February 17, 2005 Volume 26, No. 18
Free business startup training program in March
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a free small business start-up training program from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day for three consecutive Wednesdays — March 2, 9 and 16, in its classroom at 224 Water Street in downtown Binghamton.
Participants will learn the tricks of the trade from professionals on how to assess, plan and start-up a business. The class will cover how to predict business success, how to finance and market products and services and how to comply with govern-ment regulations.
Class size is limited for this free program. For more information and to enroll, contact Ginny Thompson at the SBDC at 777-4323.
Foundation Award Nominations Due March 1
Nominations for a series of Foundation Awards are due to Sara Ballard in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs by Tuesday, March 1.
The following awards are available to graduating seniors: the Rishel-Searles Memorial Award; the Award for Outstanding Performance in Extra-Curricular Areas (outside athletics); the 1986 Senior Class Award;
the Nell Jackson Award; the Mary Richardson Award; the Henrietta L. Pitler Award for Scholarship and Leadership; the Kent and Barbara Turner Award for Volunteer Service; and the David L. Anderson Award for Student Excellence.
Nominations should include a typed statement citing specific accomplishments and activities, a resume and completed nomination form.
Forms and additional information are available on the Web
Meditation program held at University Museum
Meditation, which will include stretching and gentle yoga, every Thursday for the semester from noon-1 p.m. in FA-Museum. Beginners are welcome at the program that will help partici-pants reduce stress and regain balance. The free program is sponsored by the Counseling Center and no registration
Recital to feature music faculty
Baritone Timothy LeFebvre and pianist Duane Skrabalak will collaborate in a voice recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The pair is presenting its first recital together after appearing numerous times on the operatic stage with Tri-Cities Opera. The repertoire will include favorites of the art song literature by Handel, Strauss, Hahn, Ravel and Quilter. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for faculty/staff and seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling (607) 777-ARTS, online or at the door. For more information, call the Music Department at 777-2592 or visit
Wind Ensemble presents cinematic signatures
The Binghamton University Wind Ensemble presents its third annual “Cinematic Signatures” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The free concert will feature the scores of classic movie musicals of the past half-century, introduced by remarks and video film clips from each production. The program includes music from many of America’s greatest Broadway composers, including George Gershwin’s, An American in Paris; Frank Loesser’s, Guys and Dolls; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, South Pacific; Lerner and Loewe’s, My Fair Lady; Meredith Willson’s, The Music Man; Harnick and Bock’s, Fiddler on the Roof; Claude-Michel Schönberg’s, Les Miserables; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera. Timothy Perry and Stephen Boel direct the performance, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music Department at 777-2592 or visit