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
The Department of Art & Design is honored to host the School of Visual Arts’ "Underground Images" poster exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb.12, in the Rosefsky Gallery. A gallery walk-through starting that night at 6 p.m. will be given by Beth Kleber, SVA's archivist and the college's foremost authority on its collection of subway posters.
New exhibit in the Chinese Cultural Experience Center
In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chinese Cultural Experience Center opens a new book exhibit titled, Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera.
Developing over the centuries from masks, and gradually forming its own symbolic meanings, facial makeup is one of the most distinctive features of the Peking Opera. Through an exhibit of books from the Libraries’ own collection, visitors are provided a closer look at the facial makeup used to portray different opera characters.
The new exhibit opens on the first day of the Year of the Monkey, which is Monday, Feb. 8, in the lobby of Bartle Library. The exhibit is available to faculty, staff and students will run through spring 2016.
The Libraries wishes all a very prosperous New Year!
Contact julie wang
Nature Preserve (maybe, snowshoe) hike
Will it snow this weekend? We're not sure, but it's still a great time of year to go for a hike! Join us noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 to discover how much fun you can add to winter by setting out on the trails. If it snows, we'll cover how to put on snowshoes and how to maneuver.
This hike is free and located right here on campus in the Nature Preserve. Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10 by Thursday, Feb. 11. The office is open 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the semester.
Visit our website for a full listing of spring activities.
Get muddy to make a difference in the Mud Gauntlet
Campus Recreation and Binghamton University will be taking part in the Southern Tier Aids Program (STAP) Mud Gauntlet Sunday, April 17 in Binghamton. If you like a little competition and a lot of fun, register through the Mud Gauntlet website at http://www.mudgauntlet.com/. Just choose the Binghamton team to be put in the special University heat. Everyone who registers before the end of February will receive a 15 percent discount off the posted rate. Transportation will be provided courtesy of Campus Activities.
To help you prepare, we've also developed an obstacle course training class 7:30-8:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 15 - April 13. Races test you in ways you can't predict, but this program will help prepare you for anything! Many obstacles require participants to have the upper-body strength to lift their own body weight, the coordination to climb over walls and the flexibility to low-crawl through tunnels or under barbed wire. In this eight-week comprehensive training program you will receive a five-day a week workout program, including two grueling live workouts run by our staff of certified personal trainers, plus an additional three workouts to be completed on your own. The live classes will help you embody the teamwork necessary to complete many obstacle races by incorporating many partner drills and exercises.
Visit our website for more information on the class and the Mud Gauntlet.
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.
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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.
Campus Mail President's Day services
Campus Mail Services will have reduced services on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 15. Campus mail delivery and pickup will be provided in the morning only. The ITC and Downtown Center mail runs will be serviced earlier than usual. The United States Postal Service will be closed so the CMS will be unable to provide outgoing business mail and retail window services. The personal postage retail window will be closed for postage sales and the package pickup window will be closing early at 2:50 p.m. Because the U.S. Postal Service is also closed the blue USPS mailboxes located on the south side of the University Union will not be serviced.
Contact Karen Fennie
Caribbean Student Association: Maurice Bishop Scholarship
Good afternoon general body members,
It's that time of the year again! Apply to be this year's Maurice Bishop Scholarship recipient and be eligible to win $1,100!
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with a minimum of 24 credit hours, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is involved in extracurricular activities that benefit the University community. First preference is given to a student of Caribbean descent. Current seniors or graduate student are ineligible to apply.
Applications are due Feb. 15. Questions, and requests for applications, can be emailed to email@example.com.
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.
Video: Freshman Research Immersion program
Video: The Freshmen Research Immersion (FRI) is a groundbreaking program that gives first-year STEM students the opportunity to combine their academic studies with the experience of conducting real research. Check out this new video at http://bit.ly/1T0jSQJ to learn more about the Image and Acoustic Signals stream or learn about other streams by watching this FRI Playlist at http://bit.ly/1X60GQC.
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.
