Calendar of events

February headerFree Aqua Boot Camp Class

Noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Recreation Center, EG pool

Yes, you can sweat in the pool! Take your exercise program up a notch with drills, station work and traditional aqua aerobics. Water is a great medium for cross training. Our instructors will promote cardio, muscular and flexibility development while using a variety of aquatic tools and toys. Give yourself the extra push to surpass your fitness goals. Swimming skills are not necessary and personal floatation devices are available for use if desired. Swimsuit required, bring your own towel. Campus Recreation offers this class free to faculty, staff and students through the University Center for Training and Development. Visit the UCTD website to pre-register. 


Binghamton University Blood Drive 

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in the WG-Lobby 

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, go online or sign up using your smart phone with the free Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text "BLOODAPP" to 90999 or download it from the App Store or the Google Play store today! Use sponsor code: BUBEARCATS.

All donors will receive a free $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card.

This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Athletics Department and the BU Zoo.


R U Green - A special edition of #GreenDayFriday

Noon Friday, Feb. 20

Help us kickoff National Nutrition Month with a Mindful Mile Walk. Meet in front of the UU clock tower to walk along the brain path. The walk will end at the MarketPlace where members of the campus community can enjoy specials at the various MarketPlace vendors. No registration is necessary. Prizes will be raffled! Additional details are coming soon.


What You Need to Know About End of Life Decisions: Hospice, Palliative Care and Advance Directives

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 in UUW 325; Presenter: UHS Palliative Care Team

When doctors face end of life decisions for themselves, they choose palliative care 3 times more often than the general public. Case matched patients who enroll in Hospice live 20% longer than patients who do not. Palliative Care patients almost universally rate their quality of life much higher than non-Palliative Care patients AND they consume only 40% of the medical resources of non-Palliative Care patients. Join us for a discussion on the acute care medical system, prolonging life and the American experience of death and dying. For more information about the Employee Assistance Program visit their website.


Mental Health Outreach Peer Educator (M-HOPE)

6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) in the Multipurpose Room C

The Mental Health Outreach office, an office within the University Counseling Center, is seeking outstanding students to join our Mental Health Outreach Peer Educator (M-HOPE) team for the 2015 academic year!

Do you know a student who is...

  • Passionate about mental health and wellness AND educating our campus community
  • Committed to an creating an AMAZING experience
  • Hardworking and willing to try new things
  • Relatable and would excel working with their peers?

The M-HOPE team will be hosting 2 Information Sessions where interested students can learn about the program and hear from our current M-HOPE Interns about their experiences.

Our information sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 3 at 6 PM in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) in the Multipurpose Room C. Any interested student should plan on attending – it promises to be informative, engaging, and interactive! This information can also be viewed in the flyer, attached to this email.

Should you have any questions, or if a student cannot make the information session but is interested, please do not hesitate to contact LeAnna Rice, Mental Health Outreach Coordinator at LRice@Binghamton.edu.


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Mental Health Outreach Peer Educator (M-HOPE)

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) in the Multipurpose Room C

The Mental Health Outreach office, an office within the University Counseling Center, is seeking outstanding students to join our Mental Health Outreach Peer Educator (M-HOPE) team for the 2015 academic year!

Do you know a student who is...

  • Passionate about mental health and wellness AND educating our campus community
  • Committed to an creating an AMAZING experience
  • Hardworking and willing to try new things
  • Relatable and would excel working with their peers?

The M-HOPE team will be hosting 2 Information Sessions where interested students can learn about the program and hear from our current M-HOPE Interns about their experiences.

Our information sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 3 at 6 PM in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) in the Multipurpose Room C. Any interested student should plan on attending – it promises to be informative, engaging, and interactive! This information can also be viewed in the flyer, attached to this email.

Should you have any questions, or if a student cannot make the information session but is interested, please do not hesitate to contact LeAnna Rice, Mental Health Outreach Coordinator at LRice@Binghamton.edu.


Free TRX Total Body Toning Class

Noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Recreation Center, EG FitSpace

New to FitSpace is the TRX Suspension Trainer! TRX suspension training is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. TRX suspension training benefits people of all fitness levels— from beginners to pro athletes to seniors. Join us is FitSpace to learn how to properly use this new piece of equipment, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise (workout clothes and sneakers). Class size is limited, so register early! Campus Recreation offers this class free to faculty, staff and students through the University Center for Training and Development. Visit the UCTD website to pre-register.


