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November 02, 2006  Volume 28, No. 11
MSW department receives accreditation
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has accredited Binghamton University’s master of social work program through 2010, when the department will again submit materials to undergo “reaffirmation,” said Associate Professor Laura Bronstein, department chair.

The accreditation process began in 2003, when Binghamton submitted an application to CSWE for program candidacy status. Additional documentation was submitted in 2004, followed by submission of a self-study in 2005. A CSWE commission reviewed the documents and supporting materials and granted approval for a site visit in 2006. A three-person team then visited campus for three days last May.

Binghamton officials received word about the accreditation in October.

Bronstein said the decision will help with recruiting new faculty and students.

The University first awarded MSW degrees in 2005. Students complete the MSW in two to 3 years. There are now 130 students in the program. The MSW program was initially part of the School of Education and Human Development and became a department within the new College of Community and Public Affairs on July 1.

Flu clinics set Flu clinics set for November
The annual Binghamton University employee flu vaccine clinics and health information table have been scheduled for 6:45-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Physical Facilities Break Room; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the UU-East Lounge; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in UUW-324.

Services are provided by UHS Occupational Health Services for $20 per vaccine, payable by cash or check. The clinics, sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program, are open to the campus community and family members.

For more details, call 777-6655 or e-mail dcampbell@ binghamton.edu.

Tremain takes post as assistant dean
Lindsay Tremain was recently named assistant dean for academic services and policies.

Tremain, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Binghamton, served on the Binghamton Alumni Board of Directors from 1993-1996 and was board secretary from 1996-1999.

In 15 years at Broome Community College, she was staff associate in institutional research and assistant dean in the Applied Sciences Division. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2001.

Tremain conveys, applies and interprets University and Graduate School policies and procedures as they pertain to graduate students; oversees the Graduate School Web site; and coordinates graduate alumni relations. She reviews petitions for academic services, full-time status, tuition scholarship compliance, course registration, status certifications, leaves and policy exceptions; approves curricular changes to existing courses, coordinates fellowships and monitors degree progress, thesis and dissertation submission and degree conferral.

Her publications and presentations include Hofstra University’s Babe Ruth conference, five sessions of Baseball and American Culture sponsored by the State University College at Oneonta and the Baseball Hall of Fame and articles relating to baseball’s history, social and cultural influences.

Pop culture expert to address Harpur Forum
Robert Thompson, founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University, will speak to the Harpur Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Thompson, a scholar of pop culture, is one of America’s most quoted experts on topics ranging from Survivor to aviator sunglasses.

His talk, titled “American Television: State of the Art,” will begin at 8 a.m. at the Binghamton Club. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. RSVP to 777-4390 or ebacklun@binghamton.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08