HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Farmers’ Harvest Festival
Continues For Second Day
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Two-day fest continues today, featuring live performances, music, family activities to celebrate the seasons bounty. Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival
FALL FEST – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Explore the environmental campus this True Blue weekend. Includes apple cider making, cob oven bread baking, hay rides, live music, opportunity to do the ropes course (closed toe shoes required). Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4064 or visit www.hartwick.edu/alumni-and-friends/true-blue-weekend/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2-day fest featuring live performances, music, family activities to celebrate the seasons bounty. Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
TRIBUTE – 8 p.m. One of Nations top Eagles tribute band ‘The Eagles Experience’ presents evening of Eagles greatest hits & fun. General Admission, $20. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
2,000 FRESHMEN DUE IN ONEONTA
By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.ALLOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Some 2,000 freshman were returning here Wednesday, Aug. 21, arriving the same day at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College.
That’s 1,525 at SUNY and 425 at Hartwick.
But arriving students are already looking beyond settling in.
For instance, as part of their orientation this year, SUNY Oneonta students have to learn to think fast. “Fast O,” that is.
“The ‘Fast O’ is the athletic logo,” said Kim MacLeod, SUNY Oneonta associate director of communications. “Students in shirts with the ‘Fast O’ colors – white, red and black – will run out in the afternoon during the picnic and create a human ‘Fast O’.”
The picnic, part of SUNY’s Founders’ Day celebration on Thursday, Sept 4, celebrating the start of the college’s 130th anniversary year.
At Hartwick, the student body will be looking forward to the True Blue Weekend, its largest alumni-engagement event of the year, which is being moved up to mid-September instead of early October, three weeks earlier than usual. “It just worked out that the home game was happening earlier,” said David Lubell, Hartwick College’s media manager.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Three Days Gone. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
ONEONTA – Orthodox Church in America Archbishop Michael Dahulich will discuss a bishop’s role in teaching the faith at the annual Hartwick Seminary Summer Institute of Theology at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday at Hartwick College.
Bishop Dahulich will teach on “Wisdom from the Psalms,” part of the annual Institute of Theology underway this week.
Oneonta clergy offering classes this year include Father David Mickiewicz, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; Father Vasil Dubee, St Innocents Orthodox Church; The Rev. Cynthia Walton-Leavitt, Red Door Presbyterian; Cindy Korb, retired teacher and missionary, and Carmel Sperti, Director of Faith Formation, St Mary’s.
ONEONTA – Of the Class of 2019 nursing students who graduated last month from Hartwick College, 80 percent of those employed upon graduation were hired by the site at which they completed their practicum.
In other words, if a Hartwick nursing student trained at a facility, they were more often hired there after graduation than elsewhere, the college said in a press release issued yesterday.
Newly minted Hartwick nurses were hired at facilities including:
Paul Lee Hobson Just Completed
$30M Plymouth State Campaign
ONEONTA – Paula Lee Hobson, who just completed a $30 million “Imagine a Way” fundraising campaign at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, has been named Hartwick College’s vice president for college advancement, President Margaret L. Drugovich announced today.
At Plymouth State, Hobson served as vice president for university advancement for five years. In all, she has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, and the private sector for an additional 15 years. The appointment begins effective Aug. 1.
Hobson takes over for Peg Luy, who has served in the position on an interim basis since January. Gregg Fort, who served four years in the post, is now with the Epilepsy Foundation Iowa.
At Hartwick’s Foreman
Irene Weinburg, Oneonta, above, enjoys an in-depth panoramic look into the workshops, offices and stages of Broadway in some of the 113 works in “Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain” by photographer Stephen Joseph now on display at Hartwick College’s Foreman Gallery. At right, Stephen Joseph, Hartwick President Margaret Drugovich and Sophie Richardson, Oneonta, enjoy conversation amidst the many images after the opening day crowds have died down. A 90-minute tour of the exhibit and lecture will be given at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, by Patrice Macaluso, retired SUNY Oneonta theater professor. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 9
EXHIBIT – 3 p.m. The exhibit, “Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain,” showcases Broadway productions in photographs by Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s members. Free. Anderson’s Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College. 1 Hartwick Dr, Oneonta, Info, www.oneontahistory.org.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Stephen Joseph’s elaborate “Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain,” photograph series got started right here in Oneonta.
“Ten years ago, I was having lunch with artist Julia Clay and I told her I would love to find a project based in New York City,” he said. “I live in California, but I wanted an excuse to come back here more often.”
Clay suggested he meet with Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, a Broadway set designer living in Treadwell. “I photographed her in her studio with all the models she built of the sets,” he said. “And that started the whole thing rolling.”
The show, which had a run at Lincoln Center in 2012, opens 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Hartwick College’s Foreman Gallery. “I’m psyched to have the show come to Oneonta,” he said. “A lot of people didn’t get to see it when it was in New York.”
For eight years, Joseph, son of painter Bunny and Howard Joseph, photographed costume designers, set builders, shoemakers, and other behind-the-scenes artists of Broadway shows including “Chicago,” “American Idiot,” “Hair,” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
“People know the actors, the dancers, the celebrities,” he said. “But I wanted to show the people who create the shows. People don’t recognize that everything on that stage has to be made.”