Alumni Field House


Drago Honored At Veteran’s Concert

10TH DIVISION BAND PLAYS HERE Dean Of Oneonta WWII Vets, Drago Honored At Concert Gene Schmidt, organizer of this afternoon’s 10th Mountain Division Jazz Band concert, shakes hand with World War II veteran Tony Drago, Oneonta, after Drago was honored with a surprise mayoral proclamation preceding this afternoon’s performance in the SUNY Alumni Field House. At 97, Drago is among the city’s oldest surviving veterans.  At right, soloist Sgt. Michelle Dykes, stationed Fort Drum near Watertown,  sings while accompanied by…


Symphony Sets Fundraising Record!

AL RUBIN WINS COMPETITION CSO Conductor Contest Raises Record $46,321 Al Rubin, president, A&D Transport Services, which provides taxi and medical transport services in Central New York and the Southern Tier, took the honor of leading the The Catskill Symphony Orchestra in ‘Stars And Stripes Forever’ during this year’s Guest Conductor Competition at the SUNY Alumni Field House this evening. At right, Libby Cudmore, Managing Editor of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and, challenged the audience to help her…


Mills Distinguished Lecture Hosts Author Bryan Stevenson

Include ‘Poor, Excluded,’ Mills’ Lecturer Exhorts Bryan Stevenson, above, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” presents this year’s Mills Distinguished Lecture at the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Field House this evening. Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson spoke on ways the audience might go about changing the world. “Our capacity to change our world is waiting for us with the poor and excluded.” he said. “We cannot get to where we want to go if we…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Lecture By Author ‘Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice & Redemption’ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presenting this years Mills Distinguished Lecture, Bryan Stevenson is author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” describing the early years of Stevenson’s legal practice after founding Equal Justice Initiative to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children and the injustice he and his clients encountered in our Justice system. Free, open…


Margot Lee Shetterly

Author Margot Lee Shetterly: ‘Look For Your Hidden Figures’ Above, Neil and Linda Riddell, Oneonta, sit enraptured as they and the rest of the audience listen to Margot Lee Shetterly, right, whose “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Us Win the Space Race,” became a hit movie this summer.  She was the guest lecturer at the 2017 Mills Distinguished Lecture at the Alumni Field House this evening. Shetterly spoke on…