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TOP STORIES - April 2009


Downtown shooting impacts University community
From police work to counseling to memorials, the University community offered response and support in the wake of the April 3 shootings at the American Civic Association in Binghamton.


Keep career center files current
Alumni who have a credentials file are advised that the Career Development Center (CDC) holds files for up to 10 years from date of last use. Files which have not been used since May 1999 will be destroyed unless a written request to retain them is received by May 29.


First Queens Theatre event planned
The Binghamton University Alumni Association will host its first-ever event at Queens Theatre in the Park on Saturday, May 9.  Admission to this event will be $45; that includes a pre-theater reception and a ticket to see the revival of the comedy The Philadelphia Story.  All alumni are invited to attend.  


Let us know that you'll be attending Homecoming
At long last, spring has arrived in Binghamton.  However, we're looking ahead to fall - in particular, Homecoming.  Make plans now to join us on campus Oct. 2-4.


Remembering life at the Colonial Inn
Jay Matuk '81 says, "I have many wonderful memories of life in The Colonial Inn. When I entered as a sophomore in 1978, the Inn was advertising 'Rooms for $8.95 and up' on their marquee. When my parents dropped me off, I could see they had major reservations about my living in a motel."


Advocacy call to action
We continue our Think Binghamton advocacy efforts on two fronts as the legislation phase of the budget process begins.


Tax-free gifts from IRAs re-authorized
Congress has re-authorized legislation that allows donors to make charitable gifts from their IRA accounts during tax year 2009 without incurring income tax on the withdrawal.



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Last Updated: 11/12/13