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SPRING SEMESTER 2018

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May

 

April

 

March

11th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference 

Saturday, March 24 at Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex

Take this opportunity to tell us about your work and to learn what research efforts your colleagues and our students and residents are up to. This event provides ample opportunity for students to network with investigators and other students throughout the region. See the Save the Date flyer here.

 

February

First Responder Training 

8-9 p.m Thursday, February 1 in Johnson Hall Great Room 

Don't be a bystander- come and learn what to do in an emergency! Join Harpur's Ferry and Johnson RAs Hamid, Lydia and Nicole as they present First Responder Training.

'Go Red For Women' Wellness Suite Special

11 a.m. -7 p.m Friday, February 2 in Wellness Suite at Campus Rec, East Gym

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. According to the American Heart Association website, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. The American Heart Association has named the first Friday in February as National Wear Red Day, a fundraiser to support educational and research programs.Support the American Heart Association and the cause by wearing red today and you will be eligible to get 50% off a chair massage! Chair massages (10 and 15 minutes) are available in the Wellness Suite, located on the first floor of the Rec Center, East Gym. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome based on availability.

Dollar Show Spring 2018

8-11 p.m Saturday, February 3 in LH 1, 2, & 14

No Strings Attached presents the Spring 2018 Dollar Show! Come on down to watch all nine a Cappella groups and the Pappy Parker Players perform! Admission is $1!

Harpur Edge: Munchie Monday

2-4 p.m Monday, February 5 in Harpur Edge Office (Library North 1105)

Stop by to enjoy free snacks, de-stress, and hear about what Harpur Edge is doing this week! (Every Monday!)

Job and Internship Fair

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 in the Events Center

Representatives from more than 120 for-profit, government and nonprofit organizations will be available to speak with students regarding both full-time employment and internship opportunities. Students with all majors will find organizations of interest. Attend Fleishman Center programs before the fair to enhance your resume and cover letter, practice networking and interviewing, and learn how to effectively navigate the fair.

Self Defense/Personal Safety

2:30 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 28 in the Old Champlain Atrium

Members of the University Police Department (UPD) will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations. UPD will also teach participants some basic physical self-defense skills. Both men and women are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in this event, register to participate on B-Engaged. If you have any questions, email Linda Torricelli, international student and scholar programming coordinator, at ltorrice@binghamton.edu.

 

January

Personal Finance for College Students

12-1  p.m Tuesday, January 16 in UU-133A

Developing financially smart habits during college is a valuable investment to achieve your future goals. Learning how to maximize your financial wellness now will help you feel prepared to handle potentially stressful financial situations in the future. Attend this all-encompassing financial wellness program to learn the basics of how to create a budget, the importance of saving, debit card and identify theft safety tips, what credit is and how to help and hurt your credit score. This event is co-sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union, and the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development. For more information on this program, please email the Fleishman Center at careers@binghamton.edu. RSVP on B-Engaged.

Budgeting 101

2-3 p.m Friday, January 26 in UU-133A

College years are a prime time to learn about finances and plan for their future. Workshop attendees will learn how to create and manage a budge, ways to track spending, and how to plan for the future. RSVP on B-Engaged

Tacos and Tobacco

7:30-8:30 p.m Wednesday, January 31 in Mohawk Hall

Come down to Mohawk Hall to eat tacos with RA Gabby and RA Harry and discuss this HOT topic. We will clear the SMOKE about myths and facts about tobacco on campus and their effects on your health!

 

FALL SEMESTER 2017

December | November | October

December

Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program

12-1 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, Tuesday, December 12, and Wednesday, December 20 in the Decker Health Services Conference Room

The American Cancer Society Fresh Start program is a 4-week Cessation program facilitated by the EAP staff and other providers on campus. Participants will learn that their efforts to cut down or eliminate tobacco products will have immediate and long-term health, social and financial impacts regardless of age. Participants will also be provided with information on free resources. Classes are held weekly for one hour. Those interested will earn a certificate of completion as well as a door prize.

De-Stress December Decorating!

7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 6 in the CIW Commons

Now that it's finally December, get in the holiday spirit with some FREE DIY decorations. Stressed about finals? Need to unwind? Can't find time to go to the store and buy holiday decorations for your dorm room? Come down to the CIW Commons on December 6 from 7:30-9pm to make some holiday decorations and destress before finals! All materials will be provided and there will be free hot chocolate!

