Office of International Education releases Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to announce the second edition of the OIE Newsletter!
The newsletter showcases International students and Study Abroad students through interviews and articles, as well as events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s OIE. Check out the newsletter in the link below to learn about the OIE staff, the happenings of the OIE within the SUNY Oneonta community, as well as information regarding study abroad, faculty-led study abroad programs, OIE trips, and international student services!

Submissions being accepted for CSSR annual Student Paper Competition

The CSSR (Center for Social Science Research) is pleased to announce the eighth annual student paper competition. The CSSR Student Paper Competition Committee will accept any paper written by a SUNY Oneonta undergraduate student as long as it addresses some topic of concern for the social sciences. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) topics or issues such as sustainability, poverty, environmental change, peace and conflict, education, politics, history, architecture, religion, identity, diversity, etc.

Awards will be given in two categories: Long essay (six to 30 double-spaced pages, $100) and Short essay (up to five double-spaced pages, $50). Winning submissions will be offered the opportunity to publish in the undergraduate social science journal, SOAR.

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2018.

For the complete submission guidelines, please see CSSR Paper Competition

For more information about CSSR, please visit

CSEA scholarships deadline May 1

Applications for CSEA Local 635 scholarships are now available to high school seniors who are the children/dependents of Local 635 members and are planning to attend college in Fall 2018.

The amount of the scholarship will be based on the number of applicants up to a maximum award of $1,000 per person.  Applications are available from Lisa Hoffman (209 Science 1) or Darlene Duncan (Curtis Hall). Please direct any questions to Lisa Hoffman, the Scholarship Committee Chair, at ext. 3707, or email her at  Filing Deadline is May 1, 2018.

9/11 Memorial Scholarship applications due March 23

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association offers annual scholarships to honor our seven alumni who died during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The annual scholarships are awarded to rising, second, third, or fourth-year full-time SUNY Oneonta students who demonstrate leadership and good citizenship. Selection will be based upon a variety of criteria, including leadership, citizenship and other contributions to the quality of life at SUNY Oneonta.

Applications are due March 23, 2018.

More info & application materials:

Call for nominations for 2018 Lavender Graduation

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2018 Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony. This is an annual event sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center that recognizes exceptional service, leadership, and activism on behalf of the LGBTQIA community. Awards will honor graduating Seniors and Faculty/Staff members for their outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion at SUNY Oneonta. This year’s event will be Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waterfront Room, Hunt Union.

Students, faculty and staff members are invited to cast nominations for awards, and those planning to attend will need to RSVP. RSVP and nomination forms and details are available on the GSRC website at Nominations are due by noon on Friday, April 6.

Please see below for award details:


Recognizes a Senior and member of the LGBTQIA community for:

· Extraordinary service and outstanding leadership to support and build the LGBTQIA campus community and to promote LGBTQIA issues and awareness at SUNY Oneonta;

· Commitment and outstanding contribution to raising awareness and being an activist and voice for change;

· Contribution to and involvement in SUNY Oneonta LGBTQIA life and enduring commitment to building community and educating the campus about LGBTQIA issues; OR

· Tremendous effort to serve the LGBT community through building coalitions across groups at SUNY Oneonta.


Recognizes a Senior for their important contributions as a (heterosexual and cisgender) friend and ally of the LGBTQIA community. Honorees may have:

· Been an active member of the SUNY Oneonta LGBTQA community;

· Helped with special projects;

· Raised awareness and participated in activism; OR

· Provided both a safe space and a voice for LGBTQIA issues at SUNY Oneonta.


Recognizes excellence and commitment in building connections between the LGBTQA community and broader student life (Residential Life, Greek life, Athletics, Multiculturalism, Student Association, etc.)


Recognizes outstanding dedication, service, and leadership to the LGBTQIA Students and SUNY Oneonta Campus Community.

Oneonta Voices podcast kicks off

WONY student radio and the Department of Communication & Media are proud to announce the premiere of a student-created documentary radio/podcast series, ONEONTA VOICES. A bi-weekly news and public affairs program, the half-hour show is produced entirely by SUNY Oneonta students Joshua Colon, Jesse King, Roe Krassner, and Collin Ungerleider with supervision from Dr. Andrew Bottomley. These student media-makers are doing all the work, from choosing the episode themes and pitching the story ideas to conducting the interviews and editing all the audio.

The basic premise of ONEONTA VOICES is to capture a cross-section of life and experiences at and around SUNY Oneonta by highlighting various current events and social, cultural, political, and economic issues impacting the college’s students, faculty, and staff. The aim is to represent campus life in all its complexity, the show serving as a platform for elevating the diverse voices of the college community. The debut episode centers on the theme of first-year experiences, including student reflections on their introductions to SUNY Oneonta and information about navigating the new Excelsior Scholarship program. Future episodes will address themes such as cultural diversity, gender and sexuality, mental health, and commencement. Each episode also features a spotlight on a student artist or performer.

ONEONTA VOICES broadcasts on SUNY Oneonta’s student radio station, WONY 90.9 FM, every Saturday at noon, after which it’ll be distributed online as a podcast. The premiere episode debuted on Saturday, February 10. It can be heard online at:

If you’re interested in learning more about ONEONTA VOICES or you have a story you’d like to share, please email the producers at

Student shows open this week with gallery receptions

SUNY Oneonta’s art galleries will feature two new student exhibits, beginning this week. The first is “desensitized” by Emily Beck and Lesley-Ann Dries. The exhibit will run from Feb. 15 to March 2 at the Project Space Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, with a public reception for the artists Thursday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.

In “desensitized,” both students explore the personal feelings of difficult situations and experiences as revealed in black and white photographs of portraits by Beck and houses by Dries. Both artists included text with the images to communicate their message.

The second exhibit, “DAY DREAM” by Chumin Wu and Xiaoyi Zeng, will run from Feb. 15 to March 2 in the Martin-Mullen Annex (lobby area) in the Fine Arts Center. There will be a public reception for the artists Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

“DAY DREAM” features digitally manipulated photographs by Wu and Zeng. This is a true collaboration by these two students. Wu contributed black and white digital photographs of urban situations, and Zeng offered digital color graphic images of humor and whimsy to add to the “Day Dream” experience of common everyday situations.