Next UUP Coffee Social: Th., Dec. 14, 4-5:30 PM: Butternut Room, Hunt Union

Next UUP Coffee Social: Th., Dec. 14, 4-5:30 PM: Butternut Room, Hunt Union

Please join us for the next “UUP Coffee Social” on Thursday, December 14th in the Butternut Valley Room, Hunt Union, from 4-5:30 PM. During the grueling final exam week, all UUPers —Professionals, Academics, Adjunct/Contingents, Full-timers—could use a brief respite to recharge. UUP attendees will receive a Starbucks coupon redeemable for a beverage—and there will be a pastry tray. It’s ok to come late and leave early. This is an informal event without agenda or speeches. It is an opportunity to let UUP officers know what you are thinking and to dialogue and get questions answered amidst fellowship and refreshment.

Hunt Union Offers Study Areas

The Hunt Union is offering several private meeting rooms for finals week as open study areas.

They are located on the second level and are Catskill, Glimmerglass, and Leatherstocking.

Schedules are posted outside of these spaces.

All students, please feel free to occupy these rooms when they are available. Good luck on finals!

Payroll – Direct Deposit, Policies, and More

As the Fall semester is winding down, we in Payroll are already looking forward to the Spring Semester!

For our part-timers who will be returning:

Do you need to update your mailing address with us?
If you don’t already have direct deposit, would you like to sign up?
If you have direct deposit, do you want to “go green” and stop receiving a print copy? Click on the NYS Payroll Online Icon once you’re logged in here.
Do you typically work off campus and need your checks mailed?
For our Department Chairs and their administrative staff:

Have you reviewed our Paycheck Distribution Policy as of lately?
Does your department need to update their designated individual for receiving checks/stubs?
For those of you who employ students on campus:

Have you reviewed our handy Student Payroll Manual?
Are you familiar with SUNY’s Student Assistant Employment Policy?
Have a great holiday season and if you need us in the meantime please visit our website or call ext. 2504!

Tim Newton Conducts Albany Area All-State High School Chorus

On November 17-18, Tim Newton conducted the New York State School Music Association Zone 7 Area All-State High School Chorus, of 170 of the Capital Region’s best high school singers, representing more than 40 school districts. Newton led the chorus in eight hours of rehearsal and performed choral music from Mozambique, Zambia, Latvia, England and the US. Featured works included Jonathan Dove’s double chorus work, Ring Out, Wild Bells, and Eriks Esenvald’s Northern Lights that employs hand chimes and water glasses, a soloist, and an eight-part chorus. This was Tim’s third NYSSMA Area All-State High School Choral invitation, and was held at Saratoga Springs High School.

Associate Professor Tim Newton Appointed a Deputy Chorus Master of Philharmonia Chorus, London, in Fall 2017

Tim Newton, Associate Professor of Music, was appointed Deputy Chorus Master of London’s Philharmonia Chorus in August 2017. Upon the sudden indisposition of Berlin Chorus Master, Stefan Bevier, Newton rehearsed the Chorus in final rehearsals for two programs at Germany’s Rheingau Music Festival: a concert of thirteen English Romantic cathedral anthems at Wiesbaden’s Marktkirche on August 31, recorded by Deutschlandfunk for broadcast this fall; the concluding concert of the Festival on September 2 with the Hamburg Symphony performing Edward Elgar’s oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius, conducted by Deutsche Grammophon artist Paul McCreesh at the 12th-century Kloster Eberbach. Newton also formed and rehearsed a chamber chorus of 20 London professional voices that were featured in both concerts. With Maestro Bevier’s recovery, Newton ultimately served as Assistant Chorus Master during the Festival, and sang with the Chorus in both performances. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung hailed the Chorus as “Stars of the Evening” after the sold-out concluding performance.

On November 5th, Newton returned to London to deputize and perform with the Philharmonia Chorus for their 60th Anniversary Concert in a performance of William Walton’s epic Belshazzar’s Feast with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardiner (English National Opera and Bergen Symphony, Norway). The concert, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on November 28th, may be accessed at this link until the end of December: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gg41b. The Philharmonia Chorus consists of approximately 100 highly trained amateurs, music conservatory, and professional opera singers in London, with a roster of nearly 200 singers.

Milne Library Extended and 24-Hour Service for Final Exams

Milne Library Extended and 24-Hour Service for Final Exams
Sunday, December 10 – Friday, December 15 Open 12 Noon Sunday through 11 PM Friday
Saturday, December 16 Open 12 Noon through 11 PM
Sunday, December 17 – Tuesday, December 19 Open 12 Noon Sunday through 6 PM Tuesday

Milne Library Intersession Hours:
Wednesday, December 20 & Thursday, December 21 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, December 22 – Sunday, December 31 CLOSED
Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Saturday, January 13, 2018
· Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
· Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

MODIFIED schedule for DROP-IN PEER TUTORING

CADE’s peer tutoring program will follow a MODIFIED schedule for DROP-IN PEER TUTORING from Monday, December 11 through Monday, December 18. Check here for the schedule and the list of classes covered: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/cade/dropinscheduleFINALSWEEK.asp.
Students who receive appointment-based tutoring should work directly with their peer or professional tutors to set up any necessary appointments during finals week.