Pre-Medical Association Health & De-Stress fair

3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, December 8 in the Mandela Room 

During the week of final exams, we tend to focus so much on our studies that we tend to neglect our physical and mental health during the time. Its always important to remember that by maintaining one's health, your performance in your tasks will be optimal. Join us as we have multiple organizations tabling to provide de-stress info & information. We will also have therapy dogs in the latter half and a raffle with prizes!

Tobacco-Free Policy 100th Day Celebration

2-4 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 in the Old Union Hall 

Join us to mark the first 100 days of Binghamton University becoming a tobacco-free campus! Celebrate with members from the Tobacco Free Initiative Committee with cake and refreshments from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in UU-Old Union Hall. Campus community members will share their "quit" experiences and the health benefits of studying and working on a tobacco-free campus. RSVP at healthycampus@binghamton.edu.

Holiday Hula

12-1 p.m. Tuesday, December 19 in the Recreation Center Room

If you would like to have fun, get your heart pumping and learn about the tradition of Hawaiian Hula this workshop is for you. Hula is much more than just a dance, it is a language. Our instructor Lori Wahila will be guiding us through some basic moves that will utilize the muscles and coordination of your entire body. Wear sneakers and something comfortable. Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.

 

November 

Healthy Campus Summit 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, November 1 in the University Union

Come learn about our University's progress in encouraging a culture of health and wellness. This event is free and we encourage students, faculty, staff as well as community members to attend. This year, we are pleased to welcome two keynote speakers, Dan Lerner and Dr. Michael Finkelstein, MD as well as President Harvey Stenger who will be delivering the welcome address.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1 in the UU-111

It is that time of year again to protect yourself from the flu by taking advantage of the EAP sponsored flu vaccination clinics that are being offered on campus during September, October and November. Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

Become a Certified Mental Health Advocate

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, November 4 in UU-206

Join the Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators (M-HOPE) for the fast-track mental health advocate certificate program. Topics will include suicide prevention, stigma, depression and anxiety, and life skills. You can complete the whole series in one day and will be given a certificate confirming your knowledge on various mental health topics. You can register by emailing outreach@binghamton.edu.

Dangers of Drinking: Water Pong Tournament

12-6 p.m. Saturday, November 4 in UU-206 & UU-209

Sign up and compete against other students in a water pong tournament while also learning about alcohol and the dangers of consuming it! Sponsored by Dickinson Town Council. RSVP through B-Engaged!

Understanding and Celebrating the Intergenerational Workplace

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, November 7 in UU-B08

Much like a family, our workplace is represented by multiple ages, generations and cultures. Come learn more about characteristics, strategies and generally how to understand our diverse and multigenerational workforce here on campus. This workshop will help you understand the values and strengths in each generation in order to build a framework for success and collaboration. Co-sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program, Human Resources and the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Motivation: the Master Manipulator

5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8 in UU-111

Ever make plans to study and then end up looking at pictures of kittens on the internet for 2 hours? Ever say to yourself, this weekend will be different...? Or, next semester I'll get all A's? Or, do I really need to do laundry or can I just turn my t-shirts inside out? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Based on the acclaimed Stanford University Course and the bestselling book by neuroscientist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D, professionals from Harpur Advising will share true stories and proven methods of improving willpower. Because seriously, you need to stop it with the kittens. Space is limited in these events. RSVP to request registration. You will receive a notification from Harpur Academic Advising when your spot has been reserved.

The Hunting Ground Screening

6-10 p.m. Thursday, November 9 in Lecture Hall 1

20:1 Prevention Programs along with Fraternity and Sorority Life will be screening the Hunting Ground. This is a documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately.

AFA On Campus Light The World

8-9 p.m. Monday, November 9 outside Bartle Library by the Fountain

Join the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus as they light the Library Tower teal to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Stop by their table outside Bartle Library by the Fountain, to enjoy some free hot chocolate or cider, as well as donuts and cookies!

MEDLIFE: BLOOD DRIVE + Food Drive

12-6 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 in the Old Union Hall

Come Donate blood and help save a life! It is a "Thanks for Giving" themed drive: this means please bring non-perishable food that will be donated to the local food pantry!

Employee Assistance Program Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, November 14 in UU-124

If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and would like to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this workshop will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average 25% to 40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, workplace documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool.

