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April 26, 2007  Volume 28, No. 28
Campus Invited to Open Sessions

The campus community is invited to attend open sessions and provide input on three construction projects: the Union renovation, the east-campus housing project and the East Gym renovation.  Sessions will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day, according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 1 - east-campus housing
  • Wednesday, May 2 –  University Union
  • Tuesday, May 8 – East Gym

All session will be held in UU-133 and will provide an op-portunity for attendees to ask questions.

Electronic Message Boards for Campus

Installation of an electronic message board and sign at the entrance to campus is expected to be complete prior to Commencement.


The message board and sign, constructed by the Department of Physical Facilities, will use Daktronics software to communicate information. “It will be an excellent way to let our campus and external communities know about all of the good things we have going on,” said James Van Voorst, vice president for administration.


Over the summer, similar signs will be installed in front of the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts and at the lower Bunn Hill Road entrance.

New look for HR Website

Human resources has launched its new webpage, based on expres-sed need and web traffic. The redesign includes categories for job seekers, HR faculty and staff, and HR tools for departments. The site also features a site search, a section exclusively for new faculty and staff, a life events section and a much-improved benefits section. For questions or suggestions about the new website, contact David Gates at

Evaluations Due for Permanent Professionals

Human Resources reminds those currently supervising UUP professional employees who have achieved “permanent” sta-tus that evaluations and perfor-mance programs are due by May 15. UUP professional employees with a “term” appointment are due according to their individual evaluative cycles. Questions re-garding evaluation and perfor-mance programs may be direct-ed to Jeff Hadley at or 777-4249, or Alison Gierlach at or 777-6625.I

ISCL Registration Deadline

Faculty and teaching profes-sionals are invited to the ninth spring conference of the Institute for Student-Centered Learning from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, May 21 and from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. This year’s ISCL will highlight specific strat-egies in curriculum and evalua-tion design, best practices in class session planning and will help participants implement these strategies in their own courses. Lunch and refreshments are provided both days. First-time participants will receive a $250 stipend for attendance. Return-ing participants are welcome as well. To reserve a space, respond to Hilton Baxter at 777-6376  or by Monday, May 7.

Open Forum on Positive Community Change

An open forum on Community and University Collaborative Endeavors: The Portland Oregon Model is scheduled from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Decker Room of the Broome County Public Library. Nonprofit and government organizations in Portland, Oregon have a record of successful collaboration with Portland State University to achieve positive community change.


Five individuals from a variety of organizations in Portland will share their experiences and engage in discussion about opportunities for similar collaborative endeavors in the Greater Binghamton area. The forum is sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Public Administration, Center for Applied Community Research and Development, College of Community and Public Affairs Dean’s Office, Office of the Provost and the Center City Coor-dination (C3) Project. For more information, contact Nadia Rubaii-Barrett at or 777-4295.

Decker School receives grant

The Decker School of Nurs-ing has been awarded a $16,900 Taylor Bequest grant from the Central New York Division of the March of Dimes, to support health care system changes that promote perinatal smoking cessation in Steuben County.


The program will explore the experiences of pregnant smokers in rural populations of the Southern Tier. “We will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money to meet our objective of providing mothers and babies with effec-tive smoking cessation services that are fully integrated into routine prenatal care,” said Gerri Britton, assistant professor of nursing and director of the program.  Britton will work with Binghamton University colleagues, including Gary James, as well as Jodie Brinthaupt of IVY GYN and various health care professionals from Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Guthrie in Corning, St. James Mercy Hospital and other local health care institutions.

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