Tag Day 2014
Caitlyn Carlson, director of the Binghamton Fund, adds tags to works of art in the University Art Museum for Binghamton University's first Tag Day. The day was designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
CCPA to hold seminar on board basics| March 6, 2014
If you’re a member of a board for a nonprofit organization, how familiar are you with the board members' roles and responsibilities? Do you know why nonprofit organizations have boards and what your legal obligations are as board members? This free workshop reviews the basic aspects of board membership and will provide participants with the information they need to participate effectively as a nonprofit organization board member. Topics to be covered include: by-laws, board structure, legal obligations, governance models, and the balance between the board's role in policymaking and governance.
The seminar is free and open to all nonprofit board members. Registration is required. To register, go online. For questions, contact Joann Lindstrom via e-mail, or call 777-9178.
Eating Awareness Committee lecture| March 6, 2014
CEMERS bus trip scheduled| March 6, 2014
Sirju-Johnson assumes additional responsibilities| March 5, 2014
2013 Flex Spending claims deadline approaching| March 5, 2014
Claims may be submitted online, via fax or by mail. Go online for claim submission information.
Remind students to fill out NSSE survey| March 5, 2014
Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Barnes & Noble gift certificates valued up to $100.
The $10,000 prize is awarded annually for a specific contribution, as opposed to a career of accomplishments, distinguishing the criteria for this prize from those used in tenure and promotion decisions. To qualify, the contribution must not only be recognized on campus, but it must also have received acclaim beyond the campus from peers or an organization. Nominations should include a description of the achievement and its demonstrable recognition.
These flexible funds are intended to enhance the awardees’ teaching, research and/or service activities and, thereby, further the University’s mission. The final deadline for nominations for this academic year is April 11, 2014. Submit nominations to Michael F. McGoff, senior vice provost, Office of the Provost.
Research Division to host Principal Investigators meeting| March 5, 2014
The goal of the CID is to provide a forum for clarifying what is currently known about the impacts of the hydraulic fracturing industry on local communities, and to develop interdisciplinary research agendas that address the most pressing questions that remain. An outcome of the conference will be an edited volume and/or online materials that will disseminate the participants’ essential findings to a wider audience.
For complete information on the conference, and to register, visit the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence website.
The Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) grant program is designed to bring together State University of New York (SUNY) faculty and visiting scholars from non-SUNY institutions to examine new trends, address changes and challenges, review promising research findings and become acquainted with professional developments in their fields and on other campuses.
Sign up for Relay for Life and help fight cancer| March 5, 2014
Come join us at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the West Gym. To sign up, go online.
Cancer has affected us all in some way. By participating, you will have the opportunity to honor a survivor, remember a loved one and raise awareness. If you are a caregiver or a survivor yourself, contact us so we can honor you at the event. It is what we can do to fuel the world’s largest fight for more birthdays.
University to hold “Party with a Purpose”| March 5, 2014
“Party with a Purpose” is a 100-percent student-run event established to raise awareness of the importance of civic engagement and to encourage professional and aspiring, local community leaders to be more active in their surrounding communities. An informative networking experience designed for professionals and aspiring community leaders alike, “Party with a Purpose” serves as a means to give back to the greater Binghamton area.
The concept was created by a small group of Binghamton University Masters of Public Administration graduates, and all funds raised from the event go to Binghamton University’s Philanthropy Incubator for donation to local nonprofit organizations. For more information on the Philanthropy Incubator, go online.
Hors d'oeuvres and pastries will be provided, along with music by Kreative Sound Entertainment. A raffle drawing for prizes will be held at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Leana Testani via e-mail, or call 727-2270.
Participants wanted for hypertension study| March 5, 2014
New Watson School overview video now available online| March 4, 2014
Latest phishing scam| March 4, 2014
Threat Assessment Training| March 4, 2014
The first session, from 9-11 a.m., will provide a general introduction to threat assessment teams and answers the question, “How and when should I use the University Student Threat Assessment Team?”
The second session, from 1:15-5 p.m., will cover a number of specifics and address what a threat assessment team is, including:
• sources, nature, and prevalence of workplace and campus violence and crime;
• dynamic and varied nature of violent behavior;
• guiding principles of campus threat assessment and management;
• identification of threatening, aberrant and concerning behavior;
• strategies for enhancing the organizational climate for effective systems of early identification, reporting and intervention;
• key components of effective campus threat assessment approaches;
• best practices for team composition, roles, leadership, policies and procedures;
• steps for investigating and evaluating threats and other concerning behavior, including information-gathering and information-sharing considerations;
• understanding relevant legal consideration, including FERPA, HIPAA and ADA;
• utilization of integrated case management strategies; and,
• strategies for tracking and documenting cases
To register for one or both of the sessions, go online.