Deadline approaching for alumni letters to new students

The Offices of Communication and Marketing and Alumni Engagement are collaborating this summer on a project that will allow incoming students to receive a letter from alumni who lived in their room previously. We received an incredible response via Facebook from alumni who are excited to participate and write letters to these new students.

Are you an alum who lived on campus? Was your freshman room in Tobey, Golding, Littell, Wilber, Hulbert or Hays Hall? If so, we want you to write a letter to the new students moving into your old room!

Your letter should include:
1) The building name and room number in which you lived
2) A favorite memory of yours from your room
3) A piece of advice for the room’s new residents

You can message us your response through the college’s Facebook page, send it via email to, or send a letter addressed to the Office of Alumni Engagement, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta NY, 13820. Please respond by Friday!

Jean-Paul Orgeron attends national program, publishes reviews

Dr. Jean-Paul Orgeron, Milne Library, attended the week-long Immersion Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the program, begun in 1999, is designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher education. His review of The Moral Psychology of Internal Conflict by Ralph D. Ellis (Cambridge, 2018) was published in Choice (v. 56 n. 1). Another review, of Jeff Noonan’s Embodiment and the Meaning of Life (McGill-Queen’s, 2018), is forthcoming in Choice (v. 56 n. 3).

Introducing the all new Student Learning Center

We are pleased to announce that CADE’s services will now be called the Tutoring Center and the Writing Center. These services, together with the Accessibility Resources, will be under the auspices of the Student Learning Center, or SLC. Alison Fugit is the director.

The Tutoring and Writing Centers are now located on the 2nd Floor of Milne Library, and Accessibility Resources is in 133 Milne.

You can find our website at We hope you’ll stop by and see our new offices!

SUNY Pride planning updates

As we roll into August, the SUNY Pride Planning Committee has some updates to share for this year’s event.

First, we are excited to announce our Keynote very soon, so please stay tuned!

Second, we would like to announce that registration for the conference will be live starting August 20. Details on prices are on the website. From attendee feedback, we’ve changed it up a bit for this year; in the past, the SUNY Oneonta community has attended for free, but due to rising conference costs, you’ll notice that we are now charging SUNY Oneonta students and employees in order to maintain overall low costs. If students have Dragon Dollars, they can be used to pay for registration as an alternative credit cards/checks. To pay with Dragon Dollars, please direct students to register with the staff at the Info Desk in Hunt Union.

Third, we are inviting departments and offices on campus to become co-sponsors for the conference this year. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Emily Phelps ( or x3019). Sponsors will be included on marketing materials and in the program booklet. Sponsors can assist with speaker costs, supplies, and helping off-campus attendees (i.e. JobCorps, local GSAs, etc.) with registration.

Fourth, as a reminder, we have introduced a professional track to this year’s conference. If you would like more information about presentation proposals and/or the professional track, please check out the website or contact Emily, Faith Tiemann (, or Greg Hummel ( Presentation proposals are due September 10.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Van training sessions now available

Van Training will be held the following dates and times:

August 16:  3 – 6 p.m.; Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center

August 27:  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.;  UPD, Alumni Hall

September 3:  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.;  UPD, Alumni Hall

September 27: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; room 104, Morris Conference Center

October 12: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; UPD, Alumni Hall


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