Food and Nutrition students cook with Bugbee children

The children in the School Age Program at the Bugbee Children’s Center had a busy week during their February break from school. We packed in art projects, skating and laser tag at Interskate 88, fun activities at the AJ Read Science Discovery Center, swimming at Chase Pool and a movie with popcorn and hot chocolate.

The highlight of the week was the time spent with SUNY Oneonta’s Food and Nutrition Association in the Human Ecology building. The kids were given the awesome hands-on opportunity to make smoothies, hummus, cauliflower crust pizza and cookies. They learned about ingredients, recipes, nutrition, and trying new foods outside of their comfort zone. The SUNY students did a fantastic job of engaging all of the children through their organization, thoughtful menu choices, and kid-friendly tasks.  The children were also given recipes to share with their families. Thank you, students, for sharing your love of cooking with our kids!

Bugbee Children’s Center is the SUNY child care facility that serves children from 8 weeks to 5th grade. Please call us if you have any questions.  x2484


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UUP volunteers needed for Saturday’s Bread

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, UUP Oneonta will once again staff Saturday’s Bread, a community kitchen that dispenses hot meals and good cheer. Linda Drake will, as previously, coordinate our chapter’s participation in this worthwhile community service.  Although Saturday’s Bread is housed at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, the program is a non-denominational and humanitarian service open to all. To be part of the volunteer group at Saturday’s Bread on March 16, you must be willing to work from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. As we need an exact list of the names and numbers of participants, please email Linda Drake at  to volunteer. When you contact Linda, please provide her with your full name, e-mail, and telephone number.

Kudos to Linda, the College at Oneonta’s Executive Director of the Center for Social Responsibility and UUP’s Director of Community Service, for continuing to facilitate the involvement of volunteers in a variety of benevolent enterprises. UUP Oneonta has participated in flood relief in our region, post-Katrina reconstruction in the Gulf, collection drives, Habitat for Humanity, and other volunteerism under Linda’s leadership. UUP is proud to staff this current Saturday’s Bread endeavor. Service is central to our union mission.

CASSC seeks enrichment instructors

The Catskill Area School Study Council is in search of instructors and course offerings for the 2019 Saturday Seminar Series. We are looking for enrichment courses in the following categories: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math); as well Yoga, Music Theater, Foreign Language, Literature/Writing, and History. We will also consider course proposals in other subject areas. Courses are for students in grade 3 through 12. We are in need of courses focused at the middle and high school level this year. This is a great opportunity to build your resume! The courses take place in a regular classroom on campus. Instructors must be able to work all four Saturdays, October 19, 26; November 2, and 9 from 8:30 – 11:30.

For an application please contact Jarrin Hayen, CASSC Assistant Coordinator via e-mail, 436-2533 or stop by the Study Council Office in 243 Fitzelle. Please check out our Facebook page for more information about the Study Council. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2019.

Milne Library hours for March recess

Milne Library March Recess:

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 10

·         Friday, March 1                                                                                        7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·         Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3                                                              CLOSED

·         Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8                                                    7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·         Saturday, March 9                                                                                      CLOSED

·         Sunday, March 10 (Dorms reopen at 1 PM)                                               6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

·         Monday, March 11 (Classes resume)                                           Resume Regular Hours



Milne Library Regular Semester Hours:


·         Monday – Thursday                                                                                   7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.

·         Friday                                                                                                         7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

·         Saturday                                                                                                      Noon – 9 p.m.

·         Sunday                                                                                                        Noon – 1 a.m.

Faculty workshop on 2019 Common Read

Faculty Common Read Workshop

The story of a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated discussion of identity and religion, Disgraced won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Jeff Equity Awards for Best New Play in 2012. Join colleagues to learn more about this text and how it can be utilized in your courses.

When: Monday, March 11, 3:00 – 4:30

Where: Morris Hall – Craven Lounge


Applications available for State/UUP JLMC Individual Development Awards

The State/UUP JLMC Individual Development Awards (IDA) Program is designed to support a variety of professional development projects or activities by assisting eligible employees to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement.

The maximum amount that can be awarded to an approved applicant is $1000. At this time, allocations are available for two (2) time periods. Employees may only be funded for one project or activity per time period.

First time period (“retroactive”): projects/activities that have already occurred from April 01, 2017 to July 01, 2018.  The deadline to submit applications for the “retroactive” period is March 29, 2019.

Second time period: projects/activities that have occurred or will occur from July 02, 2018 to July 01, 2019.  The deadline to submit applications for the second period is April 30, 2019.

For application and guidelines, visit

March 14 Convivium luncheon and program to cover “purposeful simulations”

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Thursday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. Brian Lowe, Professor of Sociology, will present a talk titled, Towards a Sociology of Purposeful Simulations: Building Plausible Realities for Societal Influence.”

AbstractBroadly defined, simulations have been created within human societies for thousands of years, for reasons varying from reenacting foundational myths and histories, as forms of entertainment, and for training and preparatory purposes. Purposeful simulations involve four elements: narratives, (mis)information, cultural artifacts and conflicts, and social and political apparatuses. Narratives are stories, scripts, characters, and scenarios that organize information and develop compelling interest. (Mis)information refers to data and evidence expressed within these simulations that vary in terms of validity, reliability and/or proportionality. Cultural artifacts and conflicts refer to how purposeful simulations are communication, and to the conflicts that they generally contribute to. Finally, social and political apparatuses refer to the social and/or political locations that these simulations influence and/or are influenced by. Together, these elements help account for how some simulations create discernible social and political change.

One category of these are purposeful simulations, the creation of which have accelerated and expanded in contemporary Western societies because they are more readily created and disseminated by social movements, within subcultures, and by other nonstate actors. Simulations are narratives created around possible future scenarios integral to the claims emerging from social movements, subcultures or other claimsmakers that potentially generate greater credulity and/or emotional resonance with audiences through making potential future outcomes more plausible. 

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to March 11.   Vegetarian meals are available.