College of Community and Public Affairs to host MPA information sessions
May 26, 2015
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the College of Community and Public Affairs will host three information sessions for fall applicants. Free and open to the public, all sessions will be held in room DC-301 of the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton, at the following times:
• Tuesday, June 16: noon-1 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 7: 6-7 p.m.
Binghamton’s MPA program offers master's degrees in public administration, with certificates in nonprofit management or local government management, dual-degree programs in social work, nursing, student affairs administration or a specialization in sustainable communities.
Join Joann Lindstrom, the MPA program's director of recruitment and internship placement, to learn how an MPA can lead to career opportunities in the nonprofit sector and public policy.
The session will conclude with a tour of the college. For more information, contact Lindstrom at 607-777-9178 or via e-mail
To learn more about Binghamton University’s Master of Public Administration program, go online
Dependent Care Flex Spending Plan: 2015 summer camp - Update
May 26, 2015
Great news for state employees who plan to send their children ages 12 and under to summer day camp. Change in care provider, including summer day camp, is an eligible “change in status” event, allowing you to enroll in the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCA Account) for the remainder of 2015. The Employer Contribution is also available to eligible employees who enroll in the DCA Account, to help pay for summer day camp expenses.
Questions and enrollment may be directed to the SUNY FSA administrator at 800-358-7202. Have your NYS ID number; department ID (i.e. 28020) and your negotiating unit number handy when calling in or while visiting the website
. This information can be found on your paycheck.
Commit to be active this summer — we can help
May 26, 2015
Summer at the Rec Center is the perfect time to re-up your commitment to an active lifestyle. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art fitness center with new equipment coming at the end of June, and a variety of group fitness classes offered at lunch and right after work. Current students, faculty and staff can purchase a fitness membership for unlimited access online or at the East Gym front desk.
If you know a college student who is home for the summer, share this deal with them because they, too, can purchase a summer membership at the Rec Center! They must be currently matriculated at another college or university and present a valid ID card from their institution at the time of purchase. Go online
to see rates for a single summer session or the full summer. Early bird discounts are in effect through Friday, July 10.
Pair your fitness membership with our weekly free activities and classes to Find your Fit! This week brings you aqua jogging. You don't have to be a swimmer to get a good workout in the pool. Try an introduction to the new Synrgy360 equipment in FitSpace with TRX, a total body workout.
For more information, contact us at 607-777-PLAY or via e-mail. Follow Campus Recreation on Facebook
Binghamton University Commencement Spring 2015 | Don Greenberg: “Greatness”
May 19, 2015
Upon being selected as a commencement speaker for the Watson School of Engineering, graduate Don Greenberg had a realization: the ceremony fell on Saturday − the Jewish Sabbath. As an Orthodox Jew, this presented a challenge. So the University recorded his speech earlier in the week, and later played it at the ceremony. Hear from Greenberg
as he challenges the Class of 2015 to pursue greatness!
Featured in ‘Inside’: Commencement 2015 coverage
May 19, 2015
• ‘Flo’ actress to Class of 2015: Dare to be imperfect. Story
Stephanie Courtney | Binghamton University Commencement 2015
May 18, 2015
"Go out and change the world!" cheered actress and alum Stephanie Courtney '92, best known as "Flo" from Progressive Insurance. Watch the full (and quite hilarious) Commencement speech online
Closure of Lot T-1/Disability parking spaces relocated - Update
May 18, 2015
A series of furniture deliveries will be made to Old O'Connor Hall in the coming weeks. From Saturday, May 16 through Saturday, July 11, parking lot T-1 will be closed so that tractor trailers will have room to make deliveries and staff can move into the renovated spaces.
Disability parking in Lot T-1 will be temporarily relocated to the parking area on the west side of the University Union beginning Saturday, May 16, for the duration of the period that Lot T-1 is closed.
