Thank you to helpers of Holiday Craft Fair

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the Dec. 1 SUNY Oneonta Holiday Craft Fair a success.

We had over 50 vendors present with all handmade items, our biggest fair yet.

Scott Bennett & Stan Smith, Maintenance Operations – Custodial – set up

Kevin Meenan and Chuck Colella, Maintenance Operations – Custodial – additional set up (Friday)

Brian Davis, Maintenance Operations – Custodial  – day of fair assistance

CSRC – Linda Drake, TyAra Gordon (Student Coordinator) – volunteer assistance

Sahel Shah, Mikhail Vainblat & Marina Porrata – CSRC volunteers

Harry Potter Club – Gift wrapping and attendance count

Erin Meehan, Student Building Manager, Hunt Union – ongoing assistance

Marie Tucker & The String Ensemble, Music Department – phenomenal music

Steve Matteson, Starbucks – Carts

Bill Harcleroad and the Activities Council – Carts

Sodexo Catering – refreshments for craft vendors

Lorin Levins, Office of Communications & Marketing – promotion

Robb Thibault & Angela Deleski, Hunt Union – supporting the craft fair


We couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you!

-Laura Emmett & Kathy Hewlett

James Ebert, Paul Bischoff lead workshop at 123rd Conference of Science Teachers Association of NYS

James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Paul Bischoff, Secondary Education, along with Glenn Dolphin, University of Calgary, led a workshop entitled “New Models for Earth Science Concepts and Processes” at the 123rd Annual Conference of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS).

The STANYS conference was held in Rochester from November 2 through 5. Drs. Ebert, Bischoff and Dolphin are principal investigators on the NSF grant “GP-EXTRA: Authentic Research Experiences for Earth Science Education Majors.” The main presenters in the workshop were SUNY Oneonta students Melissa Amigon (AEES 2020), Madeline Every (AEES 2019), Sarah Jones (AEES 2018), Ryan Layman (AEES 2019) and SUNY Cortland student Brian Murphy (AEES 2019). These students have been participants in Summer Earth Science Model Research and Design Institutes supported by the NSF grant.

Robert Bensen publishes poems, essays

Robert Bensen (Adjunct in English) has recently published three poems:  “Assassination Nation” on the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in The Piltdown Review (online), and in La Presa (online) the poems “1959” and “Acres of Birds for Santa” on his uncle, a veteran of World War I. Three critical essays appear in Geography in Literature from ABC-Clio, including the introductory piece, “Poetry and Place, The Word and the World,” and essays on two poets:  “The Geography of Travel: Elizabeth Bishop’s North and South America,” and “The Geography of Paradise:  Derek Walcott’s Caribbean.”