Please join us to celebrate SUNY Oneonta’s best and brightest Biology majors on Monday, April 22, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Le Café, Morris Conference center. Hearty appetizers will be available at 4:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Graham Willsey ’09 will be the keynote speaker. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is looking for folks who may be interested in facilitating Dialogue Sessions this Fall!
Dialogue Sessions are intentional 60-90 minute conversations around topics involving gender and/or sexuality. Facilitators choose the topic they would like to lead a discussion on. Depending on the number of sessions, they are held bi-weekly or weekly throughout the semester. Facilitators can be faculty, staff, or students.
Examples of sessions we’ve had this past academic year include:
- Queer Women of Color: Visibility, Stereotypes, Social Justice
- Masculinity & Relationships
- Environmental (In)Justice
- Where We Meet: The Intersection of Race and Gender Stereotypes
- Cultural Appropriation?: The Complexities of What We Mean by “Culture”
If you would like to facilitate a dialogue session, please contact Emily Phelps atEmily.Phelps@oneonta.edu.
As we near the end of the year, here is a reminder that there are two Safe Space 101 trainings left that are available to employees. The details are listed below, as well as how to RSVP for a session.
– Monday, April 22, 4-7 p.m., Union Square Room, Hunt Union
– Tuesday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Butternut Valley Room, Hunt Union
How to RSVP:
- Go to https://connect.oneonta.edu.
- In the top right corner, there will be a button labeled SIGN IN. Click that and log in with your Oneonta username and password.
- Once back on the home dashboard, in the search bar, you can type in “Safe Space 101”. The events will populate, and you can select which one you’d like to attend. Please make sure to select one that’s labeled accordingly (i.e. Employees select “Faculty/Staff Only”).
- Once you select the event, you’ll go to the specific event page and after scrolling down, you’ll see a button labeled RSVP TO THIS EVENT. Click that and you should be good to go. You will get email notification closer to the session date with more information.
If the above dates don’t work, there will be more monthly options next academic year.
If there are any questions or if your department/office would like to schedule a training session for your unit for over the summer, please contact Emily Phelps, Assistant Director for Student Life & Leadership/GSRC at Emily.Phelps@oneonta.edu.
The SUNY Oneonta Online Combined Masters & Dietetic Internship program had four students and one faculty member present at the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Meeting and Expo on April 5 and 6, 2019. Graduate student interns, Kasandra Smith, Shannon Gorman, Rachel Roberts, & Leah Pennings and faculty member Dr. Emily Riddle all presented posters during the two-day event. The graduate student interns presented posters that are a culmination of their year-long work on a community health intervention project in various community agencies throughout New York State. More information about the projects and published abstracts of the posters can be found on the NYSAND website at: https://www.eatrightny.org/ame-2019-poster-sessions.
Barbara Vokatis from the Department of Elementary Education and Reading presented two papers at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto, Canada.
On April 6, she presented an individual paper co-authored with her colleague from the University at Albany, Jianwei Zhang. The title of the presentation was: “Dialogic Literacy Enabled by Cross-community Interactions in Scientific Knowledge Building.” This study aims to provide the description of an example of scientific knowledge building, through literacy, to inform implementation of new learning standards.
She also presented a paper in a symposium titled “Materiality meets multimodality.” Her presentation in the symposium was titled “This Is My iPad!”: Reconfiguring Dialogic Reading in Parent-Child Interactions with iPad Ebooks.”