Deadline approaching for alumni letters to new students

The Offices of Communication and Marketing and Alumni Engagement are collaborating this summer on a project that will allow incoming students to receive a letter from alumni who lived in their room previously. We received an incredible response via Facebook from alumni who are excited to participate and write letters to these new students.

Are you an alum who lived on campus? Was your freshman room in Tobey, Golding, Littell, Wilber, Hulbert or Hays Hall? If so, we want you to write a letter to the new students moving into your old room!

Your letter should include:
1) The building name and room number in which you lived
2) A favorite memory of yours from your room
3) A piece of advice for the room’s new residents

You can message us your response through the college’s Facebook page, send it via email to, or send a letter addressed to the Office of Alumni Engagement, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta NY, 13820. Please respond by Friday!

Jean-Paul Orgeron attends national program, publishes reviews

Dr. Jean-Paul Orgeron, Milne Library, attended the week-long Immersion Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the program, begun in 1999, is designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher education. His review of The Moral Psychology of Internal Conflict by Ralph D. Ellis (Cambridge, 2018) was published in Choice (v. 56 n. 1). Another review, of Jeff Noonan’s Embodiment and the Meaning of Life (McGill-Queen’s, 2018), is forthcoming in Choice (v. 56 n. 3).

Gregory Fulkerson moderates session, presents paper for Rural Sociological Society

Dr. Gregory Fulkerson attended the Rural Sociological Society meetings in Portland, Oregon, July 26 – July 29. He organized and moderated a session titled “Urban-Rural Dynamics: Examining Linkages.” He also presented a paper, “How Generalizable are Social Capital Theories Designed for the Core of the World System? An Examination of the Causes of Social Capital in a Rural, Islands Hinterland Region.”

Fida Mohammad presents in Pakistan

Dr. Fida Mohammad of Sociology Department was invited to give a presentation on the subject of “Business Values and Child Labor,” sponsored by Employer Foundation of Pakistan in Collaboration with ILO, EU and KPK Department of Labor and HR. He presented at Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar, KPK, in Pakistan on July 10, 2018.

Barbara Vokatis publishes article in international journal

Barbara Vokatis (Elementary Education and Reading Department) published an article titled “Reflections from the First Phase of Teaching Online Literacy Clinics: Changes to the Initial Perspectives and Future Considerations” in Literacy Research & Practice, an international publication of the Organization of Teacher Educators in Literacy.

The article describes changes to the initial design of innovative online literacy clinic courses for master’s students taking SUNY Oneonta literacy programs online.