Commencement 2013 coverage| May 21, 2013
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: Thousands of students walk across the Commencement stage to become alumni.
: Gathered from eight ceremonies and compressed into 60 seconds, here are some of the special moments.
The 36th Annual Poetry and the Children Day| May 21, 2013
About 400 students from 33 schools and 12 school districts will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Osterhout Concert Theater for the 36th Annual Poetry and the Children Day. After the opening presentation, students will present their poems at 11 a.m. throughout the Fine Arts Building.
This year’s guest poet is professor Liz Rosenberg, author of more than 30 award-winning books, including novels, poetry, and more than 20 books for young readers. She is the editor of five prize-winning poetry anthologies and her work has been featured on Reading Rainbow, in The New York Times and in two documentaries about her life and work. She won an IRA-Children's choice award for her picture book, Monster Mama, which is currently under option to be made into a full-length feature movie.
The program, which brings students together for a day of poetry readings, was established as a memorial to Robert Pawlikowski. A published poet, creative writing instructor and campus administrative assistant, Pawlikowski drowned in 1975 while on vacation with his family. The event is a tribute to the efforts that Pawlikowski made during his lifetime in nurturing the expressive and intellectual powers of his students as well as those of his own children.
ITS switch back to on-site servers may cause brief service interruptions| May 21, 2013
ITS will switch from running its main campus web service on off-site backup servers, to running on the normal production servers housed on campus between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. During this period, there may be a brief interruption in service, and updates via Omni Update should be avoided.
Professional vacancy in biology| May 21, 2013
Engineering Building emergency lighting and general lighting shutdown May 22 and 23| May 21, 2013
There will be a shutdown of the Engineering Building’s second- and third-floor emergency lighting from 6 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 22. There will be a shutdown of general lighting on the third floor from 6 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 23. The shutdowns are needed to advance renovations now underway in the building.
University Union West Sprinkler Shutdown May 22| May 21, 2013
There will be a shutdown of the University Union West sprinkler system from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.
Retirement shindig for Nancy Paul| May 21, 2013
To celebrate her 32 years of service, leadership and professional guidance, a retirement shindig will be held for Nancy Paul, director of the Career Development Center, from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the President’s Reception Room, Anderson Center. Parking is available in the adjacent covered parking garage.
Those who wish to make a donation in Nancy’s honor are encouraged to donate to the Student Affairs Internship Support Fund, established to provide financial support to enable more highly qualified Binghamton University students to participate in unpaid internships. To donate, go online
and select Other, please specify from the account drop-down menu and then type Student Affairs Internship Support - Account #10472.
24th Annual Bearcats Golf Classic| May 21, 2013
The 24th Annual Bearcats Golf Classic on Thursday, May 30, at the Links at Hiawatha Landing has a few morning and afternoon foursomes available, first-come, first-served. Call Bette Anne Gaube at 777-2093 for more information.
Pulitzer winner to speak on science, storytelling| May 20, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner will deliver the keynote presentation when the University Research Magazine Association’s annual conference comes to Binghamton University this month. His talk, scheduled for 4:20 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in UDC-220, is titled “Science and Storytelling.” Weiner will present seven lessons in the art and science of storytelling — stolen from masters old and new. His books include “The Beak of the Finch,” winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the Los Angeles Times
Book Prize for Science; “Time, Love, Memory,” winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction; and “His Brother's Keeper,” finalist for the Los Angeles Times
Campus network upgrade| May 20, 2013
Information Technology Services will upgrade its core network switches on Tuesday, May 21. This work will begin at 2 a.m. and should be completed by 8 a.m. During the maintenance period, most network connections and wireless connections on campus will be down. Users will not be able to connect to servers or applications during this period. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420 with any questions.
Spring 2013 grading| May 20, 2013
University policy requires all grades be submitted no later than five (5) business days after the end of the final examination period, or Friday, May 24. Timely grade submission helps ease student anxiety and ensure timely processing of degree conferral, and allows accurate calculations of both academic progress and financial aid eligibility. Review the e-mail that was sent out Tuesday, May 7, for helpful information about grade submission.
Books for Africa drive| May 20, 2013
There's still time to donate books to the annual Books for Africa drive! Donate college textbooks with a copyright in the last 10 years, as well as paperbacks and literature books used in courses. The Hinman College library in Rockefeller Center is the drop-off site. See Julie in the Hinman office, or give her a call at 777-4716, so that she can open the library for you. No books in bad physical shape (some underlining and highlighting are okay). No course packets. No magazines. No drug-store romances, pop fiction, pop self-help books, etc.
Encouraging sustainable communities” topic of Binghamton Community Lab| May 20, 2013
The Binghamton Community Lab will host a mixer and discussion titled, “Encouraging sustainable communities: Insights from public goods and common-pool resource economics” with guest speaker Robert Holahan, assistant professor of environmental studies at Binghamton University, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water St., Binghamton. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to purchase an optional self-pay dinner at 6 p.m.
The Binghamton Community Lab is a gathering place for citizen investigators to create and support improvements that will grow a healthier, wealthier and stronger Binghamton region. The series, held regularly on the third Tuesday of each month is facilitated by David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University and founder of the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, and David Currie, director of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition.
Fencing changes around Dickinson Hall project| May 20, 2013
The sidewalk to the south of the Dickinson Hall project will be closed and the east side doors of the University Union will be emergency exit only beginning Monday, May 20, and through September 2013. The ATM on the east side of the Union will still be available. The closures are needed to install new underground utilities sidewalks and landscaping for the Dickinson Hall project.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| May 20, 2013
Résumé. CV. Cover letter. Interviewing. Elevator speech. Workplace challenge. Retirement planning. You name it. Sign up now for a confidential job/career coaching conversation with John Wojcio.
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