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  • Binghamton University upholds the diverse religious and spiritual traditions - each with its own set of beliefs, practices, and observances - that are part of our community.

    The University has a policy that affirms our commitment to the state education law, as incorporated in our Faculty Staff Handbook (VII.B.1), and provides additional guidance regarding the procedure by which religious accommodations will be provided. It also provides guidance as to religious expression in the context of a public university.

    The university will provide reasonable religious accommodations when necessary for individuals to participate in employment and educational opportunities, as well as other university programs and activities, unless the accommodation poses an undue hardship.

    Find the complete policy at the link below.

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    Contact Dateline or visit

  • The University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program recently received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The accreditation is for five years, which is the maximum period allowed for newly accredited programs. The MPH program, a joint effort of Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Community and Public Affairs, admitted its first students in 2018.

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    Contact Maegan Berliner or visit

  • Welcome to the Office of Media & Public Relations' weekly expert alert. We update this list regularly as new topics are added and old ones are commissioned. The most important factors for success in your response are timeliness and being the right fit for the topic.

    New expert requests:
    1. Climate disclosure: California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign legislation requiring companies to publicly disclose carbon dioxide emissions, including Scope 3 emissions. We're looking for a scholar with research in this area who can explain, very clearly for a non-expert audience, the pros and cons of such rules, including whether they're an effective way to reduce emissions.

    2. Lies — frequency and ease based on medium and recipient: in light of the charges against Hunter Biden for lying, what does research reveal about how common lying is face-to-face vs. via email or text or via phone? Do people lie more or less when filling out forms than when dealing with individuals? What influences the various rates? Connect us with a scholar who researches lying, and who can walk our readers through the lying landscape.

    In case you missed it, we are still chasing:
    3. Science Nobel Prizes: In advance of the Nobel Prize announcements the first week of October, we’re interested in hearing about any research your scholars have done related to the Prizes themselves. Maybe they’ve investigated who is more likely to win, how the selection process works or what happens to winners afterward? Let us know if you have anyone who’s researched the Nobels from a unique perspective.

    4. What is an abaya?: France has recently banned Muslim women from wearing the abaya in schools. We are looking for a 400-word piece that explains what the abaya is to our readers.

    5. Health effects of spicy food: In light of a 14-year-old dying after eating a spicy chip, we're looking for a scholar to write about the health effects of spicy food. This piece might explore what kinds of health complications spicy foods can cause, how common they are and what causes them. The story could also explore any health benefits spicy food can have. We’d like to publish a short article of ~800 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    6. History of the interfaith movement: This year is the 130th anniversary of the World Parliament of Religions being celebrated in Chicago. In connection with the anniversary, we are looking for a piece that tells the history of the interfaith movement.

    7. The city of Derna: In view of the devastating flooding in Libya, we are looking for scholars to explain some of the rich history and cultural background of the city of Derna and what the tragic destruction will mean – in the short term and long term.

    8. Is there any way to train your eyes to make them stronger? Or is that just a myth?: Claims frequently appear on social media touting the benefits of techniques that will supposedly improve your eyesight so much you can throw away your glasses. While the scientific evidence doesn’t support that assertion, are there specific things a person can do to strengthen their eyes in terms of nutrition or certain eye exercises? Things that will make your eyes healthier? We are looking for an ophthalmologist/eye specialist who could explain these concepts in a ~900-word article based on and backed up by the most up-to-date and reliable research.

    9. Red Crescent: In light of the disasters in Libya and Morocco, the Conversation is seeking a scholar who can explain what the Red Crescent is, what its relationship is to the Red Cross and the role it plays at times like this.

    10. The Nobel Peace Prize’s complicated history: The annual Nobel Peace Prize is set to be announced in early October. Ahead of that date, we are looking to commission an author who can explore the history of the Nobel Peace Prize. There’s a huge range of people who have received the prize, including well-known politicians who went on to have controversial legacies and others who are not as famous and household names. We want to understand the significance of these awards and the gap that exists between who is awarded them and who actually promotes peace over the long term.

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    Contact Ryan Yarosh or visit

  • The Q Center will offer two information sessions to the campus and make presentations to stakeholders on the following information from noon to 12:45 p.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    The presentation will be held via Zoom at:

    A foundational belief at Binghamton University is that everyone deserves to be accepted and valued, striving to be an inclusive community where all are welcomed regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or background. New York state legislation, with support from a SUNY resolution approved earlier this year, ensures campuses update policies on the use of chosen names and pronouns.

    Legal sex, gender identity and pronoun choice are used in campus systems and records. Individuals at the University with legal documentation will be able to update their legal sex in campus data systems to M, F or X. Once a student manually uploads their pronouns, it will be visible in all systems that Banner connects to, including Brightspace. For more information, or to learn how to make these changes, visit

    Individuals at the University are also able to update their gender identity at any time in the my.binghamton portal to man, woman, trans, genderqueer/gender non-conforming or different identity, and also update their pronouns to he/him, she/her, they/them, use my name or ask me my pronouns.

