OEI to host Introduction to Intergroup Dialogue

On Tuesday, March 5, The Office of Equity and Inclusion will be hosting an Introduction to Intergroup Dialogue in the CME from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This session is for faculty and staff who want to learn more about facilitating inclusive conversations in and out of the classroom. We will be speaking about the areas of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality,  and this will be an interactive workshop that will require your full participation and openness to have difficult conversations. We strongly encourage attendees to stay for the duration of the workshop.

This workshop will be led by Andrew Stammel, Title IX and Affirmative Action Officer, Dasia Morman, Coordinator of the Center for Multicultural Student Initiatives, and Faith Tiemann, Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Faith Tiemann by Friday March 1 at 5 p.m. at faith.tiemann@gmail.com or x2663. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. We will have snacks and coffee upon arrival.

English Department accepting submissions for annual writing awards

The Department of English is now accepting submissions for its annual writing awards. Students in any department may submit entries for the Lawrence B Goodrich Prize in the Personal Essay, the Critical Essay, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry, and for the Harry Bloom Prize in Fiction. Entries must have been written during the 2018-2019 academic year. The deadline is April 5. Details can be found online at https://suny.oneonta.edu/english/prizes-awards-and-scholarships


Red Dragon Reading Series reschedules reading

The Red Dragon Reading Series has RESCHEDULED the reading by poet Jordan Smith for Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Dragon Theatre (Hunt Union).

Jordan Smith is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Clare’s Empire, a fantasia on the life and work of John Clare. His poems have been published in a wide range of literay journals, including Agni, Antaeus, Poetry, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review. He is the Edward Everett Hale Jr. Professor of English at Union College. For more information, contact Ruth Carr (436-3446) or Daniel Payne (436-2493).


Asian-inspired Tuesdays at the Grille scheduled

The February 26 ‘Tuesdays at the Grille’ will have an asian theme. Stop by Morris Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to have lunch! Cost is $12 per person.


Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing

Soup Station: Hot and Sour Soup

Live Action Station: Stir Fry Station: Choice of Chicken or Beef with Assorted Vegetables, Mu Shu and more!

Main Buffet: General Tso Chicken, White Rice, Egg Rolls, Vegetable and Pork Potstickers, Fortune Cookies

Dessert Station: Sushi Rice Krispie Treats

For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or Joanna.Foti@oneonta.edu

No-cost, low-cost tax filing options available for state employees

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get your taxes done! There are many no-cost and low-cost options available. The SUNY-wide benefits office at SUNY System Administration in Albany maintains group discounts and offers from a variety of vendors, merchants, and providers in a wide array of categories including, financial, shopping, health/wellness, pets, and travel. Tax-filing savings options are available from H & R Block.  See the offer at:


To see the full listing of discounts for which members of the SUNY family may be eligible, go to https://www.suny.edu/benefits/discounts/.