Blackboard feature upgrade: New Retention Center| December 2, 2013
Mark Reisinger, associate professor of geography, introduces Blackboard's new Retention Center function in this short video
. The new Retention Center will be part of the Blackboard upgrade available in January. For more information about the Dec. 27 upgrade and to view other short video presentations where Binghamton faculty introduce new features, go online
. For additional information, contact Carol Bell
or Donald Loewen
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training January 2014| December 2, 2013
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) training offered by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science will be reoffered via distance learning from Jan. 6 to Jan. 31, 2014. This short course is designed for students or industry professionals that have some coursework background in probability and statistics and/or quality control* (*prerequisite statistics instruction also offered for those who do not have current knowledge/education.) This course is open to all current Binghamton students, as well as alumni, non-Binghamton students, and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies. Save money! Register online
by Friday, Dec. 20.
Toys for Tots barrels located across campus| December 2, 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.
EAP workshop: Holiday Hula| December 2, 2013
Did you happen to partake in the first Hula happening in January? Well, do not fret; you have another chance to join in some serious fun with our own Jennie Bruns, hula dancer and enthusiast, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Campus Rec Room 24. All are welcome, regardless of dance experience. Bruns will walk us through the basic steps, postures, hand motions, as well as Hawaiian culture and language. If you are adventurous, this is the event for you! To register, call 777-6362 or click on the “register for workshops” link at the University Center for Training and Development website
Parking structure lighting upgrades Dec. 2-6| December 2, 2013
Physical Facilities will upgrade lighting with more energy-efficient LED lights throughout the Parking Structure beginning Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. The upgrades will take place in phases, and crews will work until 6 p.m. Some areas may be dark while work is occurring after sundown. Contact Tom Seidel
with any questions at 777-4468.
Remove vehicles from snow lots| November 27, 2013
This is just a reminder that vehicles should be removed from snow lots to aid in snow removal efforts.
A number of parking areas are designated as snow lots. These lots must be clear of cars between 1-6 a.m. Nov. 15 to March 30, seven days a week, to allow for snow removal. Vehicles parked in snow lots at these times and dates will be ticketed and/or towed. The snow lots are: all commuter lots, the Library Tower, Lot A, Lot F, Lot F1, Lot F2, Lot G, Lot J, Lot K, Lot M0, M-2, M-3, M-4, Lot Q2, Lot V, Lot W (the Visitor's Paid Lot), Lot Y2 and Lot Z.
College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates| November 25, 2013
Four candidates for CCPA dean will come to Binghamton University during the first and second weeks of December. Each candidate will give an open forum presentation to faculty, staff and students.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman has asked each candidate to speak for 15 minutes during the open forum on the following topic: “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?” Each presentation will be followed by a 45-minute period for people to ask questions.
Open forums will be held as follows:
First candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Second candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
Third candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9
Fourth candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
Information on each candidate and the location of each forum will be sent out a few days before each visit.
Students asked to visit Typhoon Haiyan relief website| November 25, 2013
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is encouraging students to organize events and fundraisers in support of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Direct your students to this new website
, which has information about organizations working hard to provide relief in the Philippines.
When we become aware of Haiyan events and fundraisers on campus, they will also be added to this site. E-mail the CCE
if you are aware of any student efforts to organize events of this nature, so that we can help spread the word.
Donate gifts for Hand to Heart program| November 25, 2013
Residential Life is again sponsoring the Hand to Heart program to collect gifts for children helped through the Wyoming Conference Children’s Home. If you would like to donate any new item for a child from infant through teen, send gifts to Jean Pitely at the Residential Life Central Office (TU-213) by Friday, Dec. 6.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| November 25, 2013
Résumé. CV. Cover letter. Interviewing. Elevator speech. Workplace challenge. Retirement planning. You name it. Sign up now for a confidential job/career coaching conversation with John Wojcio.
. Binghamton University provides this service for all its employees.
Professional vacancy in Communications and Marketing| November 22, 2013
Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) memo online| November 22, 2013
The Office of Human Resources reminds UUP-represented staff, faculty and librarians of the open periods to use Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) aka "furlough" days. For further information, review the memo online
Old Champlain lounge conversion begins Monday| November 22, 2013
Work to convert a lounge into a classroom in Old Champlain will begin Monday, Nov. 25. The project will begin with asbestos abatement, with demolition to follow. Work will be complete in August 2014.
Wellness Services offers end-of-semester deals| November 21, 2013
Take charge of your health. Wellness Services can help!
November marks the beginning of the holiday season for many of us, but that doesn’t have to mean additional stress. Campus Recreation’s Wellness Services would like to invite you to share in our end-of-the-semester deals.
Take $10 off a purchase of $50 or more through Campus Special. Download their mobile app (we’ve linked to it off our website
, but don't click on the deal until you're ready to redeem) or stop by the Wellness Services Suite to pick up a coupon. Combine that offer with our current special for even more savings — purchase any 60-minute massage and get 10 extra minutes free. Both offers are valid through Dec. 20.
Now is the perfect time to treat yourself or give a gift to a friend or loved one.
Try our new Shiatsu session, a variety of various other massages, energy treatment or nutrition services. Descriptions, pricing and hours are available on the Wellness Services website
Connector road closes Nov. 22| November 21, 2013
The connector road running through the Nature Preserve will close Friday, Nov. 22. It will re-open in the spring once the salamanders have crossed.
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