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  • Zoom is an important tool that is making working and learning from home possible. But if you don’t take necessary precautions, your meeting could be Zoom-bombed or gate-crashed without you realizing it, causing havoc. Randomly disrupted or hacked meetings have included being bombarded with disturbing imagery among other things.

    For public meetings, Zoom reminds users to share your meeting link privately, not on social media, which makes your event public so anyone with the link can join in on the meeting. Zoom offers a variety of suggestions for managing your meetings’ participants:
    • Allow only signed-in users to join
    • Lock the meeting
    • Remove unwanted or disruptive participants
    • Prevent removed participants from rejoining
    • Turn off file transfer
    • Turn off annotation
    • Prevent participants from screen sharing
    • Put participants on hold
    • Disable video
    • Mute participants
    • Disable private chat

    See this article for more detailed information at https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-prevent-your-zoom-meetings-being-zoom-bombed-gate-crashed-by-trolls

    Zoom also has an article at https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-the-party-crashers-from-crashing-your-zoom-event/

    And you can find information on the University's Academic Continuity page at https://www.binghamton.edu/clt/ids/resources/academic-continuity/zoombombing.html

    Stay up to date on the latest phishing scams by regularly reviewing the ITS Phishing Page and Phish Tank at https://binghamton.edu/its/phishing

    Report any suspicious emails to security@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or visit https://helpdesk.binghamton.edu

  • March 30, 2020

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    This semester's academic disruption and the current public health crisis have had a significant impact on our courses and on students' ability to do their best in coursework this semester. We have heard from faculty, students and deans' offices about examples of the challenges you are facing: students taking on the role of primary caregiver for siblings, students without internet access, students dealing with sudden economic stress due to family job losses and more. We know this is a very difficult time for students and we want to support their efforts to continue making progress toward their Binghamton University degrees, so we have implemented the following policies for the spring 2020 semester.

    1. Pass/Fail policy

    For spring 2020, the following Pass/Fail policy will apply for all Binghamton University undergraduates except for those in academic programs where licensure or accreditation regulations prohibit (nursing and social work).

    These changes affect only Binghamton University degree programs; your decision to select the P/F grade option may affect future applications to medical school and other graduate or professional programs. Students who are considering applying to such programs should consult their advising office for guidance.

    These are the basic details for those in academic programs without licensure or accreditation restrictions:
    • Up to 12 credits may be taken with a P/F grade option in spring 2020 and used to satisfy degree requirements, including major/minor/General Education requirements, even if these 12 credits would cause a student to exceed their school/college’s cumulative P/F credit limit. (Students may take more than 12 credits for P/F and credit toward their degree if these additional credits do not cause them to exceed the cumulative P/F credit limit for their school/college. Refer to your college’s advising page for your specific limits.)
    • Students can decide whether to choose the P/F grading option after spring 2020 grades have been assigned. To give advising offices a chance to help each student make the decision that is best for them, the grade change option will be turned on after spring 2020 grades have been assigned.
    • Students will continue to have the option to receive a letter grade if they choose to do so. All undergraduate courses, except those in licensure-qualifying or accreditation-limited programs, will have the P/F grade option even if the P/F grade option was not originally offered for the course.
    • A grade of “P” will satisfy progression requirements in prerequisite courses.

    Each school's academic advising office is preparing advising notes to assist students as they make decisions about electing a P/F option for courses. Follow this link to the special P/F advising page: https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/pass-fail-policy.html

    Many students will benefit most by electing to take only a few or even no courses with the P/F option. This policy allows students to wait until after grades have been assigned before deciding whether to choose the P/F grade option.

    2. University Semester Withdrawal Policy

    For spring 2020, the University Withdrawal deadline will be June 5. This means that students will be able to see their final grades before making a decision about a University Withdrawal.

    3. Class Schedule policy

    Students and faculty have reported that some instructors or discussion section leaders have rescheduled "live" (synchronous) meetings at times that conflict with another course. Instructors who are continuing with synchronous class meetings are required to use their originally scheduled meeting schedule. To report concerns about changed class meeting times, contact Donald Loewen ( djloewen@binghamton.edu).

    4. Academic Standing

    Enforcement of GPA-based probation, suspension and dismissal will be suspended for the spring 2020 semester.

