Alumnus exhibit opens today| March 4, 2014
An exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Binghamton University alumnus Matthew Zupnick will be presented in the Rosefsky Studio Gallery/FA-259 from March 4-26. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 7. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon-4 p.m. Zupnick will also conduct an open critique with students from 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Sculpture Studios, Fine Arts Building, Room 154.
Latest phishing scam| March 4, 2014
Many people on campus have received an e-mail message pretending to be from binghamton.edu with the subject "Alert: User Account compromised.” The message indicates your account has been hacked and accessed from China, and then asks you to fill out and submit information, including e-mail address and password. This is a phishing scam, and if you received it, you should just ignore it and delete the message. If you replied and sent your password, you should change your BMail password online
. Contact the Help Desk at 777-6420 if you need assistance changing your password. There is more about phishing scams on the ITS website
Threat Assessment Training| March 4, 2014
Gene Deisinger, deputy chief of police and director of threat management at Virginia Tech, will be on campus Thursday, March 20 to conduct Threat Assessment training. There will be two sessions.
The first session, from 9-11 a.m., will provide a general introduction to threat assessment teams and answers the question, “How and when should I use the University Student Threat Assessment Team?”
The second session, from 1:15-5 p.m., will cover a number of specifics and address what a threat assessment team is, including:
• sources, nature, and prevalence of workplace and campus violence and crime;
• dynamic and varied nature of violent behavior;
• guiding principles of campus threat assessment and management;
• identification of threatening, aberrant and concerning behavior;
• strategies for enhancing the organizational climate for effective systems of early identification, reporting and intervention;
• key components of effective campus threat assessment approaches;
• best practices for team composition, roles, leadership, policies and procedures;
• steps for investigating and evaluating threats and other concerning behavior, including information-gathering and information-sharing considerations;
• understanding relevant legal consideration, including FERPA, HIPAA and ADA;
• utilization of integrated case management strategies; and,
• strategies for tracking and documenting cases
To register for one or both of the sessions, go online
University Tutoring Services and librarians join forces| March 4, 2014
Beginning this semester University Tutoring Services' online tutoring system
, Tutortrac, is now providing the option of scheduling research help with a research librarian. Librarians can help navigate students toward relevant resources and guide them through their research approach. The Tutortrac system provides an additional channel of access that students can use to schedule one-on-one research assistance. By logging into Tutortrac, students can find out which times -- Monday through Friday -- librarians are available to meet with them in the CIW Library. For additional times and meeting options, contact the library directly.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program seeking interns| March 4, 2014
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVP) is looking for energetic, passionate and hard-working change agents to join the movement at Binghamton University to reduce the traumatic impact of violence. The IVP team is currently recruiting 10 undergraduate internship vacancies for fall 2014. We have five vacancies on the Prevention Education team and five on the Outreach and Awareness team. The internship is one semester long and is for four credits.
Students can send cover letters and resumes to IVP
. Go online
for more details.
Student teams sought for Business Plan Competition| March 4, 2014
Faculty: Encourage your students to apply!
The Southern Tier Region semifinal competition of the 2014 New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) will be held on April 12 at the Innovative Technologies Complex.
Participating campuses include: Binghamton University, Cornell University, Ithaca College and SUNY Broome Community College.
To apply, go online
Student teams that meet the eligibility requirements online
are invited to submit applications for their idea or venture under one of the following six categories: Biotechnology/Healthcare, Energy/Sustainability, Information Technology/Software, Nanotechnology/Advanced Technology, Products/Services or Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit.
The two winning teams in each of the six categories will advance to the final round of the NYBPC at CNSE's Albany Nanotech Complex on April 25. They will compete head-to-head for over $800,000 in cash and in-kind prizes against regional semifinal winners from New York's nine other Regional Economic Development Council zones
Summer student employment 2014| March 4, 2014
Physical Facilities is currently accepting applications for potential job openings in its Summer Student Employment Program. Students who have been enrolled in the spring semester 2014 or are currently enrolled in the fall semester 2014 are eligible for employment. If selected, employment will begin Wednesday, May 21, 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014. Interested students must apply at the Office of Human Resources website
Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| March 4, 2014
Financial representatives from TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife, VALIC and Fidelity are on campus each month throughout the year and are available for one-on-one counseling sessions. TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife and Valic are Alternate Funding Vehicles for those employees represented by UUP or MC, and who participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and all of these plans, and Fidelity are available for supplemental retirement accounts for all employees.
Appointments are required.
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
FIDELITY – Call 800-642-7131 or register online
Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work deadline March 14| March 4, 2014
The Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work is designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, projects must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit.
Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300.
Encourage your students to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.
For more information, go online
Red Cross Adult CPR/AED Certification| March 4, 2014
Campus Recreation is offering a Red Cross Adult CPR/AED course from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Recreation Center, EG-10. Training combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. Participants learn how to perform CPR, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, and how to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator). Certifications are valid for two years.
Cost for the class is $60, which includes a copy of Adult Ready Reference Card and certification.
Participants can download the Participants Manual from the Red Cross website
. Click on "take a class" and choose the correct class name for corresponding materials.
Register at the Rec Center front desk by noon Friday, March 7. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation certifications webpage
or call 777-PLAY.
Learn the art of fly tying
| March 4, 2014
This workshop is a fun and easy introduction to fly tying that will cover fly proportions, tying techniques and the essential whip finish. Join us from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Recreation Center, EG-14. You will leave having tied a wolly bugger, San Juan worm or basic nymph, and will later experience gratification beyond compare when you catch a fish on something you created. Cost is $25 for students or $35 for non-students, and covers all provided supplies and materials. Space is limited. Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office Recreation Center, EG-10 by Wednesday, March 5. For more information, contact Outdoor Pursuits via e-mail
or call 777-6414.
Dining Services introduces Flavours of Spring menu| March 4, 2014
It may not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner. Our catering office is offering a limited time menu for the spring. Check out the Flavours of Spring menu online
. For more information, follow us on Twitter
or like us on Facebook
‘Monsters’ and ‘Dust’ turn University into “The Twilight Zone” March 7-16| March 3, 2014
The screen won't be there to protect you from the surreal yet reflective world of The Twilight Zone
. “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” and “Dust” come to life next week! Learn more
about the show, and see it on stage at 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, and 15, and at 2 p.m. March 16, at Watters Theater in the Fine Arts Building. To buy tickets, visit the Box Office, call 777-ARTS or go online
Box Office hours: Noon- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon through opening curtain on the day of performance, 5 p.m. through opening curtain for evening performances, and noon through opening curtain for matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday.
March 16 events:
1:30 p.m. Book signing with Anne Serling, author of As I Knew Him, My Dad Rod Serling
2 p.m. Performance of The Twilight Zone
3:30 p.m. Talk-back with director Elizabeth Mozer, Anne Serling and Lawrence Kassan, founder and director of the Rod Serling Video Fest
VIDEO: Fighting for first-responders | March 3, 2014
Watch this new video
to find out how William H. Groner '77 helped 10,000 people made ill by the 9/11 cleanup.
Proposals sought for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants| March 3, 2014
Reminder: The 2014 Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program deadline is March 14, 2014. This program will include the usual open topic call for proposals and will also be expanded to include proposals each dedicated towards one of the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE): Health Sciences; Smart Energy; Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging; Sustainable Communities; and Material and Visual Worlds.
Guidelines are posted online
. Questions about proposal preparation or budgeting should be directed to the staff at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Questions about eligibility or scope of the program should be addressed to Mary Beth Curtin, assistant vice president for research, via e-mail
or at 777-2931. Completed application packages must be submitted electronically to the OSP
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