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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-27-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Enjoy First Production Of SUNY
Oneonta Theater Department

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THEATER – 7:30 p.m. The SUNY Oneonta Theater department presents ‘Nord-Ost’ (North East) by Torsten Buchsteiner, with translation by David Tushingham. A play in 3 parts about the 57-hour hostage crisis in Moscow’s Dubrovka Theatre and it’s shocking conclusion as told by 3 women present for the action who find their lives and families forever altered. General admission, $5. Hamblin Arena, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-4500 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/theatre-department/season-shows

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-26-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Red Dragon Reading
Series Returns for 2022

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READING SERIES – 730 p.m. The Red Dragon Reading Series returns with a presentation from author Tom Fate. Fate is a professor emeritus at DuPage Univeristy with 30 years of teaching creative writing. He is the author of several works of creative non-fiction including “The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries,” a travel memoir (2022), “Cabin Fever,” a nature memoir, and “Steady and Trembling,” a spiritual memoir. Presentation is free, open to the public. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit suny.oneonta.edu/english/red-dragon-reading-series

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-22-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

History After Hours Begins
At Oneonta History Center

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HISTORY AFTER HOURS – 5 – 7 p.m. The whole family is invited for fun history activities. This month celebrate the areas harvest history. Activities will include a beer tasting (21+), a children’s story times, cornhusk doll making, and the chance to learn about hops and dairy farming in the Oneonta area. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory

FALL OCTET – Complete 8 of the activities featured on Otsego Outdoors and receive the Fall Octet patch and be listed in the challenge roster. Get out and connect with the natural world this season. Visit OtsegoOutdoors.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Oneonta History Center
presents ‘Town & Gown’ Exhibit

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EXHIBIT OPENING – Noon – 4 p.m. Celebrate opening of special exhibit ‘Town & Gown: SUNY Oneonta and the Local Community, Past and Present’ exploring SUNY Oneonta’s long history of partnership and collaboration with the Oneonta Community. Will be displayed thru 11/12. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory

Main Street and Lettis Highway Get Facelift

Main Street and Lettis
Highway Get Facelift

On Saturday, September 10, about a dozen SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick students joined several community volunteers in a long-overdue clean-up of the triangle at the intersection of Main Street and Lettis Highway in the City of Oneonta.

“The city’s lack of funds and staffing had put the maintenance of this entrance to Oneonta on a backburner,” Mark Drnek, Mayor of Oneonta, said. “But a local resident, Wendy Slicer, saw an opportunity to engage the community in an effort that would not only benefit the appearance of this important downtown plot, but also enlist the assistance of students from both colleges in collaboration.”

Fernleigh Foundation Provides Grant to SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station

Fernleigh Foundation Provides
Grant to SUNY Oneonta
Biological Field Station

Jane Forbes Clark, President of The Fernleigh Foundation, announced today that The Board of Directors has approved a $9,695 grant to SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station (BFS) to do twice a week testing on Otsego Lake to better monitor the effect of the recent Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs).

“It is important that science and data drive our decisions about the impact of the HABs,” said Miss Clark. “There is not a local organization better equipped to do that than the Biological Field Station.”

Dr. Willard “Bill” Harman, CLM, Distinguished Service Professor, Rufus J. Thayer Otsego Lake Research Chair, and Director, SUNY Oneonta BFS, explained that “the HABs typically start in deeper waters, deriving nutrients from the bottom muds, which have been deposited there annually for as long as the lake has been in existence, then visible blooms sometimes rise to the surface.

SUNY Oneonta Names New Chief of Police

SUNY Oneonta Names
New Chief of Police

Following a national search, SUNY Oneonta announces that Dirk R. Budd has accepted the role of Chief of Police for the college. His appointment begins Monday, August 15. Chief Budd takes the helm from Interim Chief William Henn, who served in the role for the past year. Henn will return to his role as Assistant Chief.

“I extend my gratitude to William. He has provided excellent leadership for the University Police Department” said President Alberto Cardelle. “I am pleased that our search for a new Chief has resulted in such a talented and experienced individual as Chief Budd.”

In Memoriam: Joseph L.G. Mone, 85 November 18, 1936 – July 12, 2022

In Memoriam

Joseph L.G. Mone, 85

November 18, 1936 – July 12, 2022

Joseph L.G. Mone

KNOXVILLE, TN – Joseph L.G. Mone will be sorely missed by his loving family and the many students and music communities he influenced and inspired over the years. Known to all as Joe, he was born in Suffern, NY on November 18, 1936. He attended Ithaca College for music education, and then stepped into a lifetime of music!

Joe was an accomplished musician. Playing upwards of 30 instruments, he was most known for drums, percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn, and woodwinds. He performed his entire life as a professional musician as well as being a formidable force as a music teacher. 

Column: Oneonta Through the Eyes of a Newcomer

Column by Rachel Frick Cardelle

Oneonta Through the
Eyes of a Newcomer

“And suddenly you know. It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Meister Eckhart

Throughout our lives, we can choose or have thrust upon us new beginnings. The past several years of a global pandemic, causing the shutting down and then slow reopening of our institutions and communities, has led to many of us ‘suddenly knowing’ it was time to start something new. I have been fortunate enough to find my new beginning here in Oneonta.

