Art Exhibit Notecards
Notecards from the Alumni Art Exhibit 2003 are now available.
Rose Frierman, MASS ’90
Julia Hilbrandt, BFA ’90
Rachel Kennedy, BA ’98
Jennifer Kibel, BFA ’93
Evelyn Busch Klie, BFA ’87
Mary J. Mack, MBA ’97
Danette Matteo, BFA ’98
Christine Rudnick, BA ’72
Purchase a set of eight beautiful notecards for $10. All proceeds
go to the Binghamton University Art Museum.
Enclose a check payable to the Binghamton University Art Museum.
Mail to: Art Museum, PO Box 6000, Binghamton University, Binghamton,
New York 13902-6000.
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|Pamela Sargent ’69 has published Thumbprints
(Golden Gryphon Press, 2004).
|Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz ’75 has published
Rolling in Ditches With Shamans: Jamie De Angulo and the
Professionalization of American Anthropology (Critical Studies
in the History of Anthropology Series) (University of Nebraska
|Wayne Coffey ’76 has published The
Boys of Winter (Crown, 2005).
|Bruce A. Grossman ’80 has published
Workplace Politics: A Practical Guide for Making Your Experience
at Work More Positive, Productive and Pleasant (Xlibris
|David Schultz ’80, MA ’86 has
published Lights, Camera, Campaign! Media, Politics and
Political Advertising (Peter Lang Publishing, 2004).
|Daril Bentley ’81 has published In
That Other Life: And Other Poems (Llumina Press, 2004).
|Paul J. Contino ’82 has co-edited and
co-introduced with Susan Felch Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling
for Faith (Rethinking Theory) (Northwestern University
|Jef Czekaj ’91 has published Grampa
& Julie: Shark Hunters (Top Shelf Productions, 2004).
|Stephanie B. Lockshin ’91, PhD ’94;
Jennifer Gillis ’99, MA ’02; and
Raymond Romanczyk have published Defying Autism: Keeping
Your Sanity and Taking Control (Drl Books Inc, 2004).
|Krishendu Ray ’95, PhD ’00 has
published The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories
in Bengali American Households (Temple University Press,
Association Travel Program
University Alumni Association and Department of Theatre present
The Art of the
Actor -- London
January 6-14, 2006
Join faculty escorts Tom Kremer, professor of theater, and his wife,
Carol Hanscom, adjunct lecturer in theater, both professional actors
and directors whose work has been seen at The Oxford Playhouse,
England; The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; the Edinburgh
Festival Fringe, Scotland; and many prestigious theater companies
in New York City and throughout America.
Travel to London for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the world
• Enjoy two London theater performances
• Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon for a tour and a Shakespearean
• Tour the National Theater, the Globe Theater and Southwark
• Join in expert-led group discussions with working British
Also . . .
• Experience a splendid introduction to the city with an escorted
• Enjoy a full buffet breakfast daily
• Explore the city with time on your own for shopping, touring
and visiting the London sites
Alumni Association tours are open to all members of the University
community, their immediate families, relatives and friends.
Space is strictly limited! Reserve your space by June 30, 2005.
For more information about this tour, contact Tom Kremer at 607-777-2456
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel program off to a great start
The inaugural travel program sponsored by the Binghamton University
Alumni Association was an unqualified success. That’s the
consensus opinion, reports University adjunct lecturer Carol Hanscom
who, along with husband Tom Kremer, professor in the Theatre Department,
were the tour leaders. They led a group of "congenial, adventurous,
smart, fun-loving, theater-loving people" on the tour, "London
Theater and the Art of Adaptation." It turned into an unbeatable
way to spend the second week
In addition to taking in four theater performances and participating
in informed and lively after-dinner discussions -- including one
held in a private dining room at The George Inn that dates back
to 1540, participants got insider looks at the Royal National Theatre
and the reconstructed Globe Theatre, courtesy of backstage tours.
Any visit to the British Museum, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
is memorable, but the group’s tours were enhanced by lively
guides who contributed little-known and sometimes funky information
Participants had plenty of time to go their own ways, too. Their
choices represent an eclectic array of interests: the Tower of London;
Roman excavations in The City; walking tours of Dickens’ London,
Oscar Wilde haunts and a Jack The Ripper walk; a journey to Greenwich
to see the Cutty Sark; palaces; high teas; shopping at Harrod’s;
and pub crawling.
"All of us left wanting more," says Hanscom. And you can’t
get a better review than that.
October 21, 22 and 23
Did you miss the fun at Homecoming 2004? Don’t miss out for
Homecoming 2005. Be part of the fun, get involved now in planning
your special reunion. It’s as easy as contacting the Alumni
Office at 607-777-2431 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The following groups and classes will be celebrating special reunions
• Class of 1955 … 50th
• Classes of 1964-66 … 40th
• Class of 1975 … 30th
• Class of 1980 … 25th
• Class of 1995 … 10th
• Class of 2000 … Fifth
• Women’s Soccer … 20th
• Women’s Tennis … 35th
• Men’s Soccer … 45th
• Men’s Cross Country … 55th
• Pipe Dream … 35th
• High Hopes … 35th
• Student Association Leaders … First reunion on campus
• Residential Life Staff … Second reunion on campus
All alumni are welcome!
