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December 02, 2004  Volume 26, No. 12
University benefits fair today
The University-wide Benefits Fair, co-sponsored by UUP, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, in UU-Mini Mall.

Door prizes will be provided by participating vendors. Representatives from health insurance, retirement investment, flex spending, health care spending and other state agencies as well as campus offices and local community businesses will be available to provide information about their products and answer your questions.

The deadline for changing health insurance providers is Dec. 17. Co-pays and rates have changed. This is the opportunity to consult with the insurance providers. Contact Kathy Zentz, UUP Office, at 777-4382 or uup@binghamton.edu.

Social work program to host January information sessions
Binghamton University’s Master of Social Work program will hold information sessions for prospective graduate students from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 5, and Jan. 25, in AB-229.

Students interested in pursuing master’s degrees in social work are encouraged to attend. The information session will offer details about the program, admissions and financial aid.

Prospective students will learn about opportunities for full-time or part-time study, and transfer of credit requirements. The session will also offer information on the program’s student placement policy. The program is accepting applications for Spring 2005 enrollment.

For more information, call 607-777-5999 or visit

Deadline approaches for credential file letters
Those asked to prepare a letter of recommendation for a student with a Jan. 1 or Jan. 15 application deadline are asked to hand deliver the letters to CDC South between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15.

There is an early deadline for students who face early January deadlines due to the holiday break. Students wishing to have credential file materials mailed by Dec. 24 must submit requests to CDC by 4 p.m., Dec. 15 and all letters must have arrived in CDC when their request is submitted. Questions should be directed to Terri Kilcy, credentials coordinator, at 777-2400.

Award open to medieval and Renaissance studies students
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies encourages faculty to announce the third annual Bernardo Travel Award to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies curriculum.

Normally, two awards of up to $250 each (one for a graduate student and one for an undergraduate student) are granted each year for travel for educational and/or research purposes related to the study of medieval and Renaissance architecture and society.

The travel should be completed, and a short report submitted, by Sept. 1. Applications should include a statement of proposed activity in Italy, relevant previous coursework (or even non-academic experience), dissertation proposal abstract if applicable and name of a faculty sponsor.

Application forms available from Ann DiStefano, CEMERS, LN-1129. Deadline for applications Dec. 3.

Percussion ensemble to offer fascinating rhythms at concert
Catch some fascinating rhythm at the Binghamton University Percussion Ensemble concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The concert, sponsored by the Department of Music, features the seven-member student ensemble, whose members play both tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

The ensemble is conducted by Daniel Fabricius, percussion instructor at BU since 1992 and Director of Bands at Owego Free Academy.

The concert highlights works by Thomas A. Brown, Mozart, Jose Serebrier, David Mancini, Aram Khachaturian and ensemble member Matthew Chedister. Other ensemble members include Matthew Cosnett, Matthew Green, Spencer Lo, Richard Postelnik, Pete Tringali and Mark Turley.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about upcoming events, visit

Students Highlighted in Recital
Flutists from the studio of Georgetta Maiolo, a faculty member at Binghamton University, will present a studio recital at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, in FA-111. The free concert is sponsored by the Department of Music. Featured works are by Arthur Honegger, Gaubert, Mozart, Handel, Bartok, Hindemith, Varese and Copland.

University Wind Ensemble takes show on the road for the holidays
Shop ‘til you drop and enjoy seasonal music when the Binghamton University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Perry and Stephen Boel, presents “Ho Ho Holidays!” at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Oakdale Mall, Johnson City. Look for them near J.C. Penneys.

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