    Information on how to update your legal sex, chosen name, gender identity and pronouns can be found on the Registrar’s website at the link below.

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    Contact Nicholas Martin or visit

  • The Academic Assessment Period is Sept. 25 through Sept. 29 and is a time to provide substantive academic assessment or feedback to your students. Part of this is identifying students who are at risk by submitting an alert.

    Your feedback through the early alert platform will help us to provide academic support, tutoring and other interventions early enough in the semester to make a difference for students who need some help. As a reminder, Teaching Assistants assigned to your course in Brightspace may also submit alerts.

    Step-by-step instructions on raising alerts can be found at the link below.

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    Contact Amber Stallman or visit

  • Faculty members engaging in research outside of the United States can request undergraduate research assistants to accompany them abroad for short-term or medium-term projects during the winter session or spring break. The research activities of the undergraduate research assistant(s) must take place under the direct supervision and mentorship of the faculty member in the international setting. As part of this initiative, faculty can submit a proposal for the student intern to receive funding, which only supports undergraduate students. A portion of this funding must include a $2,000-$5,000 stipend for the student(s), depending on the duration of the trip and to make up for lost employment opportunities, if applicable, as well as airfare for the student(s) and all living expenses that the student(s) may incur when abroad. While undergraduate interns are not required to earn academic credit, should a faculty member and their student(s) wish to collaborate on an independent study, the student(s) will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with enrolling in a credit-bearing course.

    Interested faculty members must be logged into the campus’s Central Authentication System (CAS) and complete an application for consideration. Please note that all applications will go through a competitive review process. Preference will be given to applications submitted by Sept. 30.

    Faculty who have questions about the program details and/or the application should email Kevin Murphy ( and cc Patricia Bello (

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    Contact Kevin Murphy or visit

  • Encourage your students to become Climate Change Ambassadors this semester.

    The Kaschak Institute, Binghamton 2 Degrees, the Sustainable Communities program, the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Binghamton University Common Read Experience have all partnered with the international organization 1 Million Women (1MW) to empower students to act on climate change and make a difference.

    Over the next two years, 1MW is launching a new campaign, 1MREADY, which aims to engage a million more people, especially women and girls, in climate action. Binghamton University will lead the launch of the ‘1MREADY’ campaign in the U.S.

    Binghamton University will be part of a community building a lifestyle revolution that solves the climate crisis from every corner of the planet. Climate Change Ambassadors will learn how to use a simple app that shows, in real time, our collective impact when we all act together.

    Interested students must send a letter of interest to no later than Friday, Sept. 29. Follow the link below for more details.

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    Contact Lorena Aguilar or visit

  • Melissa Spencer, director of business operations in the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, received the STAR Award last week.

    The award, given monthly, recognizes outstanding service by faculty and staff members within the Binghamton University community. Colleagues Tracie Conklin, Meaghan Liberati and Holly Seidel praised Spencer’s upbeat and enthusiastic outlook in their nomination letters. Co-worker Ben Balkaya called Spencer a highly skilled communicator, adding: “She has a unique ability to build strong relationships and to create a positive work environment that is highly productive.” Spencer received a letter from President Stenger, a check for $100, a special coffee mug and a STAR pin.

    For more information about the award or to submit a nomination for a co-worker, visit the link below.

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    Contact Rachel Coker or visit

  • SUNY is once again calling for nominations for the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Faculty Service, Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Librarianship and Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

    Go to the link below for details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process. Completed nomination dossiers must be submitted electronically by the dean's office of the nominee's school/college to the Center for Learning and Teaching no later than Monday, Nov. 27.

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    Contact James Pitarresi or visit

  • Taylor Jaquays of Corebridge Financial Services will be on campus Oct. 19, Nov. 15 and Dec. 12 to discuss your retirement planning needs. Jaquays can assist with the benefits of enrollment in your workplace retirement plan, how to boost your overall financial wellness, the resources available to help shape your financial future and review your broader goals to put a plan in place to achieve them.

    Scheduling an appointment is necessary and can be done online at the link below or by calling Corebridge at 800-448-2542.

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    Contact Luanne Stento or visit

  • TIAA representative, John Tenofsky, is available to assist with your retirement planning during the fourth quarter of 2023. John is temporarily filling in for Mario Gonzalez while Mario is on a leave of absence.

    This is a convenient opportunity to check on the status of your existing ORP and/or 403(b) voluntary savings plan (VSP) investments, or to begin a new VSP to save even more for retirement.

    Use the link below to schedule your appointment.

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    Contact Luanne Stento or visit

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • Join Binghamton 2 Degrees for its inaugural book club event. The main topic for books and writings will be centered around sustainability. The inaugural event will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in UUW-325.

    The first book will be "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E. Butler. Open to faculty, staff and students. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP by emailing Pam Mischen, at

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    Contact Pam Mischen or visit

  • The curtains open on the Anderson Center’s 2023-24 Season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 for a performance by the world-renowned dance troupe Step Afrika!

    Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 50 countries across the globe. Step Afrika! now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States.

    Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional Western and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows: they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

    The show takes place in the Osterhout Concert Theater. Tickets cost $25-60 for the general public, with a 10% discount available in sections A and B for seniors, veterans and Binghamton University faculty/staff and alumni. In an effort to engage the next generation of arts lovers, tickets for students (of any affiliation) and children cost just $10 for any seat in the house. Groups of 10 or more may receive additional discounts.

    Tickets may be ordered online at the link below, by phone at (607)-777-ARTS, or in person through the box office (Monday-Friday, 12-4 p.m., and two hours before curtain on show day).

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    Contact Chris Bodnarczuk or visit

  • Celebrated Jazz musicians and historians Allen Lowe and Lewis Porter will present “The Jewish Encounter with Jazz,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Binghamton University's Casadesus Hall, performing compositions by Jewish composers (including their own) and discussing the key intersections between Judaism and American Jazz.

    Saxophonist, guitarist and music historian Allen Lowe was named Artist of the Year in the 2021 Jazz Times Readers’ Poll. A former attendee of Harpur College, he is the author of numerous books, including "Turn Me Loose White Man: How to Listen to American Music 1900-1960", which was nominated for the Ralph Gleason Award.

    Scranton-native Lewis Porter, is a pianist, composer, music historian, a long-time teacher of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and the author of acclaimed biographies of Lester Young and John Coltrane.

    This event is sponsored by the Margolis Lectureship in Judaic Studies, the College of Jewish Studies (CJS) and the Harpur College Visiting Speaker Fund. It is co-organized by Judaic Studies Department, Music Department, and CJS.

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    Contact Maja Dragojlovic or visit

  • The Binghamton University Art Museum presents the exhibition, "Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist", as the main gallery exhibition for the fall semester.

    "Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist" is the first retrospective of this under-recognized American artist in over fifty years. Wilson (1925–1996), a longtime member of the studio faculty at Binghamton University, was an innovative sculptor whose practice evolved from figures carved from stone and wood in the 1950s toward large-scale public artworks, often sited in educational institutions, beginning in the late 1960s.

    In conjunction with the Wilson exhibition is "Memory & Soul: Black Art from the Permanent Collection". Spanning works from the earliest days of the permanent collection in the 1960s and ’70s, to a concerted effort in recent years to increase representation of Black artists, this exhibition features twenty-seven works by artists that span many decades. Additionally, a sculpture by David Hammons, "Untitled, 1988", generously on loan from Art Bridges, complements the Ed Wilson and Memory & Soul exhibitions.

    Support for the Wilson exhibition is generously provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by The Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation and by Rebecca Moshief and Harris Tilevitz ’78.

    Three small exhibitions in our lower galleries also open on Sept. 7, curated by students: "Culture and Commodity: Inquiries into the African Art Collection"; "Judging a Book by Its Cover"; and "What is a magic realist?"

    The exhibition hours are as follows:
    -Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-4 p.m.
    -Thursday, from noon-7 p.m.
    -Closed on all national holidays and when the University is closed. For specific dates, check the academic calendar, or call us at (607)-777-2968.

    All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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    Contact Jessica Petrylak or visit

  • Career Development

  • The Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program at Binghamton University is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen participating students' math and science skills. Upward Bound Math-Science serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families where neither parent holds a bachelor's degree and those preparing to enter postsecondary education. The program aims to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, encourage them to pursue and complete post-secondary degrees in math and science and ultimately careers in math and science.

    For more information and to apply, please click the link provided below.

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    Contact Adam Chavez or visit

  • Apply now for the Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Professional Development Grant and cover expenses between June 1- Dec. 31. The application deadline is Oct. 2.

    PSS Professional Development Grants support professional development, growth and/or advancement opportunities for professional staff at Binghamton University. Activities funded by this grant will contribute to the overall success of the staff member(s), their campus unit and the University as a whole.

    If you have any questions, please email

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    Contact Professional Staff Senate or visit

  • A program specialist will be hired to provide technical assistance and support to after school and academic enrichment programs across the state, to improve the academic, social and emotional outcomes of the students and promote family engagement.

    The Resource Center Program Specialist is housed at Binghamton University as part of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Rest of State (non-NYC) region of NYS.

    Visit the job posting below to learn more and apply.

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    Contact Casey Pulz or visit

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare certification training will be available Sept. 13 to Nov. 15. Registration closes Oct. 4. This unique healthcare-based Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training program at Green Belt level will cover continuous process improvement in healthcare, introductions to Lean Six Sigma, LSS in healthcare and the DMAIC improvement cycle that is the core tool to drive LSS projects.

