Autism Activist to Speak at SUNY Oneonta

Dr. Temple Grandin, a leading advocate for the autistic community, will share her thoughts and experiences in the presentation “Connecting Animal Science and Autism” on Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. in SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni Field House.

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First Stop, Oneonta; Next Stop, World!

Spend your summer touring the European world of fashion at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Florence. Become fluent in Korean at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Get resume-worthy global communication experience during an internship in London. SUNY Oneonta offers summer, semester and academic-year study abroad and exchange programs in partnership with 15 universities. But the possibilities don’t end there! You’ll also have access to a variety of short-term international trips led by Oneonta faculty, and more than 1,000 study abroad programs available through the SUNY network.

SUNY Oneonta Inaugurates Dr. Barbara Jean Morris

SUNY Oneonta inaugurated Dr. Barbara Jean Morris today in a ceremony held at the Alumni Field House on campus. More than 100 delegates, faculty, staff, alumni and students processed from the top of campus, passing through the college pillars, before entering the Field House to commence the ceremony. This was a nod to the SUNY Oneonta tradition when new students pass through the two remaining pillars of Old Main, the college’s original building, to signify a new beginning.

SUNY Oneonta Among Top 10 Northeast Public Colleges

SUNY Oneonta is among the top 10 public schools in the Northeast, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings of “Best Colleges,” released Sept. 9. The U.S. News ranking is the latest in recent weeks recognizing SUNY Oneonta’s academic quality and value. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Forbes magazine and Kiplinger's Personal Finance also have included SUNY Oneonta in their latest rankings lists.

This is Oneonta

Whether they’re from a big city or a small town, students say they love the balance they’ve found in the Oneonta community.


When she was 6 years old, Jordan Glasser ’14 would spend hours helping her grandma transform hand-me-down clothes into dress-up costumes. She never imagined that, one day, she would be making a living turning visions of empire waists and princess seams into one-of-a-kind bridesmaid dresses.
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Adjunct Instructor Sean Scherer began exhibiting his paintings and drawings in New York City in 1989 while taking classes at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since then, he has added designer, collector, shopkeeper, author and instructor to his resume, has 13,000 followers on Instagram, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times (more than once), Country Living and Conde Nast Traveler.
My interest and majoring in Business Economics actually came from my interest in fashion. I grew up loving fashion and every aspect of it and coming to college I knew I wanted to study fashion. It was just deciding which aspect of it, and I decided I wanted to do more of the business side. So my dream job after SUNY Oneonta would definitely be working in some type of fashion corporate office in the city or working for a stylist or anything that the business aspect of fashion could provide me.
I chose Oneonta because the community and the students here seemed friendly. It seemed like a welcoming environment. They also had my major and it was far enough away from home, the Bronx, but close enough at the same time. The perfect distance.
My top experience was probably the tropical field biology course in Peru with one of my professors, Dr. Florian Reyda. We learned about conservation of the rainforest in the Andes Mountains and did many hikes and learned about our surroundings, including a lot of the animals and plant species that are there. There were 16 other students who went, and they felt like family by the end.
I love how friendly everyone is. Even if you're just at the dining hall, you could sit down and eat with anybody and they will befriend you. It’s not hard to make friends at all. My roommate and I met each other online through the class Facebook group, and we became really close.
I’ve gotten so much experience here that I’ll definitely be prepared to be a director someday if that’s what I end up doing. For Film Club, we shoot a lot of videos, and I got to help out with the audio and see if shots looked good … all the things that need to be done in a film production.
I've had opportunities to meet tons of people. College has definitely changed me immensely already. I was kind of shy before, so I didn't think that I would openly talk to as many people as I did. But, my first week, I was like a social butterfly!
I chose Oneonta because the first time I ever visited, the first moment I walked on campus, I felt like I was coming home. It was a weird feeling. It's the same feeling you get after you've been on a trip for like seven days and you walk back home and you're welcomed and you're happy to be there. That's the same feeling I got from coming on campus for the first time. And I thought, “I can't look at any other colleges. This is the one for me.”
My best experiences so far have really been the people and the connections that I made through EOP Summer Academy. When I got here in the fall, it was a really cool experience coming in and already knowing the campus really well and knowing a lot of people.
If you’ve ever wondered how to cook spaghetti inside a meatball or wanted to see a giant Cheetos mozzarella stick being made, SUNY Oneonta alumna Julia “Goolia,” Class of 2012, is your girl.
I was really nervous that when I was going to school that I would get really homesick and that I wouldn't have professors who were as personable as my high school teachers. And I was thankfully very wrong. I love my professors. I genuinely like going to all my classes, which is really good. And I didn't get homesick at all.

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