CDC to hold Graduate and Professional School Fair on Oct. 29

The Career Development Center is sponsoring the Graduate and Professional School Fair on Monday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Chase Gym. Representatives from 80 schools will be available to answer questions about their graduate programs. Any student who is considering Graduate School is encouraged to attend. For more information, stop by the Career Development Center at 110 Netzer or phone us at x2534.

Family Weekend 2018 was a success!

Family Weekend 2018 Recap

More than 560 families registered with 2,076 people visiting campus and participating in more than 45 activities and programs during the weekend of September 21-23.

· 79% of families came from first year students and 10% from families of transfer students

· 76% indicated high satisfaction with the overall experience

· 86% felt it was very organized

· 96% felt the employees and students on hand were very helpful

· 85% indicated they would return to the event next year

As chair for the Family Weekend Steering Committee, I wish to extend by deepest appreciation to the members of our steering committee for their time, sacrifice and leadership in delivering a very well received weekend of family friendly events!  Many thanks to Angela Deleski-Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union, Kathy Hewlett– Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union, Angie Eichler-Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union, bill harcleroad– Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union,  Emily Phelps –Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union,  Rebecca Lynch-Office of Continuing Education, Michelle Hansen– Office of Alumni Engagement,  Laura Lincoln-Office of Alumni Engagement, Natasha Fisher-Career Development Center, Valery Worden-OAS, Laura Emmett-Finance and Administration, Kate McMichael– New Student Services, Ryan Hooper-Athletics, Jessica Stahl-Inter-Greek Council, Jaimin Shah-Activities Council (A/C), Jenny Holtz-RSO, Rebecca Molloy-Dining Services, Samantha Palermo-SA, and Leslie Kitner-Residential Community Life.

Some of the events featured our academic faculty and professionals facilitating or presenting programs: Phil Bidwell, (Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant) presented a session on college history- Constructing a College—Thirteen Decades of Development;  Doug Reilly, Outreach Coordinator organized a series of hands-on activities at the Science Discover Center (Electricity Alive! and Evolution Explained!);  Tim Sheesley, Gallery Director opened the galleries for the exhibits  The Floating World–3D Animation, and Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship: 2017-18 Student Recipients Exhibition;  Dr. Josh Nollenberg (Physics and Astronomy) provided several Planetarium shows;  Dr. Ronald Bishop (Chemistry and Biochemistry) offered two demonstrations “From Forensics to Materials to Life: Viewing and Manipulating the World of Molecules; David Geasey, Director of Media Technologies and Engineering lead a series of interactive television studio production experiences for families; and Oscar Oberkircher (Human Ecology) coordinated and hosted and a wine tasting/reception event.

Family Weekend is a major college program which requires the goodwill and time of our students and college employees to lend a hand. It’s an opportunity for our SUNY Oneonta families to get together and build community with our students and their families. In this spirit I wish to thank our volunteers who stepped up and helped make the weekend shine: Michelle, Tess, and Zosia Thibault, Nicola Gray, Tracey Ranieri, William Woodward, Amanda Finch, Erin Meehan, Bri Supensky, Bharath Ramkumar, Snapper Petta, Stephanie Peguillan, Nicolette Lukacs, Kim Fierke, Angelica Duran, Shyanne Sherwin, John Mullins, Odalis Barzallo, Marianna Wesolowski, Collen Engle, Kthari Han, Jackie Schrom, Samantha Janowitz, Shannon Marlow, Robin Dee, Kristin Lee, Peter Owens and the men’s lacrosse team, Nicholas Merritt, Sean Daly,  Bernie Corbett, Kyle Sinclair, Kelly Tenbus, Alexandra Dratch, John Bugyi, Lisa Miller, Lorin Levins, Michael Forster Rothbart, and our GSRC student staff: Jillian Moczara, Rowan Fitzgibbons, Shinique Smith, Katie Hebert, Geneva Frazier, and Rosana Dejesus.

I also wish to extend my thanks to the following employees and their spouses/partners who attended the Family Weekend Wine Reception and mingled with our SUNY Oneonta families:  Dr. Lisa & Mathew Snyder (Assistant Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness),  Dr. Theresa Russo (Department of Human Ecology)  Dr. Sean Shannon (Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting), Dr. Keith & Shelly Jones (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics), Dr. Tracy and Melissa Allen & (Interim Dean, School of Sciences), Dr. Richard & Ginny Lee (Department of English), Dr. Gwen & Gary Frank (Department of  Elementary Education and Reading), Dr. Elizabeth Dunn & Tom Murphy (Dean, School of Liberal Arts), and Dr. Florian & Laura Reyda (Department of Biology).

This program is sponsored by the Student Association, Office of Student Life and Leadership @ Hunt College Union,  SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association with financial support from the Fund for Oneonta, and the Office of New Student Services.

The dates for Family Weekend 2019 will be announced soon. If you are interested in serving on the Steering Committee next spring and/or have an idea for an activity your office or department might want to coordinate, please contact me at Robb.Thibault@oneonta.edu

Alanna Rudzik publishes book chapter

Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology) has recently published a chapter titled “Mothering, Identity Construction, and Visions of the Future Among Low-Income Adolescent Mothers from São Paulo, Brazil” in the peer-reviewed volume Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins, edited by Tiffany Taylor and Katrina Bloch (Emerald Publishing, 2018).

The chapter examines the experience of teen mothers living in marginalized areas of São Paulo and explores how the integration of a maternal identity with previously existing identities might lead to new aspirations and ambitions for the future or to hopelessness and despair, shaped by the embodied experience of motherhood and pre-existing structural forces.

Milne Library faculty carrels available

Faculty members who wish to request a locked carrel in Milne Library for one semester or for the academic year (fall 2018/spring 2019) should complete the online form by going to http://www.oneonta.edu/library/ , clicking on “Faculty Services,” clicking “Faculty Carrels,” filling out the Faculty Carrel Request Form, then hitting “Submit.” The appended guidelines establish the priority order for a carrel assignment and include the rules governing carrel use.

All applications for library carrels must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 19, after which time assignments will be made in accordance with library guidelines. Because the number of carrels is limited, qualified applicants who do not receive assignments will be placed on a waiting list and notified should a vacancy occur.

Those with questions should contact the Library Director’s Office at 436-2723 or 436-3702.

College to participate in Giving Tree to help local children

The Giving Tree is coming! Interested in helping local children this holiday season?  Bring a colleague and pick up a tag to get a gift for a child in need on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Butternut Valley, Hunt Union.

Witnessing the generosity of our college community is truly overwhelming and a great way to enhance holiday spirit! We hope that you will be able to attend and participate in this worthwhile cause.

Presentation scheduled on careers in higher education administration

Interested in exploring opportunities in college and university work? Come to the “Careers in Higher Education Administration” panel discussion and reception Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Hunt Waterfront.

posterHigher Education administrators will share their insight into pursuing a career in higher education. Learn about the various paths that can be taken; how to choose a graduate school; how to finance your graduate education; and lessons learned along the way!

Sponsored by Career Development Center, Continuing Education, New Student Services, and Student Life and Leadership. For more information contact Robb.Thibault@oneonta.edu or Monica.Grau@oneonta.edu

https://connect.oneonta.edu/event/2849110