UUP Executive Board to meet today| March 12, 2014
There will be a UUP Executive Board meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 12, in LN-1324C. There will be a vote on our 2014-15 UUP chapter budget. All are welcome to attend.
Professional Employees Council meeting today| March 12, 2014
The Professional Employees Council (PEC) will hold its regular meeting from 3:15–4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 12, in AD-148, with special guest speaker Vice President for Administration James VanVoorst. VanVoorst will discuss his vision for the University as vice president. PEC, the officially recognized organization of professional employees at Binghamton University, meets every other Wednesday. PEC meetings are open to all professional employees. For more information, go online
Campus reception for Dean Laura Bronstein| March 12, 2014
The campus is invited to attend a reception for Dean Laura Bronstein to welcome her to the CCPA Dean’s Office from 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the College of Community and Public Affairs’ Atrium.
Help Baxter win SUNY’s Mascot Madness contest!| March 12, 2014
SUNY's Mascot Madness contest is underway! Cast your vote for Baxter today and share this post
to help make sure our beloved mascot makes it to the finals.
Center for Civic Engagement to host luncheons| March 12, 2014
The Center for Civic Engagement hosts informal luncheons over the course of the semester to provide a venue for faculty to discuss their community-based work or interests with colleagues from across campus. Held from noon-1 p.m., the next luncheons will take place Thursday, March 27, in UU-124, and Monday, April 7, in UU-122. The purpose is for faculty to learn about others’ community work/interests and to identify common areas of interest or points of synergy. Discussions will focus on efforts related to service-learning classes, research projects and service initiatives as they address community issues and challenges. Pre-registration is necessary. Space is limited to 12. E-mail the Center for Civic Engagement
with your name, department, which session you will attend, any dietary restrictions and a brief sentence or two about your community-based work or interest.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) to host Volunteer Orientation March 16| March 12, 2014
Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) is hosting a Volunteer Orientation for all students, faculty and staff who are interested in becoming involved in the efforts of our program. This will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in C4 multipurpose rooms. Pizza and refreshments will be served while you learn about the basics of our program, how to respond to someone who has been effected by IV and in what ways you can become a part of and help our team.
For more information, check out the flyer
. If you should have any questions, do not hesitate to email IVP
to schedule to meet with a member of the IVP Team, or click here
to schedule an appointment or to check the availability of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator.
2014 Grammy Award winner Snarky Puppy to perform at Anderson Center| March 12, 2014
Come to the Anderson Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13 and find out for yourself why Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to the 2014 Grammy winners for Best R&B Performance.
General public: $20; Faculty, staff and senior citizens: $15; Students: $10.
For tickets and information, call 777-ARTS, or go online
This tour engagement of Snarky Puppy is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Proposals sought for Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum (ExC)| March 12, 2014
The fifth call for proposals for Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum is now open. As part of an ongoing effort to incorporate entrepreneurship topics throughout the curriculum at Binghamton University, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and New York State Center of Excellence are sponsoring the next “Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum” (ExC) initiative. Awards of $1,000 will be offered for faculty with continuing appointments to significantly revise an existing course to include an entrepreneurship-related component, or to include a significant entrepreneurial component in a new course being developed.
The deadline for proposals is March 15 for the fall semester. All proposals should be submitted via e-mail
. Proposal guidelines can be found online
. The ExC Steering Committee will review the proposals, and successful applicants will be notified by April 15. The awardees will receive $1,000 expense accounts to assist with the planning and implementation of the proposed course. Up to five awards may be made in this round of competition.
Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) for spring 2014 deadline approaching| March 12, 2014
Graduate students who are planning to complete their degree in spring 2014 must submit the GAFD on the Graduate School website
. The Graduate School strongly recommends that students apply as soon as possible. Submissions must be received by Monday, April 7 to guarantee inclusion in the commencement program.
Find out more about the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program| March 12, 2014
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an information session on the MPA program from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Hinman Commons. Learn more about the department’s nonprofit and local government certificate programs, its dual degree programs in Social Work and Student Affairs Administration, or the newest specialization in Sustainable Communities.
If you are unable to attend, but would like more information, contact Joann Lindstrom at 777-9178.
Remind students to fill out NSSE survey| March 12, 2014
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has asked select first-year and senior students to participate in a survey to improve their educational experience at Binghamton University. Remind your students to fill out this survey if they have received the invitation
in their e-mail. Survey invitations were sent out via campus e-mail Feb. 25, 2014. The survey will be open until the end of March.
Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Barnes & Noble gift certificates valued up to $100.
SPIR soliciting project proposals for academic year 2014-15| March 12, 2014
The Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program was established in 1994 by the State University of New York’s engineering schools to help small and mid-sized businesses apply technology solutions to improve competitive position, and to retain and create jobs in New York State.
SPIR at Binghamton University is currently soliciting proposals for the academic year 2014-15 period of performance. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014.
For more information, go online
| March 12, 2014
Jamie Kelly, assistant professor of philosophy at Vassar College, will speak on “Official Nullification and Immigration Law” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in UUW-324. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Max Pensky
Eating Awareness Committee lectures Thursday| March 12, 2014
The Eating Awareness Committee is hosting Tim Wierman, triathlete, nutritionist, and owner of Eat to Compete, for two lectures Thursday, March 13. Tim is a member of the American Dietetic Association and is an expert in sports nutrition, haven given several hundred lectures to youth through adult athletes looking to maximize their nutrition.
The first lecture, “Optimizing Metabolism for the Working Professional,” will be held from noon-1 p.m. in UU-108. Learn how to balance nutritional needs, energy level and resources within a working lifestyle. This event is sponsored by the Eating Awareness Committee and Employee Assistance Program.
The second lecture, “Fueling for Mind and Body,” will be held from 5-6 p.m. in C4 Multipurpose Room. Open to the campus and community, this lecture will cover the importance of proper fueling, hydration and popular supplements, and how they influence physical capacity and cognitive function.
Smart Energy TAE candidate to speak| March 12, 2014
Ganggang Xu, postdoctoral research fellow at Texas A&M University and candidate for assistant professor under the Smart Energy TAE, will speak on "A Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Geostatistical Model with an Auxiliary Lattice for Large Datasets" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in LN-2205.
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