SUNY Oneonta recently recognized 83 students who have attained leadership milestones through the college's LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program. LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader. Students can attain a silver, gold or platinum level. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including completion of online courses, attendance at educational events, and membership and leadership in one or more of SUNY Oneonta's 100+ student-run clubs and organizations. Completion of a leadership level is recognized on campus as a credential that can be used, for example, when running for office or applying for STEP (Student Travel for Excellence Program) funding. The program also provides students with a leadership record that can be submitted to potential employers.
Ninety three SUNY Oneonta students from SUNY Oneonta's School of Economics and Business traveled to the Big Apple on Oct. 25 for the college's annual Backpacks to Briefcases alumni networking trip. Students visited 21 well-established alumni at their Manhattan offices and heard about their experiences going from students to top executives. The event is designed to inspire students to jumpstart their careers by beginning to build their professional networks. It is funded by the Oneonta Student Association and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association through charitable gifts to the Fund for Oneonta.
Congratulations to the newest Spartans! Castleton is excited to welcome the following students who have recently registered for the fall 2018 semester!
A total of 1,445 SUNY Oneonta students earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.
More than 200 SUNY Oneonta students were selected to present at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), hosted by SUNY Oneonta on April 20. Students from 28 SUNY colleges and universities presented 179 research projects in two poster sessions, and another 100 projects in oral presentations throughout the day. Every spring, SURC brings together undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors for two daylong programs of presentations, performances, art displays and poster sessions held on two separate campuses. The second SURC event was April 21, at Monroe Community College in Rochester.
Students representing every department in the School of Business delivered research papers divided into several tracks. A review panel selected the best papers and presentations.
On a service-learning trip to Ghana, five SUNY Oneonta students and their professor, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Janet Antwi, collaborated with dietetics faculty and students at the University of Ghana to conduct nutrition assessments and teach children in an area elementary school about health and nutrition using games, activities and visual aids. Students also completed a clinical experience in the capital city of Accra, observing and evaluating clients at the Diet Therapy Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. They were able to put into practice knowledge and skills from their Nutrition Assessment and Community Nutrition courses.
SUNY Oneonta's all-female a cappella group, Pitch Slapped, competed for the first time in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Central Quarterfinal on Feb. 10 at Ithaca High School. Pitch Slapped was one of nine teams from the surrounding area that performed at Kulp Auditorium in hopes of advancing to the ICCA Central Semifinal. The 18-member ensemble performed a set that included "Rise Up" by Andra Day, "River" by Bishop Briggs and "Have Mercy" by Eryn Allen Kane. "River" was arranged by Taylor Metz, a sophomore and one of the group's musical directors. Pitch Slapped vice president, Jaidin Tonneson, who documented the trip on the college's Snapchat, said the young women plan to attend again next year.
SUNY Oswego students served as interns for a wide variety of employers in fall 2017, providing a strong on-the-job learning experience to amplify their coursework.
Fifty-two members of the Class of 2017 received Senior Service Awards in recognition of their outstanding commitment to volunteerism while at SUNY Oneonta. Students who completed at least 350 hours of service through the college's Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC) were recognized during a reception on May 12.
Siena's annual Student Leadership and Involvement awards ceremony honors students and faculty who have positively impacted the community through their words and actions. These awards are presented to those who have excelled academically, while maintaining their active role in various organizations and clubs. Each individual has incorporated the Franciscan traditions and values into their lives by serving and respecting our Siena community.
Twenty-eight members of SUNY Oneonta's Zeta Beta Tau fraternity chapter helped organize SUNY Oneonta's third annual Gift of Life Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive on Oct. 26 and 27.