During Binghamton’s first Alumni Leaders Conference, some of the alumni stopped by to offer advice to college seniors about to graduate.
As warm weather arrives, thoughts turn to campfires and grilling on campus. If you are interested in having a campfire, you must receive a permit through Environmental Health and Safety. Grilling and BBQs do not require a permit, but must comply with specific safety rules. Contact EH&S at 777-2211 to request the fact sheet for more information.
Join Outdoor Pursuits from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, to take a trip down the Chenango River. After a safety orientation and an introduction to kayak fundamentals, we paddle 7.5 miles from Brisben to Greene along the meandering and peaceful river with our guides from Southern Tier Kayak Tours. Great blue herons and kingfishers are only a few of the bird species you can expect to see as you enjoy the tree-lined flat water of the Chenango. Swimming ability is a must. Sign up in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center, EG-10. The cost is $50 and includes transportation and tour ticket. For more information, call the Outdoor Pursuits office at 777-6414 or go online and click on BOP Activities and Trips.
Jim Rutenberg, a national political reporter for The New York Times, will discuss “Obama v. Romney: Game Unchanged – How Obama Overcame the Odds to Win Re-election” at 6:30 p.m. today, April 16, in LH-14. The talk is sponsored by the Student Association. Rutenberg is a reporter focused on campaign-related investigative and enterprise stories for the Times.
Save the date! The Binghamton University Athletics Department, in conjunction with Residence Life and Alpha Phi Omega, will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser and shavee event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, outside at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding childhood cancer research. Anyone interested in signing up to be a shavee, volunteer or who would like to make a donation, should go to http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/1248/2013. The baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer teams will all be competing at home that day and showing support for the cause. We hope to see you there!
Have You Been Offered an Unpaid Internship?
CONSIDER THE SODEXO INTERNSHIP FUND!
Through a generous donation from Sodexo, undergraduate students who have been offered an unpaid internship for summer 2013 may apply to receive up to $5,000 from the Sodexo Internship Fund.
Who is Eligible?
- Currently matriculated Binghamton undergraduates
- US citizens
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Current FAFSA on file at Binghamton’s Office of Financial Aid
- Internship must be completed before graduation
Submit to Sodexo Internship Fund, Career Development Center, LSG 500:
3. Letter or email from the organization offering an internship which includes:
- Description of the opportunity and intern expectations
- Number of hours per week and total number of weeks for the internship
- Location of the internship (city, state, country, if outside the US)
- Statement that the internship is unpaid
- Internship supervisor’s name and contact information
4. Personal statement
5. Two reference letters
Applications will be reviewed and decisions made on a rolling basis. Applications cannot be considered until all of the above items are received.
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Nominations for juniors are sought for the President’s Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence (note: only junior applications are being accepted at this time; the deadline for applications for seniors is past).
The student will have enriched the Binghamton University community through a record of accomplishment in such areas as scholarship, student life and community life, all of which reflect the University’s purposes and priorities. The deadline to nominate a junior is Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, go to http://www2.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/student-ex-award.html. Contact Janice McDonald at 777-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Each year, the Division of Student Affairs assists the Binghamton University Foundation in selecting students to receive several awards. Any member of the University community may nominate a student for these awards.
It is important to remember that graduating seniors include those who completed their studies in August or December 2012, as well as those graduating in May 2013. For nomination instructions, visit http://studentaffairs.binghamton.edu. All nominations and supporting statements must be time stamped before 5 p.m. March 1.
Join us as we break the Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spun at once at 6 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 10, in the UU-Mandela Room. Enjoy free Chanukah treats (Latkes, donuts and more) as well as a performance by the Crosbys. The event is free and open to the public. This Chanukah Bash will be culminating the month long Chanukah Toy Drive “Light up a Life”. Toys valued at thousands of dollars collected from students and staff will be donated to children with cancer through the N.Y.-based Chai Lifeline organization. Individuals still seeking to donate to the drive can bring new toys to the event for drop off or donate online at http://www.JewishBU.com/ToyDrive. The drive is spearheaded by Chabad, SAE and SDT. For more info about this event:http://www.facebook.com/events/305325229580257/.