Motivation: the Master Manipulator

2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14 in UU-111

Ever make plans to study and then end up looking at pictures of kittens on the internet for 2 hours? Ever say to yourself, this weekend will be different...? Or, next semester I'll get all A's? Or, do I really need to do laundry or can I just turn my t-shirts inside out? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Based on the acclaimed Stanford University Course and the bestselling book by neuroscientist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D, professionals from Harpur Advising will share true stories and proven methods of improving willpower. Because seriously, you need to stop it with the kittens. Space is limited in these events. RSVP to request registration. You will receive a notification from Harpur Academic Advising when your spot has been reserved.

Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program

12-1 p.m. Tuesday, November 28 in the Decker Health Services Conference Room 

The American Cancer Society Fresh Start program is a 4-week Cessation program facilitated by the EAP staff and other providers on campus. Participants will learn that their efforts to cut down or eliminate tobacco products will have immediate and long-term health, social and financial impacts regardless of age. Participants will also be provided with information on free resources. Classes are held weekly for one hour. Those interested will earn a certificate of completion as well as a door prize.

 

October

Spinning Out of Control: Jen Tallman's Journey to Health and Self-Acceptance and Total Body Fitness Class

6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, October 5 in the C4 Multipurpose Room

Come hear Jen's story of transformation. Find how how she lost over 100lbs, overcame disordered eating and started living a healthy an balanced lifestyle. Following the talk Jen will lead a fun and energizing total body fitness class! For more information and to RSVP check out  b-engaged.

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, October 7 starting at the Alumni Center

This is a non-competitive run/walk; we'll have a clock if you wish to note your time, but official times will not be kept. Prizes will be awarded for the runner and group that shows the most Binghamton University spirit.

Alpha Phi Omega's Miles for Matias Walk

1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 8 starting at the Newing Quad

Miles for Matias is an annual walk hosted by the Theta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at Binghamton University in honor of a late brother, Tom Matias. In his honor, for the past 8 years they have done a walk to raise money and awareness for the Pediatric MS. Registration is $5 per person. 

World Mental Health Day $10 Off Chair Massages

12-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 10 in the Wellness Center, East Gym

Take a well deserved break to refocus and energize with a relaxing chair massage. Massage can help increase the 'feel-good' chemicals in your brain, as well as reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. Call (607) 777-3515 or email wellness@binghamton.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Training for Supervisors: Tobacco Free Policy

2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 in UU-122 & 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 in UU-124

Staff from the Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources will present to supervisors, faculty and staff information about the Tobacco Free Policy that was put into effect on August 1, 2017. Participants will learn effective communication strategies, how to address non-adherence to the policy, how to refer employees to campus-based resources for tobacco cessation classes, nicotine replacement therapy and other useful supports.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy

7–10 a.m. Tuesday, October 17 in Physical Facilities, Conference Room C

It is that time of year again to protect yourself from the flu by taking advantage of the EAP sponsored flu vaccination clinics that are being offered on campus during September, October and November. Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy

2:30–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 in Physical Facilities, Conference Room C

It is that time of year again to protect yourself from the flu by taking advantage of the EAP sponsored flu vaccination clinics that are being offered on campus during September, October and November. Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

Habitat for Humanity Shack-A-Thon

1-4 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at the Union Patio

Habitat for Humanity will be hosting its annual Shack-A-Thon! This event is a contest between different student organizations to build the best cardboard shack to raise awareness for inadequate housing. If you represent a student org and would like to participate, please email us at habitat@binghamtonsa.org!

Fall Foliage Hike

4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Nature Preserve

Meet other outdoorsy-types and enjoy a late afternoon hike. Trek to the hilltop meadow overlooking campus with time to catch your breath, relax and see the sun begin to go down. Clear your head and enjoy the Nature Preserve with us! Sign up for free in the Outdoor Pursuits office EG-10 by Thursday, October 19.

Assistance for Caregivers and Services Available from Broome County's Office for The Aging

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, October 25 in UUW-324

Are your parents no longer able to shop or prepare meals for themselves? Is your mom or dad becoming increasingly isolated and lonely? Does your relative need help in the home but refuses to accept it? These are some of the scenarios that the Office for Aging helps seniors and their families with every day. This presentation will provide an overview of the many services and programs that the Office for Aging provides the residence of Broome County. Judy Bobinsky is an Information and Caregiver Specialist for the Broome County Office for Aging. Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.

