CGHK Environmental Lecture – this Wednesday – Plan to Attend

The 2017 Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kauffman (CGHK) Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication will be held on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. A dessert reception will follow. This year’s lecture entitled “THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WILDFLOWERS AND ANIMALS IN THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS” will be delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. David Inouye, Principal Investigator at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, CO. The author/co-author of over 100 publications, Dr. Inouye’s research interests include phenology in the context of climate change, pollination biology, plant demography, plant-ant mutualisms, and the behavior and ecology of bumblebees. He has worked at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for 47 years on long-term research projects about the flowering, pollination and demography of many species of wildflowers, and the bumble bees and hummingbirds that pollinate them. Climate change is affecting these species and their interactions, making this an interesting time to be studying the wildflowers meadows where they occur. Link here for a short video on Dr. Inouye’s work.

Established in 2000 with the generous support of Dr. William Kaufmann and his wife Virginia ’44, the CGHK lectureship, named to honor family members, is an endowed fund within the College at Oneonta Foundation. The purpose of this lectureship is to bring to the SUNY Oneonta campus international leaders in environmental thought and education to interact with students and faculty on campus, and to present a free public lecture open to the members of the community.

Additional information on the lecture series and this year’s speaker is available on the CGHK Lecture webpage.

EAP Blanket Making Campaign

The EAP Committee is happy to announce that we have received $500 in donations to date to put towards our blanket-making campaign. Once all donations are in, we will be purchasing kits to make and schedule a “Craft Day.”

In addition, the Catskill Area School Study Council sponsored an eighth grade leadership conference this week and the students who participated made approximately 20 blankets for our cause – so a big thanks to Suzanne Swantak-Furman, Executive Director, CASSC and her group for coordinating that project on our behalf.

If you liked to make a donation, make checks payable to OAS/EAP and send it to Laura Emmett, 200 Netzer.

UUP Complimentary Train Ride

UUP employees are invited to take a complimentary railroad trip on Saturday, November 4. The train will leave the red train platform in Cooperstown at 1 PM, travel to Milford, and return to Cooperstown at 3 PM. The union-building journey will feature camaraderie, scenic autumn views, and complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, beverages. The train will leave from the blue trolley parking lot on Linden. Turn right by the Community Bank/NYSEG substation as you enter Cooperstown on Rte. 28.
Each UUP member may bring one guest.
Space is limited on a first-come RSVP basis. To RSVP email or leave a phone voice-mail message at 436-2135 with your name, telephone number, email address, and name of your guest if you are bringing

Let’s get to know each other

Anyone that has used social media has most likely run across a post entitled “Friends, let’s get to know each other better!”, or “Let’s have fun and learn something we might not otherwise know about each other!”, or something similar to those two.

These posts go on to ask you to answer a question about yourself, or sometimes a series of question. Seems like harmless fun, if you’re in to that sort of thing, but look closer at the questions. Some may be harmless, but you may start to notice certain ones like:


  • In what city were you born?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What was the name of you first pet?
  • What street did you grow up on?
  • Where did you go to high school?


Any of these questions look familiar? They should. They’re often the questions banks and other institutions have you answer to help verify your identity when you log in, or if you need to reset your password. They’re now plastered on social media for all to see.

Skeptical of this threat? Check out this article to see just how real it is. A man compromised approximately 2,000 accounts by simply looking up information on users on social media sites.