Green energy economy in Southern Tier topic of Binghamton Community Lab| December 6, 2013
The Binghamton Community Lab will host a mixer and discussion titled “The Promise and Challenges of the Green Energy Economy in New York’s Southern Tier,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water St. in Binghamton. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to purchase an optional, self-pay dinner at 6 p.m.
For additional information, contact Hadassah Head
Toys for Tots barrels located across campus| December 6, 2013
Donate a new toy and enter your name to win 5 free days of parking in the Garage or Paid Lot (your choice). Four prizes will be awarded on Dec. 20. Barrels are located at the Paid Lot, Parking Garage, University Downtown Center, Institute for Child Development, Pre-School, Admin Lobby and Parking Services Office. To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to Parking Services
or stop at the Parking Services Office, AD-G08.
Additional holiday discount at Bookstore| December 6, 2013
In addition to the discount that faculty and staff receive every day at the Binghamton University Bookstore when presenting their Binghamton ID, we will offer 10 percent more for one day only! Today, Friday, Dec. 6, you will get 20 percent off at the Bookstore with your Binghamton ID! Excluded items include convenience items such as snacks, health and beauty items, and gift cards. NOOK devices are not eligible for an additional discount, but the 10 percent everyday discount still applies. Store hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Transportation study reminder| December 6, 2013
A transportation and parking study is underway, and campus input is very important.
Increasing enrollment, satellite campuses, expanded on-campus housing and new academic buildings are prompting a close look at Binghamton University's transportation and parking needs. With safety as a primary consideration, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates has been hired to help the campus gather input and make recommendations for how vehicles should be able to navigate on campus, mass transit and how to best utilize space for parking.
To participate, go online
Featured in ‘Inside’: Holiday opera| December 5, 2013
• Get a preview of “Hansel and Gretel,” which will be featured on the Chamber Hall stage at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The one-act show will be presented by Binghamton University vocal students. Story
Employee tax deferred savings options for 2014| December 5, 2013
The State University of New York (SUNY) provides all employees with the opportunity to save for their retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plan. Participation in the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plan is a great way to build your retirement savings and reduce current taxes.
The 2014 maximum contribution level remains the same as 2013. For more information, go online
Important year-end employee benefit and payroll reminders| December 5, 2013
The Employee Benefits staff would like to remind you about current benefit enrollment periods and deadlines and year-end 2013 payroll information. Review the details online
, so you do not miss out!
Professional vacancy in Student Support Services| December 5, 2013
One-on-one guidance from Fidelity| December 5, 2013
William Kalwas, a workplace planning and guidance consultant at Fidelity, will be available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in UU-122. Call 800-642-7131 to schedule a free one-on-one session. Fidelity is a tax-deferred option for all employees.
Get a jumpstart on your new year of fitness and wellness| December 5, 2013
Spring fitness memberships will go on sale online and in-house Monday, Dec. 9. Purchase your membership before Jan. 19 and choose either $5 off or a free 10-minute chair massage. Spring access will begin immediately, so take advantage before that date and you'll get the last two weeks of the fall semester free! Visit the Campus Recreation website
to sign up.
Professional vacancy in Center for Learning and Teaching| December 4, 2013
Nominations sought for Leadership Development Program| December 4, 2013
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Leadership Development Program for Supervisors at Binghamton University, Class of Spring 2014. Programs will be presented for supervisory employees once a semester and will consist of two classes, with each class composed of 20 nominated participants. Nominations can be made by supervisors, or employees can self-nominate.
Details about the program are available on the University Center for Training and Development website
Inquiries and requests for assistance may be directed to the University Center for Training and Development at 607-777-6398.
De-Stress December schedule online| December 4, 2013
De-Stress December will take place from Dec. 2-20. De-Stress December is a campus-wide initiative aimed at reducing student stress and anxiety during the weeks leading up to and including finals. Share this link
, which contains the full schedule of events, with your students. Some of the events include: therapy dogs, service projects, baking, and even free group fitness classes from Dec. 14-20 for any faculty, staff or student with a valid Binghamton University ID. If you have any additional ongoing services or events you would like added to the calendar, e-mail Morgan Appel
End of year payroll and tax information issued| December 4, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released important end of the year payroll and tax information and leave accrual balance reminders. The document can be viewed online
Magazine donations requested| December 4, 2013
Have old magazines at home you can donate? We will use magazines for a project benefiting the Children's Home at the event "Help De-Stress Yourself by Helping Your Community," taking place from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in UU-108.
You can drop magazines off at the Center for Civic Engagement in LS-G54 or the Dean of Students Office (UUW-204). For questions, e-mail Morgan Appel
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