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October 26, 2006  Volume 28, No. 10
SEFA campaign reaches 39 percent of goal
The 2006 State Employees Federated Campaign has reached the 39 percent mark. As of Oct. 20, $24,470 had been pledged by 162 donors toward the campaign’s $63,500 goal. At the same time last year, $25,018 had been pledged by 155 donors.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “Change a Life, Change a Neighborhood, Change the World.”

Individuals who donate a minimum of $75 — just $3 per paycheck — before Dec. 8 will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates donated by the President’s Office.

SEFA contributions may be made by check or through payroll deduction. For more information, contact Bobbi Hardman at 777-2131 or Send donations to Katie Ellis, Communications and Marketing, AD-141.

Curtin, Frame named to new positions
Mary Beth Curtin is now associate director of the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging. She retains duties as director of special projects in the Division of Research.

Curtin, who had been director of federal relations since 2003, came to Binghamton as a grant and contract administrator in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in 1988.

The Endwell resident holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/environmental studies, a master of arts in teaching and a master of arts in biology, all from Binghamton.

Michael Frame replaces Curtin as director of federal relations.
He was most recently director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York,
where he managed initiatives to increase economic development and entrepreneurship and to attract and retain talent in the region.

Previously he worked as a policy analyst for the California State University Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C., and has experiences in Syracuse University’s Office of Government and Community Relations and Cornell University’s Office of Governmental Affairs.

Frame holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

He is treasurer of 40 Below, a young professional organization, and has served on the boards of the New York Main Street Alliance and PIE Project.

PEC recognition lunch scheduled Nov. 8
The ninth annual Professional Employees Recognition Luncheon and PEC Constituency Meeting will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Old Union Hall.

President Lois B. DeFleur and Darryl Wood, president of the Binghamton chapter of United University Professions, will speak during this event, which recognizes professional employee award recipients. The event, co-sponsored by the President’s Office, UUP and The Research Foundation of SUNY is open to all University professional employees. Luncheon will be provided for $4.

RSVP can be obtained at

Child abuse reporting workshop offered
Do you need to take the Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Reporting Procedures workshop, which is required for many professionals in education, health, law enforcement and associated fields?

The workshop will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Registration is required and seating is limited. Contact the School of Education, AB-230, at 777-2727 or to sign up. The cost of the workshop is $30.

Filmmakers to speak on campus in November
The fall 2006 Film & Video Artists Series will feature three speakers in November.

Bill Brown will present The Other Side, which chronicles a journey along the U.S./Mexico border, and short films at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in LH-6. Cathy Crane, who teaches at Ithaca College, will present Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in LH-6. ZoŽ Beloff will present films and 3D performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in LH-6.

The series is presented by the Department of Cinema and sponsored by Broome County Arts Council, Harpur College Dean’s Office and Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. For details, visit

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Last Updated: 10/14/08