Panopto will require all Panopto for Windows and Mac users to be updated to version 5.6 or above by July 20, 2018. After this date, users will be unable to upload new recordings until clients have been updated. We recommend you start the process of updating now. Go online for more information and links to the updates.
With the increase of events revolving around active shooters and gun control/reform, watch this active shooter video and learn some tools, tips and tricks to utilize in the unforeseen event you find yourself in an active shooter situation. This very valuable information can save not only your life, but those of friends, family, neighbors and the people sitting next to you in class or at work. To schedule an active shooter training for your campus department or organization, contact University Police at 607-777-2393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is enhancing students’ experience by offering a central posting platform for student employment at Binghamton University. Over the summer months, information will be sent out regarding training for those seeking student hires that will include information on creating a hireBING by Handshake account, how to post a position and other questions that campus supervisors may have as they recruit.
For those interested in learning more now, download our guide. Email us with any questions.
The faculty annual reporting site is now available for reporting for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. The report is due in the Provost’s Office by June 15, 2018. To access the Binghamton University Faculty Reporting site, go to online.
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of January through March 2018. Learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, advancement, operations, student affairs, research and the director of athletics and chief diversity officer.
The grants module of the Preaward and Compliance System (PACS) will go live on July 1. The current COEUS system will be decommissioned June 30. All grant proposals with a sponsor deadline date of July 1 or after will be processed, submitted and reviewed via PACS Grants.
The Sponsored Programs office will offer training before and after July 1 via in-person sessions, Webex and printed work aids. Refer to the PACS Grants website at for updated information as we move closer to the July 1 go live.
Abracadabra: Magic in Special Collections highlights materials from around the world relating to magic, sorcery and trickery. Prepare to be amazed as you view materials held in the Libraries’ Special Collections, from an early 20th-century advertising board for Kaylo the Magician to Maurice Perchron’s Magie, rites et mystéres d’Asie to radio scripts for Chandu the Magician.
The exhibit is located in the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives Department in Bartle Library and will be on display until May 31.
The Theatre Department and Artist in Residence Andy Horowitz announce the 2018 Galumpha Gang Summer Camp in the Fine Arts Building. Kids ages 7-13 are welcome to be part of this summer camp, which will be held from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning July 9 and ending July 20. Tuition for the two-week camp is $400 per camper.
The camp will include collaborative choreography, dazzling acrobatics and teamwork. Campers do not need previous performing experience; the fun is in the learning! This children’s performance camp will be instructed by the Galumpha principal dancers as well as regional dance instructors and campers will perform their original collaboration at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Studio B/Gruber Theater. Questions may be directed to Andy Horowitz at email@example.com or 607-348-4044. More camp information can be found online.
Five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray and his band will land on the Osterhout Concert Theater stage for one night only at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Funky, fresh and full of life, yet another world-class talent on the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts' stages.
Inside reserved are $45, $35 and $25; lawn seating is $15. Contact the box office for complete lawn guidelines and policies.
Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing lifetime fitness sports out there. It is played much like traditional golf, except players use a flying disc with properties of a driver, iron or putter.
This summer, Campus Recreation will offer a fun and informative Disc Golf league led by an experienced player. Participants will enjoy a two-hour session each week consisting of fieldwork instruction and guided rounds of disc golf play.
5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
May 30–June 27
Register in person during building hours at the Recreation Center front desk. Disc Golf equipment can be purchased for a $35 fee, which includes three Binghamton embossed discs and travel bag.
It is never too late to be the best version of yourself. Summer fitness memberships are on sale now for an early bird rate of only $80.
Your fitness membership privileges include the use of cardiovascular training equipment (e.g. treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, virtual reality bikes, spin bikes, rowers); strength resistance and free weight equipment; the SYNRGY360 functional training area; the gymnasium and an indoor lap pool, as well as group exercise classes.
All memberships go into effect immediately upon purchase. Buy online or in person at the Rec Center front desk.