    Participants are exposed to spreadsheet-based statistics for Six Sigma, simulation for LSS, and case studies/projects. This training is open to students, alumni, members of industry, non-profit and government agencies; instructed by Mohammad Khasawneh, self-paced online.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit

  • General

  • Car Free Day is Friday, Sept. 22 — a day to go vehicle-free and utilize more sustainable transportation. To celebrate, leave your vehicle at home and take advantage of one of our alternative transportation options below:

    -Ride OCCT or BC Transit at no cost by scanning your University ID
    -Download the free Koloni app to ride a bike for free for up to two hours with our new bike-share program
    -Join our free carpooling platform, 511NY Rideshare, to find a carpool

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    Contact TAPS or visit

  • Lot C will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, so the lot can be striped.

    Contact Lenny Calzetoni with any questions at

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    Contact Lenny Calzetoni

  • Faculty are reminded that requests for Spring 2020 "back to back", technology and disability-related room assignment requests are due to the Course Building and Academic Space Management Office by Tuesday, Sept. 26. Use the online forms found on the "quick links" section of the CBASM website below.

    Use the online "Instructor Classroom Request Form" found on the Quick Links section of the CBASM website at the link below. In addition to requesting back-to-back scheduling, special technology or disability-related requests, this form should be used for requesting any special classroom features.

    Forward any questions to

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    Contact Gina McMahon or visit

  • New York donors may benefit from a New York state charitable tax credit and deductions program offered through the SUNY Impact Foundation Inc. The deadline is Sept. 29 to work with Binghamton's Division of Advancement to submit your application and participate.

    Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Phyllis Leuci or visit

  • An injured employee must report any accident where medical attention and/or first aid is required or whenever any apparent bodily injury is received by the injured.

    All employees must complete Form CS-13, Employee Report of Accident or Injury, within 3 days of the incident. Retain a copy for your files. Forward the original to your supervisor, who will complete their portion. Supervisors are to forward the original to Human Resources, as well as send a copy to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).

    For more details, visit the link below.

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    Contact Environmental Health and Safety or visit

  • Parent and Family Programs is looking to promote campus partners' activities, programs, events and gatherings throughout Family Weekend.

    This year Family Weekend will run from Oct. 6-8. Information submitted will be added to the Family Weekend calendar.

    Complete the form at the link below if you have not already communicated with Parent and Family Programs directly.

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    Contact John Kiereck or visit

  • October is Campus Sustainability Month. The Office of Sustainability is looking for faculty/staff to host sustainability events during October.

    You can create your own event or volunteer to lead an existing Campus Sustainability Month event at Binghamton University. Existing event templates include: conducting a waste audit, doing an area cleanup, signing people up for the Project Green Challenge, hosting a donation drive or getting involved in a citizen science project.

    Contact Martin Larocca, Sustainability Coordinator, at if you are interested. Limited funding is available.

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    Contact Martin Larocca

  • To improve the speed of service and ensure the safety of its staff, John Arthur Café will no longer accept cash as payment, starting on Oct. 1. Instead, the convenience of credit cards, debit cards, Apple, and Google Pay will be accepted.

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    Contact Peter Nardone

  • Attend the first Haudenosaunee Festival at Binghamton University held in collaboration with the Vestal Museum on Sept. 29-30. This event is open to the general public.

    In the spirit of the Two Row Wampum — Gä•sweñta’ or The Silver Covenant Chain of Friendship, the program will feature the university's Haudenosaunee neighbors that have called New York home for time immemorial. At 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, join us for the harvest of the Three Sisters Garden in the Science 1 courtyard.

    At 3 p.m. on the Peace Quad the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation will host a Witness to Injustice interactive program that relays to participants and audience members the history, colonization and lived experience of Indigenous peoples from our region.

    From 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, join us on the Peace Quad for a lineup of nationally renowned members from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy that will include music, dance, food samples, videos, lectures and art and crafts vendors.

    If you have any further questions, reach out to Barry Brenton, Center for Civic Engagement (, BrieAnna Langlie, Department of Anthropology (, or Cherese Rosales, Vestal Museum (

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    Contact BrieAnna Langlie or visit

  • The Binghamton Tennis Center has been renamed the Binghamton University Lane–Starke Tennis Center to honor valuable and longstanding contributors Michael Lane '89 and Michael Starke.

    Lane, and his wife, Lisa '91, have been generous contributors to the tennis programs. Michael was a four-year standout on Binghamton University tennis teams that captured back-to-back State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) titles and won at a 78 percent clip during his tenure. The couple's previous gifts funded upgrades to the on-campus outdoor tennis complex and also allowed for the purchase of new technological and equipment advances for the tennis programs. Lane serves on the Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors, has been a guest lecturer in the School of Management, a networking panelist on campus and has been a key contributor to tennis scholarship initiatives.

    Starke is a Hall of Fame member who coached the Binghamton University tennis program for 20 years. He produced 10 All-Americans and his teams claimed five conference titles, advanced to the NCAAs seven times and won at a 67 percent clip. Starke, who won 246 matches, held the niche of being a conference Coach of the Year at all three NCAA levels. He previously owned and operated the Binghamton Tennis Center for decades, when it served as the indoor home for the Binghamton University men's and women's tennis teams.

