SUNY Oneonta is one of three schools featured in this month’s NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. Each story highlights a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event. The institution whose story has the highest number of votes on the 25th day of each month receives $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.
SUNY Oneonta raised $800 for the Special Olympics during its inaugural “Greek Life vs. Athletes Olympics” event on April 21. Teams of athletes and Greeks competed in events such as the three-legged race, potato sack races, Continue reading →
Jami Haynes sets off from her home in Central Bridge, NY, on Tuesday, May 28.
SUNY Oneonta senior Jami Haynes set off on a 4,200-mile, cross-country bike adventure today with the goal of raising awareness about the Harvest of Hope Foundation, an organization that provides emergency assistance to migrant workers and their families. Haynes, 21, accompanied by her boyfriend and sister, left early Tuesday morning from her home in Central Bridge, N.Y.
An avid runner and hiker, Haynes got the idea for the “Miles for Migrants” bike tour after Harvest of Hope founder and President Phil Kellerman visited one of her education classes, taught by Madeline Berry, this past semester. Her 20-year-old sister, Jena, signed on for the adventure, and then her boyfriend, Caleb Grippin, 23, joined the team.
“Painting the wall” is a longstanding tradition for students at SUNY Oneonta and neighboring Hartwick College. Throughout the year, students take turns painting the concrete wall on West Street, just below the Hartwick campus and a few blocks from the main SUNY Oneonta campus entrance, to advertise campus and community events. An enthusiastic group of SUNY Oneonta seniors painted the wall Thursday morning in celebration of the college’s 124th commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 18.
Watch a video of this year’s seniors at work after the jump.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Sal Paolantonio is a broadcaster, author, professor and family man. He is best known as a reporter for ESPN, focusing mainly on the NFL. Working out of Philadelphia, Paolantonio spends the majority of his time covering the Philadelphia Eagles and our home-state NY Giants and NY Jets.
Paolantonio will be delivering the commencement address at SUNY Oneonta’s Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony. He will be presented with the degree of honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the college’s 124th commencement, 26 years following his undergraduate graduation. Paolantonio graduated, cum laude, from SUNY Oneonta in 1977, earning a B.A. in history with a minor in English literature in just three years.
SUNY as a system maximizes the Energy Smart New York campaign every single day of the year; after all, 97% of the state’s population is within 20 miles of a SUNY campus. As an economic driver in New York State, SUNY capitalizes on the opportunity to profoundly affect New Yorkers by instating smart, and sometimes bold, environmental goals.
Today we focus on a recent national intercampus achievement and groundbreaking systemwide initiative that both focus on the environment. And to kick off our highlighting of SUNY’s eco-friendly push, our Generation SUNY team spoke to SUNY ESF faculty expert Dr. Elizabeth Folta on how SUNY students can maximize (or minimize!) their impact throughout the year with our brand-new video series, Interview With A. Check it out after the jump!