Winter safety message from University Police
University Police reminds students to be safe when outside during the cold winter months. Dress for the weather, but make good decisions as well. For example, do not walk on the iced-over pond in the Nature Preserve. This has been a particularly mild winter so far, so though the temperatures have dropped, the ice on the pond is not thick and can be extremely dangerous. Winter outdoor activities can be fun, but use common sense and be safe.
Contact Katie Ellis
42nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference: Conference registration/submissions to the Undergrad Design Competition open
We are proud to host the 2016 NEBEC. This year's conference will focus on"New Biomedical Frontiers for the 21st Century." The overarching objective of the conference is to stimulate collaboration and promote biomedical engineering research and education programs in the Northeast. For more information: http://www.nebec.org/index.htm
Call for Papers: http://www.nebec.org/callforpapers.htm (deadline Monday, Feb. 22)
Undergrad Design Competition: http://www.nebec.org/designcompetition.htm (submission deadline Monday, Feb. 22)
Maintenance work on Events Center and ICD generator switches Feb. 9
A contractor will perform maintenance work on the emergency generator transfer switches at the Events Center and Institute for Child Development from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 9. To perform this work, the electrical load will be transferred from normal power to emergency power a few times. Emergency lights will flash when this occurs but main power to the buildings will not be affected. Contact Tom Seidel with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 607-777-4468.
Contact Tom Seidel
Join the TEDx team! Volunteer today!
TEDx is seeking active and dedicated students who will help raise awareness, promote and participate in the TEDx 2016 conference on and the weeks before our event (Sunday, March 20, in the AC-Osterhout Concert Theater).
All volunteers must fill out our application online at https://docs.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/forms/d/1Altzg2V7aj_0yXUvBsd66cPeP4HlYGBvjYz6lfSTmGs/viewform?usp=send_form
*The application is open until Wednesday, Feb. 10. Selected volunteers are required to attend a mandatory volunteers training from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in UU-108.
Call for submissions for mentor/mentee articles
Are you currently working with a faculty mentor on an undergraduate research project or creative activity?
If so, the Undergraduate Research Center would like to feature you and your mentor as part of our “Binghamton Researchers, Scholars and Artists Spotlight.” Your article could appear on our website and help other students learn more about research and creative activity taking place on campus and how to get involved!
Contact JC Wu at email@example.com by Friday, Feb. 12 if you would like to be considered.
Binghamton University Blog - Eight reasons why Binghamton is one of the healthiest colleges in the U.S.
If you're looking to stay fit in 2016, we've got you covered. Check out the latest BinghamtonU Blog to learn why Binghamton was named one of the Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.
Video: Challenge Course at Binghamton University
Binghamton University's Challenge Course provides groups with a unique bonding experience, enhancing community building through physical and mental challenges. Course staff and participants speak to the importance of teamwork and how the program prepares for future endeavors.
National Student Exchange program applications
National Student Exchange applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now available in the NSE office (CIW Library, Room 111). The initial deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted after Feb. 15, but some schools may no longer be available for exchange. NSE is an opportunity for Binghamton students to study at another participating university for a semester or a year.
Participating schools range across the USA, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your horizons and gain a new perspective on life.
Subscribe to research newsletter today
Discover-e features insights and innovations from Binghamton University on topics ranging from fossils to flexible electronics. The site, http://discovere.binghamton.edu, includes news, features, faculty and student spotlights and image and video galleries. It also enables readers to leave comments on stories, subscribe to updates via RSS feed or e-mail and share items through e-mail and social networks. The entire archive is available – and searchable. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, visit http://discovere.binghamton.edu/subscribe.
Submit your work to Alpenglow
Hey Undergrads! Don't you think the world deserves to know about your research, photography, poetry, choreography, fiction/nonfiction prose, graphic designs, or other scholarly/creative projects? Here's your chance to share your work and become a published author/artist! Put your skills on display by showcasing your art work, audio compositions, creative writing, research or videos! Submit to your work to Alpenglow!
The Undergraduate Research Center launched this online Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, Alpenglow, during Binghamton Research Days in April 2015. The journal accepts and publishes research and creative work across all disciplines of study available at Binghamton University. The deadline to submit the forms and manuscripts or audio/visual files for consideration for publication in the spring 2016 issue is Feb. 19, 2016.
Submit to Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
Hey, Undergrads! Don't you think the world deserves to know about your research, photography, poetry, choreography, fiction/nonfiction prose, graphic designs or other scholarly/creative projects?
Here's your chance to share your work and become a published author/artist!
Put your skills on display by showcasing your art work, audio compositions, creative writing, research or videos!
Submit to your work to Alpenglow!
