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September 06, 2007  Volume 29, No. 3
Magazine highlights business professor

Fortune Small Business highlighted Angelo Mastrangelo, an adjunct lecturer at Binghamton, as one of the country’s top 18 professors in its Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs feature.

“Mastrangelo is a student favorite because his lessons include his own real-life examples,” the magazine wrote. “In 1980, he bought Adirondack Beverage Company, and built it into a $60 million business. He also teaches a class that features a business plan competition with a $2,500 prize. Now in its seventh year, the contest has generated six companies that are still operating.”

Sept. 11 observances to take place Tuesday

The University will observe the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a brief ceremony at the flagpole in front of the Couper Administration Building.

The assembly begins at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Library Tower bell will chime at 8:46 a.m. to indicate the moment when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. A flag ceremony will follow, with a moment of silence as well as the singing of America the Beautiful.

In addition, the Chabad House Jewish Student Center in conjunction with Hillel at Binghamton and the Jewish Heritage Program will hold a campus-wide Mitzvah Marathon from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. that day. The event offers members of the campus community opportunities to do a good deed in memory of Sept. 11 victims.

A pavilion will be set up between the University Union and the Library Tower. Available to passers-by will be opportunities to contribute to charity, make sandwiches for the homeless, donate food to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse and design cards for soldiers on the front or for children in local hospitals. In addition, an American Red Cross blood drive will take place in the UU-Mandela Room.

Some faculty and staff will also participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring on Tuesday. While the Memorial Courtyard is under construction and closed to the public, flowers will be placed at the memorial there.

Binghamton on list of ‘Schools Jews Choose’

Reform Judaism magazine included Binghamton University in its Schools Jews Choose feature.

Binghamton ranked 22nd on its list of public universities based on Jewish population and 16th overall on its list based on percentage of Jews. The magazine says Binghamton has 3,000 Jewish students, who make up 29.5 percent of the student body.

Free bus service available from campus

The student-run Off Campus College Transport, or OCCT, offers service from campus to a variety of destinations in Greater Binghamton.

Regular service now includes stops at the University Downtown Center as well as in Johnson City, Binghamton and at shopping destinations such as the Oakdale Mall, Wal-Mart and Wegmans. The service is free to those with University ID cards.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08