    5. Syllabus modification policy

    For spring 2020, instructors have been encouraged to modify their syllabi to account for the academic disruption and the shift to remote instruction. Quizzes, assignments and tests completed before the shift to remote instruction should not be re-weighted to change their percentage of the final grade unless students opt in to the changes. For students who opt out, alternatives will need to be offered.

    6. Fall 2020 registration

    The fall 2020 registration period will begin April 13. Time tickets will be issued this week.

    Donald Nieman
    Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/pass-fail-policy.html

  • Yes. The University will still follow the academic calendar, which includes a spring break from April 4 through April 12. Classes will begin again, online, Monday, April 13. Residence halls will remain open during the break for those students who have chosen to remain on campus.

    Find more answers to your questions at the COVID-19 website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis or visit http://binghamton.edu/health/coronavirus

  • Above all, the health and safety of our students remain our utmost priority. During this global pandemic and with an unprecedented level of uncertainty about global travel, Binghamton University has decided to cancel its fall 2020 education-abroad programs. Making this decision now provides students with clear guidance for the fall semester. Equally important, this decision ensures that students have time to complete their fall 2020 course registration and possibly prevent any losses associated with nonrefundable expenses.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis

  • Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a census to count every person who lives in the United States. Responding to the census is an important civic duty. Census data is used to determine political representation through the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for legislative redistricting. Census data is also used to determine the allocation of over $675 billion dollars in federal funding annually, and guides funding and investment decisions made by governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses. This funding impacts public services, infrastructure, emergency services, healthcare, education and more!

    An incomplete census count has political and financial consequences, especially for communities that are home to hard-to-count populations, including college students, people who lack stable housing, people with disabilities, young children and those who do not speak English.

    Here is what you need to know to respond to the census:
    • The census counts people where they live for most of the year. That means that students are generally counted here in Binghamton rather than at a parent/family address, even if you are home due to COVID-19.
    • If you live off campus, you will receive instructions in the mail in mid-March. The census can be completed quickly and easily online.
    • If you live off campus with roommates, you should work together to submit just one census response. Even if your roommates returned home, you should be in contact so you can submit the census together. If you can't coordinate with your roommates, you should still submit an individual response.
    • The University is coordinating with the Census Bureau to ensure all on-campus students are counted and on-campus students will not be required to submit an individual response.

    You can do your part to make sure our community receives the political representation and access to public funding that it deserves by completing your census and reminding your friends to be counted! Even if you are going home due to COVID-19, the Census Bureau has confirmed that you should still complete the census at your Binghamton address in order to ensure the area is accurately counted as home to thousands of college students every year!

    More Info

    Contact Alison Twang or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/vote/census.html

  • Dear Students:

    The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for our society unlike any I have seen in my lifetime.

    While we all worry about the health and well-being of family and friends, I know that the pandemic is causing financial stresses and uncertainties for many across the country, including our students and their families.

    Therefore, I’m reaching out to you to let you know that Binghamton University is crediting your student account for prorated housing, dining, course and several broad-based fee charges incurred during the spring 2020 semester that were unused. To provide a clear understanding regarding the calculations used to determine the credit, we have outlined them in the Student section on our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions webpage at https://www.binghamton.edu/health/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions.html and we encourage you to visit the page to review these details.

    Beginning April 3, you will see adjustments on your student account. For most of you, depending on your account balance, the University will issue a refund based on these adjustments.

    In anticipation of a refund, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit, ensuring that you will receive all refunds as quickly as possible. You will find instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit on the Student Accounts webpage at https://www.binghamton.edu/student-accounts/billing-payment/refunds.html

    We hope these financial adjustments to your account provide an additional element of assistance during this challenging time.

    All of us at Binghamton University are committed to helping you be safe and successful during this time of unprecedented disruption. Please stay in touch and stay healthy.

    Harvey G. Stenger

    More Info

    Contact Student Accounts

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order postponing New York's presidential primary to June 23. Registration and absentee ballot deadlines have also been extended. The presidential primary will now take place on the same day as the previously scheduled local, state and federal primaries.

    If you plan to vote in the primaries, are currently registered to vote in Broome County and will be unable to vote in person in Broome County, you have some options to cast your ballot. We recommend either requesting an absentee ballot be sent to your home address OR updating your voter registration address so that you can vote in person at home. Visit our voter engagement page at the link below for relevant forms and deadlines, and contact the CCE or your local Board of Elections for additional assistance.

