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September 02, 2004  Volume 26, No. 2
Alumni Association offers discounted personal insurance
Binghamton University’s Alumni Association is offering discounted auto and homeowners insurance through Liberty Mutual. Alumni, faculty and staff are eligible. Benefits include a 10 percent discount on auto insurance, 5 percent on homeowner’s insurance and a 5 percent multi-policy discount. Liberty Mutual also offers payment options with no finance charges or billing fees, no down payment with the electronic fund transfer payment option, 24-hour claims service and coast-to-coast emergency roadside assistance for all policy holders. Contact Michelle Coates at Liberty Mutual at or 797-7587.

Stenson’s artwork chosen for Best of SUNY student exhibition
Binghamton student Marisa Stenson was among 63 students from the SUNY system whose work was selected for display in the hallways of the State University Plaza, housed in the historic D & H Railway Building in downtown Albany. The exhibit, which runs until September 24, is free and open to the public.

The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition is the third in a year-long series of shows presenting the work of SUNY students from throughout the system. It features works selected from the first two shows.

“This year’s art exhibitions at State University Plaza have allowed us to bring the work of our many talented artists to a wider audience,” said SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.

“New York State has long been recognized as a leader in our country for its support of the arts,” King said.

“SUNY’s campuses continue that leadership through their education of art students in art departments all across the state. These shows are a culmination of these investments.”

Alumni Association sponsoring two trips abroad
The Binghamton University Alumni Association is sponsoring two trips abroad one to London and a second to Egypt.

In January, travel to London as part of the “Eight Fabulous Days of Theatre and Fun” with Tom Kremer, professor of theatre, and Carol Hanscom, adjunct lecturer. With departure January 9, 2005 and return on January 17, the tour will include works of theater created from one modern and one 19th century novel. There’s a suggested reading list to check out before the trip.

Cost is $1,799 per person, double occupancy.

For more information on the London trip, contact Kremer at or 607-777-2437.

For those with a more historical bent, depart for Eqypt on January 4 and spend 14 days touring with Gerald Kadish, professor of history, returning on January 18.

Travelers will get a first-hand introduction to Egypt from the first unified Eqyptian state around 3,000 B.C.E. to Islamic times. Cost is $3,995 per person, double occupancy. Save $50 if deposit is received by September 15.

For more information on the Egypt trip, contact Kadish at 777-2488

University’s SBDC conference to celebrate women in business
Binghamton University’s Small Business Development Center will host a conference to celebrate women in business on Wednesday, October 27, at the Owego Treadway Inn, Owego.

“Celebrating Women In Business” will offer workshops and networking opportunities for current and prospective businesswomen. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by an opening address at 8:15 a.m.

Lucinda Yates, owner of “Designs by Lucinda,” a cause-related company that specializes in making fundraising pins, will provide the keynote address at lunch. Her company has a line of theme-based fundraising pins, an international distribution network and a growing workforce. It has sold more that 3.5 million pins and has helped raise $18 million since its inception in 1989.

The conference will offer nine breakout sessions focusing on topics such as mentoring, how to conduct business with the government and identity theft.

Registration prior to September 22 is $67. Registration is $75 after that. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

For more information or to register, call Mary Ann Thompson at 786-3654. A conference brochure can be downloaded at

Three new members named to Alumni Association board
Three new members have been selected to serve two-year terms on Binghamton University’s Alumni Association board of directors:

Norma Saint-Vil ’92, a senior marketing manager for the IBM Software Division in Somers N.Y. lives in Pelham Manor, N.Y.

Evan Farber ’94, an attorney with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington D.C., lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Anthony Mascolo ’77, an attorney and partner with Bosco, Bisignano & Mascolo, LLP, lives in Staten Island, N.Y.

Libraries offering access to back files of Annual Reviews
The University Libraries now provide access to the entire back file content of Annual Reviews dating to when each review was first published. Annual Reviews publishes authoritative, analytic reviews in 30 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical and social sciences. To access Annual Reviews, visit

The entire New York Times Historical Backfile from 1851-2001 is also now available online from the Libraries. The back file includes display and classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, editorials and commentary in searchable, downloadable PDF. To access, select “Databases and Journal Indexes” from the Libraries’ home page and click on “Alphabetical List.” Or use the “News” link under the Virtual Reference Collection.

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