Free Chinese language and Beijing opera summer camp
March 31, 2015
Binghamton University will offer a free Chinese language/performing arts summer camp called "Sounds of China: STARTALK Learn Chinese through Beijing Opera Performance" from July 27 to Aug. 14. It is sponsored by STARTALK, a U.S. government program.
Open to students entering grades 6-12, who are looking to develop their abilities in basic Chinese conversation through a focus on learning Beijing opera, campers will learn Chinese and engage in Chinese culture-themed arts and crafts, and learn Beijing opera while using their recently acquired language skills. The camp will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, on campus. A free lunch is provided each day of the camp.
All students entering 6-12 grades are invited to apply by the Sunday, April 26 deadline! Applicants must complete and submit an application form, which can be found online, and include a personal statement of 300 words or less to explain why they would like to participate in this camp. A letter of recommendation from a teacher is also required. Documents can be mailed to Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera, c/o Shuang Liang, Binghamton University, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000.
Or, scan and e-mail the documents
For the application form and more information, visit the "Sounds of China" website
Physical Facilities Temporary Trades positions
March 31, 2015
Physical Facilities is accepting applications for potential job openings in its Trades Temporary Employment Program. Individuals interested in working temporarily on campus for the summer months in one of the trades should apply online
Possible work locations include painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, construction and grounds. These are temporary positions with no guarantee of continued employment or reemployment.
Workplace Violence Prevention: Annual survey
March 27, 2015
You should have recently received an e-mail with information regarding online training, including a module on “workplace violence.” Annual “workplace violence” training is required, pursuant to the New York State Department of Labor regulations.
In addition to this training, the Department of Labor also requires the University to survey all employees regarding workplace violence. Go online
to complete this survey. Your response will assist us in continuing to provide a safe campus community.
If you have additional questions, contact Sara DeClemente-Hammoud
in Human Resources.
Human resources summer hours and holidays
March 26, 2015
The Office of Human Resources has issued the annual memo regarding summer hours and holidays. The memo can be viewed online
Binghamton University Blog
March 25, 2015
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Career coaching: In person or on the phone
March 25, 2015
Résumé ready for prime time? Interviewing skills helping you stand out from the crowd? Elevator speech working in your favor? Retirement planning jitters? Workplace challenge or two you’d like to resolve? Sign up now for a confidential career coaching consultation, in person or on the phone, with John Wojcio.
Wojcio is a certified career coach who can be reached via e-mail
. Binghamton University continues to provide this career/professional development service for all its employees.
GERD study seeks participants
March 17, 2015
Do you have heart burn, chest pain, regurgitation and/or burping three times or more per week? The GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Research Team at Binghamton University is looking for volunteers age 18 and above for their three-week research study on the effect of low-carbohydrate diet, GERD (commonly known as acid reflux) and stress. Participants will have to follow a low-glycemic diet for three weeks and fill out questionnaires on a weekly basis. An initial time commitment is also required and volunteers will be given a Target $30 gift certificate upon completion of the study. For more information contact Joel Singh via e-mail
. For information regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 607-777-3818.
Participants wanted for Social Skill Assessment Study
March 13, 2015
The Institute for Child Development at Binghamton University is running a study to examine an assessment of social skills in young children.
If your child is between the ages of 3 and 8, he/she is eligible to participate in this study. Children with and without autism qualify for participation. Children will participate by taking a social skill assessment in a naturalistic play scenario. The study also involves the child’s parent or guardian completing a few brief questionnaires that will be completed at the time of the child’s appointments.
For participating, all families will receive $60.
Send an e-mail
or call 607-777-7273 for more information and to set up your appointment today.
TIAA-CREF financial consultant available
March 5, 2015
Individual counseling sessions are available with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant at no additional cost to you. Confidentially discuss your personal financial situation with consultants who are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals. Appointments are available April 16, 23 and May 6, 7, and 13. To schedule an appointment, call 800-732-8353.
Fire inspections for state buildings
February 10, 2015
State buildings will be inspected by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control through April. Examples of common violations can be found online
If you have questions about the inspection or issues in your work area, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 607-777-2211.
Employee Assistance Program
February 10, 2015
The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential assessment and referral counseling service for faculty, staff, retirees and their dependents. EAP assists in the identification of work-related or personal problems that stand in the way of quality of life and peace of mind. Issues affecting well-being may include marital and family issues, substance misuse and abuse, emotional health, grief and bereavement, workplace stress, legal or financial issues, childcare and elder care needs, and lifestyle, health and wellness management.
Our on-campus and solution-based program is designed to provide support, assistance and access to appropriate professional or community resources. To schedule a confidential appointment, contact EAP coordinators Mary Ellen Niefer or Diane Campbell at (607) 777-6655.
To learn more about this program, go online
Participants wanted for Thomas the Tank Engine study
February 5, 2015
The Institute for Child Development at Binghamton University is running a study to understand how Thomas the Train and other cartoons may affect how young children interpret different emotions. If your child is diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s Disorder or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, he/she may be eligible to participate. We are also recruiting participants without an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you and your child participate, you will be eligible to receive compensation ranging from $15 to $30. Send an e-mail
or call 607-777-7273 for more information and to set up your appointment today!
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January 22, 2015
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Microsoft Office now available for students, faculty and staff
December 23, 2014
Microsoft Office is now available to Binghamton University students, faculty and staff to install on their personal devices free of charge. The latest version of the full Office productivity suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more are available for offline and online use. The service is available to those who have an active Binghamton University e-mail address and is a free service as long as the program continues. To get your free version of Office, go online
ITS will continue to install Microsoft Office on University-owned and public computers across campus. To request a Microsoft Office installation on a University-owned or public campus computer, contact the Help Desk via e-mail
or at 607-777-6420.
Clery Act report, policies on Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and Domestic Violence in the Workplace
September 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has issued the annual memo regarding the Clery Act, as well as policies on a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and Domestic Violence in the Workplace, and other annual training reminders. The memo can be viewed online
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