Sustainability Showcase to be held Friday

The President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS) is pleased to present the second Sustainability Showcase of the academic year on Friday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in Le Café, Morris Conference Center. The theme of this showcase is WATER RESOURCES, with the following presenters:

Holly Waterfield, CLM (Research Support Specialist, Biological Field Station): Striving for Sustainability in Lake Management

Sarah Coney (Graduate Student, Biology): Reintroduction of the American Eel to the New York Portion of the Upper Susquehanna Watershed

Vicky Lentz, Ph.D. (President, Otsego County Conservation Association–OCCA Board of Directors; and Associate Professor, Biology): OCCA Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program

Please join us! Refreshments served. LEAD credit offered.

New “Illusion of Knowing” workshop at SLC for students

New Workshop at SLC for Students: “But I knew it this morning! Why you forget what you think you know.”

The “Illusion of Knowing” is a term that we use to talk about the disconnect between students’ means of preparation and their ability to actually perform using the information they have studied. So, for example, if a student tries to simply memorize all the key words from their notes for a test but the professor expects them to demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast multiple concepts or draw conclusions from evidence on the test, the student is likely not going to be successful. No matter how diligent they were in preparing, no matter how much they wanted to do well, and no matter how much time they spent studying, they won’t succeed if their studying is not connected to the task they actually have to perform when it comes to assessment time. They also will have a hard time doing well on the test if they aren’t quizzing themselves and assessing their own grasp of the information.

This workshop, taught by Tutor Program Coordinator Amy Crouse-Powers, will look at that gap and some ways to determine how best to bridge it. We will talk about general study skills during the workshop, and I’ll end with a discussion of resources, which include signing up for Academic Coaching at the SLC.

This free, one-hour workshop will be offered two times: 4/16 at 2:30 and 4/17 at 10 a.m. in Rm 216 Milne Library. Lead credit is available.

Please share this announcement with students and ask them to register at (Note: students may need to enter “oneonta\” before their username to sign in.)


Madeline Frank named women’s basketball SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Apr. 9, 2019

Senior Madeline Frank selected as SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball

SUNY Oneonta senior Madeline Frank has earned the SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year award for women’s basketball. The award is the latest honor for Frank who completed a brilliant four-year career with the women’s program. Frank was the lone Oneonta selection from amongst the seven winners chosen from the other winter conference sports.

“Maddy is a tremendous Student Athlete,” stated Head Women’s Basketball Coach Daphne Thompson. “She has great focus and drive to win in both arenas and has been a great example to others of what it takes to succeed! I am proud of all that she has accomplished as a player in our program both on and off the court. I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the future!”

Last month, Frank earned selection to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 first team for basketball as chosen by CoSIDA. District 3 is made up of all the colleges in the state of New York and each athlete is nominated by their respective Sports Information Offices who are members of CoSIDA.

Frank was selected to the All-Conference Third Team for a second consecutive year this winter. She led the team in rebounding collecting 218 and was second on the team in points with 249 for an average of 9.6 points per contest. She recorded five double-doubles with a high of 18 points versus Williams College on Nov. 17th while posting a season high 14 boards against Plattsburgh on Feb. 15th.

Frank finishes her career with 785 points to go with her 776 rebounds. Her rebounds are the all-time record surpassing the old mark of 720 held by two players. She was a career 72 percent shooter from the free throw line and recorded 145 assists and 87 steals.

As a biology major, Frank has earned numerous academic accolades including induction into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society while being the recipient of the Susan Sutton Smith Award. She is a Provost’s List student and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

On campus, Frank has earned Silver Level status in the College’s Leadership Academy. She is a certified EMT and is a member of the Oneonta Emergency Squad.

The Red Dragons finished the season with an overall record of 20-6 while qualifying for the SUNYAC tournament.

About the SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award

The nominating criteria for the Award is:

3.30 grade point average through fall semester

Academic and athletic excellence

Must be a starter or significant reserve

Must be at least a sophomore

Transfers must have completed one full year (two full regular-session semesters) prior to Nomination


One student athlete per SUNYAC sponsored sport are nominated by their respective Sports Information Director at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring season. After the nominations are compiled, the ten school’s Sports Information Directors then vote using a weighted 3-2-1 system. Winners are announced in January (fall), April (winter) and June (spring).

Green Dragon Week schedule announced


MONDAY, April 15

· All Day: Bring your reusable bags and mugs! No plastic bags will be distributed in the Marketplace or Red Dragon Outfitters.

· 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: College Camp Clean-up … meet at entrance of Hunt Union.

· 4 – 7 p.m.: “Chasing Coral” documentary … IRC 5.

· 7 – 8:30 p.m.: RAC Club Clothing Repair workshop … HUEC 126.