    At this time, the CCE can no longer accept new voter registration forms or absentee ballot requests in person. Students should complete any needed forms and mail, or deliver them in person, to the Board of Elections. See our voter engagement page at the link below for all forms and deadlines. All forms previously dropped off to the CCE have been delivered directly to the Broome County Board of Elections. CCE staff will be available to provide virtual assistance with completing forms. If you need assistance, contact Alison Handy Twang at atwang@binghamton.edu or 607-777-3083.

    We are closely monitoring additional news from the governor's office and the Board of Elections that may impact voting in the presidential primary and will update students if more information becomes available.

    More Info

    Contact Alison Twang or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/vote/index.html

  • Course Withdrawal:

    Students may withdraw from individual courses through June 5th. (If students choose to withdraw from ALL their courses, see "University WIthdrawal" below.) Courses withdrawn appear on a student’s schedule with a notation of “W”. Withdrawn courses are noted on a student’s transcript but there is no grade associated with a “W”. Students should visit the BU BRAIN for specific course withdrawal instructions.

    University Withdrawal/Semester Withdrawal:

    Students who want to withdraw from ALL courses for the semester should complete the electronic Semester Withdrawal Form. The semester withdrawal is noted on a student’s record as an Official Withdrawal and, in place of grades, all courses will have a “W” on the student’s transcript. The deadline to withdraw from the full semester (all classes) is June 5.

    More Info

    Contact Brad Gordon or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/registrar/

  • Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    This spring, we face an unprecedented public health crisis that has disrupted life across the globe, led universities, including Binghamton University, to move all instruction online, and created uncertainty for students and faculty who are trying to cope with dramatic, rapidly occurring changes. In response to the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Binghamton University’s Graduate School is adopting temporary changes to its academic policies to minimize the impact of the disruption on our graduate students.

    1. Policy on S/U grades

    For spring 2020, the Graduate School’s policy with respect to the S/U grade option found at https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/policies-procedures/manual/enrollment.html#grades is waived except for those academic programs where licensure or accreditation regulations would prohibit the waiver of this policy. Specifically, the S/U policy change DOES NOT apply to nursing; pharmacy; clinical psychology; and programs in Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership.

    All students should consult with their graduate program director to determine whether taking a course S/U will result in adverse consequences. These changes affect only Binghamton University graduate degree programs; graduate students who plan to apply to another graduate program after completing their current program should consider how the decision to select the S/U grade option may affect future applications to such programs.

    Grades will be assigned normally at the end of the spring 2020 semester. After students see their grades, they will be able to change to an S/U grading option if they would like to do so. The deadline to request a change in grade option to S/U will be June 5. With the exceptions noted above, graduate students may change to an S/U grade option for any course they are currently enrolled in during the spring 2020 semester and a grade of S will fulfill progression and degree requirements accordingly. Correspondingly, S/U courses taken in spring 2020 will count toward residency and degree completion requirements.

    S/U-graded courses do not count toward GPA calculation. Students who need to raise their GPA above the threshold required for graduation (i.e., 3.0) must therefore take this into account in their decision making.

    2. Continuous Registration Policy for graduating students

    For spring and summer 2020, the Graduate School’s continuous registration policy found at https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/policies-procedures/manual/enrollment.html#continuous has been modified. For students who need to be enrolled for one credit hour to complete their degrees in spring or summer of 2020, and who therefore must maintain continuous registration, the University will absorb the cost of one credit hour of tuition upon petition. To make the request, students who are planning to complete their degrees must submit a general petition form found at https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/docs-forms/General_Petition_Form.pdf to the Graduate School requesting tuition support for the one credit hour necessary to maintain continuous registration.

    3. Eligibility for funding for the 2020-21 academic year

    The Graduate School will waive the requirement that students have no incompletes or withdrawals on their transcript for the spring semester to remain eligible for funding in the 2020-21 academic year.

    4. Policy on Grade Point Average (GPA)

    Graduate students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to receive their graduate degree as noted at https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/policies-procedures/manual/enrollment.html#grades

    The GPA requirement will not be adjusted and S/U courses do not count toward GPA calculation.

