Donation time for Hunt Union Food Shelf

The next date for food collection across campus will be February 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 FloorFieldhouse                                                                        

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

Robin English/Andrea Gerberg  
Milne Library adjacent to Café /

Donna Toombs
Morris Conference Center, Check-in Desk

Deb Bruce 
Communications and Media IRC B12

Kaye Gale    
Music Department Fine Arts115

Residence Life    
Residential Life & Housing, Wilsbach103

Dasia Morman    

Faith Tiemann 

Jennifer Bueche   
Human Ecology – RM 100

Sean Robinson 
Science l, room 218

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

Tim Nolan 
Hunt Union Room 9/SA Office

Jean Yaro 
Fitzelle Hall, Elementary Education, Room 374

Sustainability Showcase to be held Friday

Sustainability Showcase

Hosted by the President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS)

When: Friday, February 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Grille – Morris Conference Center


Thor Gibbins, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education and Technology:Sustainable Applied Learning

Josh Gray, Sidney Central School: Sustainable Schools

Will Walker, Associate Professor, Cooperstown Graduate Program: Local Farming Oral Histories

Leslie Sawyer, SUNY Oneonta Student: Pollinator Playground

sustainability showcase

Pop-up ‘True Black History Museum’ coming to campus Feb. 11

The True Black History Museum – A traveling Black History exhibit with artifacts dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century – will be on campus Monday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hunt College Union.

Fred Saffold III is the CEO and Founder of The True Black History Museum, which was established to preserve the history of African American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African Americans have made to mankind. The mission is to instill self esteem and pride, and to increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of African-Americans. The collection takes you on a journey through the African-American experience, and is comprised of over 1000 authentic artifacts, with original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans.

FREE and open to all with SUNY Oneonta Event Pass or by providing email address.


Tuesdays at the Grille to feature Valentine’s theme

Tuesdays at the Grille menu for February 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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

Soup Station: Seafood Bisque

Live Action Station: Pork Stuffed with Bacon, Spinach & Gouda and Prime Rib with Horseradish and Au Jus

Main Buffet: Lemon Dill Salmon, Orzo and Winter Squash, Candied Carrots, Twice Baked Potatoes

Dessert Station: Caramel Cheesecake and Chocolate Caramel Cream Pie

For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or

Theatre department to present “The Exception and the Rule”

The Theatre Department and the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club of SUNY Oneonta will present The Exception and the Rule by Bertolt Brecht, directed by John McCaslin-Doyle to be held in the Hamblin Theatre, Fine Arts Center at the following dates and times:

February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

February 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

This 1931 play by renowned German Playwright Bertolt Brecht tells the tale of a profit-seeking merchant who desires to cross the Yahi Desert. The merchant’s harsh treatment of his social inferiors shows the dark underbelly of human nature, particularly in the context of the capitalist system. The play reveals the inequities between the well-off merchant and his lower-class worker, in terms of both wealth and protection under the law.

Tickets are free with student ID or $5 General Admission. Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 11, at the Hunt Union Information Desk, available from 1 to 10 p.m. daily.  Tickets are also available by reserving online at or at the box office one hour prior to the performance.

Partially SA-funded

Information session on Drescher Leave Program to be held Feb. 15

A Drescher Leave Program Information Session will be held Friday, February 15 at noon in Room 104 of the Morris Conference Center. In addition to a presentation by GDO staff, Lisa Wenck representing Human Resources and Bill Simons representing UUP will also be on hand. A light lunch will be served. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Kathy Meeker by February 7 if you plan to attend.

Applications for Fall 2019 semester leaves are due on April 1. The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC) assists full-time, term employees who are in a position eligible for continuing appointment (faculty) or permanent appointment (professional staff); preference is given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities or with military status. Funding supports such costs as salary for the applicant (campus) during a proposed leave, salary for a replacement (40% campus / 60% program), and other related expenses for projects or activities related to scholarship and mastery of specialization (40% campus / 60% program). Projects or activities proposed for a leave must assist in meeting one or more criteria established in Article XII, Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the SUNY Board of Trustees; require full-time leave from professional obligations for at least one semester and a maximum of one year; and be completed prior to being reviewed for permanent or continuing appointment. For information on the program, visit the NYS/UUP JLMC Grant Opportunities webpage.

Because a campus financial commitment and signed endorsements from various campus officials are required, all Drescher applications must be coordinated through the Grants Development Office (GDO). Potential applicants must contact the GDO by March 18 to ensure campus and local UUP support, and must first receive the endorsement of the applicable department chair and dean prior to working with the GDO to prepare an application.

Visit the GDO website for more information on the Drescher program and the application process. Contact Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio(x2434) if you are interested in applying for a Drescher leave or have questions.

Museum-based Careers Workshop to be held Feb. 6

A Museum Studies and Museum-based Careers Workshop will take place February 6 at 5 p.m. at 104 Morris Conference Center.

There will be a panel of graduate students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in museum studies, one of the leading programs preparing students for museum careers in the USA. Topics of discussion will include potential museum careers, different tracks in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, how to apply to graduate programs in museum studies, life as a museum studies student, etc.  The event is open to the entire college community.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

Questions? Contact Matthew Hendley, Program Coordinator & Moderator, History Department,