TUESDAY, April 16

· 9 – 11 a.m.: Green Your Commute Table — ‘green’ your commute and enjoy free coffee and snacks … Schumacher Quad (rain location: Fitzelle).

· 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Botany Club Tree Table … Schumacher Quad (rain location: Fitzelle).

· 4:30 – 6 p.m.: ”Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable World: A conversation about green careers” … Red Dragon Theater.

· 6:30 – 9 p.m.: “Climate Change: A Communication Problem” discussion … IRC 4.


· 12 – 3 p.m.: Tabling Event—Impacts of the Fishing Industry table, Sustainable Housing table, Green Living table … Hunt Union International Lounge.

· 5 – 6:30 p.m.: “Ode to Muir” documentary … Red Dragon Theater.

· 6 – 7:30 p.m.: “Small Actions, Big Environmental Changes” panel discussion … Perna Science, Room 121.

· 7 – 8 p.m.: Reclaimed Fashion Show … Hunt Union Waterfront.

THURSDAY, April 18

· 12 – 5 p.m.: Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day … Hunt Union Ballroom; look for spotlighted sustainability-related projects.

· 2 – 5 p.m.: APO “Wands for Wildlife”—donate old mascara and toothbrushes to remove bugs off the fur of animals … Hunt Union.

· 6:30 – 8 p.m.: “Climate Change Campaigns” … Craven Lounge, Morris.

FRIDAY, April 19

· 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: SRCA Day … Hunt Union Ballroom.

· 1 – 2 p.m.: Farm Sanctuary Webinar, Vegetarian Soup Bar … Otsego Grille, Morris.

· 3 – 5 p.m.: Eco-Concert & Crafts … President’s Garden (rain location: CME)




C.A.M.P. to hold lobster fundraising dinner May 4

The College Assistance Migrant Program (C.A.M.P.) and the College at Oneonta Foundation cordially invites the campus community to a fundraiser dinner:

LOBSTER FEAST with Master Chef Joe Poon ’78

Saturday, May 4, 2019

5 to 8 p.m.

Le Café & Otsego Grille, Morris

Seating limited to 100

$125 per person or reserve a table of 8 for $1,000

Please register at

$100 of each ticket is a tax deductible donation to the College at Oneonta Foundation, benefitting the C.A.M.P. Student Fund.

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of partnership between the C.A.M.P Program and Master Chef Joe Poon ’78.  Chef Poon’s final fundraiser dinner benefits C.A.M.P. students through the newly created C.A.M.P. Student Fund, providing financial support for unforeseen circumstances and expenses commonly associated with the pursuit of higher education, such as books, school supplies, and fees.

The College Assistance Migrant Program supports farm working students and their support of higher education.

Please contact Karen Munson with questions at 607-436-2643 or

Racheal Fest selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Racheal Fest, adjunct faculty in the English department at SUNY Oneonta, has been selected as a 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar. In June, Fest will attend the faculty seminar “Writing and Democracy in Western New York,” a two -week program held at Cornell University and directed by Professors Sandra Gustafson and Shirley Samuels.

The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. The approximately 222 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 29,000 American students the following year.

SRCA Day set for April 18 and 19

SRCA Day – April 18 & 19 – Plan to Attend!

SRCA Luncheon/Keynote Address

We are pleased to welcome Andrea J. Casper (a 1975 SUNY Oneonta graduate) as the 2019 Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day Keynote Speaker. The SRCA luncheon and the keynote address titled “The Science of Knowing Shapes the Art of Living” will be held in the Hunt Union Ballroom starting at noon on Thursday, April 18. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required to attend; click here to register (by Monday, April 15).

Andrea Casper began her career at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. She held positions of increasing responsibility for over 10 years and then transferred to the Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics where she reviewed and approved new applications for IVD products, blood, and plasma as well as conducted establishment and manufacturing inspections. She joined Johnson and Johnson in 1989, then, in 1994, joined Roche Molecular Systems holding managerial roles in regulatory affairs. Casper returned to Johnson and Johnson as Worldwide Director of Regulatory Affairs in 1997, and was promoted in 2005 to Vice President Worldwide Regulatory Affairs and Product Vigilance. With 25 years of progressive experience in regulatory affairs, Andrea joined C.R. Bard, Inc. in 2011 and retired as Corporate Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in 2017.

SRCA Presentations

Please plan to visit the Hunt Union on Thursday, April 18 (1–5 p.m.) and/or Friday, April 19 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) to view the 100+ SRCA Day presentations (posters, computer displays, other exhibits, oral presentations) by students from across the disciplines. More information, including a listing of presentation titles and days/times, is available on the SRCA Day website. Contact Kathy Meeker or Chris Barberio of the Grants Development Office if you have questions regarding SRCA Day.

Student research and creative activity at SUNY Oneonta is supported by charitable gifts to the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association.