The Professional Staff Senate and United University Professions present "How to complete the Request for Promotion, Salary Increase or Temporary Salary Increase form" with Darryl M. Wood, labor relations specialist, United University Professions, from noon-1 p.m Tuesday, May 22, in UU-111.
Have you assumed temporary or permanent and significant increase in duties and responsibilities? How about an addition or change in duties or responsibilities that increases the scope or complexity of the your work?
You may be eligible for a promotion, reclassification and/or salary increase. This process can be initiated by you or your supervisor, and the next open window for this process is the month of June. Wood will discuss the required documentation and process for completing the Request for Promotion, Salary Increase or Temporary Salary Increase form.
Bring your current and past performance programs, laptop and questions.
Résumé ready for prime time? Interviewing skills helping you stand out from the crowd? Elevator speech working in your favor? Retirement planning jitters? Workplace challenge or two you’d like to resolve? Sign up now for a confidential career coaching consultation, in person or on the phone, with certified career coach John Wojcio.
Binghamton University continues to provide this career/professional development service for all its employees.
Don’t lose out because they’re not. Schedule a confidential coaching session with certified career coach John Wojcio today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.
A confidential coaching conversation with certified career coach John Wojcio may help. Schedule a session today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.
Yet you find yourself stressing about it as well? A confidential coaching conversation with certified career coach John Wojcio may help. Schedule a session today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.
Don’t lose out on your next job opportunity because it isn’t. Schedule a confidential coaching session with certified career coach John Wojcio today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.
TIAA is offering several live webinars this month to help you keep your retirement financial goals on track. Go online to review the various topics and register for the free sessions via TIAA.org/webinars.
Grading for the spring 2018 semester is now open. University policy requires grades to be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.
Timely grade submission reduces questions about missing grades, ensures timely processing of degree conferral, allows for accurate calculation of both academic standing and financial aid eligibility and helps ease student anxiety.
Be aware of the following grade submission deadlines and additional information:
• Submitted grades will be released to students via the BU Brain at 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, May 10, Monday, May 14, Thursday, May 17, Monday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 23.
• Online grading will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.
• Grades submitted after 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 (initial grades or grade changes) must be submitted on a paper Change of Grade Form. Paper forms are available in your academic department or Financial Aid and Student Records, AM-112.
• Change of Grade Forms must be submitted to Financial Aid and Student Records by faculty or a department staff member or sent by intra-campus mail.
• Instructions for grade submission are available online.
SUNY will once again award the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching to recognize part-time adjunct faculty. This award has a different timeline from the other chancellor’s awards; nominations are due in early October. Go online for details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process. The due dates for the 2018-2019 award will be similar to last year's award. They will be updated as soon as the Policy and Procedure packet is received from SUNY.
Ken Woods from Fidelity Investments will be on campus Thursday, May 24, in UU-123. Go online or call Fidelity's retirement service center at 800-642-7131 to book your confidential retirement planning appointment. This is a convenient opportunity to establish a new 403(b) voluntary savings account or check on the status of your existing account.
The on-campus bank branch and ATMs will transition from M&T Bank to Visions Federal Credit Union over the summer. M&T will end service and close the campus branch office at the end of business Monday, June 25. Visions Federal Credit Union will have two working ATMs on campus Tuesday, June 26. These ATMs will be located outside the University Union facing the Admissions Center and inside Bartle Library near Jazzman’s. The branch office located on the second floor of the University Union is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 5. Two additional ATMs, located outside of the Events Center doors facing the West Gym and next to the branch office in the University Union are also scheduled to be operating July 5.
More information including FAQs on the campus banking transition will continue to be posted throughout the summer on Dateline and the Auxiliary Services website. Questions regarding the transition process should be directed to Maria Roberts, associate director, Auxiliary Services.
After 33 years of dedication to Binghamton University, Linda Vonesch of the University Copy Center, is retiring. Join us at the University Copy Center from 10 a.m.-noon Friday May 25, her last day in the center, to celebrate.
