2014 Summer Orientation dates announced| April 10, 2014
The dates for 2014 Summer Orientation for incoming transfer and freshman students are available online
. If you have any questions regarding the program, call 777-4986.
Recreation Center hours during the break| April 10, 2014
The Recreation Center will be open through Spring Recess, with revised hours beginning Friday, April 11. This includes opening and closing times for the building, the Wellness Suite, lap and rec swim, and the outdoor rental center, and a modified group fitness schedule. Additionally, the Recreation Center will be closed for the Easter holiday on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. Normal Recreation Center hours resume Tuesday, April 22. Full details are available on the Campus Recreation website
Professional vacancies| April 10, 2014
Iva Coleman, retired from Biological Sciences Department, dies| April 9, 2014
Iva Coleman, 71, died Friday, April 4, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., following a long illness.
A graduate of Northwest High School in Miami, Fla., she earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Hampton University.
She joined the staff in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1974, serving as the assistant to the department chair. She retired in 2002, and was especially proud of her mentorship efforts and initiatives that ultimately helped to increase the number of minority students in the sciences. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award and served on several local non-profit boards, including Zonta Club, Southern Tier Zoological Society and the Broome County Status of Women Council.
She is survived by her husband John, sons Christopher and Mark, daughter Melanie, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, three grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Barber Memorial Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Jefferson Ave., Endicott.
Alumni Association to present Special Recognition Awards| April 9, 2014
The Alumni Association will present its 2014 Special Recognition Awards at a reception and dinner from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water St. in Binghamton. All alumni and friends of the University are welcome to attend.
The cost to attend the reception and dinner is $50. Online registration
is available until Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at 777-2424 or send an e-mail
Office of Human Resources releases summer hours/holidays memo| April 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has released the annual memo regarding summer hours and summer holidays. The memo can be viewed online
Save the date: Freshman Engineering Exposition| April 9, 2014
The Engineering Design Division of The Watson School will sponsor the Spring 2014 Freshman Engineering Exposition from 3:40-5 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the UU-Mandela Room. Seventy-two student teams will present projects such as Serving It Up Right: A Dining Hall Redo; New Directions for Wind Turbines; Securing the Way for BUBS: Bike Share System; Door Power; Prosthetic Printing: It's Now Within Our Grasp; and The Fashion of Power: Charge Your Personal Electronic Devices.
Weed control applications begin April 12| April 9, 2014
Weed control applications will take place in various locations around campus beginning Saturday, April 12, weather permitting. The applications will generally be done between 5 a.m.-3 p.m. until complete. Application areas can be seen on this map
. Contact grounds manager Don Williams with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-4638.
High temperature hot water shutdown May 19-23| April 9, 2014
There will be a shutdown of the campus high temperature hot water system from Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23. The following buildings and services will be affected:
• Academic Complex (A&B) - no heat
• Administration Building - no heat, hot water or air conditioning
• Anderson Center - no heat or hot water
• Campus Pre-School - no heat
• Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) - no heat or hot water
• Computer Center - no heat
• Dickinson Community (Digman, Johnson, O'Connor, Rafuse) - no heat or hot water
• Engineering Building - no heat or hot water
• Events Center - no heat or hot water
• Fine Arts - no heat or hot water
• Garage - no heat or hot water
• Gyms (East and West) - no heat or hot water
• Institute for Child Development - no heat
• Lecture Hall and Student Wing - no heat or hot water
• Library - no heat or hot water
• Newing Community (Broome, Bingham, Delaware, Endicott) - no heat or hot water
• Physical Facilities - no heat or hot water
• Science 1 - no heat or hot water
• Science 2 - no heat or hot water
• Science 3 and Greenhouse - no heat, hot water or cage washer
• Science 4 - no heat, hot water or cage washer
• Science Library and classroom addition - no heat
• Science 5 - no steam for cage washer
The shutdown is needed to perform maintenance on the campus high temperature hot water distribution system. Contact Marty Curtis with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-2335.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| April 8, 2014
Save the date for Korean Studies Symposium| April 8, 2014
The Center for Korean Studies invites the campus community to its annual Korean Studies Symposium, “North Korea & Beyond the Korean Peninsula,” from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in FA-258. Bruce Cumings, chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago, will be the keynote speaker and present a talk titled “Antinomies of Dynastic Rule: North Korea Under Kim Jong Un.” Other speakers include Immanuel Kim, associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies; Michelle Cho, assistant professor of East Asian studies at McGill University; Travis Workman, assistant professor of Korean literature, culture, and media at the University of Minnesota; Niansen Song, postdoctoral fellow of history at Vassar College; and Walden Bello, congressman for the Republic of the Philippines and professor of sociology. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Asian and Asian America Diasporas, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, the Fernand Braudel Center, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Political Science. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, e-mail the Center for Korean Studies
Large Lectures: Strategies for Success| April 8, 2014
The Center for Learning and Teaching presents this workshop from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in LN-1324C, with Binghamton University faculty members Wayne Jones and Ann Merriwether, both very experienced with large classes. They will share ideas for encouraging genuine learning in this challenging environment. This session should be especially useful for those who are new to teaching large-enrollment classes, but all are welcome regardless of experience with such classes. Come discuss creative techniques (many of which may also be effective with smaller classes). Lunch will be provided. Register by e-mailing Beth Lee
Join the Steps to B-Healthy walking program| April 8, 2014
We’re bringing back the University walking program to encourage students, faculty and staff members to get up, get moving and stay healthy!
Join by yourself, with a friend or, better yet, build a team. Participants will be asked to register for Steps to B-Healthy
and log miles run or walked through the American Heart Association Activity Tracker. You can count your daily steps with a pedometer or activity tracker, or by converting mileage to steps. To get you started, you’ll receive a free pedometer when you register for the walking program.
There will be twelve monthly contests to help keep you motivated — some will be personal challenges, others will be team. Prizes will be provided by the Department of Campus Recreation and Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo, who are co-sponsoring the walking program.
Full details on how to register as well as monthly goals and prizes are available on the B-Healthy website
Join us as we take strides to make Binghamton a healthy campus by participating in this B-Healthy initiative. Choose well, be well!
Drug free treatment of hypertension| April 8, 2014
Have you been told that you have hypertension, but are you reluctant to take medications or only take a diuretic? We are looking for persons who are in the early stages of hypertension and are willing to use a non-pharmacologic intervention to attempt to manage the disease. We will run a research program to test the use of a foot vibration device to decrease blood pressure. Call Carolyn Pierce at 777-5201 to learn more about this study.
President Harvey Stenger’s Quarterly Report| April 7, 2014
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of January through March 2014
. Learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, administration, advancement, student affairs, research and the director of athletics.
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