    5. Degree completion and conferral

    Degree completion deadlines and degree conferral for spring 2020 will remain unchanged. Students who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 and cannot meet spring 2020 graduation deadlines may submit a general petition form found at https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/docs-forms/General_Petition_Form.pdf to grad@binghamton.edu for a summer 2020 continuous registration waiver.

    Donald Nieman
    Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis

  • Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of January through March 2020.

    Check out the report’s easy-to-navigate pages to learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, advancement, operations, student affairs, research, and the director of athletics, chief diversity officer and executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://binghamton.edu/president/index.html

  • Career Development

  • Open to all students and alumni from all class years, programs and schools, Mentor Match is an online platform connecting Binghamton students with alumni — helping to prepare them for a successful future, navigate their careers and, perhaps, explore new career paths.

    This is a great virtual resource for students to continue to build their networks and gain insights on career opportunities!

    Get started today at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Erin Wise or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/programs/mentor-match/index.html

  • REACH is hiring for the 2020-2021 academic year. Take a few minutes over spring break to invest in your future at Binghamton University by applying to become a peer health educator. REACH Peers are leaders on campus, sharing knowledge, resources and services about sexual health, sleep, physical activity, nutrition, cold and flu, and other college health topics with their peers on campus.

    The application deadline is 11 p.m. Friday, April 10*. Interviews will be scheduled for April 15-17 via Zoom.

    *Rolling admission until all positions are filled

    More Info

    Contact Divine Sebuharara or visit https://binghamton.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3610702

  • The Harpur Edge office has gone virtual!

    Although our physical office is closed, you can now bring any questions to our virtual office via Zoom. Whether it be personal or professional, let us give you an edge!

    All you need to do is follow the Zoom link included below during our normal office hours of 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

    More Info

    Contact Harpur Edge or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/3601530111

  • General

  • Due to the novel coronavirus, the Binghamton University Bookstore is closed to the public until Monday, April 6. If you have any questions or concerns, direct inquiries to SM738@BNCollege.com.

    We are unable to process web orders until we reopen. We are still able to take course material orders. Visit the link below for more information.

    More Info

    Contact Bookstore or visit http://Binghamton.BNcollege.com

  • As coronavirus fears ramp up, so do the number of cyberattacks and phishing scams. Be on the lookout for hoaxes like ones related to the government’s potential $1,000 relief check plan. These checks aren’t a reality yet, so anyone saying they can get you the money now is a scammer. For a full rundown on the latest scams and what to do if you receive one, visit the ITS Blog at https://www.binghamton.edu/its/blog

    Stay up to date on the latest phishing scams by regularly reviewing the ITS Phishing page and Phish Tank at https://binghamton.edu/its/phishing
    Report any suspicious emails to security@binghamton.edu.

    Contact the ITS Help Desk with any questions.

    For more information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the University’s official page at https://www.binghamton.edu/health/coronavirus/

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk or visit https://helpdesk.binghamton.edu

  • Are you feeling anxious or distressed? Perhaps you just need someone to talk to? Call the Ombudsman.

    Appointments are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the academic year and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the intersessions. Appointments are available by telephone and/or skype appointments only. Appointments can be scheduled outside of the above hours with advance notice.

    Call Shanté Riley at 607-777-2388 to schedule an appointment. If there is no answer, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. If the telephone is not an option, email Shanté at rileys@binghamton.edu but do not include details about the concern, including bcc's, cc's or forwards pertaining to the concern.

    To learn more about the office, visit the website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Shanté Riley or visit binghamton.edu/ombudsman

  • The Office of Student Conduct is recruiting for the Student Conflict and Dispute Management Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    The internship will provide interns the opportunity to learn about alternative methods of resolving conflict through conflict coaching, mediation and restorative justice. Interns will facilitate intake sessions with students who are experiencing conflict and/or disputes with other students, facilitate mediation and restorative justice conferences, provide conflict coaching and educate the campus community about the Student Conflict and Dispute Management Program and techniques of conflict resolution. The internship also provides opportunities for students to develop marketing initiatives for the program.

    The internship will be offered through the CDCI program and interns will receive 2 credits each semester. Interns will be required to attend a one hour class each week and complete 60 internship hours per semester.

    The application is available on hireBING and the job posting is #3521589. The application will close April 14, 2020.

    If you have any questions, contact Erin Kentos, assistant director of student conduct for conflict management at ekentos@binghamton.edu.

