Madeline Frank named women’s basketball SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Apr. 9, 2019

Senior Madeline Frank selected as SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball

SUNY Oneonta senior Madeline Frank has earned the SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year award for women’s basketball. The award is the latest honor for Frank who completed a brilliant four-year career with the women’s program. Frank was the lone Oneonta selection from amongst the seven winners chosen from the other winter conference sports.

“Maddy is a tremendous Student Athlete,” stated Head Women’s Basketball Coach Daphne Thompson. “She has great focus and drive to win in both arenas and has been a great example to others of what it takes to succeed! I am proud of all that she has accomplished as a player in our program both on and off the court. I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the future!”

Last month, Frank earned selection to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 first team for basketball as chosen by CoSIDA. District 3 is made up of all the colleges in the state of New York and 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 this winter. She led the team in rebounding collecting 218 and was second on the team in points with 249 for an average of 9.6 points per contest. She recorded five double-doubles 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.

The Red Dragons finished the season with an overall record of 20-6 while qualifying for the SUNYAC tournament.

About the SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award

The nominating criteria for the Award is:

3.30 grade point average through fall semester

Academic and athletic excellence

Must be a starter or significant reserve

Must be at least a sophomore

Transfers must have completed one full year (two full regular-session semesters) prior to Nomination


One student athlete per SUNYAC sponsored sport are nominated by their respective Sports Information Director at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring season. After the nominations are compiled, the ten school’s Sports Information Directors then vote using a weighted 3-2-1 system. Winners are announced in January (fall), April (winter) and June (spring).

Green Dragon Week schedule announced


MONDAY, April 15

· All Day: Bring your reusable bags and mugs! No plastic bags will be distributed in the Marketplace or Red Dragon Outfitters.

· 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: College Camp Clean-up … meet at entrance of Hunt Union.

· 4 – 7 p.m.: “Chasing Coral” documentary … IRC 5.

· 7 – 8:30 p.m.: RAC Club Clothing Repair workshop … HUEC 126.

TUESDAY, April 16

· 9 – 11 a.m.: Green Your Commute Table — ‘green’ your commute and enjoy free coffee and snacks … Schumacher Quad (rain location: Fitzelle).

· 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Botany Club Tree Table … Schumacher Quad (rain location: Fitzelle).

· 4:30 – 6 p.m.: ”Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable World: A conversation about green careers” … Red Dragon Theater.

· 6:30 – 9 p.m.: “Climate Change: A Communication Problem” discussion … IRC 4.


· 12 – 3 p.m.: Tabling Event—Impacts of the Fishing Industry table, Sustainable Housing table, Green Living table … Hunt Union International Lounge.

· 5 – 6:30 p.m.: “Ode to Muir” documentary … Red Dragon Theater.

· 6 – 7:30 p.m.: “Small Actions, Big Environmental Changes” panel discussion … Perna Science, Room 121.

· 7 – 8 p.m.: Reclaimed Fashion Show … Hunt Union Waterfront.

THURSDAY, April 18

· 12 – 5 p.m.: Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day … Hunt Union Ballroom; look for spotlighted sustainability-related projects.

· 2 – 5 p.m.: APO “Wands for Wildlife”—donate old mascara and toothbrushes to remove bugs off the fur of animals … Hunt Union.

· 6:30 – 8 p.m.: “Climate Change Campaigns” … Craven Lounge, Morris.

FRIDAY, April 19

· 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: SRCA Day … Hunt Union Ballroom.

· 1 – 2 p.m.: Farm Sanctuary Webinar, Vegetarian Soup Bar … Otsego Grille, Morris.

· 3 – 5 p.m.: Eco-Concert & Crafts … President’s Garden (rain location: CME)




39 student athletes inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma

Apr. 3, 2019

SUNY Oneonta celebrates NCAA Div. III week with Chi Alpha Sigma Induction

39 Student Athletes honored for their academic accomplishments

The SUNY Oneonta athletics department celebrated National Student Athlete Day as part of NCAA Div. III Week by honoring 39 student athletes for their academic accomplishments. The student athletes were inducted into the National Student Athlete Honor Society of Chi Alpha Sigma at a luncheon held in Morris Hall. This year’s class marks the 22nd group that has been inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma.

The 39 student athlete inductees into Chi Alpha Sigma have achieved at least junior standing in the classroom along with gaining a cumulative 3.4 grade point average while earning two varsity letters in an NCAA intercollegiate sport. They also must be of good moral character and have the endorsement of both the head coach of his or her sport and the chapter president.

In addition to the honorees, invited to the celebration were all student-athletes who have shown exemplary performance in the classroom to acknowledge their success in both academics and athletics. National Student-Athlete Day was created 32 years ago to honor student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contributions to their schools and communities. It was also created to recognize parents, teachers, and coaches and school systems, which have made it possible for young people to find balance between academics and athletics.

Chi Alpha Sigma also recognized Dr. William Vining as its 17th Honorary Inductee for his continued support of student athletes at the College. Vining is a Professor of Chemistry and serves on the Intercollegiate Athletic Board as well as the College at Oneonta Foundation Board.

