Get a jumpstart on your new year of fitness and wellness| December 5, 2013
Spring fitness memberships will go on sale online and in-house Monday, Dec. 9. Purchase your membership before Jan. 19 and choose either $5 off or a free 10-minute chair massage. Spring access will begin immediately, so take advantage before that date and you'll get the last two weeks of the fall semester free! Visit the Campus Recreation website
to sign up.
Professional vacancy in Center for Learning and Teaching| December 4, 2013
Nominations sought for Leadership Development Program| December 4, 2013
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Leadership Development Program for Supervisors at Binghamton University, Class of Spring 2014. Programs will be presented for supervisory employees once a semester and will consist of two classes, with each class composed of 20 nominated participants. Nominations can be made by supervisors, or employees can self-nominate.
Details about the program are available on the University Center for Training and Development website
Inquiries and requests for assistance may be directed to the University Center for Training and Development at 607-777-6398.
De-Stress December schedule online| December 4, 2013
De-Stress December will take place from Dec. 2-20. De-Stress December is a campus-wide initiative aimed at reducing student stress and anxiety during the weeks leading up to and including finals. Share this link
, which contains the full schedule of events, with your students. Some of the events include: therapy dogs, service projects, baking, and even free group fitness classes from Dec. 14-20 for any faculty, staff or student with a valid Binghamton University ID. If you have any additional ongoing services or events you would like added to the calendar, e-mail Morgan Appel
End of year payroll and tax information issued| December 4, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released important end of the year payroll and tax information and leave accrual balance reminders. The document can be viewed online
2014 health insurance rates announced| December 3, 2013
The effective date for health insurance changes is Jan. 2, 2014. The first paycheck to be affected by the new rates will be Dec. 31, 2013. Employees must submit their changes to the Office of Human Resources no later than Dec. 31. No action is required if you are retaining the same health plan for 2014.
Watch your mail at home for enrollment information. Click here
for the 2014 bi-weekly health insurance rates.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| December 3, 2013
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
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.
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.
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 - evaluation form
Second candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 - evaluation form
Third candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 - evaluation form
Fourth candidate – 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11- evaluation form
Information on each candidate and the location of each forum will be sent out a few days before each visit.
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.
Professional vacancy in Communications and Marketing| November 22, 2013
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