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

Updated Spring 2019 Red Dragon Theatre film schedule

A/C, the activities council, is proud to announce our schedule of films for Spring 2019. All films screen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6:30 & 9 p.m., with an additional screening on Sundays at 1 p.m. Films are $3 for the public and FREE with SUNY Oneonta Event Pass (faculty/staff can access their event pass via the CORQ app or Campus Connection). Free popcorn should be available at every screening.

We are always trying to add educational components whenever possible and would like to thank Professors Nancy Tarr, Gretchen Sorin, and Matthew Hendley for agreeing to give mini lectures prior to screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and The Favourite respectively. Matthew Hendley will introduce The Favourite on Saturday, 2/16 at 8:40 p.m.


2/1-3                     Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindenwald

2/8-10                   Ralph Breaks the Internet

2/15-17                 The Favourite

2/22-24                 Spider Man into the Spider Verse

3/15-17                 Aquaman

3/22-24                 Mary Poppins Returns

3/29-31                 Escape Room

4/5-7                     Serenity

4/12-14                 What Men Want

4/19-21                 Lego Movie 2

4/26-28                 Glass

5/3-5                     The Prodigy

Jean-Paul Orgeron reviews “Mind the Body”

Dr. Jean-Paul Orgeron (Milne Library) has published a review of Frederique de Vignemont’s Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness (Oxford University Press, 2018) in the March 2019 issue of Choice (v. 56 n. 7). De Vignemont’s book is a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science and offers an uncompromising, novel stance on bodily awareness that originates not in the actions a body performs but, rather, in the mind’s representation of it. Currently the deputy director of the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris and a recipient of the 2015 Young Mind & Brain Prize, de Vignemont is also an executive editor of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

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

Malaysian art historian to give lecture

From Abstract Expressionism to Conceptual Art: Malaysian Artists in the 1960s and 1970s

Dr. Sarena Abdullah is giving an art history lecture on February 7, 2019 (Thursday) from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Hodgdon IRC 9 in the context of Dr. Pearlie Rose Baluyut’s ARTH 219 (Contemporary Art Since 1945) at SUNY Oneonta. The lecture examines the changes in London’s art education and how it affected the thoughts and practice of several Malaysian artists who attained their art education there at that time. The changing structure of art education and exposure to Western art, including American art, influenced these Malaysian artists who produced the early forms of abstract and abstract expressionist works that were seen in GRUP exhibition and the Abstract Expressionists exhibition in Malaysia in the late 1960s.

As a reaction to these exhibitions, this lecture also discusses the New Scene artists (hard-edge) and the Mystical Reality (Conceptual Art). With the postwar and the context of the newly independent Malaya in 1957 and subsequent formation of Malaysia in 1963, this lecture situates these early artistic approaches within a shifting culture ideal—from a Malayan identity to an early search and quest for a Malaysian identity.


Sarena Abdullah received her M.A. in Art History from SUNY Buffalo and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Sydney in Australia. Currently, Dr. Abdullah is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts; Deputy Dean of Research, Postgraduates, and Linkages in the School of the Arts; and Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CENPRIS) at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. Specializing in contemporary Malaysian and Southeast Asian art, she was one of the Field Leaders for “Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art,” a research project led by the Power Institute Foundation for Art and Culture at the University of Sydney and funded by the Getty Foundation in 2015. A recipient of the College Art Association (CAA)-Getty Travel Grant 2016-2017, Dr. Abdullah was recently awarded the London Asia Research Award by the Paul-Mellon Centre in London and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. She has published her research extensively in various journals and as book chapters, as well as authored the book Malaysian Art Since the 1990s: Postmodern Situation (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2018). Dr. Abdullah has collaborated with Dr. Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut of SUNY Oneonta through their COIL courses VHS 202 (Malaysian Modern Art) and ARTH 294 (Selected Topics – Asian Art), respectively, in Fall 2017.

Pearlie Baluyut to give curator talk

Art Department’s Pearlie Rose Baluyut, Ph.D. is giving a Curator Talk on the exhibition Menagerie: Paintings by Tawan Wattuya on February 7, 2019 (Thursday) from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Project Space Gallery in Fine Arts Center at SUNY Oneonta.

Dr. Baluyut will provide a biographical overview of the contemporary Thai painter Wattuya, a formal analysis of his watercolors, and an art historical reflection on the exhibition theme, beginning with how Art History chronicled mankind’s visual obsession with itself and its invention: the Other—mythic or divine, familiar or grotesque, sheathed in gold or scales, inhabiting a summit or the underworld.

From anthropomorphic gods to caricatured ghouls, creatures of fantasy mirror humanity’s ascent and descent as the latter masters its unpredictable environment since time immemorial. Furthermore, when fused into hybrid forms such as the lamassu, gorgon, or sphinx of antiquity, they performed an apotropaic function, forewarning enemies with their sheer size, causing injury with their evil eye, or protecting sacred temples and mortuary precincts with their ferocity. Indeed, power manifested itself as man’s negotiation with nature—a perpetual tug of war where the predator and the prey were interchangeable.

The exhibition Menagerie: Paintings by Tawan Wattuya, which provides a panorama of our progress, runs from February 6 to March 15, 2019.