New York Lt. Gov. Hochul to speak at Upstate on new state budget April 12
The Upstate community is invited to attend a presentation of the New York State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget by New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium, 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The Lt. Governor’s budget presentation at Upstate is one of several being planned throughout the state. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.

Monday Mile walks are held every week
Monday Mile walks are held every Monday at noon in the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. For indoor walking trails, visit For more information go to Monday Mile.

Coffee With the CEO is April 11
Please join Upstate University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, DO, MBA, for a brief presentation, coffee and conversation. RSVP to confirm attendance here:
—Thursday, April 11
7 to 8 a.m., 1 to 2 to p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. All sessions take place in the Upstate Cancer Center Atrium.

Graduation for clinical pastoral education chaplain interns is April 11
The Upstate community is invited to attend the graduation service for Upstate’s clinical pastoral education chaplain interns April 11 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. For more information, email Rev. Terry Culbertson at

Radiation Oncology visiting professor lecture is April 11

Matthew Poppe, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah, will present Short Course Radiation and Breast Reconstruction Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 a.m. in the Upstate Cancer Center conference rooms C1076 A/B/C. For more information, email Anglika Klapputh at

Retirement reception for Scott Macfarlane is April 12
A retirement reception for Scott Macfarlane will be held Friday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Doust Board Room, 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Macfarlane, director of Research Technology and Commercialization in Research Administration, retires after nearly eight years of service. The Upstate community is welcome to attend.

Downtown Campus Blood Drive is April 11, 12
A campus blood drive will be held April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at Downtown Campus. To make an appointment, email or call 315-464-6755.

Lori’s Gifts Downtown to host Employee Appreciation Event April 11, 12
Lori’s Gifts at Downtown Campus will show appreciate for Upstate employees April 11 and 12. All guests will receive $5 off every $25 spent, and store hours will run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.

Donate Life’s National Blue and Green Day is April 12
Wear blue and green April 12 in honor of National Organ Donation Awareness Month, gather your coworkers, and take a photo. To be included in the photo contest, submissions must be received by April 15. To submit a photo, email a JPG to

Relay for Life is April 13
Join Team Upstate and the Upstate Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer at Syracuse University’s Relay for Life April 13. The first 50 people to sign up by March 31 will receive a free Team Upstate T-shirt. Relay for Life events raise money for the American Cancer Society to support cancer patients, survivors and their families, and to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer. To join Upstate’s team, visit For more information, email Katie Schumacher at

Health Science Library introduces new system for electronic resources April 15
Beginning April 15, Upstate’s Health Sciences Library will use OpenAthens for accessing all library journals, ebooks, and databases. For more information on the launch, visit  For more information on using OpenAthens, visit  Questions? Email Devin Kerr at

International Students Association to host 13th annual International Festival April 19
The International Students Association will host the 13th annual International Festivalcelebration Friday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The event will showcase diversity at Upstate with a variety of performances from different cultures and food from various cuisines. There will be prizes for best ethnic attire. If you would like to perform at the event or cook a dish from your country please contact Sumana at The event is free and open to the Upstate community.

Leadership Development Program applications due April 19

The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations offers two sessions of the 2019 Leadership Development Program for employees in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Unit. The program is designed for Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services employees, grade 23 and above, who are in supervisory and managerial roles. The Leadership Development Program is designed to provide participants with the key skills to better lead and manage in New York state government. The program includes a half-day orientation, seven full training days, and a half-day for follow-up and graduation. Applications are due April 19; classes begin in June. For information and an application, email Holly Haines McCurdy at

Kick Butts Day will be celebrated on Earth Day April 22
Tobacco Free Task Force will celebrate the third annual Kick Butts Day Monday, April 22 at noon at Upstate Cancer Center and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Community Campus. For more information, email Theresa Hankin at

On My Own Time seeks artwork from Upstate employees and retirees
On My Own Time is now accepting artwork from Upstate employees and retirees. Artwork will be displayed from May 15 through September in the cafeteria at Community Campus, the Health Sciences Library at Downtown Campus, and Upstate Cancer Center. Selected works will be on display at the Everson. Details and registration forms are available online at  Paper forms are available in Human Resources at Community Campus or the service desk at the Health Sciences Library at Downtown Campus. Registration closes May 13. For more information, email Olivia Tsistinas at

Registration for the J. P. Morgan Corporate Challenge has started
Registration is open for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile run or walk at Onondaga Lake Parkway to be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6:45 p.m.; photos at 6 p.m. Race registration closes May 1 or earlier if the race capacity is met. Participants must be actively employed and paid by Upstate Medical University for a minimum of 25 hours per week (verified by Payroll Status) for at least three months prior to race day, and must be 18 year of age or older. Register online at:

Paper Product Drive for Vera House seeks donated items
Public Health and Preventive Medicine will hold a Paper Product Drive for Vera House now through April 12. Donations sought include: paper plates, bowls, cups, tissues, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, napkins, plastic utensils, and storage bags. A collection box is located at 2261 Weiskotten Hall. For more information, email Alyssa Indelicato at The drive is a part of Upstate’s celebration of National Public Health Week.

Memorial Mass cards are available at Upstate
Memorial Mass cards are available and support the Father Al Bebel Spiritual Care Fund. To receive a card, call the Center for Spiritual Care at 315-464-4687 or the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-7853.

Save-the-Date: Employee Recognition Day is June 27
Employee Recognition Day will be held Thursday, June 27 at the OnCenter. A list of honorees and detailed event information will be forthcoming.