Friday Seminar Series in Biology will present “The Secret Seahorses of Sweetings Pond” on Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Room 121 of Perna Science. The talk will be presented by Dr. Heather Masonjones, Professor of Biology at University of Tampa. All are invited!
Miguel León, History, published a second edition of his book “Textiles and Honor: Encomenderos and Colonial Society in Huanuco, 1539-1640.” The book was co-published by the Regional Government of Huánuco and the Regional Archives of Huanuco that consider the book an important contribution to the historical memory of this region.
“Textile and Honor” is a prosopographical study of Spanish colonizers of Huanuco, an area located in the Peruvian northern highlands which traces the lives of the Spanish conquistador elite and their families for three generations. An analysis of their social and economic activities is also included in this historical account with special emphasis on the management of the native labor and tribute as well as the textile production.
For the second edition, the author has written a new introduction assessing the impact of the first edition and added an appendix of paleographic transcriptions of sixteenth century documents.
Tuition assistance programs are available for SUNY employees based on the employee’s negotiating unit and also through the SUNY Tuition Waiver Program. For those wanting to take advantage of the tuition assistance offered by your negotiating unit, please contact your union office or the Human Resources staff (x2509) for information on how to apply. Employees must meet certain requirements to be eligible for this support.
Tuition assistance is also available through the SUNY Employee Tuition Waiver Program. Employees can receive partial reimbursement for a maximum of six credits per semester for courses taken at a SUNY institution. The applications for this program are available in the Office of Human Resources, Netzer 208, and should be returned to the Human Resources Office after completion. The deadline for submission of applications for this program for courses being taken during the spring 2019 semester is Thursday, January 24, 2019.
You may want to look into both programs in order to see which provides the greatest amount of assistance. If you have any questions, please phone Betty Tirado at ext. 2583.
On December 5-6, 2018, Andrea Fallon-Korb, Adjunct Instructor in the Dept. of Health & Fitness, joined 14 other speakers at the 36th Annual M-F Athletic U.S. All-Star Track & Field and Cross Country Clinic in Atlantic City, NJ. Andrea did two presentations on Teaching Mental Toughness.
This clinic is open to middle school, high school, and college coaches across the country. Other speakers included Carl Lewis and multiple Olympic gold medal winner Gail Devers, whom Andrea met and spent time with.
The college has determined the dates for Family Weekend 2019. Please mark your calendars for Sept. 27-29, 2019. If you are interested in serving on the Steering Committee this semester, or have an idea for an activity your office or department want to coordinate, please contact Robb.Thibault@oneonta.edu or 436-3013. The Steering Committee will begin meeting in February.
Hunt College Union extends its thanks to the Division of Finance and Administration for contributing to the Food Shelf. In December, the Division collected and donated 187 pounds of nonperishable food items and a gift card to Hannaford’s. The Hunt Union staff used this to purchase an additional 203 pounds of food items to combat food insecurity.
The Food Shelf, supported by the Office of Student Life and Leadership/Hunt College Union, Center for Social Responsibility and Community, Student Association, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Sustainability, is located on your left as you enter the lower level entrance to Hunt Union (near the pond).
Traditionally, the GSRC has hosted various programming during the month of March to celebrate Women’s History/Herstory. Since there are likely other programs happening across campus highlighting women throughout the month, a means of cross-promotion by compiling these events into one cohesive calendar so that our community is aware of what different departments/offices are hosting during March may be additionally beneficial. Programming can include speakers, film screenings, dialogues, activities, etc.
If you or your department/office plans to have any programming that would coincide with Women’s History/Herstory Month, please contact Emily Phelps at Emily.Phelps@oneonta.edu.