    To learn more about the Student Conflict and Dispute Management Program, visit our website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Erin Kentos or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-conduct/scdmp/

  • Looking for a nice virtual background to use on Zoom? We've uploaded tons of campus photos and Binghamton-themed graphics to our Flickr account to help you feel at home. Download your background at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact John Brhel or visit https://bit.ly/2QZSdnn

  • The Speaking Center is currently accepting applications for undergraduate student consultants for the fall 2020 semester.

    Primary responsibilities include providing feedback to students on individual and group presentations in the center, as well as committing 8 hours per week: 6 hours in the center and a mandatory 1.5-hour class from 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays. Students who need to arrive late or leave early for classes ending at 10:40 or beginning at noon are still welcome to apply!

    Students will earn 2 academic credits (HDEV 395), as well as learn valuable oral communication and facilitation skills.

    Students must have completed a course (either at Binghamton or another institution) that satisfies the "O" or "J" general education requirement. Students who are currently completing an O or J course are also eligible to apply.

    Students who are interested can apply through B-Engaged at the link below.

    Application deadline is 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

    Any immediate questions may be directed toward Graduate Assistant Marisa Bevilacqua at mbevila1@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Christian Howles or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/survey?survey_uid=80144158-da33-11e9-a04e-0a85c368333a

  • The Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Awards were established in 1996 to honor Wanda M. Bartle, the wife of the University’s first president. Binghamton University Women, in partnership with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, provides these awards of a semester’s worth of textbooks ($500 value) to two qualified applicants annually.

    Recipients will be selected by the Binghamton University Women from qualified applicants for one fall 2020 and one spring 2021 award. Successful applicants must be female undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 Binghamton University GPA (a transfer student’s GPA must include 12+ Binghamton University credits) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also show involvement in community service and/or intent to enter a profession oriented toward helping others.

    Apply by letter and attach the following materials:
    a) proof of financial aid;
    b) a cover letter including a personal history with a description of community service and career plans;
    c) a copy of an unofficial Online Academic Transcript downloaded from https://my.binghamton.edu (Your records tab);
    d) one letter of reference from a University faculty or staff member, or community supervisor; and
    d) a current résumé including area of academic study.

    Include a mailing address, phone number and email address in the application. Submit all materials by Friday, April 17, to:

    Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Award
    Binghamton University Women
    P.O. Box 6000
    Binghamton University
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

    Postage is not required if you send via on-campus mail. If you have questions, contact Joanna Cardona-Lozada at jcardona@binghamton.edu or Kelly Pueschel at kellyp@binghamton.edu.

    Applicants will be advised in writing in early June 2020.

    More Info

    Contact Joanna Cardona-Lozada

  • The Strelzyn-Witt A-OK Acts of Kindness Scholarship will provide a substantial scholarship to one student each year who embodies and demonstrates a combination of fine character and making a difference in the lives of others through their kindness, compassion and caring acts, not randomly, but as part of their normal way of living. Selection will be based on an essay and at least one supporting statement describing your act of kindness and the positive impact on the community. Interested applicants can apply online by Friday, April 17. Complete application details and the link to register can be found at the link below. Questions can be directed to Cindy Cowden at cowden@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Sharon ONeill or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/dean-of-students/dos-info/aok.html

  • The Binghamton University Food Pantry strives to provide assistance to students who find themselves dealing with food insecurity in order to promote their overall achievement at Binghamton University. Students who participate in this internship will learn about food insecurity across the nation as it relates to colleges and universities and the impact on Binghamton University directly through data outreach initiatives, data analysis and direct work with students.

    Find more information and apply through hireBING at https://www.binghamton.edu/ccpd/student-employment/hirebing.html

    More Info

    Contact Linda Salomons or visit http://bit.ly/bingfoodpantry

  • Due to COVID-19, the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI) is now providing remote advising during standard advising times. For remote advising, call the IEGI at 607-777-2336 or visit the IEGI Zoom Meeting Room at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/876481320 between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We look forward to speaking with you!

    More Info

    Contact Anna Biuso or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/iegi/

  • The Binghamton University Interfaith Council (BUIC) is a fairly new resource for students, faculty, staff and all of the University community.

    What is the purpose of BUIC?