EAP Domestic Violence Awareness Event with RISE

12-1 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 in UUW-325

Relationships are an intricate part of our daily lives, and experiencing abuse in a relationship creates a ripple that often impacts all other areas of functioning. Rise, Broome County's Licensed Domestic Violence Agency, has been in existence since 1979, providing comprehensive services to address the issue of abuse in relationships. There wil be a one hour presentation by Carrie A. Hyde, LCSW and Carrie Norton and Nicole Sullivan From RISED on campus in the Student Union on October 26, 2017, in which Rise's staff will share with attendees some of the dynamics of controlling, abusive relationships and the services they provide. Included in the discussion will be information on recognizing red flags in relationships and ways to assist another person who might be experiencing abuse. Please join us for this important discussion as we spread Domestic Violence Awareness.If you are interested in attending, contact the EAP office at eap@binghamton.edu or 76655 to reserve your spot.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy

12–2 p.m. Monday, October 30 in the University Downtown Center, Room 220

It is that time of year again to protect yourself from the flu by taking advantage of the EAP sponsored flu vaccination clinics that are being offered on campus during September, October and November. Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2017

May | April | MarchFebruaryJanuary

May

Tips for Effective Relationships

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, May 1 in the O'Connor Great Room

Join Mel and Taylor to play games and learn about how to be in a healthy relationships with tips from the experts (our friends and family)!

LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at tlord@binghamton.edu.

Cuddle with the SeneCANINES

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in the Seneca 2/3 Lounge or outside Seneca Hall (weather permitting)

M-Hope and the Bark9 Therapy Dogs will be brought in in order to help student destress and relax while leading up to finals.

"Namaste" Healthy Mindfulness Meditation

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in the University Counseling Center

Join REACH (Real Education About College Health) and the Counseling Center on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm in Old Union Hall for a free mindfulness meditation event! Free lavender pouches and sleep kits will be given away!

Paint Away the Stress

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the Broome Great Room

Finals got you down? Need to De-stress? Come paint your stress away through Art therapy with Kathryn Niles! We will have Himalayan salt crystals and artificial tea lights to create a calming environment! Comfort food will also be provided! 


 

April

Knit Happens

7:30 - 9 p.m. Monday, April, 3 in O'Connor Hall 125

Join RA Shelby and KnitWits Club to destress and unravel! Free knitting and crocheting lessons will be given, and all materials will be provided! There will be free snacks as well!

EAP/Health and Wellness Studies Workshops

Two part series: Body Alignment, Body Control and Proper Footwear with Matthew Gowers

Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in UUW-324

This seminar will take employees through the healthy importance of proper body alignment, control, and footwear. In addition to how all components of the feet, hips, and shoulders interact with each other throughout the kinetic chain.

LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 18 and 25 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at tlord@binghamton.edu.

Fit University: Winning at Health

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in UU-Old Union Hall

Come join us, and hear the stories of our peers' health journeys. We are de-stigmatizing the issues surrounded by health. Our speakers are motivating and inspirational to share their personal details about their health. Hear how they improved their conditions in their situation. It is possible to heal, and there is hope. There will be free food and you will be able to connect to the speakers after the event ! Learn more about how you can take control of your health ! 

Basic Cooking with Chef Parez

5 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in Old Digman

Want to learn how to make a few easy and healthy breakfast meals with just the use of oats? Well then come join us in Old Digman on Wednesday April 5th at 5pm in the HAWC kitchen/classroom in which we will be discussing the importance of eating and creating a balanced breakfast! Learn how to cook oat based breakfast meals such as oatmeal pancakes, oat muffins, and much more! To sign up, please email Alexa Schmidt at aschmidt@budining.com by April 3. See you there!

Got Stressed? D-stress!

5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in the Refuse Great Room

Allow yourself to de-stress and get over your midterm frustrations. Come and mingle with our professional massagist from the East Gym this Wednesday from 5-7 P.M. She will be ALL YOURS for a FREE professional massage and you do NOT want to miss it !!! Come in stressed. Leave revitalized.

Earth Day Celebration

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the Peace Quad

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Old Dickinson Field

Do you want to help break the stigma around mental health?  Unfortunately, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst college students.  Join us at the 3rd annual Out of the Darkness campus walk for suicide prevention and awareness. Registration for the walk begins at 9am on the Old Dickinson Field and the opening ceremony begins at 10am.  There is no fee to walk but we do encourage donations; every little bit helps!  All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  If you cannot attend the walk but are still interested in contributing, you can sign up to be a "virtual walker" and raise money for the AFSP at this website.  If you have any questions about the walk please contact the walk chair, Marlena Santos at msanto17@binghamton.edu

Always remember, you are here for a reason!

