Mark Rifenbury, a Sodexo employee in College-in-the-Woods, was recently honored with a STAR Award, which recognizes, affirms and supports examples of outstanding quality service by an faculty or staff member within the University community. His nominators note that he “goes above and beyond in making our weekly Table Française language table the great success that it is.” For being recognized with a STAR (Service, Tradition, Awards, Recognition) Award, Rifenbury received a letter from President Harvey Stenger, a STAR coffee mug, a check for $50 and a gold STAR pin. For additional information on the STAR Award and how to nominate someone, go online.
May 6, 2016
May 3, 2016
Susan Appe, assistant professor of public administration, was awarded a Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave for fall 2016. Appe will continue with several research projects on topics related to the role of organizational networks in sustainable development in Latin America and the provision of public goods and services by nongovernmental organizations.
Her research adds to the University’s growing expertise in sustainable communities and contributes to its international partnerships in Latin America. The leave leverages Appe’s Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant hosted by Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador during the summers of 2015 and 2016.
The Drescher Leave enhances employment opportunities for professionals and academics who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments.
April 28, 2016
Joseph Leeson-Schatz, director of debate, was awarded the Brownlee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cross-Examination Debate Association at a ceremony April 3. The award is given to a forensic educator who demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, education and service and is one of the highest honors a director of debate can receive.
March 30, 2016
Binghamton University Music Department students studying voice participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for the Eastern Regional Competition at Montclair State University in mid-March. The results were:
• Erik Tofte placed first in the Freshman Men Division
• David DeMoya placed third in the Senior Men Division
• Rebecca Rutkovsky placed second in the Advanced College Women Division
• Christina Russo placed third in the Advanced College Women Division
• Andrew Hiers placed second in the Advanced College Men Division
March 30, 2016
Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, is listed as a distinguished citizen of his hometown of Tocco Casauria (Abruzzo), Italy. Dating back to the year 872, the town has been rebuilt on more than one occasion due to earthquakes, and currently has about 3,000 inhabitants. Sticca joins other distinguished natives of the town in receiving the honor, including Gennaro Manna, the writer and poet that Sticca has written extensively about. He has also been awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Ocre, one of the oldest in Abruzzo, in recognition of what he has done for the region of Abruzzo as a scholar, teacher and internationally distinguished person.
March 23, 2016
Matthew J. Hollis, PhD candidate in history, has been selected as one of only 17 Mount Vernon Research Fellows at The Washington Library for 2016-17. The fully-funded research fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington will allow Hollis to work on his dissertation,“The Politicization of Supplies in the American Revolution.” He will receive on-site housing, and while in residence, will become part of the Mount Vernon community, taking part in day-to-day activities at the estate and library.