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April 20, 2006  Volume 27, No. 26
PEC seeks nominations for annual elections
The Professional Employees Council is running its nomination procedure differently this year. A Web-based process is being used to solicit nominations for upcoming elections. Employees may go to to nominate colleagues for openings on the council. Nominations are due by Friday, April 21, so that the election can begin in April.

For more information, contact Darryl Wood at or 777-2908.

Asian art exhibit runs through Sunday
runs through Sunday Trans-boundary Experiences: an Exhibition of Contemporary Art from China, Japan and Korea will be on display at Spool Mfg, 138 Baldwin St., Johnson City until April 23.

Three Binghamton University graduate students are curators of the exhibition, which seeks to explore different levels of trans-boundary experiences through the works of eight East Asian artists.

For more information, email Fumiwo Iwamoto at

Night shift learns about Binghamton
“The Binghamton Tradition: from Vision to Excellence” was presented last month to thirdshift staff from Physical Facilities, Computing Services and University Police in a special session that began at 11:30 p.m.

Hosted by administrative staff from Human Resources and Physical Facilities, the session explored the University’s growth through the years. A lively discussion centered on Binghamton’s proud tradition of providing quality customer service to students, staff and the public. More than 40 night shift cleaners, janitors, supervisors, police officers and computer operators participated in the session, the first in a series of night shift outreach offerings.

Future sessions will address retirement planning and understanding your benefits, said Alison Gierlach, personnel associate in Human Resources. There will also be training for night shift supervisors on communication skills and managing priorities.

11 Binghamton students honored by chancellor
John R. Ryan, chancellor of the State University of New York, recently honored 11 Binghamton students with the 2006 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

New York residents Giya Abraham of New City, Andrew Gardner of Brockport, Matthew Gervais of Liverpool, Trevor Gomberg of Thiells, Michael Hartwell of Canandaigua, Peter Longo of Hopewell Junction, Timothy Nevinger of Vestal, Karen Sidi of Plainview, Meredith Woitach of Vestal and Weiqin Zhang of Flushing and David Henann of Wind Gap, Pa., were among 270 college students from 62 SUNY campuses chosen for the honor.

The awards are given annually to students who earn a GPA of 3.78 or higher and record a significant contribution to their campus or local community.

Debaters receive national recognition
Junior Dan Weiser was awarded one of 20 Scholastic All-American Awards at the 2006 Cross-Examination Debate Association’s (CEDA) National Tournament. The award is given to students who maintain the highest level of academic success while promoting a healthy environment for education and learning within and outside the debate community.

Also at the tournament, sophomores Jake Gartman and Matt Malia qualified for elimination rounds. Advancing to elimination rounds places the pair in the top 64 two-person debate teams out of a pool of about 250.

After the event, Binghamton was ranked first in the East Region and 10th in the country by CEDA. Meanwhile, the National Debate Tournament ranked the team ninth among the nation’s 200 programs.

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