Reminder: Cars in snow lots will be ticketed and towed| December 13, 2013
The Binghamton area is expecting snow this weekend. All vehicles parked overnight, both Friday and Saturday, must be moved to the following lots: E1, H, I, M1, N, O1, O2, R, S1, S2, S3, T1, X, Y1, Y3, Y4, Y5, ZZ north and ZZ south. Vehicles parked in all other lots will be ticketed and towed.
Student Chancellor’s Award and President’s Award nominations due today| December 13, 2013
Nominations are sought for the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the President’s Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award honors graduate and undergraduate students graduating during the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is today, Friday, Dec. 13.
The President’s Award recognizes juniors and seniors. The deadline to nominate a senior is today, Friday, Dec. 13. Nominations for juniors are due Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
For more information, go online
Contact Janice McDonald at 777-4324 or via e-mail
Professional vacancy| December 13, 2013
Honor a veteran this holiday season| December 13, 2013
CSEA will collect items for veterans that reside at the New York State Veterans' Home in Oxford. The following is an updated list of suggested items that they would like, which now includes women’s needs as well (there are 48 women and 184 men living there):
- Electric shavers (Norelco preferred)
- Large or XL cardigan sweaters with buttons
- Movie DVDs
- Music: CDs or DVDs
- Baseball caps
- Pillow pets
- Stuffed animals
- Any craft kits (AC Moore/Michaels - unfinished wooden bird houses, acrylic paints, stickers, etc.)
- Any Red Hat Society items
- Ladies trimmers (rather than razors)
All items should be new or in pristine condition and can be dropped off at the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies office, LN-1129, or at the Union Office, LN-G256, by Wednesday, Dec. 18.
If you have questions, call Barb Knighton at 621-6079 or 777-2730.
Psychology colloquium today| December 13, 2013
Monnica T. Williams, associate director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, will speak on "Barriers to Treatment for OCD: Stigma, Race, and Hidden Populations" from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 13, in AA-G08. All are invited to attend. This event is part of the 2013-2014 Harpur College Dean's Speaker Series: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Psychological Research and Practice.
Participants wanted for OCD study| December 13, 2013
Do you stay up past 1 a.m. and sleep past 10 a.m.? Do you have difficulty falling asleep early and/or getting up early? Do you have intrusive thoughts that things are contaminated, that you forgot to do something or that your thoughts or behaviors make it more likely something bad will happen? Do you feel compelled to arrange things in a certain way, wash repeatedly, check repeatedly or follow certain routines? Are you at least 18 years of age and fluent in spoken and written English? If you answered yes, you may be eligible to receive a new treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. This study is being conducted at the Binghamton Anxiety Clinic and will examine how people respond to a bright light intervention.
Participation involves an initial assessment followed by four weeks of treatment, with further assessments at mid-treatment and post-treatment. There is no charge for the treatment and participants will be paid approximately $15/hour for the assessments. If you are interested in participating, call 777-5006 and ask for the “Good Night OCD” project.
University Union furniture deliveries begin Dec. 16| December 13, 2013
The first furniture deliveries for the University Union north renovation projects are expected to arrive Monday, Dec. 16, weather-dependent. The deliveries will continue through the beginning of January. Most deliveries will be made to the University Union loading dock and will have little impact on campus routines. Some deliveries will be made to the lower UU west entrance and will involve minor pedestrian detours along the walkway in front of UU north, UU west and Fine Arts. More details will be shared as they become available. Contact Dell Sargent with any questions via e-mail
or at 777-6023.
Administration Building electrical panel work Dec. 14| December 13, 2013
Physical Facilities staff will work on electrical panels in the Administration Building this Saturday, Dec. 14. There will be periodic electrical outages from the fifth floor down from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Eric Booth with any questions via e-mail
or at 777-3414.
Featured in ‘Inside’: $81.9M REDC funding and Innovation Hot Spot designation| December 12, 2013
• Read about the impact of being named a “top performer” and gaining funding for a virtual hot spot that includes the Southern Tier High-Tech Incubator project in downtown Binghamton. Story
• Also: On-campus presentations from the four College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates.
“Breathe Binghamton” Group OM yoga class Sunday| December 12, 2013
Faculty, staff and students — join us as we relax and rejuvenate during this free yoga class at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the UU-Mandela Room. Dress for activity and bring your own yoga mat. This De-stress December event is sponsored by Campus Recreation. For more information, contact 607-777-PLAY, send an e-mail
or visit the Campus Recreation website
CSEA members/families invited to reception and basketball game| December 12, 2013
CSEA members and their families are invited to join President Harvey Stenger and CSEA in cheering on the Binghamton Bearcats at the CSEA Family Reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, on the court behind the bleachers! Enjoy light refreshments and then sit in Section 116 to watch the men’s basketball team take on New Hampshire at 7 p.m. Entry into the reception and the game is free for CSEA members and their families. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 20 at 777-4377 or to David Lee
. Tickets will be available at the Events Center Will Call window. And remember to wear green!
Free chair massage in the Rec Center Wellness Services Suite Monday| December 12, 2013
It's first-come, first-served for a free 10-minute chair massage between 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:15-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Recreation Center, EG, Wellness Services Suite! No appointment necessary. Done fully clothed and in a seated position, this fast, effective tension reliever is perfect on the go. This De-stress December event is sponsored by Campus Recreation. For more information, contact Wellness Services at 607-777-3515 or visit the Campus Recreation website
Holiday Reception invitation| December 12, 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.
“Downton Abbey” celebration at Phelps Mansion Dec. 19| December 12, 2013
“Downton Abbey” season four premieres Jan. 5 on WSKG-TV, but you can have a sneak peek when you join us for a special ‘tea and talk’ -- and a celebration of all things Downton -- Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton.
The evening includes a tour of the Phelps mansion at 5 p.m., a tea and talk at 6 p.m., and a preview screening of season four, hour one at 7 p.m. Heather Welland, assistant professor of history, will present a look at the crisis of the old order in the 1920s with a talk called "Downton Under Siege." Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books, will offer a look at some of the real individuals who inhabited the actual Downton – Highclere Castle. Then WSKG’s Brian Frey will debut a short video simulating a correspondence between a Downton-era Binghamton resident and a member of the Downton family, to be seen exclusively at this event. Tickets are $15 for the evening’s events. To buy tickets, call WSKG at 729-0100 or go online
. Costumes strongly encouraged!
Application deadline for Faculty-Student Scholarship Program is Feb. 18| December 12, 2013
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that the deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 Faculty-Student Scholarship Program is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Applicants must be juniors, seniors or graduate students during the 2014-15 academic year and have a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Recipients will earn $3,200 working 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters in one of the following on-campus sites/positions:
Athletics Communications (Digital Media Assistant); Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS Research Videographer and Media Specialist); GIS Campus Core Facility (Regional Demographic Analyst); Harpur Advising Office (Pre-Law Advising Assistant); Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships (Student Entrepreneurship Liaison); Office of International Student and Scholar Services (International Education Assessment Assistant); Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives (Research and Assessment Assistant); Provost Office, Freshmen Immersion Program (Research Videographer and Multi-media Assistant); Undergraduate Research Center/Office of External Scholarships (Communications Assistant); Career Development Center/The Graduate School (Graduate Student Services Assistant)
Details and application can be found on the Financial Aid website
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