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UC History... A Timeline


[1940s] [1950s] [1960s] [1970s] [1980s] [1990s] [2000s]

1949


April 8

Karl Wernert calls the first meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) at UC. John Tallmadge elected first president.

Spring

Utica College adds Syracuse University upper-level courses to its two-year academic structure.

1947


December

The college drama group, the Gaslighters, presents the first UC play, Death Takes a Holiday, in the Village Theatre, New Hartford. Lucy Case directs the play.

November

Utica College organizes an Athletic Council. Athletic Director Henry Varhely launches golf, baseball, basketball, and tennis teams.

Summer

Dr. Ralph F. Strebel becomes the second dean of Utica College (second chief executive officer).

1946


October 7

First evening classes at Utica College begin.

September 16

Syracuse University announces opening of Utica College of Syracuse University at Oneida Square. Dr. Winton Tolles serves as the first dean of Utica College (first chief executive officer).

1942


Dr. Robert Willard of Syracuse University organizes and directs three University extension centers in Utica, Rome, and Herkimer.