James Bethel named ECWC ‘Co-Wrestler of the Year’

Apr. 8, 2019

James Bethel selected as ECWC Co-Wrestler of the Year

Accolades keep rolling in for the senior

Ithaca, N.Y. – The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) has announced its 2018-19 individual award winners. The announcement came after a week-long process of open voting for three distinct awards, as the conference looked to crown honorees for Wrestler of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year. Earning honors as Co-Wrestler of the Year was SUNY Oneonta senior James Bethel who shared the honor with Jake Ashcroft of Ithaca College.

“James being selected as the Co-Wrestler of the Year for the ECWC is yet another exceptional accolade to add to his extremely long list of achievements both on and off the mats here at SUNY Oneonta,” stated Head Coach Duane Ritter. “It has truly been a pleasure to coach and mentor this wonderful young man throughout his amazing journey to the top. His legacy has been forever forged not only in the record books, but in our hearts as well and will remain there for many years to come.”

This is the latest accolade for arguably the greatest grappler in the nearly 60-year history of the wrestling program. Bethel capped an amazing final chapter to his career by finishing third at the NCAA Division III championships to earn his fourth All-American honor, a first for Oneonta. He had a season to remember posting an overall record of 50-2 for the year, which included an NCAA Mideast Regional Championship and a fourth trip to NCAA Nationals.

Bethel’s 50-2 campaign was impressive not just because of the sheer volume of victories, but also the dominance in those triumphs. Of his 50 wins, 30 came by way of falls. He was named NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler in Division III, averaging more than five team-points per bout in the composite average designed by the NCAA.

For his career, Bethel posted a final record of 167-16 with over half of his victories (91) coming in pins. His 167 victories not only rank first in Oneonta’s program, but also rank at the top in the history of NCAA Division III.

Bethel also was a standout in the classroom during his career, earning his third NWCA Scholar All-America and third ECWC All-Academic Team honors this season.

Art Conference 2019 set for April 11

Event: Art Conference 2019

Date: April 11, 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta Fine Arts Center


Presentations | Speakers:

Weaving Worlds: Report from South Africa 2019

SUNY Oneonta and University of the Witwatersrand Students and Faculty: Boitumelo Molalugi, Kundai Moyo, Xavier Neal-Carson, Quwabe Rose, Kaitlin Scott, Lesole Tauatswala, and Laresa Tuch with Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, Ph.D. and Alison Kearney, Ph.D.


Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle

Achim Koeddermann, Ph.D.


War and the Subconscious as Told by Salvador Dali

Olivia Brink


My Art Journey in New York

Sirikul Pattachote


The Dinner Party: By Invitation Only

Kaitlin Scott


Balancing Act

Taylor Metz


Yves Tanguy: A Venture into the Surreal

Xavier Neal-Carson


Navigating the Ever-Changing Art Ecosystem

Keith Schweitzer


Henri Matisse: Joy in a Mask

Hannah Smith


Closing Remarks

Yolanda Sharpe



Graphic Design by Sean Donovan

SUNY Oneonta Art Department

SUNY Oneonta Gallery Advisory Committee

SUNY Oneonta Information Technology Services

SUNY Oneonta Martin-Mullen Art Gallery

SUNY Oneonta Print Shop

SUNY Oneonta The School of Liberal Arts

SUNY Oneonta Theater Department

The Foundation at Oneonta, Minnie Martin and James Mullen Gallery Endowment Fund

Event Contact:

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, Ph.D., Art Department,

May 2019 Pass Through the Pillars set

Pass through the Pillars is SUNY Oneonta’s largest and most treasured tradition. Seniors are closing the loop on their time as students at Oneonta as they walk through the pillars, the opposite way from when they passed as a new student, signifying the end of their academic career at Oneonta and entering the next phase of their lives as alumni. They are following in the footsteps of their predecessors as they walk between the pillars that have ushered students for over 125 years.

This year’s event is on Friday, May 10, starting at 2:30 p.m. Campus community members are invited to attend to cheer for the graduating students as they begin their journey as SUNY Oneonta alumni. The Office of Alumni Engagement is currently seeking volunteers for this event as well. Please email by May 1 to sign up!

Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition 2019

The Martin–Mullen Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center will host the“Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition 2019” from April 8 to May 11. A reception for the artists, presentation of awards, along with live music and food, is planned for Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A total of 25 awards will be awarded worth $2,900 at 6 p.m. Awards include the Jean Parish Art on Campus Awards, the George E. Zimmerman Memorial Awards, the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery Awards and the Golden Artist Colors Inc. Gift Certificate Awards. The cash awards are supported by generous gifts made to the Foundation at Oneonta for this purpose. Approximately 120 pieces of student artwork will be on display. Featured art works were chosen from an open jury process and works entered by the art faculty.   Painting, drawing, sculpture, digital print, digital video, and an assortment of mixed media make up this year’s offerings. All are invited to attend the reception and the exhibition.

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-Friday when the 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 the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery website.