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May 04, 2006  Volume 27, No. 28
Student-centered learning to be topic
Faculty members are invited to the eighth Institute for Student-Centered Learning conference from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 22 and 23, on campus.

Sparking Learning: Strategies for Success is for Binghamton faculty and features Binghamton faculty as presenters and facilitators. Presenters will include Tom O’Brien, Bob Pompi, Liz Carter, Al Tricomi, Wayne Jones, Roy McGrann, Matt Lafferty, George Catalano, Nancy DeJoy, Kim Jaussi, Pat Regan and Liz Droz.

Refreshments and lunches will be provided on both days.

Thanks to support from the provost, first-time participants will receive a stipend of $200, in recognition and encouragement of the University’s teaching mission. Repeat participation is free.

Registration is required. Contact Hilton Baxter of the Center for Learning and Teaching at 777-6376 or for more information and to reserve a place.

Student art show open saturday
Oil paintings and other two-dimensional images by student artist Alexis Sedoruk will be featured in a show titled Just This Girl.

The exhibit begins with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Rosefsky Gallery. The show will run through May 16 and the gallery is open from noon-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more details, e-mail

Chancellor honors student athletes
Five Binghamton athletes were among those honored May 1 by State University of New York Chancellor John R. Ryan with SUNY Scholar Athlete Awards.

Baseball player Brendon Hitchcock, basketball player Rachel Laws, golfer Jeff Wolniewicz, lacrosse player Kevin McKeown and tennis player Richemn Mourad received the honor, which requires a grade point average of 3.64 or higher.

The Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I, Division III and NJCAA levels. Across these levels, 70 athletes in 19 sports from 28 SUNY schools were selected by the athletic directors at each level of play.

“The Scholar Athlete Award is one of the most selective and prestigious awards bestowed by SUNY, because it speaks to the hard work and dedication our student athletes put forth in classrooms and on the fields, courts and courses where they compete throughout the year,” Ryan said. “Their success also speaks volumes about the quality of programs and curriculum of SUNY’s campuses, coaches, faculty and students. I commend the recipients as well as their coaches for this extraordinary achievement.”

Nursing student wins recognition
Karen Sidi, a senior in the Decker School of Nursing, was a first-prize winner in Elsevier’s Student & Faculty Awards for Nursing Excellence competition. She was chosen for her proven commitment to professional values.

Elsevier, a health-care and scientific publisher, invited faculty to nominate students for their outstanding commitment to the nursing profession and the potential to make a difference. Nursing students, in turn, nominated teachers who have served as role models, inspiring them to pursue a nursing career.

Faculty member Yvonne Johnston highlighted Sidi’s “eagerness to learn, commitment to service and passion for nursing” in her nomination.

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