Lunch on the Quad
Research assistants, from left, Yong-Ju Reichenberger, Ryan Rooeny and Kyle Acenowr, enjoy lunch outside at the Harpur Quad on June 17.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Watson Advising Office to move today and Tuesday| June 17, 2013
Physical Facilities service request process changing| June 17, 2013
Current self-service users will be contacted with instructions on the new system and how to enter service requests through the new portal.
If you have questions, call Customer Service at 777-2226.
Friendship Family participants needed| June 17, 2013
For more information about this program, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/friendship-family-program/friendfam.html.
The application form is available at http://saffairs.binghamton.edu/isss/webforms/ffp-family/.
Water shutdown for Old Champlain on Tuesday| June 17, 2013
Cultural competency workshop on Tuesday| June 17, 2013
Some of the topics this workshop cover include:
• Definitions of culture
• The effects of stereotypes
• Value clarifications
• Power and privilege
• The cultural competency continuum
Wilson, who directs EvoS, Binghamton’s campus-wide evolutionary studies program, is developing a method for increasing the performance of groups called PROSOCIAL. He and colleagues are seeking groups for piloting the method and hope to recruit participants during the talk.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| June 17, 2013
Administration Building restroom renovations to begin| June 14, 2013
There will be a partial water shutdown to the Administration Building beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, June 15, with no hot water to the Administration Building tower though cold water will be available in the tower. There will be no water service to the first and second floor wing of the Administration Building during this time. Plumbers will be installing isolation valves to prepare for the renovation project. Full water service to the building is expected to be restored late Saturday afternoon.
Demolition of the first-floor restrooms is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17, with renovation to follow. The work will be performed on second shift from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. First floor renovations should be complete by Monday, August 5.
Renovation of second-floor restrooms will begin in early August and be complete in mid-September. This work will take place on first shift, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Business system reporting tool: Business Intelligence| June 14, 2013
The University will begin using the Binghamton University Business System starting on July 1. Participants at this related training will preview the new Business Intelligence reporting tool including dashboards for finance, expenditure inquiry, etc. This session will also include general accounting related items such as account numbers and sub-accounts. The University Center for Training and Development will offer workshops on June 20-21 and June 24-27.
President Stenger announces new role for provost| June 13, 2013
I am announcing that, effective immediately, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman will become Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
In assuming his new role, Executive Vice President and Provost Nieman will be given the authority to handle many of the issues and questions typically brought to the president. Currently, 24 of the top 25 public universities in the nation operate under this structure. Although we are younger and smaller than many of them, as we grow in size and complexity, I believe we must take advantage of the increased effectiveness that this common organizational structure provides.
Placing our chief academic officer on nearly the same plane in the organizational hierarchy as the president will reinforce the strategic importance of advancing our educational and research objectives through a high level of organizational collaboration. While the direct reporting lines of vice presidents will not change, the executive vice president, in consultation with the president, will be responsible for budget, space and resource allocations for all University divisions.
In the coming years, as Binghamton University grows and its reputation expands and strengthens, a fluid and dynamic relationship between the EVP/provost and president will be in place to ensure that matters needing executive attention are handled quickly and effectively. This increased flexibility will prove invaluable in the ever-changing landscape of our campus.
I appreciate your support of this initiative and look forward to working with you under this new structure.
Harvey G. Stenger
Wellness Services Suite summer hours| June 13, 2013
Start your morning off with Spinning class| June 13, 2013
Film and Food Series resumes Thursday| June 12, 2013
Social Security workshop on June 25| June 12, 2013
Herbicide applications June 13-21| June 12, 2013