Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) requests for Spring 2014| April 15, 2014
The online Student Opinion of Teaching Survey period is from April 18 to May 9. To read the memo and get information on SOOT requests for Spring 2014, go online
Anderson Center reception room/patio work update| April 15, 2014
The contractor has revised work plans regarding Anderson Center reception room/patio renovations. Patio construction will take place through May 15. The work to replace the walkway from lot D and the Parking Structure to the Anderson Center will take place later this year. The door adjacent to B-33 will also remain open. Contact project coordinator Ed Harrison
with any questions at 777-5889.
BingPing - Trails On Campus| April 14, 2014
Did you know that there are 11 miles of trails on campus? Get up, get moving and stay healthy with the Steps to B-Healthy walking program. Remember: choose well, be well. Learn more about BingPings and the Healthy Campus Initiative online
Fundraiser to benefit Institute for Child Development| April 14, 2014
There will be a fundraising benefit to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at TLC’s Pizzeria, 904 Front Street, Binghamton. Family friendly activities, entertainment and basket raffles will be set up throughout the day to promote community engagement and discussion about the impact of ASD on the lives of those affected and their families. All tips and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Institute for Child Development.
Anderson Center walkway/entrance closure| April 14, 2014
As part of renovations to the Anderson Center reception room and the area immediately outside, the walkway from the parking lot D and Parking Structure to the Anderson Center reception room, and the entrance doors adjacent to B-33 will be closed from Wednesday, April 16 through Thursday, May 15. New sidewalks and a patio are being constructed. Signage will be put in place to re-direct pedestrians around this area. Contact project coordinator Ed Harrison with any questions via e-mail
or call him at 777-5889.
Bartle Library air handling controls replacement April 15-23| April 14, 2014
Air handling controls will be replaced April 15-23, affecting the first and second floor areas on the west side of Bartle Library. There will be no air circulation/air conditioning while the equipment is being replaced. A crane will also be used in this area to put new equipment into place. The work is not expected to have any major pedestrian impact.
Faculty to perform music of France| April 11, 2014
University faculty will perform in Very French!
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Kilmer Mansion at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive in Binghamton. The musical journey to France will feature works by Saint-Saens, Faure, Sancan, Durfle and Devienne.
Tickets are $15 and are available by e-mailing Temple Concord
, or by calling 723-7355 and leaving a message.
Professional vacancies| April 11, 2014
Save the date for Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Graduate Conference in Literature| April 11, 2014
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year’s conference theme, “Transatlantic Modernities,” focuses on the literary and material facets of cultural exchange across the Atlantic during historical moments broadly defined as modern. The conference starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the University Downtown Center. Anthony Bogues, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and Critical Theory and the director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, will deliver the keynote at 4:30 p.m.
Come with questions and encourage your students to attend! Light refreshments provided.
For questions, e-mail Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
Video: Highlights from Alexis Ohanian presentation| April 10, 2014
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social news website Reddit, gave a speech challenging Binghamton University students to push their ideas into creations.
Watch highlights from his presentation online
2014 Summer Orientation dates announced| April 10, 2014
The dates for 2014 Summer Orientation for incoming transfer and freshman students are available online
. If you have any questions regarding the program, call 777-4986.
Professional vacancies| April 10, 2014
Iva Coleman, retired from Biological Sciences Department, dies| April 9, 2014
Iva Coleman, 71, died Friday, April 4, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., following a long illness.
A graduate of Northwest High School in Miami, Fla., she earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Hampton University.
She joined the staff in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1974, serving as the assistant to the department chair. She retired in 2002, and was especially proud of her mentorship efforts and initiatives that ultimately helped to increase the number of minority students in the sciences. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award and served on several local non-profit boards, including Zonta Club, Southern Tier Zoological Society and the Broome County Status of Women Council.
She is survived by her husband John, sons Christopher and Mark, daughter Melanie, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, three grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Barber Memorial Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Jefferson Ave., Endicott.
Alumni Association to present Special Recognition Awards| April 9, 2014
The Alumni Association will present its 2014 Special Recognition Awards at a reception and dinner from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water St. in Binghamton. All alumni and friends of the University are welcome to attend.
The cost to attend the reception and dinner is $50. Online registration
is available until Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at 777-2424 or send an e-mail
Office of Human Resources releases summer hours/holidays memo| April 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has released the annual memo regarding summer hours and summer holidays. The memo can be viewed online
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