The annual shutdown of the campus high temperature hot water system is scheduled to take place from Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25. The system provides heat and domestic hot water to 65 percent of campus buildings. It has an excellent reliability history and the annual shutdown takes place to perform preventive maintenance on the system so that it remains reliable. More information about the work that is done during the shutdown can be found online.
The following buildings and services will be affected during the shutdown. Periodic reminders of the shutdown will occur from now until May 25.
Academic Complex (A and B): no heat
Administration Building: no heat, no air conditioning (the air conditioning shutdown is due to a separate project to install some additional valves in the building's systems)
Anderson Center: no heat or hot water
East Gym: no heat
Engineering Building: no heat, no hot water
Events Center: no heat, no hot water
Fine Arts: no heat, no hot water
Garage: no heat, no hot water
Lecture Hall and Student Wing: no heat, no hot water
Library: no heat, no hot water
Physical Facilities: no heat, no hot water
Science 1: no heat, no hot water
Science 2: no heat, no hot water
Science 3 and Greenhouse: no heat, no cage washer
Science 4: no heat, no cage washer
Science 5: no cage washer
Science Library and classroom addition: no heat
Technology Hub (formerly Computer Center): no heat
West Gym: no heat, no hot water
Work on interior renovations in Old O'Connor rooms 164A to 164D will begin Monday, May 21. An existing wall will be demolished and a new wall with additional wing walls will be built to accommodate glass partitions and new furniture reconfigurations. The sprinkler system will also be modified as part of the project, which is expected to take two months to complete. Contact Martin Sweeney with any questions.
Stair treads in the Science Library at stair 5 will be replaced Wednesday, May 23, through Friday, May 25. Signage and caution tape will be placed at top of stair 5 and the exterior building entry directing traffic to another entry. Contact Mary Ann Fletcher with any questions.
OCCT will end service for the spring semester Thursday, May 17. A full list of final routes for Thursday will be posted on the OCCT website. The ITC shuttle will continue to run as usual from 8 a.m.-5:40 p.m. from Friday, May 18 to Friday, May 25. Summer service will begin Tuesday, May 29. The OCCT summer schedule is also posted on the OCCT website.
Summer is great for nature lovers! Come out on May 30, 2018 to enjoy and learn about the University’s Nature Preserve – the animals, history and management – from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. We will meet at the main entrance of the Nature Preserve at noon.
Call 607-777-5959 before leaving home/work for an automated message about weather-related changes. Retirees can pick up a parking pass and parking instructions by stopping at the Information Booth.
Mark Nardella from Valic will be on campus various dates during the spring 2018 semester. To reserve your confidential retirement planning appointment, go online or call Stephanie Day at 315-422-5088. Electronic reservations may require using code 0597BIN11AC.
Binghamton University Libraries and the Center for Learning and Teaching invite faculty and instructors to apply for grant funding to help support the conversion of their course textbooks and materials to free Open Educational Resources (OER). This grant supports the adoption of open textbooks and OER during the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants from all areas are encouraged.
The grant application is available online. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018, with recipients to be notified by June 1, 2018.
As we get closer to summer, the sun is out and it's time to protect your skin. Sunscreen is the first line of defense to make sure you are protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Getting burned can increase your risk of getting skin cancer.
In addition to sunscreen that can help you stay protected:
- Wear light-colored clothing and a hat to protect your head
- Find shade, bring an umbrella or find a shady tree
- If applying bug repellant, apply it first and then apply your sunscreen
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV radiation that can cause cataracts
- Use lip balm with SPF
For more safety information, visit Environmental Health and Safety on the web.
A reminder that during cooling season, state buildings are kept at 74 degrees and residential buildings range from 72 to 76 degrees. High humidity can make buildings feel warmer than the set temperature. This information is available on our website.
A number of major summer construction activities are planned for the summer months. Some projects do not yet have a timeline, but there will be paving, including of the main campus entrance and adjacent to the West Gym and Events Center. Information, including a staging map, are available on the Physical Facilities website. Additional information will be communicated as it becomes available.
