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ISSS-BU News 14 May 2012 ISSS-BU News

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1. International Student Graduation Reception is Friday, May18
2. All Students are Invited to a Free Tuesday Evening Study Break on May 15
3. Requirement for All Students Attending Summer 2012 Classes: Confirmation of Enrollment
4. Full Time Summer Position at Binghamton University
5. Summer Hours Begin in the ISSS on May 21
6. No International Coffee Hours This Summer
7. How Did You Contribute to Flood Recovery?
8. Attention On-Campus Student Employees!


1. International Student Graduation Reception is Friday, May 18
We are delighted that so many international exchange students and graduating students have informed the ISSS that they will be attending the 26th Annual International Student Graduation Reception in the University Union Old Union Hall, Friday, May 18 at 7:00pm.

If you are completing your program or are graduating, and have not yet responded to our invitation, please do so soon by using our on-line response form no later than Tuesday, May 15:

Students who graduated in December 2011 or who will graduate in Summer 2012 and would like to participate in the International Student Graduation Reception should also use the invitation link, above.

Each student will receive a certificate from the ISSS in recognition of your achievements. If you will be graduating, or completing your exchange program this month, come join the ISSS staff and your fellow students for good food, short speech making, and lots of photo opportunities!

2. All Students are Invited to a Free Tuesday Evening Study Break on May 15
Relieve stress and take a break! There will be free food fro all students on Tuesday May 15 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Bartle Library, Room LN 1406 (across from the Bartle Library Entrance Doors). The study break is sponsored by Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society and the Transfer Student Initiatives and Services Office.

3. Requirement for All Students Attending Summer 2012 Classes: Confirmation of Enrollment
At the start of each semester all undergraduate and graduate students are required to confirm enrollment via BU BRAIN at For summer 2012, confirmation must be completed by Monday, May 21, 2012, at 8 a.m., to avoid your courses being canceled. If you fail to confirm enrollment and your classes are dropped, you will have to re-enroll in the courses online via BU BRAIN.

How do you confirm enrollment?
After logging into BU BRAIN, click on the “Start of Term” tab. View a step-by-step guide on how to confirm enrollment at Problem accessing? Go to

4. Full-Time Summer Position at Binghamton University
Binghamton University's 2012 Fulbright Summer Institute for German Students from Universities of Applied Sciences seeks a Program Coordinator. This position provides key administrative support for approximately twenty-five visiting scholars who will be on site for the month of August. This position reports to the Director of the 2012 Fulbright Summer Institute.

This position requires a high degree of collaboration and communication to ensure the program meets service, cost, and compliance objectives. This position is responsible for negotiating vendor contracts, and for monitoring and managing compliance with program policies and procedures as well as those of the Research Foundation at Binghamton University.

Brief Description of Duties
Organize all logistics for the program including:

Establish and manage relationships with vendors and service providers.

Design, implement, and maintain travel booking and expense management. Issue vouchers for all payments and track the budget.

Assist in developing program policies and ensuring compliance with those policies.

Create and maintain operational reports.

Team with campus providers, Fulbright instructors and staff to enhance the living-learning experience of students and to promote effective delivery of services.

Monitor and evaluate program through formal and informal methods to identify areas in need of improvement.

Oversee the daily coordination, planning, and logistics for special events and programs.

Skills and Experience: Superior organizational skill, as well as excellent administrative, communication, leadership, and decision-making skills are essential as well as the ability to work well individually and in a team setting. Administrative, event-planning experience, or budget management are strongly desired. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information: Position is full-time and runs from June 2012 through the beginning of September 2012. Salary: $10,000. Send resume and letter of interest to Dr. Suronda Gonzalez at

5. Summer Hours Begin in the ISSS on May 21
The University will be on “summer hours” beginning May 21, with most offices on campus open for most or all of the day from 8:00am to 4:00pm weekdays, through August 24th. The ISSS will be open weekdays from 9:30am to 3:45pm, except Thursdays when we will be open from 11:30am to 3:45pm. We look forward to seeing you during the summer months.

6. No International Coffee Hours This Summer
ISSS-BU News reminds our readers that the monthly international coffee hours are suspended for the months of June, July and August and will resume in September. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the first coffee hour of the Fall semester, which will take place on Friday, September 7.

7. How Did You Contribute To Flood Recovery?
Many students stepped forward to help the community after the devastating flood of September 2011. Were you one of them? If so, the Center for Civic Engagement would like to hear from you. Please take 10 minutes of your time to
answer some questions. They would appreciate your input by May 25.

8. Attention On-Campus Student Employees!
This applies to all student assistants, federal college work study students, graduate assistants and teaching assistants. The Office of Human Resources reminds students who have a change of address and work for the University (excluding Barnes and Noble and Sodexo), to change your address with our office. You may do so by submitting a Change of Address form. Simply click on this link for a form: and fill it out, print it out and send it to Human Resources, AD-244. Note that when you change your address in BU Brain it does not change your address for employment.


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