The Common Read Committee is beginning to plan for the Fall 2015 Common Read. We are interested in your ideas for books and authors. For a book to be chosen it must engage first year students, have a link to the College’s diversity pillar (broadly defined), and have an author—or other speaker related to the book—that can be brought to campus to give the Mills Distinguished Lecture in fall 2015. Please send us your ideas here. The deadline to insure consideration is October 25, 2014. The Common Read Committee
Now that the semester is in full swing, it’s a good time to take a look at your alcohol use. Visit the Counseling Center’s website and check out the yellow “Feature of the Month” box to take a screening, find tips for cutting down, and learn how to help a friend in need.
Due to several recent violations of the college's fundraising policy, the following sanctions have been implemented: Violations of the fundraising policy and procedure - Student groups who fail to adhere to the campus fundraising policies including but not limited to conducting fundraisers after they have been denied; conducting a fundraiser but failing to register or submit a timely request; or falsifying information will be subject to the following sanctions: First violation- A 30 day suspension for the sponsoring group on making any new requests/reservations for campus space for meetings, events, and fundraising events. Second Violation- A 60 day suspension for the sponsoring group on making any new requests/reservations for campus space for meetings, events, and fundraising events. Third violation- An extended 90 day suspension for the sponsoring group on making any new requests/reservations for campus space for meetings, events, and fundraising events; and revocation of all current confirmed reservations during the academic year.
-Birth of the Bab
-Lung Health Day
-Miss American Rose Day
-National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
-Guatemala: Revolution Day
-Kenya: Kenyatta Day
-October 20th, 1973, the Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II at Sydney, Australia.
3 PM Am I really an Ally? Butternut Valley Room - Actively participate in examining what it means to be an ally. True allyship takes personal work. Find out how to do that! Develop strategies to be an active ally on campus.
-Celebration of the Mind Day
-Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day
-Reptile Awareness Day
-Today in 1967, more than 100,000 Vietnam War protesters gather in D.C. for a peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial followed by a march to the Pentagon.
9 AM Fall 2014 Free CPR & AED Training Little Theatre, Alumni Hall - The Oneonta State Emergency Squad (OSES) in conjunction with the University Police Department Office of Emergency Management will host this American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & AED Class. *Classes are free of charge with a valid student or faculty/staff ID* This course does not meet standards for Lifeguarding, nursing, athletic trainers or coaches. E-mail your name, phone number, and the date you wish to attend to sign up. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Need a different course? No problem! We have Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Level CPR and Heartsaver 1st Aid courses available! Just ask.
5:30 PM JSA J-Party! Fitzelle 202 - It will be a semester for meeting awesome people from around the world, making friendships, and having fun learning about Japan! We've got cool games, cool people, and we learn some Japanese! Please come join us for this amazing experience!
6 PM Mr. and Ms. Oneonta 2014, Hunt Union Ballroom - You are invited to attend the 2014 Mr. and Ms. Oneonta Pageant! Come watch as representatives from campus organizations show off their fashion and talent in order to be crowned this year's Mr. and Ms. Oneonta!
6:30 PM Student Association Senate Meeting, Hunt Union Waterfront - Anyone is welcome to observe and give input. At the end of the meeting, there is a section called "Comments from the floor" where any guests can also introduce topics. Please come and let us know of any comments/concerns/issues you may have with the college community. The Student Association is the voice of the student body, and we will do our best to make sure you are happy here at school.
7:30 PM CANO Writers Salon with Maya Chincilla, Wilber Mansion - Celebrate Latina/o Heritage Month with Chicana poet, Maya Chinchilla, reading from her collection of poetry: The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poetica. The Writers Salon begins at 7:30 with an open mic where attendees may read pieces of their own work and is followed by the featured writer. Refreshments are always served and this event is free and open to the public. This event is one of many Latina/o Heritage Month events sponsored by the Africana and Latino Studies Department. For further information, please call 436-3449.
8 PM Creating Magic: Disney's Customer Service Philosophy for Student Leaders, Fitz 105 - This training program teaches students the Disney style of customer service by presenting the four keys to the kingdom, Disney leadership basics, 7 guest service guidelines, HEARD, and the what time is the 3 o'clock parade philosophy. Students will have a chance to practice good guest service comments and how to handle issues that arise with Disney flair!
9 PM Team Trivia, Hunt Union Living Room - Form a team as small or large as you'd like (remember that there is only a team prize - no individual prizes). Sign up your team with the moderator. The game is played in 5 rounds with the challenge level increasing at each round and music played between each song (when the song ends, your answer must be in). Team with the highest number of points wins a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.
