Kudos and thanks for a job well done go to the Commencement Planning Committee and the many volunteers from campus and the community who pulled off another successful Commencement Weekend in May. With their hard work and time, dozens of doctoral candidates were hooded, hundreds of master’s candidates crossed the stage and nearly 2,400 undergraduates received their degrees in style.
June 8, 2012
June 8, 2012
Andy Morris, associate director of admissions, presented a pre-conference workshop titled, “Recruiting Gleeks” at the combined Potomac/Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors (PCACAC) and the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC) annual conference Ap[ril 21024, in Arlington, Va. The presentation targeted both college admissions and high school counselors to discuss best practices for helping special student populations navigate the college search process. The student groups included Jewish, academically talented, LGBTQ, performing arts students and athletes. The joint conference had more than 1,100 college and high school counselors in attendance.
May 16, 2012
Ellen Badger, director of International Student and Scholar Services, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Marita Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She will receive the award at the 2012 Annual Conference and Expo, May 27-June 1, in Houston, Texas.
May 16, 2012
Karen Fennie, communications specialist in physical facilities, has been selected Member of the Year by the Triple Cities Runners Club. The TCRC annually recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to the club and running community over the years. Fennie volunteers at races, is race director for the annual Red Dress Run that raises money for the Crime Victims Assistance Center and has run six ultra marathons of 100 miles, with her seventh – the Western States Endurance Run in the Sierra Mountains of California – scheduled for June.
May 14, 2012
The following Binghamton University personnel were recent Lyceum presenters:
Charles Carpenter, professor emeritus of English - “Tom Stoppard’s Best?” - Feb. 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20
Floyd Herzog, artistic consultant, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts - “Spotlight on the Anderson Center” - Feb. 28
Richard Rehberg, professor emeritus of political science - “State of the Oceans” - Feb. 29
Patrick Regan, professor of political science - “Middle East Realignment” - March 7
Randall McGuire, distinguished professor of anthropology - “Mexico” - March 21
Robert Pompi, professor emeritus of physics - “Israel, Jordan, and Palestine” - March 1
Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education - “Bulgaria and Macedonia” - March 22
Dale Tomich, professor of sociology - “The Art of Slavery” - March 6
Silvia Ivanova, curator; Jackie Hogan, assistant director, Binghamton University Art Museum - Art Museum Tours - March 13, 20
Valerie Chou, assistant director, Confucius Institute - “Performing Beijing Opera with Props” - March 15, 22
April 26, 2012
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, was interviewed by Bill Jaker on the WSKG program “Off the Page” Tuesday, April 3. The station’s website tells more. Bidney discussed his English verse rendition of Divine Adventure: The Fantastic Travels of Dante, Ernesto Cerni and Francesca Gambino’s book retelling the Divine Comedy as a story poem for young people. He also offered brief samples of his other dialogic poetry books, as pictured and sampled on the portal page of his website at http://martinbidney.com.