Too Much, Too Soon... Motivation for Starting or Continuing a Fitness Routine

Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in UUW-324 presented by Matthew Gowers

This seminar will take employees through the importance of understanding their motivation triggers and how to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine to avoid burnout .

Free Screening of "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic"

6:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in UU-Old Union Hall

Free screening of "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic," a feature length in-depth documentary on the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the stories of struggle, tragedy and triumph surrounding this complicated and often misunderstood infection. Guest speaker Christine Baze, one of the five brave women from the film, will be present at the event!

You can watch the trailer here: Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic Trailer

This event is being sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Health Promotion & Prevention Services, the Broome County Health Department, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and is free and open to the public!

*FREE PRIZES AND CHANCES TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS*

Event schedule:

6:30 p.m.– Student organizations will table on a variety of health topics and resources.

7 p.m. – Christine Baze, a cervical cancer survivor whose story is featured in “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” will introduce the film. (pdf, 25.M)

8:30 p.m. – Q & A panel with medical professionals and Christine Baze

BJ's in PJ's 

7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Oneida 2/3 Lounge

BJ's in PJ's is an engaging and educational program that addresses many of the common misconceptions about the culture of sex in college. Representatives from Family Planning will be presenting information about STIs, birth control, alcohol & sex, health trivia, and playing fast-paced, interactive (and sometimes athletic) games for all residents to participate in. Some of these activities include drunk goggles races, dildo relays, and role playing (the PG version). 

Attire: Pajamas! You need to get comfortable to be comfortable talking about the down n' dirty. 

Perks: BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM FOR EVERYONE!  (See what we did there?)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Gluten-Free Diet or Low FODMAPs - What You Need to Know

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in UU-Old Union Hall hosted by Marlisa Brown

IBS can be debilitating and can stop you every step of the way. 70% of those suffering from IBS will respond favorably to a low FODMAP-restricted diet, many others to gluten-free. Learn what the research shows about gluten-related disorders, low FODMAPs, elimination diets, and meal planning.

FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by B.U. Dining Services. 

Plan Your Meals and See How Healthy Feels

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in Seneca 1st Floor Lounge hosted by Registered Dietician Julie Lee

Want to learn how to lose weight by EATING?

Want to know how to plan your meals and get those mac and cheese bites to not make you feel completely gross?

COME TO SENECA 1st FLOOR LOUNGE THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 6:30 PM!

Dietician Julie Lee is coming to teach us all how to eat right and be healthy!! FREE healthy snacks provided. 

Binghamton Transfer Student Association de-stress event

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in UU103

Come join the BTSA and take your mind off of all of your stresses. As the semester comes to an end we want to make sure students take the time to relax. Come color, paint, and relax with the BTSA for a night of de-stressing. 

Relay for Life

5 p.m. Thursday, April 27 to 5 a.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Events Center

Relay for Life is a 12-hour fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Our theme this year is Hollywood and we will have games, activities, entertainment, prizes and more! Join us in the fight against cancer from 5 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 5 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Events Center. Register for the event here.

Partners in Health Rave Run

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in front of the Lecture Halls

Participate in Partners in Health's Rave Run! $10 beforehand and $15 on the day of. All proceeds will go towards building a clinic in Neno, Malawi. Meet in front of Lecture Halls at 8pm and run will be around the brain.

Walk for Wishes

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in the S1 Parking Lot

Wishmakers on Campus along with Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu, and Alpha Phi Omega are hosting a 5k, Walk for Wishes benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Registration starts at 12:00pm, the registration fee is $15,  the run/walk starts at 1pm. To register in advanced click here.

 


 

March

Snacks and Relax with the Counseling Center

5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in UU-209

All international students at Binghamton University are cordially invited to Snacks & Relax with the Counseling Center !  This program will help students learn more about the services University Counseling Center (UCC) provides.

Did you know that your academic performance and mental health status are closely related? Did you know that understanding this relationship can assist you with meeting your academic goals?

Not all international students know that they are eligible for receiving mental health counseling from UCC on campus. Not all international students know what mental health counseling is and how it can help them or their friends.