    • To serve as spiritual counselors for students and provide services and resources to faculty, family members and staff.
    • To provide a venue for discussion across lines of faith and belief practices.
    • To foster a greater appreciation of the many faith groups represented at Binghamton University and in the world.
    • To facilitate interfaith dialogue.
    • To help students connect to faith communities if they desire.

    For a member list and office hours schedule, go to the link

    To schedule an appointment and for more information, contact BUIC at buic@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Riley or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/dean-of-students/buic/index.html

  • Voter Engagement Internships with the Center for Civic Engagement:

    The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) seeks students to join our dynamic voter engagement team as either an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador or as a liaison to STEM or business students.

    The CCE leads a comprehensive voter engagement program that has successfully registered thousands of students to vote and increased student voting rates in every election since 2012. The CCE partners with the Andrew Goodman Foundation to host a team of Vote Everywhere Ambassadors along with other student staff and interns who work collaboratively with campus and community partners to lead our nationally recognized voter engagement initiative.

    To learn more and to apply, visit https://binghamton.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3699007

    STEM and School of Management students can learn more about the liaison position by visiting https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3699009

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

    More Info

    Contact Mitchell Brooks

  • Health and Wellness

  • The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused a very stressful environment due to fears of being affected and the need for social distancing. Taking care of yourself, friends and family can help you cope with stress. Find some helpful tips on how to relieve stress while in quarantine on the ITS Blog at https://binghamton.edu/its/blog

    Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus-related phishing scams by regularly reviewing the ITS Phishing page and Phish Tank at https://binghamton.edu/its/phishing
    Report any suspicious emails to security@binghamton.edu.

    Contact the ITS Help Desk with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk or visit https://helpdesk.binghamton.edu

  • Join Wendy, associate director of Harpur Edge, each week via Zoom to find peace amid stressful times. Every week will be different, ranging from meditation to mindfulness discussions.

    The Zoom events will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday via the link included below. Taking a moment to recenter yourself can greatly benefit your mental and physical health.

    More Info

    Contact Harpur Edge or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/4370711611

  • At REACH, our goal is to cultivate an inclusive, health-focused campus environment through our programs and services to enhance the well-being of the Binghamton University community. Due to institutional changes surrounding COVID-19, our campus programming will be limited. However, we are still offering safer sex kits and menstrual care kits free of charge. You can visit the link below to place your order. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email us at reach@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Divine Sebuharara or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/hpps/online-ordering.html

  • Research

  • All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the following anonymous online survey! The research is being carried out by students in an Issues in Social Psychology Seminar, who are aiming to examine decision-making in social dilemmas.

    Use the link below to complete the survey! It is estimated to only take five minutes of your time to complete.

    More Info

    Contact Stacey Brown or visit http://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e4f9e1HRK5gGsmh

  • Want more information on the coronavirus? Us too. It is important to know how people respond to outbreaks, but the data are limited (luckily outbreaks are rare). Participate in our study of how people respond to threats, what precautions they take and how it may affect their mood and thinking.

    Participation involves one initial survey lasting < 20 minutes and three weekly follow-ups lasting < 10 minutes.

    All measures will be completed online.

    Participants will be entered to win one $250 Amazon gift card, one $100 Amazon gift card and one of three $50 Starbucks or Panera gift cards.

    Visit the link below if you are interested in participating.

    Password: isrock

    If you have any questions or concerns call Meredith Coles at 607-777-5006 or the HSRRC at 607-777-3828.

    More Info

    Contact Cohley Acenowr or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAqKX4XAQXkWcjb

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for support for research on the lived experiences of women and girls, with an emphasis on work designed to promote equality for women and girls. Fellows receive an award of $2,000 to support their research. Co-investigators submitting a single successful project will share the award. Four projects can be funded in 2020-21.