    The Binghamton University Lane–Starke Tennis Center offers a wide variety of programs for its members. If you are interested in becoming a member, visit the website at the link below.

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    Contact Auxiliary Services or visit

  • Binghamton University Transportation and Parking Services has partnered with Koloni to bring a bikeshare program to campus.

    There are now 30 new Binghamton University bikes located in four locations on the main campus. Visit the bike-share website at the link below to find a location near you. Bikes can go to any destination but need to be returned to one of the four bike hubs when the ride is complete.

    Download the free Koloni app to join and reserve. The app will then provide instructions on how to unlock a bike. Bikes may be reserved at no charge by students, faculty and staff for two hours a day. It will cost $5 an hour after the free period. When you download the app, credit card information is required, but no charge will be made unless a bike is in use after the free two hours.

    For more information on the new bike-share program, visit the TAPS website at the link below.

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    Contact TAPS or visit

  • The Center for Civic Engagement is available to come to your class and assist your students with registering to vote, learning about the absentee or in-person voting process and answering questions about student voting rights and responsibilities. The CCE coordinates a nationally recognized, nonpartisan student voting program that has led to steady increases in student voter turnout.

    A standard class presentation takes around 15-20 minutes. We also offer shorter and longer presentation options to better meet the needs of faculty and students.

    The New York voter registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 28. Submit your requests early to accommodate as many classes as possible by clicking the link below.

    For more information, contact the Center for Civic Engagement, at

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    Contact Annabelle Bangs or visit

  • Health and Wellness

  • Practice community care by getting vaccinated and tested at the Q Center. Come to the Q Center from noon-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in LS-G549, to participate in a health clinic offering MPox vaccinations and STI/HIV testing free of charge — no health insurance required.

    In collaboration with the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) and Decker Student Health Services, STI/HIV testing is available for faculty, staff, students, and community members. MPox vaccinations (first and second doses) are only available for current students.

    Click the link below for more information.

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    Contact Nick Martin or visit

  • Binghamton University will host the third annual Wenzel Memorial 5k in honor of Gregg Wenzel ’91 on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of a 5k run/walk on and around campus. It is open to all: students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

    Wenzel was a triathlete and former student-athlete at Binghamton who competed on the men’s varsity swimming and diving team. He was killed in a car accident in July 2003 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was working as a CIA directorate of operations.

    Individual participant race fees are $10 for students and $20 for all others. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in separate age categories. Photos and results will be posted after the event.

    Register by following the link below.

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    Contact Laura Cichostepski or visit

  • The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program and Wegmans Pharmacy will co-sponsor the fall flu vaccine clinic during the months of September and October. Employees will have the opportunity to register in advance to protect themselves from the flu and receive their vaccine at various campus locations.

    You may register directly with Wegmans Pharmacy for an appointment in advance, and walk-ins will be seen as soon as possible.

    A vaccine clinic will be held on the following days and in the following places:

    -11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3
    Location: Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC)
    Engineering and Science Building, ES-2008

    - 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4
    Location: University Downtown Center (DTC), Atrium and room 122

    -6:30–8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11
    Location: Facilities Management, Conference Room C

    -3–5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12
    Location: Facilities Management, Conference Room C

    Click the link below for more information.

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    Contact Chris Downey or visit

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches individuals how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a crisis.

    Classes use a blended learning format, including pre-course work and 6-8 hours of in-person training. Registration is required. Contact to register, indicating your status as an employee.

    Completion of the blended training leads to a three-year certification. Certification costs are covered by the Healthy Campus Initiative.

    The session will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday ,Oct. 19, in UUW-324.

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    Contact Johann Fiore-Conte

  • Recreation

  • LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff are invited to join an easy hike in the Nature Preserve, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24. The group will meet near the pavilion next to Lot M.

    See the link below for details and to RSVP.

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    Contact Em Goodlife or visit

  • Research

  • Participants are needed to help evaluate the trail conditions and accessibility in the Binghamton University nature preserve, and assist the nature preserve to improve users' experiences.

    All Binghamton University students, staff and faculty qualify to participate in a study by the Binghamton University geography department. Participation in the study consists of completing the surveys. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    If you are interested in participating, please take 5 to 10 minutes to finish the survey with the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Zhanchao Yang,

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    Contact Zhanchao Yang or visit

  • All staff and faculty have received one of two sustainability-related surveys from the Institutional Research Board.

    These surveys close tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 21. Both surveys are anonymous and will help with our sustainability efforts on campus. If you have not already done so, take the time to complete the survey sent to you.

    For more information, contact Chief Sustainability Officer, Pam Mischen, at

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    Contact Pamela Mischen

  • The provost’s office will provide up to $100,000 annually to support research addressing issues in a field of broad research interest. The 2024 topic is Justice, Human Rights, and Equity. This program is designed to support investigator(s) who require seed funding in an amount between $10,000 and $50,000 to support travel, equipment, supplies, data acquisition, personnel or other enablers in the completion of a research project.