As a result of Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable no longer exists as a separate entity. The University has been notified that, as of July 31, 2018, Binghamton University Telecommunications will no longer be able to provide the billing and service for your now-Spectrum-based internet account as it did under Time Warner Cable.
Customers are encouraged to evaluate internet options in their area. We have been advised that those who wish to continue to use Spectrum for their home internet service will be eligible to receive Spectrum's "new customer" introductory packages. During the week of May 21, a memo will be provided to current Telecommunications Spectrum subscribers that can be presented to the local Spectrum office to facilitate the process of establishing this service and billing directly with Spectrum. In addition, the University will host a Spectrum mobile office on the main campus during the summer to facilitate this transition. As details on this mobile office become available they will be shared with customers. Upon making the payment for your final month of internet service with Telecommunications the transition process will be complete.
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Campus Mail Services will begin to operate with summer hours beginning today, Thursday, May 17. The package pick-up window will operate from noon-2:50 p.m. The personal postage window will operate from noon-2:30 p.m.
Information Technology Services (ITS) will update the Office 365 login to use your University/PODS username and password, instead of a separate Microsoft account, Tuesday, May 22. If you use OneDrive, you will need to download your data to your local computer and upload it to OneDrive after the change. Data that is not downloaded will be accessible in OneDrive using a seperate login. For additional information and how to transfer your OneDrive data, go online or contact the ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or via email.
Work to re-pave Bartle Drive, including the main drive, traffic circle and branch east of the traffic circle began Monday, May 21. The contractor will be milling existing pavement. Incoming and outgoing traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction during milling. Granite curbs will be reset. Paving is expected to take place June 1-5. During paving, it is anticipated that Bartle Drive will be closed completely and other campus entrances/exists should be used. Work is expected to be complete by Tuesday, June 5.
The myCourses Users Group and the Center for Learning and Teaching are evaluating the current Learning Management System (LMS) landscape. Binghamton University has been using the Blackboard LMS since 2000. As needs and tools change over time, we must continually evaluate LMS applications to ensure they are still meeting our needs. Therefore, we are kicking off a review of Blackboard and other potential LMSs.
Instructors are asked to complete the online survey linked to identify LMS features most used by and essential to teaching at Binghamton. This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. We value your input to guide the review.
Alicia Brady from TIAA will be on campus various dates in June. Go online or call 800-732-8353 to reserve your confidential retirement planning appointment. This is a convenient opportunity to open a new 403(b) tax deferred retirement savings account or check on the status of your existing account.
The 2018 midterm elections will be a prominent topic of interest as students return to campus this fall. Contested races on the federal, state and local level will surely attract attention and generate questions about student voter access, rights and responsibilities.
The Center for Civic Engagement's staff and students are available to come speak to your class, organization or office about upcoming elections. We will provide registration and absentee ballot request forms, walk students through the process, collect forms and deliver them directly to the Board of Elections.
Reserve a speaker online for your class for the fall 2018 semester.
If you teach multiple courses, submit a separate form for each course.
Students, faculty and staff are also welcome to stop by the CCE in UU-137 during normal business hours for access to the same resources.
For more information or special requests, contact Ben DeAngelis.
The Binghamton University Leaders and Learners Toastmasters Club will meet from noon-1 p.m. tomorrow in UUW-B08, beneath The MarketPlace. This is the beginning of our every-other week summer schedule. All are welcome!
The monthly Employee Assistance Program newsletter has some great tips on gardening and stress management, the health risks of vaping, as well as mental wellness in the workplace. If you are interested in speaking with our office, contact us at 607-777-6655 or EAP@binghamton.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!
Do you enjoy eating fish and seafood but are intimidated to cook it at home? Come enjoy time with Chef Kara Perez from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in the Chenango Room, and learn how to cook and prepare seafood. There will be cooking demonstrations and some hands-on learning. We will enjoy what we cook at the end of the class, so come hungry! Participants are asked to bring $8 to cover the cost of the materials. If you would like to take part in this cooking class, go online and click the "register for workshops" link.
