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May 03, 2007  Volume 28, No. 29
Binghamton Students Recognized for Excellence

Twelve Binghamton University students were honored with 2007 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence at a ceremony in Albany on April 18.

The awards are given out annually to students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

This year’s recipients are: Gavrielle Braguy, Melanie Feltmate, Brendon Hitchcock, Megan Hoag, Wui Ip, Alison Kincaid, Steven Loscalzo, Matthew Manela, Alicia Maston, Sheila Saia, Consuelo Valenzeula and Jessica Zomper.

Family Weekend organizers seek volunteers on campus

Family Weekend 2007 will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21. Organizers are looking for individuals, departments and groups to volunteer to host activities, manage information tables and exhibits and assist with parent surveying during the weekend.

Contact Melinda Holicky, parent relations coordinator, at 777-6206 or if interested. Indicate the name of your group, day/time available and how you wish to participate.

Anderson Center Season Announced

The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2007-08 season with the following performances scheduled:

  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet – Friday-Saturday, Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The Band of the Coldstream Guards – Thursday, March 6, 2008
  • St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Carmen –Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Plus four specials:

  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Monday, July 2, 2007
  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Tuesday, August 28, 2007
  • Russian Stars of the St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet – Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007
  • Russian American Kids Circus – Friday, May 2, 2008

Tickets on sale now at 777-ARTS or

Biomedical Research Conference at ITC

The second annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference will be held Saturday, May 5, at the Binghamton University Biotechnology Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Road. The symposium and poster session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics will include Spaceflight and Immunity, Eavesdropping on bacteria to help control chronic human diseases, Impedance: the new technique for diagnosing reflux and Malaria in the Pacific. A light lunch will be provided. For information and registration, e-mail

Celebrate Life of Kristen Faust May 5

The campus community is invited to join the family and friends of Kristen Faust in a “Celebration of Life” service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Appalachian Collegiate Center, Mountainview College. Light refreshments will follow the service.

A fund to create an award in Kristen’s memory has been established and those who would like to make a gift to the fund, may make checks payable to Binghamton University Foundation, Account #10483, mailed to the Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005 or delivered in person to the Binghamton University Foundation, AD-254. Indicate Kristen Faust Memoria” in the memo section of the check. Credit card gifts may be made online at by clicking on the Give now! Icon.  Indicate Kristen Faust Memorial Account #10483 on the Other designation section of the giving page.

Science 4 Limited Electrical Shutdown May 4

Physical Facilities is planning an electrical shutdown affecting a few building systems from 4-7 a.m. Friday, May 4. This shutdown will affect mostly air handling units, compressor/pumps and general lighting in Science 4. Building emergency power will
not be affected. The shutdown is needed so that the new emergency generator can be tied to the power system. Contact Kevin Kane with any questions at or 777-4468.

Nursing students conduct annual disaster drill

The annual disaster drill coordinated by Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing students, faculty and staff will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the University Events Center. The drill will simulate a tornado evacuation and the Events Center will serve as a temporary medical center.

Responders will be pulled in from Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, the Red Cross of Broome County, Harpur’s Ferry and University

“Victims” will be transported to the Events Center, which will act as a surge capacity center
where nursing students will evaluate the injuries. Counselors will also be on hand to work with “victims” and others who witnessed or were affected by the tornado.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08