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SUNY Oneonta inaugurated Dr. Barbara Jean Morris on Saturday, Oct. 5, 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.

In her inauguration address, President Barbara Jean Morris challenged those gathered to confront the obstacles that face rural America and the disappearing middle class for the sake of education, stating that it all starts with “we.”
SUNY Oneonta has chosen "Disgraced" by Ayad Akhtar as its Common Read book for 2019. As part of this honor, Akhtar will deliver the 2019 Mills Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Dewar Arena at the Alumni Field House. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
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 today.
One of SUNY Oneonta’s CAMP/EOP students, Catherin Flores Granados, had the experience of a lifetime this summer interning with the Office of State and Grantee Relations in Washington, D.C.

Catherin, a sophomore from Mountain Dale, NY, was one of six College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) students across the country selected to participate in the National HEP/CAMP Association Internship Program. During the eight-week paid internship, she worked with the director of the Office of Migrant Education and many other offices nearby in the Department of Education.
SUNY Oneonta will host a group exhibition featuring New York state indigenous peoples’ art in celebration of the inauguration of college President Barbara Jean Morris. “The Land on Which We Gather” is an exhibition of more than 40 works of art by eight different artists, featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache paintings; stone sculpture; photography; mixed-media sculpture; beadwork; and video. The exhibition will run from Sept. 3 to Oct. 18 in the college’s Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, located inside the Fine Arts Center.
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