Come join our fun group and start losing weight before summer. It's great to connect with people who have the same goal. Meetings will go until August in the University Union and you can join at a pro-rated rate. Contact Kathi Jesse with questions.
Researchers at Binghamton University are studying how responses to positive and negative information may impact risk for suicide attempts. If you are 18 or older and attempted suicide in the past, you may be eligible to participate in this confidential study. As a compensation for your participation, you will receive $40, with up to $15 additional depending on your task performance. For more information, call 607-777-3304. Ask for the Binghamton University ERP Study.
We are interested in learning how infants’ attention may be related to their mothers’ moods. We are looking for moms and their 6 to 12-month-old infants for a one-time assessment at the university. Mothers will receive $40 and children will receive a stuffed animal.
For more information, call 607-777-2511 and ask for the Binghamton Infant Attention Study.
This study is being conducted by Professor Brandon Gibb in the Psychology Department. For information about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 607-777-3818.
The Purchasing Office will hold an informative Purchasing 101 information session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in UUW-324, to review the basics of item requisitions and item purchase orders in the SUNY system. Allowable purchases, dollar amount thresholds, required documentation, MWBE priorities and more will also be discussed. For more information regarding this training, call 607-777-2184.
Panopto is the new way to add video to your Blackboard course. In this class, participants will learn how to record, upload and manage videos on a hosted environment. This course is intended for staff that do not have Blackboard/myCourses access. Contact Aaron Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Panopto account. Join us at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in LN-G307. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu.
Learn how to create a presentation using PowerPoint 2016 in this session from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in LN-G307. We will build a basic presentation using text, images, themes, transitions, animations, rehearsing and more. This class is for beginners or someone who has never used PowerPoint before. Come and join the fun of building your own presentation!
To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu
A University Police officer will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations in this session from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in UUW-325. Participants will also learn 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.
Take a cruise around Google Drive in this class from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, in LN-G307. Learn how to create, share and organize documents, spreadsheets and presentations. With Google Drive, you can share and collaborate on documents in real time and access your documents from anywhere. Also learn how to upload and download documents to and from Google Drive. Come take a ride and see what this drive is all about. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) training provided by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is being re-offered via online learning starting Monday, June 11. This training is designed for students or industry professionals seeking to lead projects and expands upon the Green Belt training.This certificate program is open to all current Binghamton University students as well as alumni, non-Binghamton students and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies. It is designed for all those interested in understanding and applying Lean Six Sigma concepts to the workplace. Register by Monday, June 4 and save money!
Earn your lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. This lifeguard certification course is designed to ensure that you are properly trained and prepared in the event of a water emergency. The Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.
5:30–8 p.m. on weekdays, June 14–22
9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. on the weekend (June 16 and 17)
Rec Center, East Gym pool
Register online or by visiting the front desk of the Recreation Center. Visit Campus Recreation's website for more information about the course, including the pre-course swimming skills test.
In this workshop from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in LN-G307, we will navigate through basic features, create a survey using multiple question types, preview, distribute and close the survey, and generate a basic report. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu.
Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability.
The WSI course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.
5–8:30 p.m. weekdays, June 4–14
2–5:15 p.m. on the weekend (June 9 and 10)
Rec Center, East Gym pool
Register online or by visiting the front desk of the Recreation Center. Visit Campus Recreation's website for more information about the course, including the pre-course swimming skills test.
A University Police officer will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations in this session from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in UUW-325. Participants will also learn 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.
If you are interested in tuning up your skills or feel that you could benefit from exploring ways to communicate more assertively within your role, this series could be for you. Sessions will be held from noon-1 p.m. Mondays, June 4 and June 11, in UU-102, presented by Employee Assistance Program staff. There will be four modules per meeting session. Discussions will focus on short videos and guided skill notes that we will use to practice and discuss how this can be applied to your everyday communication.