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October 01, 2009  Volume 31, No. 6
Libraries annual book sale to run this month

The Libraries’ annual book sale will begin on Thursday, Oct. 1, during Homecoming Weekend, continue throughout Family Weekend, Oct. 23 and 24, and end on Monday, Oct. 25.

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 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Admission is $10; $5 with University ID. The regular sale during Homecoming runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 and noon–4 p.m. Oct. 3.

During Family Weekend, the sale will run from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. A bag sale will be held from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

Bring your own bags and boxes.

Lockheed leader to speak at Briloff Lecture Oct. 8

Marillyn A. Hewson, president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego, will speak at The Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series on Accountability and Society at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in AC-Chamber Hall.

Hewson will discuss “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. following the lecture in the Anderson Center Reception Room.

Join the SEFA team: Campaign begins

The 2009 State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign kicks off this week with the campaign theme, “Together We Can.”

Last year, University employees donated more than $69,000 to the campaign, which supports a variety of health, human service and environmental advocacy agencies.

Faculty and staff will receive information packets in their campus mailbox this week.
Donations can be directed to specific agencies listed in the campaign brochure.

Individuals who donate a minimum of $75, or just $3 per paycheck, before Dec. 1 will have their names entered into a drawing for gift certificates donated by the President’s Office each valued at $50 from local stores and restaurants. SEFA contributions may be made by cash, check or through payroll deduction.

For more information, contact Martha Gahring at SEFA donations should be sent to Cornelia Mead, SEFA Committee Chair, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Research Foundation employees participate in the United Way Campaign and have already received information about how to contribute. For more information on the United Way campaign, contact Paul Parker at pparker@

PostSecret founder to speak Oct. 2

Known as “The most trusted stranger in America,” Frank Warren, founder and author of PostSecret books, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Anderson Center.

From its start as a community art project in 2005, PostSecret has grown into an online blog phenomenon with more than 3 million visits per month and four best-selling books. A fifth book, Confessions on Life, Death, & God, is due to be released Oct. 6. Individuals across the globe send Warren anonymous postcards with their most sacred, soulful secrets.

An interactive Q&A and a book signing will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact or visit

The event is sponsored by the Student Association Programming Board, Hillel, and Late Nite Binghamton.

Tickets are free for students with University ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Binghamton SA Box Office (above the Susquehanna Room) or may also be purchased via credit card over the phone at 777-4476. 

Learn about Greece trip at brown-bag session

The Alumni Association and Department of Theatre are offering a tour of Greece, March 27–April 5, 2010. Faculty escorts Tom Kremer and Carol Hanscom will discuss the upcoming trip at a brown-bag luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in UUW-B08.

Bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.

The Greece tour is open to the public and will cost $2,499 per person, which includes airfare, accommodations, admission fees and some meals. To RSVP for the luncheon, contact Barb Kachmar at 777-3737 by Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Teaching Corner discussion to take place Oct. 2

The first Teaching Corner discussion, focusing on the topic of large lecture classes, will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Susquehanna Room.

Organized by the Institute for Student-Centered Learning, the series of gatherings to share ideas and experiences related to teaching will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m., mornings the first week of each month.

No RSVP is necessary — just come when you can and join the conversation.

Contact Hilton Baxter at 777-6376 or for more information.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08