Kane promoted to assistant vice president| March 9, 2012
Binghamton University recently promoted Terrence Kane to the post of assistant vice president for government relations.
Kane, who represented Binghamton University as the associate director of economic development and community outreach from 2005 to 2007, has been the director of state and community relations since 2007. He served for seven years as the Broome County deputy county executive and for three years as the deputy regional director of economic development for the State of New York in the Southern Tier.
Kane represents the interests of Binghamton University by serving as the University’s lead advocate to the governor’s office, the New York State Legislature, state agencies, and county and municipal governments. He also channels pertinent information to the University concerning legislation, budgets and opportunities for advancement.
Kane, a resident of Chenango Bridge and member of the Chenango Valley Central School District Board of Education, graduated from Saddleback Community College with an associate’s degree in business and the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
Provost search committee formed| January 26, 2012
President Harvey Stenger has formed a search committee to lead the search for the University’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Distinguished Service Professor of English Susan Strehle and Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose will co-chair the committee, which includes the following faculty, students and staff:
• Randy McGuire, distinguished professor of anthropology
• Anne Bailey, associate professor of history and chair of Africana Studies
• Susannah Gal, associate professor of biological sciences
• Sara Reiter, professor of management
• James Pitarresi, distinguished teaching professor and chair of mechanical engineering
• Scott Geiger, senior systems administrator and chair of the Professional Employees Council
• David Ostermann, undergraduate student
• Latoya Lee, graduate student
• Marcia Steinbrecher, Alumni Association
• Linda Zanrucha, keyboard specialist, Sociology Department
• Mark Reed, associate vice president for Information Technology Services
• Terry Deak, President’s Office (non-voting)
The bid process for selecting a search firm closes this week, and the Search Committee will hold its first meeting the week of Jan. 30 to begin its work.
2011-2012 Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund| January 25, 2012
The recipients of the 2011-2012 Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund awards:
- Lina Begdache, Stress-induced eating patterns and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) risk in college students
- Geraldine Britton, Advancing collaboration, pedagogy, adaptive infrastructure and the science through the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP): Phase II
- Yu Chen, Toward Development of a Comprehensive Master’s Program in Cyber Security Engineering
- Mark Fowler, Using Tablet Computers for Interactive In-Class Exploration in Engineering
- Paul Gould, Pathways Project: Building Connections in Families Living with Dementia
- Neil Christian Pages, Third Annual Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium
- Leo Wilton and Lubna Chaudhry, Gender Based Violence and HIV-Related Stigma among Black South African Women
- Ting Zhu, A Ubiquitous Sensing-Based Study on the Social Networks in Academic Environment
Acting director named for OIRA| January 10, 2012
Daniel Jardine will be the acting director of the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (OIRA), effective Jan. 12. Jardine has served as the associate director of OIRA since November, 2008. Current Director and Assistant Provost Sean McKitrick is leaving Binghamton University to serve as a vice president for the Middle State Commission on Higher Education.
SEFA gift certificate winners| January 5, 2012
The following Binghamton University employees won $50 gift certificates donated by the president’s office in the drawing for those who donated a minimum of $75 to the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign: Vanessa Young, JoAnn Navarro, Dora Polachek, Tammara Behonick, Dennis Chavez, Patricia Wrobel, Stephen Zahorian, Sara Bowlin, Alberta Lee Nesslage and David Jenkins.
This year’s campaign theme was “Since 1964 you haven’t skipped a beat!”, with the campus surpassing its $60,000 goal to support local, regional and national health and human services agencies. The annual campaign provides an opportunity for the University community to make a difference in the lives of its friends and neighbors in Broome County.
Rossie appointed assistant chief of police| December 22, 2011
Binghamton University Chief of Police Timothy Faughnan has announced that Matthew Rossie has been appointed assistant chief of police, effective today, Thursday, Dec. 22. Rossie has been serving as interim assistant chief for several months.
In his role, Rossie will assist in planning, coordinating, assigning and reviewing departmental operations. As second in command, he will also assume the duties of the chief in his absence, represent him at meetings as appropriate and serve on the University’s Incident Management Team.
