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August 23, 2007  Volume 29, No. 1
Book giveaway returns to University Fest

The 14th annual University Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event welcomes visitors and the campus community to the Binghamton University Peace Quad to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.

The festival will include carnival rides, vendor booths, a children’s play area, poster sales, food, student organization tables and live music from local bands. A free book giveaway will also be part of this year’s festivities.

University Fest is sponsored by the Binghamton University President’s Office, the Office of Campus Life and Sodexho Campus Services.

University Chorus to hold auditions

The Binghamton University Chorus, a town-gown group of about 150 students, faculty, staff and community members, will hold auditions from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, in FA-27.

In November, the chorus will present Words and Music, a concert that features sacred and secular music exploring how composers respond musically to outstanding texts. In the spring, the chorus will join the University Orchestra in performing Haydn’s “The Creation.”

The University Chorus rehearses from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Monday during the academic year.

For an audition appointment, call the Music Department Office at 777-2589.

PEC elects new slate of officers

The Professional Employees Council (PEC) has elected a new slate of officers for 2007-08.

Grace Hoefner, associate director of Residential Life, will serve as chair. Sara DeClemente, personnel associate in Human Resources, will be vice-chair. Mariah Lane, assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions, will be secretary.

Art history tour of Baltimore planned

Continuing Education and Outreach will offer an art history tour to Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4-7.

The trip will begin in Strasburg, Pa., with a visit to the Amish Village. Participants will visit the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore, Fort McHenry, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Homewood Museum, the American Visionary Museum, Fell’s Point Fun Festival, Robert Long House and Garden, Fell’s Point ghost tour, the Flag House and Star Spangled Banner Museum. Hotel accommodations are at the Hampton Inn-Camden Yards in Baltimore for all three nights.

The cost of the trip is $499, with a deposit of $250 due upon registration. Contact Jennifer Lawson at 777-6857 to sign up or register online at

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Last Updated: 10/14/08