    These funds are not intended to serve as bridge funds nor to support research in lieu of external grant funds.

    The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2023.

    For more information, follow the link below.

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    Contact Donald Hall or visit

  • The S.H. Ho Innovation Research Endowment provides $200,000 annually to facilitate the development of research and innovation at the intersection of health sciences and technology. This program is designed to support investigator(s) who require seed funding in an amount between $50,000 and $200,000 for the initial acquisition of equipment, supplies, data, personnel or other enablers in anticipation of external grant submission.

    These funds are not intended to serve as bridge funds nor to support research in lieu of external grant funds.

    The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2023.

    For more information, follow the link below.

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    Contact Donald Hall or visit

  • Please fill out our 7-10 minute anonymous survey with questions about health behaviors, including diet, exercise, substance use, sleep and stress relief.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
    - You are 18 years of age or older
    - You study or work at Binghamton University or in Broome county

    No identifying information will be collected, and your answers will be kept anonymous. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    For more information, please contact the FRI Public Health PI, Jodi Dowthwaite, at

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    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite or visit

  • Click the link below to fill out the FRI survey on “Modifiable Factors in Cognitive Health & Function - Socioeconomics, Mental Health, Substance Use, & TBIs." The 7-10 minute anonymous survey will ask questions about demographics, education, socioeconomic status, mental health, substance use, traumatic brain injury and measures of cognitive function.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

    -You are a student or employee at Binghamton University or a member of the local community in Broome County.
    -You are at least 18 years old.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board. No identifying information will be collected.

    Contact FRI Public Health PI, Jodi Dowthwaite, at with any questions or concerns.

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  • Speakers and Lectures

  • The Computer Science Department will be hosting a lecture at noon, Friday, Sept. 22, in the Engineering Building T-01, or on Zoom at the link below. The seminar is titled "Image Registration of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI Using Deep Learning Networks".

    Zongpai Zhang, a doctoral student in computer science, has been involved in several projects including data processing and analysis of brain functionality related to various diseases, advancing computational methods and applying these methods and state-of-the-art imaging techniques to study patterns in the preclinical and clinical images.

    Convolutional neural networks (CNN) have demonstrated good accuracy and speed in spatially registering high-resolution structural MRI images. To explore the feasibility of a CNN-based image registration, affine registration network (ARN), on low-
    resolution three-dimensional arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion fMRI, compare its performance with that of the state-of-the-art statistical parametric mapping (SPM) algorithm.

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    Contact Marie Lawrence or visit

  • Amber Churchill, of Binghamton University Environmental Sciences, will present "Plant mediated changes in ecosystem function and services under global change" from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22,
    in Science 1, Room 149.

    Amy Churchill is a plant ecologist conducting research on the consequences of global environmental change at the interface of plant communities and ecosystem ecology, with experience in a range of biomes and ecosystem types. Her research examines both broad patterns of ecosystem responses to global change as well as mechanisms for how plant communities may confer stabilizing or amplifying feedback, thereby impacting ecosystem responses to environmental change.

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    Contact Peter McKenney

  • The Data Science program is hosting a seminar from noon-1 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Whitney Hall 100E.

    Marianthi Markatou will give a talk entitled "Distances and their role in statistical inference." Dr. Markatou is SUNY's distinguished professor and Associate Chair of research and healthcare informatics at the department of Biostatistics, school of public health and health professions.

    More details can be found at the link below.

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    Contact Statistics Group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences or visit

  • The Binghamton Center of Complex Systems (CoCo) will host a seminar at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The seminar will be held via Zoom, at the following link:

    Cliff Joslyn (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory / SSIE, Binghamton University) will speak on "Relational Models of Complex Systems: Hierarchy and Topology of High Order Interactions".

    More details can be found at the link below. E-mail Hiroki Sayama, at, for more information.

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  • The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS), co-sponsored by the Romance Languages & Literatures Department and TRIP, invites you to join us at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106, for a lecture on "Translation, Translanguaging, and Multimedia in the Oldest Medieval 'French' Bestiary" with guest speaker Emma Campbell, professor of Medieval French at Warwick College.

    What do medieval texts tell us about modern definitions of language and translation? How can such texts help us to reflect on the post-national investments that continue to shape scholarly approaches in medieval studies, modern languages and translation studies? This paper considers these questions in connection with the earliest known vernacular bestiary in French, a work of moralized natural history by Philippe de Thaon (c.1121–35). The notion of Frenchness that has guaranteed the Bestiaire’s place in literary history has prevented a full appreciation of the multimedial, multilingual complexity of this work, which combines bilingual text with visual images. Translanguaging—a concept that challenges the normativity of monolingualism in sociolinguistic and educational contexts today — might prompt us to re-examine the functions of French in this twelfth-century bestiary. Philippe’s work offers a new historical vantage on recent sociolinguistic theories and conceptions of bilingualism, as well as an insight into the multimodal nature of pedagogy in medieval vernacular cultures.

