New student exhibition to open in Project Space Gallery

INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM, An exploration of maternal roots by Mikala Gallo will be on exhibit in the Fine Arts Center, Project Space Gallery from November 15 to December 14. A gallery reception will be held Thursday, November 15 from 5 to 7 pm.

The student exhibition will feature photographs by Mikala Gallo. About her show she states: “INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM is an exploration of my maternal roots as a way to navigate my relationship with my mother as well as my relationship with myself through photography. … INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH MOM is more than a simple collection of photographs, it is my recording of the soul force my mother emits.”

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday when college is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 , (607)436-3456 or visit

Student Athletes rake leaves for the community

During the late part of October and into the early part of November, you could find SUNY Oneonta student athletes from baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, women’s lacrosse, and track and field out helping their Oneonta neighbors making the community look a little nicer.

For more than a decade, the student athletes have been participating in the annual leaf raking community service project that has helped many in the local area who need assistance with the annual chore of picking up leaves from their yards.

Student athletes and their coaches put themselves to work at various residences throughout the community by raking and bagging leaves. The intent of this service project is for the student athletes to understand the importance of being neighborly, developing a sense of community and to learn the joy of helping others who might be having some hardships. Students who attend Oneonta come here from many different areas around the state and, while they may be here for just four years, the sense of being a part of a larger community is an invaluable life lesson.

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Milne announces adjusted hours for Open House

Milne Library Open Longer Hours for OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 10:
•    Saturday, November 10                                                8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
•    Monday Thursday                                                     7:30AM – 1:00 AM
•    Friday                                                                             7:30AM – 9:00 PM
•    Saturday                                                                             Noon 9:00 PM
•    Sunday                                                                               Noon 1:00 AM

Grand Slam event to determine poetry team Nov. 14

Join us for Grand Slam XVIII on November 14 at 8 p.m. in the Waterfront Room at Hunt Union.

There will be 12 poets and two rounds. Five of these student poets will earn their way as members of the SUNY Oneonta Poetry Slam Team and will compete at the ACUI international college poetry slam tournament hosted by the University of Houston in April 2019: Gabe Membreno, Reed Guy, Phylesia Lewis, Malack Alharaizeh, Rippan Kaur, Zanida Banks-Rollins, Katie Hebert, Spencer Potter, Cassandra Williams, Gwyn Quagliana, Sydney Strano, and Dalina Luc.

College Camp to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with stories and music

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at the SUNY Oneonta College Camp on Saturday, Nov. 17 with “Native American Stories, Music &  Drumming.”

Beginning at 2 p.m., Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan and elder JT Taylor of the El Nu Abenaki tribe will share their culture and perspective through traditional stories, music and drumming. This family-friendly event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be available, so please join us by the warmth of the fire for this unique afternoon event.

The College Camp entrance, located off of Upper East Street in the town of Oneonta, is approximately one mile from the intersection of Bugbee Road and East Street. For more information, call 607 435-3455 prior to the day of the event.

Office of International Education publishes Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to share the Fall 2018 edition of the OIE Newsletter!

The OIE newsletter showcases education abroad opportunities, highlights international and study abroad students through interviews and articles, and provides updates on events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Office of International Education.

Check out the newsletter by clicking here to learn about SUNY Oneonta’s impact on our global community, as well as information regarding study abroad, faculty-led programs, office-sponsored trips, and international student services!

Volunteers needed for Making Cent$ event

The annual “Making Cent$ of Life After College” will take place Wednesday, December 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hunt Union ballroom.

This interactive program provides students with a realistic glimpse at what their post-graduation financial situation may look like, based off of the job title and geographic location decided on by the student. Students get fake money and fill out a customized budget sheet by making decisions on many areas, including:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Financing Graduate School (If necessary for the job title they want to have)
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Food
  • Taxes
  • Housing Utilities
  • Entertainment
  • Emergency Needs
  • Health and Wellness

We are looking for volunteers to assist students in making decisions on how they allocate their monthly income in each of the areas listed above. All information, price ranges, etc. will be provided for you, and if there are areas where you would prefer to interact with students, let us know! We also will need assistance at registration. We appreciate whatever amount of time that you are able to volunteer.

This event is a signature component of the Making Cent$ program. Schools across the country from NYU to the University of California system have begun modeling similar events on their campuses specifically after this event on our campus! Come be part of a fun tradition to help students grow.

Teaching faculty: We encourage you to mention this event in class to your students. Attendance can be verified if offering this event as an assignment or extra credit. Students also receive LEAD credit for participation in this event.

Volunteers will have a light dinner and beverages provided. This event is not possible without the support of our campus community.

Join us in helping our students plan for their life after college! Please contact for more information and if you would like to volunteer for this event.