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August 21, 2008  Volume 30, No. 1
Annual University Fest scheduled Saturday

The 15th-annual University Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.
The event welcomes visitors and the campus community to the University to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.

The festival, held on the Peace Quad, 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 the festivities.

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

Day of Caring planned Sept. 11

Binghamton University will participate in the annual Day of Caring on Thursday, Sept. 11, joining with volunteers from area businesses and other organizations to work on projects at local notprofit agencies. The day is held to commemorate events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Last year, more than 100 Binghamton staff and faculty worked to improve facilities and programs in 23 locations in our community.

Employees who wish to participate may do so without charging leave credits. Make appropriate arrangements with supervisors and consider creating a team. Lists of available activities may be requested from Mary Beth Willis,

Dylewski named information security officer

SUNY recently implemented new Information Security Guidelines that recommend a number of actions for campuses to take to establish a sound information security program.

One requirement is that each campus have an information security officer. Binghamton’s internal control officer, Terry Dylewski, has assumed the additional responsibilities as campus information security officer.

Dylewski has a master’s degree in management information systems from Clarkson University and years of experience in internal controls and audit.

OCC internship programs move to career center

Vice President of Student Affairs Brian Rose has announced that administration of the Off Campus College (OCC) academic internship programs has been transferred to the Career Development Center (CDC) as part of the reorganization of the Division of Student Affairs.

Students are directed to CDC (LNG-300, LSG-500 or for information about internship opportunities, including the fall and spring professional internship programs and Johnson City Mentor Program.

Bronstein participates in leadership academy

Laura Bronstein, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work, has been selected as one of a dozen participants for a leadership academy developed by the New York Academy of Medicine and the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work to focus on the needs of aging baby boomers. The academy will begin in September and will also have support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Bronstein and the other participants were selected from a diverse pool of applicants. One in five people will be age 65 or older by 2030, creating a growing demand for professionals qualified to address their needs.

The academy will feature four sessions throughout the academic year. Management, student recruitment, legislative outreach, media relations, community development, fundraising and faculty relations will be among the topics addressed during the academy.
Each participant will develop a plan to introduce the aging agenda into their program.

New Hires

New hires during June included:
Denique Graves, assistant women’s basketball coach; Kathleen Kane, assistant director of undergraduate admissions; Yun Qu, assistant men’s and women’s swim coach; Scott Schuhert, assistant director of residential life; James Turner, research scientist, Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center; and Rebecca Vandawalker, assistant director of residential life.


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Zumba Fitness Classes: Saturdays 9-10 a.m. at Fun & Dance Studio, 233 Vestal Pkwy East, Vestal — ongoing. Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Dancer’s Studio, 19. S. Washington St., Binghamton — starting 9/8/08. Drop-in $10; 10-class punchcard $80. Contact: Sue 625-5612 or

Introduction to Zumba: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Rexer’s Karate Academy, 105 Washington Ave., Endicott. 6-week class beginning 9/17/08. Teaches the basic zumba steps: salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, flamenco, samba. $90 includes zumba music and materials. $10 Drop-in, does not include music/materials. Pre-register: 9/5/08. Call 625-5612 or

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Last Updated: 10/14/08