William Simons serves as editor for baseball anthology

William Simons, Professor, History Department, is the editor of a recently published anthology, The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2017-2018. Contributors include Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Evan Caminker, former Dean, University of Michigan Law School; and sports journalist Brian Kenny, recipient of an Emmy Award. Six topics—“The Women’s Game,” “Numbers, Analytics, and Validations,” “Baseball Outliers: Radical Jews, Mayans, Affirmative Action, and Prisoners,” “Other Robinsons: Jackie as Republican and Writer,” “Road Trips: The Global Game,” and “The Arts: Poetry and Sculpture”—form the conceptual structure of the book

COIL trip takes faculty to Cali, Colombia

Six faculty members from SUNY Oneonta traveled to Cali, Colombia at the end of February to meet with their Colombian faculty partners and plan COIL projects for the Fall 2019 semester. Chiton Reynolds from the TLTC facilitated the trip.

The Global Initiatives department supported this trip as well. Dr. Dorothy Rombo (Human Ecology), Dr. Ho Hon Leung (Sociology), Dr. Maria Chaves-Daza (Africana & Latino Studies), Andris Balins (Music) and Erica Brown (Foreign Languages) were accompanied by Chilton Reynolds (TLTC) as the facilitator and had a guest from SUNY Morrisville (Wyatt Galusky) join the group. They were joined by Dr. Maria Cristina Montoya, who is on sabbatical in Cali for this semester.

Each set of partners (one SUNY professor and one Colombian professor) worked on a COIL project for their students to implement next semester.

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Portrait studio dates set for April

The Office of Communication and Marketing will offer faculty/staff portrait sessions on Monday, April 8, from noon to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in IRC TV Studio A. This is an opportunity to have a professional headshot taken by college photographer Michael Forster Rothbart for department and office websites, business cards, conference presentations, publications, etc.

There is no charge for this service. Sign up for a 15-minute session here!

If you’ve been photographed by the Communication and Marketing office in the last three years, please contact us before scheduling an appointment. If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact us by email at least 24 hours in advance.

SUNY Oneonta Day of Giving 2019

SUNY Oneonta will launch its annual 24-hour “Day of Giving” challenge Thursday, March 21 at midnight. If the college can raise $25,000 in donations in 24 hours, the school will receive a $25,000 match from a challenge donor! Faculty and staff also have a special challenge for the Day of Giving this year. The first 30 faculty and staff who enroll in payroll deduction or increase their bi-weekly contribution on March 21 will receive a special gift!

Also, if we reach 321 posts or shares of #ONEONTATHANKS on social media on 3/21, the SUNY Oneonta Student Association has pledged to contribute $5,000! Come to one of our Day of Giving tables in the Netzer Lobby or Hunt Union, or visit www.oneontaalumni.com/challengeto make your gift on March 21!


Wesley Bernard has solo exhibition in DC

Wesley Bernard, professor of photography, has a solo exhibition of photographs from his series “To Grow a Farmer,” an Exploration of Innovative Farmers,  at the National Grange Headquarters of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry in Washington, D.C.

The Grange is a family, community organization with its roots in agriculture. Founded in 1867, the Grange was formed as a national organization to advocate for the farmer on a National scale, by grass roots local membership across the country.

Bernard’s exhibition is on display from March 29 until September 1, 2019, with a reception on May 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. This is free and open to the public, just steps from the White House. 1616 H St NW #11, Washington, DC 20006

Tyra Olstad publishes essay in The Wayfarer

Tyra A. Olstad (Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability) has published a creative non-fiction essay in the literary magazine The Wayfarer https://thewayfarer.homeboundpublications.com/ ). Olstad’s essay, “What the Soul Is, and Where Hidden,” discusses landscape perception and place-identity in the context of a journey across Alaska’s vast North Slope, from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean.