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October 02, 2008  Volume 30, No. 7
Campus will test emergency communications Oct. 3

A test of all campus emergency notification methods, including the outside siren, will be conducted at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. It is expected that the test will conclude by 3:30 p.m.

The test will also include all those who had registered by Sept. 28 for the newly implemented SUNY NY-Alert text, phone and e-mail messaging system. If you have not yet registered for SUNY NY-Alert, you can do so at Log in, click on NY-Alert: Sign Up or Manage Your Account. Your registration will be enabled the Sunday after you have signed up.

Also during the test, the University’s website will temporarily redirect those using the Internet to a page explaining that the University is testing its emergency notification methods. Other notification methods, including BU Alert Line, Dateline, B-Line, campus cable channel 42 and electronic message boards, will be tested as well.

For more information, contact Dave Hubeny at

Women’s teams to wear pink for breast cancer awareness

The women’s athletics program has announced a “Pink Campaign” to promote breast cancer awareness and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

The volleyball, swimming and diving, tennis, lacrosse, softball, track and cross country, soccer and basketball teams will promote breast cancer awareness by wearing various pink articles of clothing during a designated game. Teams will wear pink warm-up suits, T-shirts, swim caps, hair ribbons, or other items.

In addition, the BU College Against Cancer Student Chapter will be at each game to paint pink fingernails and spread the message of cancer awareness to students and fans.

The following game dates have been secured for the Pink Campaign and others will be announced as they become finalized:

Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., women’s volleyball vs. Stony Brook
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., women’s swimming - Green/White
Thursday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m., women’s soccer vs. Boston University. The game will be nationally televised on the Fox Sports Soccer channel.

‘Malaria of the Pacific’ to be lecture topic

The Harpur College Dean’s Distinguished Lecture will present J. Koji Lum discussing “Human Settlement and Malaria of the Pacific” at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in FA-Casadesus Hall.

Lum is an associate professor in the departments of anthropology and biological sciences.

During the colonization of the Pacific, humans transported a diverse landscape of plants and animals, both intentionally and unintentionally. One of the unintentional hitchhikers dispersed was the malaria-transmitting mosquito. Lum examines the genetic diversities of humans, their domestic animals, malaria parasites and vectors to gain insight on the settlement and disease ecology of Pacific island populations.

A reception will follow the lecture in FA-Green Room.  For more information, contact Diane Horvath at 777-6799 or

Writers to read from their poetry books Oct. 14

Liz Rosenberg and Jerry Mirskin will read from their works at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in LH-8, as part of the Binghamton Center for Writers Fall Readers’ Series.

Rosenberg, who teaches creative writing and literature at Binghamton, has two new books of poetry out this year: The Lily Poems and Demon Love. Mirskin, a 1980 Binghamton University graduate who now teaches at Ithaca College, will read from his latest collection of poems, Inflagrante Delicto.

The event is open to the public. For more information, call 777-2713.


Daniel Chambers, deputy chief of University Police, was featured in Law Enforcement Technology magazine in April regarding the environmental impact of college campuses. Chambers discussed the use of Global Electric Motorcar (GEM) vehicles for escorts, building guards and parking enforcement. The GEM is a battery-powered low-speed vehicle with zero emissions.


Non-profit Jewish newspaper seeks individual who believes in the value of community newspapers to oversee The Reporter of Binghamton and five affiliate publications. Responsibilities include: supervising editorial, business and production areas, interfacing with community and managing a staff of six full-time and two part-time employees. Knowledge of Jewish culture important. Salary mid-30s. E-mail résumé and cover letter to Beth Ormsby at or fax to 724-2311.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08