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January 29, 2004  Volume 25, No. 18
SEFA campaign tops annual goal, prizes presented
ear. As of January 9, 359 donors had pledged $61,501 — 106 percent of the $57,000 goal. As of the same date last year, 380 donors had pledged $60,301.

Binghamton also claims this year’s winner of the SEFA grand prize weekend getaway at the Chestnut Inn — Frank Mols — and the winner of Binghamton Mets tickets — Susan Terwilliger.

Local restaurant gift certificates donated by President Lois B. DeFleur’s office were won by Anne Walls, Birgit Nicolaisen, Dora Polachek, Dennis Chavez, Richard Culver, Cheri Hohn, Yvonne Johnston, Lloyd Howe, Kelly Wemette and Barbara Wolfe.

Food preference survey to help Sodexho evaluate menus
Students, faculty and staff are looking for some menu modifications at the University’s eateries, according to the annual satisfaction survey conducted by Sodexho last semester.

The survey is administered each year with the intent of identifying areas of improved service to the campus community.

In response to the survey, Sodexho has designed a Food Preference Survey as a tool to help improve the menu offerings on campus in future semesters. The survey is available online by visiting

An external link is available that will take users to a Web site devoted to conducting the survey. The survey asks questions about breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as late night dining.

The confidential survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and respondents will be eligible to win a brand new Palm Tungsten E Handheld. Results from the survey will be analyzed to determine how suggestions could be implemented in future menus at various locations on campus.

For more information, visit or e-mail Bob Griffin, Sodexho marketing manager, at

Internship, job fair scheduled for February
The Career Development Center will sponsor an Internship and Job Fair, along with a mock interview program from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in UU-Mandela Room.

The fair will be an opportunity for students to meet with a variety of organizations seeking candidates for internships and full or part-time jobs. Those interested should bring a supply of their resumes and dress appropriately.

The interview program will take place on Friday, February 6. Only matriculated students who register for an interview time slot will be eligible. Interview registration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, to Tuesday, February 3, at the CDC North (LNG 300.) Students must bring their student ID and a copy of their resume when they sign up.

For more information, contact Jillian Kroll or Eileen Bauer-Hagerbaumer at 777-2553.

University offers supervisory workshops
The Professional Development and Research (PDR) arm of the School of Education and Human Development will host two workshops focusing on approaches to motivate and manage people and projects.

“Fundamentals of Supervision” will be held Thursday, January 29. Participants will assess their own supervisory style and learn how to motivate and evaluate employees. The workshop will be taught by Cathy Williams, executive director of the Family and Children’s Society of Broome County.

“Supervising Difficult Employees” will be held Thursday, February 12. Beginning and experienced supervisors will learn and practice the skills necessary to maintain a productive workplace setting. The workshop will provide tips and techniques on how to handle a variety of personality types.

The workshop will be taught by Diane Brown, executive director of the Southern Tier AIDS program (STAP). Both workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in classroom facilities on the third floor of 222 Water St., Binghamton. Each workshop costs $125. For more information or to register call 777-4447 or email

Ottawa art/history trip planned for May
Continuing Education & Outreach will sponsor an art/history trip to Ottawa from Saturday, May 13, to Tuesday, May16.

Sites will include the Frederick Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, the National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, Laurier House, Billings Estate Museum, the Canadian Parliament Buildings, Rideau Hall, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Stables and Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario. Travelers will stay three nights at the Comfort Inn-Downtown. Accommodations will include a breakfast buffet each morning.

The registration fee is $445 and includes travel by luxury coach, driver tip, all site entrances and tours, three hotel over-nights with double accommodations, three breakfasts and Sunday brunch at Fort Henry’s Officer’s Mess Hall. For more information, call 777-6857 or visit

DA applications available for 2004-05 academic year
ll Discovery Center, residential area offices, Office of Residential Life, OCC, Career Development Center (CDC), Campus Activities and Orientation and all academic advising offices.

DAs assist students with course selection, reviewing their general education requirements and understanding Degree Audit Report Systems (DARS). They also encourage students to seek out the resources and services of CDC and provide information on experiential learning activities. DAs also staff the area Discovery Centers. Compensation is the cost of a bed in a standard double room, which was $2,192 for the spring semester. The DAs also receive an hourly wage of $6.50 for staffing the centers. Encourage interested and qualified students to apply. Applications are due Monday, February 2, in the Discovery Program Office in the CIW Library.

Campus invited to meet vice president for research candidates
The University community is invited to meet candidates for the post of vice president for research.

Christopher D’Elia, professor of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College, University of Albany, will on campus during an open session held from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Monday, February 2, in Science Library-212.

William Trumble, associate dean for Research, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire, will on campus for an open session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, in EB-110.

Candidates have been asked to speak on “Emerging Research Opportunities for Binghamton University.” Candidate resume and supporting materials may be viewed on the web.


Inside info : SESSIONS: The Center for Quality and the Graduate School will sponsor two sessions on teamwork for graduate students titled “Laying the Foundation,” from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday January 29, and Friday, January 30, in PSPC-C. Reservations are required. For more information, e-mail or call 777-6588.

SPRING DIRECTORY: Harpur College’s Spring 2004 Directory is available on the Web at A printer-friendly version is online at

TRAINING PROGRAMS: The Office of Human Resources is offering a series of training programs open to campus employees including Understanding Employee /Labor Relations in SUNY, the Binghamton Tradition, Employment Logistics in SUNY and Understanding the Classified Service: An Open Forum. For details and information on how to register, visit

ESG/LISTSERV: To request an ESG/listserv visit and follow the listserv link. ESG/listserv questions may be directed to or the Help Desk at 777-6420. Be sure to include section and cross-registration information. ESG/listservs are not automatically deleted at the end of the semester; if you no longer need a listserv/ESG, request for it to be shut down.

TEAM REGISTRATION: Faculty and staff can register a team for 5v5 basketball until Tuesday, February 3. A staff-only league will be held on Sunday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. First game begins at 8 p.m.; last game starts at 11 p.m. Recreational and competitive divisions available. Women’s league on Thursday nights only. Coed volleyball teams must register by Tuesday, February 3. League days are from Sunday to Wednesday. Recreational and competitive nights available. Registration for 4-team bowling ends Wednesday, February 4. League days are Sunday to Friday.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: Faculty and staff can register as an individual for racquetball and billiards. Deadline is Friday, February 6. Leagues are also available in 8-ball and 9-ball games. League night is at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit or call 777-4259.

FAIR: Binghamton University will host a financial aid fair as part of a SUNY Statewide Student Financial Aid Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 7, in EB-110.

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