UUP Spring Party: Sunday, May 7, 2017: College Camp, Noon-4 PM

UUP will hold its traditional end of semester party on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from Noon— 4:00 PM at the College Camp, one of the area’s treasures. The gathering will start with a brief Chapter meeting at the College Camp lodge. The College Camp provides a spacious, inviting, and picturesque setting for our union party. The lodge at the Camp will allow us to have the party rain or shine.

Complimentary Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q lunch — with delicious food and beverages and all the fixings— will be served. Although the lodge has inside tables and chairs, outdoor enthusiasts may wish to bring chairs, blankets, folding tables, games, musical instruments, and sports equipment.

All those represented by the UUP bargaining unit and their families/significant others are most cordially welcome.

To facilitate food planning, a RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email  ONEUUP@oneonta.edu or leave a message on the UUP Oneonta voice mail at 436-2135 and provide your name, telephone number, and the number of family members/significant others, including yourself, who will attend.

                 Please call/email back if you are unable to keep your reservation.

Thanks to Special Events Director Loraine Tyler for doing a terrific job organizing this special gathering.

SUNY Oneonta at College Camp is located approximately 2 miles north of campus. To get there, take East St north from campus about 1.5-2 miles until you see a sign on your left announcing College Camp. The road to the camp is just past this sign on the left. Take the road through the white gate and all the way up the hill to the top. You will see observatory domes in a very large clearing, which tells are approaching the College Camp lodge . For a map, click here


Scantron Locations

ScanTron machines  are located in the following areas:

  • Milne Library (outside Help Desk area,  basement level – Open Library Hours; Check their website
  • Print Shop, Netzer Administration Building – Use Back Door – Open 8AM to 4PM
  • Communication Arts Department (B12), basement level of IRC – Open 8AM to 4PM
  • ALS workroom in Fitzelle – Open when ALS secretary is available.


Healthy Eating and Living Program (HELP!)

Please join us next Wednesday April 26th at noon in Morris Room 130 where we will have an open discussion about our challenges, experiences, recipes, etc. We will have the scale there for private weigh-ins for those of us that wish to do so. Also, some of you have indicated an interest in meeting weekly for support and exchange, so we will be talking about the logistics of that as well.

Community Heart Program The last chance for a heart screening including body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol profile is June 20th.  You must be registered ahead of time to participate but there are still several openings available. Please call Laura Emmett at x3114 to register or if you have questions.

Membership The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Committee is looking to fill a few vacancies. This group meets once per month and is responsible for planning EAP events, spreading the word about EAP, and being an ambassador for the Employee Assistance Program.  If interested please contact Laura Emmett at x3114.

Thank you for your support!

Laura Emmett, EAP Chair
Melissa Nicosia, EAP Coordinator

College at Oneonta Foundation Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity

At the 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Day event held on April 12th, student finalists selected in a first round of review of faculty sponsor nominations presented their research and creative activity projects to a panel of judges (three Faculty Emeriti). The five highest ranking undergraduate presenters, listed below, are recipients of the College at Oneonta Foundation Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity.

These student award recipients will make brief presentations of their projects at the final Oneonta Faculty Convivium luncheon of the year on Wednesday, April 26, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Otsego Grille. Limited seating is available, so make your reservation now if you wish to attend. To reserve a seat please call x2517 prior to April 24. Vegetarian meals are available.

Congratulations to these outstanding student scholars!

Jonathan Albert (Dietetics major) / Faculty Nominator: April Ford (English)
“Children of the Hills”

Lyndsey Farrar (Geology/Anthropology major) / Faculty Nominator: Leigh Fall (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
“How Does Body Size of Trilobites Change along a Water Depth Gradient in the Trenton Group (Middle Ordovician) of Central New York?”

Anna Graziosi (Computer Art major) / Faculty Nominator: June Tyler (Art)
“Ghost Stories”

Emilie Richard (Geology major) / Faculty Nominator: Keith Brunstad (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
“Environmental Baseline Study for Managed Sediment Release from the Lower Reservoir, Oneonta Creek, Oneonta, NY”

Tristin Tait (Biology major) / Faculty Nominator: Elizabeth Bastiaans (Biology)
“Variation in Dorsal Patterns among Populations in a Montane Mexican Lizard Species”

Team Mimi Relay for Life Results

Thanks to everyone who donated to Team Mimi for the Relay for Life, as a team we raised $2,451 this year!  Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta’s Colleges Against Cancer groups raised a total of $40,600 this year at Relay for Life.  Team Mimi thanks this group of dedicated students and the impact they make in the fight against cancer.

Special thanks to staff team members Moira Beach and her sister Sue; Ryan, Aimee and Emilyn Swan; Kathy Hewlett and two of her granddaughters;  and Nelson Wells; student team members Jonelle Reyes, Alyssa Mohammed, Kelsey Supple, and Jamore Felton.


UUP Professionals Meeting: Wednesday, April 26, Noon, Le Café, Morris Complex

UUP will hold a Professionals luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at Noon in Le Café, Morris Complex, featuring a panel discussion by UUP Professionals.

The following UUPers will speak about their experiences and perspectives as Professionals:

James Struble, Support Specialist Sicas Center;
Amy Benedict Director Career Development;
Terry Zimmer Director of Facilities Operations;
Danielle Tonner, Associate Director of the Office of Alumni Engagement

Audience questions and comments will follow.

Thanks to UUP Vice President for Professionals Jeri Anne Jerminario and Membership Development Officer Dave Lincoln for organizing  and moderating the Professional Program.

UUP Labor Relations Specialist Darryl Wood and Chapter President Bill Simons will be available during the discussion period and following the  programs as resources.

To facilitate luncheon planning, please RSVP Kerry at oneonta@uupmail.org. To facilitate luncheon planning, please RSVP Kerry at oneonta@uupmail.org or 436-2135.