Shake Your Shamrocks Zumbathon

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the Mandela Room

$3 admission fee or non-perishable food or personal hygiene donation for Bear Necessities, the on-campus food pantry to support our students. Visit play.binghamton.com for details on the pantry and donations. Sponsored by Campus Recreation with support from the Dean of Students office, Chi Upsilon Sigma and Delta Epsilon Mu. 


Department of Health and Wellness Studies Information Session

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, March 20 in WG 36

Did you know that the Department of Health and Wellness Studies now offers a minor? Interested in learning more about it? Come visit us at our information session on Friday, March 20th!


Blowing Smoke: The Changing Face of Tobacco

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, March 20 in UU W324

Guest speakers include Sean McKitrick, PhD – VP of International Field Relations Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Sharon Fischer – Tobacco Control Coordinator Broome County Health Department, and Joel LaLone – Specialist in Tobacco Use Assessment Principal, Joel LaLone Consulting LLC.

Refreshments will be provided. More details to follow. To RSVP, email blowingsmokesymposium@gmail.com.


Ninth Annual John McKenna IV Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, March 21 at Recreation Park on Beethoven St. 

In memory of Captain John J. McKenna IV - Binghamton Crew Alumnus '98, United States Marine Corps Captain, New York State Police Officer, and Eagle Scout. Killed in Action on August 16, 2006 in Falluja, Iraq. 

Free shuttle leaves from Mohawk, CIW at 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Race day registration from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Fun Run available for children 12 and under.

Online registration available at www.runsignup.com. Registration forms are available online at www.binghamtoncrew.org/5K. Questions? Please contact mckenna5k@binghamtoncrew.org.  


Rape Aggression Defense Training

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 - Friday, March 27

The RAD instructors will be offering Rape Aggression Defense training to any female employee affiliated with the University. The class will be held March 24th through 27thbetween 4 and 7 pm (exact times not yet determined). If you are interested in the RAD class, please email Bonnie Hanna at bhanna@binghamton.edu.


Commit to B-Fit Health Fair 2015

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at the Recreation Center, EG

Come out to the 9th annual Health Fair sponsored by Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo and the Department of Campus Recreational Services. Explore the many campus and community resources available to enhance your well-being; enter to win raffle prizes and grab free giveaway; sample food and drink; enjoy a chair massage; participate in exercise sessions; and have a health screening. Join the initiative to make Binghamton a healthier campus but participating in this B-Healthy event. Find out more.


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Free Style Fitness

Noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in the Rec Center, EG pool

The fastest and most familiar of all four competitive swim strokes, Freestyle is a necessity for every swim enthusiast. This small group 1-hour clinic is designed for novice level swimmers looking to master basic stroke mechanics. It will also help intermediate to advanced level swimmers who need t o clean up their technique. By the end of class, you'll be swimming like a pro! Campus Recreation offers this class free to faculty, staff and students through the University Center for Training and Development. Visit the UCTD website to pre-register.

Ayurveda for Health 

Noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in UUW-324; Presented by Melissa Collins, ayurvedic yoga specialist 

Ayurveda is the science of life. It is a system for establishing health, preventing and curing disease by creating a lifestyle that follows the rhythms and cycles of nature. To live in balance, ayurveda employs diet, herbs, oils, yoga, meditation and breathing practices.

Gentle movement, self-massage and breathing practices will be introduced in this workshop.

All faculty, staff and retirees are welcome. To register, call 607-777-6382 or go online. For more information, contact Diane Campbell at 607-777-4411 or via e-mail. 

Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


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Hiking and Qigong

Noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 in the Nature Preserve

Explore the natural beauty of the Nature Preserve as we hike the terrain and then focus attention to our personal breathing and place in nature. Qigong — the ancient Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness to cultivate and balance chi, or "intrinsic life energy." Practice of Qigong involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with a slow repetition of fluid movements. Some people consider it an exercise, while others call it a meditation. Either way, Qigong is a great way to refocus and recharge. Meet in front of the Rec Center and bring your Binghamton University or Rec ID, a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Campus Recreation offers this class free to faculty, staff and students through the University Center for Training and Development. Visit the UCTD website to pre-register.


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Navigating the Tough Issues: EAP and Supervisory Training

10 a.m. - noon Wednesday, June 10 in UU 124; Presenter: The EAP Staff

If you are a new (or seasoned!) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance Program can assist you in with your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the EAP program, and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations! Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work place documentation, and the positive use of EAP as one of your supervisory tools. For more information about the Employee Assistance Program visit their website.

Last Updated: 4/17/15