20 Things That Wouldn’t Exist At Binghamton Without Your Support

Posted by Shavonna Q. Hinton on March 17, 2015

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes the support of thousands to run a campus. Thanks to the continued dedication of alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members and friends of the University, Binghamton can continue to flourish. Tag Day is a campus-wide event held each year to celebrate those donors and their contributions. Here are just some of the things that wouldn't exist at Binghamton without donor support.

1. Group study rooms

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Six brand new study rooms just opened in the Science Library thanks to donors to the Binghamton Fund for the University Libraries. Because sometimes you need to get away from your noisy roommates and hit the books.

2. The Graphic Design Lab

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MS Paint just doesn't cut it. Stocked with 20 Apple iMac computers and updated design software, students at the Graphic Design Lab can design away thanks to donors of the Binghamton Fund for Harpur College.

3. The Decker School of Nursing Roger L. and Mary F. Kresge Center for Nursing Research

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The field of nursing is changing rapidly every day. Nursing students can study with state-of-the-art technologies thanks to a generous gift from the Roger L. Kresge Foundation in memory of Roger L. and Mary F. Kresge.

4. The Lyceum

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Who says learning stops at college? Various alumni, campus and community members help to support the Lyceum, a lifetime-learning association for adult learners over 50 years of age.

5. Seymour Kunis Media Core

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The future is now, folks. Watson Engineering students can use the latest engineering technologies thanks to Gary Kunis ’73. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD ‘91, pictured here, discusses some of the recent advances in the world of virtual reality-based exposure therapy to a group of Watson professors and students. 

6. Campus Structures

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No, that's not a jungle gym. "The Object," designed and built by alumnus Don Walford ’67, receives ongoing support from alumni, student, parent, faculty/staff and community donors. 

7. Campus plants

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Gifts to the Binghamton Fund for Campus Enhancement also go towards beautifying the campus. Stop and admire the scenery sometime.

8. The Zurack Trading Room

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Business can't wait. Located in the School of Management, this trading space is made possible by generous support from Mark A. Zurack '78, LHD '03, and Kathy Ferguson. 

9. The Philanthropy Incubator

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Giving is good! The incubator helps bridge the classroom and the community by engaging students with philanthropic and non-profit organizations. A collective effort of support comes from The Learning by Giving Foundation, students and alumni. 

10. Campus bike racks

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No need to tie your bike to a tree here. You can park your two-wheeler close to class thanks to donors to the Binghamton Fund for Campus Enhancement.

11. The Student-Athlete Success Center

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Binghamton student-athletes are excellent on and off the court. Thanks to the Binghamton Fund for Athletics, Division 1 student-athletes can get the academic and professional development support they need.

12. Osterhout Theater

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Just one of the many theaters and concert halls in the Anderson Center, this one is supported by a generous gift from Ray and Wanda Osterhout. Don't they deserve a round of applause?

13. Artwork in the museums

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Because bare walls just aren't that inspiring. Gifts to the University Art Museum are made possible by various alumni, students, faculty/staff and community members.

14. The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

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Judith Garczynski Fleishman ’90 and Steven I. Fleishman ’91 took their passion for professional development and brought the Fleishman Center to life. Thank them later for landing that cushy new job.

15. The Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room

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Art is made to be studied. Thanks to various donors, students can study or observe prints, photographs or art pieces in this space.

16. Bus lounge furnishings

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Waiting for a bus in the snow just isn't that fun. You can avoid the harsh Binghamton winters and wait for your ride inside, all thanks to student donors. 

17. The Memorial Courtyard

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Ahh, tranquility. The Memorial Courtyard was designed to provide visitors with a peaceful place to remember, honor and celebrate the alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Binghamton University.

18. Campus benches

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People-watching is fun. Thanks to donors and past graduating classes, you can always find a bench around campus to do just that. Or play with your phone.

19. John Arthur Cafe

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Caffeine much? Various donors help keep the John Arthur Café up and running, and serving you fresh coffee all day long.

20. The Bearcat Statue

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You can snap photos with everyone's favorite mascot thanks to donors to Athletics. Check out those fangs!

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