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 Oneonta@uupmail.org and provide your name and Professional/Academic department or area, as well as building.

Bill Simons, Nancy Cannon participate in Cooperstown Symposium

William Simons, professor of history, and Nancy Cannon, technology librarian emeritus, both participated in the 30th annual edition of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. An academic conference co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the 2018 Symposium took place at the Hall of Fame  in Cooperstown, New York, from May 30-June 1, 2018.

Ms. Cannon moderated presentations on The Giamatti Bench: A Conversation Piece by Mark Aronson (Yale University) and The American Industrial Revolution and the Professionalization of Baseball and Art: “Something new starts every day” by Virginia Skinner-Linnenberg (Nazareth College) and Daniel Linnenberg (University of Rochester). Dr. Simons served as symposium co-director.

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 liz.mcgrail@oneonta.edu.

Faculty and staff work together to connect with alumni, friends

The Division of College Advancement thanks Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education professor Brian Beitzel for his work building connections with SUNY Oneonta alumni and friends during his sabbatical last academic year. During that time, Beitzel presented his research at conferences in Hawaii, Dubai, Vienna, Bangkok, Dublin and Athens – and, when possible, visited Red Dragons to talk about the work of the college. Beitzel’s work with Advancement, he said, “helped build a mutual understanding of what each part of the college does. The more we can understand each other’s goals, the more we can work together.”

Beitzel recently received an American Council on Education fellowship, where he will spend a year on a different college campus and learn about the administrative side of higher education.