-Caps Lock Day
-International Stuttering Awareness Day
-Medical Assistants Recognition Day
-National Nut Day
-Smart is Cool Day
-October 22, 1883, the grand opening of the original New York Metropolitan Opera House was celebrated with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
2nd annual SUNY Oneonta Sustainability Day, Hunt Union International Lounge - Come join us at the 2nd annual SUNY Oneonta Sustainability Day presented by the Department of Sustainability and the Environmental Science/Environmental Activism Clubs! Sustainability Day is to raise awareness of how we can use our current resources wisely without depleting them for future generations. Clubs will be putting on different demonstrations on tap water vs bottled water, eating organic, recycling, and much more in the Hunt Union International Lounge from 11 to 3.
12 PM Chit Chat with Professor Ashok Malhotra, Fitzelle Hall Snack Bar
3 PM Coffee and Conversation, ALS Department (270 Fitzelle Hall) Open to all.
4 PM English Club Weekly Meeting, Hunt Union across from Starbucks - Parnassus would like to invite all English majors and non-majors to join us for our weekly meeting! We will discuss and plan club events, do activities, play games, and enrich the future of the English Club. All are welcome to attend!
6 PM Seminar of the Undead, IRC 3 - Come talk with Dr. Betsinger from the Anthropology department as she discusses Zombie-ism and Vampirism, from it's origins, to its place in the world now. Free food, and Critical Thinking Lead Credit offered!
-National Pharmacy Technician Day
-Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
-TV Talk Show Host Day
-Amidst the Watergate Scandal, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations in 1973.
9:30 AM SIGMA GAMMA PHI SNACK SALE! IRC Lobby - Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, Chocolate Covered Pretzels - 1/3 of the proceeds will go to Opportunities for Otsego!
8 AM Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale, Schumacher Quad - It's that time of year again to fill everyone's doughnut cravings! A box of a dozen costs $7 and can be pre-ordered up until Wednesday, October 22nd. Boxes can also be bought in the quad on the day of the sale. Half dozen can be purchased for $4 and single doughnuts for $0.75 in the quad. Faculty/Staff may have their doughnuts delivered, and students can pick their orders up in the quad. Ask any OSES member or email us!
4 PM SA Activities Council Meeting, Hunt Union Leatherstocking Room - The SA Activities Council welcomes all students to come get involved in selecting, promoting, and assisting with campus activities.
-Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
-International Artists Day
-Islamic New Year
-Make a Difference Day
-National Forgiveness Day
-Pit Bull Awareness Day
-World Pasta Day
-The largest naval battle in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, took place today in 1944 during World War II.
10 AM "Biology in the Fall" Seminar Hike Series/ Camping trip, Kaaterskill Falls, Hunter NY - Join the Biology Club for a series guided hikes focused on how plants and animals change in fall and get ready for winter! Several professors from the Biology Department- with the help of some accomplished and knowledgable student researchers- will lead groups through the trails at the Upland Interpretive Center to examine local plant and animal species. Afterwards, we will hang around the Interpretive Center and cook dinner and get ready to camp out for the night!
11 AM Campus Chaos, Hunt College Union - Roving artists to entertain you throughout the union.
12 PM Hillel Ice Cream Sundae Fundraiser, The Quad
1 PM Fitzelle Hall Rededication - Please join us as we rededicate Fitzelle Hall in honor of Dr. Albert E. Fitzelle. The event will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dr. Fitzelle was a Professor and Administrator of the Oneonta State Normal School from 1916-1933, the first Principle of Bugbee School from 1933-1948 and the Dean of the College from 1848-1950. Fifteen members of the Fitzelle family will be in attendance as well as members of the College Foundation Board of Directors and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. A reception and tours of Fitzelle Hall will follow the formal ceremony.
1 PM Rodeo at Damaschke Field - Tickets for the rodeo are $30 and children under 12 are free. Tickets are on sale now online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call Terry Potter at 607-316-2870 or the Oneonta Outlaws office at 607-432-6326.
5 PM National Novel Writing Month WorkShop, IRC 7 - Come Join the Creative Writing Club at our National Novel Wirting Month WorkShop. November is NAtion Novle Writing Month and to help you get a start on your amazing novel the creative writing club is offering a writing workshop with Shannon Kauerer the liason for NaNoWriMo in Albany.
7 PM Host Auditions Fall 2014, Chase Dance Studio - Do you think you're funny? Do you like to entertain? The Terpsichorean Dance Company is looking for hosts for this semesters show! Come prepared with jokes or skits to perform!