Share your feedback on “Academic Lowdown” podcast

The Office of Academic Programs is seeking feedback on its podcast series, “The Academic Lowdown,” which aims to provide a new way for faculty and staff to stay up to date on news from Academic Affairs and other college units.

The most recent episode is a discussion with Associate Vice President of Student Development Amanda Finch and Director of New Student Services Monica Grau on news from their areas.

What topics would interest you for future episodes? Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey after listening to the podcasts.

Life of the Mind showcasing faculty research today

The 2018 Life of the Mind (LOTM) Faculty Showcase is taking place today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Morris Conference Center. The LOTM spotlights the teaching, research and scholarship, creative activity, service, and varied integrated contributions made by faculty to the academic/intellectual life of the campus and beyond through posters, computer displays, and other exhibits.

The event will showcase ~60 projects representing the work of 104 authors/co-authors from 20 different departments and 17 collaborating institutions. The full LOTM program, including presentation abstracts, is available on the LOTM website. Plan to visit the Showcase to learn about the interesting projects and activities being carried out across the disciplines, and to support your colleagues. And, please encourage students in your classes to visit the Showcase! Refreshments will be available throughout the event.

The LOTM is held in conjunction with the Community of Scholars (COS), which celebrates externally reviewed/published scholarly work and creative activity achieved during 2017/18. The COS Recognition/Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Otsego Grille. All are welcome!

Matthew Hendley presents paper at British Studies Conference in Providence

On October 26, Dr. Matthew Hendley, Department of History, presented a paper entitled “Building Community without Democracy: Public Housing in colonial Hong Kong under Governor MacLehose, 1971-1982” at the Annual Meeting of North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) in Providence, Rhode Island.

The NACBS is the largest gathering of British historians in North America and includes scholars from Canada, the United States and Britain. Dr. Hendley’s paper examined the massive expansion of public housing which occurred under the British colonial regime in Hong Kong during the 1970s.

He argued that this program was a conscious effort to mend the community fault lines that had been exposed in Hong Kong by a series of riots in the 1960s. Through increased social welfare spending, especially on public housing, as well as civic consciousness raising efforts such as a voluntary anti-litter Clean Up Hong Kong campaign, Governor MacLehose strove to rebuild community ties without conceding any democratic reforms. This strategy also avoided a reliance on patriotic education in schools or hosting royal visits which MacLehose believed could only lead to a transitory sense of loyalty to the regime. However, Dr. Hendley argued that the housing policy at best only created a functional level of political legitimacy for the colonial government.

Bill Proulx to give nutrition talk at Nov. 14 Lunch and Learn program

On Wednesday, November 14 at noon, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Committee invites all faculty and staff to attend the next Lunch and Learn program. SUNY Oneonta Associate Professor of Nutrition Bill Proulx, Ph.D., R.D., will deliver a standout talk about the eight laws of health and the importance of nutrition. Attendees will receive useful tools for effective healthy eating habits.  Program is from 12-1 in the Morris Conference Center, Room 104. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

The New York State EAP is funded through the negotiated agreements between the State of New York and CSEA, PEF, UUP, C-82 DC-37, NYSCOPBA and GSEU.  GOER provides funding on behalf of M/C employees.

Milne announces adjusted hours for Open House

Milne Library Open Longer Hours for OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 10:
•    Saturday, November 10                                                8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
•    Monday Thursday                                                     7:30AM – 1:00 AM
•    Friday                                                                             7:30AM – 9:00 PM
•    Saturday                                                                             Noon 9:00 PM
•    Sunday                                                                               Noon 1:00 AM

TLTC Tech Talks to take place Nov. 16

TLTC Tech Talks 

Friday, November 16, 1 to 4 p.m.

Craven Lounge, Morris Hall 

This afternoon conference will consist of sessions for faculty to share how they are using technology in the classroom to engage students. In each session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from 3 to 4 different faculty members talk about their use of technologies in their classrooms. The afternoon is set up so that you can choose which sessions you would like to attend. To see a full schedule of the afternoon or to register, go to the Faculty Opportunities page in Campus Connection ( 


Session #1 – 1:00 – 1:50pm 

·         Creating Interactive Content with Articulate – Rebecca Harrington 

·         Using VoiceThread – Kathy Spitzhoff 

·         Qualtrics – Ursula Sanborn-Overby 

·         Using online tools to connect – Anita Levine 

·         Blackboard Tools in the Classroom – Chilton Reynolds 


Session #2 – 2:00 – 2:50pm 

·         Qualtrics – Bahr Ramkumar 

·         Using Zoom to collaborate online – Munir Syed 

·         Qualtrics – Ursula Sanborn-Overby 

·         Using online tools to connect – Anita Levine 

·         Blackboard Tools in the Classroom – Chilton Reynolds 


Session #3 – 3:00 – 3:50pm 

·         Creating Interactive Content with Articulate – Rebecca Harrington 

·         Using VoiceThread – Kathy Spitzhoff 

·         Qualtrics – Bahr Ramkumar 

·         Using Zoom to collaborate online – Munir Syed 

·         Blackboard Tools in the Classroom – Chilton Reynolds 

Save the Dates:

Getting to Know COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) 

Friday, December 7, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Butternut Valley Room, Hunt Union

TLTC Winter Bootcamp

Thursday, January 10, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Milne Library, First Floor

Simona Giura to present at School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series on Nov. 14

Dr. Simona Giura, Assistant Professor of Management, will make a presentation at the Fall 2018 School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series. The title of Dr. Giura’s presentation is “The Impact of Network Centrality on Knowledge Transfers in Alliances.” The presentation is open to faculty, staff and students. It will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Fitzelle 105.