Friends welcome to group fitness classes beginning Saturday| February 28, 2014
From March 1–14, Campus Recreation is encouraging fitness members to bring a friend with them to any of the 100-plus group fitness classes
offered every week. Friends can be anyone 18 years of age or older -- students, faculty, staff or community members. And though members can only bring one friend per visit, over the two weeks they can bring the same friend or a different friend as many times as they want. Classes will remain first come, first served for both members and friends. Check the Campus Rec website
for class times and check-in policies (e.g. friends must bring University or photo ID and sign in before each class). There are even prizes! Members who take a picture of themselves with their friend and the group fitness instructor before or after the class and post to the Campus Rec Facebook page will be entered for a chance to win. Note that specialty wellness classes, including Insanity, Pink Gloves and aqua boot camp, are not included in this offer.
UCTD upcoming March workshops| February 28, 2014
to see all the new and exciting workshops the University Center for Training and Development is offering for the month of March.
Employee Assistance Program/Eating Awareness Committee talk| February 28, 2014
Tim Wierman, nutrition educator and owner of Eat to Compete, will speak from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in UU-108. If you are someone who is trying to balance your nutritional needs, energy level and resources within a working lifestyle, this talk could be beneficial to you. Tim is an expert in the field of sports nutrition, and speaks to youth and adults who are looking to maximize their diet. The Eating Awareness Committee and the Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program are collaborating to usher in nutrition and fitness information that is valuable and practical for faculty and staff. Light refreshments are available compliments of Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo. If you are interested in attending, pre-register by contacting Mary Ellen Niefer via e-mail
, or call 777-6650.
Featured in ‘Inside’| February 27, 2014
• A preview of today’s campus-wide Tag Day event. Story
• Student Affairs makes staffing changes. Story
• ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith offers advice to students. Story
• Harpur Cinema season kicks off Friday with “Reality.” Story
Professional vacancy in Communications and Marketing| February 27, 2014
End of Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003| February 27, 2014
On April 8, both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 will officially reach their end-of-life. At that time, Microsoft will no longer provide any security updates or patches for either Windows XP or Office 2003. The lack of security updates means that University computers may be at risk if they continue to use Windows XP or Office 2003 after April 8.
Because of this, Information Technology Services (ITS) strongly recommends that departments (or individuals) take the following steps for University-owned machines:
• Identify systems running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003.
• Contact the ITS Help Desk and request a price quote.
• Replace the XP systems by July 31.
• Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2010 any time at no charge.
ITS will work with departments over the coming year and make recommendations on how to proceed.
For more information about Windows XP and Office 2003 end of support, visit the website
or contact the ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or via e-mail
and a desktop support analyst will contact you.
Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) for spring 2014 graduates now available| February 26, 2014
Graduate students who are planning to complete their degree in spring 2014 must submit the GAFD, available now on the Graduate School website
. The deadline is Monday, April 7 to guarantee inclusion in the Commencement program.
Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence| February 26, 2014
The College of Community and Public Affairs welcomes you to join us at the Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence, to be held May 22-23 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street, Binghamton.
Conveniently located and affordable, this is the first conference of its kind in central New York State. Focusing on the specialties of care and case management, the summit promises to be a great event for those interested in best practices in a growing field as well as a transdisciplinary opportunity to engage in valuable discussions and to build your network. The summit is designed to provide the concepts, networking opportunities and up-to-date information needed to practice care and case management in today's dynamic, evolving environment.
