Healthy forms of communication is topic of webinar March 26
The Employee Assistance Program is presenting the NYS Balance webinar, “Say what you mean the right way: healthy forms of communication,” Thursday, March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium, Weiskotten Hall (Note new location). The webinar will explore how to use communication to strengthen relationships, evaluate the effect of the communication and how to enhance mutual understanding. Register online at Training, keyword: NYS. For more information, call 464-5760.
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Free screening of The American Nurse: Healing America is March 26
Upstate’s College of Nursing is sponsoring a free, public screening of the film “The American Nurse: Healing America,” Thursday, March 26 in the ninth floor auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. A reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. with the screening to follow at 6 p.m. The American Nurse Project elevates the voice of nurses in this country by capturing their personal stories through photography and film.
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Lunch and Learn on weight management March 27
Michelle Stock will present “Why this time worked: A story sharing dialogue on weight management” Friday, March 27 at noon in E9405A Upstate University Hospital. Bring your lunch.
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Health Careers Open House is March 28
High school, college students and career changers can learn about health care career opportunities at Upstate’s free Health Careers Open House, Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Weiskotten Hall. In addition to offering an overview of Upstate’s health professions academic programs, the event will inform attendees of Upstate’s early admission programs for high school seniors and college freshmen. Registration is required. To register or for more details, visit  Open House.
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Itinerary for Team Upstate’s participation in Heart Walk
Team Upstate will participate in the Heart Walk Saturday, March 28 at the Gordon Student Center on the Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free on-site parking.
Race day schedule
• 8 a.m.: Heart healthy activities and registration
• Promptly at 9:25 a.m.: Team Upstate photo. Meet in the SRC arena on the track level near the stairs. The site is well marked with Team Upstate balloons and more than 600 Upstate participants.
• 9:30 a.m.: Opening and Survivor ceremonies.
* 10 a.m.: 5k Walk and Run- rain or shine.
For more information, contact Zanette Howe, 464-4263 or Stephanie DeJoseph, 464-4844 (Downtown Campus) or Beth Sellers, 492-5551 (Community Campus).
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Faculty Medical Education Journal Club R.S.V.P. due March 30
Thomas Poole, PhD, and Ann Botash, MD, will discuss the article, “Characterizing the effective, modern medical school lecture” by K.H. Vincent Lau, et al, at the meeting of the Faculty Medical Education Journal Club Monday, April 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Michele Henderson, or 464-1681 by March 30.
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Holy Week schedule
• Community Campus
Wednesday, April 1: Reading of the Passion according to Matthew, Holy Communion. 11:30 a.m. Meditation Room.
Thursday, April 2: Holy Hour (stop by for silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament). 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meditation Room.
Friday, April 3: Stop by for Silent Veneration of the Cross. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meditation Room.
Note: Sacred Scripture will be available on Thursday and Friday for personal reflection.
• Downtown Campus
Thursday, April 2: Holy Thursday Mass and Foot Washing, 4 p.m. Interfaith Chapel
Friday, April 3: Passion of the Christ Service, noon, Interfaith Chapel; Stations of the Cross, 4 p.m., Interfaith Chapel,
Saturday, April 4: Easter Vigil Mass. Celebrant: Fr. Ejike Innocent. 4 p.m. Interfaith Chapel.
Sunday, April 5: Ecumenical Easter Service. Celebrant: Rev. Terry Ruth Culbertson. 10:30 a.m. Interfaith Chapel; Easter Mass. Celebrant: Fr. Ejike Innocent. Noon. Interfaith Chapel.
Presented by the Center for Spiritual Care.
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Register by April 1 for Build Excellent Skills for Teaching (BEST)
Register by April 1 for The Academy of Upstate Educators’ BEST (Build Excellent Skills for Teaching) workshops. The workshops are of interest and relevance to the teaching of all types of learners, including students, residents, colleagues, and to the work of educators at all levels of experience. The workshops will be held Fridays, April 10 and April 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in 2507/2508 Setnor Academic Building. The four topics include how to: create a positive learning environment; actively engage the learner; provide effective feedback; and deliver an effective presentation. Refreshments will be provided. To register, contact Michele Henderson,, 464-1681.
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April 1 is deadline for 2015 President’s Awards and President’s Employee Recognition Awards nominations
Nominations for the 2015 President’s Awards are being accepted through April 1 for the following categories: Advancement of Affirmative Action, Excellence in Library Science, Excellence in Professional Service, Excellence in Faculty Service, Excellence and Leadership in Research, Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Clinical Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Voluntary Faculty. The awards will be presented at the Fall Faculty Convocation. Guidelines and nomination forms are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1166 Weiskotten Hall, 464-4520 or through
• Nominations for the President’s Employee Recognition Awards are being accepted through April 1. Information for the award and a nomination forms are available at Recognition. The six award categories are: Outstanding Diversity Contribution of the Year (Team); Community Service of the Year (Team and Individual); Team of the Year; Leader of the Year; and Employee of the Year. Awards will be presented at a June 16 ceremony. Faculty members are not eligible for individual awards; however, they may be included in team nominations.
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Public Health Week is April 5 to 10
Upstate celebrates National Public Health Week with special events April 5 to 10. For a complete schedule, visit Public Health Week. For more on the Central New York Master of Public Health program, visit CNYMPH.
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Coffee with the CEO is April 6
Reserve your spot for a cup of coffee and an informal chat with Upstate University Hospital CEO John McCabe, MD, Monday, April 6 at 8 a.m. in Upstate Cancer Center atrium. R.S.V.P. to
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Make an appointment to give blood, April 6, 7
Appointments to donate blood at Upstate’s Spring Blood Drive can be made Monday and Tuesday, April 6, 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the second floor lobby of Upstate’s Downtown Campus or by contacting Brenda Poehlman, or Linda Underwood, All donors will be entered in a drawing to receive a spring fling gardening supplies gift basket. First time donors will also receive a gift card, compliments of The Advocates for Upstate Medical University. The Spring Blood Drive will be held Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at the Downtown Campus.
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Scrub Sale, April 8, 9, 10
3RPN will sponsor its spring uniform sale with Bayberry Uniform with 10 percent of the proceeds to support 3RPN events. In addition, employees will receive a 10 percent discount. Orders will be taken for Upstate logo apparel and uniforms in Upstate colors. The sales will be held:
• Downtown Campus: Wednesday and Thursday, April 8, 9. 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Small Cafeteria.
• Community Campus: Friday, April 10. 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Room (across from cafeteria).
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Occupational therapy wellness information table April 15
In recognition of April as Occupational Therapy Month, Upstate’s occupational therapists will offer insight into their profession at an information table Wednesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor lobby (in front of gold elevators) at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Occupational therapists enable patients to participate in meaningful everyday activities, promoting independence, health and wellness.
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Zumba for a Cure is April 18
Upstate Foundation will present the fifth annual Zumba for a Cure to support the Christine Schoeck-Blakely Oarian Cancer Research Fund at the Upstate Cancer Center, Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cicero Family Sports Center, 5575 Meltzer Court, Cicero. The event includes basket raffles, vendors, chair massages, music, and refreshments. Special guest is internationally renowned Zumba instructor Jaime Farfan. Registration fee is $15. Register at the door from 12:30 to 1 p.m. or by visiting Zumba. For more information contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld, 464-4284,
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