Spring Fling 2013
Binghamton University students and community members enjoy Spring Fling 2013, along the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway, Harpur Quad and Peace Quad on May 4.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Did You Know?: HR news bulletin online| April 19, 2013
‘Chenango Room After Hours’| April 18, 2013
Are you a perfectionist? Paid research participants needed!| April 18, 2013
Smoking Policy reminder| April 18, 2013
Faculty drop-in hours| April 17, 2013
Reminder: First day of fall 2013 semester classes is Aug. 26| April 16, 2013
Professional vacancies| April 16, 2013
RF position vacancy announcement| April 15, 2013
Safety tip from Environmental Health and Safety| April 15, 2013
CCPA founding dean to retire| April 12, 2013
A public policy expert and formerly distinguished professor of public administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Ingraham has been dean of CCPA since August 2006. She received her doctorate in political science/policy science from Binghamton University in 1979 and taught in the University’s political science department. She also holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College.
"Academia has been a critical part of most of my life and I have loved the students, the learning, the colleagues and the opportunities,” said Ingraham. “Creating and growing CCPA has been one of the most remarkable of those opportunities and I have enjoyed it more than I can tell you."
Under Ingraham’s leadership, CCPA has strengthened its departments in human development, public administration and social work, and added a department in student affairs administration. CCPA has also developed a number of international partnerships, gained recent approval to offer a PhD in community and public affairs, developed a program in sustainable communities, collaborated with the Public Service Learning Community in Hinman College, move into the University Downtown Center (twice!) and created a new "community" for its students.
“As founding dean of CCPA, Pat has transformed a promising idea into reality by working with her faculty colleagues to build a very strong school in a short time” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman. “Her fellow deans and I will miss working with her, even as we wish her the best for a happy, fulfilling and well-deserved retirement."
During the next several weeks, Nieman will identify a senior faculty member to serve as interim dean of CCPA while the University begins a national search for a new dean. He has asked for nominations for interim dean.
Marcia Craner, VP for external affairs, to step down| April 10, 2013
“Binghamton University has benefited from Marcia’s contributions and we are grateful for her dedication over the past 30 years,” said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. “Our goal now is to continue our tradition of commitment to developing friends and support for the University and to maintain our fundraising momentum.”
Craner will begin teaching for the College of Community and Public Affairs in spring 2014, sharing her 35 years of professional experience with students who plan to enter the fields of philanthropy and not-for-profit management.
“These careers offer myriad opportunities to qualified practitioners, and I’m excited about the role I will play in helping our students make a difference and succeed,” said Craner.
Leadership Development Program to be piloted| April 10, 2013
The course, offered in three half-day classroom sessions conducted by the Center for Leadership Studies, and accompanied by online modules, will cover 10 core competencies for supervisors. Each participant will also be assigned a mentor. Participants will be nominated for the program, or can self-nominate. Supervisors will be receiving a brochure with program details via campus mail and more information on the program and how to nominate someone for participation is also available on the Web at http://www2.binghamton.edu/uctd/leadership/index.html.
Students of Concern Committee/case manager| April 9, 2013
The SOC Committee can:
• help to coordinate the University response to students who demonstrate violence, threats to self or others, or are significantly disruptive.
• develop action plans intended to support student and community safety, prevent violence, support student development and maintain a campus environment conducive to learning.
• consult with faculty, staff and students involved in or affected by a student's behavior, and other individuals as appropriate.
The committee’s goal is to foster early identification of concerns about students. Early review of problematic situations can reduce the impact to a student and/or the classroom, social or living environment.
For additional information on the Students of Concern Committee and case management at Binghamton University, visit
President’s Quarterly Report released| April 8, 2013