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April 06, 2006  Volume 27, No. 25
Faculty Senate approves SEHD changes
Without additional discussion, the Faculty Senate on Tuesday approved by a vote of 26-2 the proposal to create a new School of Education and a new College of Community and Public Affairs by reorganizing the current School of Education and Human Development.

The Divisions of Human Development and Social Work, along with the program in Public Administration currently housed in the Graduate School, will become the College of Community and Public Affairs.

The new College of Community and Public Affairs will be housed at the Binghamton University Education and Community Development Center in downtown Binghamton when it is completed.

President schedules Open hours for April 19th
Open Hours with President Lois B. DeFleur will be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at her office in the Couper Administration Building.

EAP schedules wellness programs
The Employee Assistance Program will hold wellness and information programs this spring from noon 1 p.m. in UUW-324. No registration is necessary, except for the Greenhouse Tour, which will be held in the S3 Greenhouse. The schedule is:
•The Feldenkries Method, Wednesday, April 5. Sally Motyka Thompson will address a form of body awareness and movement designed to reduce chronic pain to enhance a sense of wellbeing.
•Macrobiotic Cooking, Wednesday, April 16. Chef Theresa Delafield focuses on delicious and healthy food preparation by eliminating additives, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and artificial ingredients. Co-sponsored by Sodexho.
•Orchid Care and Greenhouse Tour, Monday, May 15, with Paul Campbell, manager of the greenhouse. Limited to 15 participants. •Creating Balance and Well Being in a Demanding World, Tuesday, May 16. Donald Glauber of the Counseling Center introduces ideas and concrete tools for new perspectives on health and self actualization. This session will be from noon 1:30 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or a mat for optional activity.
•Hooked on Helping, Wednesday, May 17. Linda Humphrey of the UHS Family Ties program explores the balance between self care and caring for others and finding joy in life without feeling guilty.
All programs are free and open to faculty, staff, retirees and their families. For more information, call Diane or Katy at 777-6655.

African diaspora topic of symposium
The Department of Africana Studies will hold a symposium titled The New African Diaspora: Assessing the Pains and Gains of Exile.

The program begins at 8:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, and continues all day.

The symposium examines the post-colonial migration of African and African-descended peoples and the peculiar dynamics of the experiences that shape their lives in the United States and Europe. How have they arrived in their places of exile? What problems have they encountered in their efforts to settle down? How have their new neighbors blacks, whites and others received them in residential and employment situations? What successes and disappointments have they recorded in their professional lives? What forms of identity, hyphenated or otherwise, have they chosen or had imposed upon them?

The symposium is sponsored by the Binghamton University Provost’s Inter/Multidisciplinary Symposia 2006, the Department of Africana Studies, the Dean of Harpur College and the Convocation Committee. It will be held in PSPC-E/F, and it is free and open to the public.

Sodexho food drive to benefit CHOW
Until April 11, non-perishable food needed by the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) can be purchased at deep discounts in all resident dining locations and the University Union Food Court.

Simply make a purchase using your meal card or cash, and deposit the needed items in the nearby CHOW barrels. If everyone on campus purchases just one item, it will feed the hungry in the area for a month.

Check out for more information.

Faculty and Staff Campaign under way
The Binghamton University Faculty and Staff Campaign, which began March 23, helps to raise funds for important programs and services across campus for the area of your choice.

Donations are tax deductible (per tax law) and may be made through cash or credit card, online at or through payroll deduction.

For more information about the Faculty and Staff Campaign, call the Foundation Office at 777-6209.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08