SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier presentation| December 4, 2013
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host a presentation by Michele Catan, business advisor at NYS Small Business Development Center, titled "The Affordable Care Act” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in room 220 at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton. This presentation is free and open to the public. Pre‐registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website
. For additional information, e-mail SUNY BEST
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
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program workshop| December 4, 2013
There will be an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Engineering and Science Building, Room 2008.
This brown-bag lunch workshop, sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), will introduce junior faculty to the NSF CAREER program and help them prepare their CAREER proposals. This workshop will mainly aim to provide future CAREER proposal submitters with proposal review experience and advice on developing strategies for success, presented by a panel of recent NSF CAREER awardees and NSF program directors and/or reviewers. The workshop will also include tips from OSP staff on specific requirements of the CAREER program and how to structure a successful CAREER proposal.
- NSF CAREER Overview – Theresa Hollister, senior grant and contract administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs
- Viewpoints from successful CAREER applicants – Sarah Laszlo (Psychology), Yu David Liu (Computer Science) and Nikolay Dimitrov (Chemistry)
- Insights into the review process and recommended strategies for success – Kaiming Ye, chair of bioengineering, NSF reviewer and program manager for NSF’s Biomedical Engineering program; and Wendy Martinek, associate professor of political science and former program manager for NSF’s Law & Social Science program
- Questions and answers
Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.
RSVP by today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, to Teri Bower via e-mail
or call 777-6136.
Mathematical Sciences lecture Thursday| December 4, 2013
The Mathematical Sciences Department will host a lecture by Karen Rhea, retired directory of the introductory mathematics at the University of Michigan, on "Managing and Mentoring Undergraduate Calculus” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in LN-2205. This lecture is free and open to the public. Contact Laura Anderson
for more information.
Binghamton University Flute Studio and Chamber Concert| December 4, 2013
Join us for the Binghamton University Flute Studio and Flute Chamber Concert, with accompanist Chai-Kyou Mallinson under the direction of Georgetta Maiolo, at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in FA-Casadesus Recital Hall. The concert will feature soloists as well as a flute trio with Binghamton University student flutists: Kohar Bedonian, Jessica Biagotti, Eleni Florakis, Brandy Greene, Devin Kasinki, Michelle Li, Cara Natale and Jacqueline Robins. The program will include “Sleigh Ride” by Frederick Delius, arranged by Jane Gannaway, “Shenandoah” by Ricky Lombardo, “Variations on a Theme of Mozart for Flute and Piano” by Reynaldo Hahn, “Peaches for Flute and Piano” by Andre Previn and much more! This concert is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department. For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online
or become a fan on Facebook
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
2014 health insurance rates announced| December 3, 2013
The effective date for health insurance changes is Jan. 2, 2014. The first paycheck to be affected by the new rates will be Dec. 31, 2013. Employees must submit their changes to the Office of Human Resources no later than Dec. 31. No action is required if you are retaining the same health plan for 2014.
Watch your mail at home for enrollment information. Click here
for the 2014 bi-weekly health insurance rates.
Second College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate to make presentation| December 3, 2013
Samuel L. Brown, tenured associate professor, University of Baltimore, and candidate for dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the University Downtown Center, room 220 A/B. A shuttle bus will be available for those wishing to attend and will return to the main campus after the presentation. The shuttle will leave from the University Union bus stop for the UDC at 12:45 p.m. and return to the main campus at 2:15 p.m.
Brown will discuss “How can the College of Community and Public Affairs build on its commitment to community engagement, social justice, diversity, and academic and scholarly excellence to provide leadership in helping Binghamton University increase research, strengthen graduate education, and build relationships with the community?” His presentation will be followed by a 30-minute informal chat where faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle informally with her.
Brown’s vitae may be found online
We hope that you will attend these sessions as campus participation and feedback are critical to selecting the right candidate for Binghamton University. Use the evaluation form found online
to provide feedback to the search committee. Evaluations are due by noon Thursday, Dec. 12.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| December 3, 2013
Holiday Reception invitation| December 3, 2013
President Harvey Stenger cordially invites faculty and staff to attend a Holiday Reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the University Union's Mandela Room. Celebrate the season and take a break from the end-of-the-semester rush with light refreshments and cool jazz. For more information, contact Peg Kelly at 777-4502.
This week on BinghamtonU YouTube: Portrait of a Pilot| December 3, 2013
Serving as a carpenter at Binghamton University for almost 20 years, Jim Johnson has found a new way to contribute to the University.
Watch the video online
Jewelry making workshop Thursday| December 3, 2013
The Binghamton University Fine Arts Society will host a jewelry making workshop from noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, outside of the University Art Museum in the Fine Arts Building. Stop by to make and buy a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one in time for the holiday season. The cost is $5 to make earrings and $10 to make a necklace. All proceeds will go towards the 50 Works on Paper project, which will restore a masterpiece in the museum. Contact the Fine Arts Society
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