September 15, 2005 Volume 27, No. 4
Gary Lehmann memorial service planned Sept. 15
There will be a memorial service for Gary Lehmann, associate professor of mechanial engineer-ing, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Casadesus Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. The Depart-ment of Mechanical Engineering invites all to join them in remem-bering Gary, who was killed in a tragic car accident on June 23. Lehmann joined the University in 1985 and was instrumental in shaping the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
There are many ways to help Hurricane Katrina refugees
Binghamton University contin-ues to accept students displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Forty-nine have now been enrolled and calls continue to come in.
President Lois B. DeFleur encourages campus groups to support national relief efforts by agencies such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster or other chari-table organizations.
In addition, anyone wishing to provide assistance to those accepted as visiting students this semester can make a donation to the Binghamton University Foundation emergency fund, (checks made payable to the BU Crisis Support Fund #10647) at the business windows on the second floor of the Couper Administration Building during regular business hours, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by mail to the Binghamton University Foundation, P.O. Box 6005, Binghamton, N.Y. 13902-6005. Cash, checks and credit card gifts will be accepted.
In addition, students affected by the disaster may apply for an emergency loan. The criteria will be expanded to allow for a maxi-mum $500 non-collateralized loan and a repayment term of 10 weeks. Students may apply at the Binghamton University Foundation business window.
University notifies students of security issue
Binghamton University has notified 414 of its students that a file of new students who used the University’s on-line Job Locator Service Student Employment Profile Form between July 5 and Aug. 13, 2005, containing names, Social Security numbers and other non-confidential infor-mation was inadvertently placed on a small server at the University to which the public may have had access. The federal College Work Study program requires the use of Social Security num-bers for student identification purposes.
Upon learning of the situation, the University took immediate action to remove the file and notify the affected students directly.
This was an isolated incident. The security of the University’s systems was not violated because the server containing the file was not part of the campus-controlled system. The mainframe campus-controlled systems are secure. Nonetheless, officials are con-ducting a thorough security review to make sure that no other sensitive information is accessible to the public.
Binghamton University under-stands the importance of main-taining the privacy of sensitive data and continues working to ensure that all policies and tech-nical security measures protect the integrity and confidentiality of records.
Presentation to highlight Melocchi vocal technique
A presentation highlighting some of the world’s finest record-ings of voices trained under the Melocchi method will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in FA-170 on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Titled “From Lion to Mouse; the Melocchi Method,” the presen-tation will feature recordings from the University’s Frances R. Conole Archives, which is devoted to the preservation of 20th century vocal art recorded over the last 90 years.
Tom MacDonald from the Binghamton Bel Canto Society will lead the discussion. For more information, contact MacDonald at 724-8250.
Provost to hold symposia
Provost Mary Ann Swain calls for proposals for the Provost’s Inter/Multidisciplinary Symposia 2006. The objective is to promote discourse among departments and schools and to increase the visibility of research, scholarship and creative endeavors across campus and externally.
The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 1. For details, visit http://provost.bing-hamton.edu/Symposia_2006_Call_for_Proposals.doc.
Wellness classes planned
Campus Recreational Services’ fall specialty wellness class schedule includes Hatha Yoga, Angilates, Circuit Training, Aqua Aerobics, Chair Massages, swim lessons for children and adults, Water Babies and a variety of Red Cross certification courses.
For a full class description, including dates, times and fees, visit http://campusrecreation.binghamton.edu and click on Wellness Services. Participants may register for classes in person in the East Gym at the Mem-bership Services Office. For more information, call 777-3072 or 777-3125.
Ludacris tickets available
Ludacris will perform at the Events Center on Friday, Sept. 23. General admission tickets cost $22 for Binghamton University undergraduate students (one per valid ID) and $32 for all others. Tickets are available at http://sa.binghamton.edu.
Relay team seeks members
CSEA Local 648 seeks mem-bers and friends to walk with its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team. This year’s event takes place Sunday, Oct. 2, and steps off from Recreation Park in Binghamton. Contact Ginny Howell at 777-4824 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.