Science 4 renovation Phase 1 begins March 6, pedestrian patterns to change
March 3, 2017
A project to renovate the east side of Science 4 will begin Monday, March 6, weather permitting, when the contractor will begin fencing the site. The project will change pedestrian traffic patterns around Science 4 and limit access to two entrances on the west and south/plaza deck side of the building. A staging map showing the project fencing and access points is posted on the Physical Facilities website
. Pedestrian traffic on the walkway between Science 4 and parking lot C is also affected. Pedestrians should follow signs posted at the site to gain access to the west side of Science 4 and other points on campus. Some disabled parking spaces in lot C will be relocated due to the project. Initial work will focus on construction of a new elevator tower and entrance along with in-fills on the north side of the building.
In general the project involves the complete renovation of the east side of Science 4, creating new facilities for psychology including labs; department, faculty and staff offices; restrooms; and a new elevator. The building exterior will be re-clad and there will be a new entrance. The project will also replace the building perimeter windows and the roof and will improve energy efficiency. Completion is anticipated in summer 2018.
Contact project coordinator Gary Bendert with any questions via email
or at 607-777-4715.
Winter break starts today
March 3, 2017
Residence halls will close at 11 a.m. today for winter break. Halls will reopen at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.
March 3, 2017
Weight Watchers at Work deal days are back
March 3, 2017
There's never been a better time to join WW at Work during deal days. Save 15 percent off the upcoming series when you sign up or renew from March 8-15. An open house will be held at noon Wednesday, March 8, in UUW-324. Contact Kathi Jesse for more information at email@example.com
Research Foundation vacancy
March 2, 2017
Applications for Ross University and Community Projects Fund now available
February 28, 2017
Applications are now available for the 2017 grant cycle of the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund.
Ross, a Binghamton University faculty member, established the fund to further advance working partnerships between the University and the community.
Ross Fund grants are awarded based on the following priorities: promotion of collaboration and cooperation between University and community groups; innovative use of the talents and resources of project partners; demonstrated commitment to the use of existing funds or to obtaining matching funds; and significant, enduring and positive difference in the quality of life of the community.
In 2017, the fund will award approximately $13,500 in grants to non-profit organizations in partnership with the University. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $13,500. Grant funds are available beginning July 1, 2017.
The application deadline is Monday, April 10. Grant applications, full guidelines and further information are available on the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund website
For more information, contact Rebecca Hancock, coordinator of donor relations and special events, at 607-777-3360 or via e-mail
Suspect sought in attempted sexual assault
February 27, 2017
On Sunday evening, Feb. 26, a female Binghamton University student reported to the Binghamton University Police Department that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault in her residence hall room. The victim stated that she had returned from downtown Binghamton at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday. She stated that a man she did not know followed her into her residence hall.
When she arrived at her room, she stated the suspect was in her doorway and when she pushed him away, he attempted to assault her. The victim stated she was able to fight him off until her suitemates arrived home and the suspect then apologized and fled.
Witnesses described the suspect as a dark-skinned male, approximately 30 years of age, 5’8’ tall and 160 pounds, with very short black hair and a receding hairline. Witnesses stated the suspect had a very thick accent, and that he was wearing a white, short-sleeved, V-neck shirt and blue jeans.
Binghamton University Police are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with any knowledge of this incident is asked to contact the Binghamton University Police at 607-777-2393. There is also an anonymous tip form online
The Binghamton University Police Department reminds students, faculty and staff that we share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city. Community members should be vigilant while walking throughout campus and surrounding areas both during the day and at night, and take appropriate precautions. If you are out after dark, try to travel in groups, use only well-lit routes or designated pathways and do not allow yourself to be distracted by phone calls or by using ear buds. You should also note the location of blue light phones and never let anyone you don’t know tailgate you into your residence hall.
Campus response to Dear Colleague Letter of Feb. 23
February 27, 2017
On Feb. 23, 2017, the State University of New York, along with other colleges, universities and K-12 systems, received a “Dear Colleague” letter from the departments of Justice and Education. This letter rescinds the Obama Administration’s interpretation of Title IX and how it applies to transgender students. While the letter expresses a profound difference in interpretation, it also goes on to reaffirm that LGBT students are not without protections from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that all schools are expected to create “safe” environments in which all students are able to “learn and thrive.”
