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November 16, 2006  Volume 28, No. 13
Benefits fair scheduled Nov. 30
The University Wide Benefits Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the UU-Mandela Room.

Participants will include health insurance providers, retirement and financial planners, campus offices and retailers that offer discounts for University employees. There will also be health screenings by nurses from the Decker School of Nursing and door prizes will be offered. Sodexho will provide refreshments, recipes and nutrition information from the campus dietician.

Lourdes Mission in Motion will offer free skin screening, body mass analysis and blood glucose testing. There is an $8 fee for cholesterol testing and fasting is not necessary. Appointments are required; call Lourdes Central Scheduling at 798-5723 to make one.

The fair is co-sponsored by United University Professions, the other unions on campus and the Human Resources Benefits Office. For more information, contact Kathy Zentz, UUP chapter assistant, at 777-4382 or

Soccer team loses in tournament’s first round
Binghamton lost in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 men’s soccer tournament.

Harvard’s Andre Akpan netted the game-winning goal with 11:01 remaining in regulation, leading the Crimson (14-4-0) to a 2-1 win over the visiting Bearcats (9-7-5) on Nov. 11.

The Bearcats led 1-0 at the half but could not hold back a Crimson attack that led the nation in goals per game this season.

“I’m disappointed with the outcome of the game but I thought our guys played well against a very tough opponent,” head coach Paul Marco said. “(Harvard’s) special guys came through in the end. It’s a disappointing end to the season, but I am very proud of our senior class and all that they have accomplished.”

Publications office has new leadership
Gregory Delviscio has been named director of publications in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Delviscio most recently worked for the McGraw-Hill companies, where he was an art director who created custom publications and marketing materials for clients. Before that, he held similar jobs at the Los Angeles Times and several Knight Ridder newspapers.

Delviscio holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University.

He moved from Los Angeles to Binghamton with his wife and their 18-month-old son.

Madrigal Feaste tickets available
Tickets are on sale for the Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Old Union Hall.

Performers include the Harpur Chorale, the Women’s Chorus, Her Majesty’s Own Royal Brass, The Skilled Musicians of the Early Musick Consort and more. The menu includes thick bean soup, a salad, roast beef, chicken with an orange glaze, green beans with mushrooms, rice pilaf, chocolate cake, wine and a wassail toast.

Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Music Department, are $38 for the general public and $20 for students. They can be purchased at the Anderson Center Box Office, by calling 777-ARTS or online at

Instructions for requesting SOOT surveys
To request Student Opinion of Teaching surveys through Blackboard, go to Once there, follow these steps:

1) Enter your username and password. Your username is your Binghamton e-mail address excluding the “” portion. Your password is your normal Blackboard password. If you have never logged in, your password is the first two letters of your last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

2) From the list of Tools on the left side of the page, click on SOOT Surveys.

3) Click on your courses and hit Request Surveys.

The survey will be available for students enrolled in your course from Nov. 17-Dec. 8.

To request paper survey forms, go to Print the confirmation and instruction sheet for use when administering the SOOT.

For questions about Blackboard, call the Help Desk at 777-6420. For questions about paper SOOT forms, call the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at 777-2365.

Project KidCare event is Sunday
The Binghamton Scholars, with Sodexho and the University Police, will hold a Project KidCare event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

Participants can create free child identification kits, including a color photograph and fingerprints.

The event will be held in Appalachian 111 in Mountainview, and all are invited to come with their families.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08