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!