Binghamton University Blog - 20 things you absolutely must do this semester
Welcome back, Binghamton students! If you're looking for fun and exciting things to do in spring 2016, this is your go-to guide. Check off your calendars and make your plans now – because you can only stay in your room and binge-watch TV shows for so long.
Tweets of the Week
Introducing Binghamton University's Tweets of the Week, a roundup of the very best BingTweets.
Video: Educational Opportunity Program
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Book Endowment Fund will help Binghamton University EOP students buy textbooks and other required course materials that have grown beyond their financial abilities. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA1qK2U9TOU
Binghamton University Blog - 11 ways to stay ahead in the beginning of the semester
By Matthew Carrigan. The beginning of any semester is the perfect time to start off on the right foot. Not sure what you can do? Here are some easy ways to be proactive now to position yourself for a smooth midterm and finals week.
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.
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/.
Cold weather safety tips
Students are reminded to take precautions as temperatures and wind chills are expected to drop well below freezing this weekend. Dress in layers and stay dry; wear hats, mittens and scarves; avoid ice; watch for signs of hypothermia or frostbite; and stay inside to stay warm!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Influenza has arrived! Get vaccinated!
The Decker Student Health Services Center has confirmed three student cases of Influenza, including one student who has been hospitalized with complications.
Students, faculty and staff who have not received an Influenza vaccination this fall are strongly advised to be vaccinated. The health service has vaccine available for students. They can schedule an appointment online at https://myhealth.binghamton.edu/ or call 607-777-2221 for a nurse appointment. Area pharmacies can administer the vaccine to faculty and staff. Those with diabetes, asthma and obesity are at high risk for complications and Influenza vaccination is most important for this high-risk group.
Antiviral medications are also recommended as treatment in this high-risk group if they become ill, but may only be effective if started within 48 hours of symptoms.
Tips to remain healthy include covering your coughs, washing hands frequently with an alcohol-based cleanser or soap and water, and limiting how often you touch your face.
Faculty are asked to encourage their students not to attend class if they have a fever and cough. Students should rest in bed until fever is absent at least 24 hours, push fluids and use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to control fever and symptoms. Aspirin is best avoided.
For more information on this year’s Influenza season, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2015-2016.htm.
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.
Sign up for Peer!
A great way to meet new people! Peer is a program dedicated to creating a sense of community at Binghamton. Two Peer leaders lead groups of 10-15 students in a biweekly, hour-long discussion. Students can discuss whatever academic or social issues they are facing.
Binghamton University Night with the B-Sens
Binghamton University students, staff and alumni - join us at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, as your Binghamton Senators take on the St. John's Icecaps for Binghamton University Night. Tickets start at a special rate of just $12.
-Wear green or Binghamton University apparel for a chance at special prizes/fan giveaways.
-Special Puck Drop by University President Harvey Stenger!
-National Anthem performed by Binghamton University Glee Club.
-God Bless America performed by Binghamton University "No Strings Attached"
For questions contact the B-Sens ticket office directly at 607-722-SENS. All seats are subject to availability. Ticket prices increase $2 on the day of the game! ($14)
6th NYS LGBTQ Families Conference, Binghamton, NY, March 18-20
The 2016 Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference will bring together diverse families and individuals for a weekend of relaxing, learning and sharing. The three-day event will be held March 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Downtown Binghamton.
Vince Sgambati, Syracuse-based writer, retired teacher and 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, LGBT mental health, gay dads, talking to teens about sex and navigating change. Childcare and Camp Highlight programs will be provided for children 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.
A Pre-Conference Professional Training Day, "Providing Welcoming and Affirming Care for Transgender People," will be offered Friday, March 18.
These programs are cosponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project; Binghamton University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Camp Highlight;Family Equality Council; Gay Parent Magazine; and others.
The weekend conference is intended to meet the needs of families with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer adult members. Families with and without children are welcome. Allies and single LGBTQ adults are welcome. Extended family members are also welcome --grandparents, aunts and uncles will all have a wonderful time!
Register by Friday, Feb. 19. Ample scholarship funds available. For more information, go to www.prideandjoyfamilies.org or Facebook at LGBTFamCon.
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