The United University Professions (UUP) Holiday Party will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Corey Union Function Room. The party, open to all UUP bargaining unit members, will feature food, drink and fellowship. UUP will recognize retiring colleagues at 5 p.m.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the annual musical spoof titled “SUNY WARS (Episode 29) The Empire State Strikes Back,” will be performed. The “intergalactic operetta” is inspired by the popular “Star Wars” films. The script and lyrics are by Thomas Hischak, Performing Arts Department, and his son Mark. Featuring music by Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg and Rudolf Friml, musical direction is provided by Donna Anderson, professor emeritus of performing arts.
This year’s cast includes faculty/staff members Judy Van Buskirk, Girish Bhat, William Sharp, Jeffrey Walkuski, Karen Zimmerman, Robert Spitzer, Sharon Steadman, Colleen Buchanan, Nancy Kane, Mark Cerosaletti, Donna Margine, Dawn Van Hall, Cindy Benton, Chris Xenakis, and Jo Schaffer.
For more information, contact the UUP Office at (607) 753-5991.