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October 11, 2007  Volume 29, No. 7
Libraries schedule annual book sale

The Libraries’ annual book sale will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, continue throughout Family Weekend and end on Monday, Oct. 22. The sale, which takes place in the second-floor lounge of the Glenn G. Bartle Library, features books, videos and sound recordings at reasonable prices.

A presale runs from 2-8 p.m. Oct. 17. Admission is $10; $5 with BU ID. The regular sale runs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 and from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. A bag sale will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22.

For more details, see

Tour DeFleur 5K Walk/Run Planned Oct. 27

The second-annual Tour DeFleur 5K Walk/Run will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on campus.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. in lot E-1 behind the East Gym. Runners and walkers can sign up in the East Gym Membership Services Office from Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26. The course will take participants around campus, through the Nature Preserve and will conclude with an awards ceremony at the East Gym. Prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers. The first 20 competitors to sign up will also earn a prize. Registration is $5 and includes post-walk refreshments.

Proceeds will be donated to Kids with Vision, a local group dedicated to spreading awareness of childhood blindness; and the Binghamton University Eating Awareness Committee. For more information, e-mail

Children’s coat drive runs through Nov. 18

This year’s Keeping Kids Warm coat drive runs through Sunday, Nov. 18. Bring a new or gently used children’s coat to the barrels at the Campus Pre School, Computing Services Help Desk, Continuing Education and Outreach or Parking Services. Coats will be dry cleaned by Bates Troy and distributed by the United Way.

Service-learning conference scheduled Oct. 26, 27

A Service-Learning Conference on Community Empowerment will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at Binghamton University, co-sponsored by New York Campus Compact and Pennsylvania Campus Compact.

The keynote speaker is Pamela Kirwin Heintz, director of the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (CPCS) at Syracuse University. An Oct. 26 concert will feature Hugh Wygmans, acoustic guitarist and vocalist.

Details are available at

Symposium to focus on modernity, locality

The campus community is invited to attend an interdisciplinary symposium on “Modernity and Locality: Discrete Spaces in a Global Culture,” which will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in FA-Casadesus Hall.

For more details, go to or contact Juliet Shields at

Graduate student receives honor

Guruprasad Madhavan, a doctoral student in systems science, will accept the 2007 Mike Sargeant Award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology during a November ceremony in London. The award is presented annually to the young professional who is judged to have made the most significant progress in his or her career over a number of years.

Celebrated Italian poet to visit Binghamton

Luciano Pizziconi, one of Italy’s leading poets, will visit campus this month.

John M. Meador, director of Libraries, will give a reception in Pizziconi’s honor from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Special Collections. The poet has contributed several valuable art volumes to the Libraries.

Pizziconi will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in AB-347. Following his lecture, he will present awards to Binghamton faculty members Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Rosamarie LaValva, Dana Stewart, Dora Polachek and Carrol Coates.

Pizziconi, president of the Athanor Project, is the author of eight volumes of poetry that have been translated into 21 languages. He will be honored with honorary citizenships in Vestal and Binghamton during his visit, which was coordinated by Professor Sandro Sticca.

Free practice tests available on campus

Kaplan Test Prep, in partnership with Continuing Education and Outreach, will allow students to take a free practice GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT or DAT administered under simulated testing conditions. The tests will be given Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14.
To register, call 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit

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