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    Contact Misty Lou Finch or visit

  • Fulbright Scholar Awards reap several benefits for recipients. Apart from invaluable international and intercultural experience, award recipients typically experience an uptick in international citations, even as their awards yield original publications and a broader academic network, as well as new scholarly or pedagogical collaborations. Faculty and administrators may also take an interest in the Fulbright International Education Administrator Award, become a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar or apply to the Fulbright Specialist Program.

    Join us in celebrating the achievements of three recent Fulbright Scholar Award recipients, who will offer their insight and advice as we survey the varied opportunities that the Fulbright provides, share tips for crafting a successful application and discuss how Fulbright support makes it possible for a wide range of scholars to spend extended research time outside of the United States.

    The event will take place from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in UUW-324. Refreshments will be provided. Follow the link to RSVP.

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    Contact Carrie Feyerabend or visit

  • Israel Studies' Hebatalla Taha, one of the fall 2023 featured IASH Fellow Speakers, will be presenting “Atoms for Peace in the Middle East: Reactors, Borders, and US Nuclear Diplomacy” at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.

    In the aftermath of the Six-Day War in 1967, a US-led plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East started gaining traction. Now known as the Strauss-Eisenhower Plan, it followed the same logic as Atoms for Peace: to share peaceful nuclear technology as part of diplomacy. It proposed building three nuclear power plants: two on the Israel-Egypt border, and one on the Israel-Jordan border, for the purposes of water desalination and electricity generation. By operating these nuclear reactors collectively, these Arab states and Israel were expected to make peace. The research analyzes how technology, labor and peace were conceptualized and how this unrealized project reflected ideas of a US-led capitalist utopia.

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    Contact Danielle Hoeppner

  • Jamie Rankin, of Princeton University, will present: "How can I learn all these words? Research-based strategies for L2 teaching and curriculum development" at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Alpern Room (LN-2200).

    Second language (L2) classrooms have undergone a number of radical changes during the past 50 years, moving from a focus on formal linguistic structures to drills and habit formation, then on to comprehensible input, focus on form, cultural integration, sociocultural perspectives and social networking.

    Throughout all of these shifts, there has been surprisingly little emphasis on one aspect of L2 learning that all teachers and all students acknowledge as a critical factor in L2 communicative proficiency and literacy — vocabulary.

    This talk addresses three issues in L2 vocabulary acquisition and uses these to explain the rationale for a new online curriculum for Beginning German that focuses on high-frequency vocabulary in a way that reflects current research findings. :

    1. What is the relationship between vocabulary, text coverage and reading comprehension?
    2. What role does vocabulary play in commercial L2 textbooks?
    3. What does the research suggest regarding the presentation, teaching and assessment of L2 vocabulary?

    Jamie Rankin is a university lecturer at Princeton University and serves as the co-director of the language program in Princeton’s German Department. He has published numerous articles in Unterrichtspraxis and the Modern Language Journal, focusing on the dynamics of corrective feedback in the classroom; training and mentoring graduate student TAs; and assessing the usefulness of classroom materials for beginning and intermediate language learners. After completing a Ph.D. in German literature at Harvard University, he went on to specialize in second language acquisition and pedagogy in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii. A co-author of the Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (Cengage, now in its 6th edition), he has recently developed a first-year curriculum for Beginning German that integrates culture, grammar and high-frequency vocabulary on an interactive online platform. In 2014, he was appointed as the inaugural director of the Princeton Center for Language Study.

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    Contact Carl Gelderloos

  • Carole Emberton, professor of history at the University of Buffalo, is presenting the 14th annual Shriber Lecture, "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History? How the Cult of the 'Badass' Has Undermined the Study of Women and Other Marginalized People in American History" from 3:00-4:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 28, in the ITC Symposium Hall. A reception will follow.

    Emberton received her doctorate from Northwestern University and her bachelor's from the University of Chicago. She is the author of two books on emancipation and its aftermath: "Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South
    After the Civil War" (2013), and "To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner" (2022). Her writing has also appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and Time magazine.

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    Contact Colleen Shannon Marshall

  • A public celebration of the life and work of Professor Benita Roth will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Casadesus Hall of the Fine Arts Building, followed by a reception in the Fine Arts Grand Concourse hallway.

    Roth passed after a short illness in May. She was a professor of sociology and history, the director of the women, gender and sexuality studies program, vice president for Academic Affairs and past president of the Binghamton chapter of United University Professions (UUP). She served on the state UUP executive committee and the committee that negotiated the most recent union contract for over 30,000 SUNY faculty and professional staff.

    An acclaimed feminist scholar of social protest movements, she authored numerous articles as well as two books: the award-winning “Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave,” and “The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles.” Most recently, she was researching grassroots responses to the opioid epidemic, which led her to work closely with the Binghamton-based nonprofit Truth Pharm. Dr. Roth received an Excellence in Teaching Award, reflecting her deep commitment to her students. She taught and mentored undergraduate and graduate students for 25 years at Binghamton University.

