Freshman Orientation continues
June 29, 2016
Help welcome new freshman students and their families to campus starting Monday, June 27. Note, to accommodate new students and families, the following parking lots will be reserved for Orientation: Lots O1, O2, Y3, Y4, Y5. You are asked to find alternate parking on Orientation days. Checkin for students will take place between 8 and 10:30 a.m. in the UU-Tillman Lobby.
All Freshman Orientation dates are:
June 30-July 1: Harpur, BAP
July 7-8: Harpur, BAP
July 11-12: Professional schools, Student Support Services
July 14-15: Professional schools
July 18-19: Harpur, BAP
July 21-22: Harpur, BAP
July 25-26: Harpur, ASP
July 27-28: Spring admit students
If you have questions regarding the schedule, refer to the University Calendar.
Faculty: Have your research published in mainstream media
June 29, 2016
Binghamton University is one of 19 U.S. research universities that recently became a founding partner of The Conversation U.S., an independent, non-profit news organization that works to publish news analysis and commentary written by scholars, edited by journalists and intended for the general public. Thanks to a partnership with The Associated Press and a Creative Commons model, The Conversation U.S. reaches a wide audience. A variety of faculty authors from Binghamton have been republished in outlets including The Washington Post, The Guardian, Business Insider
and many more. If you have a compelling, timely topic you might be interested in writing about, or new research to publicize, e-mail Ryan Yarosh
Master of Student Affairs Administration (MSAA) info sessions
June 29, 2016
• June 30 from 4-5 p.m., UDC-301
• July 19 from noon-1 p.m., UUW-324
• July 21 from noon-1 p.m., SUNY Broome, Wales 203B
Interested in earning your master's degree? The MSAA program offers a dual-degree program with public administration. University employees may be eligible to take one course each semester as part of their benefit package; part-time study is available.
Contact Brianna King via e-mail
or at 607-777-2719 for more info.
Tobacco cessation information for faculty/staff
June 29, 2016
To prepare for the Tobacco Free Campus initiative here at Binghamton University, the Employee Assistance Program will host an informational session regarding Tobacco Cessation resources and classes on Tuesday, July 19, in UUW-325. Faculty and staff are welcome to drop in any time between noon and 1 p.m. and a UHS nursing professional will be available to answer questions and provide information on nicotine replacement therapy, enrollment for tobacco-cessation classes and other local resources. To register, contact the EAP office on campus at 607-777-6655 or via e-mail
Parents of 7-11 year-olds wanted for research study
June 29, 2016
We are interested in learning how stress and moods run in families. We are interested in families that have a lot of stress as well as those who have pretty low levels of stress. We are looking for moms and dads, sons and daughters to participate in a one-time assessment at the University. Parents earn $80 and children earn a $10 gift card to a local store.
For more information, call 607-777-3304 and ask for the Binghamton I.D.E.A. Project. You can also sign up online
This study is being conducted by Brandon Gibb in the Psychology Department. For information about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 607-777-3818.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone
June 29, 2016
Résumé ready for prime time? Interviewing skills helping you stand out from the crowd? Elevator speech working in your favor? Retirement planning jitters? Workplace challenge or two you’d like to resolve? Sign up now for a confidential career coaching consultation, in person or on the phone, with John Wojcio.
Wojcio is a certified career coach who can be reached via e-mail
. Binghamton University continues to provide this career/professional development service for all its employees.
BingPing - 17 tons
June 28, 2016
More than 17 tons of household items, e-waste, food and textbooks were collected and donated during the spring 2016 Ditch the Dumpster residence hall clean-out.
Remember: choose well, be well. Learn more about BingPings and the Healthy Campus Initiative online
Murray Hill Road partial lane closures June 29-July 15
June 28, 2016
There will be partial lane closures on Murray Hill Road between the ITC access road and the intersection with Route 434 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 through Friday, July 15. The partial closures are related to work to install sidewalks, curbs and ADA access ramps in the area. Use caution traveling through this area during this period. Contact project coordinator Lisa Sklener with any questions via e-mail
or at 607-759-8276.
