Spring Fling 2013
Binghamton University students and community members enjoy Spring Fling 2013, along the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway, Harpur Quad and Peace Quad on May 4.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Michael McGoff appointed senior vice provost| May 13, 2013
“Michael has been an invaluable resource for Binghamton University for 45 years,” said Nieman. “In this new capacity, the Division of Academic Affairs will be able to draw on his experience, strategic-thinking abilities and dedication to Binghamton University to make the Road Map a resounding success.”
In addition to his current duties, McGoff will assume important new responsibilities as senior vice provost, providing oversight and coordination for planning, benchmarking, implementation and assessment of the 24 Road Map projects assigned to the Division of Academic Affairs. Working closely with the provost and vice provosts, he will provide leadership for incorporating Road Map strategic priorities, the faculty hiring plan, the transdisciplinary areas of excellence and the division’s ongoing strategic initiatives into a plan that will guide the University’s academic mission for the next five years.
“I’m delighted that Michael is assuming this new role and will use his strong problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills to help us become the premier public university,” said President Harvey Stenger.
For more information on the appointment, visit Inside on the Web.
Research Division welcomes new director| May 13, 2013
Disabled parking spaces only for those authorized| May 13, 2013
Fitzgerald, currently a counselor at Keystone College in Pennsylvania, where he is responsible for alcohol and other drug prevention and counseling, has also served as AOD counselor and prevention coordinator at Marywood University. In addition to screening efforts, counseling and risk-reduction initiatives, he has been responsible for implementing and co-writing state-funded prevention grants at both schools.
“In his role, Garrett will provide guidance to our community as we look for strategies to address the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol,” said Rose. “He will also work to develop effective interventions that support our students so they can reach their full potential.”
Fitzgerald holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Marywood and served as a co-advisor to Marywood’s BACCHUS affiliated peer education group. He has been actively involved in the Scranton area’s Take Back the Night program as both a student and a professional.
"I look forward to joining the Binghamton University community and the opportunity to work with its students and staff to further promote campus health and encourage personal risk reduction," Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald will begin his duties July 8.
Campus Pre-School seeks board members| May 9, 2013
Keep information booth informed| May 9, 2013
• Faculty Senate addresses tentative contract. Story.
This course is approved for 6 PDHs and participants will be given a certificate of completion at its conclusion. For more information and to register, visit http://www.binghamton.edu/watson/professional-development/programs/professional-engineering/index.html.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training| May 8, 2013
This course is open to all current Binghamton University students as well as alumni, non-Binghamton University students, and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies. Save money. Register by Wednesday, May 15 at http://www2.binghamton.edu/watson/professional-development/programs/leansixsigma/greenbelt.html.
Campfires require permit| May 8, 2013
The Ombudsman is here to help| May 8, 2013
The office provides a confidential, impartial and informal resource for anyone with a University-related concern or problem. Reporting directly to the president of Binghamton University, the ombudsman is impartial, unaligned and independent of all administrative divisions and academic units. Interested in learning more about the Office of the University Ombudsman? Contact the Ombudsman at 607-777-2388 or find us online.
Lost or misplaced property?| May 8, 2013
“Dr. Bronstein is an outstanding teacher and scholar and a collaborative academic leader,” Nieman said. “She will work well with faculty, staff, students and alumni to help the college build on the momentum it has achieved during the past six years.”
A founding member of Binghamton University’s Department of Social Work, Bronstein focuses her scholarship on interprofessional and interagency collaboration as well as social work practice with aging populations. A prolific author, Bronstein has published articles that are highly influential among her peers. Her 2003 article, “A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” published in the journal Social Work, is the eighth most cited work in professional social work literature in the past decade.
Bronstein has brought insights to a number of successful collaborations with community partners including by providing leadership for SHARE, a federally funded $3.2 million collaboration among BOCES, Broome County Schools and Binghamton University designed to develop safe school environments and improve mental health services in schools.
Bronstein replaces Founding Dean Patricia Ingraham who will retire on June 13. A national search for a new dean will begin in August 2013.
For more information, call 607-777-3304 and ask for the Binghamton I.D.E.A. Project. This study is being conducted by Brandon Gibb, associate professor in the Psychology Department.