Students Danielle Levin and James Grippe wrap gifts in the Mandela Room of the University Union as part of Operation Santa. The Student Association's annual toy drive, Operation Santa works in conjunction with the Binghamton City School District to sponsor local families and students for the holidays.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Former assistant vice president for facilities, Gene Gilliand, dies| December 18, 2013
Active in the community, he served on boards for the Volunteers of America, the American Red Cross and the Colesville Rotary. He was also very active in the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, serving as president of the New York State chapter.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, two nephews, and their families and several cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal. Burial will be in Vestal Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Gene may be made to Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St. Vestal, N.Y. 13850 or to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome, 705 Main St. Endicott, N.Y. 13760.
Holiday Reception today| December 18, 2013
Blackboard upgrade scheduled for Dec. 27| December 18, 2013
Recreation Center end-of-semester and January hours| December 18, 2013
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.
Confirmation of enrollment required for winter 2014| December 18, 2013
If students do not confirm enrollment for winter 2014 via BU BRAIN by 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, they will be dropped from their courses.
Relaying this information to your students will help prevent additional changes to your student roster and reduce the number of students who visit the academic advising departments and dean’s offices to petition re-entry to a course.
End of year payroll and tax information issued| December 18, 2013
Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website. For additional information, e-mail SUNY BEST. Directional signage to the meeting room will be visible for those entering the main entrance of the Downtown Center from Washington St. Parking is available in the Collier Street Ramp, the Water Street Ramp, (both within two blocks of the Downtown Center) or, if available, at any of the metered parking spots in front of the building on Washington St.
Honor a veteran this holiday season| December 18, 2013
- Electric shavers (Norelco preferred)
- Large or XL cardigan sweaters with buttons
- Movie DVDs
- Music: CDs or DVDs
- Baseball caps
- Pillow pets
- Stuffed animals
- Any craft kits (AC Moore/Michaels - unfinished wooden bird houses, acrylic paints, stickers, etc.)
- Any Red Hat Society items
- Ladies trimmers (rather than razors)
All items should be new or in pristine condition and can be dropped off at the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies office, LN-1129, or at the Union Office, LN-G256, by today, Wednesday, Dec. 18.
If you have questions, call Barb Knighton at 621-6079 or 777-2730.
Toys for Tots barrels located across campus| December 18, 2013
Retirement Planning — Done Right!| December 18, 2013
Featured in ‘Inside’| December 17, 2013
* Marketplace to open at start of spring semester. Story.
Fall Commencement 2013 videos available online| December 17, 2013
Men’s basketball to hold “Pack The House Day” Dec. 28| December 17, 2013
Ease tension before the holidays| December 17, 2013
Foam rolling is perfect for the days when you may have gone a little overboard and relief is definitely in order. In this 30-minute demonstration, we’ll show you effective, go-to techniques for easing your sore muscles. Join us from noon-12:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 17, in FitSpace. No fitness membership is required. This demonstration will cover foam rolling as well as a discussion on ice, heat and post-workout stretching.
Then from 4:30-5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 18, in FitSpace, end your day with Qigong — the ancient Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness to cultivate and balance chi, or “intrinsic life energy.” Practice of Qigong involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with a slow repetition of fluid movements. Some people consider it an exercise, while others call it a meditation. No fitness membership is required.
For more information, call 777-PLAY. You can check out Campus Recreation activities, including January wellness programs, on our website. Both of these activities will be offered again!
Administration Building electrical shutdown Dec. 21| December 17, 2013