Important UUP contract meeting July 23

UUP Contract Meeting with Negotiations Team: Monday, July 23, 3 p.m., IRC Lecture Hall 2

There will be an important UUP meeting on Monday, July 23 at 3 PM in IRC Lecture Hall 2 to discuss the tentative contract. The UUP Negotiations Team will explain the provisions of the contract and procedures for the vote on ratification Attendees are encouraged to pose questions and comments to the Negotiations Team. This meeting is open to—and limited to—members of the UUP bargaining unit. For questions about the meeting, contact

Planning for 2018 Pride Conference continues

Save the date! October 12 and 13, 2018

The SUNY Pride Conference Committee cordially invites students, community members, resource professionals, junior and senior faculty, and administrators to submit proposals for our upcoming conference theme, Pride Without Borders: Sharing Our Stories Beyond the Rainbow. This conference is meant to highlight and celebrate LGBTQIA+ experiences through fostered dialogue across academic and/or practical experiences, disciplinary foci, and institutional perspectives, as well as provide support and resources to those that attend.

Today’s students entering college come with new attitudes and understandings around gender and sexuality. Despite the progress made in different areas of policy, education, and pop culture, there’s still a lot of work to be done in order to give the best support and education to students in a nation full of uncertainty. To this effect, this year’s theme serves to provide an avenue for different voices to be heard and allow for greater representation of individuals who are so often silenced.

The SUNY Pride Conference Committee is also excited to announce an addition to our presentations this year: a Professional Track, where current professionals and educators that work with and serve the LGBTQIA+ community (e.g. teachers [K-12], professors, administrators, staff members, counselors, community leaders, advisors, etc.) can share research, trends, and best practices for supporting students in the community and beyond. Please note on the submission form if you would like your presentation to count towards the Professional Track. Students will not be able to attend presentations/workshops in the Professional Track.

Students presenters should seek guidance from a faculty or staff member at their home institution. The faculty or staff member should mentor the students through the process of writing the conference proposal, organizing a presentation on a specific theme, and presenting their scholarship to an audience.

SUNY Pride Learning Outcomes

Conference participants will be able to:

  • Identify multiple aspects of diversity, including the ongoing development of identity and creating an inclusive community.
  • Explore and analyze current trends and issues that LGBTQIA+ college students face.
  • Create a network of student leaders and professionals.
  • Explore impactful approaches to diversity, inclusion, and wellness through a local and global lens.

Below are some areas of potential interest that fit in this year’s theme and learning outcomes:

  • Invisibility of LGBTQIA+ Identities
  • Legacy of Intersectionality and/or Globalization
  • Marginalization and Resilience
  • Implications of Public Policy for LGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Heteronormativity/Homonormativity
  • LGBTQIA+ Transnational and Translocal Activism
  • Post-Colonial and De-Colonial Narratives
  • LGBTQIA+ Mental Health and Wellness
  • Global LGBTQIA+ Experiences
  • Political Climate and Impacts
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Allyship and Intervention
  • Acts of Resistance and Healing
  • Embodied Research and Teaching
  • Cultural Queerness
  • Non-normative Genders and Sexualities
  • Violence against LGBTQIA+ Bodies

To submit a proposal, please complete the form here. Submissions are due by Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

More information will be coming soon, so please check back throughout the summer for updates! Updates will include registration details, lodging information, Keynote announcements, CEU information, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Phelps, Chair of the SUNY Pride Conference Committee, at

UUP Luncheon Meeting scheduled for June 26 at Waterfront

UUP will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at noon in the Waterfront Café, Hunt Union. The meeting is open to all of those represented by UUP.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court Janus decision on public sector unions and specifically the impact on UUP. In addition, during the second part of the meeting, attendees will break into groups organized by departments, buildings, or areas, to discuss concerns specific to their situation.

Please RSVP at and provide your name and Professional/Academic department or area, as well as building.

Munchkin All-Sport Camp set for July 30 – August 2

The 22nd Annual Munchkin All-Sport Camp is scheduled for Monday, July 30 – Thursday, August 2, with options of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12, the cost is $60 per camper for the shorter day or $90 per camper for the longer day. Soccer, tennis, basketball, kickball, t-ball, track and volleyball will be offered.  All participants will receive a T-shirt. Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the Alumni Field House on SUNY Oneonta’s campus. All proceeds benefit the SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer Team. For further information and camp brochure contact Liz McGrail, Soccer Coach at x3474 or

Invitation to Keynote Address: Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball

Members of the SUNY Oneonta community are invited to attend the keynote address of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The Symposium, now in its 30th year, is co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, will deliver this year’s Symposium keynote address on Wednesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in the Grandstand Theater at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the position of Librarian of Congress.

To reserve a seat, please contact Bill Simons, symposium co-director, at William.Simons@Oneonta.Edu. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

Given Cooperstown parking and picking up an attendee badge in the Library of the Hall of Fame, early arrival is recommended.

CSRC to present Senior Service Awards

You are cordially invited to join our seniors in recognition for volunteering for 350 hours or more. Our recognition ceremony will be held May 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Alumni Hall Theater.

Our senior class has 589 seniors who have logged in 60,517 hours of service in their four years with us! Please join us and show your support.