Grand Paper Airplane Contest to be held 3/25

Hunt Union and the Activities Council will present The Grand Paper Airplane Contest on Monday, March 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom.

Tournament style: Distance competition, Tricks competition, Design competition

$50 Starbucks gift card prizes will be given to each winner, but the GRAND PRIZE is a 45 minute flying lesson at the Oneonta airport!

A panel of three judges will decide the winners.

We will also provide aviator scarves, hats and goggles, foam airplanes and food!

Faculty and Staff, please share with your students!

Hunt to offer Union Square programs

The following Union Square Programs were coordinated by the Student Building Managers @ Hunt College Union

Becoming Business Professional   

March 26 @ 5 p.m.  Union Square Room

Join us from 5-6 p.m. in Union Square to learn more about building a resume and cover letter!  We will also review tips and tricks for interviewing, creating a brief elevator speech for yourself as well as growing your LinkedIn profile!  Hosted by Meghann Smith, Hunt Union Building Manager, and Dr. Sean Shannon, School of Business and Economics.

 Employment Success

March 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Union Square Room

Learn more about success in the real world and prepare yourself for the process to get there. Hosted by Mark Felice, Hunt Union Building Manager, and Dr. Sean Shannon, School of Business and Economics.

 Time Management

April 16 @ 7 p.m. Union Square Room

Learn time management skills the importance of using your time effectively. Hosted by Stacy Zuniga, Hunt Union Building Manager.

Understanding Gender and Identity
April 19 @ 5:30 p.m. Union Square Room

Join Hunt Union Building Manager Bri Supensky for a performance by Dr. Summer Cunningham, Women’s and Gender Studies  on deconstructing gender and identity, along with a short Q&A session afterwards.

Prehistoric Public Health
April 23 @ 5 p.m. Union Square Room

Explore the way in which certain diseases and lifestyles can leave skeletal markers, and how anthropologists interpret this data.  Hosted by  Erin Meehan Hunt Union Building Manager and Dr. Tracy K. Betsinger, Anthropology



Alumnus to speak to students Friday

On March 22, alumnus Scott Salmirs ’84 will be returning to campus. He is the President and CEO of ABM Industries. The company delivers unique facilities solutions for the Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Sports & Entertainment, Technology and other industries. Scott Salmirs joined ABM in 2003, holding several executive management positions over the years. Previously, he spent 12 years running ABM’s Northeast region. Prior to joining ABM, he spent more than 20 years in the corporate facilities business, holding leadership positions and managing the building portfolios for CBRE, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers.

In the past, Scott has primarily met with students pursuing studies in the fields of Business and Economics. Realizing that his personal and professional experiences have value for students across many disciplines, his sessions are being opened to all students for the first time. We encourage your students to attend one or both of the following events on 3/22/19:


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Open Presentation: Leveraging Your Skills in the Workplace

Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Open Presentation: Making a Positive Impact on Society through our Profession

Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center


This is an excellent opportunity for students to come talk with the CEO of a company that has made the Forbes list of Best Employers for New Grads.

Athletic department gearing up for DIII Week

Please join the athletics department in celebrating the tenth annual NCAA Division III Week that runs from Apr. 1-7. There is a full week of events planned and most events are open to the entire campus and we invite everyone on campus to show your support for Division III by attending any and all events.

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

Please click on the following link to view the schedule for the week.

Any questions about the week’s events should be directed to either the athletics department, x3494 or the Sports Information Department at x2106.


Newly added five hour pre-licensing driver’s course available

Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28,  6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights Human Ecology Building, Room 126 $35.00 – Preregistration and prepayment is required. No walk-in registrations allowed.

If you are a SUNY Oneonta Student in need of this course before leaving in May, this is the last course that will be available to you!

If you are a parent of, or a local high school student, this class was added, as the April class is already full and the next available class is not until May 29!

Register soon, as seats will fill up quickly!

This is a 5 hour course split over 2 nights. You must attend both nights to complete the 5 hours mandated by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and receive your certificate to schedule your road test!