For more information, and to register, go online
Triathlon training swim class offered at the Recreation Center| February 26, 2014
Triathlon season is fast approaching, so start training seriously now! Whether you’re entering your first event or looking to improve upon previous seasons’ times, the pool is a great place to start. Campus recreation is offering a five-session swim training package that will run from 8-9 a.m. Saturday mornings — March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, and May 3 — in the Recreation Center, EG, pool. This is a great opportunity to have your strokes critiqued and learn effective methods to finish the swim portion of your triathlon quicker while expending less energy. The cost of the class package is $40. Register at the Rec Center front desk. For more information, e-mail Chris Griffin
, aquatics coordinator, or visit the Campus Recreation website
Certified Executive Chef joins Sodexo as residential dining executive chef| February 26, 2014
Kevin Spinner, a Certified Executive Chef, has joined the Sodexo dining team as executive chef of residential dining. Spinner brings with him over 20 years of progressive experience, starting with his career in the United States Air Force when he was classically trained in Germany and Italy. After serving in the military, Spinner worked at local restaurants in Millbrook and Syracuse, New York. He began his career on college campuses at Syracuse University, where he spent eight years, before moving on to Cornell University, where he managed the Kosher dining facility and then oversaw retail operations for Cornell Dining. During his time at Cornell, Spinner earned the American Culinary Federation’s Executive Chef Certification. His personal philosophy on food: Simple ingredients + talent = great food.
Reserve Chenango-Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Multipurpose Room online| February 26, 2014
The Department of Residential Life recognizes the high demand for the Chenango-Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Multipurpose Room. In order to reserve this space, we ask that you submit your request via our online reservation system
Student Affairs makes several staff changes| February 25, 2014
Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose has announced a number of staffing changes within the division that will fill some vacancies and better align current staff to provide optimum levels of student services. “These administrative changes are initial steps intended to strengthen our staffing in areas emphasized in the University’s strategic plan, with particular focus upon career programs and community engagement,” Rose said. “We also continue our long-standing efforts to better integrate student life and academic programs.”
Elizabeth Carter has been promoted to assistant vice president for student development. She will continue to oversee a wide variety of student support service areas, with direct oversight of the International Student and Scholar Services Office, the Career Development Center, the Center for Civic Engagement and Services for Students with Disabilities. Carter will also continue to serve as the Interim Director of Career Services until June 2014.
Marty Wygmans is now serving as the executive director of student services, reporting directly to Carter. In her new role, she will supervise New Student Programs, Transfer Student Services, Discovery and Leadership Programs in addition to continuing to oversee various TRIO programs.
David Husch has moved from his position as director of Off-Campus Programs within the Dean of Students Office to assume a new role within Auxiliary Services as University director of transportation. In his former capacity, he served as the administrative liaison to OCCT. He will continue with responsibility for that relationship, while adding responsibility for the University’s contract with Broome County Transit and the Hertz 24/7 Program. Husch will also chair a revitalized University Transportation Committee.
Milton Chester has assumed new duties within the Dean of Students Office and will now serve as the assistant dean for Off Campus Programs, focusing on developing stronger partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships with surrounding communities to promote more community-student dialogue and involvement. Chester will represent the University on various community boards and be at the forefront of town-gown matters that impact students.
Pam Misener has joined the Division of Student Affairs as community schools coordinator. She holds a master's of education with a specialization in social justice education, and comes to Binghamton from an administrative position at Dartmouth College.
For more information on the changes, go online
Nominations sought for Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring| February 25, 2014
Nominations are being sought for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring. This award honors Binghamton University faculty who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment as mentors of undergraduate students in research, scholarship or creative activities outside of normal course assignments. Nominations will be made by program chairs and undergraduate directors. Nominators should indicate their intention to nominate a faculty colleague with a notice to the Provost's office by Friday, Feb. 28; final nomination packets are due by Friday, March 28. All materials should be submitted electronically or on paper to Allie Dugan
in the Provost's office.
For more information, go online
. Contact Don Loewen at 777-2142 or via e-mail
Call for abstracts: Student Research Poster Session at Innovation Day| February 25, 2014
The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging, is hosting the annual Innovation Day event on April 24, 2014 at the Innovative Technologies Complex. This year's topic is Big Data.
This is a call for abstracts for the Student Research Poster Session. This session will include posters from across campus to be displayed during the student poster session. Posters should illustrate results from research on Big Data and analytics, and enabling technologies from disciplines such as engineering, management, biological sciences, chemistry, physics, finance and marketing.
Deadline for submission of poster abstracts is March 21, 2014.
For more information, contact Brenda Gates
Writing by Degrees 2014| February 25, 2014
Writing by Degrees 2014, a graduate conference for creative writing and scholarship, will take place on March 14-15 at the Binghamton University Downtown Center. All events are free and open to the public.
for more information.
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