Tag Day 2014
Caitlyn Carlson, director of the Binghamton Fund, adds tags to works of art in the University Art Museum for Binghamton University's first Tag Day. The day was designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| February 17, 2014
To schedule an appointment:
TIAA-CREF – Call 866-843-5640
ING – Call 315-446-0100 or send an e-mail
METLIFE – Call 798-1624 Ext. 3009 or send an e-mail
VALIC – Call 908-470-4359 or send an e-mail
Professional vacancy| February 14, 2014
Flu cases on the rise, tips to protect yourself| February 14, 2014
The flu can be very contagious. You are encouraged to take the following precautions to mitigate risk of getting the flu:
• Get a flu shot. Although it takes two weeks to provide protection, flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The shots are safe, and it’s not too late to get one for this season. There is a limited supply of free flu vaccine available for students at the DSHSC.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; germs spread this way.
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
• If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
• While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
Visit the CDC website to find out what to do if you get sick with the flu and how to care for family members and/or friends who may be dealing with the flu.
Professional vacancy| February 13, 2014
Conference postponed until fall| February 13, 2014
Given the tremendous amount of time faculty across all schools and departments are devoting to the 55 faculty searches under way, the Steering Committee believes postponing the conference until the fall will provide appropriate time for faculty to participate in and attend the conference and contribute to and learn about the TAE and its three research themes: movement, place and conflict; human rights; and citizenship and belonging.
More information will be forthcoming and distributed as it becomes available.
Professional vacancy| February 12, 2014
Volunteers needed for Johnson City Middle School visit| February 12, 2014
A taste of the Binghamton University MarketPlace| February 11, 2014
New racquetball court access and policy changes| February 11, 2014
Data on student headcount, declared majors, degrees granted, retention and graduation rates, student credit hours, degree programs, admissions and faculty are included. All “Department Summary” workbooks containing data for each academic unit have also been updated for fall 2013.
Road Map budget process for 2015-16 announced| February 10, 2014
The total amount of available funding is not yet known, but the call for proposals is an opportunity for deans, departments, Road Map Steering Committee teams and individuals to suggest investments that will help the campus achieve the ambitious objectives outlined in the Road Map.
Proposals will be accepted until Monday, April 7, 2014, for projects that require one-time or continuing support, including non-faculty personnel, graduate students, equipment and OTPS (other than personal services). Because there is a separate process for requesting faculty positions, requests for faculty lines will not be considered through this process.
A website with additional information about the process and forms to make requests will be available by Feb. 17, and the campus will be notified of the website address. Final decisions on funding will be announced in July 2014, with funding for successful projects available for use on July 1, 2015.
Latest phishing scam| February 6, 2014
Valerie J Hampton, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Library South-Ground Floor 663
You may also provide your feedback via e-mail to Hampton.
President Stenger seeks honorary degree nominations| February 5, 2014
Honorary degrees are awarded to recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy, and social services which exemplify the mission and purpose of the University; to honor meritorious and outstanding service to the University, the State of New York, the United States, or to humanity at large; and to recognize individuals whose lives and significant achievements should serve as examples of the University's aspirations for its students. The person's achievements must be both relevant and appropriate to the Binghamton University campus, so nominees with a connection to the campus or a member of the University community are preferred.
Campus nominations are considered sequentially by the President’s Honorary Degree Advisory Committee, the SUNY Chancellor, the SUNY Honorary Degree Committee and the SUNY Board of Trustees.
To nominate someone, submit a letter of nomination describing why the nominee's distinction or eminence in his or her field of endeavor justifies the awarding of an honorary degree and stating how the nominee's achievements are relevant to our campus. If you have detailed information about the nominee's accomplishments (vitae or Who's Who entry), forward this as well.