Ninth Annual Iron Pour Invitational this Friday| April 23, 2014
Students and faculty from ten other collegiate sculpture programs will join our students, Associate Professor of Art Jim Stark and Sculptor in Residence Mathew Wicker for the Ninth Annual Iron Pour Invitational, taking place this Friday, April 25, at the sculpture facilities in Rooms 152-154 of the Fine Arts Building.
Preparations start in the morning, with actual iron-casting beginning around 1 p.m. Three or four iron furnaces are expected to melt about 3,000 pounds of iron, poured at 2,700 degrees into over a hundred molds.
Following the day’s activities, there will be a reception in the Rosefsky Gallery (FA- 259) for Matt Wicker’s exhibition, “historia.”
Students of Concern Committee: here to help| April 23, 2014
If you suspect you are dealing with a distressed or disruptive student, taking action at the first sign of a problem is recommended. The Students of Concern Committee (SOC) can help. The SOC is an interdisciplinary group of professionals from across University divisions. The team meets weekly to collaboratively address the needs of students of concern, facilitate referrals to campus and community resources, and consult with departments or individuals impacted by a student’s behavior. Contact the SOC through the University's case manager
Register for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training by May 16| April 23, 2014
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) training offered by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department is being reoffered via distance learning from May 27-June 27. 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 is also offered for those who do not have current knowledge/education.) This course is open to all current students, as well as alumni, non-University students, and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies, and is designed for all those interested in understanding and applying Lean Six Sigma concepts to the workplace.
Save money. Register by Friday, May 16
“Business, Labor, Education and Beyond” topic of SUNY BEST| April 23, 2014
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host “GlobalFoundries: Business, Labor, Education and Beyond” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, in room 220 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website
. For additional information, e-mail the SUNY BEST
. Directional signage to the meeting room will be visible for those entering the main entrance of the Downtown Center from Washington St. Parking is available in the Collier Street Ramp, the Water Street Ramp, (both within two blocks of the Downtown Center) or, if available, at any of the metered parking spots in front of the building on Washington St.
Larry Wells Memorial Lecture this Friday| April 23, 2014
Randall Halle, the Karl W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the 2014 Larry Wells Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the President’s Reception Room in the Anderson Center. Halle will speak on “German Studies and the Challenges of Visual Culture: From the National to the European Style.”
For more information, e-mail Neil Christian Pages
Public lecture on penal reform| April 23, 2014
Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “Bring It On: The Future of Penal Reform, the Prison State, and American Politics” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in UU-202. This lecture is sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Political Science Department and the Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series on Understanding De/Incarceration: Prospects, Policy, Theory.
Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| April 23, 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
Do you have heart burn, chest pain, regurgitation and/or burping three times or more per week?| April 23, 2014
The GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Research Team at Binghamton University is looking for volunteers ages 18 and above for their three-week research study on the effect of low glycemic diet, GERD (commonly known as acid reflux) and stress.
Participants will have to follow a low glycemic diet for three weeks and fill out questionnaires on a weekly basis. Initial time commitment is also required, and volunteers will be given a $30 Target gift certificate upon completion of the study. For more information, contact Haley Sorber
. For information regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 777-3818.
If you are interested in participating in the study, come for a general overview at 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 23, in the West Gym Conference Room.
University celebrates Earth Day 2014| April 22, 2014
Faculty, staff and students will celebrate Earth Day 2014 with a zero waste festival from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Peace Quad, in front of the Couper Administration Building. The event, free and open to the public, will include food, a sculpture presentation and various environmental activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities at student group tables and demonstrations.
A host of activities will be offered throughout the day, including recycling races, seed planting activities, a small-scale alpaca farm and exhibits from the Binghamton Zoo. Events are sponsored by Physical Facilities and Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo. For more information, contact Martin Larocca
‘Anne Boleyn’ opens Friday| April 22, 2014
Go behind the scenes at the court of Henry VIII and uncover the real story of the woman who changed England forever in Anne Boleyn
, written by Howard Brenton and directed by Anne Brady. See it on stage at 8 p.m. April 25-26 and May 2-3, and at 2 p.m. May 4, at Watters Theater in the Fine Arts Building.
General admission: $14
Students (with ID): $8 (Opening night tickets are $5 if purchased at the Anderson Center Box Office before 5 p.m. Friday, April 25)
To buy tickets, visit the Box Office, call 777-ARTS or go online
Applications sought for Fulbright Scholar Program| April 22, 2014
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities and hundreds of others by visiting the catalog of awards
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, go online
or e-mail the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry James Dix serves as faculty advisor to the senior scholar program at Binghamton University. He is available to provide guidance on the application process and to connect prospective applicants with other faculty members who have won Fulbright grants in the past. For more information, send him an e-mail
Campus Climate Survey| April 22, 2014
Members of the campus community are reminded to complete the Campus Climate Survey
prior to its closing on April 30. The purpose of the survey is to help Binghamton University evaluate the current campus climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Every voice counts. Be included. Be respected. Be valued. Be heard.
Volunteers sought for Spring 2014 Commencement| April 22, 2014
The Office of Commencement invites all faculty, staff and students to support the Spring 2014 graduates by volunteering at Commencement. Your participation will ensure the atmosphere is enjoyable for our graduates and their guests, and that the event runs smoothly.
Refreshments will be provided and all volunteers receive a thank-you gift.
Go online to register
Personal Safety Advisory Committee seeks input
| April 22, 2014
The Personal Safety Advisory Committee is seeking suggestions from the campus community about specific areas that should be investigated for safety improvements before its spring “campus by night” tour of the University, scheduled for Tuesday, April 29. Suggestions may be sent to Lisa Havtur
or Tracey Debnar
, or via phone at 777-2157.
2014 Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium this weekend| April 22, 2014
“What Visual Culture Does for German Studies” is the theme for the 2014 Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium (BUGSC), taking place Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, in the Anderson Center Reception Room. The event kicks off with a light breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 25. For program and registration information, go online
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