Tag Day 2014
Caitlyn Carlson, director of the Binghamton Fund, adds tags to works of art in the University Art Museum for Binghamton University's first Tag Day. The day was designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Professional vacancy| February 20, 2014
Feedback wanted for May 31 planned campus electrical shutdown| February 20, 2014
• Anderson Center
• Bearcats Sports Complex
• Center of Excellence
• East Campus Housing, including C4
• Engineering and Science
• Events Center
• Fine Arts music wing
• Physical Facilities
• Science 5
• University Downtown Center
• West Gym
Physical Facilities would like to know if there are temporary power needs in affected buildings beyond what is typically provided by emergency generators (see below*), or event schedule conflicts on the planned May 31 date.
*During planned shutdowns, emergency generators will provide power for fire alarms, emergency lighting and equipment tied to red outlets (used in most buildings to denote outlets connected to emergency power). Check with your Building Administrator if you have questions about what equipment is tied to emergency power.
Contact Tom Seidel with any questions or feedback via e-mail, or call 777-4468.
Nominations sought for Council/Foundation Award| February 19, 2014
Nominations should be submitted using the nomination form online, and should include the name of the nominee; a current resume, curriculum vitae or job description; a letter of nomination (up to two typed pages); and a minimum of three and maximum of seven letters of support. All nominations will remain confidential, and are due by Friday, March 28 electronically, in PDF format, to Laura O’Neil. For additional information or questions, contact O’Neil at 777-4895.
Help Interpersonal Violence Prevention Team plan campus-wide event| February 19, 2014
Professional vacancy in Residential Life| February 19, 2014
Website active for 2015-16 funding requests to support Road Map projects| February 17, 2014
The total amount of available funding is not yet known, but the call for proposals is an opportunity for deans, departments, Road Map Steering Committee teams and individuals to suggest investments that will help the campus achieve the ambitious objectives outlined in the Road Map.
Proposals will be accepted until Monday, April 7, 2014, for projects that require one-time or continuing support, including non-faculty personnel, graduate students, equipment and OTPS (other than personal services). Faculty lines will not be considered through this process because there is a separate process for requesting faculty positions.
Final decisions on funding will be announced in July 2014, with funding for successful projects available for use on July 1, 2015.
Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Fund call for proposals| February 17, 2014
The major focus of the fund is to provide support for initiatives that prompt increased global awareness, global respect and global competence. The request for proposals may be viewed and downloaded online. Submit proposals to Cheryl Nestlerode by March 14.
Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| February 17, 2014
To schedule an appointment:
TIAA-CREF – Call 866-843-5640
ING – Call 315-446-0100 or send an e-mail
METLIFE – Call 798-1624 Ext. 3009 or send an e-mail
VALIC – Call 908-470-4359 or send an e-mail
Professional vacancy| February 14, 2014
Flu cases on the rise, tips to protect yourself| February 14, 2014
The flu can be very contagious. You are encouraged to take the following precautions to mitigate risk of getting the flu:
• Get a flu shot. Although it takes two weeks to provide protection, flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The shots are safe, and it’s not too late to get one for this season. There is a limited supply of free flu vaccine available for students at the DSHSC.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; germs spread this way.
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
• If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
• While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
Visit the CDC website to find out what to do if you get sick with the flu and how to care for family members and/or friends who may be dealing with the flu.
Professional vacancy| February 13, 2014
Conference postponed until fall| February 13, 2014
Given the tremendous amount of time faculty across all schools and departments are devoting to the 55 faculty searches under way, the Steering Committee believes postponing the conference until the fall will provide appropriate time for faculty to participate in and attend the conference and contribute to and learn about the TAE and its three research themes: movement, place and conflict; human rights; and citizenship and belonging.
More information will be forthcoming and distributed as it becomes available.
Professional vacancy| February 12, 2014