Updated Spring 2019 Red Dragon Theatre film schedule

A/C, the activities council, is proud to announce our schedule of films for Spring 2019. All films screen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6:30 & 9 p.m., with an additional screening on Sundays at 1 p.m. Films are $3 for the public and FREE with SUNY Oneonta Event Pass (faculty/staff can access their event pass via the CORQ app or Campus Connection). Free popcorn should be available at every screening.

We are always trying to add educational components whenever possible and would like to thank Professors Nancy Tarr, Gretchen Sorin, and Matthew Hendley for agreeing to give mini lectures prior to screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and The Favourite respectively. Matthew Hendley will introduce The Favourite on Saturday, 2/16 at 8:40 p.m.


2/1-3                     Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindenwald

2/8-10                   Ralph Breaks the Internet

2/15-17                 The Favourite

2/22-24                 Spider Man into the Spider Verse

3/15-17                 Aquaman

3/22-24                 Mary Poppins Returns

3/29-31                 Escape Room

4/5-7                     Serenity

4/12-14                 What Men Want

4/19-21                 Lego Movie 2

4/26-28                 Glass

5/3-5                     The Prodigy

Jean-Paul Orgeron reviews “Mind the Body”

Dr. Jean-Paul Orgeron (Milne Library) has published a review of Frederique de Vignemont’s Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness (Oxford University Press, 2018) in the March 2019 issue of Choice (v. 56 n. 7). De Vignemont’s book is a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science and offers an uncompromising, novel stance on bodily awareness that originates not in the actions a body performs but, rather, in the mind’s representation of it. Currently the deputy director of the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris and a recipient of the 2015 Young Mind & Brain Prize, de Vignemont is also an executive editor of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

Pop-up ‘True Black History Museum’ coming to campus Feb. 11

The True Black History Museum – A traveling Black History exhibit with artifacts dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century – will be on campus Monday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hunt College Union.

Fred Saffold III is the CEO and Founder of The True Black History Museum, which was established to preserve the history of African American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African Americans have made to mankind. The mission is to instill self esteem and pride, and to increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of African-Americans. The collection takes you on a journey through the African-American experience, and is comprised of over 1000 authentic artifacts, with original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans.

FREE and open to all with SUNY Oneonta Event Pass or by providing email address.


Tuesdays at the Grille to feature Valentine’s theme

Tuesdays at the Grille menu for February 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing

Soup Station: Seafood Bisque

Live Action Station: Pork Stuffed with Bacon, Spinach & Gouda and Prime Rib with Horseradish and Au Jus

Main Buffet: Lemon Dill Salmon, Orzo and Winter Squash, Candied Carrots, Twice Baked Potatoes

Dessert Station: Caramel Cheesecake and Chocolate Caramel Cream Pie

For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or Joanna.Foti@oneonta.edu

Theatre department to present “The Exception and the Rule”

The Theatre Department and the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club of SUNY Oneonta will present The Exception and the Rule by Bertolt Brecht, directed by John McCaslin-Doyle to be held in the Hamblin Theatre, Fine Arts Center at the following dates and times:

February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

February 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

This 1931 play by renowned German Playwright Bertolt Brecht tells the tale of a profit-seeking merchant who desires to cross the Yahi Desert. The merchant’s harsh treatment of his social inferiors shows the dark underbelly of human nature, particularly in the context of the capitalist system. The play reveals the inequities between the well-off merchant and his lower-class worker, in terms of both wealth and protection under the law.

Tickets are free with student ID or $5 General Admission. Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 11, at the Hunt Union Information Desk, available from 1 to 10 p.m. daily.  Tickets are also available by reserving online at tickets.oneonta.edu or at the box office one hour prior to the performance.

Partially SA-funded

Information session on Drescher Leave Program to be held Feb. 15

A Drescher Leave Program Information Session will be held Friday, February 15 at noon in Room 104 of the Morris Conference Center. In addition to a presentation by GDO staff, Lisa Wenck representing Human Resources and Bill Simons representing UUP will also be on hand. A light lunch will be served. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Kathy Meeker by February 7 if you plan to attend.

Applications for Fall 2019 semester leaves are due on April 1. The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC) assists full-time, term employees who are in a position eligible for continuing appointment (faculty) or permanent appointment (professional staff); preference is given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities or with military status. Funding supports such costs as salary for the applicant (campus) during a proposed leave, salary for a replacement (40% campus / 60% program), and other related expenses for projects or activities related to scholarship and mastery of specialization (40% campus / 60% program). Projects or activities proposed for a leave must assist in meeting one or more criteria established in Article XII, Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the SUNY Board of Trustees; require full-time leave from professional obligations for at least one semester and a maximum of one year; and be completed prior to being reviewed for permanent or continuing appointment. For information on the program, visit the NYS/UUP JLMC Grant Opportunities webpage.

Because a campus financial commitment and signed endorsements from various campus officials are required, all Drescher applications must be coordinated through the Grants Development Office (GDO). Potential applicants must contact the GDO by March 18 to ensure campus and local UUP support, and must first receive the endorsement of the applicable department chair and dean prior to working with the GDO to prepare an application.

Visit the GDO website for more information on the Drescher program and the application process. Contact Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio(x2434) if you are interested in applying for a Drescher leave or have questions.

Museum-based Careers Workshop to be held Feb. 6

A Museum Studies and Museum-based Careers Workshop will take place February 6 at 5 p.m. at 104 Morris Conference Center.

There will be a panel of graduate students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in museum studies, one of the leading programs preparing students for museum careers in the USA. Topics of discussion will include potential museum careers, different tracks in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, how to apply to graduate programs in museum studies, life as a museum studies student, etc.  The event is open to the entire college community.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

Questions? Contact Matthew Hendley, Program Coordinator & Moderator, History Department, Matthew.Hendley@oneonta.edu