Alpenglow accepts and publishes research and creative work across all disciplines of study available at Binghamton University. The deadline to submit the forms and manuscripts or audio/visual files for consideration for publication in the spring 2016 issue is Friday, Feb. 19.
To view the call for submissions and to submit your work, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/undergraduate-research-journal/.
Emerging Leaders Program Mentor applications available
Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate peer mentors (ELP Mentors) to work with new students through the 2016 Binghamton University Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).
The ELP is a fall semester experience available to first-semester freshmen and transfer students who are interested in learning about and practicing leadership, getting connected to the University and developing important skills for success in college and beyond. The ELP provides an opportunity for students to put leadership into action, as it focuses on learning about and practicing distinct characteristics of leadership through a theme-based knowledge community and service-learning project.
See the ELP website at www.binghamton.edu/emerging-leaders for more information about the program and the position.
• Serve as role models and primary contacts for new ELP students through their first semester
• Practice communication, facilitation and problem-solving skills in a variety of settings
• Work as part of a student/faculty/staff leadership team
• Build self-awareness and understanding of personal strengths and multi-faceted leadership skills
• Make an impact!
ELP Mentors will be enrolled in a two-credit hour practicum that includes a weekly 1.5- hour seminar class that meets from 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays through the fall semester. The expected time commitment for the ELP Mentor position is approximately six hours per week.
ELP Mentor applications are available online through B-Engaged at https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/form/start/92599.
Contact the ELP program director, Debora Clinton Callaghan, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or coordinator, Tyler Lenga, at email@example.com, with any questions. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.
Video: Then and now with Tony Kornheiser (PardonThe Interruption) '70
ESPN talk show host and alumnus Tony Kornheiser took a break from recording his
#BingPride PSA to reflect on his days spent as a student of Harpur College in this new retrospective video.
Get behind the wheel, with Zipcar!
Having a car on campus just got a whole lot easier!
Students at Binghamton University can now have wheels with no strings attached. Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing service, is now on campus. With Zipcar, members can reserve self-service, on-demand cars by the hour or day, 24/7. All 18 and older Binghamton students can become a member today for only $15.
Wondering how it works? There are four simple steps to Zipcar freedom. Join today at zipcar.com/binghamton. Once you’re a member, reserve a car online or on your phone for as little as an hour or as long as seven days. Scan into the car using your Zipcard. (The keys are already in the car.) Drive away. (Just make sure to return the car at the end of your reservation.)
With Zipcar parked right at on campus in Lot D between the parking garage and the Anderson Center, it’s easy to get downtown, do errands, or even road trip. And since Zipcar covers gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road without any of the extra costs.
Interested? Join today at zipcar.com/binghamton.
For more information on ID and/or documents needed for international students, refer to www.zipcar.com/apply/foreign-drivers.
Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund
The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. We encourage undergraduates to pursue scholarly and creative projects and to present their results at regional and national professional meetings or conferences. Support is available from the URC to help undergraduate students defray the costs of participating in a professional meeting or conference.
The spring 2016 application deadline is Tuesday, March 1.
For additional information and to access the application, go to
Apply to be a student speaker for Spring 2016 Harpur College Commencement; deadline March 14
Would you like the opportunity to share your experience at Binghamton University with all of your fellow Harpur College graduates, faculty, family and friends? Here’s your chance!
Apply to be a student speaker at the Spring 2016 Harpur College Commencement on May 22.
Student speakers will be selected for each ceremony based upon their major(s) and the ceremony in which they fall. If you have more than one major, indicate in your statement which ceremony you would prefer. One student will be selected for each of the three Harpur College ceremonies.
The breakdown by department for each of the ceremonies can be found on the Binghamton University Commencement website at http://www.binghamton.edu/commencement/harpur-ceremonies.html.
For application requirements and speech guidelines, go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/students/student-speaker.html.
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 13.
Questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Award for Research and Creative Work
The Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work is designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit.
Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300.
Spring 2016 application deadline: Friday, March 18.
For more information and to apply, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/undergraduate-research-center/get-involved/funding-your-research/research-award.html.
Earn $20 participating in vision research at Binghamton University
What is the purpose of the research?
We are recruiting healthy participants with intact vision to examine how experience and learning influences basic visual function.
Who can participate?
Men and women who:
• are over 18 years of age
• have 20/20 vision (includes corrected to 20/20 with glasses or contacts)
• have no history of significant mental illness
What will participants be asked to do?
Participants will typically:
• make a study visit to our laboratory lasting approximately 40 minutes to one hour to complete paper and pencil tasks and questionnaires
• complete computer-based tests examining visual perception and a computer learning experiment
Where is the study taking place? The Department of Psychology’s Clearview Hall on the Binghamton University campus
How much does it cost? There is no cost for participation.
Will I receive payment of some kind?
