This week on BinghamtonU YouTube: Portrait of a Pilot| December 3, 2013
Serving as a carpenter at Binghamton University for almost 20 years, Jim Johnson has found a new way to contribute to the University.
Watch the video online
EAP open phone consultation option| December 2, 2013
Beginning Dec. 4, the Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be available from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for phone assessment and referral consultations for faculty, staff, graduate students, retirees and family members who are looking for help. The EAP program is a confidential, free and voluntary labor/management negotiated benefit. The coordinators can be reached at 777-6650 or 777-6655 to consult or to schedule an appointment. You may also want to view the EAP website
to learn more about the program.
Exhibitions closing at University Art Museum| December 2, 2013
All fall exhibitions, including Between Two Worlds: Paintings by Ruby Wang; Side by Side: Teacher and Student Designs from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts; Marking the Past: Rubbings taken from Monumental Brasses in England;
and Faces of Buddhism
will close Saturday, Dec. 14. Don’t forget to stop by the Museum Shop for handmade holiday gifts.
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.
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 - evaluation form
Second candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 - evaluation form
Third candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 - evaluation form
Fourth candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11- evaluation form
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.
Professional vacancy in Communications and Marketing| November 22, 2013
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.
End-of-year payroll and tax information issued| November 20, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released important end-of-the-year payroll and tax information and leave accrual balance reminders. The document can be viewed online
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
Applications for Individual Development Awards now available| November 19, 2013
The Individual Development Awards (IDA) program provides up to $1,000 for UUP-represented employees to engage in activities that further professional development. Part-time employees are particularly encouraged to apply, because 15 percent of the funds are set aside for these employees. Examples of activities contributing to professional development include travel to conferences, preparation of material for publication, and artistic or creative endeavors.
Funding for this round of Individual Development Awards is available for projects that occur between July 2, 2013 and July 1, 2014. Applications can only be submitted online
CVs should be submitted electronically to Kelly Wemette
The hard deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Decisions on funding will be made by the last week of January 2014.
For questions about the program or accessing the IDA application site, contact Fran Goldman via e-mail
or at 777-4938.
Open periods to charge Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP-represented faculty and staff| November 18, 2013
The Office of Human Resources reminds UUP-represented faculty and staff of the open periods to charge Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) for UUP-represented faculty and staff affected by the Deficit Reduction Program (DRP). See more details online
Educational Communications Center to be reorganized under new CLT| November 18, 2013
In an effort to more closely align academic resources on campus, the Educational Communications Center (designers of the media systems in classrooms) will be reorganized under the new Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT). This move will allow the CLT to create a robust and centralized organization charged with assisting in all aspects of the teaching mission on campus. Look for new initiatives to come from EdComm and the CLT soon!
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