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., howtoacademia.com


-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 https://oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2835679

For more details on events or to RSVP, please visit us at our webpage at https://suny.oneonta.edu/faculty-center or sign up for events at https://oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/facdev (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 Kevin.Sutton@oneonta.edu 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.

Jean-Paul Orgeron presents at Stony Brook Symposium

Jean-Paul Orgeron, Milne Library, participated in the Open Access Symposium held at Stony Brook University on October 26. Speakers explored influential scholarly communication initiatives that concerned values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. His presentation, “The Generosity Library: Open Access Policy and the Value of Discoverability,” included a panel discussion.

‘Continuous Flow’ art exhibit to open

SUNY Oneonta will present “Continuous Flow,” paintings and photographs by Leslie Parke November 8 – December 18 in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery.

A public opening reception will be held Thursday, November 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. with live jazz by the SUNY Oneonta Jazz Ensemble and refreshments. Artist Leslie Parke will offer a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.

Parke, whose painting career has focused on keen observation of light and color in detailed realism, has evolved into intricate representation of physical surfaces in her paintings. She has employed photography to capture high-resolution abstraction in nature and continues to paint in response to the photographic discoveries. These close-up observations are explored in a more abstract style in her recent paintings. The paintings and photographs are filled with lush texture, light, and color resulting in some direct and other more enigmatic interpretations.

On this body of work, Parke commented, “Once I started printing my large abstract-looking photographs, the paintings became untethered from the photographs. I let the paintings be about light and paint. They still, on occasion, wrestle with questions of illusion, and they still frequently have a reference in nature.”

Parke, an artist from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest grant as artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont; the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; the Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She currently exhibits in Boston, MA; Dorset, VT; Washington, DC; Milwaukee, WI; and Houston, TX. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.

UPD to take part in ‘No Shave November’

Members of University Police will once again be participating in No Shave November this year to raise cancer awareness and funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.

The department goal is $2,500, and each member will contribute at least $25 to participate. While the male members will grow their beards, the female officers will paint their fingernails!

No Shave November is a web-based nonprofit organization. Join our team and/or help us reach our goal to fight cancer by visiting this page.

Food vs. Fuel to collect food for senior citizens

The CSEA Women’s Committee is collecting food for Senior Citizens this winter with a program called Food vs. Fuel, which will run from October 25 until November 8.

Items that are needed include hearty soups (Progresso or Healthy Choice), crackers, peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, rise, pasta, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, applesauce, sugar-free cereal, oatmeal, powdered milk, canned milk, salt and pepper, sugar (1 lb. box), jello, pancake mix (just add water only), sugar-free pancake syrup, and low-sugar canned fruit.

There will be collection boxes in the following buildings: Alumni Field House (Office), Alumni Hall (2nd floor lobby), Chase Gym, Health & Wellness Center, Hunt Union main lobby, Milne Library, MOC, Morris Hall Lobby, Netzer (1st floor lobby), Welcome Center and Wilsbach (Res. Life).

Contact Anne Winchester with any questions.