All volunteers will receive $20 cash for their participation.
Am I eligible to participate?
Contact us via e-mail email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 929-344-1790 to confirm your eligibility in the study.
Contact L. Jack Rhodes
McNair summer research applications
The McNair Scholars Summer Research Program is now accepting applications!
* eight-week paid summer research internship
* anyone who qualifies for the McNair Scholars Program can apply
* free seminars
* free conferences
If you are interested, visit the McNair Scholars website under Summer Research. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 1.
Health and nutrition study
Are you interested in diet and health? Would you be interested in contributing to scientific research on campus? Ever wonder if there is an optimal human diet? If you answered yes to any of these questions then help us do science by participating in our study!
E-mail Sud at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Contact Sudhindra Rao
Hey students! It's not too late to get your flu shot!
It's not too late to get your flu shot. It's free and easy to schedule. Call Decker Student Health Services Center at 607-777-2221 for an appointment or make it yourself online through the patient portal: https://myhealth.binghamton.edu/.
Notification regarding alcohol and other drug policies and resources.
Here at Binghamton University it is our goal to support the success of all students. This includes providing a safe space for our community members as well as helping those who may face challenges with substance use and abuse along the way. Therefore, in compliance with federal expectations and in an effort to clearly communicate Binghamton’s stance on drug and alcohol use, we are providing this notification to all students. We encourage you to take a moment to review the web page linked to this note where you will find specific information regarding the following topics:
• University substance policies
• University support programs and services
• State and federal drug laws
• Community resources
• Information regarding the health effects of various substances
If you have any questions, contact the office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Services at email@example.com.
High Hopes Helpline
Feeling stressed or worried? Want someone non-judgmental and objective to talk to? Call High Hopes Helpline! High Hopes Helpline is a student-run helpline for Binghamton University students.
High Hopes will be open daily from 8-11 p.m. as of Monday, Feb. 1. Give us a call; we'd love to talk to you! Our number is 607-777-4357.
Join the Peer Program, a great way to meet people!
Peer is a new program dedicated to creating a sense of community at Binghamton. Two selected peer leaders will lead a group of about 10-15 Binghamton students in an hour-long biweekly discussion. Groups will get to know each other as well as discuss social, academic or family issues. These communities will create a safe, confidential, open and supportive community for students.
Red Cross certification courses offered on campus next week
Campus Recreation is offering a Red Cross First Aid certification course from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 in Recreation Center, EG-18. Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies. Certifications are valid for 2 years. Cost for the class is $60, which includes a copy of the Adult Ready Reference Card and certification. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 5.
Campus Recreation is also offering a Red Cross Adult CPR/AED course Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. in Recreation Center, EG-18. Training combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and how to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator). Certifications are valid for 2 years. Cost for the class is $60, which includes a copy of Adult Ready Reference Card and certification. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 8.
For both classes, register at the Rec Center front desk. Class size is limited. Participants can download the Participants Manual on the Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org/. Click on “take a class” and choose the correct class name for corresponding materials.
Find a full listing of certifications offered by Campus Recreation on our website.
CCE Community Schools and Youth Associate Program
Volunteer with local youth and gain valuable marketing and communications experience at the same time! The Community Schools and Youth Associates provide direct service to the Promise Zone Community Schools Program and other youth engagement programs, additionally working to promote, recruit and advertise for these same programs. Associates will assist the Center for Civic Engagement in establishing a cohort of students committed to the program, and ultimately establishing an easier avenue to fulfill a variety of opportunities in local schools. Participating students will gain leadership experience and see the impact of their service on both the community and in their own personal and professional growth.
To learn more about the Associate Program and to apply, view the full position description online. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 12. Access to personal transportation is highly recommended.
Contact Lexie Avery or visit http://binghamton.edu/cce/youth_engagement/get_involved.html
6th NYS LGBTQ* Families Conference, March 18-20
The 2016 Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference will be held March 18-20, at the Holiday Inn-Downtown Binghamton.
Vince Sgambati, writer, retired teacher, gay dad, will present the keynote address on “LGBTQ Families in Transition.”
Adult workshops will be held on legal issues, schools, adoption and foster care, kids with special needs, transgender experience, aging, gay dads and talking to teens about sex.
Children and youth programs will be provided for those three years and older.
A teen panel will give youth with LGBTQ parents a chance to speak out.
Inter-generational activities, a family dance party and a resource/vendor fair will also be provided.
LGBTQ individuals and their children, along with other family members and allies are welcome to attend.
A Pre-Conference Professional Training Day, "Providing Welcoming and Affirming Care for Transgender People," will be offered on Friday, March 18, at the UDC.
These programs are sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program.
Register by Friday, Feb. 19. For more information, visit www.prideandjoyfamilies.org.
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