Faculty applications invited for Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) Small Grants Program
June 27, 2016
ADL Small Grants are provided by the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) in support of a faculty member’s research program in the physical and biosciences and engineering. Up to $2,500 will be provided for periods of up to one year to cover user fees generated in the S3IP labs by a faculty member’s research group. Requests to support activities leading to a proposal for external funding are given highest priority. A faculty member may have only one active ADL small grant at a time. Recipients of support will be required to report on accomplishments as a consequence of funding.
Requests for ADL Small Grants will be accepted at any time and will be reviewed approximately monthly. Contact Maria Miller to request an application form
. Support for the ADL Small Grants Program is made possible by funding to S3IP from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Research.
Catering limited-time offers for this summer
June 27, 2016
Our talented catering culinarians have taken advantage of summer flavours by creating delightfully new dishes featuring the best of the season. These delicious dishes are available for a limited time only. Contact our Catering Department to schedule your next event with delicious food and impeccable service. To place an order or speak with the Catering Department, order online
or call 607-777-2925. To check out the delicious, limited-time menu, visit our website
Theatre Department announces 2016 –17 Mainstage Season
June 24, 2016
Binghamton University’s Theatre Department 2016–17 Mainstage season will deliver five shows:
• The Motherf**ker With The Hat
, by Stephen Adly Gurigis and directed by Carol Hanscom, will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 with additional performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 23.
• Bells Are Ringing
, a musical directed by Tommy Iafrate with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green,and music by Jule Styne opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 with additional performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 18 and 19, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20.
• “Jazz Nutcracker
” an original production choreographed and directed by JoEllen Kuhlman opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 with additional performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4.
• Sam Shepard's play, A Lie of the Mind
, directed by Anne Brady opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 with additional performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 25, March 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. March 12.
• Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere’s Fan
, directed by Tom Kremer opens at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28 with additional performances at 8 p.m. April 29, May 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. May 7.
2016-17 Mainstage ticket prices are $18, general public; $16, alumni/faculty/senior/staff; and $10 students. Mainstage season subscriptions, including garage parking pass, are $76, general public; $68, alumni/faculty/senior/staff; and $42, students and children. For ticket information, contact the Anderson Center Box Office at 607-777-2787 or go online
June 23, 2016
June 20, 2016
NYSHIP Dependent Eligibility Project
June 20, 2016
Employees must read this if you are enrolled in a family NYSHIP health insurance plan (including GSEU-SEHP) through Binghamton University.
The New York State Department of Civil Service Employee Benefits Division is conducting a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA). The contracted company that will contact enrollees is Health Management Systems, Inc. (HMS).
Family health plan enrollees will receive dependent audit instructions directly from HMS. During the period of July 5 to Aug. 19, 2016, you will be required to submit documentation verifying the eligibility of each of your dependents covered under the NYSHIP plan as of Jan. 1, 2016. Failure to provide sufficient proof of eligibility in a timely manner will result in the retroactive removal of the dependent back to Jan. 1, 2016.
If you successfully verified your dependent CHILD during the 2009 audit, you will not be required to provide proof for them again.
Initial notices were mailed to enrollees’ homes in December 2015. Additional notices with detailed instructions will be mailed directly to your home in early summer. Watch for these notices and be prepared to respond in a timely fashion.
Samples of enrollee communications and detailed information can be found on the NYSHIP website
under the “Current Topics” section.
Pedestrian safety and circulation and Traffic Circle Project will now begin Monday
June 17, 2016
Work on the pedestrian safety and circulation upgrades project as well as the main entrance circle renovations will begin Monday, June 20. The pedestrian safety and circulation upgrades work is taking place on West Drive between the Academic Complex and Visitors Parking Lot. Initial activity will focus on drainage work, curbs and sidewalks. Portions of West Drive will be reduced to one-lane traffic during the next three weeks. Beginning around July 5, there will be a two-week period where West Drive will be closed between the Lecture Hall and the Visitors Parking Lot while speed tables are installed. Traffic will be rerouted using the Connector Road during this closure and this part of the project should be complete by the end of July.
Work at the entrance circle is not expected to significantly affect traffic patterns. However, there may be occasional delays as materials or equipment are delivered. The projects are anticipated to wrap by the middle of August. Contact project coordinator Gary Bendert with any questions via e-mail
or at 607-777-4715.
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