Madeline Frank earns Academic Honors from CoSIDA

SUNY Oneonta senior basketball player Madeline Frank has earned academic honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Frank was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 First Team, which earned her automatic consideration for national honors.

Frank is earning District 3 First Team accolades for the first time. District 3 is made up of all the colleges in the state of New York. Each athlete is nominated by their respective Sports Information Offices who are members of CoSIDA.

Frank was selected to the All-Conference Third Team for a second consecutive year. She led the team in rebounding collecting 218 (8.4 rpg) and was seventh in the SUNYAC in rebounding (8.2 rpg). She was second on the team in points with 249 for an average of 9.6 points per contest. She recorded five double-doubles this season with a high of 18 points versus Williams College on Nov. 17th while posting a season high 14 boards against Plattsburgh on Feb. 15th.

Frank finishes her career with 785 points to go with her 776 rebounds. Her rebounds are the all-time record surpassing the old mark of 720 held by two players. She was a career 72 percent shooter from the free throw line and recorded 145 assists and 87 steals.

As a biology major, Frank has earned numerous academic accolades including induction into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society while being the recipient of the Susan Sutton Smith Award. She is a Provost’s List student and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

On campus, Frank has earned Silver Level status in the College’s Leadership Academy. She is a certified EMT and is a member of the Oneonta Emergency Squad.

About the Academic All-America ® Program

To be eligible for nomination at the district level, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

In May of 2018, CoSIDA entered into a partnership with Google Cloud and NCAA®, where Google Cloud became the title sponsor of the Academic All-America® Program. The agreement was developed in collaboration with the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports. The Academic All-America® program has honored thousands of student-athletes since its inception in 1952. It encompasses all sports in which the NCAA conducts championships. There are four divisions in this national program, with NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III teams and a separate College Division program combining NAIA, Canadian and two-year school honorees. There are separate teams selected in football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country. For student-athletes in other sports, such as swimming and diving, tennis, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse and more, they are eligible for the Academic All-America® men’s and women’s at-large programs. The Academic All-District® teams (in eight geographic districts) are voted on by the CoSIDA membership at large, with First Team selections advancing to the national Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. At that point, First Team, Second Team and Third Team Academic All-America® performers are chosen by vote of the CoSIDA Board of Directors, general membership and Academic All-America® Committee members.

James Bethel and Michael Smith earn national academic honors, Red Dragons earn team award

Two SUNY Oneonta wrestlers were recognized as NWCA Scholar All-Americans for their work in the classroom. Oneonta also earned honors as a team placing 25th overall in Division III. Earning individual recognition was senior James Bethel and sophomore Michael Smith. Bethel is being recognized for a third straight year while Smith is being honored for the first time.

Bethel became the first wrestler in program history to earn All-American honors four times when he placed third at the NCAA Division III championships. He will leave the program as its all-time leader in wins (167) and pins (91), which includes a record of 50-2 this season. He captured his fourth Regional title this winter and was selected as the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Mideast Regional championships. His dominance on the mat earned him the distinction as this year’s Most Dominant Wrestler Award for Division III.

Bethel has been inducted into two National Honor Societies, is the SAAC President and has been a Student Director on the College at Oneonta Foundation Board.

Smith, a Criminal Justice major, finished his season 13-13 overall with four pins. Smith’s season culminated with a fifth place finish at the Mideast Regional championships earning All-Region honors.

To be a Scholar All-American, wrestlers must have been a national qualifier in this season or placed in the top six at the NCAA Regional tournament or have a minimum record of .500 won/loss while competing in 50 percent of the team’s NCAA sanctioned schedule. They must have a cumulative GPA over the previous two semesters OR cumulative GPA of 3.2+. They also are eligible if they had a winning percentage of 67% but did not place in the Top six at regionals.

The Red Dragons finished its 2018-19 campaign with an overall dual-meet record of 12-7 while finishing in 19th place at the NCAA Championships. The Red Dragons also placed 10th at the NYS Collegiate Championships and fifth at the Mideast Regional Championships.