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February 16, 2006  Volume 27, No. 19
Black Panther founder to speak Feb. 25

Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, will visit campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, to help the Black Student Union (BSU) celebrate Black History month.

Seale will speak at 7 p.m. in LH-1. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Seale founded the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton in 1966. They carried on the civil rights movement for radical black politics after the death of Malcolm X.

Seale and the party encourage African-Americans to take an active stand against oppression and discrimination.

As a Black Panther, Seale established several community programs, including breakfasts for school children, Seniors Against a Fearful Environment, preventive health care, co-operative housing and mass voter registration drives. He is the author of several books.

The presentation is sponsored by the Black Student Union. For more information, call the BSU at 777-2885.

Eating disorders to be topic Feb. 24
The Eating Awareness Committee will present “Andrea’s Voice,” a free production by Doris and Tom Smeltzer, whose daughter Andrea died after a yearlong struggle with bulimia.

The Smeltzers have given numerous presentations around the country to help educate people about the consequences of eating disorders and to inspire people whose eating and feelings are not in balance to seek help.

This event will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Old Union Hall. There will also be a round-table presentation and discussion with the Smeltzers from 1:30-3 p.m. that day in UUW-324.

These programs are sponsored by the Eating Awareness Committee and Sodexho. For more information, visit www.

Nominees sought for Foundation awards
Nominations for a series of awards given to graduating seniors are due by Thursday, March 2, to Sara Ballard in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Nominations should include a typed statement citing accomplishments and activities, a resume and nomination form. Forms and additional information are online at http:// studentaf fairs.binghamton. edu/foundationawards.htm.

The following awards are available: The Rishel-Searles Memorial Award, the Award for Outstanding Performance in Extra-Curricular Areas (outside athletics), the 1986 Senior Class Award, Nell Jackson Award, Mary Richardson Award, the Henrietta L. Pitler Award for Scholarship and Leadership, the Kent and Barbara Turner Award for Volunteer Service and the David L. Anderson Award for Student Excellence.

Media careers to be focus of Feb. 28 summit
The first Binghamton Media Summit will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in UU-133.

The event will feature alumni who work in communications and media talking with students about what it takes to succeed in the industry. Organizers hope the summit will become an annual event.

There will be a panel discussion as well as time for networking. Panelists will include Jodi Nussbaum, group vice president of production, Sesame Workshop; Matthew Schlanger, president of a video game design firm; and Andrew Moskowitz, publisher of an online advertising publication.

The event is sponsored by the Career Development Center and Hillel.

For more information or to reserve a place, e-mail

Dining Services plans recipe contest
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit their favorite recipe for the “Battle of the Brains” to be held on Wednesday, March 1.

Students will vote on the recipes, and the finalists will face off in the Battle of the Brains at Hinman Dining Hall. The winner will receive a $50 Dining Services gift card.

The deadline for recipe submissions is Friday, Feb. 17.

For more information and to enter, visit www.BUdining. com/brains.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08