Homecoming is an opportunity to greet old friends, reminisce about
the Binghamton of yesteryear and see Binghamton of 2005 -- up close
and personal. Why not contact three people you’d like to see
again and make plans to meet at Homecoming? If you need contact
information, visit our online alumni directory at www.bconnectalumni.binghamton.edu.
High Hopes Reunion
Alumni, let the Alumni Office know who you are so we can notify
you about plans for our 35th reunion.
Homecoming Weekend 2005 Highlights
Alumni Art Exhibit 2005 and Opening Reception
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
AEPhi Greek God
Art Museum Workshops for Children
Brain Train Parade
Black Student Union Fashion Show
Broadway Comes to Binghamton
Dine in your old residence hall
Lectures presented by alumni all weekend long
3rd Annual Student Variety ShowAlumni Art Exhibition 2005
Alumni are encouraged to participate in the Alumni Art Exhibit during
Homecoming. This exhibit recognizes the creativity of Binghamton
alumni by displaying their artwork in the newly renovated Art Museum
on campus. There is no entry fee. All entries must be postmarked
by June 15, 2005. The opening reception for the exhibit will be
on Homecoming Friday. For a copy of the prospectus and entry forms,
please visit homecoming.binghamton.edu/artshow.
Department of Theatre Alumni Reunion
The Department of Theatre is organizing a reunion within a reunion
during Homecoming. It’s been a while since the last organized
get-together and with an enthusiastic push from Orestes
Mihaly ’85, we are gathering names now in order to
reach as many people as possible. The goal is to contact those alumni
who were involved in theater productions, majors, minors -- anyone
and everyone who’s bonded to the Theatre Department over the
For alumni who graduated in 1980 through 1985, please send your
name and e-mail address to OMihaly@prg.com.
Orestes is compiling a reunion list for those years and also a list
of ideas for reunion events.
All other RSVPs, suggestions or inquiries may be sent to Elaine
Kelly, marketing and promotions coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni have gathered in many different places for many different
reasons in the past few months . . .
In Chicago Alumni gathered at Connie’s Restaurant with Alumni
Director Richard Heck and Assistant Athletic Director Tom Brush
to talk about forming an alumni network in Chicago.
Binghamton vs. Syracuse Alumni cheered on the men’s basketball
team at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse with an alumni bus trip, hosted
by alumnus Jerry McLain ’59.
Binghamton at FIU (Florida International University) More than 80
alumni and friends of the University gathered to cheer on the Bearcats
as they took on Ohio University in the Florida Tournament.
SUNY Alumni of Atlanta Event Ninety attendees representing 20 SUNY
schools came together in Atlanta to reminisce about their college
days in New York state.
In an annual holiday tradition, more than 100 SEHD alumni attended
a performance of Cabaret at the Anderson Center and a reception
at which Dean Rose officially announced the retirement of long-time
Associate Dean Theodore W. "Ted" Rector.
For more than 30 years, Ted Rector has been a steady and guiding
hand for SEHD. On the occasion of his retirement in August 2005,
a new scholarship fund is being established in Ted’s honor
to assist SEHD students.
You may make a gift to the Theodore W. "Ted" Rector Scholarship
Fund online at giveto.binghamton.edu. For more information, please
contact the SEHD dean’s office, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY
13902-6000 or by phone at 607-777-2631.
the 2005 Binghamton University Alumni Directory
The Binghamton University Alumni Directory project is underway.
If you have not already been contacted by e-mail or received a postcard
in the mail, you can expect to receive a call from
Publishing Concepts soon.
To be distributed late 2005, the directory includes home, business
and e-mail information and more, all cross-referenced by class year,
degree, geographic location and profession.
Available only to alumni, the directory may be purchased as a printed
volume or as a CD-ROM. Use the powerful search-engine features on
the CD-ROM to locate lost acquaintances quickly and easily. Expand
your network to include professionals you don’t already know
but who share a Binghamton connection with you.
To place an order, or to update your information in the directory,
please call our publisher toll-free at 1-800-982-1589 (CST). Only
those copies that are ordered now will be printed, so don’t
the real DJ please stand up?
From: Peter Bort ’80
The guy in the foreground pulling out the vinyl record from its
sleeve is me (in the days when hair was plentiful.) Gerry Martire
is sitting at the console studying the liner notes of a really good
jazz album. It’s Gerry’s jazz show on WHRW in the fall
of 1978. I am his apprentice and it is one of the few moments I
am not back in the library rooting around for a request.
There were a bunch of us from Johnson Hall who were involved with
HRW. Steve Fogel’s handle was the Reverend Blakely St. Throop
(named after the exit on I-80). Mitch Jaffe had a show. Mike Goldsmith
had a show (he apprenticed for Matt Beck and the two later became
roommates who were known for hording giant quantities of vinyl.
