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April 22, 2004  Volume 25, No. 28
Reception held in honor of new entrance
President Lois B. DeFleur will unveil plans for a new entrance to the Art Museum, in honor of retired Professor Sidney Harcave, during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 23, in FA-213.

The entrance will be funded by donations from alumni Susan ’65 and Stanley ’64 Reifer, who will also be in attendance at the event. Stanley Reifer was one of Harcave’s students and is funding the project because of his influence on students.

For more information or to RSVP, call 777-2634 or e-mail

Mentoring focus of women business owners roundtable
“Mentoring Partnerships: A Shortcut to Success” will be the topic of the Small Business Development Center’s Women Business Owners Roundtable discussion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, at the Binghamton Regency on Water Street in Binghamton.

Ginny Thompson, a business advisor with the Small Business Development Center, will discuss the positive effects of mentoring and will review how mentoring can keep a business from failing, where to find a mentor and types of mentoring relationships. She will also explain how to build long and productive mentoring relationships that will bring business success.

Cost is $7 per person payable at the door and includes a continental breakfast. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards and brochures to share. Advance registration is required. Call the SBDC at 777-4024 to register.

Teleconference addresses accessibility of online teaching
The interactive teleconference “Untangling the Web: Making Online Teaching and Learning Accessible” will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in UU-133. The program is a moderated panel discussion by experts who consider the implications of disability accessibility requirements for online education and suggest ways faculty and staff can work together to address major challenges.

Participants should arrive by 2 p.m. for an introduction to teleconference logistics. Light refreshments will be served. “Untangling the Web” is produced by the University of Maryland University College, presented by PBS and hosted on campus by the Center for Learning and Teaching, Academic Computing Services, Educational Communications, Affirmative Action and Services for Students with Disabilities.

For reservations, call Services for Students with Disabilities at 777-2686 or e-mail Jean Fairbairn at

Winners of NYSEG case competition announced
Winners of the annual NYSEG Challenge MBA Case Competition were recently announced at a ceremony on the BU campus. Team members Rehna Tawde, Yun Lee, His-Hau Bau, Hiteshchen Thakkar, Sulabh Mathur and Hsing-Yi Chou took top honors.

Sponsored by NYSEG, the annual competition brings together second-year master of business administration students from the School of Management for a test of their skills in the analysis and presentation of business cases.

Thirteen teams of MBA students were given the same business case to review and participated in first-round judging earlier this month. Three teams were then selected to move forward to the final round where a panel of judges, selected from the business community, evaluated the finalists’ presentations. Judges were Michael Eastman, vice president of corporate development for NYSEG; Stephen Van Nordstrand, executive vice president at Raymond Corporation; Michael J. DeStefano, partner in the New York metropolitan area of Ernst and Young LLP; Laurie Linn, president of Communique Design and Marketing, Inc.; and John Saraceno, senior vice president at BSB Bank & Trust.

In selecting the winning team, judges considered three factors: content of the presentation, delivery and communication skills and how well the teams handled followup questions.

Student groups host community at 6th annual Picnic in the Park
Binghamton University students will host the sixth annual Picnic in the Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Recreation Park in Binghamton.

Free food including hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, watermelon and cotton candy will be served. Free entertainment will include face painting, bubbles, balloons, improv comedy and band performances. The event is co-sponsored by the BU Senior Class Council and Off Campus College, with additional support provided by Sodexho. Among the volunteers are members of Alpha Phi Omega, the Senior Class Council and Off Campus College. The council worked with the Binghamton mayor’s office and Office of Parks and Recreation to organize the event.

For more information, contact Maria Pendolino at 222-1401 or e-mail

Psychologist, researcher to discuss male body image
Psychologist and author Roberto Olivardia will discuss “Men, Muscles and Masculinity: The Importance of Body Image in Today’s Males” at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, in LH-10. The presentation is part of the University’s Eating Awareness Committee’s celebration of Health and Wellness Month.

Olivardia, a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, in private practice in Arlington, Mass., where he specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit disorder. Olivardia is an active researcher in the field of body image in males.

He is managing editor of the International Journal of Men’s Health, and serves on the editorial boards of Body Image and the Psychology of Men and Masculinity journals. Olivardia is co-author of The Adonis Complex, which focuses on male body image problems such as eating disorders, BDD, steroid use and cosmetic surgery.

The program, sponsored by the Eating Awareness Committee, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 777-2821.



A memorial service will be held in honor of Arthur L. Clements at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, in LH-2. A reception will follow. Clements, who died in February, taught English and creative writing at Binghamton for 40 years. For more information, contact Katrina Shilts at or Thomas Clements at

Deadlines for Oracle input of requisitions, purchase orders and travel vouchers for the fiscal year 2003-04 may be accessed on the purchasing Web site at

The following promotions have been announced: Deborah Walker, SG-9 clerk 2, in telecommunications; and Elaine Scanlon, SG-9 keyboard specialist 2, in International Student and Scholar Services.

The third annual Senior Writers’ Forum will be heldfrom 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in FA-258. The forum promotes the original literary works of graduating BU seniors. The event, is sponsored by Creative Writing and the Atelier Brunelli Academy of Fine Arts. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jamie Kass at

The University of Massachusetts’ Paul Gunnells will present “Signature Defects, Cusp Singularities and Special Values of L-functions” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, in LN-2205. The event is part of the Geometry/Topology Seminar series.

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