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February 18, 2013

Educator Barbara Burns Madeloni to Lecture

4:15PM 6:00PM

“Jamming the Machine: Education for Democracy not Corporatocracy” by educator Barbara Burns Madeloni, a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College. She is a senior lecturer in the Teacher Education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton she went on to earn her doctorate of psychology from the University of Denver. She is best known for her work as a grass-roots campaigner and organizer against corporate intervention in American education. Madeloni came into the national spotlight when she and her students refused to take part in the pilot program of the Teacher Performance Assessment tool, created by Pearson, Inc. Since then she has railed against the influence of large corporations in schools. She is featured on At the Chalk Face, a blog and radio station focused on education reform. Madeloni sparked a campaign, titled Can’t Be Neutral, which is committed to democratic education with less influence by big business. FREE Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

4-H Veterinary and Animal Science Exploration (V.A

The 4-H Veterinary and Animal Science Exploration (V.A.S.E.) program provides opportunities for youth to develop life-long skills while exploring the science behind the pets and animals in their lives. This program, designed for youth in grades 3-5, will give youth the ability to identify different breeds of animals, interpret an animal’s behavior, describe the different roles of animals, recognize the need for specific nutrients in feeds, understand the purpose and function of body systems, make your home safe for pets, and explain what veterinarians do while describing the tools they use. The two day program will take place at the Oneida County Extension Office in Oriskany on Monday, February 18th from 8:30 a.m. to noon. On Tuesday, February 19th the program will be held in Herkimer County at the Herkimer Veterinary Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Some transportation for youth may be necessary as tours of two veterinary clinics (Herkimer Veterinary Clinic and New Hartford Animal Hospital) have been organized. Youth will have the opportunity first hand to watch a veterinarian in action! Cost of the program is $15 for youth enrolled in 4-H and $20 for youth not enrolled in 4-H. To register go to or call Kristi Cranwell at 736-3394, Ext. 122 or email For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and the 4-H youth program visit our website at

Benefit For Rich Carney

Benefit for Rich Carney @ The DeCarlo Staffo Post ,Loomis St ,Little Falls @ 1p-6pm. Come and show your support to Rich and his family, Raffles, Silent Auction,Bake Sale,50/50. Lots of Food, DJ Entertainment