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.
More than 300 students met requirements for graduation from SUNY Oneonta following the Fall 2017 semester. Graduates were honored at a December recognition ceremony hosted by College President Nancy Kleniewski and held in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House. They also are eligible to participate in the college's commencement on May 12.
Three individuals and both cross country teams were recognized for academics by the USTFCCCA.
Twenty six SUNY Oneonta students attended The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 25 to 28. The annual trade show is a The NAMM Show is a place for professionals in the music industry to explore and discover innovative new products being released in the new year. The students got a firsthand look at how music retail and music business go hand-in-hand, testing out the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, attending cutting-edge industry education sessions and demonstrations, and seeing lots of live performances.
The following students were named to the Castleton University President's List for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. To qualify for this highest academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 4.0.
The University at Albany congratulates more than 140 students who have received the Dean's Letter of Commendation for the Fall 2017 semester. Students who receive this commendation earned at least a 3.5 GPA in 6 graduation credits this semester.
A total of 32 SUNY Oneonta students are studying abroad this fall through semester-long and academic-year programs in 13 countries. SUNY Oneonta offers study abroad and exchange programs in Finland, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom through the Office of International Education, plus international internship opportunities and short-term, faculty-led field courses abroad. Oneonta students also have access to more than 600 study abroad and exchange programs through the SUNY network.
SUNY Oneonta's Fed Challenge team of economics and business economics students took third place overall at the 2017 College Fed Challenge, held Nov. 14 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Donning blazers and nametags and standing in front of an audience and panel of judges, the students delivered a 15-minute presentation in which they analyzed economic conditions and recommended a course for monetary policy. Five students - Melissa Voyer, Heather Teichman, Carlos Salomon, Mike Deyak and Kevin Stearns - presented, while a group of non-presenters supported teammates and toured the vault at the Fed. Forty-three teams competed in the preliminary rounds on Oct. 31. Twelve teams advanced to the Nov. 14 semifinals, and three teams made it to the finals, where SUNY Oneonta took third place, Rutgers University - New Brunswick took second, and Pace University came in first.
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.
Nearly 140 SUNY Oneonta students presented original research and creative projects at the college's 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Day on April 12.
The President's Award for Leadership recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at the University at Albany. Recipients demonstrate a variety of accomplishments including extraordinary leadership, service, academic achievement, and involvement within the University community.
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.
Congratulations to the newest Spartans! Castleton is excited to welcome the following students who have recently registered for the fall 2016 semester!