Susan Goodier presents talk at Cazenovia

Susan Goodier, Lecturer in the History Department, recently presented a talk, “Sex and the Suffrage Movement: What Does Sex Have to Do Voting?” at Cazenovia College for its Annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture Series. The presentation focused on three aspects of sexuality as it relates to the women’s suffrage movement: fears of gender disruption in the 19th century; the increasing sexiness of “New Woman” suffragists at the turn of the 20th; and finally, suggests that some anti-suffrage hostility stemmed from homophobia, since so many suffrage activists had long-standing live-in relationships with other women. She had a large and interested audience of students, faculty, and members of the Cazenovia community.

The Annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture Series, created by Professor Emerita Margery A. Pinet to honor the memory of her parents, the Rev. Gordon H. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Washburn, highlights notable persons speaking on topics of broad interest.

2019 SURC deadline extended to March 13

Deadline Extended – 2019 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

The Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

SURC 2019 will be held at 3 campuses:

• SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh (Queensbury NY), April 26, 2019

• Farmingdale State College (East Farmingdale NY), April 26, 2019

• Niagara County Community College (Sanborn NY), April 27, 2019

SURC is a multidisciplinary event that brings together undergraduates and faculty mentors from across the state for a full day of activities. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals to present their original research (oral presentation or poster); creative writing; visual art; music performance and composition; dance choreography; theatrical script, or other work. All students submitting proposals must work with a faculty mentor on their campus before submitting a proposal.


The Abstract Submission Portal is open until March 13, 2019.

The Event Registration Portal is open until April 12, 2019.


Students interested in presenting at SURC must submit abstracts on-line by the March 13 deadline, and inform Kathy Meeker of the submission. The cost of attendance (registration fee and travel) for student presenters will be covered through the generous support of the D’Antonio Travel Fund (College at Oneonta Foundation) and the Grants Development Office (GDO). The GDO will also sponsor attendance by faculty mentors. Participants can choose to present at any of the three conference locations. Registration and travel arrangements will be coordinated through the GDO.


For more information please contact and include the location at which you will be presenting; or contact Kathy Meeker with questions.

Reminder to employees regarding veteran status


SUNY Oneonta is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals. As a federal contractor, we are required to reach out and take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected veterans. This is to remind all employees that you may voluntarily update your veteran status with the college at any time. If you wish to do so, contact Lorraine Hall in Human Resources at 607-436-2509 or at

UUP chapter budget presentation at March 14 meeting

Please noted the corrected date and participate in an important UUP meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Otsego Grille, Morris Hall. The proposed union budget for the coming year will be presented. The purpose of this meeting is to examine, discuss and vote on the proposed UUP Oneonta annual for the 2019-2020 year. The annual budget will have significant impact on the programming and direction of UUP Oneonta in the coming year. Come and make your voice heard. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

To facilitate the food order, RSVP by emailing  or by calling 436-2135.

UUP to host pre-retirement planning program

UUP Pre-Retirement Planning Program: Thursday, March 21, Noon, Le Café

Cognizant that effective retirement planning needs to begin years, even decades, before the event, UUP will host a Pre-Retirement Planning Program on Thursday, March 21 at Noon in Le Café, Morris. Panelists include State UUP Retiree Service Coordinator Walter Apple, SUNY Oneonta Benefits Administrator Gail Feuer, and recently retired faculty member Mary Ann Dowdell (Human Ecology). UUP Oneonta Officer for Retirees and Regional COARM (Committee on Active Retired Membership) coordinator Loraine Tyler organized the program and will moderate it.

Topics to be covered include planning, timetables, paperwork, pensions, health benefits, and life after retirement. Learn also about the forms, rules, and deadlines that are part of the pre-retirement planning process as well as Social Security, Medicare, TIAA-CREF, New York State Teachers‘ Retirement System, other savings and health plans, phased retirement, Appendix A-46 Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule, dual annuitant/dependent survivor coverage, COBRA/Voluntary Dental & Vision Plans, accumulation of sick leave credits, and the impact of moving out of state.

It is never too early to start pre-retirement planning. This program is for our new and veteran UUPers—and all those in the middle. Time is a bullet train. Good decisions now can make your retirement a positive experience for you and your family.

To facilitate the food order and other logistics, please RSVP by emailing  or by calling 436-2135: Please leave your name and callback information—and specify the event.

Donation time for Hunt Union Food Shelf

The next date for food collection across campus will be March 18. To make it easier for employees to support & donate non-perishable food items, we have established various drop-off points. Below you will find a variety of campus locations and helpful contacts to collect your food donations. Donations are then moved to the Hunt Union to be stored and regularly distributed to the shelf.

The program is supported by the Office of Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union, Center for Social Responsibility and Community,  Student Association, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Sustainability. The Food Shelf is located on your left as you enter the lower level entrance to Hunt Union (near the pond).

Drop-off points:

Sallie Han
Near Vending machines by the Science Discovery Center, RM. 112 Science II

Valerie Stafford 
School of Arts & Humanities, Schumacher 111

Margie Baker   
Equipment Room, 1st Floor Fieldhouse                                                                         

Mary Mancuso
Conference Room, front entrance of the Health and Wellness Center

Robin English/Andrea Gerberg  
Milne Library adjacent to Argo Tea /

Donna Toombs
Morris Conference Center, Check-in Desk

Deb Bruce 
Communications and Media IRC B12

Kaye Gale    
Music Department Fine Arts 115

Residence Life    
Residential Life & Housing, Wilsbach 103

Dasia Morman    

Faith Tiemann 
Netzer 135

Jennifer Bueche   
Human Ecology – RM 100

Sean Robinson 
Science l, room 218

Linda Drake   
Alumni Hall– lobby outside of EOP (old admissions)

Kathy Hewlett 
Hunt Union Information Desk

Jean Yaro 
Fitzelle Hall, Elementary Education, Room 374