Read the University's response to the Dear Colleague Letter on President Harvey Stenger's website
Governor’s Executive Order 161: Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers
February 27, 2017
On Jan. 9, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 161, "Ensuring Pay Equity By State Employers," which bars state entities from asking for or requiring that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as that individual has been extended a conditional employment offer that includes compensation. This also applies to student employment recruitment. The Office of Human Resources has amended Binghamton University Employment Applications and job postings to reflect this change. Human Resources has issued a memo regarding the executive order that can be found online
Graduate School of Education to merge with College of Community and Public Affairs
February 22, 2017
The Faculty Senate on Tuesday gave its approval to the merger of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA), a step that had been under discussion by the two schools for nine months. During the fall 2016 semester, faculty and staff in each school voted in favor of the merger, which had the strong support of Laura Bronstein, dean of CCPA, and Susan Strehle, interim dean of GSE and vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. The two schools were created in 2006, with the split of the School of Education and Human Development.
Upon the recommendation of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee unanimously recommended the proposed merger and, with no votes against, the Senate followed suit. The merger is to take effect July 1.
Read more in Inside
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Carter to retire to head Catholic Schools of Broome County
February 22, 2017
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Acting Director of the Center for Civic Engagement Elizabeth (Liz) Carter has announced her retirement from Binghamton University, effective May 31, to pursue a new educational leadership opportunity as the next president of the Catholic Schools of Broome County. Carter has served Binghamton University in a variety of roles for 16 years, following a successful 11-year career at SUNY Broome. Her service as a NYS employee totals nearly 40 years.
Read more in Inside
RecycleMania 2017 is underway
February 6, 2017
Help Binghamton University compete in the annual RecycleMania competition. Beginning today, Monday, Feb. 6, and continuing for eight weeks, the University will go up against other colleges across the United States and Canada. RecycleMania is an effort to raise awareness about sustainability and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. This is a great time for the campus community to check rooms and offices for materials that can be recycled. Recycling rates for glass, metal, plastic, paper, cardboard, compost and electronics (old CRT monitors and TVs, etc.) will be tracked throughout the competition.
To learn more about how to properly recycle these items and the RecycleMania competition check out these websites:
• Recycling and Resource Management
• Electronic Recycling through Information Technology Services
Follow the competition on Twitter@BingURecycle. For questions or more information contact Resource Recovery Manager Martain Larocca via email
or at 607-777-3411.
Retirement Education Day to be held Tuesday, April 11
January 24, 2017
Are you in the early or mid-career stage of your life, or will you soon be retiring? Human Resources will once again host Retirement Education Day on Tuesday, April 11, in LH-1 and LH-2. Representatives from Fidelity, Metlife, TIAA, NYS Deferred Compensation, VALIC and Voya will present various retirement planning workshops.
Because April 11 is also Technology Maintenance Day, attending the workshops is a terrific opportunity to learn retirement planning strategies no matter what stage of your career you are in.
Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for more information!
April 11 is Technology Maintenance Day
January 23, 2017
Information Technology Services (ITS) has partnered with University administration and the academic community to hold a Technology Maintenance Day Tuesday, April 11, a reoccurring bi-annual maintenance day when ITS performs preventive maintenance, critical upgrades or deploys new or upgraded tools and services. More information and a schedule of future Technology Maintenance Days can be found on the ITS website
On April 11, the following minimal services will be available: BMail, BMail calendar, general internet browsing via web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Chrome, and the binghamton.edu website. The campus phone system and access to the SUNY portal will also be available. Other campus systems and services will not be available or intermittently unavailable, including myCourses, myBinghamton, Banner and Hyperion. Campus users will be notified via Dateline and B-Line additions once the maintenance is complete.
ITS has met with various power users across campus regarding preparation and planning of this Technology Maintenance Day, and if you have questions or concerns, follow up with your manager and department. Contact ITS Communication Manager Logan Robinson
or the ITS Help Desk
with any additional questions or concerns.
Message from President Harvey Stenger
December 4, 2016
It is with deep sadness that I share news of the death of a student, Stefani Lineva. It was Stefani’s first semester on campus. She was a member of our tennis team who had transferred from Adelphi. The loss of someone so young and talented is almost impossible to imagine and impacts our entire community. We will miss Stefani's spirit, passion and engagement with everyone she touched on our campus.
On behalf of the University community, I offer my deepest condolences to Stefani’s family, teammates, classmates and all who knew and loved her. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts as we all mourn her loss.
Information regarding memorial services will be forthcoming once details are confirmed.
Support services are available to all members of the Binghamton community dealing with this loss.
Counseling for affected students is available through the University Counseling Center (UCC) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at 607-777-2772. After-hours counseling support can be obtained by contacting University Police at 607-777-2393 to access the UCC counselor on call.
Faculty and staff affected may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 607-777-6655 or via email to request an appointment or additional resources
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