March 22 writing workshop schedule announced

Writing Across the Curriculum

Foster pedagogical conversations with faculty in meaningful, engaging, and authentic writing across disciplines. Presenters will hold workshops for faculty utilizing meaningful writing practices for a variety of classes and various purposes. This workshop includes one large group session on the writing process and a breakout session with three options.

When: Friday, March 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Hunt Union

To register, please visit the following link:



1:00 – 1:10, Butternut – Welcome and Coffee/Snacks

1:15 – 2:05, Butternut – Thor Gibbins, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education & Ed Tech

(Re)Visioning the College Writing Process: Reconstructing Talk into Text

White the writing-process approach has long been a staple of k-12 classrooms and freshman college-writing courses, it can be elusive for non-composition orientated faculty to implement into content-specific curriculum. This session will guide educators in ways to carry authentic and meaningful writing assignments through drafting, revisioning, and publishing be designing classroom talk as the means to production or authentic writing. Discussion on drafting remixing, reproducing, and evaluating student writing using peer review and error analysis will outline hands-on talking and writing activities. Conversations on designing ways of implementing advanced- writing composition into content will follow.

2:15 – 3:00, Butternut – Lee Graham, Assistant Professor, Secondary Ed & Ed Tech

Cultivating Empathy through Cross-Cultural Narratives
In this presentation, we will examine the place of narratives in building empathy in a higher education course. Featured activities will focus on the reading/recording of narratives. We will also explore powerful components which make this writing or recording compelling. Presenter results from promotion of narratives in a graduate course at Oneonta in order to build empathy will be shared.

2:15 – 3:00, Catskill, Nicole Waid, Lecturer, Secondary Ed & Ed Tech

Turning Slackivists into Activists with Persuasive Writing Techniques
Young people have grown into one of the largest coting blocks in the US electorate. Students can passively share posts on social media about issues they personally care about, or they can expand the conversation through information writing tasks. In this presentation, we will be examining the importance of young people getting involved in causes they care about in the age of social media. We will be discussing the importance of cultivating persuasive arguments that can be share in order to increase civic engagement. There will be prewriting strategies presented to illustrate how students can use graphic organizers and Padlet to express their thoughts in informal matter.

2:15 – 3:00, Glimmerglass, Maria Montoya, Foreign Languages & Literature

My Practice…My life

This presentation highlights a pedagogical process that invites faculty to connect current professional practice to their lives’ journeys. By looking at the present in a relationship with events that occurred early in their lives, faculty explore their passion as educators and understand the methods they use with their own students. Educators often have a committed role and mission in their communities. This session proposes a task sequence in which participants share verbally using a guided questionnaire, acting as a brainstorm stage where faculty describe their present and narrate events of their past followed by a search for images that represent pas experience and current activities to create a visual slide. Next, participants share, in Voicethread, guided by a conceptual map that creates an oral discourse that allows for connecting experience with present practice. Lastly, a written prompt to generate a piece, prose or poetry, that exemplifies the connections made is crafted.



Catskill Symphony Orchestra seeking manager

The CSO seeks a highly organized individual to oversee the overall management of the symphony. This is a part-time position, averaging 20-30 hours per week; weekends as required for concerts (4-5x/year) and special events.

The Symphony Manager is responsible for managing and executing all concerts and must demonstrate the maturity and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Board and donors, Music Director, Music Librarian, Personnel Manager, and on occasion, the musicians’ union, SUNY Oneonta staff and outside soloists/groups invited to perform with the CSO. Must be available to attend and take minutes at monthly Board meetings and Administrative Council meetings.

Required skills/experience/training:

* Proficiency with QuickBooks, Word/Excel, Social media (Website, Constant Contact) and Database Management.

* Event management experience preferred.

Resume including contact information for 3 references may be sent to Catskill Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 14, Oneonta, NY no later than March 15.

Faculty and staff invited to tour res halls

Dear Faculty & Staff,

You are invited to tour our suite and quad style residence halls on Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. (Curtis Hall & Ford Hall) and Wednesday, March 20 from 2 to 3:45 p.m. (Blodgett Hall & Grant Hall). The Department of Residential Community Life invites you to come visit the typical campus living space for transfers and upperclassmen students. If you have ever wondered what a student does outside of class or what their residential study space is like, here is your chance. Our Residence Halls also feature lounges that can be utilized for events, meetings, or non-traditional classroom learning environments. No RSVP is necessary, we encourage you to drop in during the designated times.