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C.A.B. Recreational Facilities’ incentive to join
Take advantage of the C.A.B.’s annual New Year New You promotion through Jan. 31. During this no cost-no obligation trial period, all members of the Upstate community can work out at C.A.B.’s Recreation Center that offers group fitness classes; a pool; cardio, cybex, and free weight rooms; a gym; sauna; and more. Individuals who become new C.A.B. members (not a C.A.B. member in the past two years) during the promotional period will receive a 13-month membership for the cost of on their annual individual or family membership when signed up before the close of business on Jan. 31. C.A.B. membership benefits include full facility access and special discount offers on travel and ticket programs sponsored by the Campus Activities Governing Board and the Office of Campus Activities. Individuals interested in joining the C.A.B. Recreational Center must do so in-person at the C.A.B. Information Center with their valid Upstate ID. For more information, call 315-464-8860.
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Pediatric Trauma Series session three is Jan. 18
Wendy Evers Gordon,PhD, clinical professor of Psychiatry, and Eric MacMaster, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present You Asked for It (Session Three): Communicating Effectively with Medically Traumatized Children and Their Families Thursday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in 9405 A/B at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The session is targeted to pediatric nurses and inter-professional staff interested in increasing their knowledge about what hospitalized children and their families both want and need, and how to effectively communicate with pediatric patientsand their parents. Registration is not required. 1.0 nursingcontact hour will be awarded by the ICNE, and Contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu or 464-9443.
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2018 Heart Walk team captains needed
Team Upstate is looking for motivated individuals to serve as team captains for the 2018 American Heart Association Heart Walk, to be held April 21 at OCC, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Team captains coordinate their department’s participation in the event. Team Upstate has been one of the top Heart Walk teams for the past 20 years due in large part to the efforts of its team captains. A kickoff lunch will be held for Heart Walk team captains Thursday, Jan. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at a location to be announced. To become a team captain or for more information, contact Becca Pesci, pescir@upstate.edu.
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Nominations sought for Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Services
Nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 2. The award, created by The State University, recognizes classified employees represented by CSEA, PEF and PBA of NYS for excellence and superior service. Recipients receive a personal certificate of recognition and a Chancellor’s Excellence Medallion. Visit Human Resources for the guidelines, nomination form and more information. Nominations are welcome from any member of the Upstate community. Awards will be presented in September at Upstate’s Fall Faculty Convocation. Send nominations to Megan Chase, Human Resources-OTD, 417 Jacobsen Hall or by email at chasem@upstate.edu.
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Flu shots available to Upstate community
Upstate’s flu shot clinics are open to anyone with an Upstate ID. Visit Flu Clinics for up–to-date information on flu and for the clinic schedule.
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Blood drive is Jan. 18, 19
Upstate’s Blood Drive at Downtown Campus will be held Thursday, Jan.18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750. All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Appointments may be made by contacting Linda Underwood, 315-464-6755, underwol@upstate.edu.
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Center for Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club is Jan. 19
Anthony Weiss, MD, MBA, Upstate chief medical officer and associate dean for clinical affairs, will present Smart Homes, Private Homes: An Empirical Study of Technology Researchers’ Perception of Ethical Issues in Developing Smart-Home Health Technologies Friday, Jan. 19 at noon in 2509 Setnor Academic Building. To receive a copy of this month’s article, email Kathy Szczech at szczechk@upstate.edu. Upcoming Journal Club meetings will be held Feb. 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11.
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Father/Daughter Valentine Ball is Feb. 6
The Upstate Foundation’s 16th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Ball (girls aged three and up) will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art and Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The event includes raffles, balloons, photos, special gifts, DJs, dancing and more. The cost is $55 per couple. Advanced registration is required with the price increasing after Jan. 26. For reservation information or to be a sponsor, call 315-464-4416 or visit Foundation.
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Submission deadline for Gold Standard Award nominations is Feb. 9
The deadline for nominations for Gold Standard Awards is Feb. 9. The awards honor faculty who are dedicated and enthusiastic about their work and who live the values of Upstate by exemplifying innovation, respect, service, integrity and embracing diversity. The awards will be presented March 20 at the annual Celebration of the Faculty. For more information on submitting a nomination, contact Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu
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