Associate Director for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Services appointed| May 9, 2013
Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose announces the appointment of Garrett Fitzgerald as associate director for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Services.
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
The Campus Pre-School & Early Childhood Center (CPS & ECC) at Binghamton University is now accepting applications for positions on its Board of Directors. CPS & ECC is a not-for-profit corporation providing educational experiences and developmentally appropriate, affordable, high quality care for young children in a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment while contributing to the well being of individuals and families associated with Binghamton University and the surrounding community.
Keep information booth informed| May 9, 2013
The campus is reminded to send details of campus events to the Information Booth so staff there can direct visitors easily and appropriately to your events.
Watson School offers professional engineering continuing education| May 8, 2013
The Watson School Office of Industrial Outreach will offer continuing education courses for professional engineers that comply with the requirements of the NYS Office of Professions for continuing education, including the requirement for immediate interaction with an instructor/presenter. Discounted fees are available for members of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE). The next course − Risk Management − will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the ITC.
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.
Campfires require permit| May 8, 2013
As warm weather arrives, thoughts turn to campfires and grilling on campus. If you are interested in having a campfire, you must receive a permit through Environmental Health and Safety. Grilling and BBQs do not require a permit, but must comply with specific safety rules. Contact EH&S at 777-2211 to request the fact sheet for more information.
The Ombudsman is here to help| May 8, 2013
The Office of the University Ombudsman provides a unique and safe place on campus to voice concerns, evaluate a situation, organize your thoughts and identify options for resolution.
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
If you have lost or misplaced property, University Police may be able to help. Property is turned in to them on a regular basis, and is logged in and secured in the University Police station on the ground floor of the Couper Administration Building.
Laura Bronstein named interim dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs| May 7, 2013
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman has named Laura Bronstein interim dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs. A professor of social work and chair of the Department of Social Work, Bronstein is also associate dean of CCPA and director of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies.
“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.
Binghamton I.D.E.A. Project seeking study participants| May 7, 2013
Are you the parent of a child between 7 and 11 years old? If so, we invite you and your child to participate in a research study looking at how parents and their children influence each others’ mood and levels of stress. You will receive $20 per hour for your participation and your child will receive a $10 gift card.
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.
Professional vacancy in Student Accounts| May 7, 2013
Do not respond to bogus request| May 7, 2013
An e-mail has been received by a number of campus faculty and staff claiming to be from the Binghamton University Email Service Team, asking recipients to click on a URL to upgrade their accounts. This is a phishing scam and recipients should delete the message without replying or clicking on the link. Phishing scams such as this one can allow unscrupulous persons to gain access to personal or computer account information and launch spam or hacking attacks on others in the Internet community. The account owner is usually not aware of this improper use. If you have doubts about requests to send sensitive information via e-mail or web page, don not reply! Consult the University policy on Internet privacy
for details or contact the Help Desk at 777-6420 if you have specific questions.
Professional vacancy at Career Development Center| May 6, 2013
Balance your life with help from Work-Life Services| May 3, 2013
Work-Life Services offers six programs that help thousands of state employees better balance their daily lives; programs that connect employees with needed resources or save them money and time. The newsletter for May has been posted. Find information about these programs online
Summer hours/summer holiday memo online| April 30, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released the Summer Hours and Summer Holiday memo for 2013. Go to the HR website
to view this memo.
Archaeology Summer Camps| April 30, 2013
The Binghamton University Community Archaeology Program (CAP) announces three archaeology summer camps: Kids (10-12), Teens (13-17) and Adults. Dates are July 15-19 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology, assist archaeologists with the excavation of a local research site, and experience the preservation of local heritage. Archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University will provide instruction in basic archaeological and lab techniques. Supervised excavations will be based at the 4,000-year-old Boland Campville prehistoric site on the Susquehanna River within the Town of Owego.
Cost is $175 for the Adult and Teen programs, $169 for the Kids program. Two scholarships are available (teacher recommendation needed).
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