Join us for some complimentary snacks and knowledge on how you and your friends can better utilize the UCC!  All are welcome!

Note that space is limited. To attend, register on B-Engaged. You can register by clicking the blue button on the right side of the B-Engaged Event webpage that says: RSVP to event.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Sangmoon Kim, staff psychologist at University Counseling Center, at sakim@binghamton.edu

LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at tlord@binghamton.edu.

AFA On Campus presents: Raise Your Voice for Care

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, March 31 in the UU-Mandela Room

The AFA On Campus is hosting its event, Raise Your Voice For Care, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the UU-Mandela Room, in conjunction with its parent organization, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, as a part of its college tour series. Raise Your Voice For Care Day will include five different sessions. In the first hour, Alzheimer's Disease and You, students will have the chance to learn about the disease and its prevalence. There will also be free food during this hour. The next hour will be a career panel open for local professionals in different fields to talk and answer questions from students and community members about their work and about opportunities for the future. In the third session, the AFA On Campus will hold a faculty mixer in which students can directly interact with members of Binghamton's faculty. Refreshments will be served during this hour. Afterward, there will be an hour of memory screenings. To conclude the event, the AFA On Campus will host n Alzheimer's themed trivia game with prizes and give-aways!

Open Mic and Dinner at the Food Co-op

7 - 9 p.m. Friday, March 31 in UU-B30

The Food Cooperative will be hosting an open mic on Friday, March 31st in our room, UUB30 starting at 7pm. Come by for good eats, good times, and good talent. If you would like to perform music, comedy, poetry or something unique, please contact us at foodcoop@binghamtonsa.org. We encourage everyone to attend and share in this community-building event! Menu to be announced via Facebook soon @ Roots Cafe at the Food Co-op. See you there! 


 

February

Cycle Yoga Fusion

Noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in EG-22

Join us for an introduction to the best of both worlds: 30 minutes of indoor cycling and 30 minutes of yoga stretching. You can do it; we can help! Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know. First timers welcome. Wear activewear and bring a water bottle. Mats will be provided.

Enjoy this class free through the University Center for Training and Development. To register, students should e-mail camprec@binghamton.edu. Faculty and staff must register through binghamton.edu/UCTD.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation Services (CRS).

Will You Accept This Rose?

7 - 10 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 6, in Rafuse Great Room

Will you accept this rose? In other words, will you keep dating the Bachelor/Bachelorette along with all the fellow contestants with a very high chance of leaving with a broken heart or an insecure and potentially unhealthy relationship? The Bachelor television franchise is notorious for its relationship failures and depicts a very unhealthy style of relationship-building. Occasionally there are instances of alright romance and mutual respect, but overall, the Bachelor/Bachelorette is entertaining, but no way to find an amazing, lifelong partner. Lets learn from this show and our REACH program about healthy dating and relationships! Learn what makes a good relationship, and what are some tell-tale signs of a bad one. How to stay safe? This fun, educational event will be followed immediately by a viewing session of the newest episode of this season's Bachelor!

Sponsored by Dickinson Community - Rafuse Hall.

Together: International Student Support Group 

3:30 - 5 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 7, in UU-121

Hello international students at Binghamton University! You are warmly invited to the Together: International Student Support Group.

Discussion facilitator is Sangmoon Kim, staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center.

You will meet fellow international students. The program aims to promote international students’ social interaction and sense of belonging as well as academic success. You can practice and enhance your English skills. The group will meet every Tuesday! Weekly attendance is not required, but recommended.

For questions about the Together group, email Sangmoon Kim at sakim@binghamton.edu.

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services.

Embrace documentary

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in UU-Old Union Hall

Embrace is a documentary that examines the global issue of body dissatisfaction. Director and body image activist Taryn Brumfitt takes the audience on her journey to encourage people to be more accepting of their bodies.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion with representatives from the University Counseling Center, Nutrition Services and the student body.
 
For more information about the event, contact Sarah Thompson. To learn more about Taryn Brumfitt and the Body Image Movement and to view the Embrace trailer, visit the web


Sponsored by the Eating Awareness Committee.


 

January

There's never been a better time to join Weight Watchers at Work...

Noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, in UUW-324

And now no excuses! The holidays are behind us and Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program delivers its most holistic and personal approach ever to shed those holiday pounds. Come to the informational meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, in UUW-324. Contact Kathi Jesse for more information.

