Attention All Employees

New York State Law (NYSEL 3-110) States That:

If you do not have sufficient time outside your working hours to vote you  may take off up to 2 hours at the beginning or end of your shift, with pay, to allow you time to vote.

Sufficient time is defined as: Four consecutive hours either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of your working shift or between the end of your working shift and the closing of the polls.

You must notify your employer no more than 10 or not less than 2 days before the day of the election that you will take that time.

School of Economics & Business Faculty Seminar Series – November 2

Dr. Wilson Lin, Assistant Professor of Marketing, will make a presentation at the Fall 2016 School of Economics and Business Faculty Seminar Series. The title of Dr. Lin’s presentation is “Implicit Theory on Brand Role Preferences.”  The presentation is open to faculty, students, and the public. It will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, in Hunt Union, Butternut Valley Room.

Dr. Robert Compton, Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science, publishes review essay

Dr. Robert Compton, Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science, has published a review essay titled, “ Is there a link?  Japan’s internal cohesion and external conflict with neighbors,” in Regions & Cohesion, vol. 6, Issue 3, Winter 2016:  109-18.   The review essay examines Japan’s paradox:  internal harmony and isolation and external conflict created by the country’s political culture.  The essay examines this issue within the context of three books: Hira, K. & Warschauer, M. (2014). Japan: The paradox of Harmony, Yale University Press; Soysal, Y.N. (ed.) (2015). Transnational trajectories in East Asia: Nation, citizenship, and region, Routledge; and Park, B,G,, Hill, R.C., and Saito, A. (Eds.) (2012). Locating neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing spaces in developmental states, Wiley-Blackwell.

Gina Keel Presents Paper on Policy Strategies at International Food Studies Conference

Gina Keel (Political Science) presented “Shifting Venues, Shifting Narratives: Strategies of GM Labeling Combatants in the the Sixth International Conference on Food Studies at U.C. Berkeley on Oct. 12, 2016. The paper examined the successful effort by food and grocery industries to sponsor and win a weak federal GMO labeling law and thereby preempt state mandatory labeling laws achieved by food movement activists. The case examines venue shopping and framing strategies for policy change. The conference included scholars and practitioners from several countries in disciplines ranging from agricultural science to policy studies to the arts.


Hunt College Union HVAC Project

Since mid-October, preparation for the scheduled HVAC project in Hunt Union has been underway with asbestos abatement in the mechanical rooms.  Beginning November 7th, work will extend to public areas of the basement affecting meeting rooms, offices and corridors on and off through summer of 2017.

Between November 7-11, the work will start in the hallways causing disruptions from Damascene Book Cellar to and behind the offices of the Student Association.   The abatement work will occur during regular hours.   During this time, access to Damascene will be made through the Union Square which will serve as a by-pass; the Waterfront will also serve as a by-pass for deliveries from the rear service door.   Union Square, Susquehanna, and the Campus Ministry Office will be offline from November 7th until January 18  for abatement and other HVAC related work.

Between November 14 through the end of the month, work will occur in Damascene after business hours.  They will remain open during regular scheduled hours (pardon the appearance).

During the winter break, abatement will occur in the Student Association and staff will be relocated to room 220.  The Waterfront will be offline during this time.  The Student Association will reopen for business just prior to the start of the new semester.

During the summer of 2017 all meeting rooms in the basement will be offline and the Student Association will work out of 220.  The work will extend to the first and second floors during the summer of 2018.    We will have more information about the project as we near future phases.

Thank you-
Office of Student Life and Leadership @Hunt College Union
and the Office of Facilities