CSEA members/families invited to reception and basketball game| December 12, 2013
CSEA members and their families are invited to join President Harvey Stenger and CSEA in cheering on the Binghamton Bearcats at the CSEA Family Reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, on the court behind the bleachers! Enjoy light refreshments and then sit in Section 116 to watch the men’s basketball team take on New Hampshire at 7 p.m. Entry into the reception and the game is free for CSEA members and their families. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 20 at 777-4377 or to David Lee
. Tickets will be available at the Events Center Will Call window. And remember to wear green!
Free chair massage in the Rec Center Wellness Services Suite Monday| December 12, 2013
It's first-come, first-served for a free 10-minute chair massage between 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:15-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Recreation Center, EG, Wellness Services Suite! No appointment necessary. Done fully clothed and in a seated position, this fast, effective tension reliever is perfect on the go. This De-stress December event is sponsored by Campus Recreation. For more information, contact Wellness Services at 607-777-3515 or visit the Campus Recreation website
“Downtown Abbey” celebration at Phelps Mansion Dec. 19| December 12, 2013
“Downton Abbey” season four premieres on WSKG-TV Jan. 5, but you can have a sneak peek when you join us for a special ‘tea and talk’—and a celebration of all things Downton- Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton.
The evening includes a tour of the Phelps mansion at 5 p.m., a tea and talk at 6 p.m., and a preview screening of season four, hour one at 7 p.m. Heather Welland, assistant professor of history, will present a look at the crisis of the old order in the 1920s with a talk called Downton Under Siege. Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books, will offer a look at some of the real individuals who inhabited the actual Downton – Highclere Castle. Then WSKG’s Brian Frey will debut a short video simulating a correspondence between a Downton-era Binghamton resident and a member of the Downton family, to be seen exclusively at this event. Tickets are $15 for the evening’s events. To buy tickets, call WSKG at 729-0100, or go online
. Costumes strongly encouraged!
Application deadline for Faculty-Student Scholarship Program is Feb. 18| December 12, 2013
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that the deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 Faculty-Student Scholarship Program is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Applicants must be juniors, seniors or graduate students during the 2014-15 academic year and have a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Recipients will earn $3,200 working 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters in one of the following on-campus sites/positions:
Athletics Communications (Digital Media Assistant); Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS Research Videographer and Media Specialist); GIS Campus Core Facility (Regional Demographic Analyst); Harpur Advising Office (Pre-Law Advising Assistant); Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships (Student Entrepreneurship Liaison); Office of International Student and Scholar Services (International Education Assessment Assistant); Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives (Research and Assessment Assistant); Provost Office, Freshmen Immersion Program (Research Videographer and Multi-media Assistant); Undergraduate Research Center/Office of External Scholarships (Communications Assistant); Career Development Center/The Graduate School (Graduate Student Services Assistant)
Details and application can be found on the Financial Aid website
Department of Psychology colloquium| December 12, 2013
Monnica T. Williams, associate director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in AA-G08. The title of her talk is “Barriers to Treatment for OCD: Stigma, Race, and Hidden Populations.” This colloquium is part of the 2013-2014 Harpur College Dean’s Speaker Series – Multiculturalism and Diversity in Psychological Research and Practice.
University Union fire alarm system testing Dec. 12-13| December 12, 2013
Testing/programming of the University Union fire alarm system will take place from 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13. While testing involves primarily the system in the north part of the UU, the south and west UU may also be affected. Strobes and smoke heads will be tested, but alarms will likely not sound during this work. Contact project coordinator Mo Afify with any questions via e-mail
or at 777-2828.
Winter hours in effect Dec. 23| December 11, 2013
The Office of Human Resources reminds faculty and staff that the University will observe core campus business hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 and ending Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Student Chancellor’s Award and President’s Award nominations due Friday| December 11, 2013
Nominations are sought for the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the President’s Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award honors graduate and undergraduate students graduating during the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is this Friday, Dec. 13.
The President’s Award recognizes juniors and seniors. The deadline to nominate a senior is Friday, Dec. 13. Nominations for juniors are due Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
For more information, go online
Contact Janice McDonald at 777-4324 or via e-mail
Professional vacancy in Office of International Programs| December 11, 2013
Food and Film Series continues with “Babette’s Feast”| December 11, 2013
The 2013 Film and Food Series continues with the movie “Babette’s Feast” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Art Mission and Theater (61 Prospect St., downtown Binghamton). The event will feature a food tasting from P.S. Restaurant. Professor Ingeborg Majer O’Sickey will introduce the film. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. RSVP to the Art Mission and Theater
. Payment at the door.
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.
New Fall Commencement procedure for faculty| December 11, 2013
Faculty do not need to pick up rented regalia at the Bookstore. All rented regalia will be available in the robing area behind the stage prior to the ceremony. For questions, send an e-mail
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.
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