Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| March 4, 2014
Financial representatives from TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife, VALIC and Fidelity are on campus each month throughout the year and are available for one-on-one counseling sessions. TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife and Valic are Alternate Funding Vehicles for those employees represented by UUP or MC, and who participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and all of these plans, and Fidelity are available for supplemental retirement accounts for all employees.
Appointments are required.
To schedule an appointment:
TIAA-CREF – Call 866-843-5640
ING – Call 315-446-0100 or send an e-mail
METLIFE – Call 798-1624 Ext. 3009 or send an e-mail
VALIC – Call 908-470-4359 or send an e-mail
FIDELITY – Call 800-642-7131 or register online
Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work deadline March 14| March 4, 2014
The Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work is designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, projects must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit.
Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300.
Encourage your students to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.
For more information, go online
Red Cross Adult CPR/AED Certification| March 4, 2014
Campus Recreation is offering a Red Cross Adult CPR/AED course from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Recreation Center, EG-10. Training combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. Participants learn how to perform CPR, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, and how to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator). Certifications are valid for two years.
Cost for the class is $60, which includes a copy of Adult Ready Reference Card and certification.
Participants can download the Participants Manual from the Red Cross website
. Click on "take a class" and choose the correct class name for corresponding materials.
Register at the Rec Center front desk by noon Friday, March 7. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation certifications webpage
or call 777-PLAY.
Learn the art of fly tying
| March 4, 2014
This workshop is a fun and easy introduction to fly tying that will cover fly proportions, tying techniques and the essential whip finish. Join us from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Recreation Center, EG-14. You will leave having tied a wolly bugger, San Juan worm or basic nymph, and will later experience gratification beyond compare when you catch a fish on something you created. Cost is $25 for students or $35 for non-students, and covers all provided supplies and materials. Space is limited. Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office Recreation Center, EG-10 by Wednesday, March 5. For more information, contact Outdoor Pursuits via e-mail
or call 777-6414.
Dining Services introduces Flavours of Spring menu| March 4, 2014
It may not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner. Our catering office is offering a limited time menu for the spring. Check out the Flavours of Spring menu online
. For more information, follow us on Twitter
or like us on Facebook
VIDEO: Fighting for first-responders | March 3, 2014
Watch this new video
to find out how William H. Groner '77 helped 10,000 people made ill by the 9/11 cleanup.
Proposals sought for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants| March 3, 2014
Reminder: The 2014 Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program deadline is March 14, 2014. This program will include the usual open topic call for proposals and will also be expanded to include proposals each dedicated towards one of the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE): Health Sciences; Smart Energy; Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging; Sustainable Communities; and Material and Visual Worlds.
Guidelines are posted online
. Questions about proposal preparation or budgeting should be directed to the staff at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Questions about eligibility or scope of the program should be addressed to Mary Beth Curtin, assistant vice president for research, via e-mail
or at 777-2931. Completed application packages must be submitted electronically to the OSP
CCPA to hold grief management seminars| March 3, 2014
As part of a Spring Seminar Series, the College of Community and Public Affairs will host two grief management seminars with Kira Lallas on Wednesday, March 19 in room DC-223 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street in Binghamton.
The first seminar, titled “Understanding and Supporting Grieving Children,” held from 9 a.m.-noon and tailored for practitioners, will explore the fundamental principle of supporting children ages 5-12 who are grieving the death of a significant person. The presentation will include discussion about developmental stages, how feelings are expressed in normal and complicated grief, and steps to follow as practitioners to best facilitate integration and build emotional skills. Lallas will offer a framework by which to approach this process and suggestions for language to use, and will coach caregivers with fun and creative activities.
The second seminar, “Understanding and Supporting Grieving Teens,“ held from 1-4 p.m., will address the challenges and opportunities specific to teens ages 13-17 who are grieving the death of a significant person. While a teenager's understanding of death is developmentally closer to that of an adult, they are managing other natural stages of emotional and social growth that can make these years a difficult time to process death. Lallas will offer a framework by which to approach supporting grieving teens, as well as provide nformation about developmental stages and structuring support groups for teens. Case examples will also be provided.
The cost to attend either seminar is $65 per person or $90 to attend both sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch is on your own. To register, go online
. For questions, contact Joann Lindstrom at 777-9178.
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research nominations due March 7| March 3, 2014
Nominations are being sought for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This award honors undergraduate students graduating during the 2013-2014 academic year who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities that extend beyond traditional coursework. Nominations must be made by the unit’s undergraduate director or chair. All nomination materials should be submitted electronically by March 7 to Ashley Serbonich via e-mail
. For more information, go online
. For questions, contact Janice McDonald via e-mail
or call 777-4324.
IASH accepting 2014-2015 Student Fellowship applications| March 3, 2014
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 graduate and undergraduate student fellowships. The deadline for submitting applications is March 28, 2014. For forms and additional information about the fellowships, go online
BU Retirees to host luncheon| March 3, 2014
The BU Retirees Club will host a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Nirchi's, 215 Washington Avenue in Endicott. Matthew Johnson will speak on "20 Findings on Intimate Relationships in 20 minutes.”
For more information, contact August Mueller
ACC at ACC: Academic Culinary Challenge| March 3, 2014
Congratulations to the following teams who will participate in the first Academic Culinary Challenge: Bearcatitude, Res Lifers, Taste Trainers, Anderson Center and Decker Nightingales.
Come out and support your colleagues, and have some fun from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Appalachian Dining Center. Residential pricing will be in place for all attendees, and several local vendors will offer tasty, healthy treats to sample.
Community Archaeology Program (CAP) offers summer camps| March 3, 2014
The Community Archaeology Program (CAP) announces three archaeology summer camps, taking place from July 14-18, for kids (grades 5-6), teens (grades 7-10) and adults (ages 16 years or older). Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology, assist archaeologists with the excavation of a local research site and experience the preservation of local heritage. Archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility will provide instruction in basic archaeological and lab techniques. Supervised excavations will be based at the historic Amos Patterson House on the Susquehanna River in Endwell.
Costs are $175 for all programs. Two scholarships are available (teacher recommendation needed).
Contact Nina Versaggi via e-mail
, or call 777-4786. For more information, visit CAP’s website
Thanks for making Tag Day a success!| March 3, 2014
Thanks to all of you, Binghamton’s first Tag Day was a great success. If anyone has a suggestion for an additional item/place to tag for next year, e-mail Sandra Griffiths
, assistant director of the Binghamton Fund. We would like to recycle as many materials as possible for next year, so if anyone has posters or tags, let us know and we will pick them up.
Multicultural Resource Center changes reporting structure| February 28, 2014
Chief Diversity Officer Valerie Hampton announces that the Multicultural Resource Center, under the direction of Nicole Sirju-Johnson, now reports through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and is no longer under the Division of Student Affairs. “This move will allow us to interact and work with programs for students in a greater capacity,” said Hampton. “We’ll be better able to connect what the students’ needs and wants are around multiculturalism with the University’s overall goals. It’s a University partnership."
Hampton and Sirju-Johnson have been working together for the past couple of months, Hampton said. “We’ve been collaborating on different things as a normal course, but now we’re actually working much closer together and making sure we begin to weave the ideas around diversity and inclusion through the fabric of the University.”
For the time being, both offices will remain in place, but there are plans to consolidate the physical space of both offices into a more user-friendly space where students have a place to meet, work together and collaborate, Hampton said.
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