In September last year, we moved to Oneonta after my husband, Alberto, became SUNY O’s president. As a goodbye gift, a coworkers gave me a magnet with Eckhart’s quote on it. Reading it I was filled with gratitude and panic.

In Memoriam Dr. Charles C. Burnsworth, 91 June 27, 1931 – July 8, 2022

In Memoriam

Dr. Charles C. Burnsworth, 91

June 27, 1931 – July 8, 2022

ONEONTA – Dr.  Charles C. Burnsworth, Professor Emeritus of Music at SUNY Oneonta passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on July 8, 2022.  

Born on June 27, 1931, he was the son of Carl and Priscilla (Skerritt) Burnsworth of Niagara Falls. He married the former Carole Scranton of Schoharie on December 27, 1959.  Together, they were fortunate to be blessed with fifty-seven years of a wonderful marriage.  She died on July 2, 2016.

Dr. Burnsworth was a graduate of SUNY Fredonia, the University of Illinois and Boston University.  He also earned diplomas from San Diego State College and Westminster Choir College.  While serving in the Army, he was specially selected to attend the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C., from which he also earned a diploma.  While there, he was a paid member of the National Presbyterian Church Choir where President Eisenhower was a regular attendee.  While at Boston University, Dr. Burnsworth studied conducting with Richard Burgin, concert-master of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and he was also a student and performer under the famous choral conductor Robert Shaw, at both San Diego and at Westminster Choir College.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: American Heritage Concert with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra 05-14-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 14

American Heritage Concert with
the Catskill Symphony Orchestra

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SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their final concert of the season ‘American Heritage,’ celebrating American composers of the 20th century including Florence Price (Violin Concerto No. 1), Amy Beach (Gaelic Symphony), and George Whitefield Chadwick (Rip Van Winkle Overture) and will feature solo violinist Er-Gene Kahng. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $35/adult at the door. Alumni Field House, Dewar Arena, SUNY Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org

SUNY Oneonta music biz track matches science and art in music

SUNY Oneonta music biz track
matches science and art in music

Andris Balins, left, instructs students at SUNY Oneonta on the fine art of recording

[Editor’s note: We offer this story from a first-person perspective, as your correspondent participated in the classroom and recording sessions about which we write.]

Think of it as STEAM — Science, Technology, Engi-neering, Arts, and Math. All come together in Andris Balins’s Audio Arts Production class at SUNY Oneonta, a hands-on four-semester course taking students through what the class description calls “a more in-depth understanding of acoustics and sound design, as well as a modern theoretical approach to technology in the industry.”

Andris invited The Driftwoods — a band in which I play the drums — to the university’s recording studio in early April to give the class first-hand experience in setting microphones and instrument placement for a live band in a studio setting. It’s a process that doesn’t necessarily happen much these days in a recording industry dominated by laptops and computer-generated loops.

The class had two hours to set up and record our basic tracks and overdubs. Driftwoods leader and Advantage Maytag co-owner John Thompson selected Willie Nelson’s “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” for the evening’s track — a song we’d played enough to know we could give the students a basic track in one or two takes. The students collected sound levels for each of the instruments, settled in to a control room dominated by a massive mixing board and multiple computer screens, and off we went.

Two takes later, we were done — the band in the studio and John in the control room for his vocal and lead guitar; John and SUNY Oneonta Music Department chair Rob Roman followed up with overdubs, and the recording was done.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Theatrical Production of ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ 04-27-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Theatrical Production of
‘Once Upon A Mattress’

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THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy theatrical production of ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ featuring a hilarious spin on the princess and the pea fairytale. Cost, $5 for the general public, available online or at the box office 1 hour before the show. Presented by the Mask and Hammer Theater Club at the Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneontabulletin.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/theatre-department-mask-hammer-to-present-once-upon-a-mattress-performances/

BOOSTER CLINIC – 8:30 – 11 a.m. Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to get their first, second, third, or even fourth dose (for those that qualify) of the COVID-19 vaccine (J&J, Pfizer, & Moderna). Registration required. Bassett Medical Center Prime Care, 1 Atwell Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-4625 or visit www.bassett.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. SUNY Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

In Memoriam Cynthia J. McCarthy, 87 July 01, 1934 – April 08, 2022 

In Memoriam

Cynthia J. McCarthy, 87

July 01, 1934 – April 08, 2022

Cynthia J. McCarthy

ONEONTA – Cynthia Lorenz McCarthy, 87, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, April 8, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her home following a brief illness.

Cynthia was born July 1, 1934 in Lohrville, Iowa the daughter of Russell and Inez Lorenz.

Cynthia married Keith McCarthy on July 6, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, NY. Prior to Keith’s death in 2007, they had made their home in Oneonta for 47 years, where Cynthia continued to live until her passing.

At the age of nine Cynthia’s father, a superintendent of schools, passed away from diabetes. Cynthia and her mother, an art teacher, traveled extensively, eventually settling in Sharon Springs, NY. Cynthia graduated from Sharon Springs high school and then attended the State University College of Oneonta, majoring in education. Cynthia taught in both the North Tonawanda School District and the New Hartford School District. Cynthia returned to Oneonta to teach young children as part of the Bugbee Migrant Child Care Program. She concluded her teaching career at Center Street Elementary School, Oneonta, retiring in 1996. She was a dedicated teacher who will always be remembered by her students and colleagues.

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