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October 08, 2009  Volume 31, No. 7
Seasonal flu vaccine clinics for employees Oct. 20-21

The Binghamton University employee seasonal flu clinics have been scheduled for:

• 6:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Physical Facilities Break Room
• 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in UUW-324
• 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the ITC first floor center lounge
• 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in UUW-324
• 3:45-5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in UDC-221

All clinics are walk-in only, no appointments taken. The flu vaccine cost is $23, payable by cash or check only to service provider UHS Occupational Health.

All faculty, staff, campus partners, retirees and their adult family members are welcome. Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program. For more information, contact Diane Campbell, 777-6655 or

Personal safety advisory committee seeks input

The Personal Safety Advisory Committee is seeking suggestions from the campus community about specific areas that should be investigated for safety improvements before its fall “campus by night” tour of the University scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15.

Suggestions may be sent to Anthony Preus at or Tracey Debnar at or 777-2157.

Also: The Personal Safety Advisory Committee’s annual report for 2008-2009 is available for review at

Scholarship/creative activities award nominations sought

Nominations are requested for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. This award is designed to recognize excellence in research or creative activity conducted at Binghamton University.

Guidelines for preparing nominations are available at

Up to three nominees for the Excellence Award in Scholarship and Creative Activities may be selected: when possible, at least one will be drawn from the Division of Science and Mathematics in Harpur College or the Watson School of Engineering and one from the other areas of scholarship at Binghamton. Each successful candidate will receive a certificate and an award in the amount of $1,000.

Nominations should be submitted to Stephen A. Gilje, associate vice president for research, by Dec. 15.

Paul Taylor Dance Company to perform Oct. 17

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, accompanied by the Binghamton University symphony orchestra under the direction of maestro Timothy Perry, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater.

The performance, part of the Anderson Center’s 25th anniversary season, is sponsored by alumni Susan ’65 and Stanley ’64 Reifer.

The world-renowned dance company will feature three of its masterpieces: Arden Court, Sunset and Offenbach Overtures.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, now in its 55th year, and the Taylor 2 company, have traveled the globe many times over with an extensive repertoire.  The dance company has appeared on PBS numerous time from 1978-2004.

Dancemaker, an award-winning feature-length film about Taylor, was hailed by Time magazine as “perhaps the best dance documentary ever.”

Tickets are $50, general public; $45, faculty/staff/seniors; and $30, students. For tickets or more information, call 777-ARTS or go to

Poet Pastan to headline fall lineup of readers

Award-winning poet Linda Pastan will read as the Milton Kessler Distinguished Poetry Reader at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in S1-149.

The Kessler Series brings a reader to campus each year in honor of Kessler (1931-2000), a poet and former professor of English who is attributed with founding Binghamton’s Creative Writing Program.

This event is free and open to the public and will be the first of five literary events sponsored by the Binghamton Center for Writers for the fall season.

Pastan has been a recipient of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Prize in Poetry. She is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently Queen of a Rainy Country (2006); The Last Uncle (2002); and Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998, which was the second of her books to be nominated for the National Book Award.

The fall season will also feature readings by two faculty members with newly released books and three Writing Life workshop events.

For more information, contact the Creative Writing Program at 777-2713 or

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Last Updated: 10/14/08