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April 27, 2006  Volume 27, No. 27
Kelley-Wallace named registrar
Provost Mary Ann Swain has announced the appointment of Terry Kelley-Wallace to the position of University registrar.

Kelley-Wallace joined the University as assistant to the chairman of the Department of Physics in 1987 and has served in several positions for the University since that time, including as acting registrar for the last year.

Former registrar Jennifer Schorr will continue in her role as special assistant to the provost.

Kelley-Wallace said her goal is to ensure that the 12-person office is welcoming and truly a place where students can go to resolve problems. “I think the most important thing is that we’re accessible and customer service-oriented,” she said.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University and is now a student in the Master’s of Public Administration program.

Kelley-Wallace, who grew up in Port Crane, lives in Chenango Bridge with her husband. They have two grown children.

Sonnenfeld focuses on outreach
Gerald Sonnenfeld, vice president for research, updated members of the Binghamton University Council on the University’s organized research centers at its April meeting. Focusing on the Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (CSMTE) and the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), Sonnenfeld said the centers allow “faculty across disciplines to work together and do research, service and outreach to the community as they enhance the environment for students.”

The CSMTE and PAF are two examples of the University’s 28 centers that enhance outreach efforts in the region, Sonnenfeld said.

“We’re already taking a lead and are ahead of the pack” in dealing with the need to improve science and math education in the state as the CSMTE develops new training techniques for teachers, trains certified and pre-certified teachers and exposes them to new instructional technologies.

Sonnenfeld said PAF works to help agencies meet the regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Registration Act and is the “best in the state and country” for this work.

In other activities, the Council approved changes to the Rules of Student Conduct for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Proposals for symposia due in September
Provost Mary Ann Swain calls for proposals for the Provost’s Inter/Multidisciplinary Symposia 2007. The objective is to promote discourse among departments and schools and to increase visibility of research, scholarship and creative endeavors across campus and externally.

The application deadline is Sept. 29. For details visit http://provost.binghamton.edu/documents/symposia_proposals_2007.doc.

If you have any questions, contact Kelly Wemette at 777- 4801 or kwemett@binghamton.edu.

Summer program will stage Wonderful Town
The Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop at Binghamton University will present Wonderful Town.

Auditions for 12- to 18-yearold students will be held from 4-10 p.m. Friday, May 12, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, on campus. Auditions are for casting purposes only; it is anticipated that most applicants will be accepted.

Prospective students must register by May 5 to be eligible to audition for the workshop, which will be held from July 24- Aug. 13.

The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Music and Continuing Education and Outreach. The cost of the program, which offers a choice of morning or evening sessions, is $395. A deposit of $100 is required for registration. For more information or to register, call 777-6857 or visit http://continguinged.binghamton.edu.

Exemplary Student Award applications available
Students are invited to apply for the 2006 Homecoming Exemplary Student Award.

The winner receives a fulltuition scholarship for one semester, while the second-place finalist receives a $500 book store scholarship and the thirdplace finalist wins a $250 book store scholarship.

Applications, which are due May 5, are available at Student Information Desks, at http://homecoming.binghamton.edu/esa/index.htm or in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in AD-217.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08