Nov. 16 Blood Drive scheduled

The Center for Social Responsibility and Community and the Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Friday, Nov. 16, at the CME in Lee Hall from noon until 5 p.m.

The Red Cross has issued an urgent call for all donors. You can call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

Giving Tree tag pickup to take place Nov. 14

It’s that time of year again! Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Butternut Valley Room in Hunt Union for the Giving Tree Tag Pickup!

Bring a colleague and pick up a tag to get a gift for a child in need. Witnessing the generosity of our college community is truly overwhelming and a great way to enhance holiday spirit! We hope that you will be able to attend and participate in this worthwhile cause.

If you are unable to attend, please contact

Thanksgiving-themed Tuesdays at the Grille planned

‘Thanksgiving at the Grille’ will take place Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Morris. As always, the meal will cost $12.00 per person.


Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing

Soup Station: Butternut Squash Soup

Live Action Station: Turkey and Ham Carving Station with Gravy

Main Buffet: Assorted Breads, Corn Casserole, Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes

Dessert Station: Assorted Homemade Pies with Whipped Cream

For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or

Easy retirement education and strategies for state employees

All state employees can easily save for retirement via convenient payroll deduction – for as little as $2! That’s less than a cup of coffee/tea, bottle of soda, or slice of pizza! You’d be surprised how much and how quickly $2 can add up! Information is on the Announcements page available at

Review the Universal Availability Notice; See when each of our representatives will be on campus to meet with you – Fidelity, TIAA, Valic, Voya, Deferred Compensation; Attend presentation on November 15 by Voya about the new post tax (“ROTH”) option; Attend presentation on November 30 by Deferred Compensation about enrollment.

If you have any questions, contact Gail Feuer, Benefits Administrator, at or at 607-436-2509.

New student exhibition to open in Project Space Gallery

INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM, An exploration of maternal roots by Mikala Gallo will be on exhibit in the Fine Arts Center, Project Space Gallery from November 15 to December 14. A gallery reception will be held Thursday, November 15 from 5 to 7 pm.

The student exhibition will feature photographs by Mikala Gallo. About her show she states: “INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM is an exploration of my maternal roots as a way to navigate my relationship with my mother as well as my relationship with myself through photography. … INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM is more than a simple collection of photographs, it is my recording of the soul force my mother emits.”

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday when college is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 , (607)436-3456 or visit

Life of the Mind showcasing faculty research today

The 2018 Life of the Mind (LOTM) Faculty Showcase is taking place today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Morris Conference Center. The LOTM spotlights the teaching, research and scholarship, creative activity, service, and varied integrated contributions made by faculty to the academic/intellectual life of the campus and beyond through posters, computer displays, and other exhibits.

The event will showcase ~60 projects representing the work of 104 authors/co-authors from 20 different departments and 17 collaborating institutions. The full LOTM program, including presentation abstracts, is available on the LOTM website. Plan to visit the Showcase to learn about the interesting projects and activities being carried out across the disciplines, and to support your colleagues. And, please encourage students in your classes to visit the Showcase! Refreshments will be available throughout the event.

The LOTM is held in conjunction with the Community of Scholars (COS), which celebrates externally reviewed/published scholarly work and creative activity achieved during 2017/18. The COS Recognition/Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Otsego Grille. All are welcome!