Fulbright Scholar Program information session 3/29

Interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program? The Grants Development Office (GDO) is hosting a Fulbright Scholar Program information session on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Schumacher Conference Room (12 Schumacher Hall). 

Several SUNY Oneonta faculty members who are current, past, and future Fulbright awardees will share their experiences applying for and participating in the program. GDO staff will discuss how they support and assist Fulbright applicants. Anyone interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholar Program is encouraged to participate in this informal discussion and Q&A session. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Chris Barberio (x2434). Contact the GDO (Chris or Kathy Meeker) if you have questions or need more information.

Greek-themed Tuesdays at the Grille set

Tuesdays at the Grille

March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.



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

Soup Station: Spinach Feta

Live Action Station: Sizzling Caesar Salad with Beef or Chicken

Main Buffet: Lebanese All-Natural Chicken Breast, Grilled Lamb Chops, Root Vegetable with Onion Couscous, Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Dessert Station: Baklava and Ekmek Kataifi


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

Grand Paper Airplane Contest to be held 3/25

Hunt Union and the Activities Council will present The Grand Paper Airplane Contest on Monday, March 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom.

Tournament style: Distance competition, Tricks competition, Design competition

$50 Starbucks gift card prizes will be given to each winner, but the GRAND PRIZE is a 45 minute flying lesson at the Oneonta airport!

A panel of three judges will decide the winners.

We will also provide aviator scarves, hats and goggles, foam airplanes and food!

Faculty and Staff, please share with your students!

Hunt to offer Union Square programs

The following Union Square Programs were coordinated by the Student Building Managers @ Hunt College Union

Becoming Business Professional   

March 26 @ 5 p.m.  Union Square Room

Join us from 5-6 p.m. in Union Square to learn more about building a resume and cover letter!  We will also review tips and tricks for interviewing, creating a brief elevator speech for yourself as well as growing your LinkedIn profile!  Hosted by Meghann Smith, Hunt Union Building Manager, and Dr. Sean Shannon, School of Business and Economics.

 Employment Success

March 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Union Square Room

Learn more about success in the real world and prepare yourself for the process to get there. Hosted by Mark Felice, Hunt Union Building Manager, and Dr. Sean Shannon, School of Business and Economics.

 Time Management

April 16 @ 7 p.m. Union Square Room

Learn time management skills the importance of using your time effectively. Hosted by Stacy Zuniga, Hunt Union Building Manager.

Understanding Gender and Identity
April 19 @ 5:30 p.m. Union Square Room

Join Hunt Union Building Manager Bri Supensky for a performance by Dr. Summer Cunningham, Women’s and Gender Studies  on deconstructing gender and identity, along with a short Q&A session afterwards.

Prehistoric Public Health
April 23 @ 5 p.m. Union Square Room

Explore the way in which certain diseases and lifestyles can leave skeletal markers, and how anthropologists interpret this data.  Hosted by  Erin Meehan Hunt Union Building Manager and Dr. Tracy K. Betsinger, Anthropology



Alumnus to speak to students Friday

On March 22, alumnus Scott Salmirs ’84 will be returning to campus. He is the President and CEO of ABM Industries. The company delivers unique facilities solutions for the Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Sports & Entertainment, Technology and other industries. Scott Salmirs joined ABM in 2003, holding several executive management positions over the years. Previously, he spent 12 years running ABM’s Northeast region. Prior to joining ABM, he spent more than 20 years in the corporate facilities business, holding leadership positions and managing the building portfolios for CBRE, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers.

In the past, Scott has primarily met with students pursuing studies in the fields of Business and Economics. Realizing that his personal and professional experiences have value for students across many disciplines, his sessions are being opened to all students for the first time. We encourage your students to attend one or both of the following events on 3/22/19:


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Open Presentation: Leveraging Your Skills in the Workplace

Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Open Presentation: Making a Positive Impact on Society through our Profession

Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center


This is an excellent opportunity for students to come talk with the CEO of a company that has made the Forbes list of Best Employers for New Grads.

Athletic department gearing up for DIII Week

Please join the athletics department in celebrating the tenth annual NCAA Division III Week that runs from Apr. 1-7. There is a full week of events planned and most events are open to the entire campus and we invite everyone on campus to show your support for Division III by attending any and all events.

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

Please click on the following link to view the schedule for the week.

Any questions about the week’s events should be directed to either the athletics department, x3494 or the Sports Information Department at x2106.


Kpoti Kitissou travels to DC with students

Dr. Kitissou, Michelle Thibault, and Dr. Gina Keel accompanied 13 students from the School of Economics and Business and Political Science to Washington D.C. for a health policy workshop on Medicaid, Medicare, and the political debate on Universal Healthcare.

The scheduled trip was part of Dr. Kitissou’s special topics course on Health Economics. The workshop was coordinated by John Kaelin, Senior Advisor to the Centene Corporation (Class of 1977). The students had discussion sessions with a US House of Representatives member, a US Senate Finance Committee member, health policy staffers, health insurance companies and policy directors, and lobbyists. They also attended a House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing and the Hill’s Women in Congress event.

The trip culminated with presentations from students on a research question on health economics or policy topic each developed over the week. An alumni event was held March 7, 2019, to complement the learning experience and provide networking opportunities for the participants.