Flex spending account enrollment for 2014| December 11, 2013
It has come to the attention of Human Resources that incorrect envelopes were inadvertently used for the mailing of the 2014 enrollment confirmation notices. If you have received mail in envelopes with the WageWorks name printed on the return address, open the envelope immediately, since its contents are time-sensitive.
Bookstore asks instructors to submit book orders for spring courses| December 11, 2013
The University Bookstore asks any instructor who has not yet submitted a book order for the spring semester to do so as soon as possible. The Bookstore has received orders for 65 percent of the spring courses.
Recreation Center end-of-semester and January hours| December 11, 2013
The Recreation Center, East Gym, will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and will remain closed until Thursday, Jan. 2, at which time our winter intersession hours begin.
Between January 2-22, the Rec Center will be open from 5:45 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday. During this time in January, current faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in all programming, including open rec, FitSpace and all fitness classes for free. A valid University ID will be required to access the building.
For more information regarding facility hours, and to stay up-to-date on Campus Recreation programs and activities, visit our website
and Facebook page
Geometry/Topology seminar today| December 11, 2013
Federico Rodriguez Hertz, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, will speak on “An introduction to the rigidity program of higher rank group actions with emphasis on topological consequences” from 2:50-3:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in LN-2205. Coffee and tea will be served in the Anderson Reading Room following the event.
“Crave Brazilian” tonight at Chenango Room| December 11, 2013
Don't miss Crave Brazilian from 5-8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Chenango Room. Enjoy a three-course meal for only $15.99. Reservations are recommended; walk-ins are welcome. The menu is available on the Dining Services website
. For more information, like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter
Remove vehicles from snow lots| December 11, 2013
This is just a reminder that vehicles should be removed from snow lots to aid in snow removal efforts.
A number of parking areas are designated as snow lots. These lots must be clear of cars between 1-6 a.m. Nov. 15 to March 30, seven days a week, to allow for snow removal. Vehicles parked in snow lots at these times and dates will be ticketed and/or towed. The snow lots are: all commuter lots, the Library Tower, Lot A, Lot F, Lot F1, Lot F2, Lot G, Lot J, Lot K, Lot M0, M-2, M-3, M-4, Lot Q2, Lot V, Lot W (the Visitor's Paid Lot), Lot Y2 and Lot Z.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| December 11, 2013
Résumé. CV. Cover letter. Interviewing. Elevator speech. Workplace challenge. Retirement planning. You name it. Sign up now for a confidential job/career coaching conversation with John Wojcio.
Wojcio is a certified career coach who can be reached via e-mail
. Binghamton University provides this service for all its employees.
Correction to evaluation form links for all College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates| December 10, 2013
The links to the evaluation form for College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates published in Dateline are incorrect.
Refer to the following links to provide feedback on each CCPA dean finalist:
Candidate 1 – Mary Howard-Hamilton
Candidate 2 – Samuel Brown
Candidate 3 – Christopher Koliba
Candidate 4 – Laura Bronstein
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) deadline reminder| December 10, 2013
The Office of Human Resources would like to remind current participants in the health care and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) program of the Dec. 31 deadline.
Your 2013 FSA contributions must be exhausted by Dec. 31, 2013 to avoid forfeiture of remaining funds. Your receipts for expenses incurred during the 2013 calendar year may be submitted for reimbursement until March 31, 2014.
For a list of expenses eligible for reimbursement and claim submission information, go online
Fourth College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate to make presentation| December 10, 2013
Laura R. Bronstein, interim dean, College of Community and Public Affairs; professor, Department of Social Work; director, Institute for Intergenerational Studies, and candidate for dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the University Downtown Center, room 220 A/B. A shuttle bus will be available for those wishing to attend and will return to the main campus after the presentation. The shuttle will leave from the University Union bus stop for the UDC at 12:45 p.m. and return to the main campus at 2:15 p.m.
Bronstein will discuss “How can the College of Community and Public Affairs build on its commitment to community engagement, social justice, diversity, and academic and scholarly excellence to provide leadership in helping Binghamton University increase research, strengthen graduate education, and build relationships with the community?” Her presentation will be followed by a 30-minute informal chat where faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle informally with her.
Bronstein’s vitae may be found online
We hope that you will attend these sessions, as campus participation and feedback are critical to selecting the right candidate for Binghamton University. Use the evaluation form found online
to provide feedback to the search committee. Evaluations are due by noon Thursday, Dec. 12.
Reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicle when using Research Foundation funds| December 10, 2013
The reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicles when using Research Foundation administered accounts will increase to 56 cents per mile effective Jan. 1, 2014. Contact Sponsored Funds Administration at 777-6752 if you have questions on Research Foundation travel rates.
Men’s basketball to hold “Pack The House Day” Dec. 28| December 10, 2013
The men’s basketball team and Weis Markets will host “Pack the House Day” Dec. 28, when the Bearcats face Bryant at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Weis Markets, fans will be able to pick up free ticket coupons for the game.
Coupons are available now at all Binghamton area Weis Markets. The first 2,000 coupons redeemed at the Events Center box office will receive free tickets compliments of Weis.
“Pack the House Night" was also held in conjunction with the Binghamton men’s and women’s opening night basketball doubleheader on Nov. 8. A season-high crowd of 4,318 came out to the Events Center for those games.
Note: Coupons can be redeemed weekdays at the Events Center box office from noon-4:30 p.m. or online
Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging TAE Spring Conference call for proposals| December 10, 2013
The Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence is hosting a spring conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014. Organizers are seeking proposals for individual and/or panel conference presentations of research projects that align with the TAE, its research themes and suggested research questions. Proposals that identify other research themes and questions that fit under this TAE are also welcome. Panels will be scheduled for 1 ½ hours; presentations should be 15-20 minutes each.
For more information on the conference and how to submit a proposal, go online
and click on Spring 2014 Conference Call for Proposals. For questions, contact Bat-Ami Bar On
, chair of the Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging TAE.
Women’s basketball game Wednesday| December 10, 2013
The women’s basketball team will host Princeton at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Events Center. To purchase tickets, visit the Events Center Box Office, call 607-777-2849 (BTIX) or go online
Materials Science and Engineering/TAE Energy colloquium| December 10, 2013
Richard E. Wilson, assistant chemist at Argonne National Laboratory, will speak on “Protactinium to Plutonium: Chemical Periodicity in the Actinide Elements” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in SL-212. All are welcome to attend.
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