    The Ellyn Kaschak Institute supports scholarship, teaching and engagement dedicated to advancing equality for women and girls of all races, classes, ethnicities and nationalities. Recognizing that girls and women experience complex forms of sexism and inequality, the institute is dedicated to identifying and addressing these disparities and the factors that contribute to them. The range of issues explored by supported research may include but are not limited to:

    • Socio-cultural sources of empowerment, marginalization or oppression, including politics, religion, family structures, education, employment, etc.
    • Differential experiences of women and girls based on race, class, ethnicity and nationality, etc.
    • Sources of legal and economic vulnerability of women and girls
    • Reproduction and health issues of women and girls
    • Education and mentoring to enable access to fields in which girls and women are underrepresented
    • Violence against and abuse of women and girls
    • Sexual orientation and desire

    Both theoretical and evidence-based scholarship are eligible for support. Projects that engage other students, are designed to reach a broader public and that can potentially impact active practices and community involvement are especially encouraged. Students may do the research work as part of an independent study, taken for credit with a faculty member; or they may do it without registration. In either case, they should have a sponsor, either from the faculty or from an appropriate external organization (like an NGO or an institution supporting similar research). Students must be enrolled and in good academic standing to receive funding.

    For more information about the Kaschak Institute, see the link below.

    Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, to be sent to Susan Strehle, and must include in one pdf file:

    • A short abstract (100 words) summarizing the project and its significance for women and girls
    • A longer proposal (limited to 4 pages or 1,000 words) detailing
    o the goal of the project and its importance;
    o work done on it to this point, if any
    o your faculty mentor or sponsor, or your sponsor from an outside organization; your plan for registration for credit if any
    o your plan to use the funds for research costs, research travel or both
    o your expected findings and their significance for women and girls, and
    o anticipated potential for public impact.
    • A resume or CV, limited to two pages, for each student working on the project.
    • A brief statement from a faculty mentor (for undergraduate students) or adviser or thesis/dissertation director (for graduate students) supporting the student’s qualifications and the project’s importance.

    Awards will be announced on May 1, 2020, for 2020-21.

    Proposals will be evaluated by the Executive Committee of the Kaschak Institute and should be written to make the project clear to non-specialists in the field.

    Kaschak Institute funded Student Fellows will attend Institute events and share their results at the end of the fellowship year.

    Questions about proposal preparation and eligibility may be addressed to Susan Strehle, director.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Strehle or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/institutes/kaschak-social-justice-institute/index.html

  • All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the following anonymous online survey. The research is being carried out by students in a writing class currently working on a project proposal that examines parking at Binghamton University.

    Use the link below to complete the survey! We would sincerely appreciate the feedback.

    More Info

    Contact Natassia Josephs or visit https://forms.gle/cPTSMsZ5tHjyYrgA7

  • Student Activities

  • Have you heard of TED talks? Have you ever wanted to have hands-on experience in planning a large scale conference? Apply to be a TEDxBinghamtonUniversity director!

    Being a TEDxBinghamtonUniversity director opens the door for developing a large and supportive personal and professional network both on and off campus. You will be working closely with a team of students, faculty and administrators as well as local businesses to bring our TEDx event to campus.

    You can expect to learn about organizing large scale events and develop various skills in:
    • event planning
    • marketing
    • project management
    • community outreach
    • fundraising
    • and more!

    This is a two-semester opportunity for fall 2020 and spring 2021 in which you will attend weekly seminars and be rewarded with a total of 4 credits, as well as the fulfillment of “W” and “O” requirements. You will hold informal meetings throughout the summer 2020 and winter 2020-2021 periods as well. This 2020-2021 year of TEDxBinghamtonUniversity is special in that two events will be hosted: TEDxBinghamtonUniversity UNEARTHED in September 2020 (postponed from March 2020) as well as the 2021 annual conference.

    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 13. Late applications will not be accepted. Email tedx@binghamton.edu with any questions you have regarding this form.

    We will hold online interviews for those candidates selected to move forward in the application process, who will be notified via email no later than Wednesday, April 15. These interviews will occur April 16 and 17, and April 20 through April 22.

    More Info

    Contact Bridget Shanley or visit https://forms.gle/3JLjv5h3LDA9zqAC8

  • Workshops

  • The Institute for Justice and Well-Being and the Department of Social Work offer this online webinar from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, April 17, with presenters David Ruston, LCSW-R, and Abby Mack, LCSW-R.

    The mental health workforce has a unique skill set that allows it to be a critical component in the initial response to an emergency event. COVID-19 creates unique challenges to the mental health community, which is a critical component in the recovery phase of this crisis. The American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Model is scalable and many of its best practices for providers can be used during this pandemic. Sharing this model with local providers can help to create a better organized response and maximize the services that can be provided with a limited amount of resources.

    Register for the webinar at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit http://bit.ly/SW-MCI