In those days we would spend more bread on vinyl than bread. Also
in our circle were Steve Morris (last known to be in Silicon Valley),
Erik "The Captain" Eisen (who has since tripped off to
other pastures not of this world, via Haight-Ashbury), Eric Lilienthal
(known for his appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire),
and the perennial keeper of the flame at HRW, Ron Drumm. Mike L’Ecyuer
transferred to Geneseo to be with the love of his life, Dale, and
carried the late night gonzo radio passion with him.
Gerry Martire is a much-loved DJ on Q104 and WAXQ, Mike Goldsmith
is successful music biz lawyer and last I knew Eric Lilienthal is
still working in television. The rest of us are in psychology (Mitch
Jaffe), corporate world (Steve Fogel), energy conservation (Mike
L’Ecuyer) and law practice (me).
From: Jim (Landy) Carlsen-Landy, BA ’83, MS ’85
The photo of "WHRW Fall 1978" on page 22 of the Winter
2005 Journal definitely brings back some memories, since I’m
fairly sure that’s me standing in the foreground, Jim
(Landy) Carlsen-Landy, BA ’83, MS ’85. In those
days I was better known on the air as Sydney Oquaga, late-late-night
jazz (and related topics) DJ.
I’m not positive, but the guy at the console is probably Peter
Shapiro ’76, and the face behind me is most likely
Matt Beck ’81, ’84. Whether the clock
says 4:20 a.m. or p.m. is anyone’s guess. You could have found
the three of us in the studio any day, any time during those years.
The angle and reflections in the photo indicate that it was taken
from the old newsroom, which was separated from the engineering
booth by double-pane soundproof glass. Well, mostly soundproof,
depending on how loud we had the monitors cranked up in the booth.
Bev (Carlsen) Carlsen-Landy ’75, ’80 and I
will celebrate our 25th anniversary in August. We have four terrific
sons: Kris, Jeff, Erik and David, and have been living near Dallas
I’m still sporadically in touch with Peter and I heard recently
from fellow Looghamite Steve Fogel ’83, both
living in NYC. I would love to hear from other WHRW alumni from
that era at JimCL42@alumni. binghamton.edu.
From: Alan Weiner, PhD ’77
I recently received my Winter 2005 edition of the Binghamton Alumni
Journal and was shocked to see what looked like a picture of me
in the Alumni Happenings section on page 22 in the WHRW studio.
I showed it to my wife who also immediately insisted that it was
me. I was still a bit skeptical until I received a call from one
of my old Binghamton friends who was calling to tell me she saw
my picture in the Alumni Happenings. So at least I know I’m
not imaging it. But here is the problem -- I graduated Binghamton
in 1977 and the picture says fall of 1978. Are you sure of your
date? If so, I have a doppelganger somewhere in the world. The other
mystery is why I’d be standing in the radio station studio.
I didn’t work there and have only vague memories of ever walking
in there. But then again, the Campus Pub was only a few steps down
the hall from there, so I’m not surprised if it’s a
I’d be really interested to know if anybody else lays claim
to being the person in the picture. But I doubt it -- I know my
nose anywhere. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
Remembering a sunny day
CIW photo (used in Winter ’05 issue):
"Liz Collins has a great memory. Sue Numann and Kathy Monahan
were in the CIW picture. Her memory of our degrees and where we
are from was also correct. I don’t know anyone else in the
picture either. Kathy and I were best friends but I have somehow
lost touch with her. Does anyone know where she is? The last time
I saw her was at her wedding."
-- Sue Numann Layman ’80
A football pick
Football photo (used in Fall ’04 issue):
"My guess is that picture is more like 1972 than it is 1978.
Co-ed football was a popular intramural sport in those years, and
I’d swear that Susan Cassuto is the dark-haired woman with
the light-colored top in the middle of the picture. I could be wrong
though, so I would be interested in knowing if anyone else placed
this more accurately."
-- Ken Rogers ’74, 4-year Newingite
helps people to see."-- Berenice Abbott, photographer
For a decade, Evangelos Dousmanis has been helping people to see
Binghamton University. . . its faces and places, its triumphs and
tragedies, its special events and daily life.
A just-published portfolio, Binghamton University: Shaping an Image,
The Photography of Evangelos Dousmanis, captures the breadth of
From the time Van was hired in January 1995 to fill the newly created
position of University photographer, the campus has seen unprecedented
growth and change in its physical landscape, academic and research
mission, national stature and community connections. Van has recorded
it all, defining in the process our images and our memories.
This eloquent portfolio shares them. It will take you to places
and events well remembered or when we could not go. It connects
us to each other.
"During my years at Binghamton University, I found through
my camera a microcosm of our culture that I tried faithfully to
capture with all its complexities and dreams. Digital imaging has
replaced the smell of chemicals and the sound of running water,
but photography is still magic. And I hope this collection of photos
taken over the past 10 years will give readers the opportunity to
share some of the magic
I found at Binghamton University."
-- Van Dousmanis
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