New Year, New Me

1 - 2 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 28, in Mohawk (CIW)

Event designed to teach you about cool resources all around campus that will make your new year better, and easier. 

Sponsored by College in the Woods - Mohawk Hall.


 

FALL SEMESTER 2016

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December

Join Campus Recreation for De-stress December!

Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Friday, Dec. 16

No membership required

We get it. Between exams, papers and presentations, your stress level is at an all-time high this semester. De-stress December is the perfect time to check out our stress-relief resources that will leave you feeling happier, more energized and more focused. It’s time to channel your inner champion and take on finals! View a full list of Campus Rec activities here.

Brought to you for De-stress December, a collaboration among offices across campus. See a full listing of activities and programs on the Dean of Students website.


 

November

"Light the World" with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 outside the Library Tower by the fountain

Join the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, as we light the Library Tower teal to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Stop by to enjoy some free hot chocolate and learn about how to get involved with AFA On Campus! "Light the World" will start at our table outside the Library Tower (by the fountain)! 

Self Defense/Personal Safety

Noon - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in UUW-324

Mady Bay, deputy chief of police with the Binghamton University Police, will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations. She will also teach participants some basic physical self-defense skills. Both men and women are encouraged to attend. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu.

Breathing, posture and meditation

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Endicott Great Room

Special Guest: Sarah Thompson--Health and Wellness professor-science and application of exercise, nutrition--will be the expert on breathing and posture. Breathing: begin with how to properly breathe, belly breaths. Types of breathing:1. Relaxing- inhale for 3, hold for 4, exhale for 5 2. Energizing - inhale and exhale rapidly through nose3. Meditative - inhale for 1, exhale for 2, inhale for 3, exhale for 4-10 Origin of breath work discussed. Importance of breathing: stress, optimal bodily function, cognition, etc. Posture:-How to properly stand - plant feet on the floor, lift toes, weight in the arches of the feet, micro-bend the knees, engage the quads, tuck the tailbone, stabilize the core, roll shoulders back and down, palms facing towards the front wall, loosen the neck, reach through the crown of the head, elongate, place toes down if still lifted, feel grounded-Importance of posture: optimal organ functioning, confidence, muscle alignment, clear channel for breath and oxygen to flow, etc. Meditation- Power of the mind- We live in an external world- One type of meditation - clearing mind of thoughts- Purpose of meditation- to become an observer rather than emotional reactor to thoughts- Many types- do guided moon meditation- teach object focus, sitting up, laying down, and a few other types.

MHA Emotional Intelligence

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 in UUW 325

Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to recognize their own emotions and emotions in others, and effectively name and deal with them. People with higher emotional intelligence are often able to communicate better with other people and handle problems better in their own lives. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how to use it to improve your life and the lives of others, as well as what your emotional intelligence score is and how to improve it. This workshop fulfills the “Life Skills” category of the MHA certificate series.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge

Show your gratitude and your #BingPride by joining the Alumni Association in writing thank you notes to our veterans.

Stop by any time between 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge (Old O'Connor Hall 162) to grab a cookie and show your gratitude. The thank you notes will be given to our Office of Veteran Services to show our gratitude for those in our Binghamton University Community who have served our country. 

MHA Suicide prevention gatekeeper training

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in UUW 325

Gatekeepers are individuals who are in regular contact with students and as a result of that contact, are in a position to assist in identifying and referring students in crisis to the appropriate mental health resources. With proper training, college students can be prepared to notice warning signs and properly respond to and refer a peer in need. This training educates students to become the gatekeepers who help monitor and maintain a healthy campus environment. The workshop teaches the skills to help, and get help, to students who may be having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a crisis. This workshop fulfills the “Suicide Prevention and Awareness” category of the MHA certificate series.

Sponsored by: Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators

MHA Peer Referrals 101

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in UUW 325

Learn how to talk with peers who may be having a hard time and refer them to the appropriate resources on campus. You'll gain valuable interpersonal skills, as well as learn about some great resources on campus! This fulfills the category of "Interpersonal Skills" in the Mental Health Advocate certificate series.

MHA Mental health stigma

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in UUW 324

Learn how to reduce stigma about mental health on campus, how to create a welcoming environment for the entire campus and about the University Counseling Center! This program also fulfills the Mental Health Advocate Certificate series category "Stigma and UCC Basics."

7:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Peace Quad

We’re hosting a sleepout along with The Binghamton Rescue Mission. We will be gathering on the Hinman Quad beginning at 7 p.m. We'll be learning more about homelessness and simulating a night out in the cold without shelter. There will be fire for warmth and of course residents have the option to go inside at any time, although it is encouraged to stay for as long as one can. There will be a guest speaker from the Rescue Mission early in the evening and a documentary later on. The goal of this event is to not only provide participants with new insights concerning homelessness, but also to inspire more contribution at the Rescue Mission and other homelessness charities.

MHA Anxiety and college students

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in UUW 325

Anxiety is a common concern and emotion that all of us feel. But what happens when that anxiety is prolonged or is interfering with daily living? Come learn about common anxiety disorders, how they affect college students and some coping skills for anxiety. This workshop fulfills the MHA category of “Mental Health Awareness.”

MHA Stress management

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in UUW 325

Finding it difficult to manage all the many pieces of being a college student? Wish you had a better grasp on managing your stress? Having a hard time practicing healthy habits (getting enough sleep, eating well, etc.) because of stress? Come learn some tips and tricks on how to better manage your stress in this interactive session. This workshop fulfills the "Life Skills" category of the MHA certificate series.


 

October

Free tobacco cessation classes available on campus

6–7:15 a.m. and 10–11:15 a.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 20

Binghamton University’s Tobacco-Free Policy will go into effect August 1, 2017, banning the use of all tobacco products on campus property. To support faculty, staff and students who wish to quit their dependence on tobacco products, the UHS Stay Healthy Tobacco Cessation Program will offer a free, four-week program on campus once a week on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 20 and ending Nov 10.

Learn tips on how to cope with nicotine withdrawal and develop a plan to quit. Participants enrolled in the classes will be provided with a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coupon that they can redeem at a UHS pharmacy at no cost. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion at the final session.

There will be a choice of two class times:
• 6–7:15 a.m.
• 10–11:15 a.m.
All classes will take place in the Physical Facilities conference room. Register online through the University Center for Training and Development (UCTD) or call 607-777-6362.

You may also enroll in community classes at the UHS Stay Healthy site in the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, by registering at 607-763-5092.

Contact the Employee Assistance Program for further questions via e-mail.

Women’s Health Series with Decker School of Nursing faculty 

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19

Cognition Changes Related to Menopause: “Where did I leave my...?” will be the topic of this session from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in UUW-325. Participants will explore the issues facing women with regard to mental health as they age. This will include understanding symptoms related to cognition, anxiety, depression and grief, while also learning effective coping strategies to attain a sense of wellness and relief. Register for this seminar online and select the “register for workshops” link.

Culture at Chenango: Pride Month

11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

The Multicultural Resource Center, in conjunction with Binghamton University Dining Services, presents its second Culture and Food Series event for the semester, the Pride Month Edition, from 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Chenango Room. This event is cosponsored by the LGBTQ Center and Rainbow Pride Union. Stop by to learn about LGBTQ history while enjoying recipes submitted by students in the LGBTQ community. Sexual and gender diversity knows no borders. The menu includes a hot buffet with vegetarian, pork and chicken entrees, special soups, a salad bar and a drunken noodle station. Rainbow desserts and beverages are also on the menu.

For questions, contact Tanyah Barnes, MRC assistant director. 

Flu clinic for faculty/staff

7-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 

Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will co-sponsor a flu vaccination clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Physical Facilities Conference Room.

Register with EAP via e-mail. There are no co-pays, but you must bring your insurance card with you. Self-pay is $25 if there is no insurance or if Rite Aid is not a participating provider for your insurance plan. Call 607-777-6655 with questions.

Join Weight Watchers at meeting week 1

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12

The new Weight Watchers program helps you eat healthier, get active at your own pace and discover new ways to define success. It’s most personalized approach ever fits your life and is backed by real-time support. It focuses on you, not just a number on the scale. Week 1 starts at noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, in UU-120. For more info, contact Kathi Jesse.

Healthy Campus Summit

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Join the Healthy Campus Initiative in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall for this free summit to learn about the impact a healthier campus can have on Binghamton University, its academics and you, personally and professionally. Multiple sessions will cover topics on creating a culture of health, current health behaviors, research initiatives and employee wellness. 

Keynote by Megan Amaya, director of health promotion and wellness and assistant professor in practice at the College of Nursing at Ohio State University and the president-elect for the National Consortium for Building Health Academic Communities.

Last Updated: 2/2/18