January 26, 2006 Volume 27, No. 16
University experts list now updated and online
The Office of Communications and Marketing has updated the Binghamton University experts list. This listing includes faculty and staff who are available for speaking engagements and/or as sources for media requests.
To access the page or to view your listing, go to www.binghamton.edu/calendar/expertslist/index.cgi. To bring up your expertise information, simply enter your name in the search bar and click “search.” If you would like to make any changes to your listing or would like to be added to the page, click on “submit info” and fill in the blanks.
For more information, contact Ryan Yarosh at ryarosh@ binghamton.edu.
Financial aid experts offer Feb. 4 workshop
Binghamton University and Broome Community College will hold a financial aid workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in LH-10.
The free workshop is being held in support of SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day.
Financial aid experts from BU and BCC will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance with applications, types of aid available and the award process.
Representatives from the Educational Talent Search, a federally funded educational opportunities program, will provide tips on completing the 2006-07 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form required for all financial aid. They will also present information about the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Families planning to attend should bring their 2004 or 2005 tax returns, bank statements and 2004 untaxed income statements.
Register online at www.suny.edu/student or by calling 800-342-3811. For more information, call the Binghamton University Financial Aid Office at 777-2428.
Central Stores to close
Staples Business Advantage will provide next-day delivery to campus departments ordering office supplies beginning Feb. 6.
With this enhanced service from Staples, Central Stores will cease operation. The four remaining items handled by Central Stores — copy paper, 3-by-5 return address labels, intercampus envelopes and examination “blue books” — are available through Staples or other state contractors.
This change will streamline delivery of these supplies to campus offices and allow warehouse and expediting staff to focus on other campus needs. More information can be found at http://facilities.binghamton.edu/staples.htm.
Meanwhile, the Copy Center will permit the campus community to buy paper at cost, currently $2.02 per ream or $20.16 per 10-ream carton. Charges to department/school budgets require the permission of the chair or dean. Personal use purchases are permitted at slightly higher rates.
Contact Linda Von Esch at 777-2409 or email@example.com for details.
Anthropology lectures will focus on ancient Amazonia
The Department of Anthropology will offer a lecture series titled “New Perspectives on Ancient Amazonia” as part of the Dean’s Workshop Series for the spring semester.
Presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. in SL-212.
The first talk, on Feb. 8, will feature Michael J. Heckenberger of the University of Florida, Gainesville on the topic “Polity and Personhood in Ancient Amazonia: Placing Humans in Anthropogenic Landscapes.”
For more information, including the full schedule, call Peter Stahl at 777-2557 or visit http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~pstahl/amazon2.html.