The United University Professions (UUP) Holiday Party will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 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 Poppins' Flying Circus" will be performed. The spoof lampoons both the Disney film "Mary Poppins" and the British television show "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The book and lyrics are by Tom Hischak, Performing Arts Department, and his son Mark Hischak. The 40-minute production will include music from the film by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman and musical direction by Donna Anderson, professor emeritus of performing arts.
The cast will include the following faculty and staff members: Cindy Benton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department; Girish Bhat, History Department; Colleen Buchanan, Physical Education Department; Mark Cerosaletti, International Communications and Culture Department; Tom Fuchs, Physical Education Department; Cindy and Kevin Halpin, Performing Arts Department; Nancy Kane, Performing Arts Department; Donna Margine, Registrar's Office; Jo Schaffer, Art and Art History Department; William Sharp, History Department; Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department; Sharon Steadman, Sociology/Anthropology Department; Judith Van Buskirk, History Department; Dawn Van Hall, Library; Chris Xenakis, Political Science Department; and Karen Zimmerman, Performing Arts Department.
For more information, contact the UUP Office at (607) 753-5991.