Rossie, who holds an associate degree from Broome Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, joined the University’s Police Department as an officer in 1996. He served next as a lieutenant and then as an investigator before assuming his interim assistant chief duties earlier this year.
ISCL features online teaching tips| December 7, 2011
The Institute for Student Centered Learning has some brief video teaching tips available online. These are short examples of ideas, techniques or other approaches that have worked for colleagues at Binghamton University, and might also work for you. Go to
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=462811812. Click on View in iTunes, then click on the video clip you’d like to watch. Number 1 provides a short introduction. Additional tips will be posted every few weeks. They are less than two minutes long, except #3 which features Wilhelm F. Nicolaisen, distinguished professor emeritus of English, sharing insights from more than 60 years of teaching.
Know any good lawyer jokes?| November 14, 2011
Matt Ritter ’01 does, because he’s a former lawyer who makes a living telling jokes. He’s one of eight Binghamton alumni pursuing careers in comedy who are profiled in the fall issue of Binghamton University Magazine. Also in the latest issue:
• Federal prosecutor Nick Lewin ’96 helps put al-Qaida operative behind bars.
• Members of the Class of 1984 lose a time capsule but find each other.
• Students who study emerging markets go where the lessons are: India.
Rec Center fitness memberships available online| November 14, 2011
Have you been meaning to purchase a membership before the pre-opening discount expires? It just got easier! Students, faculty and staff can now purchase fitness memberships at their convenience online with their PODS login.
Opening Jan. 28, the Recreation Center at the East Gym will offer a better workout experience in the fully air-conditioned, comprehensive recreation facility. The new and expanded FitSpace will feature all-new equipment including 65 cardio machines with cardio theater, 32 circuit stations and over 40 free-weight stations. About 100 group fitness classes will be offered each week in the three new multipurpose rooms. Pre-opening fitness memberships are available at a 25 percent discount for students, faculty and staff until Nov. 30.
For more information about the project or to buy a membership, go to http://campusrecreation.binghamton.edu and click on the Rec Center information links on the left.
Check out the new bMobi| October 12, 2011
The new bMobi upgrade is live. What’s new?
• Updated map graphic to include newest campus buildings.
• Updated building data so you can find those new buildings.
• New “Places” feature within maps that includes details on dining, residential communities, and ATM and banking locations.
• New athletics feeds for latest scores, schedule and results.
For information on how to download the Binghamton University mobile app, visit http://binghamton.edu/mobi/ .
New issue of ‘Binghamton University Magazine’| September 15, 2011
The latest edition of Binghamton University Magazine is in the mail and online at Binghamton.edu/magazine.
In this issue:
• Find out what makes Mark Macon tick.
• Does a decade change our view of 9/11?
• Has the romance faded for some languages?
• The dean of the Decker School of Nursing reveals her “other side.”
STAR award program reminder| September 15, 2011
The STAR committee reminds the campus community of the STAR (Service Tradition Awards Recognition) program that honors faculty and staff who exhibit outstanding quality service within the University community. Anyone can nominate a person for the award and self-nomination is also encouraged. Those recognized receive a STAR pin, a check for $50 and a letter from President Magrath. Click on http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/star-award.html for more information regarding the program.
CCPA offices relocating to Engineering Building| September 15, 2011
The College of Community and Public Affairs is in the process of relocating to the third floor of the Engineering Building. Department locations are as follows:
• CCPA Dean’s Office – R Pod
• Human Development – S Pod
• Public Administration – P Pod
• Social Work – Q Pod
• Student Affairs – R Pod
• BU Initiative for Best Practice in Full Service Schools – Q Pod
• Center for Applied Community Research and Development – R Pod
• SHARE – Q Pod
All phone numbers will remain the same.
COEUS expansion coming this fall| August 30, 2011
COEUS, which provides Binghamton University faculty members with an efficient, electronic way to manage sponsored program activity, will soon expand. An Institutional Review Board module is the latest addition to COEUS. The Human Subjects Office has begun to implement the IRB module and will open the online application process to researchers this fall. Until everyone is comfortable with this process, the office will run the COEUS application and its old system side-by-side to avoid any difficulties. Visit http://research.binghamton.edu/coeus or call the Human Subjects Office at 607-777-3818 for more information.
Blackboard upgrade completed| August 23, 2011
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