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April 21, 2005  Volume 26, No. 26
Two finalists to be interviewed for VP position
The Search Advisory Committee for Vice President for Administration has reviewed the applications of all candidates for the position, has selected and interviewed sev-eral of these applicants and has extended an invitation to two of them to interview with campus constituents next week.

Michael McGoff, vice provost for strategic and fiscal planning, will interview on Monday, April 25; and James Van Voorst, associate vice president for administration, will interview on Tuesday, April 26.

By Thursday, April 21, various campus officials and constituency groups will receive invitations to interview sessions throughout the two days, and there will be sessions open to everyone on the campus from 4-5 p.m. on each of these days. The open session on Monday, April 25, will be in FA-Casadesus and the open session on Tuesday, April 26, will be in UU-133. The résumé of each candidate is available at.

Health care symposium April 22
The eighth annual Binghamton University symposium on Health Care Management and Policy will be held from noon-3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in UU-133 in cooper-ation with area hospitals, the Broome County Medical Society, the Clinical Campus of Upstate Medical Center, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier and other organizations. This year’s theme is “Contemporary Issues in Health Care in the United States.”

Some of the topics to be dis-cussed include Medicare and Medicaid, national health insur-ance, managed care, insurance for prescription drugs, multi-cultural and children’s health, malpractice insurance, nursing homes, hospital costs, mental health, training of physicians and government regulations.

The symposium is free of charge, however lunch is $12. For more information, contact Manas Chatterji, School of Management, at 777-2475 or

Auditions for summer youth musical theater workshop
Auditions are being held for 2- to 18-year-old students for the Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop, July 25-Aug. 14. The program culminates in four performances of a fully-staged musical version of The King and I in FA-Watters Theater.

Auditions will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, on campus. Prospective students must register by Friday, May 6, to be eligible to audition. Those auditioning are asked to bring a prepared solo with accom-paniment — no tapes, a pianist will be provided — and a one- to two- minute memorized monologue. Auditions are for casting purposes only; it’s anticipated that most will be accepted.

The workshop is headed up by artistic director Aaron Nicholson, musical director Brenda Dawe, director Elaine Tamaru, and con-ductor Todd Robinson. Nicholson, who founded the workshop in 1998, has a growing operatic and musical theater career, and has staged complete musicals, conducted master classes, scene classes and taught voice. Dawe is a frequent performer with major opera companies across North America and Tamaru has toured extensively with Opera-Go-Round at Tri-Cities Opera, working with young people throughout the Northeast. Robinson, renowned singer, has appeared in leading roles with numerous opera com-panies and has spent years conducting and teaching singers from young beginners to young professionals.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at Binghamton. It features a choice of two complete sessions (morning and evening), both with individual and group voice training, acting and improvisation classes, movement classes and stagecraft experience in makeup and costumes.

The cost is $375. A deposit of $150 is required, with a $225 balance due by June 24. Register online, by fax 777-4544 or by calling 777-6857.  

SOM, TIAA-CREF host investment strategies panel
A panel discussion, “Merging Theory and Practice: Managing Issues Surrounding Sound Invest-ment Strategies” will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in LH-10. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF and the dean of the School of Management, the pan-elists will include Scott Budde, managing director of CREF In-vestments; Jim Viets, regional vice president, Wealth Manage-ment Advisory Group; Dennis Lasser, associate professor of finance; and Jay Wellman, assis-tant professor of finance. To make a reservation for the event, call 777-2315 or e-mail Reservations must be made by Friday, April 29.

Program Development workshop offered
A workshop titled “Program Development” will be offered by the Professional Development and Research Division in the School of Education and Human Development from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on two consecutive Wednesdays, May 18 and 25, at 218-222 Water St., third floor, Binghamton. The fee is $270. Participants in this two-day course will learn about specific tools and apply the concepts through development of an actual program plan. Denise Dyer, community program spe-cialist for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, will instruct. For more information or to register, call 777-4447 or e-mail

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