Common Read author on campus Sept. 24

This is a reminder that Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy” – the 2018 Common Read book – will be on campus Monday, Sept. 24 to meet with faculty and students during the day and for a public lecture in the evening.

Please encourage students to attend one of the two smaller sessions with Bryan Stevenson at the Hunt Union Waterfront. The first session from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. will focus on curricular issues related to the book, and the second student session from 4:20 to 5:10 p.m. will focus on diversity issues. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to meet with him from 5:10 to 6 p.m. The Mills Distinguished Lecture, at 7 p.m., is open to the public. Below are the links to sign up for these events on Campus Connection.

3:30 p.m. Students/Curricular:

4:20 p.m. Students/Diversity and Inclusion:

5:10 p.m. Employees/Curricular:

7:00 p.m. Mills Distinguished Lecture:

A calendar of events for the Common Read can be viewed at

Faculty Center plans upcoming events

The Faculty Center has a number of upcoming events. For more details on events or to RSVP, please visit us at our webpage at or sign up for events at (be sure to click the Load More box to see the complete listing).

Upcoming Events:

  • OER Applications (for more details contact Ed Beck in TLTC)
    • Due September 21
  • How to Academia: Identifying Career Pathway Milestones
    • September 28, 1:45 to 3:30 p.m., 104 Morris
  • Fourth Fridays @ 4 p.m. (for more details contact Kristen Blinne)
    • September 28; October 26; November 30; 4 p.m., Roots Brewing Company
  • Fall Faculty Institute (view the full schedule at )
    • October 12, 11:30 to 5 p.m., Morris Hall
    • Craft your own schedule!  Attend what you can throughout the day by selecting individual sessions when you RSVP online.
  • Brown Bag- Laura Lincoln, Alumni Engagement
    • October 17, 11:45 to 12:30 p.m., 159 Fitzelle Faculty Lounge
  • Brown Bag- DegreeWorks is your Friend, Academic Advisment
    • October 22 & 23, 11:45 to 12:30 p.m., 159 Fitzelle Faculty Lounge
  • Brown Bag- NYS Excelsior Scholarships and Degree Planning, Academic Advisement
    • October 24 & 25, 11:45-12:30 p.m., 159 Fitzelle Faculty Lounge

Emergency Fund supports students facing unexpected financial challenges

Did you know that SUNY Oneonta offers emergency assistance to students experiencing unforeseen financial challenges? Our new Student Emergency Fund provides grants to pay for urgent expenses resulting from unforeseen events such as:

  • homelessness or threat of eviction;
  • medical or dental emergencies;
  • loss of employment;
  • theft; and
  • natural disasters.

Examples of eligible expenses include rent, utilities, clothing, furniture, medical expenses, back-up child care, back-up transportation, and replacement of stolen items needed for school.

If you know students who might benefit from this program, please direct them to learn more and apply for funds online.

EOP/ACE to hold Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser

The Office of Opportunity Program’s (EOP/ACE) Student Opportunities and Leadership (S.O.A.L.) Committee is having a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Go kick back and watch a game and order food. Ten percent of your bill will go to S.O.A.L. when you show the waiter the ticket for the fundraiser.

This group thrives solely off of fundraising, and we look forward to participating as a way to interact with the greater Oneonta community and raise money for educational, social, and cultural events throughout the academic year.

Tickets can be picked up from the EOP Office in Alumni Hall. Please contact or (607) 436-2075 for details regarding tickets.

First Tuesdays at the Grille of the semester

Tuesdays at the Grille is back! The first lunch will be Sept. 25. As a reminder, it is important to make a reservation so we can set aside a table for you. For reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or We can’t wait to see you!


Tuesdays at the Grille, September 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m.  – 1 p.m.

$12 per person

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

Soup Station: Bean and Ham Soup

Live Action Station: Carved Beef and Pork

Main Buffet: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Roasted Potatoes and Macaroni & Cheese

Dessert Station: Ginger Pear Crisp and Lemon Meringue Bars


James Cerullo works with U.S. Olympic Teams

In May 2018, Dr. James Cerullo, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Health & Fitness, completed a two-week rotation at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California as an Invited Volunteer Athletic Trainer for the United States Olympic Committee. While at the Center, he assisted the sports medicine staff in treating athletes from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Track & Field Teams, as well as the U.S. Men’s Rugby Team.

Spots remaining for Safe Space Training

This is a reminder that Safe Space 101 Training has returned and there are still spots available for all sessions!

The Oneonta Safe Space 101 Training builds awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) people and provides resources and skills on how to be an ally in the campus community. After completing the 101-style training, participants will be given the option to join the Safe Space Ally Network and display an official Oneonta Safe Space sticker (revamped for this new program) in a visible location. The symbol signifies the individual’s commitment to being a resource and an ally to LGBTQIA+ people.

There are monthly training sessions available for students and employees, beginning the week of 9/24. Those interested will need to RSVP on Campus Connection. To find the dates and times, please log in to Campus Connection and search for Safe Space 101. Also, please make sure to select the correct session (i.e. students RSVP for the Students-Only events, Faculty/Staff RSVP for the Faculty/Staff-Only events). Participants will receive correspondence prior to their session with more information.

If there are any questions or if you have suggestions for session times for the spring semester, please contact Emily Phelps, Assistant Director for Student Life & Leadership/GSRC at More information is available online as well.