employees – our representatives from Fidelity, TIAA, VALIC and Voya are on campus to help you plan for your retirement. Go to https://suny.oneonta.edu/employee-services/important-announcements and view their schedules. Register to meet with them individually and/or attend a presentation.

If anyone has any questions, contact Gail Feuer, Benefits Administrator, Human Resources at x2509 or at gail.feuer@oneonta.edu.

Nomination deadline approaching for Alumni Association’s annual awards

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2019 Annual Alumni Association Awards.  The selected alumni with be honored with their award during Reunion Weekend June 7-9, 2019.

Several categories were established to honor those alumni who bring distinction to themselves and to their alma mater through their outstanding personal and professional achievements.

Please submit letters of nomination to the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumni@oneonta.edu by October 31, 2018.

Nominations should be no longer than 750 words and should include a description of the leadership qualities, honors, accomplishments, and other supporting information which qualify the nominee for the award. In addition, please include the nominee’s full name, class year, address, phone number and e-mail address.

For more information about each category, please visit: https://oneontaalumni.com/alumni-association-awards.

Deadline approaching to sign up for peer tutor appointments

The last day to sign up for an appointment with a peer tutor at the Student Learning Center will be Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Appointment-based tutoring is provided for many 100- and 200-level courses for which SLC does not provide drop-in tutoring.  Tutoring appointments made on or before November 9 will meet until finals week.

Drop-in peer tutoring covers several courses in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, and Physics. See the CADE website http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/cade/dropinschedule.asp for specific courses and times for drop-in tutoring. Drop-in tutoring will continue through the end of the semester.

Please call SLC at 607-436-3010 if you have any questions.