Proposals sought for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants| March 3, 2014
Reminder: The 2014 Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program deadline is March 14, 2014. This program will include the usual open topic call for proposals and will also be expanded to include proposals each dedicated towards one of the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE): Health Sciences; Smart Energy; Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging; Sustainable Communities; and Material and Visual Worlds.
Guidelines are posted online
. Questions about proposal preparation or budgeting should be directed to the staff at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Questions about eligibility or scope of the program should be addressed to Mary Beth Curtin, assistant vice president for research, via e-mail
or at 777-2931. Completed application packages must be submitted electronically to the OSP
CCPA to hold grief management seminars| March 3, 2014
As part of a Spring Seminar Series, the College of Community and Public Affairs will host two grief management seminars with Kira Lallas on Wednesday, March 19 in room DC-223 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street in Binghamton.
The first seminar, titled “Understanding and Supporting Grieving Children,” held from 9 a.m.-noon and tailored for practitioners, will explore the fundamental principle of supporting children ages 5-12 who are grieving the death of a significant person. The presentation will include discussion about developmental stages, how feelings are expressed in normal and complicated grief, and steps to follow as practitioners to best facilitate integration and build emotional skills. Lallas will offer a framework by which to approach this process and suggestions for language to use, and will coach caregivers with fun and creative activities.
The second seminar, “Understanding and Supporting Grieving Teens,“ held from 1-4 p.m., will address the challenges and opportunities specific to teens ages 13-17 who are grieving the death of a significant person. While a teenager's understanding of death is developmentally closer to that of an adult, they are managing other natural stages of emotional and social growth that can make these years a difficult time to process death. Lallas will offer a framework by which to approach supporting grieving teens, as well as provide nformation about developmental stages and structuring support groups for teens. Case examples will also be provided.
The cost to attend either seminar is $65 per person or $90 to attend both sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch is on your own. To register, go online
. For questions, contact Joann Lindstrom at 777-9178.
IASH accepting 2014-2015 Student Fellowship applications| March 3, 2014
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 graduate and undergraduate student fellowships. The deadline for submitting applications is March 28, 2014. For forms and additional information about the fellowships, go online
Community Archaeology Program (CAP) offers summer camps| March 3, 2014
The Community Archaeology Program (CAP) announces three archaeology summer camps, taking place from July 14-18, for kids (grades 5-6), teens (grades 7-10) and adults (ages 16 years or older). Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology, assist archaeologists with the excavation of a local research site and experience the preservation of local heritage. Archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility will provide instruction in basic archaeological and lab techniques. Supervised excavations will be based at the historic Amos Patterson House on the Susquehanna River in Endwell.
Costs are $175 for all programs. Two scholarships are available (teacher recommendation needed).
Contact Nina Versaggi via e-mail
, or call 777-4786. For more information, visit CAP’s website
Multicultural Resource Center changes reporting structure| February 28, 2014
Chief Diversity Officer Valerie Hampton announces that the Multicultural Resource Center, under the direction of Nicole Sirju-Johnson, now reports through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and is no longer under the Division of Student Affairs. “This move will allow us to interact and work with programs for students in a greater capacity,” said Hampton. “We’ll be better able to connect what the students’ needs and wants are around multiculturalism with the University’s overall goals. It’s a University partnership."
Hampton and Sirju-Johnson have been working together for the past couple of months, Hampton said. “We’ve been collaborating on different things as a normal course, but now we’re actually working much closer together and making sure we begin to weave the ideas around diversity and inclusion through the fabric of the University.”
For the time being, both offices will remain in place, but there are plans to consolidate the physical space of both offices into a more user-friendly space where students have a place to meet, work together and collaborate, Hampton said.
Proposals sought for Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum (ExC)| February 28, 2014
The fifth call for proposals for Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum is now open. As part of an ongoing effort to incorporate entrepreneurship topics throughout the curriculum at Binghamton University, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and New York State Center of Excellence are sponsoring the next “Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum” (ExC) initiative. Awards of $1,000 will be offered for faculty with continuing appointments to significantly revise an existing course to include an entrepreneurship-related component, or to include a significant entrepreneurial component in a new course being developed.
The deadline for proposals is March 15 for the fall semester. All proposals should be submitted via e-mail
. Proposal guidelines can be found online
. The ExC Steering Committee will review the proposals, and successful applicants will be notified by April 15. The awardees will receive $1,000 expense accounts to assist with the planning and implementation of the proposed course. Up to five awards may be made in this round of competition.
STAR Program reminder| February 28, 2014
Know an employee who should be recognized? The STAR program (Service Tradition Awards Recognition) honors employees who exhibit outstanding quality service within the University community. Those recognized receive a STAR pin, a check for $50 and a letter from the president.
Anyone can nominate an individual for a STAR award, and self-nomination is encouraged. Any employee of the University, including faculty, staff, graduate/teaching assistants, Research Foundation, Binghamton Foundation, Sodexo Campus Services, Barnes & Noble, Campus Pre-School & Early Childhood Center, New Generation and M&T Bank personnel, is eligible. Visit the website
for nomination forms. For more information, contact Joe Schultz
or Sue Crane
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.
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
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