Lunch on the Quad
Research assistants, from left, Yong-Ju Reichenberger, Ryan Rooeny and Kyle Acenowr, enjoy lunch outside at the Harpur Quad on June 17.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Professional vacancy in athletics| June 19, 2013
Received news from a student lately?| June 19, 2013
Have you received any of the following from a spring 2013 graduating senior informing you of their job search/continuing education status?
• E-mails, texts, cards
• Social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
• Phone call, visits
Revenue adjustment deadline is Friday| June 19, 2013
Trucks/equipment accessing East Campus Housing site| June 19, 2013
Video: Overcoming the odds| June 18, 2013
Retirement celebration for Mark Reed| June 18, 2013
Professional vacancy in HR| June 18, 2013
Harpur College names two associate deans| June 17, 2013
Klin, associate professor of psychology, will serve as associate dean for undergraduate studies and academic affairs. Margai, professor of geography, will serve as associate dean for graduate studies, student success and faculty development.
“We are lucky to have two highly respected researchers and teachers who are equally committed to the development of our academic community,” incoming Harpur College Dean Anne McCall said.
Margai and Klin will join Anna Addonisio, associate dean for administration, in leadership roles within Harpur College.
Klin, who received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. She is a faculty member at the Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Sciences (CAPS) Research Center. Klin specializes in cognitive psychology and her research interests include psycholinguistics, and language comprehension and memory.
“As a former chair of one of Harpur College’s largest and most complex departments, Celia brings valuable personnel and curricular experience to the dean’s office,” McCall said. “In addition to working with many of our faculty governance bodies, Celia will support our involvement in the transdisiplinary areas of excellence (TAEs). Her sizable expertise in the natural sciences will be precious for successful hiring, and she will play a special role in the development of hiring and retention practices that support a diverse workforce.”
Margai, who received her doctorate from Kent State University, most recently served as associate dean of the Graduate School. She has been a member of the University’s Fulbright Committee and co-chaired the Student Success Road Map Team. Margai’s published scholarship focuses on environmental health hazards, environmental justice and equity, and geographies of health and health disparities.
“Florence’s career shines a spotlight on international research and teaching,” McCall said. “As we embrace our goal of increasing graduate student enrollment, Harpur will benefit greatly from experience that Florence gained in the Graduate School and as department chair. Our students will also benefit from her commitment to developing tools that will support their academic and career development. Florence will also play a lead role in faculty development efforts across Harpur College.”
Professional vacancy for Call Center| June 17, 2013
Friendship Family participants needed| June 17, 2013
For more information about this program, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/friendship-family-program/friendfam.html.
The application form is available at http://saffairs.binghamton.edu/isss/webforms/ffp-family/.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| June 17, 2013
Administration Building restroom renovations to begin| June 14, 2013
There will be a partial water shutdown to the Administration Building beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, June 15, with no hot water to the Administration Building tower though cold water will be available in the tower. There will be no water service to the first and second floor wing of the Administration Building during this time. Plumbers will be installing isolation valves to prepare for the renovation project. Full water service to the building is expected to be restored late Saturday afternoon.
Demolition of the first-floor restrooms is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17, with renovation to follow. The work will be performed on second shift from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. First floor renovations should be complete by Monday, August 5.
Renovation of second-floor restrooms will begin in early August and be complete in mid-September. This work will take place on first shift, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
President Stenger announces new role for provost| June 13, 2013
I am announcing that, effective immediately, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman will become Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
In assuming his new role, Executive Vice President and Provost Nieman will be given the authority to handle many of the issues and questions typically brought to the president. Currently, 24 of the top 25 public universities in the nation operate under this structure. Although we are younger and smaller than many of them, as we grow in size and complexity, I believe we must take advantage of the increased effectiveness that this common organizational structure provides.
Placing our chief academic officer on nearly the same plane in the organizational hierarchy as the president will reinforce the strategic importance of advancing our educational and research objectives through a high level of organizational collaboration. While the direct reporting lines of vice presidents will not change, the executive vice president, in consultation with the president, will be responsible for budget, space and resource allocations for all University divisions.
In the coming years, as Binghamton University grows and its reputation expands and strengthens, a fluid and dynamic relationship between the EVP/provost and president will be in place to ensure that matters needing executive attention are handled quickly and effectively. This increased flexibility will prove invaluable in the ever-changing landscape of our campus.
I appreciate your support of this initiative and look forward to working with you under this new structure.
Harvey G. Stenger