ONEONTA – At his first “Town Hall,” Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky last evening asked a Shineman Chapel full of Hartwick College student for ideas, including what might keep them here after graduation, and they told him:
How about turning the Oneonta area into a beacon for renewable energy, asked Will May, a freshman from Pittsburgh. Referring to the Green New Deal, he said, “We should be proving it is possible.”
Ahead of opening his Oneonta office on Thursday, Feb. 7, Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19, met with members of Otsego County’s small business community at Hartwick College’s Shineman Chapel this afternoon. “I’m best equipped as your advocate when I have spoken to you” he told, seated from left, Michelle Catan, Small Business Development Center director; Jill Morgan-Meek, owner, Transitions Boutique; Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky, and developer Ed May. The discussion was hosted by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, and earlier that afternoon, Delgado spoke with the Leatherstocking Young Farmers. At right, Jason Tabor, Principal Financial Group of Cooperstown and President, Friends of Bassett, engages Delgado on his thoughts about solving the county’s housing crisis. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
While the term may bring art and poetry to mind, “liberal arts” encompasses literature, philosophy, mathematics, social sciences and, yes, physical sciences – chemistry, biology, physics.
Hartwick President Margaret L. Drugovich knows this, and knows that her college’s science programs prepare students to compete at the highest level.
Bringing a new pharmaceutical to market costs $1 billion and takes 15 years, said Dr. Alice C. Ceacareanu.
“And 15 more years to make the best use of it,” said the new director of Hartwick College’s first master’s degree program, in TBRM, Translational Biomedical Research Management.
Its goal is to prepare professionals to short that 30-year delay considerably, she said in an interview Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The college had announced the day before that the state Education Department had approved Hartwick’s first master’s degree program in its 222-year history.
Ceacareanu, an oncology pharmacist by training and president of ROAKETIN, Inc., a consulting firm, was already on Oyaron Hill, and the announcement said she would start work immediately.
Between now and September, when the 2019-20 academic year begins, she will be assembling the faculty, some from the college’s science departments, but also from around the nation and, possibly, the world.
ONEONTA – Hartwick College today announced it has received approval for its first-ever master’s degree: in Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM), training post-graduate students to take basic science and turn it into ideas aimed at advancing healthcare.
The state Education Department has approved the addition of this master of science program. It will be administered mostly online, and is slated to begin this fall.
The college also announced that Dr. Alice C. Ceacareanu has joined the college, effective immediately, as the TBRM program director.
“Every institution of higher education has the responsibility to assess, from time to time, how best to meet the needs of learners as they navigate emerging, expanding and maturing industries,” said Hartwick President Margaret L. Drugovich.
ONEONTA – Hartwick College generated an estimated $123 million in total economic impact on the Mohawk Valley region in 2017, according to the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities. More than $49 million was a result of direct spending by the institution, a new CICU study reported.
The survey results were part of a larger CICU study that examined the economic impact of its more than 100 member institutions statewide. Last year, these institutions added $88.8 billion to the state’s economy. Institutions in the Mohawk Valley region, including Hartwick, Hamilton College, Utica College and St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing, contributed $683 million.
PIANO CONCERT – 6 – 8 p.m. Sing-a-long to player piano performing holiday carols, other favorites. Includes seasonal refreshments. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
ONEONTA – Dr. William J. Ehmann will be Hartwick College’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs – the college’s top academic officer, President Margaret L. Drugovich announced this evening.
He succeeds Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, who is retiring after serving in the role for 10 years.
The appointment, effective July 1, 2019, concludes a four-month national search and brings Ehmann here from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., where he was also provost and vice president. As an academic, Ehmann is extensively published in the fields of biology and geology.
PAINTING CLASS – 6 – 8 p.m. 4 session class to learn to draw birds starting with posture, axis then builds to proportions. Bring your own materials. Cost, $95/non-member. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
ONEONTA – Al Miller, head coach of the Hartwick College men’s soccer in 1967-72 seasons who went on to coach at professional and Olympic levels, will receive the 2019 Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award at the U.S. Coaches Convention in January in Chicago, the college announced today.
Miller’s record of 64-12-3 still stands as the highest all-time winning percentage (.829) for any Hartwick soccer coach. He guided the squad to a 1970 NCAA Final Four appearance thanks to a 14-1 record, and earned induction into the Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail email@example.com.
NEW BERLIN – Sarah “Sally” Lidell, 93, a longtime NYCM employee who had trained at Hartwick College for the Cadet Nurse Corps, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2018, at Chase Nursing Home.
Sarah Frances Hardic Lidell was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Mehoopany, Pa., the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Robinson) Hardic. The family moved to Edmeston when Sally was 2. She graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1944 and enlisted in the Cadet Nurse Corps, training at Hartwick.
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4 p.m. “Massacres & Memories of the American Revolution: Stories from the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Hartwick College” presented by Chad Anderson, assistant visiting professor of history, Hartwick College. Village Ballroom, Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit libraries.4cls.org/cooperstown/upcoming-events/
HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshop festival features opportunity to learn skills with resident experts. Create bottle of fragrant waters & essences, crochet a snowflake coaster, discover cold-process soap making, print custom holiday cards, bake traditional holiday treats, or make a holiday gift broom. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Holiday-Workshop-Festival
NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES – 2 – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate “Native American Month” with Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan and elder JT Taylor of El Nu Abenaki tribe as they share culture, perspective through traditional stories, music, drumming. Free, open to public. SUNY College Camp, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. 607 435-3455 or visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/2842816