Retirees Club luncheon Wednesday| December 2, 2013
The BU Retirees Club will host a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Nirchi’s, 215 Washington Avenue, Endicott. Gerald Kadish will speak on “The Way I Remember It.” For more information, contact August Mueller
MRC Global Fiesta to be held Dec. 4| December 2, 2013
The Multicultural Resource Center invites you to the 5th Annual MRC Global Fiesta: Celebrating Holidays around the World (previously known as Festival of Lights) from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the UU-Mandela Room. This event features presentations on both religious and non-religious holidays around the world, cultural performances, holiday food samplings, interactive activities/games and special prizes!
Come and check out what our cultural groups have in store for you before the holiday season. This event is free and open to all.
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.
UCTD workshop: Memory and the Mind| November 27, 2013
Join us from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in UU-122, as we explore how the mind remembers events and facts, how perception can differ from reality and how we make connections.
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
Featured in ‘Inside’| November 22, 2013
• John Tagg promoted to distinguished professor. Story
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