Our first full Chapter meeting of the fall term is coming up fast. Please join us in Thatcher Hall on 9-18 from 3;30 – 5:30 for food drink and discussion.

John Cote’

Acting President

Drescher Program Deadlines

The attached document provides the deadlines for the Drescher Leave Program for the rest of the contract period. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, since I serve on the joint Labor-Management Committee associated with this program.


Drescher Program Deadlines

Laura Rhoads

Chapter Meeting and Luncheon: Note Date is May 9th!

Join us on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 12:00 in the second floor dining room of Thatcher Hall for an end of semester chapter meeting and luncheon. In addition, we will recognize all of our Potsdam students who have submitted their applications for the UUP Scholarship for the 2014 program. Please RSVP to or call X3177.

Chapter Meeting February 14th

There will be a chapter meeting this Friday, February 14th, from 12:00-1:30PM in Thatcher Hall, 2nd floor dining area. Jamie Dangler, statewide Vice President for Academics, will be our special guest. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the meeting. Jamie will be talking about Open SUNY and Teacher Education, and a chapter budget for 2014-15 will be presented for approval by the membership.

VPA Jamie Dangler

The draft of the chapter budget can be downloaded as an excel file: UUP Budget 2014-2015

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

I hope everyone is off to a great start in this new year! There will be more announcements shortly but mark your calendars for February 14th, 2014, from 12:00-1:30PM in Thatcher Hall, 2nd floor dining area, for a chapter meeting and luncheon. Please RSVP to or call our chapter office at X3177 to sign up. We will provide updates on the UUP legislative agenda, changes to teacher education programs, contract language, and local chapter issues.


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Laura Rhoads, Potsdam UUP Chapter President

Potsdam UUP Chapter Meeting November 14th, 2013

Fred Kowal addresses a group at the Fall Delegate Assembly.

Fred Kowal addresses a group at the Fall Delegate Assembly.

Please join us in welcoming our statewide officers from UUP on Thursday, November 14th from 4:00-6:00PM in Raymond Hall 8th floor conference room! President Fred Kowal, along with other officers, will be providing updates on the contract, budget, Seamless Transfer, and legislative outreach activities. Potsdam chapter officers will be present to talk about campus issues.

Come with your questions and concerns- we want to hear from you!

Light refreshments will be available.

UUP Awards Scholarships to Four Students

A quartet of top-class SUNY students from SUNY Potsdam, Binghamton University, SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Farmingdale are the recipients of the 2013 UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships. From left are Max Fogel, a junior at Potsdam majoring in business administration and communications; Rebecca Lang, a junior at Binghamton majoring in actuarial mathematics and economics; UUP President Fred Kowal; Emily Mandel, a Geneseo junior majoring in special education and urban studies; and Sarina Turbendian, a Farmingdale senior majoring in professional communications and English.

UUP Scholarship winners include Potsdam undergraduate Max Fogel.

UUP Scholarship winners include Potsdam undergraduate Max Fogel.


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