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2018 Midterm Elections

The 2018 Midterm Elections: Post Election Assessments Presentation

RSVP by 11/05/18

CCAL members and non-members are invited to attend a presentation given by longtime CCAL member and presenter Paul Scheele, former professor at SUNY Oneonta, and co-presenters, Prof. Laurel Elder from Hartwick College, and Prof. Richard Berberio from SUNY Oneonta. All three are political scientists.

The 2018 Midterm Elections: Post Election Assessments, sponsored by the SUNY Political Science Club, will be held on Friday, November 9 from 3 to 5 PM in Craven Lounge, Morris Hall on the SUNY Oneonta campus. The format of the class will include a 12-15 minute presentation from each of the facilitators and then questions and comments from the audience.

If you plan to attend, please e-mail Donna Behrendt at,  or call Joan Kollgaard at (607) 441-3283 by November 5 so that we have an idea of numbers to expect. Thank you.

Pick up catalogs

Winter / Spring 2019 Catalogs

2019 Winter Spring catalog COVER

Hi everyone!  If you couldn’t make it to the Annual Meeting on Sunday, we have your catalog available for pick up here in the CCAL Office at 31 Maple St.   Any catalogs not picked up by Thursday, October 25th at 4 pm will be mailed via US mail and you should receive them sometime next week.

Note that because of changes with the United Way, the hours the building is open are a bit more sporadic.  If you wish to pick up your catalog, we suggest you come to the office during our hours of operation:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30.


Teri Weigl

Center for Continuing Adult Learning
P.O. Box 546,
31 Maple St
Oneonta, NY   13820
Phone:  607-441-7370
Fax:  607-436-9682


Annual Meeting 2018


annual_meeting_2018.jpgThe 2019 Winter – Spring catalog will be distributed.  Please join us for light refreshments and hear the facilitators describe their upcoming courses. 

Bring a friend who might be interested in joining CCAL.

Open to the public – everyone is welcome!





SUNY Oneonta Parking Change

How to correctly request a parking permit from SUNY Oneonta

Click HERE to see a sample parking permit request for SUNY Oneonta. Please take a look at it in order to complete correctly.  Also, please note the following:

  1. If you go to the office personally, you will need to present your car registration at the Parking Office in Alumni Hall on the SUNY Oneonta campus. If you mail it, you must include a copy of your car registration with the request form.
  2. Your parking sticker will be valid until August 31, 2018
  3. You will be able to park in the commuter parking lots on campus.
  4. If you choose to mail in the form, this is the mailing address:

NYS University Police Department
Parking & Traffic Office
SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820





CCAL Awarded $20,000 Grant


Senator James Seward secured a Special Legislative Grant through the NY State Education Department for CCAL.  Initiated by President Alice Cannistra’s inquiry to the Senator’s office regarding available funding for adult education programs, the $20,000 windfall was far beyond any expectations.

Alice was surprised and delighted to learn of the generous funding “which will help enhance our ability to expand CCAL’s offerings”.  Senator Seward announced the grant at CCAL’s Annual Meeting on October 16th in Morris Hall and The Daily Star wrote an article about CCAL in its October 18th edition.

A Grants Advisory Committee has been formed to gather ideas for the disbursement of these funds and to oversee all financial aspects included in the process.  Committee members are Treasurer Olive Crews, Secretary Lillian Mathisen, Denise Brandow, Lori Wolverton and President Alice Cannistra.

Any creative suggestions regarding the utilization of this funding can be directed to any committee member.

Holiday Open House


Pictures from Christmas Party 2016


All CCAL members are cordially invited to celebrate the holiday season at our first ever Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 11th from 2-4 p.m. at Rowe House. 

Join us for a celebration of friendship, camaraderie and seasonal joy. A variety of tasty goodies will be served.  Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the fun!