Archaeology Summer Camps
February 18, 2015
Registration is now open for the Community Archaeology Program (CAP). CAP includes three archaeology summer camps geared toward kids in grades 5-6, teens in grades 7-10 and adults, age 16 years and older.
The camp will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.
Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology and assist archaeologists with their excavations at a local research site. Archaeologists from the 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 in Tioga County.
The cost is $180. Two scholarships are available for the Kids or Teens program. A teacher recommendation is required.
For more information, contact the Community Archaeology Program at 607-777-4786, via e-mail
or go online
The Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Awards
February 13, 2015
This award was established in 1996 to honor Wanda Bartle, the wife of Glenn G. Bartle, first president of the University. There are normally two separate awards: one for the spring ’15 semester and a second for the fall ’15 term; the University Women and Binghamton University Bookstore will award each recipient a semester’s worth of textbooks. However, applications are still being accepted for the fall ’15 term award.
Recipients are selected by the University Women’s Club of Binghamton University. To qualify, an applicant must be a female undergraduate with a minimum 3.0 Binghamton GPA (a transfer student’s GPA must include 12+ Binghamton University credits) with proof of financial aid. The student must also be involved in community service and/or intend to enter a profession oriented toward helping others.
Interested students must apply to University Women by letter that must include a brief personal history, area of academic study, most recent Binghamton GPA, description of community service and professional career plans. Applicants must also attach the following materials with the letter:
a) Proof of financial aid
b) One letter of reference from a University faculty/staff member or community supervisor
c) Your résumé
Also include your local mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
Submit all materials by Friday, April 3, to:
Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Award
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
If you have questions, contact Beth Kilmarx
or Kelly Pueschel
Application deadlines for the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program
February 10, 2015
Application deadline for the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program is Oct. 7, 2015 for leaves in the spring 2016 semester.
The program guidelines can be found online
Fire inspections for state buildings
February 10, 2015
State buildings will be inspected by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control through April. Examples of common violations can be found online
If you have questions about the inspection or issues in your work area, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 607-777-2211.
Employee Assistance Program
February 10, 2015
The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential assessment and referral counseling service for faculty, staff, retirees and their dependents. EAP assists in the identification of work-related or personal problems that stand in the way of quality of life and peace of mind. Issues affecting well-being may include marital and family issues, substance misuse and abuse, emotional health, grief and bereavement, workplace stress, legal or financial issues, childcare and elder care needs, and lifestyle, health and wellness management.
Our on-campus and solution-based program is designed to provide support, assistance and access to appropriate professional or community resources. To schedule a confidential appointment, contact EAP coordinators Mary Ellen Niefer or Diane Campbell at (607) 777-6655.
To learn more about this program, go online
Participants wanted for Thomas the Tank Engine study
February 5, 2015
The Institute for Child Development at Binghamton University is running a study to understand how Thomas the Train and other cartoons may affect how young children interpret different emotions. If your child is diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s Disorder or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, he/she may be eligible to participate. We are also recruiting participants without an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you and your child participate, you will be eligible to receive compensation ranging from $15 to $30. Send an e-mail
or call 607-777-7273 for more information and to set up your appointment today!
Featured in ‘Inside’: Q&A with President Harvey Stenger
January 27, 2015
• President discusses a number of topics that Binghamton University will be dealing with over the coming year. Story
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January 22, 2015
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Writers sought for ‘Ask a Scientist’
January 22, 2015
The Binghamton University "Ask a Scientist" program is seeking contributors. In a partnership with the Press & Sun Bulletin
, faculty and staff answer questions submitted by area school children. Answers, which run 250-500 words, are published in the newspaper and appear on the University’s web site. Deadlines are flexible. For more information or to participate, contact John Brhel at 607-777-3280 or via e-mail
To see a recent column, go online
Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center: Sleep Quality Study
January 15, 2015
Do you feel that you sleep poorly, wake up many times during the night from snoring or feel tired and fatigued during the day? The Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center is looking for individuals who are 40 years of age or older, with poor sleep quality, to take part in this study. Participants must be willing to use a non-pharmacologic intervention to manage sleep. A research program to test the use of a foot vibration device to improve sleep quality will be implemented. To learn more about the study, contact Lynn Baniak at 607-777-5201.
Microsoft Office now available for students, faculty and staff
December 23, 2014
Microsoft Office is now available to Binghamton University students, faculty and staff to install on their personal devices free of charge. The latest version of the full Office productivity suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more are available for offline and online use. The service is available to those who have an active Binghamton University e-mail address and is a free service as long as the program continues. To get your free version of Office, go online
ITS will continue to install Microsoft Office on University-owned and public computers across campus. To request a Microsoft Office installation on a University-owned or public campus computer, contact the Help Desk via e-mail
or at 607-777-6420.
Clery Act report, policies on Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and Domestic Violence in the Workplace
September 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has issued the annual memo regarding the Clery Act, as well as policies on a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and Domestic Violence in the Workplace, and other annual training reminders. The memo can be viewed online
Binghamton University on social media
September 11, 2013
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Keep information booth informed
August 6, 2013
The campus is reminded to send details of campus events to the Information Booth so staff there can direct visitors easily and appropriately to your events.
Submissions for electronic message signs
January 10, 2013
. Submissions for the entrance signs must be of interest to the campus and community, with a strong campus affiliation. Submissions for dining location signs should be of interest to the campus.
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