Faculty Center to host “Reacting to the Past” event

Reacting to the Past

Facilitated by Dean Dunn, School of Liberal Arts

Participate in a short segment of Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism, 1862-64, game mastered by one of the authors, Elizabeth Dunn. Along the way, discuss the student experience, how to use Reacting games, and how to prepare to teach “from the back of the room,” putting students in charge of their own education.

To register, please email facultycenter@oneonta.edu

When: Friday, April 12; 1:00 – 2:30

Where: Hunt Union – Butternut

Sponsored by the Faculty Center


CASSC seeking volunteer judges for debate

CASSC is seeking volunteers for it upcoming Forensics, Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday, February 2 on the SUNY Oneonta Campus in Fitzelle Hall.

We are looking for student, faculty or staff volunteers who will serve as Forensics Judges in a variety of categories (Lincoln Douglas Debate, Humorous Interpretation, Declamation, Public Forum, etc.) This is a wonderful opportunity to earn community service hours while having fun watching some very talented students at the same time. This opportunity is not limited to just SUNY Oneonta students — we welcome adults from the SUNY Oneonta community, as well.

No prior experience is required. If interested, please contact Suzanne Swantak-Furman, CASSC Executive Coordinator suzanne.swantak-furman@oneonta.edu, or Jarrin Hayen, Assistant Coordinator at 436-2533 or stop by the Catskill Area School Study Council office at 243 Fitzelle for more information.


Share the love with the college Print Shop

Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Let the campus Print Shop create customized love notes for you. Or share the news about a birth, celebrate a milestone birthday with a party invite, or create personalized stationery. Just supply a graphics file in a pdf. We can print items at a fraction of the cost of Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Contact us today about your personal printing needs.

Education Learning Committee seeking 2 diverse faculty members

$500 faculty stipend! The ELC (Education Learning Committee)  seeks 2 diverse faculty members to work in the Spring 2019 – Spring 2020 semesters to implement the committee’s action plan. The goal of this committee is to increase the recruitment and retention of students of color in the education program at SUNY Oneonta by creating an organization that offers focused faculty support. Faculty members will receive a $500 stipend per semester.

For more information, contact: sasha.ramlal@oneonta.edu.


Michelle Hendley publishes peer-reviewed article

Michelle Hendley, Milne Library, has published a peer-reviewed article, “The carrels are essential”: An investigation of faculty study spaces at a mid-size state college, in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45(2), 2019, pp. 84-93.

There is very little research on faculty spaces and space needs in academic libraries.  This study evaluated both the need for faculty locked study carrels and faculty satisfaction with guidelines governing these spaces at a mid-size state college.  Twenty-seven faculty who were assigned a locked study carrel in the 2012-13 academic year were surveyed. Surveyed faculty were satisfied with the guidelines. Faculty also emphasized that the locked study carrels were beneficial because they are quiet, distraction-free zones that allowed for ready access to the library’s physical collections and library staff.

Faculty perceived that working in the carrels facilitated their research and that there is an ongoing need for these spaces. The survey revealed faculty’s deep appreciation for the carrels and the quantity of scholarship they produced in these spaces. Consequently, the survey results highlighted the library’s value to faculty research and helped preserve the locked study carrels for faculty use. The full-text article may be found here.

Student Nicole Faraci receives prestigious psychology award for research

Nicole Faraci, an undergraduate research student in psychology, is receiving a 2019 Psi Chi Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Regional Research Award for her work titled “Disordered Eating Behaviors, Social Closeness, and Greek Life Membership,” with Professor Katherine Lau from the Department of Psychology. Nicole will be publicly recognized at the Psi Chi awards ceremony at EPA in Times Square in March, and she will deliver a presentation summarizing her research.

Sarah Portway published in first Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Dr. Sarah Portway, a new assistant professor in Fashion and Textiles, has published a case study in the first Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Collection. The new collection offers classroom-ready case studies for fashion or business majors. Each case includes clearly stated learning objectives, teaching materials, evaluation guidelines, and recommended resources.

Portway’s case is titled Sustainability at Better Sweater: Knitwear Size Customization and the Triple Bottom Line. The case introduces the triple-bottom-line definition of sustainability, describes a business dilemma in narrative form, and asks students to make a thoughtful and well-researched recommendation. Throughout the narrative, students also learn about a high-tech 3D knitting process that creates custom-sized sweaters on-demand in the USA using wool from local fiber farms.

Portway, S., & Ashdown, S. (2018). Sustainability at Better Sweater: Knitwear size customization and the triple bottom line. Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, New York, NY, USA.

The Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases can be accessed here.