Daniel W. Sonnen, assistant technical director for the Anderson Center for the Arts, was recently certified as an ETCP-recognized entertainment electrician. The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers and audiences. The ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician Examination evaluates the competency of the upper third of electricians working in the entertainment industry.
May 3, 2011
April 26, 2011
The Harpur College Dean’s office has announced the winners of the Andrew Bergman Award in Creative Writing for 2011-12. First place goes to Antara Afrin for her short story; Chelsea Horne won second place for her submission titled “Charged Particles”; and Brendan Wolff took third place for the collection of poems he submitted. Bergman graduated from Harpur College in 1965 with a degree in history. He is a renowned author, screenwriter and producer of such works as Blazing Saddles, Fletch and Honeymoon in Vegas. He established this award to encourage young artists to nurture their talent.
April 26, 2011
The following faculty recently taught Lyceum courses: Patrick Regan, professor, political science, “Sanctions and Nonproliferation,” Feb. 22; Seden Alcinaroglu, assistant professor, political science, “The Horn of Africa,” March 1; Upinder Dhillon, dean, School of Management, “Responding to the Financial Crisis,” March 15; Martin Bidney, professor emeritus, English, “Music for Shakespeare,” Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15; Donald Blake, adjunct assistant professor, English, “Four Poets,” Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16; Frank Newman, professor emeritus, English, “The Dream Vision in Literature,” Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17; Gladys Walling, professor emeritus, physical education, “The Guyanas of South America,” Feb. 24; Nick Donnelly, professor emeritus, geological science, “England and Scotland,” March 3; Robert Pompi, professor emeritus, physics, “A Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth: Antarctica,” March 17; Beniam Awash, senior research aide, Asian Diasporas, “The Ark of the Covenant,” Feb. 28.
April 12, 2011
Michael Toomey, visiting assistant professor of theatre, traveled in February to Belgium with his company Split Knuckle theatre. Toomey and Split Knuckle performed a new, original devised play, Endurance, that took the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition and collided it with the life of a present-day insurance salesman in today’s economic meltdown. This performance was part of an international conference on leadership in the business world.
April 5, 2011
Leo Wilton, associate professor of human development, was invited to do a major talk at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in April. The talk will be televised live in various parts of South Africa while he delivers it in Pretoria.
April 5, 2011
Binghamton University Debate Team senior members Bill Sebelle and Peter Fountain advanced to quarter-finals, the furthest Binghamton has ever advanced at Cross-Examination Debate Association Nationals. The pair ranks within the top eight individual two-person teams in the nation. Fountain was ranked as the 17th best speaker out of a pool of 278 debaters, which represents the highest individual achievement Binghamton has received at a national tournament. Meanwhile, Ann Kossachev was named part of CEDA’s First Academic All-American Team.