For more information, contact project coordinator Renee Andrews at 607-777-3317 or via e-mail
Featured in ‘Inside’: Commencement 2015 profiles
May 15, 2015
Harpur: Noel Palumbo
Watson: Jordan Levine
School of Management: Dali Lu-Grobe
Decker School of Nursing: Sister Teresia Mutiso
CCPA: Lisbeth Pereyra
Graduate School of Education: Aleksey Tikhomirov
Student-athlete: Robin Lesage
Educational Opportunity Program: Luis Gonzalez
Scholars Program: Tim Friedmann
International: Zhen Gao
Binghamton Advantage: Steven Correll
Triple-major: Mohammad Bishawi
University Union walk-in cooler installation
May 15, 2015
Work will take place near the University Union loading dock in rooms 175, 176 and 176A to allow for installation of a walk-in cooler beginning the week of May 18. The project will take about two months to complete. For more information, contact project coordinator Jim Barnum at 607-777-6014 or via e-mail
UUP Group Life benefit
May 13, 2015
All persons serving in a UUP-represented position are automatically enrolled in a free $6,000 life insurance policy. However, it is necessary to name a beneficiary or update your current information.
If you have not already done so, complete a UUP Group Life Insurance beneficiary card
and submit it directly to the UUP Benefit Fund at the address or fax number on the form. Your NYS identification number, found on your paycheck, is required on the form.
Questions regarding the form or group life insurance benefit may be directed to the UUP Benefit Trust Fund at 800-887-3863. Have your NYS ID number handy when calling.
Wellness Services Suite summer hours
May 13, 2015
The Wellness Services Suite will be open noon-5 p.m. Thursdays by appointment or for walk-ins during Summer Session I only. Hours will begin Thursday, May 21 and run through Thursday, July 2. Details and descriptions of many massage, energy work and nutritional services are available online. Call 607-777-3515 to schedule an appointment.
Archaeology summer camps
May 12, 2015
There are still openings for the University’s Community Archaeology Program (CAP), which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 13–17. The program includes three archaeology camps:
• Kids, grades 5-6
• Teens, grades 7-10
• Adults, 16 years and older
Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology and assist archaeologists with their excavations at a local research site. Archaeologists from the University’s Public Archaeology Facility will provide instruction in basic archaeological and lab techniques. Supervised excavations will be based at the prehistoric Boland site on the Susquehanna River in Campville, Tioga County, N.Y.
The cost is $180 per person, per program. Two scholarships are available for the kids or teens program, with teacher recommendation required.
For more information, call 607-777-4786, send an e-mail
, or go online
Diversity is Strength video
May 5, 2015
Hear Binghamton students discuss the topic of diversity
and why it's important to understand and respect people from all backgrounds.
Rec Center memberships on sale
May 4, 2015
Current students, faculty and staff can purchase your Rec Center summer membership now at the East Gym front desk or online
. Fitness memberships give you unlimited access to FitSpace and all group fitness classes
. Access starts immediately — so if you purchase today, it's like getting two weeks free!
If you know a college student home for the summer, share this deal with them because they, too, can purchase a summer membership at the Rec Center! They must be currently matriculated at another college or university and present a valid ID card from their institution at the time of purchase.
to see rates for a single summer session or the full summer. Early bird discounts are in effect through Friday, July 10. For more information, contact us at 607-777-PLAY or via e-mail
“Save the Date” and contribute ideas for Homecoming 2015
April 30, 2015
Homecoming 2015, the premier on-campus event for alumni, will occur take place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11. The Alumni Relations office is working with campus partners to build a full schedule of events meant to engage the entire University community of students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the weekend. Homecoming 2015 events will include a celebration of 50 years of doctoral education hosted by the Graduate School, a men’s tennis reunion, the 20th anniversary of the MPA program, an Alumni of Color reunion, the dedication of the new Alumni Center and the second annual TIER Talks (Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate). A number of other programs and events are being developed. If you have an idea for Homecoming 2015, or if you are interested in coordinating an event or program during the weekend, contact Kevin Lobdell, associate director of alumni relations, via e-mail
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