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


Sign up at the University Police dispatch window, or by calling x3550.

Congratulations to college-bound scholarship recipients

CSEA Local 635 would like to congratulate the following college-bound students on receiving a scholarship toward college expenses:

Payton Graham – daughter of Dawn Graham, Payroll/employee Services

Austin Stockert – son of Katherina Stockert, Office of Admissions

Gerald Wells – son of Nelson Wells, Milne Library

CSEA local 635 members who are taking classes toward earning an eligible degree can receive a reimbursement for books up to $100.  To request reimbursement or if you would like more information, please contact Paula Trask.

Student SCUBA divers featured in Bulletin of American Meteorological Society

SUNY Oneonta students and Biological Field Station Volunteer Dive Team members Maggie Doolin (MS Biology 2018, Reyda Lab; starting Ph.D. in fall 2018) and Sarah Coney (BS Biology 2017; starting MS Biology in Fall 2018, Lord/Stich Lab) were featured in “Synoptics: AMS Community Snapshots” of the June 2018 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

BAMS is the flagship journal of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Doolin and Coney were working on the above water weather station and underwater sensors attached to the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) lake data buoy on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, operated by Paul Lord and Kiyoko Yokota of Biology Department.

Special thanks to Wayne Bunn of Town of Otsego, a long-time community volunteer for the BFS Volunteer Dive Team, for sharing the original photo with us and then with AMS. Real-time data for select weather and water quality parameters are available at .

College Calendar dates available for Outlook

The process to add college calendar dates to your Outlook calendar has been updated to a Calendar subscription model that automatically updates as changes are made to existing entries and/or additional entries are added (including future semesters/years).

To add the calendar subscription as an overlay to your default calendar, complete the following steps:

  1. Login to Office 365 (Windows users can follow these general steps in their desktop Outlook application OR in Office 365).
  2. Select “Outlook”
  3. At the bottom of the navigation pane, select Calendar
  4. On the toolbar, select Add Calendar > From Internet:
  5. In the Calendar subscription dialog box, (copy and) paste in the URL (ending in .ics) of the calendar you would like to add:
  6. Specify a unique calendar name for the calendar such as “College Calendar”
  7. Click Save
  8. In Office 365, you now should see the calendar you just added, as an overlay, in addition to your own calendar and any others you have access to see/have selected. Once your desktop Outlook application synchronizes with the server, you will see it there as well.

Note: It may take a few minutes for the calendar subscription in Office 365 to sync with your desktop Outlook application. You may also have to restart your desktop Outlook application in order for the synced calendar to appear.

Removing the calendar overlay can be done in one step, just right click on the calendar and remove it. To add it back, follow the steps above at any time.

Gregory Fulkerson moderates session, presents paper for Rural Sociological Society

Dr. Gregory Fulkerson attended the Rural Sociological Society meetings in Portland, Oregon, July 26 – July 29. He organized and moderated a session titled “Urban-Rural Dynamics: Examining Linkages.” He also presented a paper, “How Generalizable are Social Capital Theories Designed for the Core of the World System? An Examination of the Causes of Social Capital in a Rural, Islands Hinterland Region.”

Fida Mohammad presents in Pakistan

Dr. Fida Mohammad of Sociology Department was invited to give a presentation on the subject of “Business Values and Child Labor,” sponsored by Employer Foundation of Pakistan in Collaboration with ILO, EU and KPK Department of Labor and HR. He presented at Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar, KPK, in Pakistan on July 10, 2018.

Campus community invited to Dining for Champions fundraising event

Dear Campus Community,

It is with great pride that I invite you to our annual Dining for Champions Dinner Event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is designed to celebrate Oneonta’s rich athletic history and raise funds to support student-athlete travel and facility enhancements. Bid on great silent auction items and meet student athletes, hall of famers and more friends of athletics while enjoying an elegant meal. You can request to sit with a coach of your choosing, buy a table and bring your friends and/or allow us to seat you with others who care as you do for the athletic program.

Register for the Dining for Champions event at I assure you a feel-good event to kick off the 2018-19 college athletic season. Please call me directly with any questions at 607-436-2446.

In addition, the 20th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Sunday at noon in the Alumni Field House. This event is free and open to the public. You can check out this year’s class by clicking here.

Thank you for your continued support as we honor the past and celebrate the present. We hope you will join us!

Tracey Ranieri
Athletic Director