Amie Doughty presents at Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “Reluctant Royals: Reading Royalty in YA Fantasy” at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference at Worcester State University on Oct. 20.

The paper examines male royal figures in young adult fantasy who are reluctant to be royal and argues that whether the royal figure accepts his position or abdicates it, he does not have to compromise. This lack of compromise is a hallmark of children’s and young adult literature according to Natalie Babbitt, and contrasts with adult literary fiction, in which the happy ending often includes some kind of compromise.

Susan Goodier serves as consultant for women’s voting history project

Susan Goodier, lecturer, History Department is serving as a consultant to Judith Wellman, Historical New York Research Associates, and the principle investigator, for a project to identify historic sites relating to women’s voting rights.

The movement for women’s right to vote, along with movements for civil rights for African Americans, formed one of the most significant non-violent campaigns for human rights in US history.

The ten central New York counties included in the project are Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. The results will include a database, a historical context statement, and a bibliography. The sites will connect to a national women’s historical sites project. We held our first meeting in Canandaigua, the city where Susan B. Anthony was tried and pronounced guilty by the court for attempting to vote in 1872. Funding for the project comes from Preserve New York.

George Hovis to read short story at CANO Writers’ Salon

On Thursday, Oct. 18, George Hovis (Department of English) will read his short story “The Undertaker” at CANO Writers’ Salon (Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave.).  “The Undertaker,” forthcoming in The Carolina Quarterly (Fall 2018), is a gothic horror story exploring race relations in the Upper South of the 1970s and entertaining the perennial question:  Who would prevail in a contest of power and skill between Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee?  The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. (following an open mic).

Hovis has also published recent fiction in The Fourth River, as well as reviews in The North Carolina Literary Review and New Southern Fugitives of novels by Charles Frazier, Wiley Cash, Cathy Adams, and Steven Sherrill, and poetry by Brad Aaron Modlin.

Consider promoting events for students, public using Campus Connection

Students and the public don’t receive the weekly Campus Bulletin, so the best way to advertise to them is to post your event to the college’s events calendar, Campus Connection. Information posted to Campus Connection also populates the CORQ mobile app. All college employees (as of 9/1) have been given access to post events.

Posting events to Campus Connection:

  1. Go to Campus Connection ( and log in with your SUNY Oneonta credentials
  2. Click on the appropriate organization (*SUNY Oneonta) which should be right on the front page in the “My Organizations” section
  3. Click Manage Organization (upper right corner) which brings you to a sparse looking page with a circle and organization #s
  4. Click on the 3 bars (upper left corner or swipe in from the left on a mobile device) and select Events
  5. Click “Create Event”

Email if you don’t have access or if you’d like me to come to your staff meeting to demonstrate.

Alanna Rudzik publishes book chapter

Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology) has recently published a chapter titled “Mothering, Identity Construction, and Visions of the Future Among Low-Income Adolescent Mothers from São Paulo, Brazil” in the peer-reviewed volume Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins, edited by Tiffany Taylor and Katrina Bloch (Emerald Publishing, 2018).

The chapter examines the experience of teen mothers living in marginalized areas of São Paulo and explores how the integration of a maternal identity with previously existing identities might lead to new aspirations and ambitions for the future or to hopelessness and despair, shaped by the embodied experience of motherhood and pre-existing structural forces.

Milne Library faculty carrels available

Faculty members who wish to request a locked carrel in Milne Library for one semester or for the academic year (fall 2018/spring 2019) should complete the online form by going to , clicking on “Faculty Services,” clicking “Faculty Carrels,” filling out the Faculty Carrel Request Form, then hitting “Submit.” The appended guidelines establish the priority order for a carrel assignment and include the rules governing carrel use.

All applications for library carrels must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 19, after which time assignments will be made in accordance with library guidelines. Because the number of carrels is limited, qualified applicants who do not receive assignments will be placed on a waiting list and notified should a vacancy occur.

Those with questions should contact the Library Director’s Office at 436-2723 or 436-3702.

Presentation scheduled on careers in higher education administration

Interested in exploring opportunities in college and university work? Come to the “Careers in Higher Education Administration” panel discussion and reception Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Hunt Waterfront.

posterHigher Education administrators will share their insight into pursuing a career in higher education. Learn about the various paths that can be taken; how to choose a graduate school; how to finance your graduate education; and lessons learned along the way!

Sponsored by Career Development Center, Continuing Education, New Student Services, and Student Life and Leadership. For more information contact or