Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| December 3, 2013
Holiday Reception invitation| December 3, 2013
President Harvey Stenger cordially invites faculty and staff to attend a Holiday Reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the University Union's Mandela Room. Celebrate the season and take a break from the end-of-the-semester rush with light refreshments and cool jazz. For more information, contact Peg Kelly at 777-4502.
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
Jewelry making workshop Thursday| December 3, 2013
The Binghamton University Fine Arts Society will host a jewelry making workshop from noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, outside of the University Art Museum in the Fine Arts Building. Stop by to make and buy a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one in time for the holiday season. The cost is $5 to make earrings and $10 to make a necklace. All proceeds will go towards the 50 Works on Paper project, which will restore a masterpiece in the museum. Contact the Fine Arts Society
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.
Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) requests for Fall 2013| December 2, 2013
The online Student Opinion of Teaching Survey period is Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. To read the memo and get information on SOOT requests for Fall 2013, go online
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.
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.
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. A evaluation form for all candidates can be found online
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.
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
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