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May 07, 2009  Volume 30, No. 30
Hillside Community wins energy contest

The Hillside Community is winner of the 2009 Energy Contest. Hillside reduced energy consumption 11.2 percent over the nine-week contest.

Hillside edged out last year’s winner, the Dickinson Community, which reduced consumption 10.8 percent during the contest this year.

The 2009 contest resulted in a 7.5 percent overall reduction in electricity consumption by residential communities over a nine-week period. The amount of electricity conserved is sufficient to power 14 typical homes for a year. The amount of CO2 emission avoided is equivalent to removing 11 mid-size vehicles from the road for a year.

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Faculty Senate approves PhD program in physics

The Faculty Senate met on Tuesday, May 5, voting to approve a PhD program in physics and a change in guidelines for University-wide courses to allow use of another rubric resulting from moving internships offered through Off Campus College to the Career Development Center.

After much discussion, the Senate voted to table a proposal regarding use of SOOT surveys and other forms of course evaluations, and to establish a task force to further investigate faculty evaluation practices at other campuses and possible implications for the use of evaluations.

In other business, the slate of officers for the next academic year was accepted: Sara Reiter, professor of management, chair; Luiza Moreira, associate professor of comparative literature, vice chair; and Karen Bromley, distinguished teaching professor of education, secretary.

The Senate will meet next at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 12.

Memorial to honor John Pryor on May 9

Harpur’s Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service will dedicate a memorial plaque in memory of Dr. John P. Pryor ’88 at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Memorial Courtyard of the Fine Arts Building on campus.

Light refreshments will be served in the Grand Corridor following the dedication.

Pryor was working as an Army trauma surgeon in Mosul, Iraq when he was killed on Christmas Day 2008, by a mortar round. While at Binghamton, Pryor was a member of Harpur’s Ferry and Sigma Nu.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08