February 15, 2007 Volume 28, No. 20
Bartle Library extends hours
Bartle Library will now stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The library had been closing at 8 p.m. those days and students had requested additional hours.
The Newcomb Reading Room and the Science Library will continue to close at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Athletes’ fund drive aids research hospital
Binghamton University athletes have climbed to new heights in their continued support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
At last semester’s Up ’til Dawn program, 320 students representing all 21 of Binghamton’s teams wrote 10,007 fundraising letters, which have raised more than $28,000 to date. This exceeds last year’s total of 284 athletes writing 7,022 letters, which raised more than $25,000.
Athletes addressed fund-raising letters to friends and relatives during the four-hour event, organized by Binghamton’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in November.
SAAC officers Mary Tursi, Adam Goldberg, Kristy Doerner and Rob Nolte spearheaded this year’s campaign.
Filmmakers to visit during spring series
The spring Film and Video Artists Series will begin Monday, Feb. 26, with a visit from seminal avant-garde filmmaker Larry Gottheim.
Gottheim, who conceived and then founded the Cinema Department with Ken Jacobs in the early 1970s, is coming back to show his work for the first time since he left in 1999. He’ll present four short films beginning at 7:30 p.m. in LH-6.
The series continues with Ernie Gehr at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in LH-6. Gehr, a former visiting faculty member, teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Phil Hoffman, who has been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent diary filmmaker, will present four films at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in LH-6.
These screenings are funded in part by Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. The series is co-sponsored by Filmmaker’s Coop and the Harpur College Dean’s Office. For more information, visit http://cinema.binghamton.edu/visiting.htm.
Boyd scholarship applications available
Applications are now available for the 2007-2008 Michael V. Boyd ’79, ’87 Memorial Scholarship.
This $2,000 merit-based scholarship honors the late Michael V. Boyd, director of the Educational Opportunity Program from 1986-1994. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate who has completed a minimum of four semesters. First preference is offered to students of African/Latin descent. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have exceptional service to the University and/or the local community.
Applications, due March 14, may be picked up in Financial Aid Services (SW-109) or the EOP Office (SW-233).