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March 31, 2005  Volume 26, No. 23
Call for applications for vice president for administration
The search committee for a vice president for administration seeks viable candidates to fill the position. The committee, chaired by Thomas Kelly, vice president for external affairs, is broad-based. Its members are: Robert Carpenter, SEHD; Roger Westgate, Watson School; Howard Brown, history; Ann Glossl, student affairs; Sandra Michael, biological sciences; Francis Mols, libraries; Mary Britten; Decker School; Subimal Chatterjee, SOM; Lawrence Roma, physical facilities; Paul Parker, sponsored funds; James Wolf, academic computing services; Anna Cornell, finance and plan-ning; David Stone, physical facilities; Larry Cass, student accounts; and Student Association and Graduate Student Organization designees.

The president intends to fill the position by the end of May and the committee is moving to present the names of finalists to the president on or about May 1. Interested individuals should apply by Monday, April 4.

Applications should include a letter of application, the candidate’s curriculum vitae and a minimum of three references, including contact information. Applications should be submitted electronically to the committee’s resource person, Bobbi Hardman, at The committee expects to arrange campus interviews, including open sessions, in late April. For specifics on the duties of the vice president for administration, visit the human resources Web site

Admissions hosts additional Spring campus visits
In addition to regularly scheduled tours, Binghamton University is hosting a number of special visit programs this spring for admitted students and their families. Special events include:

Spring 2005 Bearcat Welcome Days: Open houses on Sunday, April 3; Friday, April 15; and Saturday, April 16. The days will include campus and residential tours, student and parent panels and academic school sessions. Students and parents have been invited to come a day early to attend LateNite Binghamton.

Binghamton Multicultural Weekend: Binghamton will host prospective students of color and their families at an over-night program from Saturday, April 2, through Sunday, April 3. Students will spend the night with student hosts in the residential communities. Following special programming on Saturday, students will join other admitted students for the Bearcat Welcome Day on Sunday.

Honors Day: Academically gifted students will learn more about the University Scholars Program and other honors opportunities at the special event from 11:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Binghamton organist to perform April 3.
Organist Jonathan Biggers will perform “Music for Organ and Strings” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Binghamton. Biggers is the Link Professor of Organ at Binghamton University and artist-in-residence at First Presbyterian Church. Featured in the program are traditional organ works by Mendelssohn and Bach; solo string and organ works by Jules Massenet and Craig Phillips; a string quartet and organ work by Jean Langlais; and the East coast premiere of a new concerto for organ and strings by Richard Proulx. The string orchestra, led by Timothy Perry, will feature faculty and student performers including Patricia Sunwoo, violin; Roberta Crawford, viola; and Stephen Stalker, cello.

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 777-ARTS, online or at the door. For more information, call 777-2592 or visit

Targeted Cognitive Therapy focus of psychology colloquium
Lisa Jeglic, assistant professor of psychology at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, will discuss “A Targeted Cognitive Therapy Intervention for Suicide Attempters” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in CV-49. The colloquium, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, will describe a new, targeted cognitive therapy intervention developed for treating recent suicide attempters. Preliminary findings suggest that this intervention can decrease future suicide attempts in this population by 50 percent as compared to an enhanced care control condition. Specific issues pertaining to the treatment of urban suicide will be discussed.

McNair Scholars host research conference
The Binghamton University McNair Scholars Program will host its McNair Research Conference at the Binghamton Regency Hotel Thursday and Friday, April 14-15.

Students from across the country are registered to attend, from schools including Buffalo State College, Claremont Graduate University, DePaul, Indiana and Purdue universities, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Kent State, North Carolina A&T State University, Lamar, Northeastern Illinois and St. Lawrence universities, the universities of Akron, Buffalo, Arkansas at Little Rock, Central Florida and Montana, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University; University of North Texas, University of San Diego, University of South Carolina, and Washington State, West Virginia and Xavier universities.

The conference will include a faculty panel at 2 p.m. Thursday titled “Why Get a Ph.D. Degree?” The panel will be followed by a poster session and dinner with a motivational speaker. There will be concurrent oral presentations throughout the day Friday. Break-fast and lunch are included.

Binghamton University students and staff who wish to attend events on Thursday or Friday, without presenting, may register for a fee of $30 per day, including meals. To register contact Karima Legette, program coordinator, or Heidi Kenyon, conference assistant, at 777-6857.

St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre to appear at Anderson Center
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre will cap the Anderson Center’s 2004-05 season with a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Osterhout Concert Theater.

Founded in 1966, the first “Theater of Ballet” in Russia is directed by Yuri Petukhov, the People’s Artist of Russia. Under his direction, the company has developed a repertoire that consists of classical and modern ballet performances. The program will include Chopin’s Chopiniana; Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

Tickets are $39 for the general public, $34 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $20 for students. Tickets can be pur-chased by calling 777-ARTS or at

2005 Summer Camp Schedule
A variety of half and full-day camps including baseball, basketball, diving, lacrosse, soccer, strength and conditioning, volley-ball and wrestling will be held on campus this summer.

A complete schedule is available on line at All camps, with the exception of the Junior Bearcat Club “Summer Fun Camp,” are run independent of the University.

Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 5-10. Additional siblings and current club members receive a $10 discount. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games and activities, campus tours, lunch on campus, daily swimming and visits from Baxter the Bearcat. For more information or to register contact Erin Rurey at 777-3741 or

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