Academic Advisement to present spring workshops

Join Academic Advisement and our colleagues from various offices on campus to learn more about outreach and support for our students.


·        Thursday, April 5 – Registrar Tools and Resources in Advising (Learn about the forms, processes, and support the Registrar’s Office provides to faculty and staff.  Learn to navigate through self-service links and see the new scheduling software in action)

·        Friday, April 6 – Registrar Tools and Resources (repeat of Apr. 5)

To sign-up, go to:

Law amended to allow paid leave for cancer screening

Section 159-b of the Civil Service Law was amended to entitle State officers and employees to paid leave without charge to leave credits for screening of all cancers.  This new provision took effect on March 18, 2018 and applies to all bargaining units.   There is now a new non-chargeable type of “Cancer Screening” in the drop down menu within the Time and Attendance System to replace , “Breast Cancer Screening” and “Prostate Cancer Screening”.

Employees who charge leave credits for cancer screening on or after March 18, 2018 are entitled, upon submission of satisfactory documentation that the employee’s absence was for purposes of cancer screening, to paid leave for such absence and to have credits used for that purpose restored.

Employees are entitled to a leave of absence for cancer screening scheduled during the employees’ regular work hours.  Employees who undergo screenings outside their regular work schedules do so on their own time.  For example, employees are not granted compensatory time off for cancer screenings that occur on pass days or holidays.

Cancer screening includes physical exams, blood work or other laboratory tests for the detection of cancer.  Travel time is included in this four-hour cap.  Absence beyond the four-hour cap must be charged to leave credits.

Save the date: Student Employee Appreciation Day April 11

National Student Employment Appreciation Day will be held Wednesday, April 11. Many colleges nationwide will honor their student employees during National Student Employment Week, April 9-13. If you supervise student employees, please mark your calendars! Student employees are the faces of the college and deserve to be recognized for all their hard work.

For celebratory ideas, please contact Anna Legname, Student Employment Coordinator at the Career Development Center x2534.

Office of International Education releases Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to announce the second edition of the OIE Newsletter!
The newsletter showcases International students and Study Abroad students through interviews and articles, as well as events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s OIE. Check out the newsletter in the link below to learn about the OIE staff, the happenings of the OIE within the SUNY Oneonta community, as well as information regarding study abroad, faculty-led study abroad programs, OIE trips, and international student services!

Submissions being accepted for CSSR annual Student Paper Competition

The CSSR (Center for Social Science Research) is pleased to announce the eighth annual student paper competition. The CSSR Student Paper Competition Committee will accept any paper written by a SUNY Oneonta undergraduate student as long as it addresses some topic of concern for the social sciences. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) topics or issues such as sustainability, poverty, environmental change, peace and conflict, education, politics, history, architecture, religion, identity, diversity, etc.

Awards will be given in two categories: Long essay (six to 30 double-spaced pages, $100) and Short essay (up to five double-spaced pages, $50). Winning submissions will be offered the opportunity to publish in the undergraduate social science journal, SOAR.

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2018.

For the complete submission guidelines, please see CSSR Paper Competition

For more information about CSSR, please visit

Sean Shannon presents paper at legal studies conference

Dr. Sean Shannon ’89, a Lecturer of Law in the School of Economics and Business, presented a paper, “An Assessment of Justice Antonin Scalia’s Role in the Use of Legislative History in Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Decision Making,” at the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business’ 2018 Annual Conference in Monterey, California, on March 10.
The paper assesses the impact of Justice Scalia’s efforts over almost thirty years to limit the use of legislative history and other secondary sources in statutory interpretation in judicial decision making and evaluates countervailing and alternative approaches to statutory interpretation. Statutory interpretation, particularly in the area of business law, is a fundamental tool to understanding legislative intent, and the paper contributes to understanding trends on the United States Supreme Court and the impact on business law.


Reception for Todd Foreman on Thursday

The campus community is invited to join us Thursday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Craven Lounge to send well wishes to Todd Foreman as he embarks upon his new role as Vice President for Finance and Administration at SUNY Albany. There will be remarks at noon, and light refreshments will be served.

Farewell wishes can also be posted using the following link: Farewell wishes for Todd Foreman   (Use your credentials to log in).

Questions can be directed to the Office of Finance and Administration at x2081.