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February 02, 2006  Volume 27, No. 17
Ross Fund seeks applicants for grants
Applications for the 2006 grant cycle of the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund are now available.

Ross, a Binghamton University faculty member, established a fund to support collaborative university-community projects that promote creative and innovative cooperation between the University and local nonprofit agencies.

Previously funded projects include a partnership between the Binghamton City School District and the University Nature Preserve, a mentoring program for adolescents, the restoration of a local bronze landmark, an interactive sculpture project, a curriculum on acceptance and respect for elementary school students and a fivelanguage orientation booklet for refugees.

Grant applications in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 are encouraged. In 2006, the fund will award $10,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in partnership with University units.

The application deadline is noon Friday, April 7.

For details or to request an application, contact grant administrator Cynthia Lupo at 777- 2011 or clupo@binghamton. edu.

For more information about the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund, visit http://rossfund. binghamton.edu.

Council/Foundation Award nominations requested
The Council/Foundation Award for service to the University is the combined award of the Binghamton University Council and the Binghamton University Foundation, presented annually to individuals from the University community.

Up to three awards are given, one each to a faculty or staff member and a student, who have served the University with outstanding dedication and who have provided exemplary service and/or leadership to the University.

Recipients receive a $1,000 check and a certificate during the fall Excellence Awards Dinner.

Nominations should include the following information: name of nominee, current status, resume and additional background information, a statement of why the nominee merits the award (up to one typed page), and a minimum of three letters of support.

For a nomination form, call the President’s Office at 777- 2131. All nominations will remain confidential and are due by March 20, 2006.

SEFA announces gift certificate winners
The SEFA Committee announces the following as winners of gift certificates sponsored by the Office of the President for the 2005 State Employees Federated Appeal:

Stephen Wright of the Library, Oak’s Inn; Gary Arnold of the Watson Dean’s Office, J. Michaels; Susan Strehle of the English Department, Russell’s Steak House; DC Sun of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Cortese’s Restaurant; JoAnn Navarro of Campus Community Services, Number 5; Fernando Guzman of the Math Department, Kampai Restaurant. Lorna Wells of the Watson Dean’s Office, Plantation House; Nancy Paul of the Career Development Center, Little Venice; Donald Brister of Library Administration, PS Restaurant; Robin Sassani of Computing Services, Lost Dog Cafe.

In addition, Johannes van Hoff, associate professor of physical education, won a 50 pack of Binghamton Mets tickets for the 2006 season in the general SEFA prize drawing for all state agencies.

Payroll Center adds hours
The Payroll Distribution Center (UU-105, Main Lobby) has added service hours for Student Assistant, Federal College Work Study and Research Foundation employees to claim their paychecks or direct deposit slips.

In addition to the regular hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday; and 9-11 a.m. on Research Foundation Payday for RF employees only, the Payroll Distribution Center will be open from 4:30-6 p.m. the following Tuesdays: Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18 and May 2, 16 and 30.

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