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. The 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.


Extended Library Hours for End of Spring Semester

Extended Library Hours begin Monday, May 1st.
Finals begin Thursday, May 4th and end Wednesday, May 10th.

Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5                         Open 8 AM Monday through 11 PM Friday

Saturday, May 6                                                     Open 12 Noon through 11:00 PM

Sunday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 10               Open 12 Noon Sunday through 6 PM Wednesday

Starna essay to appear in Teaching Social Studies

William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, has the essay “Practicing History and the Social Sciences at the New York State Education Department” accepted for publication in the July issue of the online journal Teaching Social Studies. The essay is a critical analysis of the State Education Department’s approach to and development of curriculum materials in the Social Studies and English Language Arts provided to schools and teachers throughout the state.


Kashique Robinson presents poster at annual meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Recent Anthropology and Biology graduate, Kashique Robinson, presented a poster at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans. Her poster, “Are metacarpals handy indicators of sex? The applicability of metacarpal metrics in sex determination” was part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as part of a general session.


Tracy Betsinger presents poster at American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting

Tracy Betsinger, Anthropology, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA. The poster, “Urbanization’s Impact: Health and Survivorship Patterns in Medieval Poland,” explored the utility of using skeletal markers of stress as well as paleodemographic analysis in assessing whether urbanization negatively affected the health of an historic population.

UUP to host Liberty Mutual & BJ’s Wholesale Club representatives

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance representative Mark Lipka will be in the UUP Office, 105 IRC, on May 1st from 11 am- 1 pm.  Please stop by and see if Mark can help you save some money with Liberty Mutual’s discounted UUP Member rates.  Mark will be providing some light refreshments.


  • BJ’s Wholesale Club representative Tina VanBuren will be in the UUP Office, 105 IRC, on May 3rd  from 11 am- 1 pm.  Please stop by renew or acquire your first time membership at UUP’s discounted member rate: Annual membership fee for UUP members is only $37.50 ($35 +NYS sales tax) that’s a $15 savings off the $50 annual membership fee PLUS you will receive a bonus month making your membership 13 months.  To receive this discount you must sign up through the UUP office it will not be available at your local BJ’s Club.