Binghamton University Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble performance| December 6, 2013
A concert of African dance and drumming, directed by Associate Professor and Music Department Chair James Burns, will be presented by the Nukporfe Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in FA-Watters. The presentation will include African music performed by a full ensemble of drummers and dancers. African dance-drumming typically juxtaposes several art forms together, including storytelling, pantomime, oral history and community wisdom, and is an excellent way to introduce authentic African culture to anyone who may have little understanding of modern Africa. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online
or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.
Winter term Course Reserve requests| December 6, 2013
There is still time to submit your winter term Course Reserve requests! For your convenience, up-to-date information and forms are available 24/7 by clicking Course Reserves
on the Library's main page.
Green energy economy in Southern Tier topic of Binghamton Community Lab| December 6, 2013
The Binghamton Community Lab will host a mixer and discussion titled “The Promise and Challenges of the Green Energy Economy in New York’s Southern Tier,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water St. in Binghamton. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to purchase an optional, self-pay dinner at 6 p.m.
For additional information, contact Hadassah Head
Transportation study reminder| December 6, 2013
A transportation and parking study is underway, and campus input is very important.
Increasing enrollment, satellite campuses, expanded on-campus housing and new academic buildings are prompting a close look at Binghamton University's transportation and parking needs. With safety as a primary consideration, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates has been hired to help the campus gather input and make recommendations for how vehicles should be able to navigate on campus, mass transit and how to best utilize space for parking.
To participate, go online
Employee tax deferred savings options for 2014| December 5, 2013
The State University of New York (SUNY) provides all employees with the opportunity to save for their retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plan. Participation in the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plan is a great way to build your retirement savings and reduce current taxes.
The 2014 maximum contribution level remains the same as 2013. For more information, go online
Important year-end employee benefit and payroll reminders| December 5, 2013
The Employee Benefits staff would like to remind you about current benefit enrollment periods and deadlines and year-end 2013 payroll information. Review the details online
, so you do not miss out!
Professional vacancy in Student Support Services| December 5, 2013
One-on-one guidance from Fidelity| December 5, 2013
William Kalwas, a workplace planning and guidance consultant at Fidelity, will be available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in UU-122. Call 800-642-7131 to schedule a free one-on-one session. Fidelity is a tax-deferred option for all employees.
Get a jumpstart on your new year of fitness and wellness| December 5, 2013
Spring fitness memberships will go on sale online and in-house Monday, Dec. 9. Purchase your membership before Jan. 19 and choose either $5 off or a free 10-minute chair massage. Spring access will begin immediately, so take advantage before that date and you'll get the last two weeks of the fall semester free! Visit the Campus Recreation website
to sign up.
Professional vacancy in Center for Learning and Teaching| December 4, 2013
Nominations sought for Leadership Development Program| December 4, 2013
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Leadership Development Program for Supervisors at Binghamton University, Class of Spring 2014. Programs will be presented for supervisory employees once a semester and will consist of two classes, with each class composed of 20 nominated participants. Nominations can be made by supervisors, or employees can self-nominate.
Details about the program are available on the University Center for Training and Development website
Inquiries and requests for assistance may be directed to the University Center for Training and Development at 607-777-6398.
De-Stress December schedule online| December 4, 2013
De-Stress December will take place from Dec. 2-20. De-Stress December is a campus-wide initiative aimed at reducing student stress and anxiety during the weeks leading up to and including finals. Share this link
, which contains the full schedule of events, with your students. Some of the events include: therapy dogs, service projects, baking, and even free group fitness classes from Dec. 14-20 for any faculty, staff or student with a valid Binghamton University ID. If you have any additional ongoing services or events you would like added to the calendar, e-mail Morgan Appel
End of year payroll and tax information issued| December 4, 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
2014 health insurance rates announced| December 3, 2013
The effective date for health insurance changes is Jan. 2, 2014. The first paycheck to be affected by the new rates will be Dec. 31, 2013. Employees must submit their changes to the Office of Human Resources no later than Dec. 31. No action is required if you are retaining the same health plan for 2014.
Watch your mail at home for enrollment information. Click here
for the 2014 bi-weekly health insurance rates.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| December 3, 2013
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