Family Weekend call for activities and programs

Family Weekend Call for Activities and Programs  #OneontaFW19

Family Weekend 2019 is scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2019.  The Family Weekend Steering Committee invites departments, offices and student organizations to share information for programs or special events being planned in order to add to the event calendar and online posting. We require the name and description of the event, sponsors, and the coordinators contact information. If fees are involved please advise. Information may be forwarded to The deadline is June 15.

Our campus community can follow the developing details at our website.

Members of the Steering Committee

Angela Deleski, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

Angie Eichler, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

Emily Phelps, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

Kathy Hewlett, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

bill harcleroad, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

Ben Rosenstein, Activities Council (A/C)

Chris Cerbone, Activities Council (A/C)

Laura Lincoln, Office of Alumni Engagement

Tyler Miller, Office of Residential Community Life

Natasha Fisher, Career Development Center

Stephanie Peguillan, New Student Services

Rebecca Lynch, Office of Continuing Education/Summer Sessions

Rebecca Molloy, Dining Services

Ryan Hooper, Athletics

Valery Worden, OAS

Allie Wood, Inter-Greek Council

Kaylyn Garland, Inter-Greek Council
Robb Thibault, Chair, Student Life & Leadership/ Hunt College Union

New Critics Conference to be held, with keynote address by Prof. Sharon Marcus

The tenth annual New Critics Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Morris Conference Center on Saturday, April 6. Twenty-seven students will present their scholarly work on literature, and the event will center around a 1:00 p.m. (Craven Lounge) keynote address by Dr. Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Dr. Marcus is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England, a groundbreaking work on gender and sexuality that argued that Victorian women’s friendly, erotic, and even marital bonds with each other were seen as complementary to femininity and heterosexual marriage. She will be speaking about her forthcoming book, The Drama of Celebrity, in which she traces the origins of celebrity culture to the nineteenth century and, especially, to the figure of actor Sarah Bernhardt.

Please refer to the English Department webpage under the New Critics link for a schedule of conference panels. Contact Bianca Tredennick or Konstantina Karageorgos if you have questions.


Office of International Education Spring 2019 Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to share the Spring 2019 edition of the OIE Newsletter! 

This 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  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!


Call for faculty fellows for Invitational Institute

The Faculty Center, in partnership with the Leatherstocking Writing Project, is currently looking for faculty fellows for the Invitational InstituteThe Advanced Institute is a year-long, three-part program for educators. Participants will join a diverse, professional learning community and become teacher-leaders who will work together in sharing, developing expertise, researching, and coming a leader in writing and literacy development in College, Career, and Community Writing across content areas.

In addition to a stipend award of $1,000, participants in this fellowship will become Leatherstocking Writing Project (LWP) Teaching Consultants/Teaching fellows who will serve as educational leaders for the LWP and their local communities.

For more details and to apply, please visit  The call for faculty fellows will close mid-April.

Alden Scholar Series Committee invites new members

The Alden Scholar Series Committee would like to invite members of the faculty and staff interested in showcasing faculty scholarship to join the committee. Members select SUNY Oneonta colleagues who have applied to the committee to present their work in a public lecture to the campus and community in Milne Library’s Alden Room.

Programs feature faculty members’ scholarly books or book-length projects published in the last five years. Copies of the books are for sale at the event and a reception with refreshments is held after the talk. The Alden Scholar Series Committee organizes, promotes, and hosts the lectures and receptions that follow.

Further information about past lectures is available on the Milne Library website under Key Links. Those interested should contact Matthew Hendley at

Identity Play Reading to present “Topdog/Underdog”

SUNY Oneonta’s Identity Play Reading Series will present a staged reading of the play Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, a prominent black playwright who has won multiple awards.

The staged reading will be held Friday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hamblin Theatre. There will be no charge for admittance.

The play is about two black brothers coping with poverty, racism, women and their troubled pasts. This is a great opportunity for a look into issues of race, gender and class through theatre.

Directed by SUNY Oneonta student Sapphira Koerner, who recently directed the full production of A Raisin in the Sun and has also cast students for this show, followed by an engaging discussion led by Professor Andrew Kahl.