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    Contact Nancy P Appelbaum

  • The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office puts on an annual Leadership Conference for our current and emerging student leaders. This year's theme is Building Bridges, and focuses on making connections and improving our community. Every fall, each organization is required to send a minimum of two members to the conference. We invite campus departments/offices and individuals to present on a variety of educational topics that can connect back to our overall theme. The conference will consist of keynotes and breakout room presentations.

    This year's event is from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. Breakout session presentations will fall within these times.

    Contact Madison McQueeney, at, with questions.

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  • For this installment of the Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speakers series, Cathy Lee Crane will be presenting "Crossing Columbus", (78 min.,2020, USA) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Lecture Hall 6. Admission is free.

    Cathy Lee Crane received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material. "Pasolini’s Last Words" (2012) was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. It premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema as a “gem of world cinema”. Crane received the first survey of her work in 2015 as part of the American Original Now series at the National Gallery of Art. Since 2017, her ongoing work on the US/Mexico border, funded by the El Paso Border Arts Residency and the Creative Arts Fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has thus far produced three iterations of its cross-platform design: "Crossing Columbus" (2020) a feature-length documentary awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Syracuse International Film Festival, "terrestrial sea" (2022) a short film awarded a Jury Citation from the Festival de Cinema da Fronteira in Brazil and presented as part of the (X)-trACTION collective she co-founded in 2020. As part of her summer 2022 residency at the Harun Farocki Institute, she presented a 14-channel installation sculptural work-in-progress, "Drawing the Line" ( She is a Professor of Film at Ithaca College.

    For more information on the series, click the link below.

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  • Training and Workshops

  • Join CCE for a virtual workshop, "Opportunities for Funding, Establishing, and Tracking Community-Based Learning, Teaching, and Research" from 11 a.m-noon on Friday, Sept. 22.

    This workshop will focus on funding opportunities to support this work through Community Engagement Faculty Teaching and Research Enrichment Grants, and Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Course Development Stipends. It will also review guidance for designating CEL courses through the Banner registration system and tracking and showcasing faculty work through Collaboratory: An Online Community Engagement Database.

    The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers programs, events and resources for faculty/instructors interested in developing and sustaining high-impact community-based learning, teaching and research across all disciplines.

    Register for the event at the link below.

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    Contact Barrett Brenton or visit

  • Get Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified on campus, sponsored by Campus Recreation and the American Red Cross. The next session is scheduled from 5–10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Successful students will receive a certificate for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) valid for two years.

    American Red Cross certification courses are offered at the East Gym every semester. All of our courses are offered in a blended learning format, and online work must be completed before the start of the class.

    Register for any course online by following the link below.

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    Contact Jane Kallmerten or visit

  • The Search Committee Orientation is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees who have not attended this training within the past two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process. Participants need only attend one of the four workshop times: Wednesday, Aug. 30; Thursday, Aug. 31; Wednesday, Sept. 27 or Thursday, Sept. 28.

    The training covers unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring. If you are serving on a professional or faculty search committee this fall and still need to take the training, please be sure to register. All sessions take place at 1 p.m.; RSVP on the provided link to reserve your place.

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  • Faculty and staff search committee members and chairs with questions about forms, recruitment and other search-related questions (with an emphasis on forms) are encouraged to contact Pamela De Bourg, affirmative action and DEI coordinator.

    In-person walk-in hours are from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays via Zoom, at the following link:

    In-person office hours take place in LS-G610 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Pamela De Bourg, at or 73652.

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  • Join Elise Ferer from Libraries from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the Learning Studio (LN1324C) for an Information Literacy workshop.

    In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate information literacy assessments into their existing rubrics, or how to create a rubric that can assess the new information literacy competency. Bring your current syllabi and/or existing rubrics with you to the workshop, along with your questions about information literacy. This workshop will build upon the Information Literacy Toolkit. Previous experience is not necessary. Lunch will be provided.

    Click the link below for more information.

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  • Nominate a changemaker in the field of health for this year's Let Us Dream Triennial International Conference on Nov. 17-19.

    The Triennial International Conference highlights changemakers as those who participate in immeasurable acts of service in which people in our local, national, and global communities engage to make a meaningful difference. All changemakers awarded will be recognized on the second day of this year's conference to highlight their work in the field of health and healthcare.

    Use the link below to submit your nomination or email Debbie Collett-O'Brien at for any questions.

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  • Volunteer

  • Volunteers for Family Weekend are still needed on Oct. 6-8. There are three events still in need of volunteers.

    4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6:
    -Family Weekend Welcome Center: Check-in and on-site registration in the Mandela Room.

    7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 7:
    -Family Weekend Welcome Center: Check-in and on-site registration in the Mandela Room.

    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7:
    -Family Weekend Lunch and Baxter’s Spirit Celebration in the Events Center.

    Complete the Google Form below if you are interested in volunteering. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the times listed for instructions and brief training.

    Contact John Kiereck, at, with questions.

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